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7th Jun '18 7:42:22 PM costanton11
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': WordOfGod confirms this happens to Heather when they go to the Amazon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': WordOfGod confirms this happens to Heather when they go to the Amazon.
26th May '18 5:59:03 PM ultimomant
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* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'': Religious nutjob Monji Gatou ends up summoning the incredibly powerful Arcueid Brunestud as Berserker. Due to his complete ignorance of anything regarding the Holy Grail War, and the fact that as Berserker, Arcueid can't talk or even communicate to correct him, he thinks that she is a god.

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* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'': Religious nutjob Monji Gatou ends up summoning the incredibly powerful Arcueid Brunestud as Berserker. Due to his complete ignorance of anything regarding the Holy Grail War, and the fact that as Berserker, Arcueid can't talk or even communicate to correct him, he thinks that she is a god. [[spoiler:When they are both dying, Arcueid regains her ability to speak and gently corrects his misconceptions about her.]]
23rd May '18 8:25:24 PM merotoker
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* In ''[[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Ultimate X-Men]]'', the alien [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] called the Phoenix Force is worshiped as a God by a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Scientology-esque cult]]. Speaking of Phoenix, in the canon run of the mutant titles Shi'ar renegade Deathbird once came knocking with her own method of drawing power from a divine entity called "Phalkon". It turned out to be Phoenix. The Phoenix Force had manifested in the Shi'ar galaxy long before it ever got involved with anyone from Earth.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Ultimate X-Men]]'', the alien [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] {{Energy Being|s}} called the Phoenix Force is worshiped as a God by a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Scientology-esque cult]]. Speaking of Phoenix, in the canon run of the mutant titles Shi'ar renegade Deathbird once came knocking with her own method of drawing power from a divine entity called "Phalkon". It turned out to be Phoenix. The Phoenix Force had manifested in the Shi'ar galaxy long before it ever got involved with anyone from Earth.



** Issue #4 of Age of Heroes shows that when he was frozen and discovered by native people, Captain America was worshipped as a god of cold and sea because coinidentally they started catching more fish. Namor was interpreted as his angel. In modern day some of the older generation still keep faith while the generation after largely rejects him.

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** Issue #4 of Age of Heroes shows that when he was frozen and discovered by native people, Captain America was worshipped as a god of cold and sea because coinidentally coincidentally they started catching more fish. Namor was interpreted as his angel. In modern day some of the older generation still keep faith while the generation after largely rejects him.



* ''[[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey We Shrunk Ourselves]]'': Gordon, at three-quarters of an inch tall, rigs up the stereo to become a loudspeaker and chews out the {{Hormone Addled Teenager}}s [[OverprotectiveDad hitting on his daughter]], telling them "This is the voice of... GOD.", scaring them out of the house.

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* ''[[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey We Shrunk Ourselves]]'': ''Film/HoneyWeShrunkOurselves'': Gordon, at three-quarters of an inch tall, rigs up the stereo to become a loudspeaker and chews out the {{Hormone Addled Teenager}}s [[OverprotectiveDad hitting on his daughter]], telling them "This is the voice of... GOD.", scaring them out of the house.



** Also from Weber the Literature/{{Safehold}} series has the Church Of God Awaiting,in which a bunch of megalomaniacs set themselves up as "archangels" through {{Brainwashing}} and [[ClarkesThirdLaw sufficiently advanced technology]].

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** Also from Weber the Literature/{{Safehold}} series has the Church Of God Awaiting,in which a bunch of megalomaniacs set themselves up as "archangels" through {{Brainwashing}} {{brainwash|ed}}ing and [[ClarkesThirdLaw sufficiently advanced technology]].



* In ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'', a group of Satanists in France become convinced that the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Grex]] are the LegionsOfHell come to bring about the end times, and [[TheQuisling declare loyalty to them]]. The Grex make use of them by turning them into [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrids]] and having them conduct sabotage behind the front lines.

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* In ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'', a group of Satanists in France become convinced that the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Grex]] are the LegionsOfHell TheLegionsOfHell come to bring about the end times, and [[TheQuisling declare loyalty to them]]. The Grex make use of them by turning them into [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrids]] and having them conduct sabotage behind the front lines.



* In the British children's program ''Series/RogerAndTheRottenTrolls'', all one needed to do to become a God-king of the trolls was to stand in the middle of an abandoned quarry and yell "Roger was here", as the trolls had an ancient document (graffiti on the wall of the quarry) that said those exact words.
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* In the British children's program ''Series/RogerAndTheRottenTrolls'', ''Series/RogerAndTheRottentrolls'', all one needed to do to become a God-king of the trolls was to stand in the middle of an abandoned quarry and yell "Roger was here", as the trolls had an ancient document (graffiti on the wall of the quarry) that said those exact words.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''

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** {{Subverted| trope}} Season 17's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore," the episode where Mr. Burns outsources the nuclear plant to India and Homer acts like a god. The Indians are well aware he's just a man, but they still worship him because he tells them about such secrets as 'overtime' and 'holidays'.

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** {{Subverted| trope}} {{Subverted|trope}} in Season 17's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore," the episode where Mr. Burns outsources the nuclear plant to India and Homer acts like a god. The Indians are well aware he's just a man, but they still worship him because he tells them about such secrets as 'overtime' and 'holidays'.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', technologically advanced but naive alien Warmonga sees an image of Dr. Drakken in a transmission and believes him to be the [[TheChosenOne "Great Blue"]], who according to prophecy will lead her people in conquest.
** Warmonga is tricked again when Shego, [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou unwilling to let someone else beat Kim]], calls Kim's friends for help. One of Kim's brothers, wearing a blue school {{mascot}} outfit, convinces Warmonga that ''he'' is the real "Great Blue", causing her to abandon Drakken as a fraud and (as the "Great Blue" directs) leave.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', technologically advanced but naive alien Warmonga sees an image of Dr. Drakken in a transmission and believes him to be the [[TheChosenOne "Great Blue"]], who according to prophecy will lead her people in conquest.
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conquest. Warmonga is tricked again when Shego, [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou unwilling to let someone else beat Kim]], calls Kim's friends for help. One of Kim's brothers, wearing a blue school {{mascot}} outfit, convinces Warmonga that ''he'' is the real "Great Blue", causing her to abandon Drakken as a fraud and (as the "Great Blue" directs) leave.



* Happens to Dagget in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers''. He and Norbert were after "knots" in the wood, and Dagget pushed one out of a tree (sacred to a bunch of female raccoons on the other side) and wound up in their land with the knot balanced on his head. He rather enjoyed being "The Mighty Knothead" until he learned that he had to become the boyfriend/husband of The High Priestess.

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* Happens to ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'':
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Dagget in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers''. He and Norbert were after "knots" in the wood, and Dagget pushed one out of a tree (sacred to a bunch of female raccoons on the other side) and wound up in their land with the knot balanced on his head. He rather enjoyed being "The Mighty Knothead" until he learned that he had to become the boyfriend/husband of The High Priestess.
17th May '18 4:44:11 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Games", the VillainOfTheWeek relates how he convinced the locals to mine their {{Power Crystal}}s for him. Knowing of a local legend where the gods struck down someone with a BoltOfDivineRetribution, he claimed the gods had sent him to collect their crystals, then gunned down the priests who objected with a remote-controlled laser rifle.
** In "Deliverance", the descendants of an AfterTheEnd society await a god from the skies with the knowledge to launch the [[TheArk rocket with genetic bank]] to [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture start their race on another world]]. Avon is [[AwesomeEgo entirely willing to take on the role]].
21st Mar '18 2:30:07 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', a reporter reveals that he was once mistaken for a deity by a primitive tribe.
** Though since he was flirting at the time, this may have been facetious.

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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', a reporter reveals that he was once mistaken for a deity by a primitive tribe.
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tribe. Though since he was flirting at the time, this may have been facetious.


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* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'': Religious nutjob Monji Gatou ends up summoning the incredibly powerful Arcueid Brunestud as Berserker. Due to his complete ignorance of anything regarding the Holy Grail War, and the fact that as Berserker, Arcueid can't talk or even communicate to correct him, he thinks that she is a god.
19th Feb '18 12:25:49 AM Linda58
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'''s third season episode ''[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]'' has [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Evil Queen]] disguise herself as Ursula, the ancient goddess of the sea, to trick Ariel into helping her capture Snow White. The real Ursula is not happy about this: she makes herself known to Regina, threatening her that if she ever tries impersonating the goddess again, Regina will find out just how real Ursula is.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'''s third season episode ''[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]'' has [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Evil Queen]] disguise herself as Ursula, the ancient goddess of the sea, to trick Ariel into helping her capture Snow White. The real Ursula is not happy about this: she makes herself known to Regina, threatening her that if she ever tries impersonating the goddess again, Regina will find out just how real Ursula is. Interesting when Ursula appears later in the show, she's considerably less powerful than Regina (away from the sea at least), making this a rather empty threat.
6th Feb '18 6:51:43 PM M84
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** When the priest encounters Cortez and his forces he immediately bows to the conquistador, since the imposing armored mounted man fits the image of destructive godliness the priest idolizes. Cortez plays along after noticing the priest's gold jewelry, realizing that the priest can lead him to more gold.

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** When the priest encounters Cortez and his forces he immediately bows to the conquistador, since the imposing armored mounted man fits the image of destructive godliness the priest idolizes. Cortez plays along after noticing the priest's gold jewelry, realizing that the priest can lead him to more gold.
27th Jan '18 12:44:17 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Walking Dead", Mac pretends to be Baron Samedi (or, more accurately, he takes the place of a HollywoodVoodoo priest who is pretending to be Baron Samedi).

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "Walking Dead", Mac pretends to be Baron Samedi (or, more accurately, he takes the place of a HollywoodVoodoo priest who is pretending to be Baron Samedi).
24th Jan '18 8:26:06 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In "The Faithful", Thomas Coville was an Average Joe with a shitty life until one day when he was rescued by Supergirl. After studying several Kryptonian artifacts and documents, he concludes that the Kryptonian god Rao is the TopGod and that beings like Superman and Supergirl are members of his pantheon. He starts a cult that regularly worships and prays to Supergirl. The cult takes things too far by setting up disasters like fires and bombings so that Supergirl can save the day and the survivors will have been "baptized" by Supergirl and be recruited. Supergirl puts an end to it by cutting her palm with a metal shard after being exposed to kryptonite. Thomas' followers leave once they see Supergirl is just as mortal as them. Despite being arrested, Thomas continues to believe in and worship Supergirl. In "Reign", Thomas calls Supergirl from prison and warns her of the arrival of Reign, the Worldkiller, whom he believes is the Devil.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In "The Faithful", Thomas Coville was an Average Joe with a shitty life until one day when he was rescued by Supergirl. After studying several Kryptonian artifacts and documents, he concludes that the Kryptonian god Rao is the TopGod and that beings like Superman and Supergirl are members of his pantheon. He starts a cult that regularly worships and prays to Supergirl. The cult takes things too far by setting up disasters like fires and bombings so that Supergirl can save the day and the survivors will have been "baptized" by Supergirl and be recruited. Supergirl puts an end to it by cutting her palm with a metal shard after being exposed to kryptonite. Thomas' followers leave once they see Supergirl is just as mortal as them. Despite being arrested, Thomas continues to believe in and worship Supergirl. In "Reign", Thomas calls Supergirl from prison and warns her of the arrival of Reign, the Worldkiller, whom he believes is the Devil. [[spoiler:In "Legion of Super Heroes", Thomas loses faith in Supergirl due to her losing a fight to Reign and decides to worship Reign instead. She frees him from prison and he becomes her servant.]]
20th Jan '18 11:05:49 AM Malady
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*** "Who Watches The Watchers?" features a specific discussion of this trope: that is, how do you talk a race out of this without destroying them? At the climax Picard is only able to convince them that he is not a God by daring the religious zealot to shoot him with the bow and arrow he was threatening someone else with. [[spoiler: He takes the shot and is shocked to see Picard lying on the ground and bleeding.]] This only really works because this species tends to adopt mostly rational ideas. They voluntarily gave up religion in favor of pragmatism even before reaching their equivalent of [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution the Industrial Revolution]].

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*** "Who Watches The Watchers?" features a specific discussion of this trope: that is, how do you talk a race out of this without destroying them? At the climax Picard is only able to convince them that he is not a God by daring the religious zealot to shoot him with the bow and arrow he was threatening someone else with. [[spoiler: He takes the shot and is shocked to see Picard lying on the ground and bleeding.]] This only really works because this species tends to adopt mostly rational ideas. They voluntarily gave up religion in favor of pragmatism even before reaching their equivalent of [[GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution the Industrial Revolution]].UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution.
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