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8th Jan '16 3:15:49 PM Discar
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* [[spoiler:Tenchi]] of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' turns out to be the human avatar of the god that created the Tenchi multiverse (yes, that includes Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure and Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld.), and who is above even the Tenchiverse's three resident ''Choushin'' (lit. "[[OurGodsAreGreater super-deities]]"). He [[AmnesiacGod has no direct memory of this]], but has recently been told about it.
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* [[spoiler:Tenchi]] of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' turns out to be the human avatar of the god that created the Tenchi multiverse (yes, that includes Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure and Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld.), and who is above even the Tenchiverse's three resident ''Choushin'' (lit. "[[OurGodsAreGreater "[[OurGodsAreDifferent super-deities]]"). He [[AmnesiacGod has no direct memory of this]], but has recently been told about it.
4th Jan '16 10:48:24 PM DarkSoldier
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* {{Jesus}} in Literature/TheBible, according to [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]], at any rate; [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jews]] have another tale to tell... [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] split the difference. In fact, seeing as Literature/TheBible claims that "God made man in His image", this Trope seems to make perfect sense, in a way, depending on how you interpret it.
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* {{Jesus}} in Literature/TheBible, according to [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]], at any rate; [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jews]] have another tale to tell... tell, while [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] split the difference. In fact, seeing as Literature/TheBible claims that "God made man in His image", image," this Trope trope seems to make perfect sense, in a way, depending on how you interpret it.

** As Hinduism is often seen as a Pantheistic religion, all of reality can go under the umbrella of God in X Form.
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** As Hinduism is often seen as a Pantheistic pantheistic religion, all of reality can go under the umbrella of God in X Form.

** Similarly, Demeter became nursemaid to King Celeus' son Triptolemus when she was too exhausted to continue the search for her own daughter. She wanted to make Triptolemus a god by covering him in ambrosia and putting him in the fire, but was unable to complete the process due to his mother Metanira walking in on her and freaking out. Demeter got a little annoyed, but unlike the more vengeful gods, she understood Metanira's feelings and groomed Triptolemus to be the first priest of her Eleusinian Mysteries as consolation.
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** Similarly, Demeter became nursemaid to King Celeus' Celeus's son Triptolemus when she was too exhausted to continue the search for her own daughter. She wanted to make Triptolemus a god by covering him in ambrosia and putting him in the fire, but was unable to complete the process due to his mother Metanira walking in on her and freaking out. Demeter got a little annoyed, but unlike the more vengeful gods, she understood Metanira's feelings and groomed Triptolemus to be the first priest of her Eleusinian Mysteries as consolation.

** TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} has "The Traveler" who is rumored to walk the world in thousands of humanoid guises.
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** "The Traveler" in TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} has "The Traveler" who is rumored to walk the world in thousands of humanoid guises.

** The Eldar can call forth the avatar of their god of war into one of their own for combat.
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** The In desperate times, the Eldar can call forth the avatar of their god of war into will designate one of their own for combat.as the Young King, who is ritually sacrificed to awaken the Avatar of Khaela Mensha Khaine, their bloody-handed god of war, to walk the battlefield and lay waste to their enemies. In the fiction, it [[TheWorfEffect tends to get punked]].

*** One of the C'tan, the Deceiver, often takes on a human (or alien) form in order to [[ChessMaster manipulate people to do his bidding]]. Seeing how the C'tan are heavily inspired by Lovecraftian deities, he's essentially 40k's version of the aformentioned Nyarlathotep. ** In both [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]] and [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy]], Chaos Demons are weak forms of the chaos gods. * ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' has the gods occasionally take on human form in order to conceive the titular Scions. One divine power, Avatar, allows them to temporarily lower their Legend to make the job easier (the higher a god's Legend, the more power they have to expend to take on physical form). * A mummy class enemy in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld''. They can be good or evil depending on how the GM wants to portray them and are going to opposed on the orders of [[AboveGoodAndEvil The Powers That Be]] either way. Your player character will likely come close to this too.
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*** One of the C'tan, the Deceiver, often takes on a human (or alien) form in order to [[ChessMaster manipulate people to do his bidding]]. Seeing how the C'tan are heavily inspired by Lovecraftian deities, he's essentially 40k's version of the aformentioned aforementioned Nyarlathotep. ** In both [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]] and [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy]], Chaos Demons daemons are weak forms reflections of the chaos Chaos gods. * ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' has the gods occasionally take on human form in order to conceive the titular eponymous Scions. One divine power, Avatar, allows them to temporarily lower their Legend to make the job easier (the higher a god's Legend, the more power they have to expend to take on physical form). * A mummy class enemy in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld''. They can be good or evil evil, depending on how the GM wants to portray them them, and are going to be opposed on the orders of [[AboveGoodAndEvil The Powers That Be]] either way. Your player character will likely come close to this this, too.

** The big Reveal in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is that not only is the Elven Pantheon real, at least two of its members are walking Thedas in humanoid forms. Mythal, goddess of Love and Justice, [[spoiler:is ''Flemeth'']], while Fen'harel the Dread Wolf is [[spoiler:your ally ''Solas''.]]
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** The big Reveal TheReveal in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is that not only is the Elven Pantheon elven pantheon real, at least two of its members are walking Thedas in humanoid forms. forms: Mythal, goddess of Love and Justice, [[spoiler:is ''Flemeth'']], while and Fen'harel the Dread Wolf Wolf. They walk Thedas [[spoiler:as Flemeth and Solas respectively. Flemeth is [[spoiler:your ally ''Solas''.the FusionDance of the original mortal human Flemeth and what was left of Mythal after she was murdered. Solas's true nature is more vague. It's also unclear whether or not the elven pantheon were ever truly gods in the first place.]]

* ''MortalKombat'''s Raiden, Thunder God and protector of Earthrealm. Originally a GodOfEvil in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat the original game]], later {{retcon}}ned into a {{mentor}} for the good guys. ([[RetCanon By way of]] [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]]) Once an Elder God, he later took human form to assist the heroes in their defense of Earthrealm.
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* ''MortalKombat'''s Raiden, Thunder God thunder god and protector of Earthrealm. Originally a GodOfEvil in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat the original game]], later {{retcon}}ned into a {{mentor}} for the good guys. ([[RetCanon By way of]] [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]]) Once an Elder God, he later took human form to assist the heroes in their defense of Earthrealm.

* [[spoiler: Miang]], the BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', is essentially the physical avatar of Deus, created 10,000 before the beginning of the game, manipulating history in order to orchestrate its revival.
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* [[spoiler: Miang]], the The BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' is essentially the physical avatar of Deus, created 10,000 years before the beginning of the game, manipulating history in order to orchestrate its revival.

* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Javik explains that the Protheans believed that certain beliefs or concepts could manifest in physical form, being found in the truly extraordinary people in the Galaxy. For his actions during the Prothean-Reaper War, Javik was identified as the Avatar of Vengeance. ** He later states his belief that Shepard is the current Cycle's Avatar of Victory.
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Javik explains that the Protheans believed that certain beliefs or concepts could manifest in physical form, being found in the truly extraordinary people in the Galaxy. For his actions during the Prothean-Reaper War, Javik was identified as the Avatar of Vengeance. \n** He later states his belief that Shepard is the current Cycle's Avatar of Victory.

* ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has two of the Elven gods, Mythal and Fen'Harel, running around in mortal forms [[spoiler:as Flemeth and Solas respectively. Flemeth is the FusionDance of the original mortal human Flemeth and what was left of Mythal after she was murdered. Solas' true nature is more vague. It's also unclear whether or not the Elven Pantheon were ever truly gods in the first place.]]
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* ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has two of the Elven gods, Mythal and Fen'Harel, running around in mortal forms [[spoiler:as Flemeth and Solas respectively. Flemeth is the FusionDance of the original mortal human Flemeth and what was left of Mythal after she was murdered. Solas' true nature is more vague. It's also unclear whether or not the Elven Pantheon were ever truly gods in the first place.]]
2nd Dec '15 7:43:35 PM FF32
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* Alex from ''CaptainSNES'' is a [[ThankTheMaker Creator In Sprite Form]]. This makes his predecessor, [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Kevin Keene]], also one in that continuity.
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* Alex from ''CaptainSNES'' ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' is a [[ThankTheMaker Creator In Sprite Form]]. This makes his predecessor, [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Kevin Keene]], also one in that continuity.
22nd Sep '15 5:33:54 AM Adept
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* [[spoiler:Tenchi]] of ''TenchiMuyo'' turns out to be the human avatar of the god that created the Tenchi multiverse (yes, that includes Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure and Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld.), and who is above even the Tenchiverse's three resident ''Choushin'' (lit. "[[OurGodsAreGreater super-deities]]"). He [[AmnesiacGod has no direct memory of this]], but has recently been told about it. * Jesus and Buddha from ''SaintYoungMen'' are buddies who decided to spend their vacation on Earth.
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* [[spoiler:Tenchi]] of ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' turns out to be the human avatar of the god that created the Tenchi multiverse (yes, that includes Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure and Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld.), and who is above even the Tenchiverse's three resident ''Choushin'' (lit. "[[OurGodsAreGreater super-deities]]"). He [[AmnesiacGod has no direct memory of this]], but has recently been told about it. * Jesus and Buddha from ''SaintYoungMen'' ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' are buddies who decided to spend their vacation on Earth.
14th Sep '15 4:28:34 AM Morgenthaler
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Anna Milton is an Angel Unaware.
* Anna Milton on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ** In the Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: Chuck is implied to be the much-mentioned missing God.]]
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* Anna Milton on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ** ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In the Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: Chuck Shurley]] is implied to be the much-mentioned missing God.]]
14th Sep '15 4:14:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Jasmine fits this trope: [[spoiler:supposedly a former PowersThatBe who comes from another dimension to spread peace and love, albeit doing a lot of horrific things to allow herself to be incarnated bodily. She also achieves her aims through mind control and eating people.]] ** Also Illyria. The loss of powers was definitely not an intended result in her case. *** Illyria is actually only an Old One, a group is very powerful and old pure demons. Her title as God-King is self given. **** If she's to be believed (and while Illyria is quite prone to boasting, it never seems idle), gods worshiped her as a god. The Old Ones aren't just demons, they're ''demon gods''. * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Anya wasn't exactly a god, but a demon with a great deal of power (granting wishes to scorned women). Then she got trapped in the form of a normal high-school girl. ** Also Glory. In her case the human form was not just a different personality, but a different body and gender that Glory periodically broke out of to assume her own shape and at least some of her powers.
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* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ** Jasmine fits this trope: [[spoiler:supposedly is supposedly a former PowersThatBe who comes from another dimension to spread peace and love, albeit doing a lot of horrific things to allow herself to be incarnated bodily. She also achieves her aims through mind control and eating people.]] people. ** Also Illyria. The loss of powers was definitely not an intended result in her case. *** case. Illyria is actually only an Old One, a group is very powerful and old pure demons. Her title as God-King is self given. **** given. If she's to be believed (and while Illyria is quite prone to boasting, it never seems idle), gods worshiped her as a god. The Old Ones aren't just demons, they're ''demon gods''. * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ** Anya wasn't exactly a god, but a demon with a great deal of power (granting wishes to scorned women). Then she got trapped in the form of a normal high-school girl. ** Also Glory. In Glory--in her case the human form was not just a different personality, but a different body and gender that Glory periodically broke out of to assume her own shape and at least some of her powers.

* Some Ancients in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would chose to descend from their "[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]]" status, forfeiting all of the cosmic enlightenment (and in some cases, the memories) they gained while in that form. Also Daniel. Some of them (like [[spoiler:Merlin]]) "cheat" by descending to human form while keeping the advanced knowledge of the Ancients, and come back as a more "advanced" form of human with PsychicPowers. And [[spoiler:Daniel has more Ancient knowledge than he's "supposed" to, or at least did one of the two times he descended]]. ** While the Ancients [[AGodIAmNot insist that they're not gods and refuse to act like them]], their {{Evil Counterpart}}s the Ori revel in their claim of godhood, and they pull this same trick in the form of Adria. None of them are willing to take a power downgrade by personally descending to human form, so they create a human-Ori hybrid that's "[[EvolutionaryLevels more evolved]]" than standard humans and packed with as much of the knowledge of the Ori as her upgraded human brain can handle. Adria serves as the Oirici, a [[DarkMessiah messiah figure]] in the Ori's [[PathOfInspiration religion]] and serves as a way for them to more directly intervene in the Milky Way, but do so without giving the Ancients an excuse to fight back before the Ori are ready. [[spoiler:Until all the Ori are killed, and then Adria ascends and takes on ''all'' of the power of the Ori.]]
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': ** Some Ancients in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would chose to descend from their "[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]]" status, forfeiting all of the cosmic enlightenment (and in some cases, the memories) they gained while in that form. Also Daniel. Some of them (like [[spoiler:Merlin]]) "cheat" by descending to human form while keeping the advanced knowledge of the Ancients, and come back as a more "advanced" form of human with PsychicPowers. And [[spoiler:Daniel has more Ancient knowledge than he's "supposed" to, or at least did one of the two times he descended]]. ** While the Ancients [[AGodIAmNot insist that they're not gods and refuse to act like them]], their {{Evil Counterpart}}s the Ori revel in their claim of godhood, and they pull this same trick in the form of Adria. None of them are willing to take a power downgrade by personally descending to human form, so they create a human-Ori hybrid that's "[[EvolutionaryLevels more evolved]]" than standard humans and packed with as much of the knowledge of the Ori as her upgraded human brain can handle. Adria serves as the Oirici, Orici, a [[DarkMessiah messiah figure]] in the Ori's [[PathOfInspiration religion]] and serves as a way for them to more directly intervene in the Milky Way, but do so without giving the Ancients an excuse to fight back before the Ori are ready. [[spoiler:Until all the Ori are killed, and then Adria ascends and takes on ''all'' of the power of the Ori.]]

* {{Jesus}} in Literature/TheBible, according to [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]], at any rate; [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jews]] have another tale to tell... [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] split the difference. ** In fact, seeing as Literature/TheBible claims that "God made man in His image", this Trope seems to make perfect sense, in a way, depending on how you interpret it.
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* {{Jesus}} in Literature/TheBible, according to [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christians]], at any rate; [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jews]] have another tale to tell... [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] split the difference. ** difference. In fact, seeing as Literature/TheBible claims that "God made man in His image", this Trope seems to make perfect sense, in a way, depending on how you interpret it.
14th Sep '15 4:11:04 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Live-action TV Shows]] * In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Jasmine fits this trope: [[spoiler:supposedly a former PowersThatBe who comes from another dimension to spread peace and love, albeit doing a lot of horrific things to allow herself to be incarnated bodily. She also achieves her aims through mind control and eating people.]] ** Also Illyria. The loss of powers was definitely not an intended result in her case. *** Illyria is actually only an Old One, a group is very powerful and old pure demons. Her title as God-King is self given. **** If she's to be believed (and while Illyria is quite prone to boasting, it never seems idle), gods worshiped her as a god. The Old Ones aren't just demons, they're ''demon gods''. * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Anya wasn't exactly a god, but a demon with a great deal of power (granting wishes to scorned women). Then she got trapped in the form of a normal high-school girl. ** Also Glory. In her case the human form was not just a different personality, but a different body and gender that Glory periodically broke out of to assume her own shape and at least some of her powers. * Leo in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', after AscendingToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ''twice''. The second time was the reason for his depowering and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind wipe]], as he had betrayed the set of gods he became part of for another more powerful set of gods. * In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, there are a couple of instances of Time Lords locking away their Time Lord identities and memories, and assuming human form. The Doctor does it to escape a family of short-lived assassins. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Master did the same thing to escape the Time War]]. * This was done in ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''. And [[spoiler:Kite/Animus]] ended up taking away the team's powers because of the current state of the environment. * Steven Baxter in ''Series/TheSecondComing'' is a very ordinary, not particularly bright bloke who suddenly finds out he's the son of God. He only discovers what he's supposed to do little by little. [[spoiler: Killing him, in his human form, means that God dies. His dual nature makes it all [[TearJerker incredibly sad]]: though the death of God is supposed to be a good thing and he eventually accepts this, Steven is also very much human and doesn't want to die at all.]] * Some Ancients in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would chose to descend from their "[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]]" status, forfeiting all of the cosmic enlightenment (and in some cases, the memories) they gained while in that form. Also Daniel. Some of them (like [[spoiler:Merlin]]) "cheat" by descending to human form while keeping the advanced knowledge of the Ancients, and come back as a more "advanced" form of human with PsychicPowers. And [[spoiler:Daniel has more Ancient knowledge than he's "supposed" to, or at least did one of the two times he descended]]. ** While the Ancients [[AGodIAmNot insist that they're not gods and refuse to act like them]], their {{Evil Counterpart}}s the Ori revel in their claim of godhood, and they pull this same trick in the form of Adria. None of them are willing to take a power downgrade by personally descending to human form, so they create a human-Ori hybrid that's "[[EvolutionaryLevels more evolved]]" than standard humans and packed with as much of the knowledge of the Ori as her upgraded human brain can handle. Adria serves as the Oirici, a [[DarkMessiah messiah figure]] in the Ori's [[PathOfInspiration religion]] and serves as a way for them to more directly intervene in the Milky Way, but do so without giving the Ancients an excuse to fight back before the Ori are ready. [[spoiler:Until all the Ori are killed, and then Adria ascends and takes on ''all'' of the power of the Ori.]] * In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Q got demoted to mortal as punishment from the other Qs. Later, the same happened to his son. * Anna Milton on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ** In the Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: Chuck is implied to be the much-mentioned missing God.]] * Happens a few times in ''Series/TrueBlood'': Maryann was trying to either directly summon or just entice Dionysus to appear to her this way; the Faerie Elder wasn't actually a "god" but had this sort of reputation amongst her people; the Norris clan believed themselves to be the coupling of [[HalfHumanHybrid the Panther Spirit and a human]], thus were all incarnations of a higher power, and thus needed to "[[IncestIsRelative keep the bloodline pure]]" leading to all the [[VillainousIncest worst possible traits coming to the forefront]]. The fifth season brought us the Sanguinistas, a group of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Vampire religious fanatics who were also secretly half the governing Vampire Authority]]. They believed Lilith to be the First Vampire, created "before Adam and Eve" and in "God's true image", with humans literally just food for them. After her death she [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence became something more than physical]]. Drinking enough of the supposed Blood of Lilith, they began seeing her incarnate from a puddle of blood, calling to each of them to "be her prophet" and invoke this trope. It was all implied to be a long series of hallucination caused by the ancient blood. [[spoiler:Until, after they all killed each other and the rest of the council in a bid for power, Bill was the last one standing drank ALL the blood, proceeded to melt into a blood-puddle and die (in that order), then emerge back from it just as Lilith had. [[OhCrap This understandably freaked out Sookie and Eric]].]] [[/folder]]


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[[folder:Live-action TV]] * In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Jasmine fits this trope: [[spoiler:supposedly a former PowersThatBe who comes from another dimension to spread peace and love, albeit doing a lot of horrific things to allow herself to be incarnated bodily. She also achieves her aims through mind control and eating people.]] ** Also Illyria. The loss of powers was definitely not an intended result in her case. *** Illyria is actually only an Old One, a group is very powerful and old pure demons. Her title as God-King is self given. **** If she's to be believed (and while Illyria is quite prone to boasting, it never seems idle), gods worshiped her as a god. The Old Ones aren't just demons, they're ''demon gods''. * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Anya wasn't exactly a god, but a demon with a great deal of power (granting wishes to scorned women). Then she got trapped in the form of a normal high-school girl. ** Also Glory. In her case the human form was not just a different personality, but a different body and gender that Glory periodically broke out of to assume her own shape and at least some of her powers. * Leo in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', after AscendingToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ''twice''. The second time was the reason for his depowering and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind wipe]], as he had betrayed the set of gods he became part of for another more powerful set of gods. * In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, there are a couple of instances of Time Lords locking away their Time Lord identities and memories, and assuming human form. The Doctor does it to escape a family of short-lived assassins. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Master did the same thing to escape the Time War]]. * This was done in ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''. And [[spoiler:Kite/Animus]] ended up taking away the team's powers because of the current state of the environment. * Steven Baxter in ''Series/TheSecondComing'' is a very ordinary, not particularly bright bloke who suddenly finds out he's the son of God. He only discovers what he's supposed to do little by little. [[spoiler: Killing him, in his human form, means that God dies. His dual nature makes it all [[TearJerker incredibly sad]]: though the death of God is supposed to be a good thing and he eventually accepts this, Steven is also very much human and doesn't want to die at all.]] * Some Ancients in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would chose to descend from their "[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]]" status, forfeiting all of the cosmic enlightenment (and in some cases, the memories) they gained while in that form. Also Daniel. Some of them (like [[spoiler:Merlin]]) "cheat" by descending to human form while keeping the advanced knowledge of the Ancients, and come back as a more "advanced" form of human with PsychicPowers. And [[spoiler:Daniel has more Ancient knowledge than he's "supposed" to, or at least did one of the two times he descended]]. ** While the Ancients [[AGodIAmNot insist that they're not gods and refuse to act like them]], their {{Evil Counterpart}}s the Ori revel in their claim of godhood, and they pull this same trick in the form of Adria. None of them are willing to take a power downgrade by personally descending to human form, so they create a human-Ori hybrid that's "[[EvolutionaryLevels more evolved]]" than standard humans and packed with as much of the knowledge of the Ori as her upgraded human brain can handle. Adria serves as the Oirici, a [[DarkMessiah messiah figure]] in the Ori's [[PathOfInspiration religion]] and serves as a way for them to more directly intervene in the Milky Way, but do so without giving the Ancients an excuse to fight back before the Ori are ready. [[spoiler:Until all the Ori are killed, and then Adria ascends and takes on ''all'' of the power of the Ori.]] * In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Q got demoted to mortal as punishment from the other Qs. Later, the same happened to his son. * Anna Milton on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ** In the Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: Chuck is implied to be the much-mentioned missing God.]] * Happens a few times in ''Series/TrueBlood'': Maryann was trying to either directly summon or just entice Dionysus to appear to her this way; the Faerie Elder wasn't actually a "god" but had this sort of reputation amongst her people; the Norris clan believed themselves to be the coupling of [[HalfHumanHybrid the Panther Spirit and a human]], thus were all incarnations of a higher power, and thus needed to "[[IncestIsRelative keep the bloodline pure]]" leading to all the [[VillainousIncest worst possible traits coming to the forefront]]. The fifth season brought us the Sanguinistas, a group of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Vampire religious fanatics who were also secretly half the governing Vampire Authority]]. They believed Lilith to be the First Vampire, created "before Adam and Eve" and in "God's true image", with humans literally just food for them. After her death she [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence became something more than physical]]. Drinking enough of the supposed Blood of Lilith, they began seeing her incarnate from a puddle of blood, calling to each of them to "be her prophet" and invoke this trope. It was all implied to be a long series of hallucination caused by the ancient blood. [[spoiler:Until, after they all killed each other and the rest of the council in a bid for power, Bill was the last one standing drank ALL the blood, proceeded to melt into a blood-puddle and die (in that order), then emerge back from it just as Lilith had. [[OhCrap This understandably freaked out Sookie and Eric]].]] [[/folder]]
14th Sep '15 4:09:45 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]* In ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hindu God Hanuman descends to Earth as a human boy named Maruti because of his boredom as a result of staying in Swarglok (some FluffyCloudHeaven) for many years. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* In ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' [[spoiler: Tia Dalma]] is the goddess Calypso. This particular case was decidedly ''involuntary''; she was trapped that way by [[spoiler: Davy Jones, with a little help from the Brethren Court]], and spends the whole third movie trying to get her full power back. [[spoiler: It works]]. ** This is also parodied in the second movie, where a tribe of cannibals ''think'' for whatever reason that LoveableRogue Jack Sparrow is a GodInHumanForm. He thinks this is great- until he finds out that they intend to "release" him from said human form... [[ImAHumanitarian by eating him]]. * In ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hindu God Hanuman descends to Earth as a human boy named Maruti because of his boredom as a result of staying in Swarglok (some FluffyCloudHeaven) for many years.
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* In ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ** [[spoiler: Tia Dalma]] is the goddess Calypso. This particular case was decidedly ''involuntary''; she was trapped that way by [[spoiler: Davy Jones, with a little help from the Brethren Court]], and spends the whole third movie trying to get her full power back. [[spoiler: It works]]. ** This is also parodied in the second movie, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where a tribe of cannibals ''think'' for whatever reason that LoveableRogue Jack Sparrow is a GodInHumanForm. He thinks this is great- until he finds out that they intend to "release" him from said human form... [[ImAHumanitarian by eating him]]. * In ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hindu God Hanuman descends to Earth as a human boy named Maruti because of his boredom as a result of staying in Swarglok (some FluffyCloudHeaven) for many years.him]].
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* [[Creator/HPLovecraft Nyarlathotep]] often appears in the form of a man. He has several other avatars as well, ranging from aforementioned human form to [[EldritchAbomination monstrous and inhuman]]. In Lovecraft's canon he appears in human form in "Nyarlathotep" (the first story he appears in), in "The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath", and (in both human and pseudo-human forms, described as looking demonic) in Lovecraft's sonnet "Fungi from Yuggoth". It's also briefly mentioned that he once took human form in the ancient Khem, better known as Egypt for modern readers. For completeness, he also appears in possibly pseudo-human form in "The Dreams in the Witch-House", in a monstrous form in "Haunter in the Dark", and one of his non-human forms is mentioned in ''Rats in the Walls''. In "Haunter in the Dark" it's somewhat implied that he gained his human form by possessing a human (most likely an egyptian pharaoh named Nephren-Ka).
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* [[Creator/HPLovecraft Nyarlathotep]] ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'': Nyarlathotep often appears in the form of a man. He has several other avatars as well, ranging from aforementioned human form to [[EldritchAbomination monstrous and inhuman]]. In Lovecraft's canon he appears in human form in "Nyarlathotep" (the first story he appears in), in "The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath", and (in both human and pseudo-human forms, described as looking demonic) in Lovecraft's sonnet "Fungi from Yuggoth". It's also briefly mentioned that he once took human form in the ancient Khem, better known as Egypt for modern readers. For completeness, he also appears in possibly pseudo-human form in "The Dreams in the Witch-House", in a monstrous form in "Haunter in the Dark", and one of his non-human forms is mentioned in ''Rats in the Walls''. In "Haunter in the Dark" it's somewhat implied that he gained his human form by possessing a human (most likely an egyptian pharaoh named Nephren-Ka).
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* Thoroughly averted in UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}. To believe that God would ever put himself in human form is not blasphemy or apostasy, it makes you non-Muslim by definition. Islam is very big on picturing God as a transcendent if benevolent being bordering on the [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] and is very critical of {{Pride}} (to say that God would take human form is to hold the human form somehow equal to Him, which is prideful on humanity's part) so it makes sense. ** In point of fact, the religion scholar Stephen Prothero has gone so far as to say that this is ''the'' defining characteristic of Islam: the belief in the transcendence of God to the point where opposition to Pride is the ''central'' aspect of the faith (and in a way, he's indisputably right: Islam is, after all, Arabic for "submission/surrender"). This is why Islam is ''very'' definite on having no images of God; some very strict Muslims believe it's wrong to create ''anything at all'' (being that only God can create).
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* Thoroughly averted in UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}. To believe that God would ever put himself in human form is not blasphemy or apostasy, it makes you non-Muslim by definition. Islam is very big on picturing God as a transcendent if benevolent being bordering on the [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] and is very critical of {{Pride}} (to say that God would take human form is to hold the human form somehow equal to Him, which is prideful on humanity's part) so it makes sense. ** sense.\\ \\ In point of fact, the religion scholar Stephen Prothero has gone so far as to say that this is ''the'' defining characteristic of Islam: the belief in the transcendence of God to the point where opposition to Pride is the ''central'' aspect of the faith (and in a way, he's indisputably right: Islam is, after all, Arabic for "submission/surrender"). This is why Islam is ''very'' definite on having no images of God; some very strict Muslims believe it's wrong to create ''anything at all'' (being that only God can create).
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