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8th Nov '17 10:53:42 PM Monsund
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' [[spoiler:Zelda is revealed to be the reincarnation of the goddess Hylia.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' [[spoiler:Zelda is revealed to be the reincarnation of the goddess Hylia. Meanwhile the end of the game, Ganon is the human reincarnation of [[SatanicArchetype the Demon King Demise]], which is confirmed in supplementary materials.]]
12th Oct '17 7:00:05 AM Derkhan
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* Played with in ''Literature/TerraIgnota'', with not one, but two characters:
** [[spoiler:J.E.D.D. Mason]] believes himself to be a god from another universe, [[DePower brought into this one and reborn in human form]] for no reason he can deduce despite his outstanding intelligence. He claims to remember his existence as that other universe's god as being timeless and without ambition, quite in contrast to his life in this universe. Since he can [[LivingLieDetector easily tell when someone is lying]] and is unable to lie himself, and seems able to read minds, the people of his bash' are convinced that he really is a god and worship him. He becomes set on finding and confronting this universe's god about his reasons for inflicting the pain of a mortal existence on him. However, whether he truly is a god or [[AGodAmI a really convincing megalomaniac]] is left up to the reader to decide when provided with the information that he was conceived and raised in isolation as a social experiment, with the goal of establishing him as the unfailable and beloved ruler of the world.
** Bridger is a thirteen-year-old boy who can literally work miracles, including curing cancer, creating life and bringing people back from the dead. However, due to being raised by loving people he is a very normal boy with human wants and fears and morals, fighting a deep-seated desire to help everyone with the knowledge that he cannot just magic everything to be perfect. He has only memories of his human life, but several people claim Bridger has no belly button, meaning he cannot have been born normally. Initially Bridger is presented as just an anomaly and a chance for the world to become a better place, but [[spoiler:J.E.D.D. Mason]] becomes convinced that he is this universe's god, raising the question of whether he really is god in disguise or a being sent to Earth by this universe's god. [[spoiler:Eventually, scared beyond reason by the people set on finding him and using him for their own means, Bridger miracles himself out of existence, leaving the questions of his origins and purpose unanswered.]]
6th Oct '17 9:52:01 AM BeerBaron
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** In the series' backstory, the [[TheMaker creator god]] Lorkhan ([[IHaveManyNames known by many names]]), was "killed" for his perceived treachery by the Aedra, who he convinced/tricked (depending on the storyteller) into creating Mundus, the mortal plane. They cut his heart from his body and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. At a few points in history, his spirit manifested in a physical form, known as "[[EternalHero Shezarrines]]". They most often appear in times of great peril for [[HumansAreSpecial mankind]], aiding mankind by, most often, killing lots and lots of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]].

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** In the series' backstory, the [[TheMaker creator god]] Lorkhan ([[IHaveManyNames known by many names]]), was "killed" for his perceived treachery by the Aedra, who he convinced/tricked (depending on the storyteller) into creating Mundus, the mortal plane. They cut his heart from his body and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. At a few points in history, his spirit manifested in a physical form, known as "[[EternalHero Shezarrines]]".Shezarrines]]" (after Lorkhan's Imperial name, Shezarr). They most often appear in times of great peril for [[HumansAreSpecial mankind]], aiding mankind by, most often, killing lots and lots of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]]. Some of the most famous include Hans the Fox (who was one of Ysgramor's 500 companions), Wulfharth Ash-King, and Pelinal Whitestrake.
5th Oct '17 11:30:20 AM BeerBaron
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** The Redguards also believe that Orgnum, King of the Maormer (Sea Elves), said to be an "immortal wizard", is an incarnation of Satakal, the serpentine god who is the fusion of the concepts of Anu and Padomay in their religion.
8th Aug '17 8:10:51 AM BeerBaron
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** Magnus, the God of Magic who served as the architect for Mundus but abandoned it part way through creation, is said to inhabit the bodies of powerful mages and lend them his power.
4th Aug '17 10:57:01 AM BeerBaron
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** The [=HoonDing=], the Yokudan/Redguard spirit of perseverance and "Make Way God", manifests itself using mortal avatars. According to some interpretations, these avatars aren't necessarily the [=HoonDing=] itself, but the [=HoonDing=] taking over and/or working through the avatar. To note:
*** Frandar Hunding was one form. Hunding led an army of "[[MasterSwordsman sword singers]]" to victory over Emperor Hira of Yokuda. He later led the Redguard people to Hammerfell and "cleansed" it of hostile threats in order to make it safe for Redguard habitation.
*** Diagna, "God of the Sideways Blade," was another. Diagna defeated the Left Handed Elves of Yokuda and later, defeated the Orcs of Orsinium at the height of its ancient power.
*** Cyrus the Restless, hero of the ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard'' spin-off game, was the most recent. Through the events of that game, Cyrus forced the [[TheEmpire Septim Empire]] into a treaty with better terms for Hammerfell while freeing the island of Stros M'Kai from its corrupt Imperial governor and the threat of a Sload necromancer.
3rd Aug '17 12:47:22 PM BeerBaron
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*** A prominent theory regarding the anonymous "Friend" who sends letters to the Dragonborn revealing the locations of Word Walls states that these are coming from Talos.
2nd Aug '17 12:11:49 PM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] questline, several of the Divines appear as unassuming victims. You can help them escape their captors/dangerous situations by giving the a [[WarpWhistle Divine Intervention scroll]], after which they will reward you with enchanted artifacts. At the very end of the main quest, Talos will appear as an old Imperial soldier named Wulf within Ghostgate. He'll wish [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] luck and give them his lucky coin, which imbues a power that dramatically increases the LuckStat for a short time.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] questline, several of the Divines appear as unassuming victims. You can help them escape their captors/dangerous situations by giving the them a [[WarpWhistle Divine Intervention scroll]], after which they will reward you with enchanted artifacts. At the very end of the main quest, Talos will appear as an old Imperial soldier named Wulf within Ghostgate. He'll wish [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] luck and give them his lucky coin, which imbues a power that dramatically increases the LuckStat for a short time.
26th Jul '17 12:31:30 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion: The Shivering Isles'', you meet the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath, in the form of a human in a purple suit. [[spoiler:At the end, ''the player character'' becomes the new Daedric Prince of Madness.]]
** In the ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, [[spoiler:it's heavily implied that the prophet is Talos in disguise]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the PlayerCharacter is a Dragonborn, a PhysicalGod with the soul of a dragon. Dragons are technically gods, being [[spoiler:a form of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aedra]], with RealityWarper powers and immortality unless their souls are consumed by another dragon or a Dragonborn]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion: The the series' backstory, the [[TheMaker creator god]] Lorkhan ([[IHaveManyNames known by many names]]), was "killed" for his perceived treachery by the Aedra, who he convinced/tricked (depending on the storyteller) into creating Mundus, the mortal plane. They cut his heart from his body and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. At a few points in history, his spirit manifested in a physical form, known as "[[EternalHero Shezarrines]]". They most often appear in times of great peril for [[HumansAreSpecial mankind]], aiding mankind by, most often, killing lots and lots of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] questline, several of the Divines appear as unassuming victims. You can help them escape their captors/dangerous situations by giving the a [[WarpWhistle Divine Intervention scroll]], after which they will reward you with enchanted artifacts. At the very end of the main quest, Talos will appear as an old Imperial soldier named Wulf within Ghostgate. He'll wish [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] luck and give them his lucky coin, which imbues a power that dramatically increases the LuckStat for a short time.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''
*** In ''The
Shivering Isles'', Isles'' expansion, you meet the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince Prince]] of Madness, [[MadGod Madness]], Sheogorath, in the form of a human man in a purple suit. [[spoiler:At the end, ''the player character'' becomes the new Daedric Prince of Madness.]]
** *** In the ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, [[spoiler:it's heavily implied that the prophet is Talos in disguise]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** The
PlayerCharacter is a Dragonborn, a PhysicalGod rare mortal gifted with the soul of a dragon. Dragons are technically gods, being [[spoiler:a form of [[DragonsAreDivine immortal]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aedra]], with RealityWarper powers Aedric]] soul of a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] by Akatosh, the draconic God of Time and immortality unless their souls are consumed by another dragon or [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Nine Divines pantheon.
*** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery, makes an appearance in
a Dragonborn]].sidequest as [[LouisCypher Sam Guivenne]], acting as a drinking buddy to the Dragonborn.
12th Jul '17 6:52:34 AM Prometheus117
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* While not exactly a human (especially if you go by his toy design, which doesn't have organic features) Mata Nui from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' went through such a phase, after having been robbed of his own body, that of a HumongousMecha PhysicalGod, and forging a new, much smaller ( this time, a mostly organic) form for himself from sand. He lives with "normal" people for a while, but later swaps his body for another giant robot to beat the BigBad. May count as a light subversion, as the people he met didn't regard him as a god, as they never even knew him, and those to whom he ''was'' a god didn't get to see him in this form.

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* While not exactly a human (especially if you go by his toy design, which doesn't have organic features) Mata Nui from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' went through such a phase, after having been robbed of his own body, that of a HumongousMecha PhysicalGod, and forging a new, much smaller ( this time, a mostly organic) form for himself from sand. He lives with "normal" people for a while, but later swaps his body for another giant robot to beat the BigBad. May count as a light subversion, as the people he met didn't regard him as a god, as they never even knew him, and those to whom he ''was'' a god didn't get to see him in this form. Also, he himself [[AGodIAmNot never saw himself as a god, even at the height of his power, and merely referred to himself as a "protector"]].
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