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4th Dec '17 12:21:29 PM BeerBaron
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* In the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe theoretically any mortal can achieve godhood by accomplishing the "Psijic Endeavor". At the end of this you will observe the entirety of the universe, and if you can hold on to your individuality, you shall ascend to godhood. If you don't, you will lose yourself in all existence to the point where you never existed.

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* In the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe theoretically any mortal series' universe, there is a method by which mortals can achieve godhood by accomplishing the [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascend to godhood]]. It has several names and variations (the "Psijic Endeavor". At Endeavor" championed by the end ancient Chimeri prophet Veloth and [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec, the idea of this you will observe "Ehlnofic Annulment" championed by the [[TheTheocracy Alessian Order]], etc.) but each, essentially, teaches that mortals can "observe the entirety of the universe, universe" (ie, realize that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall they are in a video game]]) and if you can hold on to your individuality, you shall ascend to godhood. If you don't, you will lose yourself in all existence to the point then accomplish one of three things. The first is [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence CHIM]], where one becomes aware of this nature, exists as one with it, and maintains a sense of individuality. (Vivec hints at this in his ''[[InGameNovel 36 Lessons]]'' book series and outright claims to have achieved this in [[WordOfGod developer written]] [[LooseCanon supplemental works]].) The second is [[TheOmnipotent Amaranth]], where one exit's this universe to create one's own. The third, which occurs if one fails to maintain their individuality in either step, is [[CessationOfExistence Zero-Sum]], where one experiences the "extreme" version of this trope, ceasing to be and fading into the universe as if you never existed.were. (Note that, [[NonindicativeName despite the name]], the Psijic Endeavor has nothing to do with the [[MagicalSociety Psijic Order]]. The Psijic Order does not believe that there really is a fundamental difference between ancestor spirits and gods in the first place, and ascending to divinity has never been mentioned as a motivation of theirs.)
3rd Dec '17 2:07:26 AM lillolillo
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** A later version of The Dark Angel tried to do this to ComicBook/PostCrisis Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} by trapping her in a horrifying illusion without her knowledge. If Supergirl had mentally, physically, or spiritually broken, Dark Angel would have had the authority to erase her. Supergirl survived the test, but Dark Angel decided to erase her anyway, only to be stopped by her boss, The Monitor.

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** A later version of The the Dark Angel tried to do this to ComicBook/PostCrisis Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis]]'' ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} by trapping her in a horrifying illusion without her knowledge. If Supergirl had mentally, physically, or spiritually broken, Dark Angel would have had the authority to erase her. Supergirl survived the test, but Dark Angel decided to erase her anyway, only to be stopped by her boss, The Monitor.
3rd Nov '17 9:59:37 AM Smeagol17
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-->-- ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73559 Door to Nothingness]]" flavor text

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-->-- ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73559 Door to Nothingness]]" [[FlavorText flavor text
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2nd Nov '17 7:32:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* This is the basis of the short story "Exit" by Harry Farjeon - which was later adapted into [[https://vimeo.com/76992293 a short movie]] starring Creator/JulianGlover.

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* This is the basis of the short story "Exit" by Harry Farjeon - which was later adapted into and [[https://vimeo.com/76992293 a the short movie]] film]] adaptation starring Creator/JulianGlover.
2nd Nov '17 7:32:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* This is the basis of the short story "Exit" by Harry Farjeon - which was later adapted into [[https://vimeo.com/76992293 a short movie]] starring Creator/JulianGlover.
1st Nov '17 6:10:21 PM marymichael
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*** [[spoiler: They could open the Ghost Door in John Dies at the End because that book takes place in the timeline the Shadow Men created ''after the fact'' in This Book is Full of Spiders.]]
28th Oct '17 1:44:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' had a limited-run {{Sourcebook}} written as an April Fool's joke called ''The Rifter 9 1/2''. One of the gag articles was written as a TakeThat against [[{{Munchkin}} power gaming]] and PowerCreepPowerSeep known as "Giga-Damage." It was described as a new game mechanic, weapons that literally do 1 million times the damage of regular weapons in the game. The writer suggested that one way to handle this is to have any normal item hit by a Giga-Damage weapon is not only vaporized, but never existed at all. He goes on to explain how he used a Giga-Damage weapon in his game to destroy a piece "[[ChristopherColumbus of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria]]"[[note]] No, that wasn't written wrong. The writer himself seemed to think that Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria was the name of one ship. Of course, the fact that said writer is something of a BookDumb idiot was a running gag throughout the book[[/note]] and that is how he was able to become the Overlord of Illinois.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' had a limited-run {{Sourcebook}} written as an April Fool's joke called ''The Rifter 9 1/2''. One of the gag articles was written as a TakeThat against [[{{Munchkin}} power gaming]] and PowerCreepPowerSeep known as "Giga-Damage." It was described as a new game mechanic, weapons that literally do 1 million times the damage of regular weapons in the game. The writer suggested that one way to handle this is to have any normal item hit by a Giga-Damage weapon is not only vaporized, but never existed at all. He goes on to explain how he used a Giga-Damage weapon in his game to destroy a piece "[[ChristopherColumbus "[[UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria]]"[[note]] No, that wasn't written wrong. The writer himself seemed to think that Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria was the name of one ship. Of course, the fact that said writer is something of a BookDumb idiot was a running gag throughout the book[[/note]] and that is how he was able to become the Overlord of Illinois.
17th Oct '17 10:03:22 PM fearman182
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* In ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'', Thibault/Anonymous, whose superpower is normally being a ForgettablePerson, seems to suffer a serious case of this after his DespairEventHorizon.

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* In ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'', Thibault/Anonymous, whose superpower is normally being a ForgettablePerson, ForgettableCharacter, seems to suffer a serious case of this after his DespairEventHorizon.
17th Oct '17 9:59:49 PM fearman182
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* In ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'', Thibault/Anonymous, whose superpower is normally being a ForgettablePerson, seems to suffer a serious case of this after his DespairEventHorizon.
7th Oct '17 3:51:54 AM lillolillo
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* [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy's]] (again) {{Retcon}}-ed origin involved her being cursed by a character called the Dark Angel to live [[DiabolusExMachina a life full of pain and suffering]], with her life being restarted and erased from the world's memory --again-- when Donna was at her lowest. (In the most recent case, the death of her ex-husband and son, coupled with the loss of her powers). Hippolyta (the Wonder Woman at the time) and her Teen Titans teammate Wally West (Franchise/TheFlash) remembered her due to being outside the timestream when it was rewritten, and Donna was restored to her previous form, complete with powers (because they used Wally's memories to restore her, and he remembered her best with her Wonder Girl powers).

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* [[ComicBook/WonderGirl ''ComicBook/WonderGirl'': Donna Troy's]] Troy's (again) {{Retcon}}-ed origin involved her being cursed by a character called the Dark Angel to live [[DiabolusExMachina a life full of pain and suffering]], with her life being restarted and erased from the world's memory --again-- when Donna was at her lowest. (In the most recent case, the death of her ex-husband and son, coupled with the loss of her powers). Hippolyta (the Wonder Woman at the time) and her Teen Titans teammate Wally West (Franchise/TheFlash) remembered her due to being outside the timestream when it was rewritten, and Donna was restored to her previous form, complete with powers (because they used Wally's memories to restore her, and he remembered her best with her Wonder Girl powers).
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