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->''"Now watch closely, everyone. [[BadassBoast I'm going to show you how to kill a god.]]"''
-->-- '''[[LadyOfWar Lady Eboshi]]''', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''

In short, you just [[KillTheGod killed a god]].

This appears in videogames (especially [=RPG=]s), where the FinalBoss is [[GodOfEvil inevitably some kind]] of UltimateEvil [[SealedEvilInACan unleashed upon the world]], or the BigBad has [[AGodAmI ascended to godhood]] and gone OneWingedAngel... only to be defeated by the heroes by whittling down its health points. Particularly jarring if the horror in question is allegedly so powerful that [[GameplayAndStorySegregation according to the backstory]] the {{Precursors}} were only able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal it away]], or if the heroes claim it was defeated via ThePowerOfFriendship (when it's obvious they won via the Power Of {{BFS}}, MoreDakka, and Nuke-Level SummonMagic). Sometimes, you actually do kill {{God}} Himself, which is commonplace in [=JRPGs=].

Maybe the heroes have found some rule stating that the power in question has limits or a NecessaryDrawback, and then proceed to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty exploit it ruthlessly]]. Maybe [[WorfHadTheFlu Cthulhu Had The Flu]]. Sometimes what they defeated was just ''part'' of the being which existed in our reality at the time, in which case reducing its HitPoints to 0 just temporarily banishes it: they were FightingAShadow.

This is generally the result of whenever you put an EldritchAbomination from a cynical world in the same room as a SuperHero from an idealistic world, or anyone or anything else capable of hitting ForMassiveDamage. Do ''not'' expect this trope to appear in any CosmicHorrorStory worth its salt, except perhaps as a HopeSpot.

A common HandWave in video games ([=RPG=]s in particular) is to have something happen that relates to the story and limits the BigBad's power and/or brings the heroes up to its level... ''then'' pummel it with improbably large swords and nuclear-apocalypse-level magic.

For the most extreme video-game examples, where the game designers ''intended'' for a character to be indestructible and players manage to kill it anyway, see LordBritishPostulate.

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!!Examples:

[[index]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/AnimeAndManga
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/ComicBooks
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/FanFic
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Film}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Literature}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/LiveActionTV
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Music}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Mythology}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Pinball}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/ProfessionalWrestling
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Religion}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Roleplay}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/TabletopGames
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Toys}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/VideoGames
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/{{Webcomics}}
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/WebOriginal
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu/WesternAnimation
[[/index]]

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