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->''"I have walked across the surface of the sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast, they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you... you are just a man. And the world's smartest man means no more to me than does its smartest termite."''
-->-- '''[[EnergyBeing Dr. Manhattan]]''', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

One step below being one of the PowersThatBe. Occasionally shares space with The GreatGazoo. They usually start out as a [[PowersThatBe Power That Is]] but gradually the plot [[BroughtDownToNormal drives them downward]].

Mythology often depicted gods as "human, but bigger." Similar emotions, virtues, vices, etc. but with more power. Special effects and global story-telling exposure has expanded the concept. Gods are often humanoid (easier for actors to portray them) and have a number of powers. The difference between them and non-divine characters is [[StoryBreakerPower they don't have to be]] "[[CompetitiveBalance balanced]]" in terms of other characters.

Typical god [[StockSuperpowers powers and traits]] can include:

* NighInvulnerability - They ''can'' get physically hit occasionally, [[NoSell but no real physical damage will occur]] without a DeusExMachina or a MacGuffin. (See ImplacableMan.)
* SuperStrength
* [[MindOverMatter Telekinesis]]
* [[ElementalPowers Shoot fireballs/lightning]]
* {{Teleportation}} and/or {{Flight}}
* [[RealityWarper Power to alter reality at will]], generally in limited areas or in ways relating to their attunement-- see below.
* Limited {{Omniscience}}: They can be aware of what's going on in a general area, but they have to pay attention to it. So it's possible to surprise them.
* Attunement to Concept: e.g. Aphrodite the LoveGoddess is attuned to love, naturally.[[note]]although technically the original Greek term and name was better translated more like "lust" or "attraction", "infatuation" at most[[/note]] If fewer people love, then she's weakened. If she's hurt or weakened due to some plot reason, fewer people love. This attunement may even be so strong that the concept defines their very being; a WarGod will be perpetually warlike, while a GodOfEvil can only do evil things, etc. Not all gods have attunements, and the level of attunement depends on the writer at the time. Which may overlap with...
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Their power may be directly proportional to the number of worshipers they have, or to the strength of their followers' belief.
* CompleteImmortality: They usually don't age, but can be killed - although it's incredibly difficult to do so and usually takes a great deal of effort or some special item to do so. If enough people still believe in them, they may be brought back to life - although they may have lost their memories or be forced to take a new form.
* [[GodInHumanForm Avatars]], dropping one's [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu HP to Zero]] [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu may not be enough]], because they can reform their [[FightingAShadow physical selves.]]

Interestingly, Franchise/{{Superman}} and some of the more powerful [[FlyingBrick Flying Bricks]] fulfill most of these requirements, except possibly the worship bit. This depends on how strictly you define worship, of course, since subscribing isn't usually considered the same as tithing. (For rabid fans, [[CrackIsCheaper subscriptions can total a lot more than 10% of your income!]]). Then again, Superman does share a setting with ''actual'' Physical Gods, most of whom are even stronger still than he is (DependingOnTheWriter, of course).

In other fiction, characters who may not strictly be gods may get powers like these simply because, in a place where EveryoneIsASuper, then the only way you can really [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil mount a truly serious threat to a world with millions of superpowered civilians is to give the baddies even more absurdly powerful abilities]].

Sometimes, a human can become a Physical God, especially if it's possible for [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt said gods to die.]] These newly minted gods may choose to take up the mantle with solemnity, cackle madly that "AGodAmI!", or steadfastly say "AGodIAmNot" from lingering sympathy to their human origins.

The existence of a Physical God presents a superficial difficulty to a FlatEarthAtheist; however, the problem can be overcome by distinguishing a Physical God from whatever PowersThatBe might or might not exist in the universe (considering the former to be "merely" [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien ultra-powerful beings]] not different ''in principle'' from anybody else who happens to be {{immortal}} and [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]], and applying the label "god" only to the latter. The non-trivial difficulty in determining the difference when such beings can only be viewed from a limited human scale is often [[HandWave brushed under the rug]]). Smarter {{Flat Earth Atheist}}s will turn into {{Nay Theist}}s instead.

Compare PowersThatBe, CosmicEntity, RealityWarper, TheOmnipotent, EldritchAbomination, UltimateLifeForm, AnthropomorphicPersonification, SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, AbstractApotheosis, and DeityOfHumanOrigin. See also OurGodsAreGreater for a more general trope, and HumansAreCthulhu, for when PunyEarthlings are seen as this by other creatures. They're usually the center of a PhysicalReligion. When all that power amounts to nothing, see GodsHandsAreTied. GodJob is when a mortal gets to become this.


%%If you have time, please take time to put examples in alphabetical order. This page Administrivia/HowToAlphabetizeThings should help you with that.

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* At the end of Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[BigBad Cars]] [[spoiler:successfully uses the [[MacGuffin Red Stone of Aja]] on himself, making him unkillable by any means and giving him the collective abilities of all of Earth's life. Since he can't die, [[TheHero Joseph Joestar]] takes advantage of a volcanic eruption to send him hurtling into space, where he's helpless to do anything but float around and eventually lose his mind.]]
** At the Climax of Part 5 [[spoiler:in a last ditch effort to defeat Diavlo, Giorno impales his stand with the arrow and it evolves into Gold Experience Requiem, from what is seen of it and it's incredible defensive abilities, one can argue Girono is now himself in some aspects a Physical God.]] [[PutOnABus But]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Then]] [[CosmicRetcon Ag]][[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot ain...]]
* From Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, [[spoiler:Rei Ayanami]], once completely unbound. In the penultimate episodes, [[spoiler:she swept aside Tabris's [[ForceField AT field]] like it was nothing, and in the movie she merges with [[EldritchAbomination Adam and Lilith]] and [[AssimilationPlot becomes the Mother of the human race]] who did... [[MindScrew whatever happened there]]. Tabris himself is no slouch either, since said AT Field was the most powerful ever detected up to that point, blocking out sound, light, energy--everything except Rei herself.]]
** The ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' version of Unit-01 during the Zeruel battle counts. It doesn't look like much, but once it runs out of battery power... In the original, it [[spoiler:rebounded Zeruel's attack, regrew one of its own arms with the Angel's severed tentacle then ''ate'' it]]. In ''2.22'', it [[spoiler:manifested the strongest-ever AT-field, it created a new arm '''out of energy''' then morphed it into an AT-cannon, Ramiel-style. Next it manifested a freakin' '''HALO''' and shot Zeruel-like {{EyeBeam}}s that cannot be stopped by AT-fields, finally using a '''mental invasion on Zeruel''' to get Rei back, merging with the Angel in the process, turning into a huge white energy being and nearly extinguishing mankind just by existing... And Shinji was '''in control the whole time'''.]]
*** And then comes ''3.33'', featuring EVA-13, [[spoiler:which is already powerful enough to kill God himself, devour an Angel as the first thing it does after entering Central Dogma, and ''becoming'' God, causing the apocalypse in the process]].
* The higher-ranked Gods and Goddesses from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' ''appear'' to be physical gods, but this may be deceptive -- their physical bodies are mere virtual projections generated by Yggdrasil, the world-computer. Furthermore, unless they wear a limiter device, their full divine power manifests so easily through these projections that they could accidentally crack a planet in half. For example, in the ''[=AMS=]'' movie Belldandy removes her limiter and takes a direct blast from Heaven's ultimate weapon -- and it doesn't even muss her hair.
** On the other hand, with their limiters on, they are quite vulnerable to being killed by something as simple as a bullet. They have been mentioned as in mortal danger from a large physical object hurling towards them.
** Early in the series they were stated to truly exist on a very higher-dimensional plane of existence, which would make their true selves, that monitor and keep all of existence running, literally omnipotent and immune to all 3D harm. In this context the manifestation forms without limiters would simply be a very slight adjustment of how much of that power they are allowed to use for personal purposes. Later this seems to have been diverged from, or at least not mentioned, to keep them "scaled down" and relatable.
** However, they have been portrayed as getting sick, injured, and they '''will''' die if their demon double is killed.
*** Said demons themselves physical gods as far as any mortal can perceive, as they're simply Hell's counterparts to the gods and goddesses. The ruler of Hell, Hild, is the most powerful character to make an on-panel appearance. That limiter that Belldandy has to wear to avoid accidental damage to Earth? Hild wears at least ''twenty'' of them. And is ''still'' so powerful that her mere arrival damages her immediate surroundings.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. Also, Yuki Nagato fits most of the requirements. The character in that series usually referred to as a god meets far fewer, but at the very least is a RealityWarper and has above-normal speed and strength (It's implied that she would be beyond it, to the point of being an omnipotent god, if she was aware of her power).
** Funnily enough, Yuki actually [[spoiler:stole Haruhi's god-powers once]], which would indeed, combined with her other game breaking abilities, make her a textbook example of a ''very'' powerful Physical God
** Yuki has been called "Dr. Manhattan with a different design."
* Kalutika Maybus from ''{{Rebirth}}'' is sort of a "Princess-Maker: Really Bad Ending" version, although [[spoiler:he may have been god-like to begin with, being born from a giant floating egg from the sky. Considering the kind of story he's in, he'll probably get a RedemptionEqualsDeath ending]].
* [[spoiler:Mikoto]] from ''{{Mai-Otome}}''. Even [[spoiler:Mai, a Meister-level Otome and the one contracted to her]], is unable to beat her in one-on-one combat. Also an example of the [[GreatGazoo playful trickster spirit]].
* [[spoiler:Hakuoro and Dii]] from ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' are two halves of the same god, [[spoiler:though Hakuoro manages to put them back together at the last episode.]]
* Choushin from ''TenchiMuyo'' are actually the [[spoiler: second-tier]] PowersThatBe, but mostly prefer to live in the Universe they created for various personal reasons. While living in the material world forces them to incarnate in the Physical God form, they still keep all their powers and can assume their true form at will, transcending the physical world easily.
** Then there's [[spoiler: Tenchi himself]], who's actually [[spoiler: the avatar of the first-tier PowersThatBe]]. Unlike a few other cases, he actually learns this fact and actively uses it when necessary [[spoiler: like his battle against Z]].
* For all intents and purposes, [[spoiler: Hao Asakura]] of ShamanKing becomes like this [[spoiler: once he reawakens as the titular king and does battle with Yoh and the other good guys in the spiritual dimension inside the Great Spirit known as the "Shaman King's Society."]] Yeah, it's confusing. But [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so,]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so]]'' worth it to read the ''Kanzenban'' reprints.
* The Eight Devils of Kimon from NinjaScroll are all this, the closest being Himuro Gemma, who can reassemble and reattach damaged body parts, making him quasi-immortal.
* In ''ShinMazinger''' the Greek gods were actually HumongousMecha, controlled by the brains of the aliens who built them.
* Manga-only villain ''[[BigBad Saffron]]'' from ''RanmaOneHalf'' would count here. He can make and control fire, is nearly impervious to damage, has high regeneration, can be reborn, flies, and has a nasty superiority complex.
** Don't forget Rouge, who Jusenkyo CursedWithAwesome to transform into an Ashura, a literal goddess/demoness with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous multiple arms]], [[MultipleHeadCase several faces]], the ability to fly, [[KillItWithFire breath fire]] and [[ShockAndAwe throw lightningbolts]], as well as an impressive level of physical ability. The only drawback is all those arms gives her wicked backache, so much so that she chased [[EmbarrassingFirstName Pantyhose]] [[MixAndMatchCritters Taro]] all the way to Japan from China in order to retrieve the backache relievers he stole from her.
* Many characters in TheLawOfUeki ([[AGodAmI well]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent sort]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent of]]...). Probably the best example would be whoever becomes the Supreme God.
* Let us not forget ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' which is in some ways all about gods. [[spoiler:Not only is there a powerful local god who walks among the students but our TokenMiniMoe Rika, who is her descendant, is something of a demi-god as well.]]
** The witches in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' blur this trope somewhat with TheFairFolk, at least in the meta-world. How "physical" this makes them is up for a lot of MindScrew-tastic debate.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', there are at least three trios of these. There are the Egyptian God Cards (which actually exist and can do magic in the real world, as [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries LittleKuriboh is quick to point out]]). There are also the Wicked Gods, and the Sacred Beasts. There's also the Great Leviathan and Zorc, the Dark One.
** Zorc is closer to a genuine god, seeing as he defeated the Egyptian Gods, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, and Exodia (which has the explicit power of "instantly wins any battle") with very little effort.
** [[spoiler:Rex Godwin]] becomes a god in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Why? Because [[AGodAmI he says so]].
** [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Yuuki Juudai]] could conceivably be one, given that he holds the power of Haou, which is the Gentle Darkness that created ''everything''.
** The Crimson Dragon from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is an even better example.
* In MahouSenseiNegima, [[spoiler: The Lifemaker]] is one of these, at least within Mundus Magicus. Considering that [[spoiler: he ''created'' Mundus Magicus, it makes sense. Fate]] also drifts dangerously close to being one of these, although it isn't clear if he's using his own power or borrowing from his boss.
* Manga/{{Bleach}}: Averted. Aizen's status as the [[BigBad villain]] seems to hinge on his [[DeityOfHumanOrigin quest]] to break the boundary between shinigami and divinity so he could destroy and replace the [[PowersThatBe Soul King]] and become a god. Barragan also believed he was this to the denizens of Hueco Mundo and they certainly honoured him as a king and worshipped him as a god. Neither Aizen and Barragan were [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil genuinely]] gods, but they both wanted to be viewed as such.
** The villain of the Thousand Year War Arc, Yhwach, is probably considered to be this by some, given that [[spoiler: he is literally the progenitor of all Qunicy power]]. Lore states that because of his ability to grant people part of his soul, those around gave him the name of their god. In addition to giving powers to others, [[spoiler: upon their death he actually grows stronger, implying that theoretically there may not be a limit to how strong he could become.]]
* The various gods in ''Manga/DragonBall'' fit the criteria, though the other main characters are generally stronger.
** You could even make a reasonable argument that some of the main characters fit this trope better than the gods themselves. The most eligible candidate being Goku, whose NighInvulnerability and SuperStrength are an integral part of his character. Thanks to the diverse uses for Ki, he's also displayed [[MindOverMatter limited telekinetic abilities]], the ability to [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport nearly anywhere with Instant Transmission]], can tell a person's strength by sensing their Ki, is well known for shooting [[EnergyBalls balls of energy]] from his hands, and is more likely to be found [[{{Flight}} flying]] than walking. The gods in the series are far more vulnerable and much weaker than Goku, with their only unique ability being that they can materialize things out of thin air, and better teleportation.
*** This isn't to say that the gods themselves are slouches, however- they can easily destroy planets with their fingers, are some of the most physically strong beings in the universe, have telekinesis, and other things. It's just that the only real god Goku and co ever encounter is the absolute weakest of them (the other, stronger ones being killed by Majin Buu), who's only about as strong as [[SoLastSeason a Cell Junior, or Vegeta at the Cell Games.]] Speaking of which...
** '''Cell'''. Perfect Cell was already strong enough, but ''Super'' Perfect Cell is the one that really qualifies. He's another example of a being that is stronger than most gods. He was designed to be the perfect life form, and his designer succeeded. Among other abilities, he has: super strength, super speed, and super durability greater than the gods themselves, instant teleportation (just like Goku), the ability to spawn powerful warriors who are god-like themselves (the Cell Juniors), regeneration FromASingleCell, the ability to come back ''stronger'' after being blown to bits, extremely powerful telekinesis (which he uses to build an arena, among other things), the ability to absorb things and gain their power with his tail, the ability to survive ''any'' injury (including ''half of his body being blown clean off''), and energy blasts powerful enough to destroy entire solar systems.
** Then there's Dabura, who is the King of Demons. And unlike Demon King Piccolo, that isn't a title. For Dabura, that's his ''description''. Power-wise he's around Perfect Cell's level, which ''is'' pretty impressive all things considered, though by the time he makes his appearance there are several hero characters capable of defeating him without too much issue.
** However, the BigBad of TheMovie ''Battle of the Gods'', Beerus, is a ''literal'' God, the God of Destruction to be exact, and more than qualifies. He's stated to be capable of destroying ''entire galaxies'' and his power exceeds Goku's to the point even his Super Saiyan 3 form is nothing compared to Beerus. [[spoiler:Goku needs to become a God himself in order to stand a chance against him.]]
* Lord Death from ''Manga/SoulEater''. Characters with a [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]] the size of their body are considered enormously powerful, his soul is larger than a city.
** By extension, the rest of the [[spoiler: Great Old Ones count. Kid will also eventually become one due to being a "fragment" of Death. He's already showing beginnings of it in his strength and (briefly seen) healing abilities.]]
* Almost the entire cast of ''TheBrideOfTheWaterGod'' is made up of Physical Gods except for Soah, the eponymous bride, since most of the story takes place in the home of the gods.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:[[BigBad Father]]]] was to [[spoiler:become a Physical God. Although he succeeded in consuming what he claimed to be a god, he requires a massive number of souls to keep it bound. It [[SuperPowerMeltdown didn't end well]].]]
* [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Lain]], to an increasing extent as the series goes on, up to [[spoiler:[[ResetButton remaking the entire world]]]], and [[spoiler:Eiri]].
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' naturally turns this trope UpToEleven having both the titular mecha and it's Anti-Spiral counterpart, the Granzeboma. The latter can summon an energy attack ''powered by a Big Bang''. The two smaller hero mechas can also count: the Arc Gurren-Lagann '''PUNCHED ITS OPPONENT OUT OF THE UNIVERSE''' in it's debut fight. The Chouginga Gurren Lagann was said to be a machine equal to the gods.
** The movie took this [[SerialEscalation even further]]: when the [[EnergyBeing Super TTGL]] launched a [[FinishingMove Giga Drill Breaker]] at the Super Granzeboma, it retaliated with a Giga Drill Breaker of it's own. The two attacks connect... and [[{{HSQ}} the universe collapses in on itself]]. And ''then'' the Gurren-Lagann charges the Super Granzeboma which is several '''trillion''' times bigger than itself, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wins]].
** And that's just the mechs. If we're gonna talk about people, it's definitely Lordgenome and [[spoiler:Simon, post-time skip]]. The former is immortal, has superstrength, can bend reality, and has a beard worthy of God. The latter has infinite power and could be a god if he wanted to.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' the currently-stated goal of [[spoiler:Obito]] and [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] is to become this. [[spoiler:Both succeeded to varying levels; Obito was barely able to stay sane while containing the Juubi while Madara did so easily, but was consumed by Kaguya]].
** Their role model is the Sage of Six Paths who really ''was'' one of these, [[spoiler: if limited to a mortal lifespan.]] The Sage is still considered a legend and god centuries after his death.
*** And ''he'' was preceded by [[spoiler:Princess Kaguya, who stole the power of the God-Tree [[OutsideContextVillain for unclear reasons]]]]. She was known as the Rabbit Goddess and possessed [[spoiler:the ability to move between five dimensions, absorb chakra from anyone she touches, and was actually the guiding force of the Juubi]].
* Arguably, [[BakiTheGrappler Hanma Yujiro]]. The guy has SuperStrength, is NighInvulnerable, and can ''punch the forces of the nature in the face'' (the Other Wiki states it too). Also covers the point of [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling Limited Omniscience]], doesn't fly but can jump from an helicopter without parachute, and does everything just by CharlesAtlasSuperpower. And the full martial arts world plainly ''worships'' him as the Strongest Creature over the world. Maybe more of a Physical Demon. Heavens, he is called the Ogre.
* By the end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Madoka herself]] has shades of this. [[spoiler:She rewrites all of reality so that witches are no more and Puella Magi don't turn into them. When your powers bend reality to make it LighterAndSofter, you know you are this.]] Possibly [[AbstractApotheosis disqualified on the 'physical' part at the very end]], though.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', [[spoiler:Fiamma of the Right]] attains ''La persona superiore a Dio'', essentially making him a god. Unfortunately, he just had to pick a fight with the guy who happens to have "The Invisible Demon" sealed inside his [[spoiler:right hand]], which [[spoiler:Fiamma]] just cut off. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops.]] And later on, he gets ambushed by [[spoiler:Aleister Crowley]], who, without effort, defeated the guy who just attained ''La persona superiore a Dio''. However, Aiwass clearly takes the cake since [[AmbiguousGender it]] is currently the most powerful being introduced in the series.
** Somewhat better example is Othinus, who possess the title of Majin or Magic God. Not only does she make a draw while saving her subordinate during her fight against the [[spoiler:weakened Fiamma and Ollerus]], but also goes against [[spoiler:Touma]] ''then'' [[spoiler:the Invisible Thing]]. However, omnipotence paradox limits her infinite potential severely, making her success rate always 50/50. While she may defeat the strongest opponents 50% of the time, she might also lose to the weakest opponents 50% of the time. Ollerus can also count: he is Impure Majin thus he is slightly weaker but is not limited by 50/50 paradox.
* In KyouranKazokuNikki we have Gouyokuou and [[spoiler:Gekka]]. Both are apparently ageless alien beings of great power. The former requires a PowerLimiter just so he doesn't pulverize Earth into dust by complete accident. The latter has a whole set of ill-defined powers that include MindRape, cosmic scale teleportation, VoluntaryShapeshifting and [[ShockAndAwe energy blasts]].
* [[TowardTheTerra Type Blue]] [[PsychicPowers Mu]] seem to be this at first. They not only can [[PersonOfMassDestruction singlehandedly destroy starships]] or stop beams from [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planet Killer]], but move in a space without any protection, affect large groups of people on a great distance, CreateLife� Their lifespan is implied to be [[WizardsLiveLonger even longer than other Mu]] and [[Really700YearsOld they age much slower]]. Yet, it�s a subversion. They pay for this power with their fragile bodies and in some situations even a normal weapon pose a serious threat, to say nothing about PowerNullifier.
* There are a few examples from the {{Nasuverse}}. The person who best fits the trope that has been introduced as a character is probably [[{{Tsukihime}} Arcueid]], who is a spiritual being created by the Earth itself, has [[WindsOfDestinyChange insane probability manipulation powers]], and can [[NighInvulnerability recover from being sliced into seventeen pieces]]. [[TheArchmage Zelretch]] probably counts too, given that he ''[[ColonyDrop dropped the moon]]'' on Brunestud, another physical god. Some of the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight servants]] are this, particularly [[TheJuggernaut Gilgamesh]], who not only won the SuperpowerLottery bigtime with '''[[EarthShatteringKaboom A SWORD THAT CAN END THE WORLD IN A SINGLE STRIKE]]''' and chains that can bind gods, but also has access to stronger versions of ''every'' other Servants claim to SuperpowerLottery, which he uses as giant darts. [[spoiler:And then there's [[KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]]'s third personality, which is an AnthropomorphicPersonification of Akasha, and is effectively omnipotent.]] And that's not even mentioning the [[EldritchAbomination Ultimate Ones]], each of whom are described as having the power to depopulate Earth on their own, and may be impossible to kill because the very concept of death may not apply to them.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII AdventChildren'' already takes the RuleOfCool to infinity and beyond ''before'' the FinalBattle, with characters with no official superpowers doing things like being thrown high into the air to kill a giant dragon god with one (lengthy) slice. This is all topped when Sephiroth, who has ''actually'' been [[AGodAmI trying to become a god and got close]], comes BackFromTheDead. He's able to do things like summon corrupted Lifestream to engulf the city with the wave of his hand, and make the upper section of a very large building collapse by posing in front of it and then slice the whole resulting avalanche of giant debris in half with one swing of his sword. {{Flight}}, SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability are also included.
* FushigiYuugi has the Nyan-Nyan (Lai-Lai in the manga). They are minor healer-goddesses, who normally take the form of [[{{Moe}} adorable]] turquoise-haired little girls.
** Suzaku and Seiryuu both appear in human forms, as well as in their animal forms
** Arguably, Taiitsukun is this, considering that [[spoiler: she ''created'' The Universe of the Four Gods]]
* Zeus of ''SaintBeast'' has NighInvulnerability, ElementalPowers, {{Teleportation}} and a certain degree of [[RealityWarper reality warping]] and {{omniscience}}. There were [[TheOldGods other physical gods]], but he killed them all, barring the Goddess.
* SaintSeiya is basically this trope, since the eponymous Saints battle for their very physical gods. Counting Athena, Poseidon, Ares, Hades, Artemis, Chronos... and Budah is you want to count him. Even Nike, sure she is a staff, but it's physical.
** Not to count the Non Canon ones, of the other adaptations: Eris, Abel, Lucifer, The Other Artemis, The Twelve Titans, Pontos, Mars, and perhaps other lesser gods.
* ''MiraiNikki'' has Deus ex Machina (yes, that's really his name), the god of time and space. He is sponsoring a "survival game" among the protagonists ([[spoiler:because he is dying]]) to choose a new god. [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, Minene gets half his power and becomes something of a god herself, a trait that she passes on to her children in the epilogue. Yukiteru eventually wins the game and succeeds Deus, along with an AlternateUniverse Yuno.]]
* Emperor Zuul, BigBad of the SuperRobot series ''[[GodMars Godmars]]''.
* High end mages in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' qualify, particularly Reinforce and Olivie Segbrecht. The former was an ancient, functionally immortal sentient magical program who could wipe out entire planets, and the latter [[spoiler:as evidenced by the capabilities displayed by her clone]] was an immensely powerful, unparalleled combatant and is actually [[CrystalDragonJesus worshiped by a major religion]].
** Voltaire (think Godzilla on steroids) is described as some kind of guardian deity for the Lu-Lushe tribe that Caro comes from. The fact that she was able to summon him at a young age (hinting at ''incredible'' magic potential) frightened her tribe so much that they cast her out. Fortunately, despite his truly fearsome appearance, Voltaire himself is friendly and doesn't hesitate to help Caro when she is in desperate need.
* At least a good third of the cast of ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' fit this description. In fact, the entire story is about a OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent unknowingly impressing one (Mikage) and being turned into one herself; adjusting to her new life and learning to deal with both her powers and familiars.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'''s world of Cephiro is shepherded by a Pillar--the person with the strongest heart in the world, because belief and willpower drive reality there. His or her prayers keep the land from invasion, war, and natural disaster. [[spoiler:Princess Emeraude's ability becomes compromised, leading to her [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Magic Knight]]. Hikaru later takes the mantle for five minutes or so before she relinquishes the power to all the world's citizens]].
* Played with in ''Manga/OnePiece'': "God" is merely the title of the ruler of Skypiea, the island in the sky. However, Eneru, the God at the time of the Straw Hats' arrival, [[AGodAmI believes he is an actual god]], and [[BigBrotherIsWatchingYou certainly]] [[TeleportersAndTransporters has]] [[NighInvulnerability the]] [[ShockAndAwe power]] to back up his claim.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDXD'': Hyoudou Issei seems to be turning into one of these. The fact that [[spoiler:he was resurrected as a Dragon in human form after his second death]] certainly points in that direction.
** Why, you ask? Let's see: [[spoiler:the dragons were the only race that did not ally with the 3 factions during the Great War, and once they were engaged in war between themselves, they were pretty much unstoppable. It took the death of Maou-sama and '''God himself''' to defeat and seal Ddraig and Albion, two of the most powerful of the dragons. And Issei was resurrected by the aforementioned Ddraig and Ophis, which is the most powerful of dragons, using genetic material from both.]] The fact that Issei pulls increasingly amazing and hillarious powers each time [[spoiler:like the Oppai God and halving Rias' breasts each time he doubles his power with Boosted Gear --which actually is Ddraig inside his body--]] should indicate something once you see past the humor.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' S-Class beings are explicitly compared to gods (at least in the manga), and with good reason. Even a lower end S-Class can't unleash more than a fifth of their true power without great risk to the human world, and Genkai flat-out stated [[spoiler:Yusuke]] could destroy the Earth if he so wished. Even in the much more durable Makai, the fight between [[spoiler:Yusuke and Sensui]],two S-Class fighters, destroyed entire landscapes in seconds, as well as caused twisters, lightning storms, and earthquakes to appear. The kicker? ''These were the two weakest S-Class fighters shown.'' Raizen, the strongest demon in the series, summoned storms even more severe, and was capable of [[CurbStompBattle throwing around the two aforementioned planet busters around like ragdolls]]. [[UpToEleven And he was so weakened by starving he was on his deathbed]].
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* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel Comics's]] gods such as [[TheMightyThor Thor]].
** And Jack Kirby's Eternals were godlike immortals who supposedly [[GodGuise inspired the myths]]. When they were {{RetCon}}ned as [[CanonImmigrant part of the main]] MarvelUniverse, a conflict with the real gods had to be resolved.
** Also by Jack Kirby, the AncientAstronauts/"Space Gods", the Celestials, and the Cosmic not-so-horror PlanetEater, Galactus.
** [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Thor]] was apparently a more abstract type of god, who incarnated in human form to allow him to preach a message to humanity (a NewAge pacifism that seems to be almost, but not entirely, unlike the philosophy of the Thor of NorseMythology.) Ultimate Loki is more powerful than his mainstream counterpart, able to "reshuffle reality" at will-- until Big Daddy Odin gets off his cosmic duff and makes with the spanking.
** Some 'omega-level mutants' often look like Physical Gods. ScarletWitch, for example, has the [[WindsOfDestinyChange power to alter probability]]. At its apex, we go from 'give enemy bad luck' to 'make the probability of ''anything she can think of'' become 100%,' becoming a RealityWarper who is limited only by the fact that as one born human her mind can't always handle it.
*** And then one must consider her sone Billy, AKA Wiccan, AKA the Demiurge. He's inexperienced now, but once summoned and killed an EldritchAbomination, and will create utopian dimensions from scratch. His original codename may be foreshadowing his future status. It's Asgardian, by the way.
** Speaking of omega-level mutants, there's Vulcan aka [[spoiler:Gabriel Summers, the third Summers brother.]] He's one of the most powerful, if not ''the'' most powerful, mutants in the Franchise/XMen universe.
** The 'cosmic entities' sometimes do, too, but they tend to go [[PowersThatBe a bit beyond]] the average scale of a Physical God.
** And then there's the Beyonder - if there's any limit to his abilities, we've not seen it. He didn't become physical though until ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII''.
*** So powerful in fact that when Doom takes his powers, he has a hard time separating his thoughts from reality. Doom has been this trope a few times.
*** Although the Beyonder fooled the Illuminati into believing he is merely a particularly powerful Inhuman, he has been acknowledged as an incomplete Cosmic Cube by Kubik and the Shaper of Worlds, both former Cosmic Cubes.
*** And how did he become physical? ''He wanted to see what it was like to be a mere mortal, including being vulnerable.'' A lot of other nigh-omnipotent characters don't have nearly so much power over their own natures.
** In recent Marvel history, there's TheSentry/Void. Initially based on the idea of 'the world's greatest hero who is also the world's greatest villain', the manipulations of Norman Osborn led to the Sentry allowing the Void to do whatever he wanted. As perfectly described in Siege when the President is very accurately told that there is no limit to his power set. WordofGod has told us that the only reason he hasn't come back from his most recent death is simply because he wanted to die.
** Shuma-Gorath is a nigh-omnipotent multiversal conqueror/EldritchAbomination who has ''thousands'' of universes under his control, and [[spoiler: he's just one of four Many-Angled Ones]]. The results of one of his more [[GeniusLoci thorough]] [[EldritchLocation conquerings]] is...unsettling, to say the least. Oh, and he's back, and ''very'' pissed.
** Dormammu is a lesser example; while he's a fair bit below Shuma's level, he's still a staggeringly powerful [[EldritchAbomination extradimensional horror]] who, like Shuma, has conquered multiple universes and is worshipped as a deity by countless beings throughout the multiverse.
** His sister is, in turn, somewhat less powerful, but still strong enough to kick a Sorceror Supreme's ass without much difficulty.
** And then we have the "One Above All", also known as the author.
** When it comes to the physical side of things, one is hardpressed to argue that TheJuggernaut isn't one of these. He's the physical avatar of evil deity-entity Cyttorak, which makes him a living embodiment of Unstoppable Force. In practical terms, he has SuperStrength off any charts the Marvel universe can come up with, he's NighInvulnerable ''and'' has a HealingFactor that makes for good comparison with {{Wolverine}}, his only {{Achilles Heel}}s are a vulnerability to MindControl and to magic (one of the few ways to physically hurt him), he is literally unstoppable (once in motion, nothing, but nothing, can actually stop him), and he is an ImplacableMan taken UpToEleven (he officially doesn't need to eat, sleep or breathe and his stamina level is "infinite", meaning he never gets fatigued).
** Although probably retconned now, in the 90s, it was revealed that ComicBook/{{Gambit}} would have become one if he hadn't gone to Mister Sinister for preventive brain surgery. A version of himself from an alternate universe who never had the surgery forms a BigBad, and shows Gambit would have eventually become a being of pure kinetic energy, with the ability to manipulate all kinetic energy at will. This alternate Gambit called himself "New Sun". Because, when his powers fully awoke, he accidentally triggered all potential kinetic energy ''across planet Earth, destroying it by accident''.
* TheDCU's gods, both the classic ones and the NewGods.
** But in particular from latter is the being known as '''{{Darkseid}}'''.
* The fairy-tale characters of the ''{{Fables}}'' comic book series. With some of them (such as Aslan or Weyland Smith) actually ''supposed'' to be gods. Others... not so much (Goldilocks).
** Goldilocks is more of an [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]] than a god. Interestingly those that do quality as Physical Gods are mystically attuned to the concept of themselves rather than traditional concepts.
* In ''CaptainAtom'' #54 to #57, Cap created and ruled his own universe. [[spoiler:He turned out not to be very good at it, and had to destroy his universe after his own dark side took it over.]] Of course, it could all have been just a [[FeverDreamEpisode fever-dream]] he had after Shadowstorm blasted him.
* Ever since {{Superman}} died and came back from the dead, he has had a cult of worshipers though he tries to discourage them.
** [[strike: It's probably worth pointing out that Superman did not actually "die", he was punched into a (temporary) coma. This makes the cult's reason for worshipping him quite misaimed (though he is STILL a physical god in his own right).]] They also appear to have turned to their attention to the deceased Superboy/Kon-El. While both were completely dead and then revived (and this is [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist hardly anything new]] for comic book characters), it is canonical in the DCU that Superman's resurrection shouldn't have been possible by any means, and actually ''broke reality'' for a while. He's so much a Physical God that even things that happen in relation to him affect existence!
** Turns out that Superman, and many seemingly dead characters who miraculously returned to life, were brought back by Nekron as part of a grand GambitRoulette. Nekron, by the way, is a nigh-omnipotent who skirts this trope when he appears in the living world, and is regularly much more powerful in his own realm.
** Probably what disqualifies Superman is that his powers are derived from the yellow sun, so his powers are half genetic, half circumstantial. He also doesn't have any supernatural connection which most gods, even the New Gods, do possess to some degree, and DependingOnTheWriter most characters classed as gods in the DCU can wipe the floor with Supes, regardless of how powerful he is.
* Superman Prime, the being Superman will eventually become as seen in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'', plays this straight after spending ''thousands of years'' meditating inside the sun and having the last Green Lantern ring in the universe to keep his solar power at its maximum for all time.
** He also gets the powers of whichever the rest of the [[LegacyCharacter Supermen from his dynasty]] in return for giving them a portion of his power to protect the earth with. One notable ability he gained being RealityWarper.
* Dr. Manhattan of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. He experiences time on a non linear way. He can become many people. He can watch neurons. Nothing can stop him.
** Hell, it's even implied at the end of the comic that he [[spoiler:''leaves his planet '''to try his hand at creating one''''']].
** Also worth noting is his recollection of how he ended the Vietnam War. The movies shows it pretty well too but the basics are that he creates multiple copies of himself each about 100 feet tall that rip through the entire Vietcong and NVA. Apparently the Vietnamese were so terrified by him that they would only surrender to him in a scene that is a cross between platitude and worship.
* The Trinity of Hypsis in the ''{{Valerian}}'' comic series, an ironic pastiche of Christianity's Holy Trinity. They possess various powers typically associated with them in popular mythology; the Father can fling thunderbolts for example, and the Son can heal and (possibly) resurrect anybody. They do claim responsibility for creating the mankind, however, and have the power to influence Earth's timelines. They perceive their divinity as a business enterprise in which they are struggling in the brink of bankruptcy, which would strip them of their position and powers. Christian characters tend to call them frauds or usurpers.
* While it's heavily implied that his true form is an immensely powerful EnergyBeing, resident PlanetEater {{Galactus}} of the Marvel Universe qualifies. While he appears in a different guise to different races, his default appearance seems to be a huge armored version of his original humanoid self Galan. His daughter Galacta (no, really) is closer to a typical Physical God in terms of power scale since she isn't quite as powerful as her father. [[spoiler: Her unborn child the Tapeworm Cosmic (no, really, again) will probably fit the bill too.]]
* ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger is one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe and doesn't seem to take orders from anyone other than ''{{God}}''. He is portrayed as a consummate master of magic that can shrug off anything thrown at him by the likes of ComicBook/TheSpectre on his good days. The only thing that prevents him from making the DC Universe too boring by solving everything is that he won't, or can't, interfere too much in the affairs of mortals.
* During the Power of Ion storyline GreenLantern Kyle Rayner took the powers that Parallax absorbed from the Central Power Battery, plus his own Lantern powers, the Oblivion's Energies and (possibly) The Ion Entity. That allowed him to be in more places at once, to better focus his creativity, to teletransport things, and bend reality to his will. His girlfriend Jade became surprised when Kyle told her, saying that his new abilities can be compared to those of God. His talk with the Spectre Hal Jordan even made clear that Kyle could alter the past and make the future go as he wanted, something that as Parallax he couldn't do at all. Rayner eventually relinquished his power to reignite the Central Power Battery and resurrect the Guardians of the Universe.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} has Hecate, the [[CosmicHorror Ogdru Jahad]], and various creatures, monsters, and demons that have all been worshipped at one point or another. There was also a giant genocidal homunculus who declared himself a god and fought Hellboy.
* [[Comicbook/LastManStanding Hex]] is one, since he kind of, you know, created the ''whole damn universe''!
* In the ''[[ArchiesSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' comics, any Echidna who absorbs enough Chaos energy becomes the immortal demigod Enerjak, and are only ever defeated by being imprisoned in an over the top way (trapped under a castle's rubble, shot into space, etc.), or having their powers mystically removed, not in physical combat. And to give an example of how strong Enerjak is in any incarnation, when Knuckles was tricked into becoming him, he ended up singlehandedly ''destroying [[BigBad Eggman's]] entire army and reducing his city to rubble.''
** And in an AlternateUniverse, the fate of the world's people in this alternate reality is unknown - while the main cast have all had their souls ripped out by Knuckles, the only city that's seen - Enerjak's capital - is completely deserted. It is possible Knuckles-Enerjak killed them all or likewise ripped out their souls. ...or that nobody sane would choose to live within a hundred miles (if that) of the tyrant.
* ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' has Xadhoom, an alien scientist who experimented a procedure on herself and accidentally became nigh-invulnerable (meaning you can stun her by using enough physical force to blast apart a small moon, but the only ways to actually harm her are to drain away her power, and even then you have to do it faster than she can see where you hide or you're dead, or to torture her into exploding, and good luck keeping her captured for the ''days'' it will take to actually acknowledge the pain, never mind blow her up), capable to change her form at will, fly faster than light and fire any form of energy she knows of with enough power to shatter a planet. And she has a vendetta against the Evronians, who conquered her homeworld and enslaved her people while she got her powers. The kicker? That's her ''[[WillfullyWeak holding back]]'': where she to get ''really'' serious, she'd be able to manipulate matter and energy to a near cosmic scale. [[spoiler: [[PhlebotinumOverload This comes with a complete loss of self-control, and thus, if used, would cause her to disintegrate into nothingness]], [[MagnificentBastard as learned the hard way by the Evronian who was told how to acquire her power but not about this (he disintegrated as planned)]].]]
* The Norse Gods from TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose. They easily outstrip any other character in the series (besides the Goddess), and Hel can [[spoiler:use a world-wide ResetButton.]]
* Anyone wielding the power of {{Shazam}}. Such an individual -- in addition to possessing the standard FlyingBrick powers of SuperStrength (strong enough to take on {{Superman}} ''and'' most of the {{JLA}} at the same time), SuperSpeed (fast enough to race TheFlash), {{Flight}} (at FasterThanLightTravel speeds outside an atmosphere), and NighInvulnerability -- is also TheNeedless and TheAgeless, has a HealingFactor for those rare occasions when they actually get injured, possess SuperIntelligence (complete with PhotographicMemory and {{Omniglot}} skills), and are highly resistant (if not actually invulnerable) to MindManipulation and magic.
* [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The Phoenix Force]] may or may not be this, DependingOnTheWriter.
* In SonicTheComic Robotnik becomes a Physical God after absorbing the power of of the Chaos Emeralds in Robotnik Reigns Supreme arc becoming a [[TheOmnipotent Omnipotent]], [[TheOmniscient Omniscient]] RealityWarper and [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Super Sonic]] seems to verge on this, especially towards the end of the arc where Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone. Besides his immense strength and speed (both enough to easily annihilate enemies who Sonic was all but helpless against) and flight, he's also so powerful that the Omniviewer was unable to stop time for him (only slow it enough to ensure that crossing several inches would take years) was able to remain fully aware even while in a state of slowed time, and was able to gather enough charged particles to turn an asteroid into a miniature sun (which then exploded with enough force to bathe the entire surface of Mobius in a powerful electromagnetic pulse). It's occasionally said that he is powerful enough to destroy a planet.
* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' examples:
** Elyon, thanks to her ability to [[RealityWarper change reality with a small gesture]]. She's not invincible, but is impossible to defeat or even ''fight'' straight on;
** the Oracle, sort of: while he hasn't the power to ''do'' things on a grandiose scale, the leader of Kandrakar is practically {{Omniscience}} (it ''is'' possible to hide from him, but it's extremely difficult when he's ''not'' paying attention and next to impossible when he is) and can casually teleport himself or others around and alter memories. In fact, he was once mistaken for God due visiting Earth to pull a DeusExMachina and [[LampshadeHanging introducing himself by explaining the origin of the term Deus Ex Machina]] (he quickly explained he was not God, just appearing from nowhere to solve the unsolvable);
** among the Guardians, the Keeper of the Heart is one, once she knows how to use her powers to the fullest. While Will is too young and unexperienced to fully use her powers, [[FallenHero Nerissa]] was shown disintegrating another Guardian (''literally'': witnesses openly says she didn't even leave a body), surviving an attack whose ''recoil'' could have shattered Kandrakar, and even ''create life'';
** ''all'' the Guardians, once they receive their full power in the New Power saga. To make an example, Hay Lin was able to take an hurricane and ''close it in a small box''.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In [[FanFic/{{Propagation}} Propagation]] [[spoiler: Taylor, as Eden Reborn]], is a very, very close equivalent.
* In [[http://fanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Hottie_3:_The_Best_Fan_Fic_in_the_World Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World]], Robyne AKA Hottie II's, later Hottie I, fourth and most powerful SuperMode "Super Hottie Goddess" is this.
* In [[http://kleinerkiller.deviantart.com/gallery/41037509 Yognapped]], sibling gods Notch, Herobrine, and [[spoiler: Rana]] are these to Minecraftia. They are, however, far from impervious to physical damage. [[spoiler: Which is why Notch can stab the others InTheBack and permanently kill them.]]
* [[spoiler:Takato and Rika]] in Digimon Fanfic, ''FanFic/{{Dimensions}}'', thanks to being the current incarnations of [[spoiler:Chaos and Harmony]] respectively. Also a major case of subverted PersonalityPowers.
* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', George meets and talks to Ardav, one of the Dalns gods. What this genderless god's powers are is unknown, except that it can bring people to its home dimension, and that anyone who speaks to it cannot remember what it looks like.
** At one point, thanks to the amazing mundanity surrounding the Dalns gods�their �worshipers� are more like employees and, in fact, don't even know what �worship� means�George speculates that they're actually phonies who set themselves up as gods. The various reveals about them during the book (e.g., they had a court fight over who was to control C'hou) leave the matter ambiguous, but they are definitely JerkassGods.
** Given how powerful the four become, the trope could possibly apply to them.
** Well before they get any power, John sardonically refers to the four as the gods of rock 'n' roll.
* [[FanFic/ThirtyHs HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH]]...oh dear lord. Harry Potter can see subatomic particles by squinting, seemingly teleports across galaxies, and has destroyed entire planets for no reason at all
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': Princesses Celestia and Luna, of course, as per canon, but the story also adds their equally strong brother Prince Empyrean, and their even ''more'' powerful parents [[BigBad King Titan]] and Queen Terra. And then, near the end of the story, [[spoiler: Twilight taps into the full power of the Elements of Harmony and becomes so powerful that only Titan himself is able beat her in a fight]]. And ''then'', during the climax, [[spoiler: she absorbs the powers of Harmony and becomes an alicorn who is Titan's equal]].
** Of all ponies, [[spoiler: ''[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]'']] becomes one during the [[FinalBattle Battle of the Everfree]]. And she does so in ''epic'' fashion -- [[spoiler: she uses something equal to the Royal Canterlot Voice to browbeat the most ancient of all dragons into [[HeelFaceTurn switching sides]], then rides him as her personal steed in the story's most impressive BigDamnHeroes moment]].
* Wizards and Witches are seen as this in Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows. This is true. But only when the [[spoiler: Sword of Gryffindor (which acts Mjolnir in pretty much all but name, amplifying magic on an incredible scale)]] is involved.
** [[spoiler: Merlin]] may be one. He's a bona fide world jumper and time traveller, as well as being one of the most powerful wizards in history, as well as possibly being TheAgeless.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', all of the Alicorns and Draconnequi qualify, except their Elders, who are ''actual'' gods.
** There's also Queen Tiamat, the Mother of All Dragons and what seems to be their patron deity. Her power alone qualifies her for this, as she single-handedly turned the tide of the Dragon-Hooviet War when she entered the fray. By the time she was finished, half the Hooviet Empire was blazing ruin with her willingly stopping just short of the capital. [[CurbStompBattle The Hooviets didn't leave a scratch on her.]]
** Mother Deer is to her people what Tiamat is to the dragons, though she's also a pacifist, so she leaves the fighting to her followers.
* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'': The more powerful Angels are considered this, even by the other Angels (which, if you've seen ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'', you know is really saying something). ADAM in particular is in a class of his own, with literally world-shattering power. Observe Israfel's description of Zeruel, second only to ADAM in power: [[/folder]]

[[folder: Imagine a being with a heartbeat that could move an island. A gaze that can burn down a mountain. More power in his little pinky then we have in our full, entire form. Imagine something that early Lilim wrote about, thinking it was Omnipotent, Almighty, and a vengeful God. Imagine that, and maybe you can imagine Zeruel. ]]

* [[spoiler: Chaos]] in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries.''
** [[spoiler: Takato becomes one after fusing with Chaos]].
** And then of course you have Goddramon and the Sovereigns [[spoiler:including Huanglongmon]].
** And 'The Saviour'/[[spoiler: Terriermon]]
* For FanFic/PuellaMagiYuukoMagica Madoka is stated to be this by Kyuubey and Mami. Her appearant power tops all of the [[spoiler: Puella Magi in the universe]] individually. Plus, she's got a mental link with [[spoiler:Madokami]]. Of course, being who she is, she begins to assert AGodIAmNot by a certain chapter.
* Every single alicorn in ''FanFic/MythsAndBirthrights''. They're even called (and treated like) gods.
* Celestia and Luna in ''FanFic/TheNonBronyverse'' are explicitly mentioned to be gods. TD accidentally gets in on the act in the AU story ''TD the Alicorn Princess''.
* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]] in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16860-21/MMcGregor+I+Am+What+I+Am.htm I Am What I Am]]'' fulfills this to the point of actually being considered a god by several religions. Xander explains that while normally only people with almost no magical ability can forge magical weapons, Willow manages it by turning magic into solid weapons rather than forging metal into a magical weapon. Xander once asked how long she could keep up an enhancement spell that (after years of training) he can hold for roughly four seconds. Willow, after asking the date, tells him she's been maintaining it for eight years.
* The Grand Ruler from ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''. Or at the very least, a child of one.
* Maledict from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is an interesting {{Deconstruction}}. He's actually a HumanoidAbomination that was forced to take physical form in order to survive his injuries after his epic battle against Allysion that created the entire universe. And he trying to keep his physical form at all costs, as dying will unleash his power and cause the end of the universe.
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* Eris, the goddess of discord from ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''.
* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. We never find out if there are any limits on her [[AnIcePerson ice abilities]] at all. She is never shown to be the slightest bit tired after using her powers, not even when she conjures a massive ice palace while she's already unknowingly creating an EndlessWinter. The fact that she can create intelligent life in the form of {{Snowlems}} also means she fits a decent number of real-world definitions of divinity. There's a reason why the scene where she lets loose for the first time is referred to as her "ascension."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Horus from Creator/EnkiBilal's ''Film/{{Immortal}}'', and the comic series it was based on, along with the rest of the Egyptian pantheon in the flying pyramid fit the bill. They only demonstrate a limited range of abilities, such as [[BodySnatcher possession]], [[CompellingVoice mind control]] and EyeBeams, but it's implied that they're not using more than a fraction of their actual powers. Their pyramid transport is only a mechanical ship that needs fuel and maintenance (in the comic, at least), so they're not exactly omnipotent, although the credit of Earth's creation is given to them.
* In the Creator/RolandEmmerich universe, [[Film/{{Stargate}} Ra]] and the [[TenThousandBC God of the Pyramid]]. [[AncientAstronauts Sort of.]]
* Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'' isn't quite omnipotent, but he is the Creator of the current iteration of the Grid, and he can also not quite reshape, but bend reality around him. Also in ''Film/{{Tron}}'', to a lesser degree. He was able to activate things no mere program should be able to activate (like a junked Recognizer) and was able to shield Yori from being derezzed. (It is also implied but never confirmed that Flynn himself cannot actually be derezzed, having survived with no lasting harm more than one event that would derez any normal program.)
* ''Film/{{Thor}}'', once he gets his powers back. Before that he is just BadassNormal. After...he absolutely [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] something that just beat up 4 of the most powerful warriors in Asgard.
* In ''Film/{{Bruce Almighty}}'', the title character becomes one for a while when the real God gives His powers to him, with the only limitations being that Bruce can't tell anyone about it or alter free will. He keeps Bruce's mind completely human however, setting him up to fail in handling His powers and responsibility, and Bruce eventually learns humility and to better his life without godlike abilities.
* In ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Deacon Frost becomes one after turning into La Magra, becoming the physical manifestation of the evil Blood God. [[spoiler:As strong as he is, he's still vulnerable to anti-coagulants.]]
* In ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', Marius notes that their [[MonsterProgenitor vampire mother]] Queen Akasha is a living god and seems to have been seen as such [[GodEmperor when she ruled over Ancient Egypt]]. Presumably a GodOfEvil, since she personally slaughtered most of her human subjects.
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', Godzilla himself is described as being like a god compared to the [=MUTO=]s.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is chock full of these, called Elder Gods and Ascendants. All are implied to have physical forms even if they don't outright appear that way in the novels. At least two of them are humans who took over an attunement that was vacant.
** They are far from omnipotent, though. In ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), [[spoiler:Trull Sengar]], a mortal Tiste Edur, manages to hold his own in combat against [[spoiler:Silchas Ruin]], at least for a while.
*** And at that point [[spoiler:Trull]] is also far from mortal, having become the Knight of Shadow in ''The Bonehunters''.
* Most of the cast of Neil Gaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods''.
** [[spoiler:Except for the bulletproof part.]]
* The [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Dragaeran]] gods' main power is to be physically present in many places--learned through training, but also through a deep physical change. This power implies others, including immortality: if a god is killed in one place (by a sentient blade), they're still in other places. Beyond that, the gods have varied powers and forms: Creator/StevenBrust shows a dragon, a storm cloud, a black void, a female humanoid, and others. One more aspect of godhood is you can't control or summon a god. They'll help you if it suits them.\\
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More precisely, the Dragaeran word translated in the books into "divinity" really means "to simultaneously live in multiple forms or aspects of reality", as opposed to, say, mortals, who can only live in one physical plane or be in one after- or between-life at once. (Normal death in this verse is simply moving a soul from one place to another, which can't be done if the soul is already at the destination.) It's explicitly stated the ''only'' difference between a "god" and "demon" is that somebody's figured out a theoretical way to bind or coerce the latter, so those classes are more changeable. (It also explains the title of "Verra, the Demon Goddess" - a former slave of the Jenoine.)
* Lots of characters in JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos''. They describe mortals as "cattle" but they live out TheMasquerade in the human world.
** Also [[AMidsummerNightsDream Titania]] and [[NorseMythology Oberon]] from ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming.''
* In Creator/JesseHajicek's ''Literature/TheGodEaters'', people become gods through the belief of others, then make a practice of devouring each other to consolidate power.
* Creator/RogerZelazny likes to mix mythology in with his SF, and as a result, has used this a few times:
** In ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'', some of the gods are ascended humans, some aliens, some are techno-things, and some are just, well, straight up gods. (In his similar novel from the same era, ''Literature/LordOfLight'', they're just pretending.)
** ''Eye of Cat'' features Native American Physical Gods in a futuristic setting.
** And then there's the royal family in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. Or at least Dworkin, [[spoiler: who ''created'' the entire multiverse]].
* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] from {{Mistborn}} is ageless, NighInvulnerable and far and away the most powerful [[FunctionalMagic allomancer]] in the world, and is worshipped as king and god by TheEmpire. [[spoiler: It turns out he's just a human who discovered a neat allomantic trick to make himself immortal, though he did briefly touch divinity in his {{Backstory}}. In the third book of the series, though, [[TheHero Vin]] briefly becomes the genuine article after absorbing the power of Preservation, one of the two fundamental forces of the planet.]]
* Another Sanderson book, {{Warbreaker}} has the Returned, who are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin people who have died and been returned to life, minus any conscious memories of their previous lives]], they are worshiped as gods in the kingdom of Hallandren where most of the story takes place. As it happens, they aren't quite gods, but merely infused with a portion of the power of one, as those who are familiar with Sanderson's other works, including {{Mistborn}} mentioned above, and the wilder cosmology behind them, will know.
* Sanderson likes this trope: the Elantrians from {{Elantris}} are also humans who are worshiped as gods and have the power to match. Normally, at least - the plot of the novel is driven by [[TheMagicGoesAway their godlike abilities suddenly having stopped working.]]
* Coyote in Creator/ChristopherMoore's ''Literature/CoyoteBlue'' and Babd, Macha and Nemain in ''Literature/ADirtyJob''
* The Ainur from Creator/JRRTolkien's 'verse (most elaborated on in TheSilmarillion, mentioned in LordOfTheRings) are a whole ''race'' of these. They're incorporeal beings created by the creator deity before the physical universe, and some entered it. Those can and many choose to freely clothe themselves in physical forms. Notable Ainur include [[GodOfEvil Morgoth/Melkor]], [[TheHighQueen Varda/Elbereth]], and [[CouncilOfAngels the other Valar]]. Their sub-beings, the Maiar, appear more in LordOfTheRings and include [[BigBad Sauron]], [[TheObiWan Gandalf]], [[TheStarscream Saruman]], and [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils the Balrog of Moria]].
** Another good example would be Melian, a Maia, who was able to have a child with an Elf, and who used her powers to defend the kingdom of Doriath. Tolkien discussed at length the effects of being incarnated, especially where Morgoth and Sauron were concerned.
* At the end of DeanKoontz's short story, A Darkness in My Soul, [[spoiler: a psychic goes on a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind and finds God trapped in the psyche of an insane genius. He then absorbs God's powers and then takes over the universe after giving half of the power to his girlfriend. Bored with exploring the universe, they decide to start a world war back on Earth for amusement, using humans as playthings.]]
* ''TheDresdenFiles'':
** The Faerie Queens: Mother Summer, Mother Winter, Queen Titania, Queen Mab, Lady Maeve, Lady Aurora, [[spoiler:Lady Lily]] as of ''Summer Knight'', and [[spoiler:Sarissa and Molly]] as of ''Cold Days''. Six women who are among the most powerful entities a mortal is likely to ever meet. Even the Ladies, the least powerful pair, are far beyond anything a human could hope to match. At one point the Summer Lady casually sends a wave of flame hot enough to completely vaporize enchanted metal--metal enchanted by Summer, no less, so it has an even higher heat resistance than normal. The Mothers Winter and Summer are strong enough that not even ColdIron bothers them, and are a match for the Archangels.
** There are also [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and their [[FallenAngel fallen equivalents]], {{valkyries}}, [[TheWildHunt the Erlking]], [[BadassSanta Santa Claus]], and all sorts of old gods and the like. Only a couple have shown up so far, namely Odin ([[spoiler:who is also Santa Claus]]) and a maenad in the short stories.
** The Archive is the sum total of all human knowledge contained in the body of a little girl. She's also capable of using magic, in a world where knowledge pretty much translates directly into magical power. She is ''incredibly'' powerful, and proved fully capable of fighting off dozens of Denarians (who are powered by fallen angels) with access to a mere trickle of her power.
** Skinwalkers are stupidly powerful shapeshifters with a true form horrific enough that Harry literally has trouble standing after seeing it. They're basically invulnerable. We only know of one that was killed, when a wizard tricked it onto a nuclear testing site and teleported away right as the bomb dropped.
** Archangels, the most powerful of the angels, are fully capable of destroying galaxies with a thought.
** Six different necromancers all hit town at the same time in ''Dead Beat'' to try to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence become this]]. [[spoiler:Cowl would have managed it, too, if Harry had been a second or two slower.]]
** In addition, there's the Red King and the Lords of Outer Night, the rulers of the Red Court, who are each nearly as powerful as Odin. They are, individually, an immense powerhouse. Even so, they're not invincible, as [[spoiler: Murphy is able to decapitate one with a single stroke of ''Fidelacchius'']], and [[spoiler: the Leanansidhe is able to one-shot several of them when she catches them off-guard.]]
** Considering that the Leanansidhe is stated to be second only to Mab in Mab's court, she probably also qualifies. And when the Knights of the Cross are working "on the clock" and doing what God wants them to do, they're all but unstoppable themselves. Michael Carpenter once killed a dragon. And when thinking of dragons in the Dresdenverse, it would be a good idea to think less "fire breathing lizard" and more "cosmic deity" in terms of firepower. One of them, Ferrovax, has been [[WordOfGod stated]] to be more than capable of taking down Queen Mab herself. It's implied at times that the only reason Michael Carpenter was ever taken down was ''for his own good.'' [[spoiler: Being injured so severely forced Michael to retire, removing most of his family from the danger they lived in. Michael, in the meantime, survived being riddled with bullets and is reasonably okay, despite never being able to wield his sword again.]]
** Senior Council level wizards are low level versions (technically Cowl is as well, being stronger than Ebenezar). Ebenezar [=McCoy=], the youngest, is the master of the ColonyDrop. The Merlin once held off an army of sorcerer vampires and [[EldritchAbomination Outsiders]] with one on the fly ward.
* DavidEddings ''loves'' this trope, from the seven [[spoiler:8 if you count both [[GodOfEvil Torak]] and his non-evil replacement Eriond]] gods, and their father [[{{God}} [=UL=]]] from TheBelgariad, to the numerous gods and goddesses of the various races from TheElenium from the nearly elemental Troll Gods, to the [[DeliberatelyCuteChild sweet, adorable]], [[CuteMute non-talkative]] (at least at first) little girl Flute, aka [[TricksterGod the Styric goddess Aphreal]]
* From ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine'', we have Pallas Ril (formerly [[spoiler: Shanna Michaelson]]) and the Ascendant [[GodEmperor Ma'elKoth]] (formerly Hannto the Scythe).
* In ''{{Everworld}}'' the gods of mythology are supposed to have abandoned Earth centuries ago for an alternate universe, taking a portion of their followers with them. They were later joined by gods from other worlds, too, who bear no resemblance to anything from human legend. Including one [[GodOfEvil rather nasty one]] named Ka Anor.
* In Mika Waltari's ''The Etruscan'', the title character Turms is ultimately a "lucumo" or a holy king, not much short of a god, and can summon storms, can't be killed in battle and can converse with gods. For most part, though, he doesn't know it yet.
* Valentine Michael Smith of ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' was raised by martians, some of whom were ghosts.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Olivia dreams]] that the statues were TakenForGranite at the hands of a Physical God, after they had [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured to death]] his [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod son]].
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ProsperosDaughter trilogy, the Greek wind gods are major characters. They are, in fact, balanced with the main characters, Prospero's children.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's {{Kull}} / BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", this is one explanation put forth for Kull.
* In Creator/JohnVarley's ''[[Literature/GaeaTrilogy Titan]]'' series, we see the entity known as Gaea. This is essentially a living personality in an alien computer system. But Gaea is in every practical sense a deity on her little world. She is capable of shaping new forms of life, giving them intelligence and a culture of her own design. She controls the weather, the ground, and every living thing that resides on Titan.
* The gigantic sandworm hybrid Leto II Atreides becomes in ''GodEmperor of Literature/{{Dune}}'' fits many of these requirements (invulnerability, difficult to kill--except [[KillItWithWater with water]]--limited omniscience[[note]]limited because he ''wants'' it to be[[/note]])...except for the fact that he doesn't consider himself a god. He naturally lets the people worship him (it's all part of the plan), but he never buys his own propaganda. On the other hand, it's not clear if Creator/FrankHerbert exactly meant that he ''wasn't'' a god: one of the novels' themes is the meaning of messiahdom and godhood.
* Played with frequently in Literature/{{Discworld}}.
** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', the wizards encounter the God of Evolution, who, ironically, [[NayTheist takes a very dim view of religion and considers himself an atheist.]]
** Also, ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' introduces Bilious, the [[OddJobGods Oh God of Hangovers.]]
* AM from ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' is a Earth-spanning computer of such power it is almost omnipotent. Unfortunately for the last five humans it is also an insanely spiteful sadist.
* The Shrike from the ''Literature/HyperionCantos. A [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] construct/machine/being who can manipulate/travel through time and space, he/it is the most feared entity in the universe. He has a church devoted to him (although it doesn't seem to answer prayers or supplications).
* The Naked God from the ''NightsDawn'' trilogy, an artificial construct with godlike powers and a benevolent personality.
* ''Literature/SisterAlice'' has the [[TheClan Great Families]]. As Family members age and become more experienced, they are given more "talents" - nearly intangible dark matter machinery - which give them godlike abilities. [[TimeAbyss Sister Alice]] thinks several thousand times faster than a regular person, can TerraForm entire worlds in mere decades, and has the power to [[StarKilling rip apart stars]] with the same effort it takes a person to flick a bug off their arm. Later in the novel, more of the talents available to [[DeityOfHumanOrigin elder Family members]] are shown, such as AntiMatter creation, and internal weapons, such as X-ray lasers.
* Despite the setting's general reliance on GrayAndGreyMorality and aversion of ReligionIsMagic, one Physical God is stated exist in the universe of ''TheBlackCompany.'' [[spoiler: Old Father Tree]] was summoned into the world in a time long forgotten to act as the can for a particularly nasty SealedEvilInACan. [[EldritchLocation The Plain of Fear]] is the result of His otherworldly presence, sporting coral reefs on dry land, [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Wind whales and flying mantas,]] talking stones called Menhir, and "change storms" that temporarily distort reality.
* All the resurrected gods in the ''Literature/KrimPyramid'' books have physical forms and can be injured or restrained by sufficiently powerful attacks.
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had various characters with every power listed above, some possessing them seperately, others possessing them all at once, like the Avatars.
* The Doctor from Series/DoctorWho could arguably considered a physical god. He is practically immortal, regenerating when he gets too old or is seriously injured, he can sense time changing around him, he can travel through all of time and space, and, according to the Ood, his song is sung throughout the universe. The description could be expanded to include all Time Lords in general, who in fact made it part of their mission to preserve timelines and prevent paradoxes.
** In fact, into the episode The Last of the Time Lords, [[spoiler:he actually gained further godlike powers to fly and transform matter because the entire world prayed by thinking of his name at the exact same moment.]]
** Rose Tyler can be considered this when she [[spoiler: absorbs the Time Vortex and becomes the Bad Wolf.]]
* Gods and Goddesses in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' often started at PowersThatBe and then became Physical Gods.
* Glory the Hellgod from the 5th season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is an example of a former [[GodIsEvil Hellgod]] confined to a physical form -- in this case, as a punishment. She's still incredibly powerful, able to move at absurd speeds and punch through force fields.
* Illyria from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' as well. Similarly to Glory, she had a true form, a taloned, tentacled EldritchAbomination, but was trapped in a human body. This substantially decreased her power. Then her power had to be artifically reduced further, as it was eating through her physical form.
** Also Jasmine, one of the PowersThatBe, and an EnergyBeing who spent [[GambitRoulette considerable effort]] creating herself a physical body so that she could come to earth.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The various Pagan and other non-Abrahamic gods seen in the series are all physical beings with tremendous powers, but can be killed with the right weapons.
** The Trickster. Here, a Trickster is a pagan god. He can reshape reality and mess with time. Dropped a guy into a wormhole ForTheEvulz. Good times. A few other Pagan gods have also featured in the series. In season 5 it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Trickster is actually not a pagan god at all, but an Archangel, specifically Gabriel, who's hiding from his brothers.]]
** The demons revere Lucifer as a god because he created their race. After he gets released, Meg directly describes the archangel in these terms to Castiel.
-->'''Meg:''' Lucifer is the Father of our race. Our Creator. Your God may be a deadbeat, but mine... mine walks the Earth.
** At the end of season 6, [[spoiler:Castiel]] becomes one. [[AGodIAm Or at least that's what he claims.]] He proceeds to take a very active role in managing his new kingdom, [[spoiler:roasting half of Heaven]], killing people all over the world who displease him, and presenting himself as a wrathful but just deity.
** [[spoiler:It has been confirmed by Eric Wolpaw and Rob Benedict that Chuck plays this trope entirely straight.]]
* Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek'', as well as the better-behaved rest of the Q Continuum. It's unsure just what Q's limits are. He does enjoy to push humans' buttons by acting like a god, in any case (including once when Picard died and Q literally appeared to him as "God") In the episode "Hide and Q" Q gives such powers to Riker. Some think Trelane is a Q, too.
** In the [[ExpandedUniverse novel]] ''Q-Squared'', he is, and Q has to deal with him.
** In the ''StarTrekVoyager'' episode ''Death Wish'' Quinn, while seeking political asylum to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever commit suicide]], asserts that while the Q wish to give the impression of godhood they are not in fact omnipotent.
*** There have been several other almost god level beings that seem to be close to the same power level of the Q, (including what appears to be an old man who destroyed an entire species with a thought, or the species that ended a war between the Federation and Klingons), although a lot of them are energy beings so they may or may not count.
* The Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1'' would very much like their subjects to believe this, when they're really just SufficientlyAdvancedAliens pretending to be gods. The Goa'uld Anubis (who's also [[OmnicidalManiac the most evil]]) on the other hand fits this completely, having become a "half-ascended" [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence upper-dimensional]] EnergyBeing who manifests in the lower realms to continue being venerated as a divine EvilOverlord.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Peter Petrelli becomes this by about midway through Volume One. He's got NighInvulnerability, {{Telekinesis}}, SuperStrength, {{Flight}}, [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]], the ability to [[PlayingWithFire shoot fireballs]] and [[ShockAndAwe unleash lightning bolts]], FromASingleCell type {{Immortality}}, and he's a TimeMaster. In Volume Three, he gets {{Nerf}}ed by the BigBad -- his own father, Arthur Petrelli -- who steals his powers and soon after was himself deemed TooPowerfulToLive by the show's writers.
* The mecha in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' are gods, and their ultimate combined form is essentially the supreme ruler of the universe.
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* Polytheistic gods, the most famous pantheons being those of the Greek and Roman, the Norse, the Egyptians, and the Hindu, are almost always of this form. These pantheons may have some gods that are more than a physical god, but the majority of them (and usually the more 'popular' ones) are much closer to this trope.
** But note, in many schools of thought in Hinduism all of the physical gods are simply fragmentary manifestations of a PowersThatBe type of deity.
** Similarly, the Shinto faith holds that the universe is composed of being if a wide range of power levels and forms, some of which fall into this range, while also all being part of the single Creator God that is also the universe.
* The God of Literature/TheBible is occasionally portrayed more like this, rather than his more traditional PowersThatBe form. This is especially true early in the narrative. For example, in the story of the Garden of Eden, after Adam and Eve eat the fruit, God is described as, "walking in the garden in the cool of the day," and the sound God made caused Adam to attempt to hide from him.
** While the most usual interpretation of Jesus is as a part of God or a manifestation of God, there have been (and still are) Christians who believe Jesus was a being separate from God, which would usually put him in the category of physical god.
* While not called gods, the angels of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often depicted in such a way to qualify for this status. When they aren't being depicted as, to give one simplified example, [[EldritchAbomination wheels full of eyes]].
** This is actually somewhat debatable. In the original language of the Hebrew Bible, the word for "god", elohim, is used much more broadly than is traditionally assumed. Interpretations for what this means depend largely on one's view of the origins of the Biblical books, but as they are now, they together present the idea that there is a single supreme God who has always existed (YHWH, "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob"), who created countless lesser, finite gods ("the sons of God") that are obedient to his will. In this way, the popular term "angel" is simply descriptive of their function as messengers/servants for the supreme God. This concept, however, barely peeks through in English translations.
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* The unnamed Thunder God in ''Pinball/{{Flash}},'' whose primary characteristic is throwing around bolts of lightning.
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* During "The Time of Troubles" in the ForgottenRealms campaign setting of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', all the gods were reduced to Physical Gods. (The novels actually gave the impression they might have been too ''weak'' to qualify.) A lot of gods get killed during this time, and one mortal kills and absorbs the portfolios of so many deities that the Overgod is forced to do some role-shuffling when the whole thing is over. Oh, and the death of the god of magic is used as an excuse for the different rules for magic in the new edition of the game. ''More than once''.
** All gods can send avatars to the Realms, though only a few do so regularly. The main problem with the Avatar Crisis (another name for the Time of Troubles) was that they were stuck in avatar form, and barred from leaving the Realms (the other problem was that killing them while they were in avatar form would kill them, rather than merely stripping them of the power invested in the avatar).
* The C'tan star-gods from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
** Also, the Avatars of Khaine.
** Not to forget the aptly-named God-Emperor of Man. Well, back when he was still up and walking rather than on life support. [[AGodAmI Despite his insistance]] [[DefiedTrope he wasn't.]] There are also his sons, the Primarchs. While not as powerful as him, all of them are much more powerful than a normal man. The only reason that the Emperor was wounded as badly as he was by Horus was because he was his favorite son, whom he was hesistant to kill. Once he saw the depths of Horus's depravity, he erased him from existence with a single psychic blast.
** The Chaos Gods and their daemon minions, when they enter the Materium.
*** Actually, just their daemon minions, as the Gods themselves are too powerful to take a physical form.
* From ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' Sigmar, who was either the incarnation of a god or ascended to godhood after his death. To a marginally lesser extent Nagash, God of the Undead. At one point the new Lizardman god also manifested to chase out the Skaven, giving us a giant snake Physical God.
** The snake god appeared the same day Sigmar was born. It hasn't been confirmed, but that sure seems like a connection that two races were saved from extinction by different, brand new, physical gods at the same time.
** Also when Chaos first showed up, the elven gods gave Aenarion the power to kick so much demonic ass that the elves managed to beat back the outpourings of a fully open warp gate long enough to partially seal it off.
** The daemonprinces has most of these powers and are usually worshiped by bands/tribes of marauders.
** The Old Ones (aztec god-like extraterrestrials worshiped by Lizardmen). They modified the orbit of the planet, the planet's continents and tectonic plates, created the Lizardmen from actual reptilians that already existed to protect their ''creation'' and then created elves, dwarves and humans and ''gifted'' them magic. They have spaceships, too. Also, Chaos is more or less the ''dark side'' of their magic powers.
* The tabletop RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' focuses on the children of couplings between gods and mortals. In time, the characters grow so powerful that they become gods themselves.
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' core rules, deities are typically stereotypical, unreachable gods. The official Deities and Demigods book, and the unofficial (but considerably more popular) Immortal's Handbook presented the deities in a way that fits this trope perfectly, along with how to advance high-level characters to godhood.
** Don't forget the hated ''Book of Immortals''
** Early editions also had a book called Deities and Demigods, and an adventure with deity rules called ''Wrath of the Immortals''.
** Specifically, the old boxed set/later Rules Cyclopedia version of D&D had not so much 'gods' as 'Immortals' (yes, with a capital I) taking the same role -- virtually all of which were actually ascended BadAss mortals who had once lived and fought in the game world. ''Really'' high-level player characters could potentially quest for and achieve the same status, using rules from either the old Immortals set or the Wrath of the Immortals box.
** Ascension to divinity or even beyond it is still in the cards for 4th edition D&D characters with an appropriate Epic Destiny (basically the third 'class' picked at level 21 in addition to the base class and the level 11-20 'paragon path' the character will normally already have). So far this simply means retiring the character from the campaign, though.
** Advanced D&D had the ''Queen Of The Demonweb Pits'' adventure, where the goal was to find the Drow goddess Lolth in her home dimension and kill her DeaderThanDead. Not bad for a bunch of mere mortals.
** The aforementioned Immortal's Handbook takes this trope MUCH further than any other book mentioned. The most powerful monster in the book can punch planets to pieces, and it's a golem created by even stronger beings called time lords. Time lords are below high lords, who are below the Supreme Being (not-quite-omnipotent ruler of the omniverse), and there are things called ultrals from [[UpToEleven a level of existence higher than omniversal]]. Note that all of these beings (except maybe the ultrals since we don't know much) are just as physical as the other gods in D&D.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is one of the few settings that averts this, the gods are so abstract it's even plausible that they don't actually exist and clerics get their magic from faith alone, which is supported by a few cults based around mortal entities or undead such as the Blood of Vol.
* In TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}, ''all'' the gods are Physical Gods. One of the Exalted's duties (when the world is running properly, which it currently isn't) is to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beat wayward gods into submission]] so that they'll do their jobs properly.
* {{Rifts}} had a book called ''Pantheons of the Megaverse'' with gods that boiled down to normal stats turned up to eleven.
* ''The Primal Order'' was a "capsystem," a set of rules that could be applied to any RPG system, that outlined how to play deities, and is often considered the best god RPG system around.
* PlayerCharacters in ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' qualify, both physically and mentally. Even the weakest Nobles can throw around small cars or catch bullets in a pinch. The more powerful ones are able to leap across the ocean, lift mountains, and reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity with a pocket calculator.
** As for NighInvulnerability, if you're trying to kill a Noble by nuking them, you'll need five. And even that might not be enough, especially if they took Active Immortality.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** The players are said ([[AllThereInTheManual by the game,]]) to be Planeswalkers (so go some of the introductory blurbs, "You are a Planeswalker."), incredibly powerful wizards with near-godlike abilities, capable of summoning creatures, magicks and artifacts of power from numerous planes for the purpose of dueling one another. And if you don't buy ''that'', the card-type planeswalker represents lesser mages who can be called on to fight for you, and while not as "powerful" as you, they still possess abilities that can approach GameBreaker with a little push. The red ones in particular can easily ''kill'' a full Planeswalker by themselves, [[DeathOfAThousandCuts though it could take them a while.]]
*** Since the power of a Planeswalker card in play is measured in "loyalty" counters, which can be removed by dealing damage to it, the card could be interpreted as the player calling in a favor from an ally who may get annoyed and run off after a few decent hits, or after you ask them for particularly taxing favors.
*** The ''New Phyrexia'' Planeswalker card "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214350 Karn Liberated]]" is a particularly powerful one; his last and most expensive ability ("ultimate" in player parlance) [[ResetButton restarts the entire game]], with only the cards he chose to exile starting in play. In context, he remakes whatever world you're currently in, in whatever image you ask him to. [[note]]Of course most players just surrender once Karn gets to that point. Considering you don't make use of his other ability or if he doesn't take any damage, you can win most games after 3 turns with Karn on the field.[[/note]]
** The ''Theros'' expansion introduces God cards, which are Enchantments that also become creatures when [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly you control a certain amount of permanents with that color's mana symbol.]] %%True to form, they are all [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]], and cannot be dealt with without very specific cards.
** Prior to the Mending, Planeswalkers were so powerful that they could not be represented in card form. The Mending changed the fundamental nature of the Planeswalker Spark. It no longer grants incredible power, merely the ability to safely travel between planes. This is why the newer Planeswalkers can be represented as cards. The only Planeswalker left that still possesses godlike power is Nicol Bolas, and he had to absorb a conflux of mana from a shattered plane to do it.
* ''{{Werewolf the Apocalypse}}'' has Grammaw, a colossal Thunderwyrm revered as a goddess by Black Spiral Dancers. Grammaw nests underneath a nuclear testing site in New Mexico and serves as a living caern for the Trinity Hive. Grammaw exists simultaneously in the physical world and Umbra, houses elemental spirits throughout her body, induces terrifying visions and disfigurements in those passing through her system, and can even grant rebirth to Garou she deems worthy.
* Obscure furry RPG ''TabletopGame/{{World Tree RPG}}'' has many of the world's creator gods appear in physical form on the titular World Tree, and, being the source of all magic in the setting, are about as powerful as you would expect. Some of them blatantly reveal their identity and openly display their omnipotence (indeed, some of them lead guilds and other organisations, and one of them in particular, Birkozon, the god of telepathy and mental magic rules an entire realm on the tree). Yet others prefer to stay hidden, walk in disguise, or not get physically involved much with the world they created at all.
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* Oberon and Titania in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.
* The Roman gods in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Thespis}}'' have ended up old, powerless and ridiculously out of touch. Apparently they still get sacrifices from Australia.
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* While every Servant in the NasuVerse could potentially count, Gilgamesh takes it UpToEleven by being 5-10 times stronger than Saber when using the bare minimum of his power. Unlike the other Servants however, he is actually physical as he was covered in the Mud of the Holy Grail. His true claim to power however is his drill sword Ea, a sword made before the heaven and earth was split (In a verse where age = power, this makes it a ridiculous GameBreaker) with the power to destroy reality, [[EarthShatteringKaboom slice the planet in 2]] and kill gods by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning rotating the 4-part drill so fast that it creates a fake space-time layer in its proximity]]. This thing is so excessively powerful that Archer (who is an absolute master of projection magic) cannot even analyze it when he can easily recreate even Excalibur or Avalon. Oh, and by the way, this sword doesnt even need mana to be powered.
** Actually, Archer can't easily recreate Excalibur for the same reason he can't recreate Ea. Archer can't understand either of them because they were not created by human methods. Excalibur was created by faeries, while Ea was forged from an exploding star. This would also apply to Avalon in normal circumstances. The only reason Avalon can be projected is because it was a part of him for so long, every detail of it was inscribed on his being. It's actually one of the reasons he has Unlimited Blade Works in the first place, what with it being responsible for turning both his origin and element into "Sword".
** The real powerhouses of the NasuVerse are the Ultimate Ones: physical and spiritual embodiments of entire planets. Only one has been really active in the story: Crimson Moon Brunestud, the Ultimate One of the Moon, who is the progenitor of the race of vampires on Earth. To put their power in perspective, Gilgamesh's Ea at full strength ''might'' be able to do significant harm to one, but it's very likely that it would survive and strike back with just as much force. These things alter the fundamental nature of reality around them merely by ''existing''.
*** And now realize that Zelretch fought Crimson Moon Brunestud and ''won.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has [[LadyOfWar Morrighan]], [[GodOfEvil Cichol]] and [[LightIsNotGood Neamhain]] so far, as well as a couple others who [[PowersThatBe have yet to be seen physically]], notably [[ReligionIsMagic Lymilark]].
** [[TopGod Nuadha]] joined the party a while back.
* In the canonical ending of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', [[spoiler: the player]] becomes this.
* Raiden from the ''MortalKombat'' series in general, as well as Fujin, Shinnok and various others.
** This was initially handwaved as Raiden taking a mortal form in order to compete in Shang Tsung's tournament in the first Mortal Kombat, but has since been retconned.
* ''{{Okami}}'' is based around playing an incarnation of Amaterasu called "Ammy" (although you happen to be incarnated as a particularly doglike wolf).
* ''{{Actraiser}}'' also lets you play as a Physical God.
* [[spoiler:[[EvilMentor Sun Li]]]] and [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sun Hai]]]] do their best, but the [[PlayerCharacter Spirit]] [[JadeEmpire Monk]] can still beat them both into the ground. They are the toughest foes in the game, true, but swords and fists can still kill them.
* Althena and Lucia of the ''{{Lunar}}'' franchise are certainly this; however, the plot of the games take pains to make them considerably less awesome when they're in your party (to wit, Althena [[spoiler:is actually the protagonist's girlfriend, who doesn't know that she's the goddess incarnate and only has the vaguest notion of her power until the end of the game, at which point she's, uh, ''hostile'' and [[PuzzleBoss will utterly wreck you unless you know how to reach her heart]]]] and Lucia [[spoiler:gets her shit wrecked about an hour into the game and spends most of the rest of the game at roughly the same level as the mortal heroes]].)
* The Sinistrals of the ''{{Lufia}}'' video game series are essentially ancient, malevolent gods, though the localizations of the games for North American audiences like to call them "super beings."
* In most of the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' games, Ryuu's ability to turn into a dragon is considered to be either amazingly powerful or completely ignorable. For example, in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'', no one seems to care about Ryuu's transformations until very late in the game. However, in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', all dragons are considered to be gods called the Endless, and in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'', [[spoiler: Ryuu is possessed by Odjn, a godly dragon, whose power is so immense that it's slowly killing Ryuu, shown in game as the D-Counter.]]
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' almost any god is up for becoming an endgame boss at some point. So far the players have killed 1 troll blood god, 13 avatars of other troll gods, 2 Old Gods, and the blood elf Phoenix God. Also, the god of the Burning Legion, Sargeras, was killed hundreds of years before Warcraft 1.
** Although according to canon, few of these are full gods per see([[WordOfDante and according to the]] '''[[WordOfDante non]]'''[[WordOfDante -canon RPG]] ''[[WordOfDante none]]'' [[WordOfDante of them are]]). The ones that are include the Old Gods which are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] and the blood god Hakkar. The troll Loa on the other hand were animalistic nature spirits (and either way the players never killed any of them, the things the players killed were troll priests that already killed the Loa and absorbed their power, or were channeling them), Al'ar wasn't a phoenix god (though that is its title), just a powerful phoenix. In the Warcraft Encyclopedia the Titans were SufficientlyAdvancedAliens until the official website [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] them into full gods(though that's likely related to Blizzard realizing that Sargeras was called a God in ''The Last Gaurdian'' and the ''War of the Ancients Trilogy''). As to Sargeras, he was refered to in ''The Last Gaurdian'' as a God to begin with and affirmed to be the God of Fel by the Ultimate Visual Guide, and he himself was never killed. He [[ThanatosGambit allowed Aegwynn to destroy an avatar of him]], so he could put his spirit into her body while her defenses were down from the spell. However, he has been out of the picture since Medivh died, leaving his status ambiguous.
** The Lich King is actually called the Death God by the vrykul. He is practically invincible and wields magic powers far beyond almost anyone else, and lets not forget the whole [[AnimateDead raising the dead]] thing.
*** The vrykul may have been confusing the Lich King (who was very active and present in their lives) with the Old God Yogg-Saron, which has allowed them to die and be restored in a similar way in the past.
** All these beings are basically godlike, but the only confirmed, true, actual gods so far are the Old Gods, Hakkar, Anzu the Raven God, An'she the Sun God, Rukhmar the Sun Goddess, and Elune the Moon Goddess. Elune is pretty benevolent(Anzu used to be too until a Demigod corrupted him). She(and An'she) also has yet to make a true physical appearance, making her not an example of this trope. Though she may be the larger moon itself.
*** It has been strongly implied that there is some kind of intelligent force behind the Holy Light (beyond the naaru) that would probably qualify as this trope.
** The Elemental Lords probably qualify. They tend to cause natural disasters when brought into the world. Ragnaros the Firelord being summoned created Blackrock Mountain and destroyed the forest all around it (creating the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge).
* The Composer [[spoiler: aka Joshua]] from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the Living Gods of the Tribunal Temple are elves who stole their divinity from the Heart of Lorkhan, the literal still-beating heart of a dead god, it left them with questionable sanity. Dagoth Ur did this as well but he did it in a way that left him ''completely'' insane.
** The Dwemer managed to ''uncreate'' themselves forging a Physical God. [[{{Golem}} Anumidium]] was meant to be a physical god, which would allow them to transcend mortal existence to become eternal spirits. Nobody really knows if it worked.
** And if you play through both ''Morrowind'' and ''Tribunal'', you wind up with three of the four of them destroyed. Then you can go back and kill the last one. Too bad nobody believes you when you tell them.
*** ''"Hey guys, guess what? [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu I just killed three gods]] - No, four, but [[TheHunter Hircine's]] aspect may not count - in less than a month! Oh, by the way, two of those gods you lot have been worshipping for thousands of years! Hows about that, eh?"'' Honestly, would ''you'' believe you?
*** It helps that by the endgame you yourself is liable to be something of a downplayed example -- you've potentially got the power (get your stats and skills high enough, and you're steps above common people even ''without'' equipment), and you've got a touch of the divine in you: [[spoiler: You got infected by Corprus, but had the [[BodyHorror negative sides]] cured. Corprus is also referred to as the ''Divine Disease'', as it apparently derives from Lorkhan's Heart (Lorkhan being a dead [[PowersThatBe beyond-physical god]]). This has the effect of rendering you immune to diseases and supposedly [[TheAgeless ageing]], and it doesn't disappear just because the Heart does.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' - The Shivering Isles expansion has the player interact with Sheogorath - the daedric Prince (Read: God) of Madness, and ruler of the Shivering Isles. [[spoiler:Then you become that Daedric Prince.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' Alduin the World Eater is an aspect (or son, or both, it's complicated) of Akatosh, the Aedric Dragon God of Time. Fittingly, he is the most powerful dragon of them all story-wise (gameplay-wise, only the legendary and revered dragons introduced in ''Dawnguard'' have better stats), has unique Shouts that can raise the other dragons from the dead and have fire rain down from the skies, and is completely invincible [[spoiler:unless he has mortality forced upon him via Dragonrend]]. [[AGodAmI He's got an ego to match his power]]. Alduin even neglects his role as the ResetButton on the world in favor of ruling it like the GodEmperor he believes he is.
*** Arguably, [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin/the Dragonborn]] is one; instead of a regular, mortal black soul, s/he has an aedric dragon soul that provides instant mastery over the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um.]] As a result, the Dragonborn can [[RealityWarper screw with reality by yelling it into submission,]] devour the souls of dragons and other Dragonborn, and, [[spoiler: if [[EvilCounterpart Miraak]] is correct, they can become far more powerful than they already are.]]
* The Goddess in the online Flash RPG, ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', Lorthia has no physical form, though she can manifest into her creations, usually as a female, hence the word Goddess. She also had four children, and those four children had four children (Each pair had two) to make the eight Elemental Lords of Lore.
** She also had made the Devourer Uncreator The'Galin, who often manifests into people instead of making a form for himself, Though he is refered to him because he is once a human. He is also immortal.
* The God of War from ''PrincessMaker 2'' can get the crap kicked out of him by a '''10-17 year old girl'''.
** That '''10-17 year old girl''' is stated in all endings to have celestial origin as well, so its not terribly surprising. She at least has TheGift, as she learns way faster than any of her rivals, though may just be too poor to attend classes regularly, or lazy.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' cast has its own fair share of gods amongs the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. For starters, the Dragon God who, though it has never been seen, is the greatest divinity in the setting (presumably by virtue of being a kind of AnthropomorphicPersonification of all east-Asian mythology).
** Most of ''Touhou'''s godd[[ImprobablyFemaleCast esses]] were introduced in ''Mountain of Faith'': Autumn goddesses Shizuha Aki, [[OddJobGods goddess of]] [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows colouring the leaves when autumn comes]], and her younger sister [[StrongerSibling Minoriko Aki]], goddess of the abundant harvest. Then there's the curse goddess Hina Kagiyama, though she is described as technically being closer to a {{youkai}} since she lives off of misfortune rather than faith. On the top of the hierarchy there's the Shinto goddesses, Kanako Yasaka and Suwako Moriya. The first is a mountain goddess of the wind and the sky, while the second is a native goddess of earth and curses (though she's also strongly associated with [[AnimalMotifs frogs]]). Their shrine maiden, Sanae, also falls under this since she's an ''arahitogami'', a being who is both fully god and fully human at the same time (which is what the emperor of Japan was once considered).
** From the pre-windows era we had Shinki, (from the 5th game, Mystic Square,) who is THE God of the demon realm, Makai. As in, she personally created Makai and every single one of its inhabitants (with the possible exception for Alice). And then there's also [[GhostAmnesia Mima]], who tells Shinki she's [[BlatantLies the goddess of the human world]] for laughs. And isn't that far off, [[AwesomeEgo if her fanon interpretation is anything to go by]].
** ''Ten Desires'' gives us Toyosatomimi no Miko. Being based on Prince Shoutoku, she is a Buddhist Saint, a Taoist Hermit, as well as a Shinto god, all at the same time. Like Shinki above, she has more or less created her own realm, Senkai, and spends much of her time there in meditation.
** Other possible candidates for godhood: Eirin Yagokoro from ''Imperishable Night'' is heavily implied to actually be the Shinto god of knowledge, Omoikane, also known as '''Ya-gokoro'''-omoi-kane-no-mikoto, and in the interview with ZUN at the end of ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'', he implies that she's one of the "higher class of gods" that live on the moon, as opposed to the native gods that live on the Earth. Finally we have, from the 9th game, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Komachi Onozuka and her superior Eiki Shiki. The former is a {{Shinigami}}, but whether Shinigami count as gods in ''Touhou'' or not is unknown, while the latter is based on the actual Yama divinity. However, she's explicitly stated to be only one of ''many'' such Yamas, each with a different area of jurisdiction ([[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]], in Eiki's case).
** And those are only the ''actual'' Gods. [[RealityWarper Yukari]], [[CuteGhostGirl Yuyuko]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]], [[{{Immortality}} Mokou, Kaguya]], [[{{Animorphism}} Keine]], [[GreenThumb Yuuka]], and even [[PlotArmor Reimu]], ''the heroine'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation according to some interpretations of her final spellcard]], have seemingly unstoppable superpowers and/or actual immortality with 'merely' [[RealityWarper extremely dangerous superpowers]].
* Summons from the ''FinalFantasy'' series certainly qualify. The BigBad of each game may [[OneWingedAngel become this as well.]]
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' has you playing as a demigod fighting against the Olympian gods.
* VagrantStory has several examples. Sydney is probably the weakest example in this trope, because while he starts the by taking a crossbow bolt to the heart and ripping it out, he doesn't display much sheer power in anything except summoning monsters. [[spoiler: Guildenstern briefly ascends to this level before [[{{Badass}} Ashley Riot]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks his ass.]] Ashley is the last one to ascend to this state, and everyone acquired this power by grafting the Blood Sin to their back.]]
* [[spoiler:[[SuperPoweredEvilSide Maverick]] Zero]] from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. According to an old man, who, in Sigma's words, was like [[spoiler:Zero's father (it hasn't been proven, but generally believed to be Dr. Wily)]]:
-->"[[spoiler:Zero]] is the most powerful thing in the universe, [[spoiler:when purified by TheVirus.]]"
** [[spoiler:His successor/EvilCounterpart]], Omega, from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', [[AGodAmI thinks himself as one]]. Then again, everyone else does, calling him the "God of Destruction".
** Limitless Potential, anyone? X himself was the target of many hints, some by Dr. Light's hologram itself, and let's forget that it is (or was...) X's destiny to destroy Zero if he ever unifies with The Virus.
* In VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}, [[spoiler: Fei (and possibly Elly)]] is a Physical God. Since he is also one of the biggest [[TheWoobie woobie]] of the Video Games industry, any GenreSavvy player knows [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds where it leads]].
** There's also [[spoiler:Deus]], which is literally referred to as "god."
** ''Xenogears'''s distant descendant, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', has two (Bionis and Mechonis). The characters live on one.
** ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' has three: chaos, Wilhelm, and Abel. Of the three of them Abel [[spoiler:is the only one who's actually a GodInHumanForm]], while chaos and Wilhelm [[spoiler:are vaguely defined nigh-omnipotent antipodes with one (chaos) possessing the power to destroy the universe, and the other (Wilhelm) tasked with protecting it]].
* Summon Spirits from the ''TalesSeries'' qualify as well, not even getting into individual characters.
* Overlords from ''NipponIchi'' games fit this trope in the story, and in the gameplay, you can create one from scratch.
* AdventRising is based upon the theory that ''all'' humans have the potential to become Physical Gods. Of course, this means a race of ScaryDogmaticAliens are obsessed with wiping us out in our latent state out of sheer jealousy. By the time the game starts, they've driven us off at least two planets - and by the time it ''ends'', they've killed all but '''[[AdamAndEvePlot two of us]]'''.
* The most powerful Fal'Cie of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' could be called this, and the First Three Fal'Cie created by the God Bhunivelze are considered as Gods and Goddesses by Humanity. [[spoiler: Pulse made the Pulse Fal'Cie, Lindzei made the Cocoon Fal'Cie, and mankind was born from Etro's blood.]]
* Most [[OlympusMons Legendary]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fit the criteria. They officially aren't gods, ''just'' powerful and often unique, though some have been worshiped as such. Arceus, stated to have shaped the world in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, is based on a Chinese creator deity.
** Newer ones seem to be leaning towards EldritchAbomination status. Palkia and Dialga are capable of destroying reality as we know it, and Giratina makes its home [[AlienGeometries somewhere beyond comprehension]].
* The {{Precursors}} in the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series were stated from the beginning to be an ancient race as opposed to actual gods, but the second game shows that they were more than just a super-advanced people, and the third game confirms their god-like powers. [[spoiler:And by the way, one's been sitting on Jak's shoulder since Day One.]]
* Mundus of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' is effectively the God of Demons. It's heavily implied that the reason Sparda (and later Dante) made him into SealedEvilInACan is because there is literally no power that can kill him.
* From ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', we get the ''Fierce Deity's Mask''. Evidently, if you check the Gossip Stone in Eastern Ikana Canyon, the Fierce Deity seems to be a vengeful god, bound to a mask and sent to the moon for safe keeping. [[MindScrew Or something like that.]] Regardless, considering that it can rip the resident EldritchAbomination to shreds in '''seconds''', effectively making the challenging final boss a CurbStompBattle, it ''deserves'' that "Fierce" qualifier.
** The Four Giants probably qualify as well. They're worshiped as protectors by the people of Termina, and together, they're strong enough to catch the moon.
** As of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', it would seem that Demise would qualify, and according to his testimony, and judging by the existence of items called Goddess Plumes, it is likely true for Hylia as well.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] of Makai [[PowerLevels are gauged by their strength alphabetically]] (for the record, a Class ''B'' Darkstalker, like Le Malta (Lord Raptor's [[SwissArmyHero shapeshifting]] [[AssistCharacter companion]]), could solo an entire ''platoon'' of trained marines (and the majority playable characters are considered "B'''+'''")). Anyone who makes it to Class S qualifies for this trope (with a dash of RealityWarper), rivaling ComicBook/{{Galactus}} in terms of planet-busting destruction. As an ''infant'', Morrigan unknowingly could create and destroy whole dimensions ''in her sleep''. She eventually had her soul split into thirds so that [[ComesGreatResponsibility she could learn to properly wield these powers]]... and ''still'' ended up as a powerful demoness. Jedah could create an entire realm that sucked in souls like a magnet and his plan for Makai's [[DarkMessiah "salvation"]] was to [[AssimilationPlot absorb all of Makai's souls into his body and reset reality]]. Perhaps the best example comes from Morrigan's adoptive father Belial, a Class ''[[RankInflation S+]]''. When Demitri (a Class A) challenged Belial for the throne of Makai, Belial nonchalantly ripped Demitri and his castle ''out of reality'' and exiled him to the human world. It took Demitri a century to recover, and he still wasn't at 100% when the first game rolled around. And even ''Belial'' was fearful of Morrigan's powers, seeing her to have the potential to not only rule Makai, but eventually surpass him.
* The ''{{Suguri}}'' games feature Hime, a guardian goddess, and QP, the [[OddJobGod goddess of pudding]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', you have the Lord of Terror. The sequel has three of these, aptly named the Prime Evils.
** In Spanish, the word "diablo" actually means the Devil.
* The Devil Kings from the ''VideoGame/{{Shadowhearts}}'' series, in particular, Amon, Astaroth, and Asmodeus
* All of the Gods in ''VideoGame/{{Lusternia}}'' qualify, with the exception of [[EldritchAbomination The Soulless Gods]]. In descending order of power: the Elders were created by the AnthropomorphicPersonification of creativity, and are immortal RealityWarper[=s=] - but they are also sterile, and can be killed. The Vernals are mortals who raised themselves up by draining a Nexus of power, becoming godlike, but significantly less powerful than an Elder. Half-formed are "baby" Elders, consigned to PocketDimension[=s=] that serve as "creches": with the departure of the AnthropomorphicPersonification of creativity, they will never fully mature into Gods, and must remain there eternally. Ascendants are mortals who drain a ''portion'' of a Nexus of power, and are incredibly strong, but can be killed by concerted effort of even other mortals. Demigods are mortals who have fanned the spark of divinity within themselves, and are essentially ageless mortals at an olympian physical peak. (Read as "LevelGrinding your way to level 100.")
* In the ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]'' games, Alma is, for all intents and purposes, an being of godly power. However, mentally she is also a child (a very screwed-up, emotionally-stunted, and completely insane child, mind you) so she doesn't extend her psycho past people who have personally hurt her, and instead focuses on other things, like protecting her children or chasing after a man she has a crush on. That latter bit is a hell of a lot more terrifying than it sounds....
* All of the Guardian Generals from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' count to some degree. Despite the mixture of Buddhist myth and sci-fi, it turns out they are descendants of genetically altered humans that were turned into something akin to this.
** [[spoiler:Chakravartin]], however, is a literal god that takes this to a much, muchm ''much'', '''much''' greater level than the above generals. [[spoiler:A creator deity that embodies the Wheel of Life and the spinner of Mantra, as well as the personification of Samsara, he allowed said Guardian Generals to exist in the first place, due to being the embodiment of all Mantra energy in existence. He can become bigger than galaxy clusters, throws planets, stars and meteors at you, and even makes super novas just to defeat Asura. And this isn't even his strongest form, which becomes {{Humanoid|Abomination}} EldritchAbomination that can do all the above and more, stop time, fire StormOfBlades like no tomorrow, and literally has his own [=QTEs=] that mimic your own, just to prove that he's basically able to lean on the fourth wall.]]
* At the height of their power, the Lords who discovered the Lord Souls in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' were physical gods. Gwyn, the lord of sunlight, was a GodEmperor who could hurl lightning bolts at his foes. Nito, the first of the dead, was the Grim Reaper and the master of death. The Witch of Izileth and her daughters were peerless witches who could set battlefields ablaze with the flames of chaos. Seath the Scaleless lacked the immortality of his fellow dragons (all physical gods in their own right) but was otherwise just as powerful as them and he became renowned as the creator of sorcery. By the time the game begins, all of these beings have become shadows of their former selves -- a symptom of the overall decay of the Age of Fire. [[spoiler:As the inheritor of the Dark Soul, the Lord Soul discovered by the Furtive Pygmy the progenitor of humanity, your character is also technically a physical god. A role the Chosen Undead can embrace in the "Dark Lord" ending.]]
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': While The Ones Who Came Before were explicitly a {{Precursor|s}} race and not gods, they came to be worshiped as such by mankind, especially after they died out seventy five thousand years ago. In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', it is revealed that one of them [[spoiler:stuck around through a variation of BrainUploading and is, at the end, [[SealedEvilInACan unleashed on the world]] in the course of saving it from destruction. It is implied that she will be as close to a real (and vengeful) god as can be said to exist in the franchise]].
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'': Many high-level demons and most bosses count (especially the ones that explicitly ''are'' various gods of myth and legend), and any given final boss and/or optional boss. This means that the PlayerCharacter can end up as one, or at least someone who can ''enslave'' Physical Gods. Of particular note is ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', where the canonical ending (if ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' is anything to go by) is the "True Demon" ending where the PlayerCharacter becomes TheAntiChrist, leading Lucifer's armies in a great war to break reality asunder.
** In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', at the beginning of [[MultipleEndings three of the four ending routes]], you have to fight your friend, Io Nitta. Just a day before... [[spoiler:...she was chosen to act as host for Lugh, a sun god from Irish lore. As an enemy, she shows his spirit still resides in her and it seems she has mastered it. While she channels him, her power is greatly enhanced and her race even changes from human to deity to show that she's pretty much a walking god at that point.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' [[spoiler:Elizabeth becomes one at the end of the game after the destruction of [[PowerLimiter the Siphon]]. With her powers no longer constrained Elizabeth can freely open tears and travel to different worlds ''at will'' and can [[TheOmnipotent "see all the doors"]] and [[TheMultiverse branching paths]] between worlds.]]
** [[spoiler: The Lutece twins are revealed to [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble have been]] assumed dead for some time before the events of the game, but are actually capable of apparently effortless travel across the multiverse due to the accident which supposedly killed them. They are also apparently immortal and invulnerable.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' has the [[FunWithAcronyms Console Patron Units]] and their little sisters, the CPU Candidates. While they are immortal, incredibly tough by themselves, and can activate [[SuperMode Hard Drive Divinity]] for an even greater power boost, the position does come with some drawbacks. Namely, enough physical punishment can still kill them, and their relative power is [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly dictated by the market share their nation's gaming system holds]].
** There is also Histoire, the oracle of Planeptune who created the CPUs.
* Over ''one tenth of the galaxy'' in [[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Escape Velocity: Nova]] is controlled by Krypt, a god-like entity formed when a group of powerful psychics imbued their consciousnesses into a planetary network of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Nanomachines nanites]] . Krypt is capable of taking human shape (or practically any other shape it chooses), but generally spends its time "exploring" the rest of the galaxy in sphere like orbs that obliterate practically everything they come into contact with. By the time the story begins, Krypt is [[Main/AlmightyIdiot so far gone from reality]] that it isn't even aware other life forms exist.
** Towards the end of the Vell-os campaign, [[spoiler:the player becomes one, having realized their full psychic potential. In terms of gameplay, the most powerful psychic "ship" you can summon isn't outright invincible, but it's pretty dang close. It is stated that your powers could destroy a planet if you chose, and you actually manage to battle Krypt to a standstill in order to force it to acknowledge your existence. The storyline ends with you and the rest of the Vell-os race [[Main/AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcending to the next plane of existence]]]].
** Towards the end of the Polaris campaign, the player character [[spoiler: is described in terms pretty similar to the power of the player in the Vell-os campaign. The explanation in that case, in one of the game's SchrodingersGun moments, is that the player character is the universe descended into human form. Of course, actually ''using'' (or even being aware of) your awesome powers is fraying to your self-perception as a human, so once matters are sorted out for the moment you re-ascend.]]
* The Precursors of {{Halo}} have been described as this. Their constructions are utterly indestructible, their technology characterizes ClarkesThirdLaw perfectly, they could take any form they desired, live for millions of years, and created life, including humans, Forerunners, and every other sentient species in the universe, just because they could. The Librarian herself stated that they might as well be called gods.
* Rosalina from the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' series is hinted to be this, thanks to how [[spoiler:she manages to oversee the ''death and rebirth of the galaxy'' in the first ''Super Mario Galaxy'' game.]] But if that's not enough, she ''definitely'' counts as this in her ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' appearance, where most of her non-Luma attacks involve the power of the cosmos that she holds, and [[MundaneUtility she even uses the power of said cosmos]] [[ModestyShorts to prevent people from seeing anything up her skirt other than stars.]]
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* Coyote from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is physical enough to be... [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=284 spanked.]] Doing so is strongly discouraged, however.
** And if you think Ysengrin was just protecting his little talking doggie, Coyote will be quick to remind you [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=286 who's in charge.]] He gave Ysengrin and Renard their powers, [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=491 dug the giant ravine outside the Court with his bare paw,]] and can [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=492 pull the moon out of the sky on a whim.]] It's a good thing he doesn't share Ysengrin's [[KillEmAll desired fate for humanity...]]
** Jones may also qualify. There hasn't been much display of any powers (yet), but she's [[spoiler:completely invulnerable to absolutely everything - to the point that her first memory is waking up floating in a lava flow at the formation of the earth]]
* The Three Avatars (Space, Time, and Mind) from ''RiceBoy''.
* In the webcomic ''WapsiSquare'', Tepoztecal is the God of Alcohol, able to produce drinks-- or drunks-- at will. He is apparently [[spoiler:a {{Golem}} created by the {{Magitek}} of {{Atlantis}},]] then adopted as a god by the Aztecs.
* In ''ProblemSleuth'', Pickle Inspector's amazing skill with imagination lets him do some crazy stuff while in the imaginary world, like split into multiple copies of himself, time-travel, [[spoiler: combine the two actions to create the subatomic particles that ''form all matter in the entire universe'']], and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascend to outright Godhood.]]
* In the more recent Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures series, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are several levels of this:
** For one, the fact that the players' goal is to create a new universe, and therefore they are gods in a way, whether they're God Tier or not. Karkat uses this fact to back up [[AGodAmI his claims that he is a god]].
** God Tier players are heroes who have fulfilled certain requirements in the game, and are granted immortality (with a couple of exceptions) and complete mastery over their Aspect. Even at the lowest level of God Tier power, John is able to use wind to drill a giant hole straight down to the core of a planet within minutes.
** The First Guardians (and anyone else with a conduit to the Green Sun) are said to be functionally omnipotent and omniscient (they're not quite in actuality, but so far above mortal creatures they might as well be). They can destroy worlds with a snap of their fingers and one such being was capable of annihilating not just an entire universe, but every instance of that universe that could ever possibly exist. They can be killed but there are very few entities powerful enough to have a chance at actually doing that.
** Lord English combines the above two ability sets and possibly others we don't know about at this point, in addition to his already formidable natural abilities, making him the most powerful entity yet introduced. His power and thirst for destruction are great enough that he routinely destroys universes and afterlives, and poses a credible threat to the totality of all existence.
*** He has complete, unconditional immortality as well. The only way to kill him? ''Glitching reality itself''.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** In "Holiday Wars", [[spoiler: Alien Santa]] calls Santa Claus -- as in, whoever holds the position -- "a virtual god of the holidays". More clearly, in the same story, the description fits [[spoiler: Bun-bun himself after his killing most of the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Personifications]] of holidays, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt taking on new powers with each one he kills]].]] Their combined portfolios give him RealityWarper powers among others.
** The Demon King of the Dimension of Pain and his enemy the Goddess of Goodness are obviously godlike in power as well as status. The Demon King is described as being ethereal, which could ostensibly mean he's "not corporeal", but the fact is still that he has a body made up of some kind of stuff.
** Father Time and Uncle Time (his brother, obviously), {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of time, seem to be like this, taking the form of large floating heads, though Father Time has been "seen" more often as a disembodied voice.
--->'''Bun-Bun:''' You omnipotent or something?
--->'''Uncle Time:''' I'm ''omnitastic!''
** Rithuly, ruler of the Rayths in a hellish alternative dimension called the Never, is called an old banished evil god and in the same breath described as taking the corporeal form of either a human, a tentacle-headed ghost, or a large dragon-like creature.
** The gods and demi-gods of Mohkadun [[spoiler: whom Father Time and Uncle Time are actually among]] had physical bodies, usually human.
* [[spoiler: He-is, the bound god]] from ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''.
* The Cheese from ''ItsWalky''. That's what [[TheMenInBlack SEMME]] calls him, but others know him as "the Wanderer" or occasionally just God.
** And yet even ''he'' gets [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030510.html utterly curb-stomped]] by Mist in the ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''[=/=]''{{Fans}}'' crossover, which went a long way toward building Mist up to be one scary motherfucker himself, [[spoiler: at least until it was later revealed that Mist was just a dude who sold his soul to Satan for power, and who [[VillainDecay ended up strangled to death]].]]
* The gods in ''{{Juathuur}}''. Merlu, Moire and Lok especially are human in appearance.
* ''SlightlyDamned'' has Gaia and Syndel who rule over and live in Heaven and Hell [[spoiler: as far as we know]], Death, who presides over purgatory [[spoiler: or does he?]] and the Twelve Guardians who keep an eye on Medius in the absence of the higher gods [[spoiler: at least, they're ''supposed'' to...]].#
* In Jayden and Crusader the character Crusader is the artist of the comic he is in. Because of this he attains the powers of the Christian God and does not seem concerned about [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com/2010/10/29/page-170/ upping the God metaphors.]]
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2009/03/15/issue-1-page-7/ Jon's attempt to end the world was in service of one.]]
* The Floor Guardians from ''TowerOfGod''. Each one of them is the absolute sovereign of his floor, in total control of the entire mass of Shinsoo, a [[AppliedPhlebotinum substance and energy]] that is stated to be unlimited in power when properly controlled. They used to test the people who wanted to [[MakeAWish ascend to the top,]] but left that job to the growing amount of people who did pass and settled down. They are thought to be immortal, until Enryu killed one of them.
** Another living God would be Phantaminum, being a man-made God who can't be interfered with by any other than his equal.
** And finally, it is implied that who ever built the Tower is also a God.
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': [[spoiler: Both Vegetto and Broly.]]
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', this is what Adriana does to her PlayerCharacter through MinMaxing. It's not going to turn out well given this is a CampaignComic about ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''.
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* Most of the secondary characters in NewYorkMagician. Malsumis, Hapy, Bobbi Bobbi. . . it's what comes when you've got a FantasyKitchenSink in New York.
* Gothmog, in the WhateleyUniverse. Maybe some of the more regular characters, but it's debatable. Fey, Sara, Tennyo, and Chaka have the best argument. Fey and Tennyo are bonded with insanely powerful entities, while Sara is Gothmog's kid. Fey is a 7 on the 7-point powerscale, but is capable of going HIGHER then that level. Tennyo can kill beings that cannot die, while Sara is Gothmog's kid. Chaka, however, simply has perfect control over her Ki energy. (But this means she may qualify in the sense that she perfectly embodies a concept.)
** Yes, some of these are quite debatable. (Fey, for example, is a powerful but still SquishyWizard at her current level of development, and while Sara has her own cult already her physical powers are basically on the level of a hypothetical super-[[Creator/HPLovecraft Shoggoth]].) On the other hand, Whateley is also currently including the teenage hosts of the setting's actual Greek pantheon among its students -- greatly weakened by their lack of modern-day worshippers, but very much the real deal complete with their old attitudes.
* From the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', superheroes Ganesha and Ma'at, and villains Loki, Kali and Nephthys aren't just ''pretending'' to be gods. They actually ''are'' gods. Dagon is a primordial God fused into the body of a mortal.
* The [[ClassicalMythology Greek Gods]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/ocastwebseries O-Cast.]] Though their powers have atrophied and they're living around mortals these days, they are still [[JerkAssGods gods]] and [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly would like to be treated as such.]]
* The [=ADPs=] in ''Literature/{{Pilots}}'' are once referred to as gods tongue-in-cheek by the narrator, and in some meaningful senses they are. An interesting treatment, in that their sole power is a variant of teleportation, which is taken to its [[MundaneUtility logical conclusion]].
* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' have employed [[TheLordOfTheRings Ainur]] and [[StarWars Force-users]] in the past; one of the latter ended up the series's most influential BigBad. Some of the Sues/Stus they come up against also make themselves into this.
* ''TrintonChronicles'' features at least two true-to-life god entities and one specific to the TC universe; Isis & Hermes are prominently mentioned and one actually shows up (in a way)to help out one of her believers. The other one, Gralla, appears only in dreams and through telepathy but one gets the idea that if she manifests physically no one would be to surprised.
* In ''Terramirum'', they apparently used to have a whole pantheon of living gods.
* In ShadowhunterPeril, Oblivion is this, but completely [[GodIsEvil evil]]. He's the only character in the series to be an Ushubaen, a human with demonic energy flowing through his body, yet still manages to retain a soul that prevents him from imploding with the force of a small bomb. He is powerful enough to fight and actually injure Puriel, and angel of the Almighty himself. Nuriel, another angel, states that he once fought another Ushubaen with two of his brother angels, and that the Ushubaen completely curb-stomped the first angel to death, then killed the other one and severely wounding Nuriel before it was brought down. And since Ushubaens never stop growing in power, it's certainly possible Oblivion will grow to become an omnipotent evil being of destruction, considering how young and powerful he already is...
* They appear frequently in TheWanderersLibrary. Communion, Gods of Money, and Sedna V. Ataciara the Qalluk are just a few examples.
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has quite a few. SCP-343 in particular actually claims to be God.
* "[[EldritchAbomination The Entity]]" from WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall could be considered this when he was in the form of 90's Kid, but still had a form that was much, MUCH larger [[spoiler: when he absorbs the entire universe and every being within it into himself except for Linkara's apartment (allowing him to do one last review)]]
** [[MultiversalConqueror Lord]] [[AntiHero Vyce]] himself could be considered one considering he is one of the most powerful enemies Linkara's faced (the only confirmed stronger one being The Entity), in a commentary Lewis mentioned that at full power he could "Go ten rounds [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu with God]]", he could [[spoiler: transform himself into data to fight the Entity on equal grounds]], and his greatest accomplishment is [[spoiler:fighting and WINNING against beings similar to the Entity in the past]].
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* ''[[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's Hercules]]'' depicted Gods and Goddesses the same way as ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' .
* Oberon's Children (and especially Oberon himself) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Really they're TheFairFolk, but due to their immense power, they were worshipped as gods. Anubis and Odin for example, but [[NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus not Jesus of course]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Apparently, MickeyMouse is a powerful godlike entity limited only by his need to slumber in Valhalla after his destructive, fire-breathing rampages.
** Cthulhu also makes an appearance.
** So does Jesus, if you're into that whole Trinity thing.
* Primus and Unicron in various incarnations of ''{{Transformers}}'', the latter of whom is a space-traveling planet-sized eater of worlds and the former of whom either lives in or actually ''is'' the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron and created them to battle Unicron.
** The Original Thirteen Transformers could count here. Vector Prime, Nexus Prime, Megatronus Prime (The Fallen), and the ones yet to be named. Each of them has some kind of god-like power.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[{{reincarnation}} Avatars]] are the physical incarnation of the great [[NatureSpirit spirit]] of [[LightIsGood light and peace]], and as such, the only individual capable of [[AllYourPowersCombined wielding]] all four ElementalPowers in the form of SupernaturalMartialArts. This is quite necessary, as they lack invulnerability and need to actively defend themselves like anyone else.
* Amazo's animated counterpart in ''JusticeLeague'', more specific when he came back in Justice League Unlimited, having travelled through galaxies and collected as many powers and as much knowledge as he could. This resulted in him being able to accomplish Godlike feats like being able to "think" planets out of his way without technically being a God. He also manages to battle against all available JLU members like they were nothing. He was only stopped because JLU's reasons to fight him were all a misunderstanding, he wasn't returning to Earth for revenge but simply to find a purpose in his life. (He put everything he moved back in place by just "thinking it" again, showing he was a good guy after all). He then he left to play chess along with other absurd beings.
* The Greek Gods in ''ClassOfTheTitans''. Especially the series BigBad Chronus.
* The Ninja Tribunal in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] (2003)'' are four humans turned gods after intensive, if unspecified, training; when we first see them in the present, they are shown to possess immortality, limited omniscience, and the ability to reshape reality, among other perks.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Teen Titans: Trigon the Terrible [[spoiler: turned the world into a fiery wasteland as part of his dramatic entrance, is big enough to use the T-tower as an interimistic throne,]] and he reminds you that you are only an insignificant insect compared to him. [[spoiler: Then Raven presumably kills him.]]
* Though referred to as a "spirit," Gaia from ''CaptainPlanet'' qualifies. She's only physical on Hope Island, though. Her [[GodOfEvil nastier counterpart]], Zarm, [[DependingOnTheWriter generally]] doesn't have that problem, though he sometimes [[ItMakesSenseInContext needs a spaceship]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' features an odd example: a galaxy-sized space anomaly who admits it may or may not be God (it's not sure itself). It ''does'' have incredible power and apparently receives a portion of God's worship, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The WingedUnicorn [[PrincessesRule Princesses]] Celestia and Luna are lowercase-g Mount Olympus class rather than capital-G omnipotent: they control the sun and the moon, and seem to be immortal ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld both are over a thousand years old]]).
** Cadance is an alicorn and implied to be a LoveGoddess but leans closer to ''physical'' than ''god'', possibly because she's much younger than her aunts. She's powerful enough to put up a protective field of love around the the city of the Crystal Empire and strong enough to keep King Sombra at bay even when heavily fatigued from sleep deprivation.
** Chrysalis is implied to be Celestia's [[EvilCounterpart changeling counterpart]], given her warped-alicorn-like appearance and her ability to [[spoiler: defeat Celestia in a straight-forward magic battle with a boost from the love power she stole from Shining Armor.]]
** Celestia has said that Twilight Sparkle had the most magical potential of any unicorn she had ever seen, presumably including herself and her sister. [[spoiler: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged when Twilight herself ascends to alicorn status at the end of season 3, becoming the goddess of friendship.]]]]
** Discord, [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the spirit of chaos]], is older than the royal sisters and capable of doing just about anything with a snap of his fingers (claws), [[ActorAllusion much like]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]. This implies he is on a higher tier than the sisters; an abstract concept instead of a celestial body. The sisters did turn him to stone, but they needed the Elements of Harmony to do it.
* In the GrandFinale of ''GeneratorRex'', [[spoiler:Rex gains the power of the united Meta-Nanites. When he ponders what he should do with his newfound power, Black Knight says "You're a god now Rex. You can do anything you want." Fortunately, Rex only uses that power once to initiate a global Cure event before ordering the Meta-Nanites to shut down. He doesn't want anyone to have access to such power again, including himself.]]
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', [[spoiler:Ben possesses the powers of the Ultimatrix, Ascalon, and Diagon. Vilgax tries to corrupt him into becoming a universe conquering tyrant by pointing out that Ben could do ''anything'', and fix ''everything'' with that much power at his fingertips. Ultimately, Ben's girlfriend Julie convinces him not to abuse the power. Ben only uses his powers to restore Earth's population back to normal before relinquishing them to Azmuth.]]
** Diagon was also this, considering that he is a [[EldritchAbomination half-mile-wide octopus thing]] who can [[spoiler: change size, mind control people, control the weather, and a few other godly things. His first move was to turn ''everyone in the world'' into Esoterica.]]
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