Created By: zerky on July 29, 2010 Last Edited By: EternalSeptember on October 24, 2010
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Little Miss Almighty

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Since most people imagine God as an bearded old man, naturally the antithesis of this would be having the supreme ruler of the universe be a young girl instead. Creators will sometimes do this to subvert a viewer's expectations, especially in works heavy with Epileptic Trees and Mind Screw.

Compare to Token Deity for other unlikely gods, and Goo Goo Godlike for other improbably powerful kids.

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Comic Books
  • In The Sandman, the Lord of Chaos Shivering Jemmy manifests as a young blonde girl with a balloon.

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Tabletop Games
  • It is implied in Demon: The Fallen fluff that the (old) World of Darkness' God is a girl. Since the Fallen are pretty much the only still-living beings who have actually seen God at the dawn of time, their word can be trusted.

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  • An old, discontinued webcomic, Acid Reflux, had a little girl get her own (used) universe as a present. Her name, of course, was "God." Much humor occurs when she's sucked into said universe, a sort of high fantasy pastiche.
Community Feedback Replies: 36
  • June 10, 2010
    shimaspawn
    She's a young woman, not a little girl, but Alanis Morissette is God in Dogma
  • June 10, 2010
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
  • June 10, 2010
    Cidolfas
    The song "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla has the chorus, "Tell me all your thoughts on God / 'Cause I'd really like to meet her".
  • June 10, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Not "God" as such, but on Angel The Powers That Be manifested themselves as a little girl for a while.
  • June 10, 2010
    arromdee
    The same reason also results in Token Deity.
  • June 10, 2010
    foxley
    In The Sandman, the Lord of Chaos Shivering Jemmy manifests as a young blonde girl with a balloon.
  • June 11, 2010
    LillyS
    Not exactly God, but The Never-Ending Story has Moonchild.
  • June 11, 2010
    DaibhidC
    If we're including gods who aren't actually God God, then there's Aphrael, the Child Goddess in The Elenium.
  • June 11, 2010
    codywalton
    Also not technically a God, but Ivy (The Archive) in the Dresden Files contains the entire wealth of any knowledge that has ever been written down in any language throughout time... in the body of a 8-year old girl... who likes kitties.
  • June 11, 2010
    Superior
  • June 12, 2010
    Chabal2
    The Ellimist, who "merely appears all-powerful from your limited perspective", first appears to the group by copying the form of a nearby girl.
  • June 28, 2010
    Superior
    The premise of Kamichu!. The full title actually means "The Goddess, A Middle-School Girl"
  • June 28, 2010
    brynnflynn
    This screams Aphrael from the Elenium series. Funnily enough, she's widely considered to be one of the most powerful of the Younger Gods, mostly because of her propensity for kisses.
  • June 28, 2010
    Smokie
  • July 29, 2010
    Superior
    Is this Up For Grabs?
  • July 29, 2010
    Fanra
    Little Miss Almighty is Made Of Win, Superior.
  • July 29, 2010
    Bisected8
    Ivy from The Dresden Files has a strong case for being this.
  • July 29, 2010
    Koveras
    It is implied in Demon The Fallen fluff that the (old) World Of Darkness' God is a girl. Since the Fallen are pretty much the only still-living beings who have actually seen God at the dawn of time, their word can be trusted.
  • July 29, 2010
    TooBah
  • July 29, 2010
    arromdee
    Haruhi should not be in there. The god theory came from one character and there's little reason to believe it's actually true. It's just turned into a fan meme that grew out of control.
  • July 29, 2010
    Superior
    ^ It's not a matter of being proven false or true, we and the characters all know that she is a really powerful reality warper, it is only depending on your definition of "God", if you want to be call her that, or only call her "A really powerful reality warper".
  • July 29, 2010
    JoeG
    One of God's forms in Joan Of Arcadia is a young girl with glasses.
  • July 29, 2010
    arromdee
    Superior: By that reasoning Superman is a god.
  • July 29, 2010
    Shrikesnest
    @arromdee: Superman exists in a very different 'verse than Haruhi does.
  • July 31, 2010
    DraculaOnABike
    Eternal Daughter: Player character Mia is a demigod.
  • August 1, 2010
    Taelor
    ^^ Superman meets the requirements on Physical God.
  • August 1, 2010
    arromdee
    This should be limited to characters who are either called gods, or who fall into a common god archetype. Putting in Haruhi is Entry Pimping; she may have great powers, but the story is set up so that she doesn't use them. She's not written as a god.
  • August 1, 2010
    Superior
    I ask a second time, just to be sure: Is this Up For Grabs?
  • August 1, 2010
    dotchan
  • October 10, 2010
    EternalSeptember
    ^ That one takes "godlike" a lot more liberally, for very strong infants. Even Harry Potter, and Kirby are examples.

  • October 10, 2010
    Xzenu
  • October 18, 2010
    BlackDragon
    The anime Kamichama Karin has several very young gods and godesses... though the titular character really isn't very GOOD at it, despite apparently being an incarnation of Athena.

    Oh, and if we're including Eldritch Abominations, there's Pandora Chaos Raven from El Goonish Shive - exactly what qualifies as her 'true form' is debateable, but her prefered form when manifesting in the 'real' world is that of a creepy little girl with blond pigtails.
  • October 18, 2010
    carla
    god took the shape of an elementary-school girl a couple of times in Joan Of Arcadia.
  • October 18, 2010
    EternalSeptember
    This seems very picturable. Could anyone provide a page picture? For example a fan-created picture showing Haruhi in a typical God pose, like in the clouds, or something.
  • October 19, 2010
    arromdee
    The Haruhi is God meme has gone far enough. Since it's not all that supported by the story, I would hope we don't help spread it.
  • October 19, 2010
    Speedball
    An old, discontinued webcomic, Acid Reflux, had a little girl get her own (used) universe as a present. Her name, of course, was "God." Much humor occurs when she's sucked into said universe, a sort of high fantasy pastiche.
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