Video Game Deus Ex Discussion

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12:27:00 PM Jan 2nd 2013
edited by Xtifr
The page had the trope Deus Ex Homine (now merged with Deity of Human Origin), but it's not really clear if the trope applies. Unlike Deus Est Machina (which is still on the page), Deity of Human Origin requires that the creation/ascension be an actual God (in whatever sense might be appropriate to the work). Beings that are merely like a God do not qualify. (That's A God Am I.) Since I'm not familiar with the work, I can't tell if the following example should be there or not. If not, it should probably be added as A God Am I.

  • Deity of Human Origin: In one of the endings of both games, when Helios merges with JC Denton. The Voltaire quote, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him" is even used.

(This is part of the cleanup effort for the merged trope.)