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Since most people imagine God as a [[GrandpaGod bearded old man]], the natural antithesis of this expectation would be having the supreme ruler of the universe be a young girl instead. Creators will sometimes do this to subvert a viewer's expectations, especially in works heavy with EpilepticTrees and MindScrew.

Compare DivineRaceLift, GooGooGodlike, LittleMissBadass.

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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
** [[AGodIAmNot She personally denies it quite vigorously]]. The implications are that she could be God if she wanted to, but doesn't think that's what the world needs. There also may or may not be something above her better deserving of the title, but he isn't exactly a conventional deity either, assuming that he's not just her creation, as well. MindScrew, ahoy!
* The premise of ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}''. The full title actually means "The Goddess, A Middle-School Girl"
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' has a variation, with a bunch of middle-schoolers who can borrow the powers of various [[ClassicalMythology Greek gods]] using [[TransformationTrinket magic rings]].
* [[spoiler:Madoka]]'s wish in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler:essentially makes her God. Well, that and [[AbstractApotheosis Hope]].]]
* Skuld from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is a norn and thus a deity of time like her sisters. Although her age is never given, Skuld looks and acts like a bratty young girl.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya thinks that she's an OrdinaryHighschoolStudent, but she has {{reality warp|er}}ing abilities that she is unaware of, and [[LockedOutOfTheLoop everyone strives to keep it that way]]. At least one faction within the story [[UnreliableExpositor believes that she actually is (a) god]], as does a portion of the fandom.
* FukashigiPhilia 's antagonist duo consists of a psychopathic modern-day slaver, and a girl with the power to make ALMOST anything she says come true instantly. This goes about as well as you can guess. Deconstructed when her reality-warping powers have unintended consequences (parents killed, brother traumatized, lots of bystander casualties), and when her partner screws her over by muting her, which de-powers her, even though she could have set up some powerful safeguards. It's implied that if she was more experienced with her powers and/or could alter human souls at the source, most of the plot wouldn't have happened.
* Sasami of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' is this - a 7-9 year old bonded to her world's goddess. Except in her mind [[ThatManIsDead she's nothing more than a vessel that Tsunami rides in, that the real Sasami's dead.]]

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', the Lord of Chaos, Shivering Jemmy, manifests as a young blond girl with a balloon.
** Also Delirium of the Endless, who at first appears to be a crazy yet harmless young woman, but you [[BewareTheNiceOnes really, really don't want to cross her]].
* The ultimate conclusion of ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'': [[spoiler:Yahweh retires by Lucifer's suggestion, and Elaine Belloc takes His place.]]
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[[folder: Fanworks]]
* FanFic/AGrowingAffection has [[spoiler: The Reaper, the goddess of Death.]] She appears as an unnaturally cute girl of no more than six years. And she doesn't even take offense at Naruto's accidental blasphemy.
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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Cafe'' was a movie about a coffee shop that took place [[PlatonicCave in a world as a computer program]]. The chief programmer was a teenage girl.
* Music/AlanisMorissette is God in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', while she is more like a young adult woman, her childlike mannerisms are clearly meant to evoke this trope.
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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Aphrael, the Child Goddess in ''Literature/TheElenium''.
* ''[[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Ellimist]]'', who "[[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien merely appears all-powerful from your limited perspective]]", once appears to the group by copying the form of a nearby girl.
* Ivy (The Archive) in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' contains the entire wealth of any knowledge that has ever been written down in any language throughout time... in the body of an 8-year old girl... who likes kitties.
* Not exactly a god, but ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' has Moonchild, the Childlike Empress of Fantasia.
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Artemis and Hestia sometimes appear as pre-teen girls.
* Kassandra in [[TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Painter Knight]] is a five-year-old hereditary GodEmpress, who is able to [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan release her God's power]] at will.
* Faith in Creator/JodiPicoult's ''Keeping Faith'' is assumed to be the Second Coming of {{Jesus}}.
* Vin of ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' is a 20-21-year-old, 5-foot-nothing girl who becomes 1/16 of a God [[labelnote:explanation]] Eons ago, Adonalsium (this universe's God) broke into sixteen pieces known as the Shards of Adonalsium. Scadriel, the world of Mistborn, ended up with the Shards Ruin and Preservation. [[/labelnote]]
* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Hecate has [[TheHecateSisters three forms]] and first appears as a young girl.
* In ''{{Literature/VALIS}}'', Sophia, a two-year-old girl who ''may'' be the incarnation of divine wisdom.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Wolfram & Hart's conduit to the Senior Partners would sometimes manifest as a sweet little girl
* God took the shape of an elementary-school girl a couple of times in ''JoanOfArcadia''.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Lilith, arch-demon and ''de facto'' ruler of Hell while Satan is imprisoned, seems to prefer possessing little girls. While not God, she's at least as powerful as some small-g gods in the show.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* The Groove Coverage song, "God Is a Girl" is just about that. The music video depicts the members of the music group as traveling show evangelists, convincing people into believing that an 11-year-old girl traveling with them is God.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* It is implied in ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' fluff that the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' {{God}} is a girl. Since the Fallen are pretty much the only still-living beings who have actually seen God at the dawn of time, their word can be trusted.
** Since the vast majority of the Fallen are still ''really, really pissed'' at God, don't put ''too'' much stock in their word.
** God also has an evil sister named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Oblivion]], short for "The Grand Maw of Oblivion." Grand Maw wanted to create her own universe, and saying that she "failed" is not putting it strongly enough. Now she and her "[[EldritchAbomination offspring]]" spend their time gnawing underneath the afterlife until the end of the world.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'': [[spoiler:Player character Mia is a demigod.]]
* Not technically a god, but the Fairy Queen in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' manifests to [[KidHero Link]] in a child-like form. ''[[ToyShip And then hits on him]].''
** [[spoiler:Zelda, the reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' definitely counts.
* Moriya Suwako from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
** And hey, Kanako Yasaka, why not, even though she's not as young-looking. RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo also may qualify. She's not God. But she might as well be.
* Yune from ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' should count.
* Taken to the extreme in ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' series. Humans (and more) live in three gigantic towers that are also massive computers capable of potent magic. The [[PhysicalGod Administrators]] of the towers are all little girls, especially [[ArTonelico2 Frelia]].
** However, they aren't Goddesses in the literal sense of the word due to actually getting their names from three Goddesses that lived millennia prior to them, and the fact that they are considered as such due to keeping the Towers, the last safe haven for life in Ar Ciel, functioning. However, a few of the personae of the Planet Ar Ciel (which are the actual creators and maintainers of said planet and all life on it) do fit the definition.
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'' has [[GodInHumanForm Ambrosia]], who for much of the first game is oblivious that she is God's avatar (she's about 20-30 though). [[spoiler: This creates an odd situation, [[LogicBomb since she was literally sending]] ''[[LogicBomb herself]]'' [[CallToAdventure on a quest]].]] Later on though, she accepts being God fully, and the current version of God gets reincarnated so that Ambrosia can have a life with Nevras [[spoiler: while [[MyOwnGrampa her mother can have a life with God]].]]
* A sort-of inversion: In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', ''Lucifer'' appears as a little blonde girl in white dress, calling herself "[[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]]."
* Ingrid of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series (though she debuted in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution Capcom Fighting Jam]]'') definitely counts. It's implied that she is the creator/true owner of Bison's Psycho Power (and by extension, Rose's Soul Power) and she seems to be {{Immortal}}, with the power to TimeTravel at her leisure. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental materials]] for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' also credits her as the creator of [[ArtifactOfDoom Pandora]], the god-like object that everyone's fighting over.
* Elizabeth from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' effectively ascends to godhood [[spoiler:the moment the [[RestrainingBolt Siphon]] is destroyed. While she is not almighty, since she is forced to operate within the limitations of [[ArcWords constants and variables]], by the end of the game, she can manipulate those variables and thus tweak the entire multiverse in any way she pleases]]. Exemplified by this exchange between her and the cynical, daredevil badass of a PlayerCharacter (which takes place even ''before'' her apotheosis):
-->'''Elizabeth''': Booker, are you afraid of God?\\
'''Booker''': No. But I am afraid of ''you''.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' is the true identity of [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama]], and she takes the form of a young girl, appearing no older than Satoko or Rika.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Webcomic/{{Minus}} isn't really confirmed to be God in the comic - just a girl with limitless unexplained powers.
** But she does create the Afterlife, and is shown to run it whenever she isn't busy having fun.
* An old, discontinued webcomic, ''AcidReflux'', had a little deity girl get her own (used) universe as a present. Her name, of course, was "God". Much humor occurs when she's sucked into said universe, a sort of high fantasy pastiche.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''Roleplay/BitFCity'', the most powerful Randomnian god, creater of a whole dimension, is a 6-year old. She also has the mentality of one.
* [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-239 SCP-239]] from the Wiki/SCPFoundation seems to be a RealityWarper in the form of a young girl.
* In ''Literature/FunnyBusiness'', Jeannette's powers are practically limitless, though she [[AGodIAmNot explicitly denies]] being a god.

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