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26th Aug '16 7:08:55 PM Discar
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*** In the sequel series ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', the Lord Ruler's method of godhood is well known, but no one can utilize it any more because there are no more true Mistborn or Feruchemists, just Mistings and Ferrings with a single metal each (and atium doesn't any more). In ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'', rumors begin to circulate that the Lord Ruler left behind a weapon called [[TitleDrop the Bands of Mourning]], which would give any person full access to his powers. Fans have speculated for years how stupidly overpowered a full Mistborn/Feruchemist like the Lord Ruler would be--and it turns out that they were severely '''underestimating''' it. [[spoiler:Marasi taps so much speed she ''leaves behind a vacuum when she moves'' (then throttles it back to merely causing a sonic boom), and has Steelpushing and Ironpulling strong enough that she can fly by pushing off the trace metals in the ground. When she gives the Bands to Wax, there's enough healing power to bring him back from the dead, then he flies over to his uncle's airship, increases his weight enough to keep it from flying away, increases his mental speed enough that he can calculate all possible outcomes in the time between one spoken word and the next, has his tin flaring hard enough that he can hear someone talking in the engineering bay on the other side of the ship, and finally is able to Pull the ship down to the ground when it tries to fly away again. He can even see and recognize people's souls.]] ''And this still wasn't utilizing the powers to their fullest extent''.

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*** In the sequel series ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', the Lord Ruler's method of godhood is well known, but no one can utilize it any more because there are no more true Mistborn or Feruchemists, just Mistings and Ferrings with a single metal each (and atium doesn't exist any more). In ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'', rumors begin to circulate that the Lord Ruler left behind a weapon called [[TitleDrop the Bands of Mourning]], which would give any person full access to his powers. Fans have speculated for years how stupidly overpowered a full Mistborn/Feruchemist like the Lord Ruler would be--and it turns out that they were severely '''underestimating''' it. [[spoiler:Marasi taps so much speed she ''leaves behind a vacuum when she moves'' (then throttles it back to merely causing a sonic boom), and has Steelpushing and Ironpulling strong enough that she can fly by pushing off the trace metals in the ground. When she gives the Bands to Wax, there's enough healing power to bring him back from the dead, then he flies over to his uncle's airship, increases his weight enough to keep it from flying away, increases his mental speed enough that he can calculate all possible outcomes in the time between one spoken word and the next, has his tin flaring hard enough that he can hear someone talking in the engineering bay on the other side of the ship, and finally is able to Pull the ship down to the ground when it tries to fly away again. He can even see and recognize people's souls.]] ''And this still wasn't utilizing the powers to their fullest extent''.
26th Aug '16 7:08:13 PM Discar
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* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' is ageless, NighInvulnerable and far and away the most powerful [[FunctionalMagic allomancer]] in the world, and is worshipped as king and god by TheEmpire. [[spoiler: It turns out he's just a human who discovered a neat allomantic trick to make himself immortal, though he did briefly touch divinity in his {{Backstory}}. In the third book of the series, though, [[TheHero Vin]] briefly becomes the genuine article after absorbing the power of Preservation, one of the two fundamental forces of the planet.]]
** [[spoiler: And once Vin expends that power to kill off [[GodOfEvil Ruin]], the mantles of him and of Preservation are taken by [[TheSmartGuy Sazed]], who uses the power to fix the Lord Ruler's mistakes and then settle into the role of "Harmony."]]
* Another Sanderson book, {{Warbreaker}} has the Returned, who are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin people who have died and been returned to life, minus any conscious memories of their previous lives]], they are worshiped as gods in the kingdom of Hallandren where most of the story takes place. As it happens, they aren't quite gods, but merely infused with a portion of the power of one, as those who are familiar with Sanderson's other works, including {{Mistborn}} mentioned above, and the wilder cosmology behind them, will know.
* Sanderson likes this trope: the Elantrians from {{Elantris}} are also humans who are worshiped as gods and have the power to match. Normally, at least - the plot of the novel is driven by [[TheMagicGoesAway their godlike abilities suddenly having stopped working.]]

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* [[EvilOverlord Creator/BrandonSanderson:
** ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'':
The Lord Ruler]] from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' is ageless, NighInvulnerable and far and away the most powerful [[FunctionalMagic allomancer]] in the world, and is worshipped as king and god by TheEmpire. [[spoiler: It turns out he's just a human who discovered a neat allomantic trick to make himself immortal, though he did briefly touch divinity in his {{Backstory}}. In the third book of the series, though, [[TheHero Vin]] briefly becomes the genuine article after absorbing the power of Preservation, one of the two fundamental forces of the planet.]]
** [[spoiler: And once Vin expends that power to kill off [[GodOfEvil Ruin]], the mantles of him and of Preservation are taken by [[TheSmartGuy Sazed]], who uses the power to fix the Lord Ruler's mistakes and then settle into the role of "Harmony."]]
* Another Sanderson book, {{Warbreaker}} has the Returned, who are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin people who have died and been returned to life, minus any conscious memories of their previous lives]], they are worshiped as gods in the kingdom of Hallandren where most of the story takes place. As it happens, they aren't quite gods, but merely infused with a portion of the power of one, as those who are familiar with Sanderson's other works, including {{Mistborn}} mentioned above, and the wilder cosmology behind them, will know.
* Sanderson likes this trope: the
Elantrians from {{Elantris}} are also humans who are worshiped as gods and have the power to match. Normally, at least - the plot of the novel is driven by [[TheMagicGoesAway their godlike abilities suddenly having stopped working.]]]]
** ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'':
*** [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] is ageless, NighInvulnerable and far and away the most powerful [[FunctionalMagic allomancer]] in the world, and is worshipped as king and god by TheEmpire. Nothing can harm him, nothing can stand against him. At one point, two rebels stab him through the chest with spears. He completely ignores both the men and the wounds. Vin later realizes that the reason he is so unconcerned with the rebellion is because he is fully capable of slaughtering every single person in the city by himself without the slightest amount of trouble. As it turns out, [[spoiler:since he's both a Full Feruchemist and a Mistborn, he can break Feruchemy's EquivalentExchange and get an infinite amount of any attribute he chooses, such as health or youth. When Vin rips off the atium metalminds he used to store his youth, he ages a thousand years in minutes]].
*** In the sequel series ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', the Lord Ruler's method of godhood is well known, but no one can utilize it any more because there are no more true Mistborn or Feruchemists, just Mistings and Ferrings with a single metal each (and atium doesn't any more). In ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'', rumors begin to circulate that the Lord Ruler left behind a weapon called [[TitleDrop the Bands of Mourning]], which would give any person full access to his powers. Fans have speculated for years how stupidly overpowered a full Mistborn/Feruchemist like the Lord Ruler would be--and it turns out that they were severely '''underestimating''' it. [[spoiler:Marasi taps so much speed she ''leaves behind a vacuum when she moves'' (then throttles it back to merely causing a sonic boom), and has Steelpushing and Ironpulling strong enough that she can fly by pushing off the trace metals in the ground. When she gives the Bands to Wax, there's enough healing power to bring him back from the dead, then he flies over to his uncle's airship, increases his weight enough to keep it from flying away, increases his mental speed enough that he can calculate all possible outcomes in the time between one spoken word and the next, has his tin flaring hard enough that he can hear someone talking in the engineering bay on the other side of the ship, and finally is able to Pull the ship down to the ground when it tries to fly away again. He can even see and recognize people's souls.]] ''And this still wasn't utilizing the powers to their fullest extent''.
** ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'': The Returned, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin people who have died and been returned to life, minus any conscious memories of their previous lives]]. They are worshiped as gods in the kingdom of Hallandren where most of the story takes place. As it happens, they aren't quite gods, but merely infused with a portion of the power of one, as those who are familiar with Sanderson's other works and the wider cosmology behind them, will know.
24th Aug '16 9:39:50 PM nombretomado
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* Despite the setting's general reliance on GrayAndGreyMorality and aversion of ReligionIsMagic, one Physical God is stated exist in the universe of ''TheBlackCompany.'' [[spoiler: Old Father Tree]] was summoned into the world in a time long forgotten to act as the can for a particularly nasty SealedEvilInACan. [[EldritchLocation The Plain of Fear]] is the result of His otherworldly presence, sporting coral reefs on dry land, [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Wind whales and flying mantas,]] talking stones called Menhir, and "change storms" that temporarily distort reality.

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* Despite the setting's general reliance on GrayAndGreyMorality and aversion of ReligionIsMagic, one Physical God is stated exist in the universe of ''TheBlackCompany.''Literature/TheBlackCompany.'' [[spoiler: Old Father Tree]] was summoned into the world in a time long forgotten to act as the can for a particularly nasty SealedEvilInACan. [[EldritchLocation The Plain of Fear]] is the result of His otherworldly presence, sporting coral reefs on dry land, [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Wind whales and flying mantas,]] talking stones called Menhir, and "change storms" that temporarily distort reality.
22nd Aug '16 3:31:26 PM talerivr
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* VagrantStory has several examples. Sydney is probably the weakest example in this trope, because while he starts the by taking a crossbow bolt to the heart and ripping it out, he doesn't display much sheer power in anything except summoning monsters. [[spoiler: Guildenstern briefly ascends to this level before [[{{Badass}} Ashley Riot]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks his ass.]] Ashley is the last one to ascend to this state, and everyone acquired this power by grafting the Blood Sin to their back.]]mI thinks himself as one]]. Then again, everyone else does, calling him the "God of Destruction".

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* VagrantStory has several examples. Sydney is probably the weakest example in this trope, because while he starts the by taking a crossbow bolt to the heart and ripping it out, he doesn't display much sheer power in anything except summoning monsters. [[spoiler: Guildenstern briefly ascends to this level before [[{{Badass}} Ashley Riot]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks his ass.]] Ashley is the last one to ascend to this state, and everyone acquired this power by grafting the Blood Sin to their back.]]mI thinks himself as one]]. Then again, everyone else does, calling him the "God of Destruction".]]
22nd Aug '16 3:31:59 AM DarkHunter
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** Whis, [[UpToEleven who is more of a god than even Beerus]]. On a scale of 1 to 10, the author rates him a ''15''. He is also Beerus' teacher and have the power to rewind time by three minutes. Whis can literally be called a God of a God. The aforemontioned Vados is here too.

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** Whis, [[UpToEleven who is more of a god powerful than even Beerus]]. On a scale of 1 to 10, the author rates him a ''15''. He is also Beerus' teacher and have the power to rewind time by three minutes. Whis can literally could be called a God of a God. God, though he has denied being a god himself whenever asked. The aforemontioned aforementioned Vados is here too.
21st Aug '16 4:16:26 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Piccolo is also a good fit. He already had the arsenal of mystical abilities from his Namekian heritage, including a HealingFactor, [[MindOverMatter limited telekinesis]], {{telepathy}}, ExtendableArms, [[size shifting Sizeshifter]], and the ability to [[TheAssimilator assimilate]] fellow Namekians to get stronger. Not to mention he ends up becoming the strongest Namekian period, even bestowing a "Super Namek" status. But he fits best when he fuses with Kami, who served as a guardian overlooker god of Earth, and takes his place for a while. It's particularly notable that Piccolo is the only one of the main heroes to overshoot the impossibly strong Saiyans on two occasions, even after [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] was introduced.

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** Piccolo is also a good fit. He already had the arsenal of mystical abilities from his Namekian heritage, including a HealingFactor, [[MindOverMatter limited telekinesis]], {{telepathy}}, ExtendableArms, [[size shifting Sizeshifter]], [[SizeShifter size shifting]], and the ability to [[TheAssimilator assimilate]] fellow Namekians to get stronger. Not to mention he ends up becoming the strongest Namekian period, even bestowing a "Super Namek" status. But he fits best when he fuses with Kami, who served as a guardian overlooker god of Earth, and takes his place for a while. It's particularly notable that Piccolo is the only one of the main heroes to overshoot the impossibly strong Saiyans on two occasions, even after [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] was introduced.
15th Aug '16 2:37:27 AM TheSinful
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* Arguably Shinji in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/Shinji-s-Nightmare Shinji's Nightmare]] once he truly becomes an Alicorn. He's capable of surviving in the vacuum of space, withstand atmospheric reentry with ease, and tests his telekinesis by creating a sphere over a kilometer in diameter of molten metal, concrete powder, and crushed glass, walking and throwing it into orbit thereby creating a second moon.



* [[Characters/GodzillaMothraShobijinAndAssociatedCharacters Mothra]] from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' universe plays this straight. She is a literal Godess but despite that condition has a lot of physical weakness and even is mortal. However she is a LegacyCharacter that keeps living through her offspring, as she lays at least one egg before dying and her children takes her place as full time protector of Infant Island and part time protector of the rest of the world.

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* [[Characters/GodzillaMothraShobijinAndAssociatedCharacters Mothra]] from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' universe plays this straight. She is a literal Godess Goddess but despite that condition has a lot of physical weakness and even is mortal. However she is a LegacyCharacter that keeps living through her offspring, as she lays at least one egg before dying and her children takes her place as full time protector of Infant Island and part time protector of the rest of the world.
14th Aug '16 8:02:53 AM Prometheus117
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** There are two [=CPUs=] that are considered {{Physical God}}s even among the other [=CPUs=], namely Rei Ryghts and [[spoiler:Kurome Ankokuboshi]]. Both of them are [[TheOlderImmortal CPUs from before the time of the current ones]] and despite having few to no followers can still beat down on the [=CPUs=] even when they work together, although it should be noted both of them resorted to...[[RePower unconventional methods]] and [[PowerParasite new]] [[ThePowerOfHatred power sources]] for at least part of their strength.

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** There are two [=CPUs=] that are considered {{Physical God}}s even among the other [=CPUs=], namely Rei Ryghts and [[spoiler:Kurome Ankokuboshi]]. Both of them are [[TheOlderImmortal CPUs from before the time of the current ones]] and despite having few to no followers can still beat down on the [=CPUs=] even when they work together, although it should be noted both of them resorted to...[[RePower unconventional methods]] and [[PowerParasite new]] [[ThePowerOfHatred [[ThePowerOfHate power sources]] for at least part of their strength.
14th Aug '16 8:01:42 AM Prometheus117
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** There is also Histoire, the oracle of Planeptune who created the CPUs.

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** There is also Histoire, the oracle of Planeptune who [[spoiler:with the help of [[EvilFormerFriend Arfoire]] created the CPUs.[=CPUs=] in at least one [[AlternateUniverse universe]].
** There are two [=CPUs=] that are considered {{Physical God}}s even among the other [=CPUs=], namely Rei Ryghts and [[spoiler:Kurome Ankokuboshi]]. Both of them are [[TheOlderImmortal CPUs from before the time of the current ones]] and despite having few to no followers can still beat down on the [=CPUs=] even when they work together, although it should be noted both of them resorted to...[[RePower unconventional methods]] and [[PowerParasite new]] [[ThePowerOfHatred power sources]] for at least part of their strength.



** Although according to canon, few of these are full gods per see([[WordOfDante and according to the]] '''[[WordOfDante non]]'''[[WordOfDante -canon RPG]] ''[[WordOfDante none]]'' [[WordOfDante of them are]]). The ones that are include the Old Gods which are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] and the blood god Hakkar. The troll Loa on the other hand were animalistic nature spirits (and either way the players never killed any of them, the things the players killed were troll priests that already killed the Loa and absorbed their power, or were channeling them), Al'ar wasn't a phoenix god (though that is its title), just a powerful phoenix. In the Warcraft Encyclopedia the Titans were SufficientlyAdvancedAliens until the official website [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] them into full gods(though that's likely related to Blizzard realizing that Sargeras was called a God in ''The Last Gaurdian'' and the ''War of the Ancients Trilogy''). As to Sargeras, he was refered to in ''The Last Gaurdian'' as a God to begin with and affirmed to be the God of Fel by the Ultimate Visual Guide, and he himself was never killed. He [[ThanatosGambit allowed Aegwynn to destroy an avatar of him]], so he could put his spirit into her body while her defenses were down from the spell. However, he has been out of the picture since Medivh died, leaving his status ambiguous.

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** Although according to canon, few of these are full gods per see([[WordOfDante se ([[WordOfDante and according to the]] '''[[WordOfDante non]]'''[[WordOfDante -canon RPG]] ''[[WordOfDante none]]'' [[WordOfDante of them are]]). The ones that are include the Old Gods which are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s [[spoiler:made by even more ''powerful'' {{Eldritch Abomination}}s]] and the blood god Hakkar. The troll Loa on the other hand were animalistic nature spirits (and either way the players never killed any of them, the things the players killed were troll priests that already killed the Loa and absorbed their power, or were channeling them), Al'ar wasn't a phoenix god (though that is its title), just a powerful phoenix. In the Warcraft Encyclopedia the Titans were SufficientlyAdvancedAliens until the official website [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] them into full gods(though that's likely related to Blizzard realizing that Sargeras was called a God in ''The Last Gaurdian'' Guardian'' and the ''War of the Ancients Trilogy''). As to Sargeras, he was refered referred to in ''The Last Gaurdian'' Guardian'' as a God to begin with and affirmed to be the God of Fel by the Ultimate Visual Guide, and he himself was never killed. He [[ThanatosGambit allowed Aegwynn to destroy an avatar of him]], so he could put his spirit into her body while her defenses were down from the spell. However, he has been out of the picture since Medivh died, leaving his status ambiguous.



** All these beings are basically godlike, but the only confirmed, true, gods so far are the Old Gods, Hakkar, Anzu the Raven God, An'she the Sun God, Rukhmar the Sun Goddess, and Elune the Moon Goddess. Elune is pretty benevolent(Anzu used to be too until a Demigod corrupted him). She(and An'she) also has yet to make a true physical appearance, making her not an example of this trope. Though she may be the larger moon itself.

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** All these beings are basically godlike, but the only confirmed, true, gods so far are the Old Gods, Gods [[spoiler:who themselves were creations of the [[EldritchAbomination Void Lords]]]], Hakkar, Anzu the Raven God, An'she the Sun God, Rukhmar the Sun Goddess, and Elune the Moon Goddess. Elune is pretty benevolent(Anzu used to be too until a Demigod corrupted him). She(and An'she) also has yet to make a true physical appearance, making her not an example of this trope. Though she may be the larger moon itself.
7th Aug '16 5:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU's gods, both the classic ones and the ComicBook/NewGods.
** But in particular from latter is the being known as '''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'''.

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* TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's gods, both the classic ones and the ComicBook/NewGods.
** But in particular from latter is
ComicBook/NewGods. From the being known as latter, the best-known example is '''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'''.
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