-->--'''Peter Griffin''', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

A dialog trope where Bob calls Alice a god, but metaphorically. As in Bob doesn't [[UnwantedFalseFaith actually think Alice is a god]] (nor [[GodWasMyCopilot is Alice actually a god]]), just that she did something, or several things, that Bob thinks is really awesome. What Alice does can vary. It could be getting everyone in her office a raise with a stingy boss, to her being a rock star.

Often phrased as "You're my god" or "He/She is a god to me". "Personal Jesus" is another phrase in common use.

When the character deems ''him/herself'' a god, and is in fact serious about this, see AGodAmI and BlasphemousBoast.

A SubTrope of BlasphemousPraise. SisterTrope to BiggerThanJesus (when someone gets this a lot and quotes Music/TheBeatles) and AnswersToTheNameOfGod (when someone says "Oh God" and the character replies, "Yes?").

Compare TheKnightsWhoSaySquee and HeroWorshipper.

Contrast MoralEventHorizon.

Not to be confused with GodGuise, nor if someone ''has'' actually done a miracle.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Used as a RunningGag in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Krista Lenz is frequently referred to as a "Goddess" by her comrades, with [[CloudCuckooLander Sasha]] initially mistaking the girl for God during their first meeting.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Griffith tends to be seen metaphorically as a saint or angel by many people he encounters because of his unearthly beauty and charismatic leadership skills. His second-in-command, Casca, admits to Guts that Griffith has been like God to her ever since he saved her as a girl; Judeau explains that her feelings toward Griffith go beyond love, and are more like worship. The strange thing is that later in the story he gains godlike powers by sacrificing his humanity, thus literally fulfilling what before was spoken of only metaphorically.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', Prince Soma's ''khansama'' (butler) [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Agni]] thinks of him this way, ever since the prince saved his life.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Tim Marcoh is largely responsible for the near extermination of the Ishvalan race, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feels horrible about it]]. Marcoh ends up saying this to Scar, one of the surviving Ishvalans, as a sign of his own humility, but it only serves to [[BerserkButton piss Scar off]]. Marcoh [[DeathSeeker wanted Scar to kill him]] (both to atone for his sins and so that he could never be forced to make another Philosopher's Stone), but in the end Scar had other plans.
* In ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'', Shuichi has said numerous times that Ryuichi is a god to him.
* Enrico Pucci thinks very highly of [[DarkMessiah Dio Brando]] in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.''
-->'''Pucci:''' You are the king of kings. Where will you end up? I want to see it to the end. I love you as I love God.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'' Jocasta claims this is how she and most sentient machines view Hank Pym, the creator of Ultron, as he created one of the first and most advanced true independent A.I in the Marvel Universe. This is later backed up in ComicBook/SecretAvengers, where a planned machine uprising has the death of their 'god', Pym, as one of their key objectives.
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': Ultra Magnus is well regarded and feared by both sides in the war. When dealing with a Galactic Counsel detachment, who are known for their hatred of Cybertronians, the captain is honored to meet Magnus and it's revealed that most of the command structure respects his rigid adherence to the law both in letter and spirit. [[spoiler:With the Reveal that Magnus is a LegacyCharacter who's original died long ago, the current Magnus, Minimus Ambus, reveals that he thought of Ultra Magnus as this, the fair and just lawman that he always aspired to be.]]

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''Fanfic/PokeWars: The Defervescence'', when Ho-oh and Uxie meet a giant Alakazam that quickly pledges his services to Uxie:
-->'''Ho-oh''': "Might I ask what you told the Alakazam to inspire such reverence for you?"
-->'''Uxie''': "Alakazam are creatures of intellect, more so than other psychics. Knowledge valued as much as air. Meeting creator of their lively hood akin to humans meeting their god. Am in uncomfortable position of being revered as much as Arceus."
-->'''Ho-oh''': "Many would kill for that kind of loyalty."
-->'''Uxie''': "Unnecessary reverence. Did not bestow knowledge, only gave tools with which to reach current status. Sculptor praised for creating art from block of marble, not manufacturer of chisel and hammer. Illogical to believe otherwise. Saddening to see one of such wisdom and intellect blinded by unnecessary worship. [[TheSpock Another example of emotions becoming obstacle in clarity. Preferable to no longer have them.]] Allows for better work ethic."
* Demonstrated by Shino to Naruto in ''Fanfic/NarutoGenkyouien'', by word in the chapter linked, and to an increasing degree as the story progresses. Shino, apparently a shameless pervert, is openly admiring of Naruto's apparent and implied success with the various attractive human-form kitsune he finds himself surrounded by.
-->"That Naruto..." Kiba mumbled. "...he needs to answer some questions..."
-->"Just 'some'?" Ino contested. "I'll go with 'a lot' myself."
-->"He might have just become my new God."
-->Everyone stared at Shino very, very oddly.
* In basically any ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfiction where Naruto either sleeps with, gropes, or exposes Tsunade in some fashion, Jiraiya will declare him God and/or Master.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Metal Man sees Wily as a god. It's not played for laughs.
* Touched on in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, in a CallBack to an episode of [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the show]]. Reminding his listeners (and the reader) that Beetlejuice has an actual functioning shrine for Lydia inside his head, the Fairy Godfather observes that while best friends don't normally get shrines, ''goddesses'' do. She's naturally a little uncomfortable with that implication.

* Said by Roy in the movie ''Film/{{Wolf}}'', when Will tells him of a ballsy business stunt he is going to pull.
* When Neo gives a hacking disk to a client in ''Film/TheMatrix'', the client says "You're my savior, my own personal Jesus Christ." This is a {{downplayed|Trope}} variation, as he seems to be just being nice instead of thinking Neo was amazing. Also a very subtle form of {{Foreshadowing}}, as that's [[MessianicArchetype what Neo ends up becoming]].
* In ''Film/AKnightsTale'', William tells Wat why he is listening to Jocelyn when she tells him to lose the tournament.
--> '''Wat:''' And your love? Have you proven that yet?
--> '''William:''' Wat, you remember church as a boy. The fear, the passion. That's what she makes me feel. And for that, I say my rosary to Jocelyn and no one else.
--> '''Wat:''' William, that's blasphemous.
--> '''William:''' Then may I burn in hell.

* A non-humorous example occurs in ''Literature/TaiPan'', when one character tells Dirk Struan that [[BlasphemousPraise he is God to her]]. He doesn't actually like hearing this, as he is a devout Christian, has been trying to have a mentor-relationship with the woman in question, and probably recognises such a declaration as the result of her slavish admiration and unhealthy obsession with him.
* Referenced very quietly in one passage of LouisaMayAlcott's ''Eight Cousins'', when Uncle Alec's beloved niece Rose is battling what appears to be pneumonia, and may die. Alec, a seasoned world traveler, has many relics of his visits to India and other faraway lands, and he shakes his fist at the carved image of an Indian god as if the god had somehow caused the illness in "[Alec's] own little goddess."
* A non-blasphemous example: in a conversation Leon Fortunato has with David Hassid in the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Assassins'', Leon asks David who he finds to be the most inspirational person that he idolizes, and David answers "[[Main/{{God}} My father]]", saying that "he's like God to me". Leon says that he would want to meet him someday, and David says [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight there's a very good chance that Leon will, face to face]].
* David, protagonist of ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'', initially thinks of the titular Main/{{Cape Buster|s}} group, which he spent his adolescence dreaming and scheming to join, in these terms.
-->'''David''' ''(first person narration)'': It was bizarre to see them as people. A part of me was actually disappointed. My gods were regular humans who squabbled, laughed, got on one another's nerves, and - in Abraham's case - snored when they slept. Loudly.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** While Chloe has always been a HeroWorshipper to Clark, ironically, the only time she called him something along the lines, he was demanding her to help him find a [[MacGuffin crystal]] when she is already waist-deep in her own problems. She tells him to stop looking down on her from [[Myth/GreekMythology Olympus]].
** A straight(er) example in ''Lara'': Kara says Zor-El always seems to be a god to her [[spoiler:but she finds out he has a thing for his brother's wife]].
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
-->'''Joey:''' Heh. Let me get this straight. He got you to ''beg'' to sleep with him. He got you to say he ''never'' has to call you again. And he got you thinking this is a ''great'' idea?\\
'''Phoebe:''' ''[weakly]'' Uh-huh.\\
'''Joey:''' This man is my god!
* ''Series/That70sShow'' when Fez and Kelso think Eric slept with Donna's mom, they prostrate themselves on the floor and call him a god.
-->'''Kelso:''' A GOD I SAY!
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
** Randy says this to Barney.
** Barney also idolizes Marshall for a short time after he accidentally sends him to flirt with his own bride [[NiceJobFixingItVillain to laugh at his failure]].
* Abby, in one episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', tells [=McGee=] that "You are a god among men" when he partially solves a problem she's having with some evidence. He then redirects the comment to Gibbs ("I'm not a god among men, ''you'' are") when Gibbs makes a comment that helps [=McGee=] figure out the rest of the problem.

* Inverted in the Music/KeithUrban song "You're Not My God" about getting over drugs.
* Music/VerticalHorizon's song "You're a God", which ironically seems to be implying that particular feeling toward the subject is gone.
* The Music/DepecheMode song ''Personal Jesus'', where its arguably deconstructed, as the one who has a personal Jesus is alone and lonely.

* ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'': Two characters sing a duet love song, "Unworthy of Your Love", in which each [[ObsessionSong declares that they worship the figures of their desire as if they were gods]]. This would seem very touching, except that the characters aren't singing to each other: they are [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Lynnette 'Squeaky' Fromme]] and [[StalkerWithACrush John Hinckley Jr]], and the objects of their ardor are Charles Manson and Jody Foster, respectively - each is explaining why they must kill the US president to prove their devotion. The effect is creepy in the extreme.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Juhani describes the renegade Jedi who freed her from slavery on Taris as this, citing them as the reason why she felt the call to go to Dantooine and pursue the Jedi path. It's later revealed that this Jedi was actually ''Darth Revan'' before their fall to the Dark-Side, [[spoiler: ironically the very person she's speaking to, implanted with LaserGuidedAmnesia by the Jedi Council]].
* The Warden, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', can be seen this way by his/her party members if their approval rating is high enough. A few lines of party banter state it outright.
--> '''Zevran (to Shale):''' Take a long look at our Grey Warden, my good friend. Right there we have an object worthy of worship, no?
** In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'', if the Warden has the Dwarven-Commoner origin, Sigrun has this reaction upon learning their true identity. It appears that "Paragon Brosca" has become a FolkHero amongst their fellow Casteless Dwarves in Orzammar.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Ashley Williams, [[spoiler: (providing she survived Virmire in the first game)]], berates an ungrateful colonist on Horizon who dared to insult Shepard, claiming that they're standing in the presence of a ''God''. Then subverted once the colonist left, Ashley berates Shepard and loses her 'faith' in him/her because Shepard is working for Cerberus.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', at one point during the ''Citadel DLC'', [[spoiler: the Cerberus-created [[EvilTwin Clone!Shepard]]]] mocks the Normandy crew for their hero worship towards Shepard, accusing them of being little more than a ''cult''.
** [[spoiler: The DistantFinale of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' implies that many in the galaxy continue to revere "The Shepard" well into the far-future.]]
* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance are seen this way by the Vortigaunts, calling them "the Freeman" and "the Alyx Vance" respectively.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* When 90s Kid does his take on the ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' ThemeTune, he inverts the comment about Creator/RobLiefeld to "Liefeld, you are my god!"
* When ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' reviewed ''VideoGame/UltimaI'', Noah gushed about the high concept mixing fantasy and sci-fi works, then saying about Richard Garriot, "He is a god among nerds."

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* When Peter meets the members of Music/{{KISS}} in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', he can just stammer "You... are... ''GODS''!"