Created By: Glucharina on May 30, 2011

A God Is This

Character proclaim something to be god.

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Pretty much what laconic version says. Character says that something is his god, ether an object or abstract concept, like power or gold. Can be Badass Creed, or can be declaration of cynicism and corruption.

Examples

Film
  • They Live! has memetic scene where main character sees that money has "This is your god" written on them.

Live-Action TV
  • Syrio Forel from Game of Thrones (I don't know if it is true to his book prototype) said that there is only one god - and his name is death.

Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • May 30, 2011
    JonnyB
    Older Than Dirt: In the Bible, the Israelites rebel against Moses (who's up on Mt. Sinai talking to God) and demand an idol to worship instead, so Aaron the High Priest fashions a golden calf and tells the Israelites, "this is your god!"
  • May 30, 2011
    kuyanJ
    In Order Of The Stick, Elan founds a religion with his puppet Banjo as it's god in order to gain the magic powers clerics get in Oot S' universe. This turns out to only give him a so-weak-as-to-be-useless version of those powers, but he continues worshiping Banjo anyway.
  • May 30, 2011
    Glucharina
    Not exactly what I meant. I meant calling something god metaphorically.
  • May 30, 2011
    hevendor717
    Then it's a bad trope name.

    And I was just going to use the Megadeuses (mecha assumed gods by the populace) from The Big O and Canti from FLCL (a god according to Mamimi) as examples..
  • May 30, 2011
    jate88
    The title made A God Am I come to mind.
  • May 30, 2011
    Bisected8
    I'm pretty sure it was supposed to....
  • May 30, 2011
    MikaruKeiko
    If you talk to Itsuki Kouzumi of Haruhi Suzumiya about the titular character for any length of time, he say that she's like a god at least once.
  • May 30, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The Bible: when Moses went up the mountain to talk to God the Israelites down below got antsy, made a graven image out of gold and started worshipping it.
  • May 31, 2011
    JonnyB
    Take a look at the first comment, random.
  • June 2, 2011
    NetMonster
    Happens in one of the stories in Isaac Asimov's sci-fi anthology "I, Robot", where the robots in a space station start worshipping a piece of equipment as their god.
  • June 2, 2011
    Arivne
    ^ That was "Reason".
  • June 3, 2011
    MikaruKeiko
    To prevent anymore backlashes about sources or etc, please remember what the correct source was and check the comment roster in case someone already put one up before posting. This should be All There In The Manual, but it seems that some don't look through the manual.
  • June 4, 2011
    MikaruKeiko
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=xpawwxwmla8hr169q1avmxw1