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8th May '17 1:03:06 PM Kaiseror
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* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': ([[WalkingSpoiler Warning major spoilers]]) [[spoiler:The [[TheGrimReaper Death]] that we've met is actually an angel named Darius Elexion who is currently filling in for the real Death while he tries to find the two missing [[CrystalDragonJesus creator gods]] Gaia and Syndel.]] Unlike most other examples of this trope it is only suppose to be a temporary arrangement, [[spoiler:Darius's]] power comes from [[spoiler:the [[LosingYourHead still living skull]] of the [[MultipleHeadCase middle head]] of Cerberus which the real Death had [[YouHaveFailedMe severed and cursed]], wearing the skull gives Darius a portion of Deaths power and his appearance but he doesn't know how to [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnate]] dead souls which is an important part of the job.]]
24th Apr '17 5:31:36 PM DarkHunter
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* The God of Earth from ''Manga/DragonBall'' is an old Namekian who has forgotten his own name, who took over from the previous God. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of God's evil half, God offers his position to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. God would later be replaced by Dende, another Namekian, because the heroes needed someone to fill the job after 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).

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* The God of Earth from ''Manga/DragonBall'' is an old Namekian who has forgotten his own name, who took over from the previous God. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., the reincarnation of God's evil half, God offers his position to Goku, though as he just got engaged to Chi-Chi, he declines. God would later be replaced by Dende, another Namekian, because the heroes needed someone to fill the job after 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 kind-of-sort-of a god now, having gained the ability to temporarily become the a Super Saiyan God).
7th Apr '17 5:14:06 PM nombretomado
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* Used in one ending of ''PrincessMaker''. Your daughter finds a way to defeat the ultimate evil (Lucifon) once and for all, only to get a TomatoSurprise since no one had an idea that YouKillItYouBoughtIt was in effect. (This is of course, another "do not mess with the 'natural' order" type trope.)

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* Used in one ending of ''PrincessMaker''.''VideoGame/PrincessMaker''. Your daughter finds a way to defeat the ultimate evil (Lucifon) once and for all, only to get a TomatoSurprise since no one had an idea that YouKillItYouBoughtIt was in effect. (This is of course, another "do not mess with the 'natural' order" type trope.)
27th Jan '17 9:12:52 PM Nentuaby
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In certain settings, the various god(s) and other mythical beings are not a single entity, but rather someone (who was at one point mortal, or even a {{muggle}}) who holds a job or a title. Something like a mix between AnthropomorphicPersonification and LegacyCharacter, where said personification is not an entity but a job being filled. May come with literal ContractualImmortality for as long as the mortal still holds the office. Occasionally the original holder of the job was a literal AnthropomorphicPersonification; circumstances (or [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt its death]]) forced it to pass on its powers to a (deserving) mortal, who now occupies the office.

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In certain settings, the various god(s) and other mythical beings are not a single entity, but rather someone (who was at one point mortal, or even a {{muggle}}) who holds a job or a title. Something like a mix between AnthropomorphicPersonification and LegacyCharacter, where said personification is not an entity but a job being filled. May come with literal ContractualImmortality for as long as the mortal still holds the office. Occasionally the original holder of the job was a literal AnthropomorphicPersonification; circumstances (or [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt its death]]) forced it to pass on its powers to a (deserving) mortal, who now occupies the office.
9th Oct '16 10:17:54 AM erforce
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* The Captain of the Flying Dutchman in ''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.

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* The Captain of the Flying Dutchman in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/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.
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.
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