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[-[[caption-width-right:352:[[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=282 You're kids]]...[[TemptingFate what's the worst that could happen?]]]]-]

->''"I wish I was old enough to breed monsters, but my dad says I have to wait till I'm thirteen to play God."''
-->-- '''Rich Boy''', ''VideoGame/MonsterRacers''

Sometimes, in {{Mon}} games, the game will allow the player to [[CapturedSuperEntity capture and control creatures]] that a [[KidHero preteen hero]] has absolutely no business owning. A kind of DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moment for TheKidWithTheRemoteControl, {{Mon}} games will allow the player to capture [[CosmicEntity cosmic entities]], [[PhysicalGod living forces of nature]], and other supernaturally-powerful beings. Of course, other media occasionally have gods captured by humankind as well.

Don't expect this power to be easy to come by, however. A lot of Olympus Mons require that you prove yourself worthy to command them by [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeating them in combat first.]] If this is the case in a [[VideoGames video game]], this often means that the fight against them will be ThatOneBoss, or a BonusBoss that isn't accessible until later in the game. Basically the living equivalent of an InfinityPlusOneSword.

Strangely, these beings seem to be perfectly content with their human masters, and rarely rebel. If they do, though? [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Be very, very afraid.]] See also DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu.

The name is a pun on Olympus Mons, Latin for [[Myth/GreekMythology Mt. Olympus]] and also a volcano on UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} that's also the largest known mountain in the solar system. This trope is the exact opposite of ComMons.


[[folder:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** ''[[Anime/YuGiOh The original Yu-Gi-Oh]]'' has the playable [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Egyptian God]] [[CardGames Cards]]. There are also a number of arch-demonlike/godlike cards out there. Timaeus & company, [[InstantWinCondition Exodia]], Dark Ruler Ha Des, Dark Creator, the Sacred Beasts, Black Luster Soldier and Chaos Emperor Dragon, Five God Dragon, and the list goes on. Most characters who use these cards do so frivilously; Yugi, being the hero, is likely the only one who at first realizes the potential danger they may pose. (As he says when he wins Sky Dragon Osiris, "I must be ''very'' careful with this...") Heck, even Blue Eyes White Dragon had a god-like backstory before the game's PowerCreep got the better of it. And there's still its fusion forms, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon]] (which even after the power creep still has the 5th highest attack power in the game, with all of the stronger cards being ludicrously impractical to use) and the even more powerful Dragon Master Knight.
** The spinoff manga ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' features the Devils, [[EvilCounterpart demonic doppelgangers]] of the God Cards. The second series, ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has the Sacred Beasts, ''another'' set of [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]] of the Egyptian God Cards. To make that even worse, there's even a far stronger monster that's summoned by [[FusionDance fusing]] all three of them. The third series, ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', features two ''opposing'' sets of "God Cards" in the form of the eponymous Five Dragons, each wielded by chosen heroes called Signers, and the seven Earthbound Gods, nightmarish monsters of enormous size inspired by the Nazca Lines whose masters, the Dark Signers, came BackFromTheDead through a DealWithTheDevil.
** Trueman took it UpToEleven in the fourth season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', actually summoning ''two copies of Five God Dragon at once''. (Which kind of makes you wonder, [[FridgeLogic just how many people in this reality have access to this card]], which is stronger than Obelisk? Even Judai had a copy.) In fact, the method he used was even possible in the real game at the time. (But not anymore, at least currently, because Future Fusion is now illegal.)
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' introduces Number 100: Numeron Dragon who was before before being reborn as a Number said to create the universe and was used by Yuma and Nasch/[[spoiler: Shark]] in their battle against Don Thousand.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Guilmon's "dark evolution" turns him into Megiddramon, a Dragon who can [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy all of reality.]] Unlike most examples, Takato could ''not'' control him, and he had to come to grips with his own anger at someone who had killed a friend before Guilmon would revert back. In fact, most of the Digimon games have something like this. It's possible to obtain, through evolving [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute little In-Training level Digimon]], godlike Digimon such as Alphamon and Chaosmon who have unfathomable amounts of power. There's also Goddramon, often translated as Goldramon in English.
** In ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', [[spoiler: awakening and controlling the apocalyptically-powerful demon Belphemon is Kurata's ultimate plot]].
** Those that go SerialEscalation, the rarely seen "Super Ultimate" or "Ultra" digimon, which include the likes of Daemon Super Ultimate and Chronomon. The latter is the final boss of ''Digimon World DS'', where it can be befriended and trained.
** If the background lore of the series is to be taken for fact, then Digimon has all sorts of this. For example, Alphamon's special power allows him to replay an attack constantly until his foe is cut down. As a result, one seems like one strike is actually an uncountable number in an instant. The more famous Omnimon was shown taking down hundreds of other Mega-level Digimon (most of these are city-leveling creatures) with a single shot. Omnimon X is even more ridiculous, able to destroy the entirety of the Digital World in a single blow if it so wished with its All Delete attack.
* In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', two characters get control of a shadow dragon of incredibly ridiculous proportions: [[spoiler:the Earth itself.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash has encountered a couple of trainers with Legendary Pokémon on their teams, such as the Pyramid King Brandon who owned all three of the "lesser" Regis, and the mysterious Tobias, who owned Darkrai, Latios, and possibly others. [[spoiler: (He defeated Brandon after the third attempt, but failed to defeat Tobias, although he did put up a far better fight than any of Tobias' other opponents did.]] While Ash himself has never managed to actually tame a Legendary, he has befriended a ''lot'' of them over his career. In fact, Ho-Oh[[note]]First seen at the VERY FIRST EPISODE[[/note]] seems to favor him at times, as it has appeared on many occasions to give him inspiration when he is considering giving up.
** If the 10th and 11th movies didn't prove how good Ash is at making friends with actual ''gods,'' then the 12th movie will go to show that he's now officially friends with [[PalsWithJesus Arceus, itself.]]
** In several storylines [[UnbuiltTrope it's been treated as an innately bad thing to capture a Legendary Pokemon]] (in the 2nd movie, for example, capturing the Legendary Birds [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath causes the world's weather to go haywire]]). But befriending one and getting it to voluntarily join your team? That's always fair game.
** And you don't need to be a full trainer to befriend them in the first place. Bonnie, despite not being a trainer yet (albeit with some training and battling experiences from being with Dedenne) befriended one of the two Zygardes, to the point that in the final battle she commanded the combined Complete Forme Zygarde as if she is their trainer.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has Opal, designated as the Jewelpet of "Awakening and Miracles" and the only pet based on [[WingedUnicorn a mythical animal]]. She plays this trope straight in [[Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}} the first season]], where she single-handedly stopped a war in the backstory, and later gets summoned by the heroes to defeat a rampaging villain in a climactic mid-season battle. However, later seasons have diminished her godly characteristics and put her on par with most other pets.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* {{Averted}} in ''{{Fanfic/Traveler}}'': These Legendaries may be benevolent, blindly destructive, or outright homicidal, but they are by no means controllable, let alone able to be captured, and any attempt to do either often results in them moving towards the homicidal end of the spectrum, as [[spoiler:Giovanni]] and [[spoiler: [[Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}} Lawrence III]]]] discover.

* The plot engine of the Literature/SpiritAnimals series. The Four Fallen, the four [[PhysicalGod Great Beasts]] who died centuries ago to stop the Devourer, have returned as the [[BondCreatures spirit animals]] of four eleven-year-old kids. Suddenly, those four become the center of the defense against the new Devourer.
* The Materials (summoned beings) in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' are divided into three classes - Regulation-Class (OurMonstersAreWeird), Divine-Class (the gods and other legendary figures of myth) and Unexplored-Class ([[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Personifications]] of the laws of the universe), with the latter two qualifying for this trope. Notably, even rookie summoners are theoretically capable of summoning the higher classes. Summoning 100 Regulation-Class Materials (within one battle) grants temporary access to the Divine-Class, and summoning 50 Divine-Class grants access to the Unexplored-Class. That said, in practice [[DifficultButAwesome only skilled summoners can pull this off in actual combat]].

[[folder:New Media]]
* Well, the creator has never really mentioned whether this is correct or not, but it's safe to hazard a guess that Vivipahge, Vaccuthax, Psychodrome, Azavoth, Grenzo, Ziafel, Chimerinsect, and most of the Devilbirds are these for [[http://bogleech.com/mortasheen.htm Mortasheen]]. Caterpucker and most of the "Ultimate Garbage" are this combined with MagikarpPower. There's also the Ultimates, which include [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/tormanshee.htm Tormanshee]], which turns people into a neural network computer with MindRape, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/mothneaser.htm Mothneaser]] who is a giant floating pillar of flesh which creates horrible things out of its own blood, as well as using it to puppeteer beings that come into contact with it, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hestermoan.htm Hestermoan]] who is a horrible Nucklavee looking thing that spreads plague and was; to quote; "engineered by an unknown party as an instrument of genocide against an entire civilization, and so effective that their very name remains unrecoverable", and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/necromon.htm Necromon]], who is the Mortasheen equivalent of Mew who specializes in {{Karmic Transformation}}s.
** Another example is [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/oovule.htm Oovule]], which can only be described as a CrystalDragonJesus that [[spoiler:has brought countless beings back to life, and its considered a ''Zombie'' type]]; the [[http://bogleech.com/mortasheen/abnortis.htm Abnortis]], which is a Zombie type and [[spoiler:a corrupted clone of Oovule]]; and two Devilbirds, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/astarath.htm Astarath]] the ultimate liar and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/mephilas.htm Mephilas]], which can extend your knowledge to the point that you'll become a StrawNihilist... and ''no one knows where they come from''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pokethulhu}}'' is pretty much made of this.
* ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'' is pretty much based on this concept. Your character (who may be anywhere from 8 to 18 years old depending on the game) has a pet monster that's his or her absolute best friend, and backs the character up in fights against other kids and their monsters. The adult world generally knows about these monsters, but is powerless to stop them - only monsters can really hurt other monsters, and they can tear through people and most earthly materials like tissue paper. Most monsters are some form of EldritchAbomination to boot.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has '''tons''' of creatures that can easily count, most of which are Legendary. One of the most famous examples is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370405 Progenitus]], with his famous "protection from everything". The flavor text, "The Soul of the World has returned", pretty much say it all.
** The same game lets you control [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=261321 many]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193632 Eldritch]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 Abominations.]] And let's not even get started on Theros' new creature type: '''God'''.
** Not all of them are even Legendary. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253575 Worldspine Wurm]] is apparently every bit as strong as the strongest of the aforementioned {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/db48a the Spirit Avatars have an epic poem dedicated to them]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373555 Colossus of Akros]] is indestructible, starts out ''huge'' and gets '''gigantic'''.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Necrons shattered their former C'tan masters after the latter were weakened from infighting. The Necrons can unleash these shards on the battlefield. However, the larger shards are too powerful and volatile to be used this way and are simply imprisoned in the tesseract labyrinths. The Necrons are also very careful to prevent the shards from merging together since this will lead to the rebirth of a very pissed off star-god.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The Gen I-IV games allow you to capture, among other things: Elemental birds of ice, thunder, and fire[[note]]Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres[[/note]]; the common ancestor of most other {{Mon}}s and its SuperSoldier [[CloningBlues clone]] GoneHorriblyRight[[note]]Mew and Mewtwo[[/note]]; Elemental beasts of thunder, fire, and water[[note]]Raikou, Entei, and Suicune[[/note]]; a rainbow phoenix and a draconic bird that can cause storms with a flap of its wings[[note]]Lugia and Ho-Oh[[/note]]; a time-traveling avatar of flora[[note]]Celebi[[/note]]; golems of rock, ice, and steel[[note]]Regirock, Regice, and Registeel[[/note]]; twin dragons with enough psychic firepower to stop a tidal wave[[note]]Latios and Latias[[/note]]; the embodiments of the sea, earth, and sky[[note]]Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza[[/note]]; a wish granting FunSize star[[note]]Jirachi[[/note]]; a shapeshifting alien virus creature[[note]]Deoxys[[/note]]; the creators of knowledge, emotion, and willpower[[note]]Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf[[/note]]; the embodiments of time, space, and antimatter/death[[note]]Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina[[/note]]; a volcano spirit[[note]]Heatran[[/note]]; a colossal golem that supposedly moved continents and created the aforementioned rock, ice, and steel golems[[note]]Regigigas[[/note]]; the crescent moon/living embodiment of dreams and the new moon/a living embodiment of nightmares[[note]]Cresselia and Darkrai[[/note]]; the prince of the seas[[note]]Manaphy[[/note]] and his son [[FlipFlopOfGod whose status as a legendary is often disputed]][[note]]Phione[[/note]]; a meadow avatar[[note]]Shaymin[[/note]]; and what is outright stated[[note]]In the Heart Gold and Soul Silver Dex entries[[/note]] to be ''[[PhysicalGod the creator of the Pokemon universe itself]]''[[note]]Arceus[[/note]].
** Gen V & Gen VI continue the trend by introducing: A small critter that is the personification of victory (and [[ILoveNuclearPower possibly a nuke]])[[note]]Victini[[/note]], ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and D'artagnan[[note]]Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo[[/note]], dragons of Yang, Yin, and Wuji that were originally one entity that may or may not have been an alien[[note]]Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem[[/note]], the Japanese gods of wind, thunder, and fertility[[note]]Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus[[/note]], a muse[[note]]Meloetta[[/note]], a long since extinct insect resurrected from a fossil and cybernetically enhanced by Team Plasma scientists in the hope of creating the ultimate weapon[[note]]Genesect[[/note]], a deerthat radiates life and well-being into its surroundings[[note]]Xerneas[[/note]], a massive bird that must kill innumerable people to reproduce[[note]]Yveltal[[/note]] and a hivemind of 100 cells working to protect the environment[[note]]Zygarde[[/note]], a diamond elemental[[note]]Diancie[[/note]], a kleptomaniac that can open cross-dimensional wormholes on a whim that is actually the imperfect form of a monstrous djinn[[note]]Hoopa[[/note]] and an OxymoronicBeing which is the embodiment of steam and volcanoes[[note]]Volcanion[[/note].
Additionally, the embodiments of earth, water, and sky from gen 3 gain their monstorously powerful true forms.

** The Gen VII games, ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', continue the trend with a psychic metal lion said to be the beast that devours the sun[[note]]Solgaleo[[/note]], a ghostly bat that's thought to be the moon's emissary[[note]]Lunala[[/note]], a tiny sentient nebula star child said to be from another world [[spoiler:and is an Ultra Beast that evolves into a cocoon which evolves into the aforementioned lion and bat]][[note]]Cosmog [[spoiler:and Cosmoem]][[/note]], a bizarre living prism[[note]]Necrozma[[/note]], and a 500 year old {{magitek}} RobotGirl[[note]]Magearna[[/note]]. There are also the four Tapu[[note]]Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini[[/note]], powerful guardian Pokemon worshipped as gods, one for each of the four islands in Alola. We also have a grotesque artificial chimera created to synthesize the strengths of all Pokémon types, intended to battle the Ultra Beasts, and may or may not have been intended to be an artificial version of the above-mentioned creator of the Pokémon universe, as well as its evolved form, which can become any Pokemon type and was in fact discovered by your rival in-game.[[note]]Type:Null and Silvally[[/note]]. Despite this, like Phione above, their official status as ''bona fide'' legendary Pokémon is somewhat debatable. [[spoiler:And then there's Marshadow, a living shadow that's also a martial artist.]]
*** It also introduces the [[EldritchAbomination Ultra Beasts]], which technically aren't legendary Pokémon but share many of their characteristics (high base stats, no gender, an inability to breed etc). Unlike most legendaries, however, they have [[CripplingOverspecialization a few]] [[JustForPun beastly]] [[CripplingOverspecialization stats with the rest being weak]]. The Ultra Beasts seen are a parasitic jellyfish that may or may not be sentient[[note]]UB-01 Symbiont/Nihilego[[/note]], a humanoid mosquito creature with immense strength and ab-lke sacs[[note]]UB-02 Absorption/Buzzwole[[/note]], a speedy humanoid cockroach creature that resembles a human female[[note]]UB-02 Beauty/Pheromosa[[/note]], a creature resembling a tree made of walking electrical wires[[note]]UB-03 Lighting/Xurkitree[[/note]], a gigantic feminine humanoid bamboo rocket that burns forests just by moving[[note]]UB-04 Blaster/Celesteela[[/note]], a tiny origami-shaped humanoid whose entire body is {{absurdly sharp|Blade}}[[note]]UB-04 Blade/Kartana[[/note]], and a massive creature that devours anything and everything without leaving any waste[[note]]UB-05 Glutton/Guzzlord[[/note]].
** There are also what are known by the fandom as "pseudo-legendaries", which are standard Pokemon with power well beyond other standard Pokemon and even some of the legendaries; they consist of a friendly-but-extremely-powerful Eastern dragon [[note]]Dragonite[[/note]], an extraordinarily strong and violence-prone kaiju not unlike Godzilla [[note]]Tyranitar[[/note]], a lumbering mech with a supercomputer for a brain [[note]]Metagross[[/note]], a European dragon [[note]]Salamence[[/note]], a desert-dwelling shark/dragon hybrid [[note]]Garchomp[[/note]], a ceaselessly destructive and ravenously hungry flying hydra that is the Ghidorah to the aforementioned kaiju [[note]]Hydreigon[[/note]], a slug-dragon hybrid that, while very friendly and good-natured, is still a tour de force in combat [[note]]Goodra[[/note]], and a warrior monk dragon with bulletproof scales [[note]]Kommo'o[[/note]].
** Apparently, you can do this because Poké Balls work as power limiters, allowing you to control them. This is one of the reasons why the BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' wants to control the masters of time and/or space by force, rather than capturing them in Poké Balls.
** Ghetsis from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' points this out.
--> "You can say whatever you want. A Pokémon, even if it's revered as a deity, is still just a Pokémon."
** Mind you, Arceus [[ValuesDissonance isn't the monotheistic conception of 'God']]. In the most common religions in Japan and Asia, the 'creator' deity that Arceus is based on usually creates the world partly or entirely by accident, and doesn't necessarily control it.
** Hilariously, since most Legendaries are [[GameBreaker incredibly powerful]] and thus banned in official tournaments, and [[CharacterTiers placed in their own tier]] by fans, [[AwesomeButImpractical most of the people controlling these gods either leave them in storage]], or use them to [[MundaneUtility travel around, defeat wild Pokemon, and enter beauty contests]]. However "Uber Tier" battles involving '''only''' Legendaries do exist, too.
** Made even more evident in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'', when the player is able to have his/her lead Pokemon walk behind the player. A "second-tier" legendary such as Zapdos looks like nothing out of the ordinary, but try putting Ho-Oh in the lead. It's at least twice the size of a normal Pokemon, and you can't even have it out indoors. Yet the [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight take no notice of it]]. And thus Pokémon-amie answers that long lost question - [[CuteMonster Yveltal is adorable when you try to pet it]].
** The same with people who judge your Pokemon's potential, name raters or Pokemon Salon workers, since they're scripted to say the same thing, they have no unique reaction when you bring "God" in for a massage. It's kind of a let down actually...
** Arceus in particular can only be gained through Wi-Fi events or visiting certain shops on certain dates. Originally Arceus was to be catchable in [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV games]] via an event item but it was DummiedOut and so Arceus became limited through distribution via events only. This becomes somewhat of a FridgeBrilliance because the player technically ''does not'' catch Arceus, but rather has its power being "loaned", so to say.
** Oddly enough, story-wise, while it seems easy enough for the heroes to tame these creatures, villains aren't so good at it. With the exception of Team Rocket and Team Skull, the EvilPlan of every villain team ''always'' involves harnessing the power of the game's mascot Legendary in some way. It almost ''never'' works. Either the Legendary sides with the hero or [[TheDogBitesBack lashes out at everything in anger]], forcing the hero to battle it in order to calm it. The only villains to have ''any'' success taming a mascot Legendary are [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite N]] (if [[AntiVillain you can even call him a villain]]) and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Ghetsis]]. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lusamine]]]] subverts this trend. [[spoiler: She not only succeeds in using the mascot Legendary's power, but also nearly kills it in the process. However, she has no interest in taming it, and she only used its power in its extremely weak un-evolved form; she's actually defeated by the Legendary once it fully evolves. She ''does'', however, tame an extremely powerful Ultra Beast[[note]]Nihilego[[/note]], but never actually uses it in a normal battle; instead she [[OneWingedAngel fuses with it]] to boost her normal team in the final battle]]. The only team so far to have successfully tamed an actual, powerful Legendary is [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Cip]][[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness her]], who seize control of the Kanto birds[[note]]Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres[[/note]], the Johto beasts[[note]]Entei, Raikou and Suicune[[/note]] and Lugia, [[TheCorruption and converts them into Shadow Pokemon]], retaining complete control over them until they're snagged.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' lets you tame two of the three Horsemen of the Apocalypse ([[spoiler:the player is implied to be War, and outright stated in a comment in the source code]]). It's a bit tricky, and requires you to hit them with a few LevelDrain spells first. You can get the third if you slime him, but then he's permanently transformed and thus not a Horseman anymore.
* ''[=NetHack=]'' GameMod ''VideoGame/SlashEM'' makes it possible to transform monsters temporarily. Thus, in it you can potentially lead all three of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse around on leashes.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal'', you can wield one of the Bonus Bosses as a symbiote if you have a high enough level, and make the other two "join" you by killing them, then using a wish spell to create a loyal companion possessing spirit to revive their bodies. Plotwise, it's not ''their'' souls running the bodies, but mechanics-wise it works. Note, one of these characters is the ''AuthorAvatar'' of the programmer.
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series has several examples over the course of its history. Satan? The Fates? Pretty much every mythological god ever? Sure--you can [[TheKidWithTheLeash order them around to your heart's content!]] Notably, however, the ultimate antagonist in each game can only be defeated and/or destroyed even if your party has previously subdued the opposite-aligned equivalent -- not that there would be any point in a capture. Example: in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', [[spoiler:[[{{God}} Kagutsuchi]]]] sends out Metatron, the Voice of God, to warn you against doing a very bad thing. You do the very bad thing, and Metatron fights you. You defeat the Voice of God, and it becomes [[{{Mooks}} just another one]] of your [[{{Mons}} footsoldiers]]. Whom you can use against [[spoiler:[[{{God}} Kagutsuchi]] himself]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! It's also possible to have LITERAL Olympus Mons, too: the Greek pantheon is well-represented in the series. The game's version of Cerberus is also one of the game's mascots, along with good ol' Jack Frost.
** One particular deconstruction of this trope is ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''; you play as a group of teenagers with Nintendo DS-like portable gaming consoles that can summon demons to attack their enemies -- and so can anyone else in the city with the same device. Society quickly begins to break down, since people aren't supposed to have this kind of power without restriction, and the whole area is devastated within a week's time.
** In the MMORPG, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIMAGINE'', one creature implies that when they allow you ally with them, you gain huge control over them via the device used. This implies that if they don't like you, such as being allowed to die all the time, they still have to serve you because the device controls them directly. She notes:
---> '''Fairy:''' I don't like being told what to do, but when my partner presses that button I just can't help myself.
* In the Undead Nightmare expansion pack for ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption,'' it is possible for John Marston to tame all four of the Horses of the Apocalypse (Death, War, Pestilence, and Famine). All are incredibly fast and have infinite stamina, and Death causes any zombies it touches while sprinting to have their heads explode.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters,'' you can create your own versions of the bosses. Multiples, even. In ''Joker,'' it's not difficult (though it is time-consuming) to have an entire party of the final boss by the time you fight him. Additionally, two of the higher-level Monsters in Joker are the [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of Dragon Quest II and III. The punchline? They're most useful as healers.
** In VideoGame/DragonQuestMonstersJoker2, one of the monsters you can have as a companion is God from VideoGame/DragonQuestVII who is now named Numen.
* The freeware RPG ''Well of Souls'' has several unusually powerful creatures available for taming, such as the embodiments of all the world's elemental forces. However, it also averts it, in part--there are some monsters whom you can never, ever tame; usually because they're a higher level than you can ever be, and you must be at least a level higher than a monster to tame it.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' occasionally scratches this with Hunters being able to tame creatures far more exotic than your average bear or turtle. Indeed, a recently added Beast Mastery talent lets Hunters tame several types of animals classified as exotic, including two-headed hounds (one variety looking like a raid boss, one being almost exclusively encountered in a raid dungeon, and, most recently, one that ''IS'' a raid boss, and gets to keep it's raid boss level tag) and the infamous Devilsaurs. And then there is the collectors edition bonus, noncombat pet [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} from another Blizzard game]].
** Perhaps more fitting to the trope, there are some minor god-things (like Arikara or Anzu) that can be used as mounts or hunter pets.
** And there are tried and true gods hunters can tame, Loque'Nahak, mate of the snow leopard goddess Har'koa, and three more loa (a cougar, an alligator, and a gorilla) in Stranglethorn Vale as of ''Cataclysm'', the latter of the three don't even need to be beast masters to tame and use.
* ''VideoGame/GotchaForce'' also features this, though attempts to mitigate it by having borgs above the ComMons level require "data crystals" - "A" and "B" for things a bit beefier than the basic set, all the way through "A" through "E" for the most powerful. The problem is that you need one of each letter, so it's common to sit on multiple copies of "B" while you wait for a single "A". Also, the different [[PaletteSwap palettes]] do not have interchangeable crystals - good luck getting some of those.
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' Certain large and potentially quite dangerous creatures can be tamed if captured without killing a dwarf, including ''dragons'' (officially bosses). You can KO the Hidden Fun Stuff via cave-ins and stuff them in cages; they aren't tameable without a minor hack, but can be tossed into a pit to be fed with enemy prisoners.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the summoning skill, where a player can keep a series of more dangerous "familiars" that approach Olympus Mon strength as the player levels up.
* Frigisaur and Ignosaur in ''VideoGame/FossilFighters''. Not only do they belong to an InfinityPlusOneElement, they're the only viviosaurs stated to be imbued with ''actual'' magic, instead of the merely [[FunctionalMagic functional]] variety.
* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' lets you summon, and then mind control, Cthulhu. You may then RIDE HIM AROUND. You can also summon {{God}} and [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and have them fight each other for your amusement. Really, ''{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}}'' is practically built on this kind of power-abusing potential.
* It is unclear in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' lore exactly who or what the [[GameBreaker Knights Of the Round]] are, and even more unclear why exactly they are taking orders from creatures they could kill 10 times over with a single go.
** Let us not forget the leader of the Wild Hunt and patrician of all glorious souls, the king of all dragons, either the female side of the Hindu god(dess) of destruction (and currently second or third most worshiped deity, behind the Abrahamic god) or a deity from another pantheon, an embodiment of untamed and destructive nature that had to be imprisoned by a more civilized god, another god of death (named after the Greek deity, portrayed as the Celtic Arawn or Dagda), the Garden of Eden, and a living black hole (that doesn't kill the players). None but perhaps that dragon or the Garden of Eden are as powerful as Knights of the Round, but it's not surprising that the eponymous Unlimiteds from ''Anime/FinalFantasyUnlimited'' are described as having power surpassing that of the gods.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', the summons are treated like the god-like beings they are by the plot, and controlling them is a very big deal.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', DLC allows you to unlock Omega as a Mon. Its bio states ''it once destroyed an entire civilization.'' [[GameBreaker You do the math.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has Sheena, who can control the eight beings that embody the elements (known ingame as Summon Spirits)[[spoiler:, along with Origin and Maxwell, both essentially gods,]] and Corrine, a manmade [[spoiler: (not exactly)]] lesser Summon Spirit.
** Still a bit strange, especially since [[DefeatMeansFriendship you have to defeat them in battle to acquire them]] but the dialogue makes its clear its more of a contract than an actual owner-property relationship. [[OlderThanTheyThink This isn't actually all that dissimilar]] to how gods are treated in some religions (including [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} early Judaism]]) where the relationship between god and worshiper is essentially a contract (or in other words, covenant).
** And its predecessor [[spoiler: (chronologically its distant sequel)]], VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia has Klarth/Claus, who can do the same thing.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has Milla, who can control the four great spirits of the elements in battle, what with how she outranks them in the hierarchy of spirits. She loses this ability for most of the game after she gets de-powered by the [[ArtifactOfDoom Lance of Kresnik]], but regains it when she rejoins your party late in the game. Jude also briefly has the ability to summon Muzet, who is equal in rank and power to Milla, but he loses the ability after she [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor betrays the party.]]
* In ''VideoGame/CustomRobo'' you can acquire the illegal parts for your robo. These parts are said to be so powerful that they actually pose a high chance to cause mental and physical harm to those who use them. Yet, the main character (usually a kid who basically started using Custom Robos a week ago) is fully capable of using them. That includes the parts for the final boss of the Gamecube one, which was bio-mechanical [[spoiler:[[AfterTheEnd and destroyed most of the Earth and Humanity, save for a single dome.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher,'' the Gali species (and, in the first game, the Magic species) are said to be gods in the guise of monsters, with all the attendant power. People and other monsters are awed by them. This, however, is actually a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, as Galis are no more inherently powerful than [[MagikarpPower any other monster]], and still need careful training to achieve their full potential.
** In the DS game, Xenon is said to have been granted the title "King Of All Monsters" by the gods, and is said to be the strongest species ever. [[GameBreaker Sadly, this is pretty much true]], making them look like {{God Mode Sue}}s in comparison to other monsters (for which the idea has always been, [[HardWorkHardlyWorks you have to work to be awesome.]]
* The Valsharess in VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Hordes of the Underdark summoned and bound Mephistopheles. And if you find his True Name you can claim absolute authority over him in the endgame.
* ''VideoGame/AzureDreams'' has 15-year-old hero Koh obtain the world's only Shadow-type dragon monster which is supposedly capable of destroying the world. That is not hard to believe, given that its two main abilities are bestowing invulnerability and unleashing an OneHitKill on anything...
** Long before obtaining [[{{Macguffin}} The Ultimate Egg]], though, Koh trains up a lot of other terrifying monsters - from the lowly [[ComMons Pulunpa]] up to [[ArtificialHuman Golems]], [[AxCrazy Killers]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]]. Quite a few of these creatures qualify as Olympus Mons themselves.
* Became a problem in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', particularly [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories the second one]], where a bug made it possible to capture a level 9999 [[CatGirl Nekomata]] early on, and use her to steamroll the entire rest of the game. Later games fixed this by making it impossible to capture any monster who is higher level than the main protagonist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'' has Golden Sunny, Silver C-Cell, and Scar in the first game, and Nebulus in the second.
* By maxing out your Social Links in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, you're given the ability to fuse and create the "ultimate forms" of that Link's [[TarotMotifs Arcana]]. For example, by meeting the right conditions in ''[[UpdatedReRelease Persona 4 Golden]]'', you can create the end game [[spoiler:Izanagi-no-Okami]]. Fittingly, one of questions given at school in Persona 4 has "Olympus Mons" as its answer.
* In ''VideoGame/SummonersWarSkyArena'', summoning the elusive natural 5* mons are these. Summoning one is totally dependent on the RandomNumberGod that even [[BribingYourWayToVictory paying]] customers have reported not getting one despite spending hundreds of dollars, and when you do summon one, it's broadcasted in the chat channel for everyone to see.
* In ''Micromon'', a Pokemon knockoff, you can capture Vaithe [[spoiler: (once you collect all the chip fragments, that is)]]. He is actually the only godly Micromon that can be legitimately captured, the other godlies have to be hatched from a golden egg.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'':
-->[[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20050917.html "Ain't that right, Legendary Evil?"]]
-->"Hate you so much."
* Happens occasionally on Pokebattles due to its Pokemon style format.
* The page pictures comes from a ''Webcomic/VGCats'' [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=282 page]] where Aeris voices her concerns with letting people harness the power of gods, only to be dismissed with the quote.
* While [[VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Omanyte]] usually isn't this trope, ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' has wholeheartedly adopted it as its Lord and Savior after [[CompanionCube accidentally consulting the Helix Fossil hundreds of times]]. Some people people have done this to the Dome Fossil/Kabuto, however, and yet others (mostly those who are tired of the other two groups fighting) are loyal to Old Amber/the Amber Fossil/Aerodactyl.
** The same playthrough also did this to a [[ComMons Pidgeot]], of all things. When the starter was [[AnyoneCanDie accidentally released]], the Pidgeot became the only high-leveled Pokémon in the party and carried much of the run by himself. This led to him becoming known as Bird Jesus, Savior and Messiah of Twitch. When a Master Ball was successfully used to capture a legitimate Olumpus Mon: [[ShockAndAwe Zapdos]], he became widely known ([[IHaveManyNames among]] [[FanNickname other things]]) as "Bird Jesus 2: ElectricBoogaloo".
** Since then they've obtained two more legendaries (Mew and Groudon) though not in the usual manner--they were obtained from NPC's in randomized games, whereas in the unmodified game they wouldn't have been anything too special.
* PokemonDigimonMonWars: The Digidestined learned the hard way just how powerful Legendary Pokemon are. Originally only the Legendary Pokemon (and Mega Evolved) could have stood up to Ultimate and above leveled digimon, but once the Sealed Evolution had been unlocked, its possible for pokemon to reach such a status.
* In the Roleplay/LegendariesLost roleplay, [[spoiler: Zapdos is eventually resurrected, but in [[SleepModeSize the form of a baby.]] Nathaniel captures them to keep them safe.]]

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', the Brain actually gave the Earth itself a voice and befriended it. This was possibly the closest he came to truly conquering the world, as he was able to force nations to submit to him, able to drag them under the sea if they didn't comply. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he made it angry at him and it wanted to kill him, a very good example of why this trope is so dangerous. When it looked like his only means of survival would be to escape into outer space, Pinky convinced the Earth that it wasn't happy the way it was, and it let Brain reverse the process and return it to an inanimate state.]]
* The Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' reads Finn's mind to determine if he is worthy to command it. He is.
* The 600 to 627 series of experiments in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' were created with this trope in mind. Unfortunately for their creator, most fall very short of the mark.