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25th Apr '18 8:33:10 PM noheartxanother
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* [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth The current JLA]] and ComicBook/DoomPatrol introduced not simply a superheroic god, but the God of Superheroes himself, Ahl. Reaching down from his domain in "Final Heaven" millions of years ago, he gave birth not only to the idea of justice, but to the concept that would eventually become Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, from whom all other superheroes symbolically descend; the area where he touched Earth, having risen up to meet him and eventually becoming a mountain in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island, would one day become the first headquarters of the original Justice League, who were unaware of the true significance of Mount Justice. By the time we learn of him however [[KillTheGod he's been murdered under unknown circumstances]] with (or possibly '''by''', given its title) "The Brick That Can Think", [[ApologeticAttacker which mysteriously had "I'M SORRY" written on it.]]

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* [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth The current JLA]] and ComicBook/DoomPatrol introduced not simply a superheroic god, but the God of Superheroes himself, Ahl. Reaching down from his domain in "Final Heaven" millions of years ago, he gave birth not only to the idea of justice, but to the concept that would eventually become Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, from whom all other superheroes symbolically descend; the area where he touched Earth, having risen up to meet him and eventually becoming a mountain in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island, would one day become the first headquarters of the original Justice League, who were unaware of the true significance of Mount Justice. By the time we learn of him however [[KillTheGod he's long since been murdered under unknown circumstances]] murdered]] by [[spoiler: Haxxalon the Star Archer]] with (or possibly '''by''', given its title) "The Brick That Can Think", which in an apparent attempt at communicating its own sentiments on the matter [[ApologeticAttacker which mysteriously had "I'M SORRY" written on it.]]
11th Apr '18 11:16:40 PM noheartxanother
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* [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth The current JLA]] and ComicBook/DoomPatrol introduced not simply a superheroic god, but the God of Superheroes himself, Ahl. Reaching down from his domain in "Final Heaven" millions of years ago, he gave birth not only to the idea of justice, but to the concept that would eventually become Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, from whom all other superheroes symbolically descend; the area where he touched Earth, having risen up to meet him and eventually becoming a mountain in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island, would one day become the first headquarters of the original Justice League, who were unaware of the true significance of Mount Justice. By the time we learn of him however [[KillTheGod he's been murdered under unknown circumstances]] with (or possibly '''by''', given its title) "The Brick That Can Think", [[ApologeticAttacker which mysteriously had "I'M SORRY" written on it.]]
26th Nov '17 12:01:11 PM Malitia
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** Even Thor's adopted brother ''freaking'' Loki was in some superhero teams: In the second lineup of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', admittedly the guy was [[TokenEvilTeammate most of their problems]] too, and if we count disguises in one iteration of the ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' (as Scarlett Witch).

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** Even Thor's adopted brother ''freaking'' Loki ComicBook/{{Loki}} was in some superhero teams: In the second lineup of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', admittedly the guy was [[TokenEvilTeammate most of their problems]] too, and if we count disguises in one iteration of the ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' (as Scarlett Witch).
14th Nov '17 4:39:08 PM WaterBlap
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** And Comicbook/{{Ares}}, god of war, sometime member of Comicbook/TheAvengers, in a semi-{{Aversion}} of EverybodyHatesAres.

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** And Comicbook/{{Ares}}, god of war, sometime member of Comicbook/TheAvengers, in a semi-{{Aversion}} of EverybodyHatesAres.Comicbook/TheAvengers.
24th Sep '17 9:11:17 PM JoeMerl
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** And Comicbook/{{Ares}}, god of war, sometime member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.

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** And Comicbook/{{Ares}}, god of war, sometime member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.Comicbook/TheAvengers, in a semi-{{Aversion}} of EverybodyHatesAres.


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* Comicbook/WonderWoman gets half-points for a few reasons: she's an Amazon, which are basically a race of semi-immortal demigoddesses, and she was created when her mother, Hippolyta, prayed to the gods to create her from clay. The Comicbook/New52 changed things so that she was Zeus' daughter, but Comicbook/DCRebirth has changed it back. She also briefly became the goddess of truth, but is now back to being (semi-)mortal.
** The second Comicbook/WonderGirl, Cassie Sandsmark, is a modern demigoddess, being the daughter of Zeus and a normal {{Muggle}} archaeologist. (During the Comicbook/New52 she was reimagined as Zeus' granddaughter.)
17th Jun '17 3:10:31 AM Morgenthaler
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1st Apr '17 3:35:15 AM Doug86
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* Over at [[DCComics DC,]] Hercules is treated as a JerkAss more often than not, usually showing up to get in fights with Comicbook/WonderWoman or [[{{Comicbook/Superman}} Superman.]] His most notable outing as a ''hero'' was in the Silver Age series Hercules Unchained, where he defended the remnants of mankind in a post-nuclear world.

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* Over at [[DCComics DC,]] Creator/{{DC|Comics}}, Hercules is treated as a JerkAss more often than not, usually showing up to get in fights with Comicbook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman or [[{{Comicbook/Superman}} Superman.]] Franchise/{{Superman}}. His most notable outing as a ''hero'' was in the Silver Age series Hercules Unchained, where he defended the remnants of mankind in a post-nuclear world.
21st Nov '16 10:07:29 PM HelloLamppost
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** Brunhilde the Valkyrie is a super heroine as well. She had a lengthy stint as a member of the Defenders.
21st Nov '16 10:00:20 PM HelloLamppost
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* Over at [[DCComics DC,]] Hercules is treated as a JerkAss more often than not, usually showing up to get in fights with Comicbook/WonderWoman or [[{{Comicbook/Superman}} Superman.]] His most notable outing as a ''hero'' was in the Silver Age series Hercules Unchained, where he defended the remnants of mankind in a post-nuclear world.
17th Jan '16 6:33:45 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' of MarvelComics is one of the first (and more obvious) examples.
** Thor's sister, [[ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics Angela]], joined the superhero team ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, and fought alongside them.

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''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' of MarvelComics is one of the first (and more obvious) examples.
** Thor's sister, [[ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics Angela]], ComicBook/{{Angela|MarvelComics}}, joined the superhero team ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, and fought alongside them.



** Even Thor's adopted brother ''freaking'' Loki was in some superhero teams: In the second lineup of the ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'', admittedly the guy was [[TokenEvilTeammate most of their problems]] too, and if we count disguises in one iteration of the ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' (as Scarlett Witch).
** ''TheUltimates'' takes an interesting look at Marvel's Thor, focusing on the fact that anybody who claimed to be a god would immediately be classified as insane. The existence of superpowers only makes it worse, of course, as his powers are not entirely inexplicable.

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** Even Thor's adopted brother ''freaking'' Loki was in some superhero teams: In the second lineup of the ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'', ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', admittedly the guy was [[TokenEvilTeammate most of their problems]] too, and if we count disguises in one iteration of the ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' (as Scarlett Witch).
** ''TheUltimates'' ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' takes an interesting look at Marvel's Thor, focusing on the fact that anybody who claimed to be a god would immediately be classified as insane. The existence of superpowers only makes it worse, of course, as his powers are not entirely inexplicable.



* The ComicBook/NewGods, though the degree to which most of the New Gods are ''gods'' rather than HumanAliens [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with superpowers and advanced technology]] varies a lot. Creator/JackKirby originally conceived them as new characters to introduce into the Thor mythos--they were literally a ''new'' pantheon for modern times, hence all the technological and modern imagery, rather than ancient chariots and swords. But he jumped ship to DC and took them with him. In that sense, the name "ComicBook/NewGods" is something of an ArtifactTitle.
* The gods of ''[[http://www.pantheaobscura.com/ Panthea Obscura]]'' actually ''set out'' to be superheroes.
* The Image comic ''ComicBook/GodComplex''.
* Inverted in ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'': Thor is an villain.
** Thor also appeared in ''ComicBook/{{Elementals}}''. Not too surprising, since all the supers there have magical or mythological origins.
* [[http://www.superdickery.com/45-pages-of-god-hitler-crucified-my-son/ This trope taken to the logical extreme.]]
* Parodied, along with [[TheFundamentalist conservative Christian]] views of God, in ''TomTheDancingBug'''s [[http://www.fecundity.com/pmagnus/godman.html "God Man"]] strips.
* Given this is a Supers Trope, you know there's a ''WhateleyUniverse'' example, and here it is: The New Olympians may or may not be the classical Greek Gods reborn. They certainly think they are, and have appropriate powers.
* The comic series ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'' by WarrenEllis revolves around various countries' attempts to create superheroes based on their religion or mythology. The projects have mostly... not [[AxCrazy fulfilled]] [[EldritchAbomination their]] [[BewareTheSuperman hopes]].
* The GoldenAge Marvel heroes Mercury and Venus were ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. In modern continuity, Mercury was revealed to be Makkari of ComicBook/TheEternals, and Venus was revealed as merely a Siren.
* ''AsurasWrath'' has all the major deities actually be genetically-altered cyborgs. Most of them besides Asura become the main villains.
** It should be noted, though, that there ''is'' a spiritual component to them, as they can be powered up by the prayers and souls of mortals.

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** The GoldenAge Marvel heroes Mercury and Venus were ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. In modern continuity, Mercury was revealed to be Makkari of ComicBook/TheEternals, and Venus was revealed as merely a Siren.
* Thor also appeared in ''ComicBook/{{Elementals}}''. Not too surprising, since all the supers there have magical or mythological origins.
* Inverted in ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'': Thor is a villain.
* The ComicBook/NewGods, though the degree to which most of the New Gods are ''gods'' rather than HumanAliens [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with superpowers and advanced technology]] varies a lot. Creator/JackKirby originally conceived them as new characters to introduce into the Thor mythos--they were literally a ''new'' pantheon for modern times, hence all the technological and modern imagery, rather than ancient chariots and swords. But he jumped ship to DC and took them with him. In that sense, the name "ComicBook/NewGods" is something of an ArtifactTitle.
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%%* The Image comic ''ComicBook/GodComplex''.
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* The gods of ''[[http://www.pantheaobscura.com/ Panthea Obscura]]'' actually ''set out'' to be superheroes.
* The Image comic ''ComicBook/GodComplex''.
* Inverted in ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'': Thor is an villain.
** Thor also appeared in ''ComicBook/{{Elementals}}''. Not too surprising, since all the supers there have magical or mythological origins.
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%%* [[http://www.superdickery.com/45-pages-of-god-hitler-crucified-my-son/ This trope taken to the logical extreme.]]
* Parodied, along with [[TheFundamentalist conservative Christian]] views of God, in ''TomTheDancingBug'''s [[http://www.fecundity.com/pmagnus/godman.html "God Man"]] strips.
* Given this is a Supers Trope, you know there's a ''WhateleyUniverse'' example, and here it is: The New Olympians may or may not be the classical Greek Gods reborn. They certainly think they are, and have appropriate powers.
* The comic series ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'' by WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis revolves around various countries' attempts to create superheroes based on their religion or mythology. The projects have mostly... not [[AxCrazy fulfilled]] [[EldritchAbomination their]] [[BewareTheSuperman hopes]].
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* The GoldenAge Marvel heroes Mercury and Venus were ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. In modern continuity, Mercury was revealed to be Makkari ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'': Parodied, along with [[TheFundamentalist conservative Christian]] views of ComicBook/TheEternals, and Venus was revealed as merely a Siren.
God, in the [[http://www.fecundity.com/pmagnus/godman.html "God Man"]] strips.
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* ''AsurasWrath'' ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has all the major deities actually be genetically-altered cyborgs. Most of them besides Asura become the main villains.
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villains. It should be noted, though, that there ''is'' a spiritual component to them, as they can be powered up by the prayers and souls of mortals.mortals.
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* Given this is a Supers Trope, you know there's a ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example, and here it is: The New Olympians may or may not be the classical Greek Gods reborn. They certainly think they are, and have appropriate powers.
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