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7th Feb '17 5:24:13 AM GrammarNavi
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** Somewhat better example is Othinus, who possess the title of Majin or Magic God, said to be the peak of magical power and talent. She is able to defeat [[spoiler:Touma]] ''and'' [[spoiler:the Invisible Thing]]. Then, she makes a draw while saving her subordinate during her fight against the [[spoiler:aforementioned Fiamma]] and Ollerus, the former being [[spoiler:powerful PhysicalGod on his own]], and the latter is an [[TheArchmage Archmage]] powerful enough to defeat a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Level 5 esper]] without even ''trying''. This is all without her RealityWarper abilities, which is limited by the omnipotence paradox, making the success rate of her Reality Warp is always 50/50. [[spoiler:When she ''does'' overcome this, she destroys the universe with a thought before recreating it over and over again to torture Touma]]. [[spoiler:The only ones who are unaffected are Aleister, Aiwass, and the other Magic Gods]].

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** Somewhat better example is Othinus, who possess the title of Majin or Magic God, said to be the peak of magical power and talent. She is able to defeat [[spoiler:Touma]] ''and'' [[spoiler:the Invisible Thing]]. Then, she makes a draw while saving her subordinate during her fight against the [[spoiler:aforementioned Fiamma]] and Ollerus, the former being [[spoiler:powerful PhysicalGod [[spoiler:a powerful Physical God on his own]], and the latter is an [[TheArchmage Archmage]] powerful enough to defeat a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Level 5 esper]] without even ''trying''. This is all without her RealityWarper abilities, which is limited by the omnipotence paradox, making the success rate of her Reality Warp is always 50/50. [[spoiler:When she ''does'' overcome this, she destroys the universe with a thought before recreating it over and over again to torture Touma]]. [[spoiler:The only ones who are unaffected are Aleister, Aiwass, and the other Magic Gods]].



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' naturally turns this trope UpToEleven. It's a series where you can become PhysicalGod through ''[[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]]''. In fact, the plot of the story revolves around [[spoiler:Spiral Power, an energy that all spiral race (including us) has, which bends reality to our will]]. Using those, the heroes manage to create mechas powerful enough to ''punch people out of the universe''. Later, a guy shoots laser beams to ''every point in space-time''. When they create the titular mecha at the finale, the sheer size of the mecha allows it to tank '''Big Bang''' and use galaxies as ''throwing pebbles'' with the ability to create anything out of pure thought and energy.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' naturally turns this trope UpToEleven. It's a series where you can become PhysicalGod a Physical God through ''[[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]]''. In fact, the plot of the story revolves around [[spoiler:Spiral Power, an energy that all spiral race (including us) has, which bends reality to our will]]. Using those, the heroes manage to create mechas powerful enough to ''punch people out of the universe''. Later, a guy shoots laser beams to ''every point in space-time''. When they create the titular mecha at the finale, the sheer size of the mecha allows it to tank '''Big Bang''' and use galaxies as ''throwing pebbles'' with the ability to create anything out of pure thought and energy.



* ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' has the Great Old Ones. They are said to be powerful {{Physical God}}s...if they ever escape from their prison. Cthulhu himself, when he is trapped in the ocean depths (his WeaksauceWeakness), can barely use telepathy, and even a normal boat rammed through his head turned his head into a paste. It regenerates, but that is enough to avert this trope.

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* ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' has the Great Old Ones. They are said to be powerful {{Physical God}}s...Physical Gods...if they ever escape from their prison. Cthulhu himself, when he is trapped in the ocean depths (his WeaksauceWeakness), can barely use telepathy, and even a normal boat rammed through his head turned his head into a paste. It regenerates, but that is enough to avert this trope.
29th Jan '17 7:31:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/CliveBarkersNextTestament'': God is a brightly-colored creature who, after being released from his slumber, walks the Earth to convert people and perform "miracles" everywhere. [[GodIsEvil This is a VERY bad thing]].
23rd Jan '17 8:18:51 PM staticat09
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* Played straight in Mormonism, which teaches that God the Father was once a human being and still retains his body of bones and flesh. Humans, likewise, can [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence become gods.]]
22nd Jan '17 5:19:59 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
20th Jan '17 5:50:07 AM SimiOfDoom
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** They are far from omnipotent, though. In ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), [[spoiler:Trull Sengar]], a mortal Tiste Edur, manages to hold his own in combat against [[spoiler:Silchas Ruin]], at least for a while.
*** And at that point [[spoiler:Trull]] is also far from mortal, having become the Knight of Shadow in ''The Bonehunters''.

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** They are far from omnipotent, though. In ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), ''Literature/ReapersGale'', [[spoiler:Trull Sengar]], a mortal Tiste Edur, manages to hold his own in combat against [[spoiler:Silchas ancient Ascendant[[spoiler:Silchas Ruin]], at least for a while.
*** And
while. Though at that point [[spoiler:Trull]] is also far from mortal, having become the Knight of Shadow in ''The Bonehunters''.''Literature/TheBonehunters''.
** The Crippled God himself. Some of the implications of this trope are defied, however; thanks to his crippling and chaining, his physical form is actually very ''weak''. Withal - who, aside from being an incredibly skilled smith, is a vanilla mortal - is able to shove him over and collapse his tent on him at the end of ''Literature/MidnightTides'', and the Crippled God can't do anything about it but flail helplessly and shriek threats.
14th Jan '17 7:21:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Sinistrals of the ''{{Lufia}}'' video game series are essentially ancient, malevolent gods, though the localizations of the games for North American audiences like to call them "super beings."

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* The Sinistrals of the ''{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' video game series are essentially ancient, malevolent gods, though the localizations of the games for North American audiences like to call them "super beings."
11th Jan '17 3:13:15 AM SpinAttaxx
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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} has quite a few candidates.
** Quite a few [[OlympusMons Legendary]] fit the criteria, in particular "trio masters" like Ho-Oh and Lugia. They officially aren't gods, ''just'' powerful and often unique, though some have been worshiped as such.
** Arceus however is pretty much the Pokémon equivalent of {{God}}, stated to have shaped the world in ''Heart Gold'' and ''Soul Silver'', and is based on a Chinese creator deity. People and Pokémon alike even pray to him.
** Mew is the next most powerful being after Arceus, having [[TheMaker created every species of Pokémon]], and is a powerful RealityWarper.
** SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}}, being Mew's clone, by extension also counts. He is the self-proclaimed most powerful Pokémon in existence, and has near limitless abilities. Capable of [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], {{telepathy}}, and firing powerful energy blasts that can disintegrate people.
** Newer ones seem to be leaning towards EldritchAbomination status. Palkia and Dialga are capable of destroying reality as we know it, and Giratina makes its home [[AlienGeometries somewhere beyond comprehension]].
*** To a lesser extent, the Lake Guardians, Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit. Supposedly the origin of knowledge, willpower, and emotion, respectively, their combined power is great enough to rival that of Dialga or Palkia (but not both; this becomes a problem in [[ThirdOptionAdaptation Platinum]]). Both they and the Creation Trio are from the Sinnoh region like the aforementioned Arceus, and Sinnoh Legend states that all six of them are Arceus's children.
** In ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Rayquaza is actually called "''Lord'' Rayquaza" and is worshiped as the savior of Hoenn, including by the player character -- you pray to it to make it Mega Evolve.

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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has quite a few candidates.
** Quite
a few [[OlympusMons Legendary]] Legendary Pokémon]] that fit the criteria, in particular "trio masters" like criteria:
** While
Ho-Oh isn't a deity and Lugia. They officially aren't gods, ''just'' is ''merely'' a powerful and often unique, though some have been worshiped as such.
possibly one of a kind Pokémon, it has the ability to [[BackFromTheDead resurrect]] and [[CameBackStrong empower]] mortals, creating the trio of Raikou, Entei and Suicune after three Pokémon died in a fire.
** Arceus however is pretty much the Pokémon equivalent of {{God}}, stated to have shaped the world in ''Heart Gold'' ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''Soul Silver'', ''[=SoulSilver=]'', and is based on the concept of a Chinese creator deity. People and Pokémon alike even pray to him.
** Mew is the next most powerful being after Before Arceus, having [[TheMaker created every species of Pokémon]], and is the games had Mew, a powerful RealityWarper.
RealityWarper who was supposedly the common ancestor of all Pokémon.
** SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}}, Mewtwo, being Mew's clone, by extension also counts. He is was created to be the self-proclaimed most powerful Pokémon in existence, and has near limitless abilities. Capable of [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], {{telepathy}}, and firing powerful energy blasts that can disintegrate people.
people. Oh, and it has ''two'' Mega Evolutions, both of which have the highest base stats of all Pokémon (only matched by Mega Rayquaza).
** Newer ones legendaries seem to be leaning towards EldritchAbomination status. Palkia and Dialga are capable of destroying reality as we know it, and Giratina makes its home [[AlienGeometries somewhere beyond comprehension]].
*** To a lesser extent, the Lake Guardians, Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit. Supposedly the origin of knowledge, willpower, and emotion, respectively, their combined power is great enough to rival that of Dialga or Palkia (but not both; this becomes a problem in [[ThirdOptionAdaptation Platinum]]).''[[UpdatedRerelease Platinum]]''). Both they and the Creation Trio are from the Sinnoh region like the aforementioned Arceus, and Sinnoh Legend states that all six of them are Arceus's children.
** In ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Rayquaza is actually called "''Lord'' Rayquaza" and is worshiped as the savior of Hoenn, including by the player character -- you pray to it to make it Mega Evolve. Said Mega Evoluton is also [[GameBreaker disgustingly powerful]], with high base stats and the ability to hold an item while Mega Evolved.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has the island guardians, who are known and revered by Alola as deities and are very strong.
6th Jan '17 12:05:48 PM MiddleEighth
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** At one point, thanks to the amazing mundanity surrounding the Dalns gods�their �worshipers� are more like employees and, in fact, don't even know what �worship� means�George speculates that they're actually phonies who set themselves up as gods. The various reveals about them during the book (e.g., they had a court fight over who was to control C'hou) leave the matter ambiguous, but they are definitely JerkassGods.

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** At one point, thanks to the amazing mundanity surrounding the Dalns gods�their �worshipers� gods—their “worshipers” are more like employees and, in fact, don't even know what �worship� means�George “worship” means—George speculates that they're actually phonies who set themselves up as gods. The various reveals about them during the book (e.g., they had a court fight over who was to control C'hou) leave the matter ambiguous, but they are definitely JerkassGods.
6th Jan '17 12:02:59 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the Pyar gods physically inhabit the substance of the White Tower, which is keeping them alive.
25th Dec '16 3:02:12 PM Vi47
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', the Nexuses of Magic are this in spades, the [[BidBad God of Extinction]] from Terra, [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Bagan]]]], and [[BigGood Nexus of Light Magic, [[spoiler:[[GodOfGood Harmony]]]]. Both are described as gods and are the only known beings who could fight the other one on one. It's noted even Grand King Ghidorah, one of the strongest kaiju in existence, fighting either of them alone would be suicide. [[spoiler:Grogar, the Nexus of Dark Magic, is stated to be on the same tier as Harmony could only just barely defeat him.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', the Nexuses of Magic are this in spades, the [[BidBad [[BigBad God of Extinction]] from Terra, [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Bagan]]]], and [[BigGood Nexus of Light Magic, Magic]], [[spoiler:[[GodOfGood Harmony]]]]. Both are described as gods and are the only known beings who could fight the other one on one. It's noted even Grand King Ghidorah, one of the strongest kaiju in existence, fighting either of them alone would be suicide. [[spoiler:Grogar, the Nexus of Dark Magic, is stated to be on the same tier as Harmony could only just barely defeat him.]]
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