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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In "Josh", Captain Marquez believes that Josh Butler is {{God}}. Josh's amazing abilities support this.


* [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui]], who was worshiped as (and had the powers of) a god, then became a "normal" with some abnormal powers, [[ItsALongStory then temporarily returned to a god status]], after he's done [[spoiler: re-uniting the shattered parts of Spherus Magna and fulfilling his destiny, left his friends and people in a Self-Denouncer fashion, claiming he would never want to fail them again, so they'd best stop worshiping him and form a new society on their own. His ignorance is what caused a lot of suffering for them in the first place, you see, but still, he kept them alive... now, he doesn't ignore them any longer, but above that, he's barely of any help in his SoulJar of a mask.]]

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* [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui]], who Nui]] fits multiple categories during his tenure as the Great Spirit of the Matoran (who wasn't explicitly worshiped, but was worshiped as (and revered and had the powers of) of a god, then god.) It's actually a large part of his CharacterDevelopment over the course of the series.
** Initially, he was a combination of The Shepherd and The Apathetic, wishing the best for his people but largely ignoring their existence.
** When he was [[GrandTheftMe hijacked from his position]] by [[BigBad Makuta]] he firmly
became a "normal" with some abnormal powers, [[ItsALongStory then temporarily returned mixture of The Shepherd and The Savior as he sought to find a god status]], after he's way to free the Matoran. In the process, he helps restore hope to the inhabitants of Bara Magna and reforms their society.
** After all was said and
done [[spoiler: (read: re-uniting the shattered parts of Spherus Magna and fulfilling his destiny, left destiny), he then 'left' his friends and people in a Self-Denouncer fashion, claiming he would never want fashion. Citing his apathetic nature to fail them again, so earlier, he recognized that since then, they'd best stop worshiping him and form a new society on mostly grown into their own. His ignorance own as a self-determining civilization that no longer needed him. This is what caused a lot of suffering for them in especially the first place, you see, but still, he kept them alive... now, case since the thing that enabled his godlike abilities--a HumongousMecha that everyone else lived in--was destroyed. So even if he doesn't ignore them any longer, but above that, he's barely of any he can't actually help them beyond using the powers of [[SoulJar the Mask of Life]]. Still, in true Shepherd fashion, he promises to answer them if they should ever require his SoulJar of a mask.aid.]]


* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': While living among humans, and even a bit among his own kind, Thor is a Prince (possibly because he literally is one), but becomes a Savior later. Loki is even more twisted, taking delight in killing humans purely because Thor has sworn to protect them, like a bratty kid breaking his son's treasured toys.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': While living among humans, and even a bit among his own kind, Thor is a Prince (possibly because he literally is one), but becomes a Savior later. Loki is even more twisted, taking delight in killing humans purely because Thor has sworn to protect them, like a bratty kid breaking his son's treasured brother's favorite toys.


''[[WaxingLyrical ...Just a slob like one of us?]]''

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''[[WaxingLyrical ...Just a slob like one of us?]]''
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* '''[[MessianicArchetype The Savior]]:''' You follow the creed of WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility and devote yourself to helping others outwardly, hoping you will have a positive effect on society.
* '''[[AGodAmI The Despot]]:''' You flaunt your power over others, declaring AGodAmI and using this power for personal gain and satisfaction.
* '''[[GoodShepherd The Shepherd]]:''' You know the truth, and must show the world the true path, the righteous way; you shall teach men to fish, and they shall be fed for a lifetime.
* '''[[KnightTemplar The Prince]]:''' You will rule over all you see, for only you are capable of preventing these wretches from drowning themselves in their own filth.
* '''[[ResignedToTheCall The Reluctant Messiah]]:''' You will do what you must for the greater good, but why you?
* '''[[PhlebotinumRebel The Rebel]]:''' You are you, god or not; you are flesh and blood, and will decide your fate for yourself. If that means becoming the opposite of what you were intended to be, then so be it.
* '''[[AGodIAmNot The Self-Denouncer:]]''' You are not a god and you wish people would believe in themselves and others, [[StopWorshippingMe rather than worship you.]]
* '''[[StrawNihilist The Apathetic]]:''' You are a god. Fine. Then how are mortals or their morals and troubles any concern of yours?
* '''The Oblivious:''' You haven't the faintest idea that you are a god, or even anything other than human. You may not notice all the [[RealityWarper odd things that tend to happen around you...]]

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* '''[[MessianicArchetype The Savior]]:''' Savior]]''': You follow the creed of WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility and devote yourself to helping others outwardly, hoping you will have a positive effect on society.
* '''[[AGodAmI The Despot]]:''' Despot]]''': You flaunt your power over others, declaring AGodAmI and using this power for personal gain and satisfaction.
* '''[[GoodShepherd The Shepherd]]:''' Shepherd]]''': You know the truth, and must show the world the true path, the righteous way; you shall teach men to fish, and they shall be fed for a lifetime.
* '''[[KnightTemplar The Prince]]:''' Prince]]''': You will rule over all you see, for only you are capable of preventing these wretches from drowning themselves in their own filth.
* '''[[ResignedToTheCall The Reluctant Messiah]]:''' Messiah]]''': You will do what you must for the greater good, but why you?
* '''[[PhlebotinumRebel The Rebel]]:''' Rebel]]''': You are you, god or not; you are flesh and blood, and will decide your fate for yourself. If that means becoming the opposite of what you were intended to be, then so be it.
* '''[[AGodIAmNot The Self-Denouncer:]]''' Self-Denouncer]]''': You are not a god and you wish people would believe in themselves and others, [[StopWorshippingMe rather than worship you.]]
you]].
* '''[[StrawNihilist The Apathetic]]:''' Apathetic]]''': You are a god. Fine. Then how are mortals or their morals and troubles any concern of yours?
* '''The Oblivious:''' Oblivious''': You haven't the faintest idea that you are a god, or even anything other than human. You may not notice all the [[RealityWarper odd things that tend to happen around you...]]
you]]...



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Not related to {{One Of Us}}, unless you have a very high opinion of yourself. Often overlaps with AuthorAvatar.

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Not related to {{One Of Us}}, JustForFun/OneOfUs, unless you have a very high opinion of yourself. Often overlaps with AuthorAvatar.


* Joan Osborne's song "One Of Us", the TropeNamer, wonders what type of OneOfUs God is, tending somewhat to the "Reluctant" type.

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* Joan Osborne's song "One Of Us", the TropeNamer, wonders what type of OneOfUs "one of us" God is, tending somewhat to the "Reluctant" type.



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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': While living among humans, and even a bit among his own kind, Thor is a Prince (possibly because he literally is one), but becomes a Savior later. Loki is even more twisted, taking delight in killing humans purely because Thor has sworn to protect them, like a bratty kid breaking his son's treasured toys.


* '''[[ComesGreatResponsibility The Savior]]:''' You follow the creed of WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility and devote yourself to helping others outwardly, hoping you will have a positive effect on society.

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* '''[[ComesGreatResponsibility '''[[MessianicArchetype The Savior]]:''' You follow the creed of WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility and devote yourself to helping others outwardly, hoping you will have a positive effect on society.


It's a simple question, really. What if someone were a god? Being GodInHumanForm or DeityOfHumanOrigin would probably be harder than one would think. For starters, there's a good possibility you'd wouldn't be TheOmnipotent. For another, there's the whole "human psyche" aspect to worry about. What happens when the powers of a god are encased in a mortal shell? Even if only ''perceived'' as such, and not a god in actuality, what would the psychological ramifications be? Would you use this for power?

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It's a simple question, really. What if someone were a god? Being GodInHumanForm or DeityOfHumanOrigin would probably be harder than one would think. For starters, there's a good possibility you'd you wouldn't be TheOmnipotent. For another, there's the whole "human psyche" aspect to worry about. What happens when the powers of a god are encased in a mortal shell? Even if only ''perceived'' as such, and not a god in actuality, what would the psychological ramifications be? Would you use this for power?


Not related to {{One Of Us}}, unless you have a very high opinion of yourself. Author avatars are by definition this trope.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Pain is basically human but possesses God level powers (or something like that) and tries to use them. The category... he probably thinks of himself along the lines of a savior but is more a prince type. But you can probably argue about that.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Pain is basically human but possesses God level godlike powers (or something like that) and tries to use them. The category... he probably thinks of himself along the lines of a savior but is more a prince type. But you can probably argue about that.



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* [[Film/{{Tron}} Tron universe]]: Humans ''accidentally'' created a civilization of [[ServantRace sentient Programs]], and for the most part, they love and worship their human Users. Of the humans who find out?
** [[Film/{{Tron}} Kevin]] [[Film/TronLegacy Flynn]] started as Oblivious, went to Self-Denouncer (admitting to Tron and Yori he was totally making things up as he went along), then built The Grid and tried to the The Savior, but it blew up in his face as he ''really'' wasn't up to the task, and more or less ends as The Apathetic, as he cared little about The Grid itself and only about getting Sam and Quorra to safety.
** ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'': Thorne got shot into {{cyberspace}} and embraced being The Despot whole hog. The people ''behind'' Thorne plan on being even ''worse'' Despots. [=Ma3a=], the BenevolentAI, uploads Jet Bradley [[TakesOneToKillOne in desperation]]. Jet thwarts them, but realizing what being a User ''means'' doesn't do his sanity any favors. He ends up as a cross of Reluctant Messiah, Self-Denouncer, and The Savior, realizing that as much as he hates the idea of being a User, humans have a responsibility to the Programs and that there's always another guy like Thorne waiting in the wings.


* Of all people, Jesus of Nazareth is presented as a Reluctant-Messiah-type in ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.

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* Of all people, Jesus of Nazareth is presented as a Reluctant-Messiah-type in ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.



* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' combines elements of the Despot and the Prince [[spoiler: though he probably sees himself as more of a Reluctant Messiah- and despite being the object of the state religion he's not a real god, just a human with immortality and godlike magical powers]].

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* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' combines elements of the Despot and the Prince [[spoiler: though he probably sees himself as more of a Reluctant Messiah- and despite being the object of the state religion he's not a real god, just a human with immortality and godlike magical powers]].



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode, and the short story on which it's based, "Literature/ItsAGoodLife," deal with what would happen if a bratty child were given RealityWarper powers akin to God.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode, and the short story on which it's based, "Literature/ItsAGoodLife," deal with what would happen if a bratty child were given RealityWarper powers akin to God.


* [[{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui]], who was worshiped as (and had the powers of) a god, then became a "normal" with some abnormal powers, [[ItsALongStory then temporarily returned to a god status]], after he's done [[spoiler: re-uniting the shattered parts of Spherus Magna and fulfilling his destiny, left his friends and people in a Self-Denouncer fashion, claiming he would never want to fail them again, so they'd best stop worshiping him and form a new society on their own. His ignorance is what caused a lot of suffering for them in the first place, you see, but still, he kept them alive... now, he doesn't ignore them any longer, but above that, he's barely of any help in his SoulJar of a mask.]]

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* [[{{Bionicle}} [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Mata Nui]], who was worshiped as (and had the powers of) a god, then became a "normal" with some abnormal powers, [[ItsALongStory then temporarily returned to a god status]], after he's done [[spoiler: re-uniting the shattered parts of Spherus Magna and fulfilling his destiny, left his friends and people in a Self-Denouncer fashion, claiming he would never want to fail them again, so they'd best stop worshiping him and form a new society on their own. His ignorance is what caused a lot of suffering for them in the first place, you see, but still, he kept them alive... now, he doesn't ignore them any longer, but above that, he's barely of any help in his SoulJar of a mask.]]

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