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30th Apr '16 5:24:39 PM nombretomado
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* Though referred to as a "spirit," Gaia from ''CaptainPlanet'' qualifies. She's only physical on Hope Island, though. Her [[GodOfEvil nastier counterpart]], Zarm, [[DependingOnTheWriter generally]] doesn't have that problem, though he sometimes [[ItMakesSenseInContext needs a spaceship]].

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* Though referred to as a "spirit," Gaia from ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' qualifies. She's only physical on Hope Island, though. Her [[GodOfEvil nastier counterpart]], Zarm, [[DependingOnTheWriter generally]] doesn't have that problem, though he sometimes [[ItMakesSenseInContext needs a spaceship]].
24th Apr '16 1:58:07 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', the BigBad [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Bagan]]]] and BigGood [[spoiler:[[GodOfGood Harmony]]]] are this trope. 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.
21st Apr '16 4:08:03 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* The gigantic sandworm hybrid Leto II Atreides becomes in ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune}}'' fits many of these requirements (invulnerability, difficult to kill--except [[KillItWithWater with water]]--limited omniscience[[note]]limited because he ''wants'' it to be[[/note]])...except for the fact that he doesn't consider himself a god. He naturally lets the people worship him (it's all part of the plan), but he never buys his own propaganda. On the other hand, it's not clear if Creator/FrankHerbert exactly meant that he ''wasn't'' a god: one of the novels' themes is the meaning of messiahdom and godhood.

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* The gigantic sandworm hybrid Leto II Atreides becomes in ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune}}'' ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' fits many of these requirements (invulnerability, difficult to kill--except [[KillItWithWater with water]]--limited omniscience[[note]]limited because he ''wants'' it to be[[/note]])...except for the fact that he doesn't consider himself a god. He naturally lets the people worship him (it's all part of the plan), but he never buys his own propaganda. On the other hand, it's not clear if Creator/FrankHerbert exactly meant that he ''wasn't'' a god: one of the novels' themes is the meaning of messiahdom and godhood.
12th Apr '16 10:02:51 PM JamesParisLee
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** The Archive is the sum total of all written knowledge contained in the body of a little girl. She's also capable of using magic, in a world where knowledge pretty much translates directly into magical power. She is ''incredibly'' powerful, and proved fully capable of fighting off dozens of Denarians (who are powered by fallen angels) with access to a mere trickle of her power.

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** The Archive is the sum total of all written knowledge contained in the body of a little girl. She's also capable of using magic, in a world where knowledge pretty much translates directly into magical power. She is ''incredibly'' powerful, and proved fully capable of fighting off dozens of Denarians (who are powered by fallen angels) with access to a mere trickle of her power. This is the equivalent of a cute little girl beating up the entire championship lineup of UFC, while holding her breath.
11th Apr '16 12:05:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is chock full of these, called Elder Gods and Ascendants. All are implied to have physical forms even if they don't outright appear that way in the novels. At least two of them are humans who took over an attunement that was vacant.

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* Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is chock full of these, called Elder Gods and Ascendants. All are implied to have physical forms even if they don't outright appear that way in the novels. At least two of them are humans who took over an attunement that was vacant.



* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] from {{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.]]

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* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] from {{Mistborn}} ''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.]]
10th Apr '16 10:43:57 AM Gamermaster
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** Arceus however is pretty much the Pokémon equivalent of [[Main/{{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.

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** Arceus however is pretty much the Pokémon equivalent of [[Main/{{God}}]], {{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.
6th Apr '16 5:48:36 PM BURGINABC
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' has Mother Nature, the immortal embodiment of all of nature, and her two bickering children, the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser, which personify cold and heat, respectively.
6th Apr '16 4:53:32 PM BURGINABC
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* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. We never find out if there are any limits on her [[AnIcePerson ice abilities]] at all. She is never shown to be the slightest bit tired after using her powers, not even when she conjures a massive ice palace while she's already unknowingly creating an EndlessWinter. The fact that she can create intelligent life in the form of {{Snowlems}} also means she fits a decent number of real-world definitions of divinity. There's a reason why the scene where she lets loose for the first time is referred to as her "ascension."
22nd Mar '16 10:26:17 PM M84
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* In ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' Saitama qualifies. His power is so insane that no one can bruise him badly and most people are taken down with ease when he's holding back. He was also faster then Lightspeed Flash. No one comes close compared to his power [[WordOfGod which was stated to be infinite from the creator]].

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* In ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' Saitama qualifies. His power is so insane that no one can bruise him badly and most people are taken down with ease when he's holding back. He was also faster then Lightspeed Flash. No one comes close compared to his power [[WordOfGod which was stated to be infinite from the creator]]. The Hero Association official who observed Saitama breaking all of the records on the physical portion of the exam even describes Saitama as having a god inside him.
15th Mar '16 7:08:43 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse, Princess Luna falls squarely into this trope, as does Corona, The Tyrant Sun. Cadance falls right at the very bottom of this trope: While an order of magnitude more powerful than a mortal pony, she's still far weaker than [[spoiler: her mother]]. It's implied that she'll eventually grow into this trope, however.
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