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12th Mar '17 11:15:59 AM mlsmithca
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* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' has Lorien and the First Ones (the Vorlons and the Shadows can be killed, so they're not on this level; and they represent themselves as [[spoiler: angels and demons respectively]] rather than as gods).

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* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' has Lorien and the First Ones (the Vorlons and the Shadows can be killed, so they're not on this level; and they represent themselves as [[spoiler: angels and demons respectively]] rather than as gods).


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* The Argonds in ''Series/TheAdventureGame'' are more powerful and technologically advanced than the time-and-space travellers from Earth who visit each week, and although polite, they have "a regrettable sense of humour" that inspires them to set a wide variety of lateral thinking and {{Room Escape Game}}s for the Earthlings to solve before they will let them leave again - and even then, they have to cross the grid of the Vortex, which will evaporate them and force them to return to Earth ''on foot'' if they move onto the space it currently occupies.
20th Feb '17 3:17:14 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', the [[RealityWarper Traveler]] is believed to be one of these, especially as humanity's research into it's nature and "Light" led to their glorious technological GoldenAge with incredible wonders of reality-breaking technology. The Guardians, who were humans and transhuman warriors brought back from the dead and infused with the Traveler's Light directly, are akin to space wizards whose abilities blur the line between technology and magic, and whom can do things like defy causality, break through the effects of ontological weaponry that wipe things from existence, and shield them from the effects of multidimensional horrors.
19th Jan '17 6:52:39 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Jan '17 5:20:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' takes the ideas about Creator/HPLovecraft (see Literature below) and runs with them, outright stating that the CthulhuMythos is based off of stories told to Lovecraft by aliens. By extension, the gods of the Mythos were inspired by members of alien races; the title character, Nyarko, is '''[[AKindOfOne a]]''' Nyarlathotepian, but it's unclear if she's '''the''' Nyarlathotep or if it's just a nickname.

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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' takes the ideas about Creator/HPLovecraft (see Literature below) and runs with them, outright stating that the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos is based off of stories told to Lovecraft by aliens. By extension, the gods of the Mythos were inspired by members of alien races; the title character, Nyarko, is '''[[AKindOfOne a]]''' Nyarlathotepian, but it's unclear if she's '''the''' Nyarlathotep or if it's just a nickname.
2nd Jan '17 8:51:10 PM Scrounge
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** And that's to say nothing of the Transformers themselves? Come on, they're MechanicalLifeForms capable of altering their very bodily structure that occasionally come back from the dead. In one episode of [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne the G1 cartoon]], they were actually mistaken for gods by an alien race.

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** And that's to say nothing of the Transformers themselves? Come on, they're MechanicalLifeForms capable of altering their very bodily structure that occasionally come back from the dead.dead, and many of them have their own special traits or abilities on top of that, which range from the relatively prosaic (such as force fields, holograms, or moving very fast) to those that border on supernatural (Starscream's immortal [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]] being one of the most prominent examples). In one episode of [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne the G1 cartoon]], they were actually mistaken for gods by an alien race.
14th Nov '16 7:39:27 PM PaulA
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* Palmer Eldritch in ''The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch'' is an example of this trope.

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* Palmer Eldritch in ''The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch'' is an example of this trope.''Literature/TheThreeStigmataOfPalmerEldritch''.
8th Nov '16 7:38:35 AM BeerBaron
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* A fantasy equivalent of this trope is found in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' with the Tribunal, a trio of immortal elves who obtained divinity utilizing technological artifacts and are worshiped as deities by the Dunmer (the dark elves of the setting). Unlike other existing pantheons in the series, the Tribunal are [[PhysicalGod beings of flesh and blood]] and wield direct power over their followers.

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* A ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame The Dwemer]], though long since disappeared by the time the series takes place, are essentially the
fantasy equivalent equivalent. They looked down on the other mortal races for their [[{{Naytheist}} superstitious beliefs]] that the [[FlatEarthAtheist Aedra and Daedra were truly gods worth worshiping]]. The tools and technologies they left behind are still used by the more clever denizens of this trope is found Tamriel to accomplish feats that conventional technologies and magics cannot match, and [[HandWave no particularly detailed explanation]] for how they did it has ever been given. They were known to bend the laws of time/physics [[RagnarokProofing in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' order to make their creations last for millennia]]. Want to [[DeityOfHumanOrigin tap into the divine powers]] of a [[GodIsDead dead god]]? The Dwemer made tools for that. Want to read an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]] without all of the nasty side effects? The Dwemer made a machine for that. Want to crush your enemies with the Tribunal, a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha? The Dwemer just so happened to leave a complete and functioning one behind.
** The Tribunal are
a trio of immortal elves who obtained divinity utilizing the technological artifacts of the Dwemer and are worshiped as deities by the Dunmer (the dark elves of the setting). Unlike other existing pantheons in the series, the Tribunal are [[PhysicalGod beings of flesh and blood]] and wield direct power over their followers.
1st Nov '16 8:47:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Entity from ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'', an ancient AI capable of reshaping reality.

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* The Entity from ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'', an ancient AI capable of reshaping reality. The Entity's Creators might also count, since the last Creators have been manipulating primitive humans for centuries until they died. The twist? Their goal was to have humans design an infrastructure that would be compatible with their latest AI Angel, designed to fight the Entity. However, the last Creator died centuries before anyone even thought about creating machines that counted numbers. And yet their plan worked.
1st Nov '16 8:41:19 AM ChronoLegion
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* Subverted in ''Series/EarthFinalConflict''; the Taelons view themselves as this out of arrogance, but, as EnergyBeings who can't replenish the energy they're made out of and burn, are actually an evolutionary dead end. Their technology appears wondrous, but it, too, dies from lack of sustenance without outside intervention.

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* Subverted in ''Series/EarthFinalConflict''; the Taelons view themselves as this out of arrogance, but, as EnergyBeings who can't replenish the energy they're made out of and burn, are actually an evolutionary dead end. Their technology appears wondrous, but it, too, dies from lack of sustenance without outside intervention. It's later revealed that the entire Taelon species was created by a cult, who drained core energy out of the rest of the Atavus in order to give a relatively small group thousands of years of potential life. This left the majority of the race (now calling themselves Jaridians) short-lived and extremely pissed off. It's no wonder the Jaridians are so pissed off at the Taelons. Also, the change left the Taelons weak and dying, until a race of EnergyBeings called the Kimera came and fixed their genome (as their way of saying thanks, the Taelons exterminated the Kimera). A branch of the original vampiric Atavus lived on Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago and seemed that way to the primitive humans, until a meteor shower forced them into slumber. Prior to that, their leader Howlyn used the DNA of a dead time-traveling monk to "upgrade" the primitive hominids to the more "modern" man.
24th Sep '16 9:59:03 PM sirbiznatchderyk
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** This is the weaker version in which [[spoiler: The Malvans]] languished, even though they're still the most advanced species in the universe with the most advanced technology. In an alternate universe, the event that caused them to become that way never happened the result, [[spoiler: they took over the universe and continue expanding and are beginning to expand into the multiverse, to the point where the BBEG of the series, Istvatha Víhan, who conquered millions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over ans watches it very cautiously]]

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** This is the weaker version in which [[spoiler: The Malvans]] languished, even though they're still the most advanced species in the universe with the most advanced technology. In an one of the alternate universe, universes, however, the event that caused them to become that way never happened the result, [[spoiler: they took over the universe and continue expanding and are beginning to expand into the multiverse, to the point where the BBEG of the series, Istvatha Víhan, who conquered millions billions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over ans watches and monitors it very cautiously]]
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