One last contribution on my part before I post the voting list:
The Champion Of The Gods
He was just a normal boy, who lived in the poor, bad neighborhood of a town of which not even the bricks are left today. An orphan, he had every reason to hate the World and everyone around him.
But he didn't. He helped those in need, shared what little food he had with strangers, even tried to protect the helpless as much as he could. (Some heroes are made, others are born.)
One day, when a thug was about to kill him for ratting him out to the city guards, a bolt of lightning came down from the sky and fried the crook, taking the boy to see a sight few others have ever seen: a total assemblage of ALL gods, Celestial and Terrestrial!
They'd chosen him as the vehicle of their combined power, to combat the Dark Wizard and his Staff of Ultimate Power. Why him? Because (they hoped) he wouldn't be corrupted by the power and turn against them. He agreed (not that he really had a choice.)
When the power was infused into him, it made his body grow, until he was the size of an ogre, and miniature lighting bolts ran all over his skin.
He flew to the Wizard's presence, where he- asked him politely to surrender.
This got him blasted right through a mountain.
Realizing there was no other option but the destruction of his foe, the boy-turned-man flew back, and the clash began.
It lasted three days.
In the end, the Champion won mainly because the Wizard's heart gave out. His last words were, "I should have become a lich..."
As mentioned above, The Champion tried to destroy the staff, but even all the power he had could not break it. Looking at the (now clear) night sky above, he decided it would be the best place to hide it in instead, and hurled it away with all his might.
He then returned to the assembled gods, some of whom feared that they may have just traded one threat for another. But he returned the granted power with no demands. When asked what his reward should be, he merely asked to be sent back home.
He lived the rest of his life in the same town, still poor, the fact he had been the savior of the world unknown to most people there.
...Though he noticed that he never got sick, finding food and shelter wasn't so hard now, and those who wished to harm him succumbed to mysterious accidents.
(It's a good thing to have an entire pantheon covering your back.
edited 4th Jan '12 6:01:52 AM by Sijo