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angelthread1w9
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07:48:06 PM Jul 8th 2014
Is it possible to have a character who simply wants to be a god instead of believing they actually are one?

Like, someone who wants to Take Over the World, but wishing to be a god while doing it without being all that delusional...

I don't know. :( Is there a trope for that?

I mean, something like a Galactic Conqueror would probably represent an actual god, supervillain, alien or whatever so that wouldn't demonstrate my point either...
SeptimusHeap
01:10:49 AM Jul 9th 2014
Seems like it still would fit into A God Am I, which is really about self-proclaiming as one.
MithrandirOlorin
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07:03:19 PM Sep 4th 2012
Batman Forever is the only place I recall seeing this exact wording. I don't know which translation the Page Quote is using here, the KJV just says "I am a God"
ading
04:12:34 PM Oct 31st 2012
Big difference.
fljared
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10:27:23 PM Sep 3rd 2011
This is not an example:

  • Max Keeble's Big Move: This is slightly played with in regards to Principal Jindrake: When the Janitor, in retribution for Jindrake embezzling funds, locked him in the janitorial closet, Jindrake exclaims "sacrilege!" as soon as he discovers what happened. (Sacrilege refers to desecrating things referred to as being sacred or belonging to God or a deity, so Jindrake's use of the word makes this trope necessary.)

...Because "Sacrilege" is sometimes used to say infringement or desecration of non-holy objects that are simply very important. Whether or not it should mean this is irrelevant.
Camacan
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07:04:22 PM May 6th 2011
This isn't in the work, so probably not an example worth citing. It's also possible to declare yourself a god while kicking down a sandcastle.

nrjxll
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09:30:43 PM Jan 11th 2011
Given the usual moral disposition of these characters, should this go on the Villains index?
GrieverVIII
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12:53:00 PM Oct 12th 2010
The caption is hilarious but also, a bit unsettling. I can imagine Light as some Galacticus looking guy devouring planets. Anyways it's funny, i like it.
200.69.194.105
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11:37:37 AM Sep 15th 2010
Would it be fitting to add Roger Zelazny's "Lord of Light" to the Literature Section? He impersonates Buddah, sides with Yama and proceds to wage war with Brahma, Vishnu and a hundred more deities - All of them Impersonated..
Valentine
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07:01:24 AM Jul 31st 2010
Hm.. A bunch of unfitting redirects were added to this by masterchief, a troper who seems to be adding them to lots of other tropes as well, and who has a history of edit wars and minor vandalism. I cutlisted them, but the cut was rejected without a reason given. Any opinions on these redirects to see if I should try cutlisting them again?
SomeGuy
01:17:51 PM Jul 31st 2010
Some things I'd have mentioned-

  • None of these redirects are actually doing anything (between the three of them zero are actually being used as a Wiki Word anywhere)
  • No one asked for these redirects, or even discussed adding them.
  • Because they appear at the top of A God Am I proper, they're an automatic eyecatch even though they're technically worthless.
  • The phrase "delusions of grandeur" doesn't have to do with literally superhuman people, which is what the trope is about.

...With that many complaints, you could probably at least get an explanation why your Cuts were rejected. Don't go the Ad Hominem route on the Cut List- focus on what's technically incorrect on the pages. Don't attack the credibility of whoever created them, regardless of their dubious reputation.
Montblanc
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10:54:10 PM May 30th 2010
Whoever put back the picture of Light, thank you. That caption never fails to make me giggle like a little girl.
upupandaway42
06:26:53 PM Jul 10th 2010
I don't know... I'm getting kind of fed up with almost every trope having a page picture taken from Anime, wheather or not the picture actually fits the trope.
LeChuck4
04:56:30 PM Jul 15th 2010
edited by LeChuck4
I agree with upupandaway42. I dont think the image is fitting enough. Of course, if you watched Death Note, you understand the picture. But if you didn't, it's just some handsome boy standing there with a black orb that vaguely resembles earth in his hand. I mean, seriously, he seems to offer me a magic Brownie or something rather than actually looking like a megalomanical lunatic.

TL;DR: Even if the trope fits Light perfectly, the picture doesn't fit the Trope.
asdf123
09:28:13 AM Feb 12th 2011
Jzadek
09:12:15 AM Jun 20th 2011
Also agreed. This shows me nothing that says that he's a god or not. He's just a kid with glowing eyes.
Stoogebie
01:32:38 PM Apr 17th 2012
edited by Stoogebie
The page pic for Death Note's main page would seem to fit more for the page image here. You know, that particular cover art of him standing with arms outstretched, being especially subtle.
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