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24th Aug '16 1:02:01 PM MajinAkuma
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-->-- '''Kami-sama''', offering his job to Goku in ''Manga/DragonBall''

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-->-- '''Kami-sama''', '''God''', offering his job to Goku in ''Manga/DragonBall''
24th Aug '16 1:00:52 PM MajinAkuma
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* The Guardian of Earth from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is an old Namekian who calls himself Kami, literally meaning "god" (as he has long forgotten his real name), who took over from the previous Guardian. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of Kami's evil half, Kami offers the job of Guardian to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. Kami would later be replaced by Dende, another Namekian, because the heroes needed someone to fill the job after Kami fused with Piccolo. Much, much later, in ''Battle of Gods'', after the battle with Beerus the God of Destruction, his attendant Whis offers to make Goku Beerus's successor (as even Beerus isn't immortal and will die someday). Again, Goku turns it down (though he is still a god now, having become the Super Saiyan God).
* The Skypeia Arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' takes place in the White Sea, which distinctly resembles FluffyCloudHeaven, and is ruled by someone who holds the office of "God." Not quite an example, since it's just a title; although the title ''did'' get transferred through a kind of KlingonPromotion: the current God got it by defeating the previous one, ''and'' he was not that far off, power-wise: NighInvulnerable AND capable of avoiding attacks by predicting an enemy's moves AND [[MagicalDefibrillator restarting his own heart]], capable of hearing anything said in his domain, plus enough [[ShockAndAwe offensive power]] to qualify as a PersonOfMassDestruction.

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* The Guardian God of Earth from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' is an old Namekian who calls himself Kami, literally meaning "god" (as he has long forgotten his real name), own name, who took over from the previous Guardian.God. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of Kami's God's evil half, Kami God offers the job of Guardian his position to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. Kami God would later be replaced by Dende, another Namekian, because the heroes needed someone to fill the job after Kami God fused with Piccolo. Much, much later, in ''Battle of Gods'', after the battle with Beerus the God of Destruction, his attendant Whis offers to make Goku Beerus's successor (as even Beerus isn't immortal and will die someday). Again, Goku turns it down (though he is still a god now, having become the Super Saiyan God).
* The Skypeia Arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' takes place in the White Sea, which distinctly resembles FluffyCloudHeaven, and is ruled by someone who holds the office of "God." "God". Not quite an example, since it's just a title; although the title ''did'' get transferred through a kind of KlingonPromotion: the current God got it by defeating the previous one, ''and'' he was not that far off, power-wise: NighInvulnerable AND capable of avoiding attacks by predicting an enemy's moves AND [[MagicalDefibrillator restarting his own heart]], capable of hearing anything said in his domain, plus enough [[ShockAndAwe offensive power]] to qualify as a PersonOfMassDestruction.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'': This is how Light Yagami views his acquisition of the titular ArtifactOfDoom and his mission to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans murder the world's entire population of criminals]]. Of course, Light isn't actually in the position of a god, nor is he any form of TheChosenOne - [[AGodAmI he just likes to think so.]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': This is how Light Yagami views his acquisition of the titular ArtifactOfDoom and his mission to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans murder the world's entire population of criminals]]. Of course, Light isn't actually in the position of a god, nor is he any form of TheChosenOne - [[AGodAmI he just likes to think so.]]so]].
17th Aug '16 10:17:29 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* The Guardian of Earth from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is an old Namekian who calls himself Kami, literally meaning "god" (as he has long forgotten his real name), who took over from the previous Guardian. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of Kami's evil half, Kami offers the job of Guardian to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. Much, much later, in ''Battle of Gods'', after the battle with Beerus the God of Destruction, his attendant Whis offers to make Goku Beerus's successor (as even Beerus isn't immortal and will die someday). Again, Goku turns it down (though he is still a god now, having become the Super Saiyan God).
* The Skypeia Arc of ''OnePiece'' takes place in the White Sea, which distinctly resembles FluffyCloudHeaven, and is ruled by someone who holds the office of "God." Not quite an example, since it's just a title; although the title ''did'' get transferred through a kind of KlingonPromotion: the current God got it by defeating the previous one, ''and'' he was not that far off, power-wise: NighInvulnerable AND capable of avoiding attacks by predicting an enemy's moves AND [[MagicalDefibrillator restarting his own heart]], capable of hearing anything said in his domain, plus enough [[ShockAndAwe offensive power]] to qualify as a PersonOfMassDestruction.

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* The Guardian of Earth from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is an old Namekian who calls himself Kami, literally meaning "god" (as he has long forgotten his real name), who took over from the previous Guardian. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of Kami's evil half, Kami offers the job of Guardian to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. Kami would later be replaced by Dende, another Namekian, because the heroes needed someone to fill the job after Kami fused with Piccolo. Much, much later, in ''Battle of Gods'', after the battle with Beerus the God of Destruction, his attendant Whis offers to make Goku Beerus's successor (as even Beerus isn't immortal and will die someday). Again, Goku turns it down (though he is still a god now, having become the Super Saiyan God).
* The Skypeia Arc of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' takes place in the White Sea, which distinctly resembles FluffyCloudHeaven, and is ruled by someone who holds the office of "God." Not quite an example, since it's just a title; although the title ''did'' get transferred through a kind of KlingonPromotion: the current God got it by defeating the previous one, ''and'' he was not that far off, power-wise: NighInvulnerable AND capable of avoiding attacks by predicting an enemy's moves AND [[MagicalDefibrillator restarting his own heart]], capable of hearing anything said in his domain, plus enough [[ShockAndAwe offensive power]] to qualify as a PersonOfMassDestruction.
6th Jul '16 7:26:06 AM __Vano
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* ''Literature/RoughDraft'' has "functionals" as its central concept. They are former humans with [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe godlike powers]] in everything related to a specific job. In exchange, they are required to devote themselves to that job. In ''Final Draft'', as TheHero defeats some of them, they typically offer him to take their place, basically assuming their powers and obligations.
3rd Jul '16 3:10:37 AM Adept
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* ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' deals with this plot too, as Santa is looking for his successor to the job.
* The Captain of the Flying Dutchman in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' is like a sea version of the grim reaper, in charge of bringing the souls of those who died at sea back to the afterlife. The Job is held by a mortal (or someone who's on the verge of dying) who becomes pretty much immortal as long as they keep the job.

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* ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' ''Film/ErnestSavesChristmas'' deals with this plot too, as Santa is looking for his successor to the job.
* The Captain of the Flying Dutchman in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' is like a sea version of the grim reaper, in charge of bringing the souls of those who died at sea back to the afterlife. The Job is held by a mortal (or someone who's on the verge of dying) who becomes pretty much immortal as long as they keep the job.



* The Santa variant of this trope is seen in ''TheSantaClause''. Whoever puts on Santa's clothes following the previous Santa's death becomes the new Santa, with all the abilities, appearance quirks and duties this implies.

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* The Santa variant of this trope is seen in ''TheSantaClause''.''Film/TheSantaClause''. Whoever puts on Santa's clothes following the previous Santa's death becomes the new Santa, with all the abilities, appearance quirks and duties this implies.
1st Jul '16 10:30:16 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* This is how [[AGodAmI Light Yagami]] of ''Manga/DeathNote'' views his acquisition of the titular ArtifactOfDoom and his mission to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans murder the world's entire population of criminals]]. Of course, Light isn't actually in the position of a god, nor is he any form of TheChosenOne - he just likes to think so.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': This is how [[AGodAmI Light Yagami]] of ''Manga/DeathNote'' Yagami views his acquisition of the titular ArtifactOfDoom and his mission to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans murder the world's entire population of criminals]]. Of course, Light isn't actually in the position of a god, nor is he any form of TheChosenOne - [[AGodAmI he just likes to think so.]]
1st Jul '16 10:28:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Death is a role that must be filled, and when no one is around to do it, things get... weird. Nowadays his mostly-human granddaughter usually covers for him when he feels like [[DeathTakesAHoliday taking a holiday]]- not out of her own will, but because if he goes too long without doing the Duty, she starts displaying more Death-like traits and has no choice in the matter. She's generally quite indignant about the whole thing.
*** Nowadays it's heavily implied that the post of Death will ''eventually'' get passed on to Susan (the key word there being "eventually"), just as the post of Time was passed onto Time's son. There has been a lot of the OldGuard passing their jobs and duties onto the new though, or at the very least changing with the times (Kaos, anyone?)

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** Death is a role that must be filled, and when no one is around to do it, things get... weird. Nowadays his mostly-human granddaughter usually covers for him when he feels like weird.
***When Death took
[[DeathTakesAHoliday a holiday in]] ''Mort'', his apprentice started taking a holiday]]- not on more of his traits while Death himself became more human. In his own words, [[AC: Death is whoever does Death's job.]]
*** Subsequent holidays mean that Mort's daughter and Death's grand-daughter, Susan, has to fill in. Not
out of her own will, but because if he goes too long without doing the Duty, she too starts displaying more Death-like traits and has no choice in the matter. She's generally quite indignant about the whole thing.
*** Nowadays it's heavily implied that the post of Death will ''eventually'' get passed on to Susan (the key word there being "eventually"), just as the post of Time was passed onto Time's son. There has been a lot of the OldGuard passing their jobs and duties onto the new though, or at the very least changing with the times (Kaos, anyone?)
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11th Jun '16 11:08:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The basic premise of ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' is this: Various concepts (Death, War, Time, Nature, Fate, Evil, Good and Night/Secrets) are held by god-like beings who are in fact mortals charged with these offices, gaining immortality and supreme power over their respective domains in the process.

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* The basic premise of ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' is this: Various concepts (Death, War, Time, Nature, Fate, Evil, Good and Night/Secrets) are held by god-like beings who are in fact mortals charged with these offices, gaining immortality and supreme power over their respective domains in the process.



* ''{{Tasakeru}}'' explores the various complications of [[spoiler:an outcast being selected to fulfill the role of a God.]]

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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'' explores the various complications of [[spoiler:an outcast being selected to fulfill the role of a God.]]
16th Apr '16 7:35:30 AM fruitstripegum
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* Common in Chinese myth, where a good official on Earth might be promoted to godhood. There is a story in ''StrangeStoriesFromAChineseStudio'' about just this happening, although the official gets a delay of nine years so can look after his aging mother until she dies.

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* Common in Chinese myth, where a good official on Earth might be promoted to godhood. There is a story in ''StrangeStoriesFromAChineseStudio'' ''Literature/StrangeStoriesFromAChineseStudio'' about just this happening, although the official gets a delay of nine years so can look after his aging mother until she dies.
15th Apr '16 11:27:21 AM fruitstripegum
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* Common in Chinese myth, where a good official on Earth might be promoted to godhood. There is a story in ''StrangeTalesFromAChineseStudio'' about just this happening, although the official gets a delay of nine years so can look after his aging mother until she dies.

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* Common in Chinese myth, where a good official on Earth might be promoted to godhood. There is a story in ''StrangeTalesFromAChineseStudio'' ''StrangeStoriesFromAChineseStudio'' about just this happening, although the official gets a delay of nine years so can look after his aging mother until she dies.
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