[[caption-width-right:350:[[GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand Got the whole multiverse in my hand.]]]]

->''"Everything is what I '''say''' it is! If I decide that granite is squeezably soft, it '''is!''' If I decide that cows have wings, they '''do!''' To put it another way, cows do '''not''' have wings because I don't '''want''' them to! My imagination and reality are virtually '''indistinguishable!''' All existence, except me, might as well be a figment of my imagination! Maybe it '''is!''' I might have just dreamed all this up, including wingless cows! But then, the whole point is that it makes '''no difference!'''"''
-->-- '''The Beyonder''', ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII''

{{Reality Warper}}s are capable of modifying the laws of causality around themselves, but take that to another level wherein there is no limit or range to their reality warp, extending to all of existence itself, and you have the Omnipotent: A character that is all-powerful. Either literally omnipotent, or are simply so powerful that they're virtually omnipotent within the context of the story.

There are several types of omnipotent characters.

* Type 1: Absolute Omnipotence: The character has absolute omnipotence. As in, nothing can challenge them, and they can literally do anything and everything, logic and causality be damned.
* Type 2: True Omnipotence: The character is omnipotent. They can break even logic and causality to achieve anything, but there are others who can do this as well (sometimes they're TheAntiGod). What happens if they go against each other can be a massive MindScrew.
* Type 3: Nigh-Omnipotence/Virtual Omnipotence: The character can do just about anything that's logically possible (i.e. virtual omnipotence), or at least appear to, thus making sure MagicAIsMagicA in the process. This type of omnipotence is also more frequent than the above type to have multiple characters that operate at this level. The term nigh-omnipotent is often thrown about at this level.
* Type 4: Specialized Omnipotence: The character is omnipotent within a field or concept. Specialized omnipotence, if you will. {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s are almost guaranteed to display this with the concept they embody.
* Type 5: Almightiness: The character is "merely" an almighty being, whose power is far beyond any other in the setting. For practical purposes though, they're basically omnipotent.

The most powerful {{Reality Warper}}s, {{Cosmic Entit|y}}ies, and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s tend to exhibit this, as does your typical GenieInABottle. Combine this with a strong Ego, and you get AGodAmI (which may or not be completely true). Combine it with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies, and you may have a GreatGazoo, or worse, a MadGod.

Because of their powers, omnipotent characters usually have CompleteImmortality. NighInvulnerability in contrast is a step lower than this.

Compare TheOmniscient and TheOmnipresent, who often, but not always, overlap with this trope. If they don't actually do anything, they're an AllPowerfulBystander.

%%If you have time, please take time to put examples in alphabetical order. This page Administrivia/HowToAlphabetizeThings should help you with that.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[spoiler:Ronnie Schiatto]] of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', the resident HumanoidAbomination, is virtually omnipotent. Of course, [[AllPowerfulBystander rather than actually using his phenomenal cosmic powers for anything especially useful]], he just employs omnipotence for [[MundaneUtility inconsequential things]] like scaring small children or saving himself a long train ride.
-->"Do you want me to die of boredom?"
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', what that can be called "God" in this world, [[spoiler:the Idea of Evil]], has specialized omnipotence. To elaborate, [[spoiler:the Idea of Evil is created from the [[TheHeartless Collective Unconscious]], as an answer to humanity's near-universal mindset of "every suffering has a reason". In actual truth, ''suffering has no reason'', and so the Collective Unconscious give birth to the Idea of Evil to [[GodIsEvil be the reason for everyone's suffering]]. Within this context, the Idea can do whatever it wants so long as it fulfills humanity's collective desire.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Yhwach has become this with his true power awakened with his own Schrift known as "A" of "The Almighty" who can analyze the abilities before countering them by picking a possible future to make it happen and then [[spoiler:absorbing the Soul King after making Ichigo kill him against his will!]] You know you are this when [[spoiler:you can break Ichigo's Bankai in two before he can even use it because there was a possible future that it can happen!]]
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', any supreme deities in [[AllMythsAreTrue mythologies and religions]] are potrayed as virtually omnipotent here, and there are beings "even closer to omnipotence than them". [[AbstractApotheosis La Persona Superiore la Dio]] and the [[EldritchAbomination Invisible Thing]] are examples.
** Othinus is virtually omnipotent, but has a weakness that her powers only work 50% of the time. [[spoiler:Once she overcomes this, she becomes able to create, destroy, and rewrite entire universes on a whim. Her only limitations are: 1) She cannot ''directly'' affect [[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]] (she is more than capable of indirectly affecting it though, such as by sending Touma away to a universe and torture him there). 2) Contrary to her claims that she's far above humans, she still has a human-like mind. She almost collapses from mental fatigue at one point, and she cannot reverse her changes to the universe if ''she has forgotten what changes she caused''. Though she was able to change the universe back to normal with the help of Imagine Breaker.]]
** The [[spoiler:[[PowersThatBe True GREMLIN]]]] group consists of entities that are all even closer to omnipotence, even more so than Othinus. [[spoiler:However, they are all [[OutGambitted out-gambitted]] by Aleister Crowley, which is also virtually omnipotent himself, and all of them are cast down to Earth. They are then mostly eliminated by [[KillTheGod characters specifically designed to combat them]], Kihara Noukan and Kakeru Kamisato]].
* Sai Akuto from ''Anime/DemonKingDaimao'' can rewrite reality as easily as an author rewriting his story.
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has Super Shenron, who can grant ''any'' wish with no limitations, and [[TopGod Zen'O]], who cannot be harmed by anything, can wipe out the entire multiverse on a whim, and kill someone who has been given CompleteImmortality by Super Shenron (granted, the "someone" in question negated the "Complete" part by [[spoiler:paradoxically [[FusionDance Fusing]] with a non-immortal]] beforehand).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Truth]] blurs the line between nigh-omnipotence and specialized omnipotence. In one hand, he repeatedly says that he is the personification of ''everything'' ("I am the world. I am the universe. I am God. I am me. And I am YOU.") On the other hand, this can be interpreted as personification of truth: ("This world consists of truth, and that is I.") Either way, power-wise he qualifies.
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Deus is nigh-omnipotent. His only limitations are being unable to resurrect souls ([[TimeTravel directly]]) and the fact that he is dying and his place must be replaced periodically by a new candidate he chooses.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is absolutely omnipotent, unbeknownst to herself. And considering [[{{Jerkass}} her behaviour]], it's probably better for the SOS Brigade to keep all paranormal stuff away from her in secret, [[AGodAmI le]][[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ st]][[GodIsEvil ..]]
** It turns out that her omnipotence can actually be [[spoiler:given to other people, when she gives it to Yuki]].
* ''Anime/HareGuu'' - why, Chet and Addie. (Not really.)
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Ajimu Najimi is functionally omnipotent, in that she can do anything including changing the laws of reality, but feels bound by the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality which prevents her from ever winning against a "main character".
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'': [[spoiler:While the [[MessianicArchetype titular character]] in the previous timelines was likely somewhere on the spectrum, sacrificing herself to protect all magical girls from inevitable causal mutation into {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Homura proves herself to be even closer to omnipotence than Madoka, by destroying the entire system, creating a whole new universe and imprisoning Madoka herself.]]
* [[spoiler:The titular character]] ([[MindScrew probably]]), in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* [[BigBad Hao Asakura]] is already far beyond any other character in ''Manga/ShamanKing'' before the heroes even meet him. His control over reincarnation, connection to the Spirit of Fire, and centuries of experience mean he's unbeatable from the get-go, with the next-best shamans being as nothing in comparison to his power. In a setting where resurrecting a dead person is possible (if draining) for the very powerful, Hao can perform mass resurrections after single-handedly defeating a human navy supplemented by powerful shamans. The plan to defeat Hao is to let him win the tournament and gang up on him with the five OlympusMons elemental spirits while he can't fight back, but the heroes admit even this is fairly unlikely to work. [[spoiler:When Hao awakens as Shaman King, he's virtually omnipotent and kills the entire cast with a thought as he prepares to reshape the world to better please himself; fortunately, Yoh expected something like this would happen when he realized even if they ''were'' strong enough to win, the heroes would never be able to end the threat Hao presents with violence. Instead, the entire cast appears within Hao's mind and manage to avert the extinction of ordinary humans by reasoning with Hao instead of trying to overpower him.]]
* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', The Choushin [[spoiler:and Misaki]] are all omnipotent, being massively larger than all of existence combined, beyond all forms of scientific definition and logic, and completely metaphysical beings who transcend the very concept of dimensional reality itself. [[spoiler:Then, there's an example that's ''literally'' EvenMoreOmnipotent, in the form of Tenchi's inner power as the Supreme Being, which is commonly, but [[BeamMeUpScotty erroneously]], referred to as "Kami Tenchi". It is as omnipotent compared to the Choushin as they are to other beings, a being immeasurably beyond their perception, to whom they are completely insignificant]].
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': The Anti-Spirals is not ''quite'' absolutely omnipotent, but it comes close. They can manipulate probability, create Big Bangs, and create and destroy universes by themselves. Entire galaxies and super-galaxies are mere tools in its hands ([[NotHyperbole literally]]).
** [[spoiler:Simon, after unlocking his full Spiral Power potential]] is implied to be omnipotent. He is compared to a God at the end of the series.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', [[spoiler:anybody who can gain access to the [[AkashicRecords Numeron Code]] can rewrite all of reality according to their will. Its only limitations are being unable to affect other users of the Numeron Code.]]

* The titular character from {{ComicBook/Enigma}} is what happens if God was gay, morally ambiguous, and ate lizards. It's kind of a weird comic that way.
* The Beyonder from ''Marvel Superheroes ComicBook/SecretWars'' and ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII'' [[UnreliableExpositor believes this]] because as he living embodiment of a universe, he can do many things. He was later retconned into something less impressive, but until then he was nearly omnipotent.
* In Marvel, a supposed characteristic of the One-Above-All, who is also hinted to be ''the'' capital-G {{God}}. The most powerful entity stated that appears, the Living Tribunal, seems like this compared to the protagonists but it can't act without all three of its heads in agreement. [[AchillesInHisTent So it usually does nothing.]]
* The ComicBook/FantasticFour met the One-Above-All once. Fittingly, he was Creator/JackKirby, and mentioned that he had a collaborator. [[Creator/StanLee 'nuff said.]]
** The DC Presence is, or was, occasionally referred to as The One Above All by some, including The Spectre. This was a probably deliberate hint that the Marvel and DC God are actually the same being. In other words, He is the most powerful comic book character ''period''. Assuming He isn't simply code for "the writers".
** Also, The Presence is the same being as The Source from the ComicBook/NewGods ([[DependingOnTheWriter probably]]), as both are aspects of the same all-powerful being. Other aspects exist (eg. The Voice), but they are mentioned far less often.
* Man of Miracles or M.O.M. for short in the Image Universe, or at least in Spawn, s/he is also Kali and [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]], and God of the [[Literature/TheBible Old Testament]] is just his/hers son.
* Mr. Mxyzptlk is a ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' villain from the 5th dimension whose abilities makes him a RealityWarper in the 3rd dimension. Fortunately, he's more interested in messing with Superman and playing tricks than doing anything really malicious.
** That said, at least once he did something so utterly imbecilic he was "sorry on a biblical scale" - trying to rope SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker into the fun, ''[[MassOhCrap he got scammed out of 99.99% of his power]]''.
* A pair of supposed omnipotent entities in the MarvelUniverse once got into a debate over this when they ran into the the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Celestials]]. One of them didn't understand why the other was so intimidated by the Celestials because they were both omnipotent and nothing should be able to threaten them; the other told her that yes, they were omnipotent, but there are "levels of omnipotence" and the Celestials are on a much higher level than either of them. This was stated as fact in the ''ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse''. See SuperWeight for details.
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'s'' [[PhysicalGod Dr. Manhattan]] was once a human being until he got zapped by some AppliedPhlebotinum that turned him into a full-blown RealityWarper in a setting otherwise filled with {{Badass Normal}}s at best. Though his personal omniscience didn't really make him ''feel'' all-powerful.

[[folder:Fan Works]]

* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries''
** [[TopGod the Elders]] are this trope. Entropy erasing her husband Havoc from existence then him ''willing himself back into it'' is a common occurrence. The Windigos were ''drops of Entropy's blood'' and the Fires of Friendship that destroyed them was a mere fraction of Fauna Luster's might called down by the founders. Entropy will ''eat the universe'' when it dies of Heat Death one day. To put this in perspective: [[RealityWarper Discord]] is ''scared to death'' of actually having to face his father and will ''not'' break his word if he swore on Entropy's name because he's that scared of clopping her off. This, however, is also the reason they don't interfere directly [[GodzillaThreshold unless absolutely needed]]: their power is so enormous ''one'' of them truly entering the universe would destroy it from their mere arrival. An Avatar of Havoc's strong enough to kill Discord would destroy Equestria's ''entire east coast'' just by manifesting. So they prefer to help indirectly.
** [[spoiler:Applebloom briefly becomes this at the end of the Rumors Arc when she's undoing [[RewritingReality Discord and company's endgame]]. Due to fixing the ''universe itself'', she's so powerful she can alter history however she pleases, create alternate universes to give things that don't belong but don't deserve to be erased a place to go, and even ''Discord'' is powerless to do anything about it. She mainly uses this to undo all the damage Discord's plan did and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in multiple places (as well as give the mane six some recognition for their heroism). According to WordOfGod, during this time Applebloom was the most powerful Titan (a mortal with godly might but not the position or responsibilities of a god) that has ever or ''will ever'' exist.]]


* The evil Djinn in ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' is about as close to this as would be possible while [[{{Conflict}} keeping the story entertaining]], as he claims that his wishes are bound only by the imagination of the person making the wish. The very few things he can't do is to mess with the very basis of reality, such as killing or unmaking himself ({{God}} made his kind immortal when He created the universe), and undoing evil itself ([[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil as evil is necessary for there to be good]]). Every other wish pertaining to him personally is also bound by the ancient prophecy of the three wishes [[HellOnEarth unleashing the Djinn hordes upon the Earth]], so he can only grant wishes involving himself that don't [[LogicBomb undo his ability to grant them]].
** However, wishing events from days ago had gone differently, preventing his initial release from whatever prison he was in and thus negating any previous wishes, is fully on the table.
* God in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' seems to be this. He then makes Bruce omnipotent too, aside from not being able to affect free will. There doesn't seem to be anything he can't do. However, it never occurs to Bruce to give himself omniscience, so he struggles more than you'd expect an all-powerful being to.
%%* Neil in ''Film/AbsolutelyAnything''.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Dormammu]] was the closest to this before ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' as he can [[OmnicidalManiac send entire multiverses into calamity]], and can do some serious RealityWarping. The only reason why he is only near-omnipotent is because he's limited to his own dimension.
** [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Thanos]] upon having all 6 infinity gems, [[spoiler:can blow up planets with ease, teleport and move space, reality warp, and skip time. There's virtually no limits to his power as he can destroy half of the universe with his BadassFingersnap. The only thing that seems to halt him is Stormbreaker, an axe cast from the same forge as the Infinity Gauntlet [[KryptoniteFactor and specifically forged to be anti-Thanos]].]]

* In ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', the Outer Gods are a group of all-powerful, all-knowing {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that exist outside of reality. Azathoth in particular, is the center of all infinity, the formless, mindless, yet sentient being of unlimited power, from which all Outer Gods are born from, and ''worship''.
* Tomas and Pug by the later books in Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle''.
* The Ellimist and Crayak from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' both have unlimited power, and regularly cause the creation or destruction of species. While they agreed to no ''direct'' interference as part of their "game," neither of them fit the AllPowerfulBystander trope - they both are skilled enough at manipulation to still cause massive changes in the history of the galaxy.
** A difference in these two from most of the rest of the list: they both used to be mortal. They became omnipotent through a combination of being in real space, death, [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Zero space]], and within a black hole.
* Anthony Fremont of the short story ''Literature/ItsAGoodLife''.
* Happens at the very end of ''Brain Jack'' by Brian Falkner. Sam ends up merging with the [[AIIsACrapshoot A.I.]] Ursula and gaining the ability to control everything and know almost everything as well, because in this future, EverythingIsOnline.
* The ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' have the "specialized omnipotence" variety: When they assert themselves in their particular domain, no one has the power to oppose them, not even another Incarnation.
* The White Queen from ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', who can destroy the entire universe on a whim. She was originally "just" the strongest being in the universe, able to defeat any opponent. After [[spoiler:defeating the other Unexplored-Class Materials (the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Personifications]] of the laws of the universe, they submitted to her]], resulting in her current state. However, there is one thing she absolutely cannot do: [[spoiler:making the main character Kyousuke love her again. In the past, she murdered an enormous number of people (including Kyousuke's adoptive family), for which he has never forgiven her. She could easily mind control him into becoming her toy, but then he wouldn't be himself any longer]].
* Obie from ''Creator/JackChalker'''s ''Literature/WellWorld'', is a sentient computer which discovers that all of reality is simply a set of equations, which he can manipulate. In his introduction, he causes one human character to have a tail. When the scientists who created Obie ask whether it worked, Obie explains that it was simpler to make it so the character had always had a tail, such that the scientists themselves were unaware that anything had occurred. Obie is a Type 2, since the master computer in the Well World has the same capabilities.
* Almost all but the weakest characters in ''Literature/{{Suggsverse}}'' are beyond absolute Omnipotence.
* Subverted in the ''Literature/JessicaChrist'' series. Everyone expects {{God}} to be this trope, but he's clearly not and in fact insists that He never claimed to be - what He said was that He was "powerful and all that," but the scribes who wrote the Bible misquoted Him. At one point, Jessica asks him if He could create a boulder too heavy for Him to lift, and He drifts off into thought of how He might do that, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint apparently under the impression that it was some sort of theoretical engineering challenge.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Time Lords of ''Series/DoctorWho'' possess impossibly advanced technologies that render Space-Time itself their casual plaything. They are also shown as to be capable of, in a desperate attempt to defeat the Daleks, causing Existence Itself to self-destruct, called the Ultimate Sanction.
* Q of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' hails from a race of omnipotent beings known as... well, [[OneLetterName the Q]]. Subverted in that in an episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', another Q insists that they are merely ''very'' SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, just as Starfleet would appear to an Iron Age society.
** Nobody in Starfleet possesses CompleteImmortality, apparent [[TheOmniscient omniscience]], or the ability to [[RealityWarper warp reality]] with a click of their fingers, so that's being a little overly modest. Unlike Starfleet, whose powers are dependent almost solely on technology, the Q's powers are inherent to themselves. The only known limit to their powers is the rest of the Continuum, who can collectively impose punishments like removing their powers (though they still know almost everything), imprison them or make them mortal. That and a PatrickStewartSpeech.
** Also the Douwd, a being who casually exterminated an entire race in an instant in a moment of anger. Probably a type 2 or 3. While he can transmute matter and simulate life, he does not appear to be able to control space or time. Thus he could neither simply send the Husnock attackers someplace else, nor truly resurrect his wife, the other colonists or the Husnock after they were dead.
** The EU novels have 0, a former friend of Q who is arguably more powerful than Q, but in the past was crippled to not be able to travel in time or faster than the speed of light.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** [[spoiler:Castiel]] became a Type 5 at the end of Season 6 after absorbing the souls of all the monsters in Purgatory. He blew [[spoiler:the ArchangelRaphael]] to smithereens with the snap of his fingers and broke chains strong enough to bind [[TheAntiGod Death]] himself. However, he couldn't control his own power.
** {{God}} is around a Type 2. He is the creator of everything [[spoiler:except the Darkness]], and [[TheGrimReaper Death]] claims that even during his own aforementioned bout of omnipotence [[spoiler:Castiel]] was nowhere near the real God. However, Death is capable of killing him, and even he couldn't [[spoiler:beat the Darkness]] on his own. With the S10 finale, he might not be able to [[spoiler:kill the Mark of Cain's bearer]], which would bring him closer to a Type 5.
** [[TheGrimReaper Death]] is another Type 5. He's powerful enough to kill {{God}} himself, the reason he [[spoiler:gives the Winchesters his ring]] in Season 5 is because he can't bear to be bound by someone as far beneath him as Lucifer (yes, ''[[{{Satan}} that]]'' Lucifer), and he was able to break into and out of and retrieve a soul from the Cage in a few minutes, something that both Crowley, the King of Hell, and Castiel, a Seraph of the Lord, deemed impossible. However, he can be bound by ordinary humans, and his own scythe may be capable of killing him. The S10 finale reveals even he can't [[spoiler:kill the bearer of the Mark of Cain]].
** Given that even {{God}} couldn't beat it on his own, [[spoiler:The Darkness]] can be presumed to be this, though what type is as yet unknown.
** Jesse Turner, TheAntichrist, is a Type 4. He can kill Archangels with a single word, but his powers only effect things within a certain radius of him.
* Ultraman King from the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' is referred to as being almighty. So far there's been no limit to his power, with resurrecting someone who's been cut to pieces and [[CurbstompBattle curbstomping and making a moon around Belial]] being a cake walk to him. For reference, Belial is capable of curbstomping an entire army of Ultras by himself and only two normal Ultras are capable of fighting him one on one. Ultraman King only needs three moves to beat him, one of which was telekinetically throwing him into space. If that's not enough, in ''Series/UltramanGeed'', ''he recreates the entire universe''.


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'': type 4. Nobles can do virtually ''anything'' within the confines of their Estate, especially if they invested heavily in Domain and Persona, which govern (respectively) your control over the raw material of your Estate, and your control over the little "[Estate]ness" dial on everything else in the world.

[[folder:Mythology, Religion, and Folklore]]
* {{God}} is often attributed Omnipotence in monotheistic religions, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipotence_paradox#Types_of_omnipotence but there's debate on what type]]. (There's also a different and slightly less technical analysis of the options on the [[Analysis/TheOmnipotent Analysis page here]].)
** The position that {{God}} can do anything that is ''logically'' possible (while still possessing absolute supernatural power), but cannot do things that are mutually exclusive, like making a stone so big even He can't lift it, is generally the position taken by some Christian theologians and philosophers such as St Augustine or St Thomas Aquinas- God can do anything, except that which makes God "not God", so He cannot do something that removes or defies His omnipotence, including simply making himself not omnipotent (since one paradox is that an omnipotent being can make himself powerless, but still be omnipotent, since he ''is'' omnipotent- these philosophers say that He can't, thus removing the paradox). For Augustine, this is because God is perfectly rational, and is also perfect, and being perfect would not act contrary to His nature, which is to be rational, and since such paradoxes are irrational He can't do them. In other words, the question is regarded as fallacious and nonsensical, and just a trick of word play.
** On the flip side, ''other'' Christian philosophers like Rene Descartes say that God ''can'' do absolutely anything, reasoning that He existed ''a priori'' to logic and is the one who tells logic what it is. The only reason such paradoxes exist is because logic acts a certain way from a human perspective, but the level of God is one humans cannot comprehend and what are apparent logical paradoxes to us are not so to God. This is called Absolute Omnipotence. By this thinking, God ''could'' (to use the above example) create a stone so large not even He could lift it. And then lift it anyway.
* [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Genies]]. Most mythologies/folk tales about them indicate the only restriction is that they are bound to their lamp/jar/whatever, and must obey the one who frees them (and this gets subverted sometimes). Some works add rules for plot convenience like Aladdin, but generally a genie = Phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty living space.
** In folk tales and other fiction, they seem to be omnipotent. In mythology, however, they're supposed to be able to do many things humans can't, but also unable to do many things humans can, and often aren't bound to lamps or anything else.
* Averted by most Polytheistic pantheons, since even the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Gods]] are subject to [[YouCantFightFate fate]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' plays around with this: [[spoiler:Chakravartin is referred to as the Omnipotent Ruler of Gaea. And really, he is very close to his title. However, he's eventually defeated by Asura.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', [[spoiler: by the end of the game, Elizabeth becomes essentially the Omnipotent of that universe; she is able to "see behind all the doors", meaning she has the ability to know anything in any dimension or timeline. She is also able to open portals to any dimension or timeline, and it's implied that she becomes immortal and frozen in time, like the Lutece twins (this is NOT confirmed, though, it's only a speculation.)]]
* In ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', anyone connected to [=BlazBlue=] Embryo, a Phenomena formed by a huge amount of [[{{Mana}} seithr]], can use the Embryo's nigh-omnipotent power to warp reality. Examples include the Master Unit Amaterasu, Takamagahara, and [[spoiler:Izanami by the end of ''Chronophantasma'']].
** In ''Central Fiction'' it's revealed that while the Amaterasu Unit can interfere with any and all phenomena, essentially allowing it to choose which possibility happens by Observing it, the trope is still mildly downplayed as the Master Unit is limited by possibility. Unfortunately, that just so happens to be the problem: The Amaterasu Unit cannot prevent the villains' EvilPlan because the possibility of them not being at it doesn't exist; they'll be working at accomplishing their nefarious goals no matter which timeline the Master Unit acknowledges and best case scenario it can only mitigate the harm they cause. Even the GroundhogDayLoop itself is ultimately revealed to be caused by the Master Unit desperately trying to give itself a "Happily Ever After", which is also not an existing possibility.
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Arceus is basically God, being the creator of absolutely everything in Pokemon universe.
* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' protagonist Maxwell has a notebook that grants him the power to create practically everything conceivable to the human mind aside from things that are inappropriate (which as of Unlimited can be circumvented through object creation), including adding the adjective "Unbeatable" to himself which prevents him from receiving harm, even by Death's instant kill ability.
* In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', the Great Will (what God is called here), plays with the trope. In most games, he is nigh-omnipotent god. However, this doesn't prevent him from being defeated by the player. In some games, such as ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' and ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', Great Will averts this trope entirely.
** Also, Lucifer, while in most games he is a mere FallenAngel nowhere as powerful as Great Will, in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' he becomes TheAntiGod, capable of matching Great Will in almost every aspect [[spoiler:and with our help, possibly win against him]].
** In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', Polaris [[spoiler:or anybody who becomes the Administrator of [[AkashicRecords Akasha]], for that matter]], as well as Canopus in the UpdatedRerelease, is basically Great Will's Expy.
** In ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', Great Will is replaced by Brahman.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, the various [[TheHeartless beings coming from the Collective Unconscious]], being [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personifications]] of various aspects of humanity, all have specialized omnipotence.

[[folder:Visual Novel]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' has more than a few examples, especially in the prequel novel. None is absolutely omnipotent, but a few come ''dangerously'' close. [[GreaterScopeVillain Azathoth]] is only not absolute because of the fact that he can be (and is currently) sealed, and even then he still generates countless universes that make up the multiverse. [[BigBad Nyarlathotep]], being the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment of the will]] of [[EldritchAbomination Outer Gods]] (including Azathoth), is only marginally less powerful than Azathoth, capable of ret-conning ''two'' nigh-omnipotent beings (that a while ago was fighting each other, an eternal stalemate that slowly consumes the multiverse), out of existence. Demonbane itself, at least in its War God and Elder God forms, comes very close to the definition, doing such things as [[spoiler:summoning versions of itself from universes that don't exist, and even, in some interpretations, ''creating itself'' through an extremely complex StableTimeLoop]]. However, it is incapable of killing Azathoth or Yog-Sothoth, and though it is said to have defeated Nyarlathotep literally billions of times across the multiverse, it seems unable to kill Nyarlathotep either, thus making it not truly omnipotent.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'', introduced in ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Ryougi Shiki's third personality ''was'' thought to be this, and has nigh-omnipotence at least. However, WordOfGod later states otherwise.
** Also, subverted by the Holy Grail in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and its prequel ''LightNovel/FateZero''. It appears to be an omnipotent, wish-granting device, but in reality it just materializes the form of the wish from the wisher's soul. So, it can't grant wishes that the wisher themselves do not understand, as [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] learned the hard way.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has [[AuthorAvatar Featherine Augustus]] [[RewritingReality Aurora]], who is perfectly capable of pausing the ''plot'' of the visual novel she's in, when she wants a scene to play out a different way.
** Some of the Witches, particularly Lambdadelta, Bernkastel, and [[spoiler:Ange-Beatrice]] are so powerful that the only reasons why they are not absolutely omnipotent is because of Featherine and each other.

* ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' is about a seemingly omnipotent child, who mostly uses her power as a toy.
* All of the Author characters in ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' have god like powers. Seeing as how The Author is the creator of the comic universe he '''IS''' a god there. The Helmeted Author is apparently an Author of a different universe and the Shadowy Author claims to be one at first and [[spoiler:ultimately turns out to be a future version of the actual Author]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the First Guardians are ''stated'' to be omnipotent, and can also be nearly omniscient as well depending on what they were made with, but there are beings far more powerful than them in existence (such as [[EldritchAbomination Lord English]] and [[AuthorAvatar Andrew Hussie]].)
* Sarda the Sage from ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': A certain AI named [[spoiler: Petey]] (who was already insanely smart, and already controlled a huge fleet of warships) manages to take over a power generator ''made out of the Galactic Core''! [[spoiler: Except for the Pa'anuri,]] there is practically no one who can fight him... or even [[CurbStompBattle last three minutes]] against his moderate dislike.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Hermann Fegelein in ''WebVideo/HitlerRants Parodies'' can dismantle all logic and causality itself just for the sake of tormenting UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* One of the terms coined by the Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom forums is "ROB," or Random Omnipotent Being. A ROB is used to justify ridiculous scenarios, or create events for people to talk about. A ROB is usually used as a Deus Ex Machina for a random event to set the plot moving in a quest.
** On the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom forums, the same role is filled by the term AlienSpaceBats (though this meaning is usually in the singular).
* In ''Literature/FunnyBusiness'', Jeannette has no limits on her power. Lewis takes advantage of this to solve the omnipotence paradox.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one of the shorts of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Treehouse of Horror (the theme being dreams resulting from overconsumption of candy), Bart is an omnipotent boy who freely changes things about him for his own amusement, the whole episode being an homage to a Twilight Zone [[Literature/ItsAGoodLife episode]]. After turning Homer into a jack-in-the-box, the family take Bart to a psychologist and helps Bart and Homer bond, resulting in Bart waking up from the dream.
* Amazo after his/its return in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' has [[PowerCopying learned or copied]] the superpowers of every entity in the universe. The only power he lacks is [[spoiler:imagination to find a purpose for all his powers]]. That's why he is coming after ComicBook/LexLuthor, his surrogate father-figure, next. However, Chaos Magic is something he cannot deal with, as it can absorb his attacks -- he left the Earth in fear when he found this out, to figure out a way to counter it... and as far as we know, he is still doing just that dozens of episodes later by the time of the GrandFinale. A little embarrassing really, since the League solved the problem themselves a few minutes after he left.
* During the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', [[spoiler:Rex himself becomes one after taking control of the Meta-Nanites. While doing so, he was capable of controlling every nanite in the world, machines in general, the [[PlayingWithFire ele]][[AnIcePerson ments]], [[GravityMaster gravity]] and [[TimeMaster time]]-[[SpaceMaster space]]. He ultimately used his powers to start a WorldHealingWave that presumably cured every E.V.O]]. [[AGodIAmNot It was only temporary though]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016'' episode, ''Xingo,'' Ben accidentally [[RefugeeFromTVLand brings the titular character into his reality]] when he goes Upgrade to fix the TV and lightning strikes the satellite dish. Xingo, despite no longer being in his own reality, still operates ''entirely'' on [[ToonPhysics cartoon logic]]. He's [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]], capable of seemingly unlimited [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], can [[RealityWarper materialize any object out of thin air]], and is at the very least Type Two omnipotent. He's also completely incapable of distinguishing between what is harmless fun and actually ''harmful'' outside of his normal cartoon reality.