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14th Feb '17 8:46:45 AM ILikeRobots
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}:''
** The Aasimar are beings descended from good-aligned Outsiders like [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] or azatas and mortal humanoids ([[HumansAreSpecial most often humans]]); they are often unearthly beautiful, ethereal, and are one of the [[LongLived longest-lived]] races in the game, and have a few innate good- and light-based powers.
** The Celestial sorcerer bloodline is a sorcerer of any race who either has a good-aligned Outsider ancestor somewhere in their family tree, was blessed by a good-aligned deity at their birth, or something similar. They eventually gain powers like the ability to manifest and fly with [[GoodWingsEvilwiNGS feathery, angelic wings]], as well as the ability to [[HolyHandGrenade purge things with light]].
28th Jan '17 1:11:16 PM narm00
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* In the ''StargateVerse'', any character on the path to {{ascen|dToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}sion displays a plethora of PsychicPowers, which signifies how close they are to becoming the [[PowersThatBe god-like]] ascended.

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* In the ''StargateVerse'', ''Franchise/StargateVerse'', any character on the path to {{ascen|dToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}sion displays a plethora of PsychicPowers, which signifies how close they are to becoming the [[PowersThatBe god-like]] ascended.



** The swan's children, Helen (her half - sister Clytemnestra was daughter of Leda and her human husband, Tyndareos) and her twin brothers Castor and Pollux: children of Zeus and Leda .

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** The swan's children, Helen (her half - sister Clytemnestra was daughter of Leda and her human husband, Tyndareos) and her twin brothers Castor and Pollux: children of Zeus and Leda .Leda.



* [[KingArthur Merlin]] is thought to be the child of a demon and mortal, although in the original myths he was depicted as something of a fey spirit, so half-fairy was more likely.

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* [[KingArthur Merlin]] Myth/{{Merlin}} is thought to be the child of a demon and mortal, although in the original myths he was depicted as something of a fey spirit, so half-fairy was more likely.



** In the ''{{Mahabharata}}'' there are the sons of Kunti: Karna (son of Surya), Yudisthira (son of Dharma), Bhima (son of Vayu), and Arjuna (son of Indra). Also the sons of Madri: Nakula and Sahadeva, the sons of the Ashvin twin gods.

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** In the ''{{Mahabharata}}'' ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' there are the sons of Kunti: Karna (son of Surya), Yudisthira (son of Dharma), Bhima (son of Vayu), and Arjuna (son of Indra). Also the sons of Madri: Nakula and Sahadeva, the sons of the Ashvin twin gods.



** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', with its endless tug-o-war between deities, got Chosen -- mortals given a chunk of divine essence to carry and work with. Mystra is most known for keeping a bunch of these, because as the goddess of magic, she ''have to'' stash some power in mortals. They're "not quite mortals" -- don't age or need to sleep, immune to any poisons, and so on. Unlike proxyhood, this can't be called off at will, and as such happens only when gods are ''quite'' sure they want to make this specific follower overpowered and near-immortal -- though, of course, if a Chosen becomes enough of a problem, the respective deity is likely to send powerful and more loyal minions to take it from the renegade's dead body; this happened to The Rebel Chosen (killed by Elminster) and Sammaster after he went violently insane (killed by Khelben).

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** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', with its endless tug-o-war between deities, got Chosen -- mortals given a chunk of divine essence to carry and work with. Mystra is most known for keeping a bunch of these, because as the goddess of magic, she ''have ''had to'' stash some power in mortals. They're "not quite mortals" -- don't age or need to sleep, immune to any poisons, and so on. Unlike proxyhood, this can't be called off at will, and as such happens only when gods are ''quite'' sure they want to make this specific follower overpowered and near-immortal -- though, of course, if a Chosen becomes enough of a problem, the respective deity is likely to send powerful and more loyal minions to take it from the renegade's dead body; this happened to The Rebel Chosen (killed by Elminster) and Sammaster after he went violently insane (killed by Khelben).
18th Jan '17 2:01:23 PM MadCat221
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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a Disney depiction of a mythic figure common in a vast number of real-life Polynesian mythologies. While real-life depictions range from mere human to full-on divinity, this movie's depiction settles for the middle of the road and explicitly calls Maui a demigod. In this version, he was not born SemiDivine, but was abandoned to the ocean by AbusiveParents who didn't want him. Well, the Gods weren't gonna have any of ''that'', so they took him in and made him Maui, Demigod of the Wind and Seas.

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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a Disney depiction of a mythic figure common in a vast number of real-life Polynesian mythologies. While real-life depictions range from mere human to full-on divinity, this movie's depiction settles for the middle of the road and explicitly calls Maui a demigod. In this version, he was not born SemiDivine, but was abandoned to the ocean by AbusiveParents who didn't want him. Well, the Gods weren't gonna have any of ''that'', so they took him in and [[TouchedByVorlons made him Maui, Maui]], Demigod of the Wind and Seas.
18th Jan '17 12:50:31 PM FringeBenefits
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* [[spoiler:Could apply to Zero and Hanami as the ''[[GodJob keshin]]'' of the Gods]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.

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* [[spoiler:Could apply to Zero and Hanami as the ''[[GodJob keshin]]'' of the Gods]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}''.
13th Jan '17 12:53:11 AM MadCat221
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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a Disney depiction of a mythic figure common in a vast number of real-life Polynesian mythologies. While real-life depictions range from mere human to full-on divinity, this movie's depiction settles for the middle of the road and explicitly calls Maui a demigod.

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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a Disney depiction of a mythic figure common in a vast number of real-life Polynesian mythologies. While real-life depictions range from mere human to full-on divinity, this movie's depiction settles for the middle of the road and explicitly calls Maui a demigod. In this version, he was not born SemiDivine, but was abandoned to the ocean by AbusiveParents who didn't want him. Well, the Gods weren't gonna have any of ''that'', so they took him in and made him Maui, Demigod of the Wind and Seas.
13th Jan '17 12:50:49 AM MadCat221
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* Maui in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a Disney depiction of a mythic figure common in a vast number of real-life Polynesian mythologies. While real-life depictions range from mere human to full-on divinity, this movie's depiction settles for the middle of the road and explicitly calls Maui a demigod.
13th Jan '17 12:47:49 AM MadCat221
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->''Open your eyes, let's begin.\\
Yes, it's really me, it's Maui: breathe it in!\\
I know it's a lot: the hair, the '''''bod'''''!\\
When you're staring at a demi-god!''
-->--Maui, [[IAmSong "You're Welcome"]], ''Disney/{{Moana}}''

3rd Jan '17 3:03:32 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Harry as a demigod.
** [[spoiler: Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hercules and Hippolyta, also appears.]]
15th Dec '16 12:00:12 AM PaulA
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* The Delphaes in the ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Shining Ones]]'' started as humans but now are slowly evolving into gods. As a result, they possess awesome powers, but they can also melt alive anyone who gets too close to them. [[spoiler: Eventually, they fully evolve into gods and leave the earth forever.]]

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* The Delphaes in the ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Shining Ones]]'' ''Literature/TheShiningOnes'' started as humans but now are slowly evolving into gods. As a result, they possess awesome powers, but they can also melt alive anyone who gets too close to them. [[spoiler: Eventually, [[spoiler:Eventually, they fully evolve into gods and leave the earth forever.]]
11th Oct '16 9:41:55 PM intastiel
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* The ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series establishes that the D'Angeline people are like this; descended from God's grandson and his angelic companions.
** Special mention must go to the original Master of the Straits from the first trilogy. His mother was a direct child of Elua (or one his companions) while his father was the renegade angel Rahab, thus making The Master of the Straits more divine than mortal

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* The ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series establishes that the D'Angeline people are like this; distantly descended from God's grandson and his angelic companions.
companions. It has some advantages: they have fewer infirmities in old age, women [[FantasyContraception won't get pregnant]] until they pray to "open their wombs", and they tend to be very pretty.
** Special mention must go to the The original Master of the Straits from the first trilogy. His Straits's mother was a direct child of Elua (or one of his companions) by a human while his father was the renegade angel Rahab, thus making The Master of the Straits more divine than mortalgiving him "three parts ichor to one part blood". While his curse keeps him alive, his ancestry keeps him in good health for over 800 years.



** And the sequel to the series, ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', does the same. Many of the main characters are the children on the Roman gods now, however.

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** And the sequel to the series, ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', does the same. Many of the main characters are the children on the Roman gods now, however.



* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' presents himself as a PhysicalGod [[spoiler: but is actually a human who briefly held a portion of the power of the god Preservation a millenium ago. Though he no longer possesses that power directly, while holding it he gained enough divine insight to make him scarily good at all three of the trilogy's forms of FunctionalMagic, rendering him immortal and virtually invincible]]. WordOfGod calls people like this from across the overall cosmology of Sanderson's works "Slivers".

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* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' presents himself as a PhysicalGod [[spoiler: but is actually a human who briefly held a portion of the power of the god Preservation a millenium ago. Though he no longer possesses that power directly, while holding it he gained enough divine insight to make him scarily good at all three of the trilogy's forms of FunctionalMagic, rendering him immortal and virtually invincible]]. WordOfGod calls people like this from across the overall cosmology of Sanderson's works "Slivers".
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