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13th Feb '17 2:49:13 PM Onlythrice
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* [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies Arceus]] from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is the strongest of the (non mega or primal) legendary monsters and said to be the creator of the universe. Furthermore, it spawned the Creation trio and pixie trio, both of which are considered gods in their own right, the former of which are themselves capable of creating and destroying a universe by themselves.

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* [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies Arceus]] from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is the strongest of the (non mega or primal) legendary monsters and said to be the creator of the universe. Furthermore, it spawned the Creation trio and pixie trio, lake guardians, both of which are considered gods in their own right, right with the former of which are themselves being capable of creating and destroying a universe by themselves.
29th Jan '17 4:16:08 AM AgentSniff
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** Most of our knowledge of the Germanic pantheon comes from Iceland, the last Germanic region to be Christianized. Scattered fragments and reports from Christian scholars in earlier pagan Germanic regions suggest that, like the Greeks, many Germanic peoples saw their Thunder God, (Thor, Thunor, Donar), as their chief god.
13th Jan '17 6:13:59 PM SirPellucidar
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** Darkseid is also sometimes known as ''The God the Devil Prays To''
4th Jan '17 4:03:25 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': The four Chaos Gods are forever battling to establish dominance, though none of them stay at the top for long (and don't ''want'' to, permanent victory would leave them with nothing to do). As they're basically emotion incarnate, this is done both by beating the other gods' followers and by the amount of sentient beings experiencing rage (Khorne), hope (Tzeentch), love/despair (Nurgle) or desire (Slaanesh) in the galaxy. Due to the amount of bloodshed constantly going on, Khorne is usually TopGod by default.


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* ''{{VideoGame/Pharaoh}}'' has five gods (Osiris, Ra, Bast, Seth and Ptah), each able to influence part of the game's mechanics (the Nile flood, diplomacy, health, war and industry) and placated by building temples. Depending on the city's location, some gods take on greater importance and can have temple complexes dedicated to them, which give two small bonuses from related aspects (such as increasing game regeneration rates, lowering worker salaries, or empowering priests to fight crime/heal the sick).
15th Dec '16 12:29:25 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''The Tamuli'', most of the gods are mortal (although very hard to kill) and [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly their power is directly tied to how many worshipers they have]]. Then there are Bhelliom and Klael, who have no such restrictions and are responsible for the creation and destruction (respectively) of entire worlds.
** In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' from the same author, UL is the father of the other gods and is far more powerful than them, though he's usually pretty hands-off; he was intended as roughly analagous to the Judeo-Christian God. [[BigBad Torak]] ''thinks'' he's this, but it's all in his head- really, it's about as close as an actual god can come to declaring AGodAmI.

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In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''The Tamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', most of the gods are mortal (although very hard to kill) and [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly their power is directly tied to how many worshipers they have]]. Then there are Bhelliom and Klael, who have no such restrictions and are responsible for the creation and destruction (respectively) of entire worlds.
** In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' from the same author, ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', UL is the father of the other gods and is far more powerful than them, though he's usually pretty hands-off; he was intended as roughly analagous to the Judeo-Christian God. [[BigBad Torak]] ''thinks'' he's this, but it's all in his head- really, head--really, it's about as close as an actual god can come to declaring AGodAmI.
20th Nov '16 7:38:45 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' loves this one. Some planets have a God, then there are their bosses, the four Kaioh (Kings of Worlds) that rule over the four galaxies, the Dai-Kaioh that leads the four Kaiohs, the four Kaiohshin (God Kings of Worlds) that are over the Kaiohs and rule over the four quadrants of the Universe '''and''' the afterlife, plus their boss Dai-Kaiohshin, making this dude a King of Gods of Gods of Gods. And then ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' revealed that the Kaiohsin and the Dai-Kaioshin are the Gods of Creation balanced out by the God of Destruction. The God of Destruction also has a mentor who is much stronger and it is revealed there are twelve universes, a God of Destruction for each. [[spoiler: ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that there ''is'' a king of {{multiverse}}, and ''his mere presence causes Gods of Destruction to freak out''.]]

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' loves this one. Some planets have a God, then there are their bosses, the four Kaioh (Kings of Worlds) that rule over the four galaxies, the Dai-Kaioh that leads the four Kaiohs, the four Kaiohshin (God Kings of Worlds) that are over the Kaiohs and rule over the four quadrants of the Universe '''and''' the afterlife, plus their boss Dai-Kaiohshin, making this dude a King of Gods of Gods of Gods. And then ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' revealed that the Kaiohsin and the Dai-Kaioshin are the Gods of Creation balanced out by the God of Destruction. The God of Destruction also has a mentor who is much stronger and it is revealed there are twelve universes, a God of Destruction for each. [[spoiler: ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that there ''is'' a king of {{multiverse}}, and ''his mere presence causes Gods of Destruction to freak out''. He also has the power to destroy ''the whole multiverse'', which he later proves.]]
19th Nov '16 6:46:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', the Returned are the gods of Hallandren, and their leader is Susebron the God-King. [[spoiler: But Susebron is actually a figurehead for his priesthood, and the Returned are ''not'' gods in BrandonSanderson's wider cosmology, though their followers certainly regard them as such]].

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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', the Returned are the gods of Hallandren, and their leader is Susebron the God-King. [[spoiler: But Susebron is actually a figurehead for his priesthood, and the Returned are ''not'' gods in BrandonSanderson's wider cosmology, though their followers certainly regard them as such]].



* The ''YoungWizards'' series has [[{{God}} The One]], who is ultimate source of everything, although It [[DivineDelegation delegates quite a bit]]. This applies because Its most immediate agents, The PowersThatBe, are godlike in power and have been worshiped as deities; in fact, one of them has been known as Athena [[AllMythsAreTrue and other pagan figures]].

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has [[{{God}} The One]], who is ultimate source of everything, although It [[DivineDelegation delegates quite a bit]]. This applies because Its most immediate agents, The PowersThatBe, are godlike in power and have been worshiped as deities; in fact, one of them has been known as Athena [[AllMythsAreTrue and other pagan figures]].
1st Nov '16 7:16:52 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perun Perun]], notable for being worshiped as a grand god by nearly ''all'' Slavic tribes. Even if they couldn't agree on anything else, they acknowledged that Perun was the god of gods.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perun Perun]], Perun,]] notable for being worshiped as a grand god by nearly ''all'' Slavic tribes. Even if they couldn't agree on anything else, they acknowledged that Perun was the god of gods.



* Final Fantasy has a few unrelated examples, due to the independent universes of each game.

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* Final Fantasy ''Final Fantasy'' has a few unrelated examples, due to the independent universes of each game.
1st Nov '16 7:15:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Prior to the descent of UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, the Arabs had a pantheon of clan deities. They acknowledged Allah, adapted from an Aramaic term for [[Myth/HebrewMythology the Hebrew God]] but besides crediting him with the creation of the heavens, the earths and providing rain they kept him in the background, focusing their worship on the clan deities, mostly as a part to assert the superiority of one's own clan over others ([[CrapsackWorld it was a vicious time]]). According to the ''Book Of Idols'', Allah's children were more venerated than he was and Hubal, whose idol was the greatest of those in the Ka'bah would have been king of the Arab gods from the Quaraysh and other Meccan's perspective.

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* Prior to the descent of UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, the Arabs had a pantheon of clan deities. They acknowledged Allah, adapted from an Aramaic term for [[Myth/HebrewMythology the Hebrew God]] but besides crediting him with the creation of the heavens, the earths and providing rain they kept him in the background, focusing their worship on the clan deities, mostly as a part to assert the superiority of one's own clan over others ([[CrapsackWorld it was a vicious time]]). According to the ''Book Of Idols'', Allah's children were more venerated than he was and Hubal, whose idol was the greatest of those in the Ka'bah Ka'bah, would have been king of the Arab gods from the Quaraysh and other Meccan's perspective.
1st Nov '16 7:14:45 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' there is Eru Ilúvatar (who is meant to be the Christian God), who rules over the Ainur (angels equivalents to "lesser gods") as a God of Gods. This was one of the ways that Tolkien--a devout Catholic--reconciled his fictional world to his deeply-held religious beliefs. There's also Manwë, who is the leader and most powerful of the Valar (the 14 -- 15 if you count [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] -- strongest Ainur) and functions as a King of Gods under Eru's ultimate lordship.

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' there is Eru Ilúvatar (who is meant to be the Christian God), who rules over the Ainur (angels equivalents equivalent to "lesser gods") as a God of Gods. This was one of the ways that Tolkien--a devout Catholic--reconciled his fictional world to his deeply-held religious beliefs. There's also Manwë, who is the leader and most powerful of the Valar (the 14 -- 15 if you count [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] -- strongest Ainur) and functions as a King of Gods under Eru's ultimate lordship.
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