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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 V’han, 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 V’han, who conquered millions billions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over ans watches and monitors it very cautiously]]
22nd Sep '16 10:02:29 AM Prfnoff
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* The Gods (or "Ymirian Guards") in ''Nerhûn'' are actually highly advanced aliens from the nearby planet Ymir who used EnÃ'r as an experimental location for genetic modification. It got slightly out of hand, though...

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* The Gods (or "Ymirian Guards") in ''Nerhûn'' ''Nerhûn'' are actually highly advanced aliens from the nearby planet Ymir who used EnÃ'r Enôr as an experimental location for genetic modification. It got slightly out of hand, though...
22nd Sep '16 9:45:28 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'', the Sphere is this from the narrator's perspective, having unusual powers deriving from existing in another dimension, i.e. the third.
16th Sep '16 2:02:35 AM 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 V’han, who conquered millions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over]]

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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 V’han, who conquered millions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over]]over ans watches it very cautiously]]
16th Sep '16 2:00:03 AM sirbiznatchderyk
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* In the 6th Edition of TabletopGame/HeroSystem there are at least three races [[spoiler:the Malvans, the Odrugarans and the Mandaarians]] capable of doing anything from colonizing and terraforming asteroids and planets to shattering planets, pull a moon or planet out of its orbit and “fling” it away from its parent body, transmute one type of matter into another type of matter (thus allowing for the nigh-instantaneous creation of objects from “thin air”), quickly and easily clone any living creature, then copy or transfer memories into the clone, create force-fields that protect against virtually any force (including magic and psionics), cross the Milky Way Galaxy in as little as a day (military starships) or a week (common civilian models), teleport people and objects over interstellar distances (and sometimes further), giving themselves any superpower they desire and cure nearly any disease, heal nearly any injury,and extend lifespans for centuries (or even millennia, or can even live forever). [[spoiler::Luckily they're all peaceful or too lazy from being able to replicate anything they want to be a threat.]]

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* In the 6th Edition of TabletopGame/HeroSystem there are at least three races [[spoiler:the Malvans, the Odrugarans and the Mandaarians]] capable of doing anything from colonizing and terraforming asteroids and planets to shattering planets, pull a moon or planet out of its orbit and “fling” it away from its parent body, transmute one type of matter into another type of matter (thus allowing for the nigh-instantaneous creation of objects from “thin air”), quickly and easily clone any living creature, then copy or transfer memories into the clone, create force-fields that protect against virtually any force (including magic and psionics), cross the Milky Way Galaxy in as little as a day (military starships) or a week (common civilian models), teleport people and objects over interstellar distances (and sometimes further), giving themselves any superpower they desire and cure nearly any disease, heal nearly any injury,and extend lifespans for centuries (or even millennia, or can even live forever). [[spoiler::Luckily [[spoiler:Luckily they're all peaceful or too lazy from being able to replicate anything they want to be a threat.]]]]
**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 V’han, who conquered millions of universes of the multiverse cannot take that one universe over]]
15th Sep '16 3:37:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': The "Gods" who presented themselves as {{superhero}}es to humanity are in fact only the rebellious children of a truly godlike race of aliens who created them for their own experiments. The comic eventually concludes that none of these entities are really gods, just more powerful/advanced ones.
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