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->''"Come, try me, immortals, so all of you can learn.\\
Hang a great golden cable down from the heavens,\\
lay hold of it, all you gods, all goddesses too:\\
you can never drag me down from sky to earth,\\
not Zeus, the highest, mightiest king of kings,\\
not even if you worked yourselves to death.\\
But whenever I'd set my mind to drag you up,\\
in deadly earnest, I'd hoist you all with ease,\\
you and the earth, you and the sea, all together,\\
then loop that golden cable round a horn of Olympus,\\
bind it fast and leave the whole world dangling in mid-airó\\
''That'' is how far I tower over the gods, '''I tower over men.'''"''
-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious Zeus]]''', ''Literature/TheIliad'', translated from the Greek by Robert Fagles

In a setting with a few or more [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]], there is often one who stands above all the others. This god is usually one of the following:

* '''King of the Gods:''' Not that different from the rest of the gods, but he tends to have the benefits of AuthorityEqualsAsskicking in full effect. He's often applicable to YouKillItYouBoughtIt if someone challenges his title. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Gods this]] article on {{Wikipedia}} for more info on these types.
* '''God of Gods:''' This version is as far beyond the other gods as they are beyond [[PunyEarthlings mortals]]. They're often a stand-in for the Abrahamic {{God}}, or at least a CrystalDragonJesus {{Expy}}. The "lesser" gods or [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]] may or may not worship and/or serve them. It depends on the work in question.

Sometimes, there may be both types in the same setting. In that case, the one (or several, if there are multiple pantheons) King of the Gods is still below the God of Gods.

If there's an entire class of beings that are above the gods, see TheOldGods.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' loves this one. Some planets have a God, then there are their bosses, the four Kaioh (Kings of Worlds) that rule over the four galaxies, the Dai-Kaioh that leads the four Kaiohs, the four Kaiohshin (God Kings of Worlds) that are over the Kaiohs and rule over the four quadrants of the Universe '''and''' the afterlife, plus their boss Dai-Kaiohshin, making this dude a King of Gods of Gods of Gods. And then ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' revealed that the Kaiohsin and the Dai-Kaioshin are the Gods of Creation balanced out by the God of Destruction. The God of Destruction also has a mentor who is much stronger and it is revealed there are twelve universes, a God of Destruction for each. [[spoiler: ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' reveals that there ''is'' a king of {{multiverse}}, and ''his mere presence causes Gods of Destruction to freak out''. He also has the power to destroy ''the whole multiverse'', which he later proves.]]
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': The Sangenshin/Three Egyptian Gods have a pyramid hierachy. The Winged Dragon of Ra/Sun Dragon of Ra/Ra no Yokushinryuu stands on the top of pyramid, while Obelisk the Tormentor/Giant God Soldier of Obelisk/Obelisk no Kyoushinhei and Slifer the Sky Dragon/Saint Dragon God of Osiris/Osiris no Tenkuuryuu are on the bottom.
* ''Manga/YuGiOhR'': The Three Wicked Gods have the same pyramid hierachy. The Wicked Avatar stands on the top, while The Wicked Roots and The Wicked Eraser are on the bottom.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Odin, Father of the Aesir is the leader of the three North Polar Gods, standing above Thor and Loki.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has the creator of the Universe of the Four Gods, Taiitsukun (or Tai-Yi-Jun, depending on your translation), who is above TheFourGods and other spirits/deities such as the Nyan-Nyan/Lai-Lai and [[SatanicArchetype Tenkou]]. She represents the Jade Emperor of Chinese mythology.

* Marvel's Odin certainly qualifies. He is both the King of Gods in the Norse pantheon, and is also part of a pantheon consisting of his "brothers"; each of whom is an "Sky Father" in themselves to each of their respective pantheons, and includes Zeus, Osirus, Manitou, Nuada, and others.
* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the [[http://marvel.wikia.com/One-Above-All_(Multiverse) One Above All,]] who is the collective AuthorAvatar. It's above every other CosmicBeing and [[PhysicalGod god-like]] creature in the setting. [[MeaningfulName Of course]].
* The Franchise/DCUniverse follows a similar route with the Presence.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse some particularly powerful demons and magical entities are worshipped as gods, or even God, by other beings who are themselves worshipped as deities and have the power to back it up. Shuma-Gorath, for instance, has relied on numerous gods and demons to do its bidding and has a massive power difference to back it up. Mephisto and Sataanish, demons who in their own realms are nigh-omnipotent, are said to be like "mice in a great temple" compared to even one of Shuma-Gorath's ''weaker'' forms. It is the ruler of literally hundreds of universes and worshipped in thousands more, so the fact that it is a GodOfEvil makes its power particularly worrying.
** It got worse when it's revealed in ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' that Shuma-Gorath is merely one member of an ''entire pantheon'' of these things called the Many-Angled Ones.
* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} is GodEmperor of [[{{Dystopia}} Apokolips]] and thus King of that world's ComicBook/NewGods. On Apokolips the state ReligionOfEvil goes so far as to cultivate worship of Darkseid as [[GodIsEvil God himself.]]
** Darkseid is also sometimes known as ''The God the Devil Prays To''

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Fate and Destiny in [[http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_st.php/19769 The Legend of Link: Lucky Number 13.]] They ''created'' the lesser gods and control their very destinies on a level few of them truly understand. However, they are not invincible - they were unable to kill [[LegionsOfHell the Originals]] or their descendant Hadrian, and are eventually surpassed by another god.
* ''FanFic/ChroniclesOfHarmonysEnd'': Array and Discord represent order and chaos respectively, with [[TrueNeutral Harmony]] above them. [[spoiler:It's unknown how strong he was, only that he couldn't fight the two of them at once.]]
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** The alicorns and draconequi report to their respective Elders, who are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s to their {{Physical God}}s. Further separating them from their children, the Elders are stated to be multiversal singularities by WordOfGod, meaning there's effectively only ONE of each in the multiverse, each 'separate' version simply being a different part of the same being.
** The [[EldritchAbomination Outer Concepts]] have their own Elder, Azerhorse, who is evidently one of the Draconequi Elder's sibling as the Outer Concepts are the Draconequi's cousins. Though unlike the other four Elders, it normally doesn't do ''anything'' and even created its children ''on accident''. There's a reason Havoc nicknamed it 'the Blind Idiot Concept'. [[spoiler:This is why its spawn have a collective MassOhCrap when it actually ''addresses them'' after being clopped off at how their role in Discord's endgame went and punishes them.]]

* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', the Returned are the gods of Hallandren, and their leader is Susebron the God-King. [[spoiler: But Susebron is actually a figurehead for his priesthood, and the Returned are ''not'' gods in BrandonSanderson's wider cosmology, though their followers certainly regard them as such]].
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Blind Io is generally seen as the chief of the gods, although it's unclear what, if any, power this position gives him. In ''Discworld/SmallGods'', he clearly assumes not even another god would dare to challenge him, but a god [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly fueled by a temporary surge of especially powerful belief]] is actually able to physically overpower him, perhaps partly due to the RefugeInAudacity of even trying. (It's also mentioned that hardly anyone believes in lightning gods these days.) On the other hand, when Offler the Crocodile God hurls a BoltOfDivineRetribution at Io's High Priest in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', it gets deflected and goes off at a right angle.
* In ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'', Thoth had this role, as ruler of the House of Life and Death, until his mysterious disappearance. Since then, Osiris and Anubis have basically split the job, as rulers of the House of Life and the House of Death respectively.
* David Eddings:
** In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Literature/TheTamuli'', most of the gods are mortal (although very hard to kill) and [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly their power is directly tied to how many worshipers they have]]. Then there are Bhelliom and Klael, who have no such restrictions and are responsible for the creation and destruction (respectively) of entire worlds.
** In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', UL is the father of the other gods and is far more powerful than them, though he's usually pretty hands-off; he was intended as roughly analagous to the Judeo-Christian God. [[BigBad Torak]] ''thinks'' he's this, but it's all in his head--really, it's about as close as an actual god can come to declaring AGodAmI.
* The ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has [[{{God}} The One]], who is ultimate source of everything, although It [[DivineDelegation delegates quite a bit]]. This applies because Its most immediate agents, The PowersThatBe, are godlike in power and have been worshiped as deities; in fact, one of them has been known as Athena [[AllMythsAreTrue and other pagan figures]].
* Played with in Creator/LordDunsany's short story "[[http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/36997/ The Sorrow of Search]]": a prophet has a vision of gods mightier than those his people worships, and goes in search of them with his followers. They find them, and they settle down to their new religion, but then the prophet has another vision of gods even beyond those. This repeats several times, with fewer and fewer followers accompanying the prophet each time, until his last vision brings him alone to gods mightier than any so far encountered--who turn out to be the same as the gods he started with.
* ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' has two: the High Lord, whom [[spoiler:Paks eventually becomes a paladin of]], and Gitres, the High Lord's EvilCounterpart.
* Near the end of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Job: A Comedy of Justice,'' Lucifer - [[spoiler: in a desperate attempt to get Yahweh and Loki to stop screwing with reality over a bet -]] appeals to 'the Director' to mandate an end to the central character's troubles. [[spoiler: He mentions in an aside to the main character that the Director's powers are beyond his and Yahweh's, but that the Director is also not Top God.]]
* The ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' has the Maelstrom, the primordial creative force which birthed the universe and may or may not be sentient, as a variation God of Gods, and also the Three (Nahadoth, god of darkness and chaos; Itempas, god of light and order; Enefah, goddess of balance) who collectively function as Kings and Queen of the gods. When the Three fall out of harmony, or any time the Maelstrom's attention is drawn to the physical world, ''bad'' things happen...
* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' there is Eru Ilúvatar (who is meant to be the Christian God), who rules over the Ainur (angels equivalent to "lesser gods") as a God of Gods. This was one of the ways that Tolkien--a devout Catholic--reconciled his fictional world to his deeply-held religious beliefs. There's also Manwë, who is the leader and most powerful of the Valar (the 14 -- 15 if you count [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] -- strongest Ainur) and functions as a King of Gods under Eru's ultimate lordship.
* In the ''{{Literature/Mithgar}}'' novels, there are several levels of this going on. The main pantheon of gods is led by [[BigGood Adon]] and the evil splinter group by [[BigBad Gyphon]], both of whom being examples of Kings of Gods, because they're the same kind of being as their subordinate deities, just stronger. Above them are the Fates, and above ''them'' is [[{{God}} the Great Creator]]. However, the series leaves it unclear if the Fates and Great Creator are personified entities or cosmic forces.
* The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] pantheon in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' has Yun-Yuuzhan the Creator, who is somewhere between a King of Gods and God of Gods - he created the lesser gods [[TrulySingleParent from his own body]] and directly rules over them, but isn't so much more powerful that the lesser gods can't go against his will if they really want to. Since Yun-Yuuzhan is supposed to be largely distant from the affairs of mortals, however, as a matter of course the Yuuzhan Vong direct most of their worship to the most powerful lesser gods - twin brother and sister [[WarGod Yun-Yammka]] and [[TricksterArchetype Yun-Harla]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the pagan gods are more or less on the level of most of the monsters that the humans fight, likely as a result of GodsNeedPrayerBadly. In contrast, the angels are largely untouchable, with few exceptions, and the most effective way of killing an angel thus far in the story has been to [[spoiler:persuade another angel in one way or another to do so, with Zachariah as the sole exception]]. Then consider that even in their own belief system they aren't the top of the food chain, and we have this trope. The Abrahamic God seems to be part of a duality alongside {{Death}}, who is stated to actually be capable of killing Him (although Death is in no rush to do so, and plans to do it so far into the future that it might as well never happen as far as humanity is concerned).
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', the [[TheOldGods Old One]] Illyria, "a great monarch and warrior of the Demon Age," described itself as both "God-King of the Primordium" and "god to a god."

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In Hittite Mythology, the King of Gods was Teshub, who replaced Kumarbi, who replaced Anu, who replaced Alalu.
* In Myth/MesopotamianMythology Marduk, Enki/Ea, Enlil/El, and Ashur were all King of Gods in different places and times.
* Myth/CelticMythology had a number of gods that presided over the Tuatha de Danann as the High King, namely Nuada of the Silver Arm, The Dagda, Bodb Derg, and Lugh the Long Handed. Additionally, the mother goddess Danu is a sort of "God of Gods."
* Nyname the sky god is king in Ashanti religion/mythology.
* Cagn king god to the Bushmen. He is also TheTrickster in his pantheon.
* Prior to the descent of UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, the Arabs had a pantheon of clan deities. They acknowledged Allah, adapted from an Aramaic term for [[Myth/HebrewMythology the Hebrew God]] but besides crediting him with the creation of the heavens, the earths and providing rain they kept him in the background, focusing their worship on the clan deities, mostly as a part to assert the superiority of one's own clan over others ([[CrapsackWorld it was a vicious time]]). According to the ''Book Of Idols'', Allah's children were more venerated than he was and Hubal, whose idol was the greatest of those in the Ka'bah, would have been king of the Arab gods from the Quaraysh and other Meccan's perspective.
* Nana Buluku [[{{Hermaphrodite}} King and Queen]] of the gods in Fon religion. There are also many lesser god monarchs, such as Sogbo who leads the thunder gods.
* Aramazd was basically the Armenians adopting the monotheistic Ahura Mazda into their own polytheistic system.
* The Zoroastrian Ahura Mazda is similar to the supreme being of Abrahamic religions, but rules over a pantheon of divine or angelic figures called Ahuras, Amesha Spentas, and Yazatas.
* In Yoruba tradition Orisha, owners of heads, are often translated as gods since they are worshiped like a polytheistic pantheon but they really are not. It is just that God is too powerful and [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm defying of description]] for humans to properly worship so a lot of attention is given to Orishas, who take on [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith forms that can be viewed by people directly]], with hope they will act as middlemen to God for humans. Undergods is a more correct term.
* Voodoo works similarly. People often call the loa gods but the theology states there is only one God. Loa are powerful forces who are served by people and serve people in a mutualistic relationship that helps both groups reach paradise with God.
* Roog, who is known by different names depending on which group you ask, is king god in Serer religion.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perun Perun,]] notable for being worshiped as a grand god by nearly ''all'' Slavic tribes. Even if they couldn't agree on anything else, they acknowledged that Perun was the god of gods.
* Modern-day UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} is more in the God of Gods mold. The various local deities are seen as "aspects" of Vishnu or Shiva; but this is after millennia of syncretism, and strong influence by both Islam and Christianity in the recent past. The original concept of these (and several others: Indra, Rama, Krishna, arguably Ganesha) was the king of gods.
** All gods (and indeed all creation) are aspects of the Brahman, the energy-like primordial entity from which all creation springs forth. The many Hindu gods are entities which are distinct, yet still part of the Brahman, as are humans, who are less connected but still part of it. And indeed, many local gods of Hinduism are aspects of other more important gods. In fact, many gods are recognized as being the same god, yet worshiped separately. For example, Parvati and Kali are different aspects of the same goddess who is Shiva's consort.
** In the pre-Hindu Vedic period, Indra was the Top God in the King of Gods mold, but nowadays is seen as far less powerful than Vishnu and Shiva, though he is still sometimes said to manage day-to-day divine affairs beneath them. As well, the Vedas briefly refer to Indra's own father Dyaus, and historians believe he was the Top God of an even earlier period due to similarities between his name and those of Zeus and other pantheon leaders throughout Europe and the Near East. However, no records from this period survive.
* From Myth/JapaneseMythology, there's solar deity Amaterasu, a relatively rare example of a ''Queen'' of gods being supreme (rather than a consort, if a powerful one). There's also [[http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/entry.php?entryID=38 Ame-no-minakanushi]], who may or may not count as a God of Gods.
* Myth/ChineseMythology, specifically Taoism, has the Jade Emperor and his CelestialBureaucracy. However, in some cases, the [[{{Buddhism}} Buddha]] shows up as a God of Gods to deal with problems that even the Jade Emperor cannot handle -- most memorably at the beginning of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. In very early Chinese religion a god named Shang Di was worshipped, who was considered the highest possible deity, but worship of Shang Di fell out of practice early on in dynastic China (the term was later taken over by Christian missionaries to refer to God the Father).
* Huánglóng, the Yellow Dragon embodying [[DishingOutDirt earth]], is the leader of TheFourGods in Chinese Mythology living at the center of the four directions they represent; however he does not have a Japanese Mythology counterpart and thus is not their leader there.
* [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian religion]] had different kings of the gods in different periods of their history. Re, Amun, Atum, Amun-Re, Ptah, and Isis all had their turn at the pinnacle of the pantheon. The Ennead of Heliopolis made Ra (also identified with Atum) the first king of the gods, but then had Osiris and then Horus serve as sort of under-kings because Ra was too busy with handling the Sun (or something like that), leaving affairs on Earth and the other gods to them. We should note that this concept of a heavenly dynasty appeared just as the first pharaohs were concentrating their authority and building up their dynasties...
** The Egyptian religion also included the concept of a deity "mightier than the gods," though more as a matter of theology than actual worship. This deity was rarely depicted iconographically, and writers had no fixed name to refer to him/her. Attempts to illustrate the god beyond the gods generally involved combining the iconography of several deities together into a hermaphroditic, multi-armed, multi-headed, multi-winged entity somewhat reminiscent of Hindu deities.
* There were French settlers that concluded the "Great Spirit" recognized by many of the Amerindian groups they encountered was the same God they believed in. Unfortunately, this way of thinking did not become too popular with their successors.
* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Thunder god Zeus is the king of the gods, who succeeded his father Cronus, who succeeded his father Ouranous. Zeus claimed to be stronger than all of the other Olympian gods combined, and while he was never called on to prove it there was never any evidence given to the contrary either. However, no god could get around the decisions of Ananke, [[YouCantFightFate the personification of fate]] and god of gods.
* War god Odin is also a king of the gods in Myth/NorseMythology, but when the Norns came the gods themselves [[YouCantFightFate could not escape]]. Odin had no problem with that. You may not be able to escape your fate, but you can meet it with valour. He apparently originally ''wasn't'' king over the Vanir (there were two groups of gods, the Aesir and the Vanir -- Odin was an Aesir), since there was a war between the Aesir and the Vanir, but stories taking place after the war (almost all of them) have him as having authority over Vanir as well.
** Most of our knowledge of the Germanic pantheon comes from Iceland, the last Germanic region to be Christianized. Scattered fragments and reports from Christian scholars in earlier pagan Germanic regions suggest that, like the Greeks, many Germanic peoples saw their Thunder God, (Thor, Thunor, Donar), as their chief god.
* The Judeo-Christian God could be considered a god of gods [[CallARabbitASmeerp if you consider the angels and demons as lesser gods, which would make the Archangels as kings of the gods.]] Early Jewish thought seemed to consider ''all'' gods as being real, but all except Yahweh are evil impostors, with Yahweh being the one true god. Later though, in Jeremiah, God only refers to some of the gods as actual creatures that he will punish, like Amon, while most, like Chemosh, are idols based on someone's imagination. Orthodox Christianity Sacred Tradition confirms that other (pagan) gods are merely disguises for demons, though it states that our (humanity and angels) task is to ''become gods'' through obedience to God and atonement (for humans), which allows Him to do that.
* In non-Biblical Myth/HebrewMythology, El and Astarte were the mother and father of the Elohim (godly beings). One of El's sons, usually storm god Baal-Hadad, sometimes someone else, was king of the Elohim. Elyon was God of the gods, basically the same as what the Israelites thought of as God except the other Hebrews did not consider Elyon to be the same as YHWH.
* Aisa is the mother of the Winti gods and the creator of the continent where people originated from(Africa) as well as the head of the ground pantheon. She and the other Winti were only allowed to reign with the permission of a more powerful supreme God who prefers to stay distant from creation however.
* Ala, embodiment dry land, is very much the same in Odinani religion. The supreme eternal god appointed her ruler of everything else.
* The Conquistadors destroyed most records of Mayan mythology, but from what survives it's believed the spot was held by Itzamna for the Yucatecs and Gucumatz for the Ki'iche. Spanish sources also mention a more abstract God of Gods figure named Hunab Ku who was sometimes said to be Itzamna's father, but most scholars conclude the Maya did not actually believe in this deity and he was made up by the Conquistadors to assist in transitioning the Maya to monotheism.
* Myth/CelticMythology has Dagda, who succeeded Lugh, who succeeded Nuadha.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting has Ao, who is more of a boss than a god to the multiple pantheons. Ao's boss was mentioned at least once as a [[{{God}} being of pure light]], and may in fact be a God of Gods.
** Another Forgotten Realms feature (though it often bleeds into other settings) is that while the standard (read: human) pantheon lacks a "Top god" (at least publicly; Ao and his boss work in the shadows and most mortals don't know about them), the racial pantheons of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]], and [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] tend to have a designated ruler/leader among them. As ''ForgottenRealms'' holds to the DivineRanks trope, the top god in the racial pantheons tends to be the only "greater god" among them, the others being intermediate or lesser deities.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' '''used''' to have Theion, Divine Tyrant of the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]], the beings that created the gods, but then the Exalted [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killed some of them and crippled the rest]], letting the Unconquered Sun become the King of the Gods.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'', Highgod is the supreme being analogous to Yahweh who created the other gods.
** Beneath the Highgod, each of the three pantheons has its own supreme deity: Paladine for Light, Takhisis for Darkness, and Gilean for Balance.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'', one god or another incarnates literally ''every single conceivable idea''[[note]]though many incarnate 2-6 concepts. [[SerendipityWritesThePlot This is convenieniently the size of a player group, whose members are each deputized to govern a single concept]][[/note]], so there are naturally quite a passel of them. However, Cneph the Creator is on a vastly higher order than any of them-- albeit so completely non-interventionist that a few heretics think It may actually be a myth.
* On the plane of Theros in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', There is a pantheon, whose mono-white-aligned deity (an {{Expy}} of Zeus without the libido) styles himself the leader.
-->'''Heliod:''' ''I'' am the lord of the pantheon. ''I'' am the greatest of these.
** The god with the actual claim to the position, in fact if not in name, is the green-blue deity, with the seniority and the demonstrated power to back it up. He prefers to remain in the background, except when the cosmic temper tantrums provide too great a threat to the mortals of the plane.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': The four Chaos Gods are forever battling to establish dominance, though none of them stay at the top for long (and don't ''want'' to, permanent victory would leave them with nothing to do). As they're basically emotion incarnate, this is done both by beating the other gods' followers and by the amount of sentient beings experiencing rage (Khorne), hope (Tzeentch), love/despair (Nurgle) or desire (Slaanesh) in the galaxy. Due to the amount of bloodshed constantly going on, Khorne is usually TopGod by default.

* [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies Arceus]] from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is the strongest of the (non mega or primal) legendary monsters and said to be the creator of the universe. Furthermore, it spawned the Creation trio and pixie trio, both of which are considered gods in their own right, the former of which are themselves capable of creating and destroying a universe by themselves.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has, since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' revealed the existence of many orders of deities and spirits. From [[SpaceWhale sky whales]] to giant sentient trees, who while immortal (they may still feel pain, suffer loss or be killed), their power pales in comparison to the Golden Goddesses that created them, and the reality filled with mortal beings [[OddJobGods they are charged with tending to, as respective guardians]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the Golden Goddesses of the Triforce are referred to by the lesser deities such as Hylia as "The Old Gods" aka the Gods of Gods.
* ''VideoGame/TheSettlers III'' portrays the pantheons of Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt and China all being subservient to an overgod referred to only as 'Him'. He sets the events of the game in motion [[StopWorshippingMe to stop the mortals developing Monotheistic religion]].
* YHVH in ''ShinMegamiTensei'', acknowledged in-universe as "the Great Will" is implied to be this, toying with other deities, humans, and universes at whim.
** Later works muddle the picture somewhat [[spoiler:with the implication the The Great Will is a separate kind of deity all of it's own that is ruling the Amala Multiverse while YHVH is just the Great Will's most well known avatar. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' even implies that the Great Will is actually benevolent and that YHVH is a rogue element. However, problematically, the Great Will ''doesn't'' have the ability to remove YHVH from his seat... at least directly, which is why it has the [[PlayerCharacter Messiahs]] do the job for it.]]
* ''Final Fantasy'' has a few unrelated examples, due to the independent universes of each game.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' had Bahamut, god of eidolons, themselves powerful supernatural beings that summoners can call on for world-shaking magic. Most eidolons live in a subterranean city, but Bahamut has his own cave [[spoiler:on the moon.]]
** The ''[[Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy Fabula Nova Crystallis]]'' sub-series of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise had a number of gods in it, but the guy at the top was Bhunivelze. The first god was actually his mother Mwynn, but he killed her and took her position (of course, [[AllThereInTheManual you'd only know this if you read the supplemental materials]]). In turn, he created three other gods to serve under him: Pulse, Lindzei, & Etro. By the time the games take place, [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Pulse & Lindzei are nowhere to be found]], while [[GodIsDead Etro dies]] in the course of the second game. As for Bhunivelze himself, [[WalkingSpoiler well...]]
* Double variant with the Hive in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. Orxy, the God-King of the Hive and BigBad of ''[[{{DLC}} The Taken King]]'', is described as the Hive's chief deity, making him a "King of the Gods" variety. However, Oryx is in turn described as "born of" the Darkness, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''Destiny'' itself, which the Hive worship as a universal force of destruction, making the Darkness the "God of Gods" variety for the rest of the Hive pantheon.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has multiple entities that claim this title.
** The Maker is the closest analogue to the Abrahamic God. Many InUniverse consider spirits and demons to be lesser gods.
** [[TheMagocracy The Tevinter Imperium]] worshipped seven dragons that are called the Old Gods. Dumat, the Dragon of Silence, is said to be the leader of the seven, and the most powerful. Of the five that have been corrupted into Archdemons so far, Dumat took the longest to defeat and came the closest to destroying the world.
** In the elven pantheon, the husband and wife couple of Mythal, Goddess of Love and Justice, and Elgar'nan, the God of Vengeance, share the role "King of the Gods". Going back further into the elven monomyth, Elgar'nan and Mythal's mother "The Land" and Elgar'nan's father "The Sun" share the role of "God of Gods".
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'': [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hades]]]] is the Top God of the Underworld, ruling over [[BunnyEarsLawyer Pandora]], [[AffablyEvil Thanatos]], and [[DiscOneFinalBoss Medusa]] ([[TheStarscream albeit begrudgingly in her case]]). In terms of power, he's far and away the strongest of all the other gods in the game, beating out even [[LightIsGood Palutena]] and [[GaiasVengeance Viridi]]. Only [[UltimateBlacksmith Dyntos]] is likely more powerful, but [[AllPowerfulBystander he doesn't do much personally]].
* Lots of Top God of various mythologies duke it out each other in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', as the game concept is a {{Crossover}} between mythological Pantheons. So far, these Top Gods are included: [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Zeus]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] and [[{{Mayincatec}} Kukulkan]]. Starting from 2016, they will be joined by [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu]].
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', the mysterious Armok, God of Blood, the creator and destroyer alike of the myriad worlds and universes of the game. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Entirely absent beyond said creation]], unless you accept the interpretation that says they're the game's [[PlayerCharacter description of the player]], [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential which explains why they're called the God of Blood]].
* ''{{VideoGame/Pharaoh}}'' has five gods (Osiris, Ra, Bast, Seth and Ptah), each able to influence part of the game's mechanics (the Nile flood, diplomacy, health, war and industry) and placated by building temples. Depending on the city's location, some gods take on greater importance and can have temple complexes dedicated to them, which give two small bonuses from related aspects (such as increasing game regeneration rates, lowering worker salaries, or empowering priests to fight crime/heal the sick).

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': In the Mohkadunese pantheon, which exists at the time of the existence of Mohkadun, Krohnus the Time-Father is the chief of the gods, whom he seems to have promoted to godhood himself, and to whom he is overwhelmingly superior in power. Above him is Prozoato the Creator, and above it is something known only as The One, who created both the Creator and its counterpart the Destroyer. The Destroyer is evidently equal to the Creator, but the others, to some extent apparently even The One, view him as the adversary.
* ''Webcomic/{{Holystone}}'': With PhysicalReligion playing a central part in the day-to-day operation of nation-states, the "high god" is as much a political station as it is a spiritual one. It is typically a seat occupied by [[JerkassGods the God of Life]].

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* The God King, from [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/580320 this]] video.

* In the original version of the story, [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Primus and Unicron]] were respectively the lords of the "Light Gods" and "Dark Gods".
* The Third Race from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' contains gods from many of the world's pantheons, including Anubus and Odin. Oberon is their king and the strongest of them all. However, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the creators intended]] to eventually introduce his mother Queen Mab, who was ''even stronger'' than him, and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen completely mad.]] Oberon got this position by [[SealedEvilInACan sealing her away.]]