have no shortage of wannabe gods
, who are one more excuse for people to proclaim New Media Are Evil
- Mitadake High
- This will happen in if Kira can create a cult of Kira-worshippers. Which is creepy.
- Can also happen with the Shinigami Eyes character, since the game lampshades that there is no reason whatsoever for the character to have them, players often have it be a power they were born with that instilled this trope in them. Or they'll (far less commonly) be Mystic Eyes. Which is fitting given the game in question.
- Happens in an odd manner in Dorf Quest: Beardbeard becomes the God of Strength, but is pretty mellow about it. The fans (who, incidentally, dictate and decide Beardbeard's actions via consensus,) are very power hungry and motion for various crazy stunts.
- Broken Saints features a send-up of this:
The Vagrant: "The limitlessness of the great will is reflected in each speck of its being. Man is sentient. Man is a crystallized symbol born of the first. We contain the whole spectrum of original truth!"
: "Great. You're God.
I'm God. I can't wait to turn water into wine..."
- The Blood Red King from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe thought himself above "mere mortals", and considered such vague figures as "The Devil" to be "amateur hour" when it came to evil.
- Parodied in The Nostalgia Chick's review of Teen Witch, where the Bratty Teenage Daughter gains witch powers and the Chick views her as being able to do whatever she wants.
- The Mysterious Somebody from the Protectors of the Plot Continuum was a badfic clone of Joruus C'baoth, and inherited the canon character's God complex. His last words were even "let there be light". Being a Force-user, he was correct in that regard.
- Implied in the way that the site Acts of Gord is written — Gord sees himself as god over his video game store, making him a local deity.
- Inverted (subverted? averted?) in Orion's Arm with the Archailects who tried explaining that they weren't gods to the modosophont masses but eventually gave up and let themselves be worshipped. You'd expect this to happen fairly often considering the frequency of transcension, but then again most new transapients are still insects to the weakest archai.
- Paw Dugan: Reviewing his favorite video game music, Paw shouts "I'm the god!" when reviewing SimCity. And later, it's a power up against Dark Paw in his Battle in the Center of the Mind.
- Comic Fury Werewolf: Attempted in Game 13 by the host of the game.
- Super Mario Bros. Z: Mecha Sonic tends toward this mindset, especially when he gets his hands on four of the Chaos Emeralds.
- Invoked in the "Puzzle of the Lambs" episode of Epic Meal Time, where they play God and make a "culinary abomination".
- The Mary Sues and Gary Stus in the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society have fanatical belief in their own superiority when compared to the rest of the Multiverse's residents. Willowe and Runoa, however, want to take this a step further and make it fact.
- Epic Rap Battles of History: Bill Gates and Kim Jong-Il invoke this.
- Cleopatra downplays this by merely claiming she's descended from the gods.
- The entire premise of the Lords of creation game is that you are a god and so are all of your friends and enemies.
- The SCP Foundation has SCP-343, an elderly man who claims to be God, and it's difficult to argue with him since he's a nigh-omnipotent Reality Warper.
- Doctor Steel invokes the New Age version of this trope in his video "Create", namely that we can create reality with our thoughts and therefore we are gods.
- Nilbog of Worm has the ability to create monsters out of raw biological materials, and uses it to take over his hometown and set himself up as a king over his creations.
Nilbog: You would shoot me!? I create life! I am a god, and this is my garden!
- Played for laughs in Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? when Anthony tells of how he came to realize he was Armed with Canon while writing for Borderlands2.
Anthony (played by Ashly): "I can create universes with my motherfuckin' mind!"
- Played for laughs by STAR__ in Jerma985's video called The Corner Creeps:
STAR_: Have you been pocket medic'd by, like, a God?
- Jim Sterling ends every episode with the Catch Phrase "thank God for me!", but in one episode, his megalomania gets so intense that he declares himself to be God instead.
- The Malę Rising timeline on AlternateHistory.com features Hermann Tschikaya, the tinpot dictator of the United Congolese Republic in the 1950s and '60s. He presents himself as a god and a prophet in propaganda and television broadcasts show him literally descending from the clouds, resembling a certain real-life dictator...