@Raso: Ascended To A Higher Plain Of Existence
is a form of being Put on a Bus
according to that description, though it's frequently misused IMHO, and doesn't necessarily involve deities. As it stands, I really don't understand why these stupid restrictions exist in the descriptions. There's no reason for a Deity of Human Origin
to be the creator of a world, and there's no need for a Deus Ex Homine
to be nonhuman or intentional, since a Man-Made Deity of Human Origin
is entirely possible, and there are conceivable cases of mortals accidentally creating a god (Warhammer 40,000
for example).("You will soon have your god, and you will make it with your own hands."
On a side note, I saw Numidium
indexed on Deity of Human Origin
several times, as well as other Man Made gods that should probably be on Deus Ex Homine
. I'm starting to think that trope is the one that's being misused, and indeed, Deity of Human Origin
does sound like a Man-Made God.
@Godnat: Well, the weird diction of Deus Ex Homine
kinda forbids most of the examples on the page, even when they definitely belong there. I do recall a few cases of Deus Ex Homine
being mistaken for Deity of Human Origin
, and vice-versa. If we don't merge the pages, we definitely should rename both, right now DOHO's name could easily be misinterpreted as "man made god", and not everyone speaks Latin, so Deus Ex Homine
easily could be (and has been) mistaken for "Ascended Mortal." Sine it's not possible to assign a Trope Repair Shop forum to two pages at once, and since I wasn't sure what exactly this problem counted as (we don't have an option for "badly written page" as far as I know), I made the thread the way it is.
edited 4th Apr '12 9:56:59 PM by Archereon
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