[[AGodAmI Self-proclaimed gods]] show their faces in even the smallest of media.

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* According to the immense [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_Washington fresco]] on the ceiling of the [[TheUnitedStates United States]] Capitol Building, GeorgeWashington became a god. No doubt if he was alive, he would have had something very negative to say.
* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the Barraki's goal when they dwelled on land was to conquer all the universe and overthrow the Great Spirit Mata Nui. While they failed, Makuta was inspired by it and began formulating a GambitRoulette to do it himself on an even grander scale. [[spoiler:''And he succeeds,'' committing GrandTheftMe against a PhysicalGod and banishing Mata Nui's spirit into space in a SoulJar.]]
** On a smaller scale, [[TheStarscream Hakann and Thok]] pull off the "get superpowers and subsequently have delusions of godhood" deal after they steal Brutaka's power via improvised PowerCopying. Despite razing half of Voya Nui and [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly flattening the rest of the]] [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Piraka]] [[CurbStompBattle and the Toa Inika]] ''[[CurbStompBattle twice]]'', it doesn't last.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU this commercial]] for the Central Institute of Technology, Aaron tells Henry he doesn't think he should be giving beer to the techies, and Henry, who until that point had been friendly, shouts, "I can do whatever I want, okay?! I'm a f*cking ''god!"''
* Simultaneously the BadEnding and the inevitable result of playing a MageTheAwakening character for more than a few dozen XP. Can happen even faster if you make unwise life choices and wisdom degeneration gives you the Narcissism derangement.
* Warhammer40K: Actually ''averted'' for most of his life by the GodEmperor of Mankind. Having seen what religion was capable of inspiring in people, and seeing how easily the Chaos gods (of war, plotting, disease and rape) are able to recruit followers, he tried to put a complete ban on all religion, hoping to starve them of their flock. It didn't work, since the gods are ''emotion'' incarnate- anytime someone feels anger, hope, despair or lust, the Ruinous Powers grow stronger, and it turns out faith is a very potent weapon against them. Which is how the Ecclesiarchy was able to turn the Imperium into the ChurchMilitant loonies we all know and love after he was put on permanent life support.
** Pretty much the end goal of all servants of Chaos, if you please one of the Chaos gods he (/she/it in Slannesh's case) might grant you an ascension to Daemon Princehood, making you an immortal PhysicalGod (nowhere near as powerful as them, of course) with your own corner of the Warp to become your personal playground.
-->Impurity shall be our armour\\
Hate shall be our weapon\\
Immortality shall be our reward
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