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Internet media have no shortage of wannabe gods, who are one more excuse for people to proclaim New Media Are Evil.


  • Todd from Less Is Morgue is a textbook example of this. He literally wants to create his own Heaven, has his own bible (creatively called "Todd's Bible", though it's pronounced "Beeble"), and even says "those other Gods" when talking about more traditional deities.
    Todd: Look, I’ll cut to the chase: I’m offering an alternative to all the crap the other gods are trying to shill. My own, private afterlife, for young, trendy influencers. An Instagram-friendly Elysian Field. I call it...Todd’s Heaven.
    Riley: Wow, how’d you come up with that?
    Todd: Months of rigorous A-B testing.
  • Vegeta gives off this attitude at times in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. Especially worth mentioning is this quote:
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    • "Count yourselves lucky to be in the presence of a shining golden god such as myself. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go kill the OTHER android. You peons can sit there and erect a statue in my honor."
    • Cell himself has also had this attitude for himself. Upon announcing the Cell Games to the world he warns them that they might want to pray to god in the next week, then casually says "I won't be listening."
    • Dende goes through this when he ends up becoming Kami. So much so that he demands Krillin to call him Super Kami Dende.
    • In the abridged movie Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly refers himself as one in comparison to Vegeta's status as his king. He also refers to himself as the Devil.
    • When Light drops in to challenge Cell, he proclaims himself as this, leaving Cell surprised and thought that he was a little over the tope.
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  • Marchosias in Arkn: Legacy. "I don't just want to be their emperor... I want to be their god."
  • Mitadake High
    • This will happen in if Kira can create a cult of Kira-worshippers. Which is creepy.
    • Can also happen with the Shinigami Eyes character, since the game lampshades that there is no reason whatsoever for the character to have them, players often have it be a power they were born with that instilled this trope in them. Or they'll (far less commonly) be Mystic Eyes. Which is fitting given the game in question.
  • Gets downplayed by Geoff from Mother's Basement whenever he calls himself "the Anime Pope".
  • Happens in an odd manner in Dorf Quest: Beardbeard becomes the God of Strength, but is pretty mellow about it. The fans (who, incidentally, dictate and decide Beardbeard's actions via consensus,) are very power hungry and motion for various crazy stunts.
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  • Broken Saints features a send-up of this:
    The Vagrant: "The limitlessness of the great will is reflected in each speck of its being. Man is sentient. Man is a crystallized symbol born of the first. We contain the whole spectrum of original truth!"
    Raimi: "Great. You're God. I'm God. I can't wait to turn water into wine..."
  • Parodied in The Nostalgia Chick's review of Teen Witch, where the Bratty Teenage Daughter gains witch powers and the Chick views her as being able to do whatever she wants.
  • Zig-zagged in If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device. On one hand, the Emperor claims that he's not a god. On the other, he states that he's the only person who could make that claim, and remarks "Holy mother of myself" at one point.
    • Whatever his personal stance on this, he certainly knows how to exploit it in others, if episode 18 is any indication.
  • The Mysterious Somebody from the Protectors of the Plot Continuum was a badfic clone of Joruus C'baoth, and inherited the canon character's God complex. His last words were even "let there be light". Being a Force-user, he was correct in that regard.
  • Implied in the way that the site Acts of Gord is written — Gord sees himself as god over his video game store, making him a local deity.
  • Inverted (subverted? averted?) in Orion's Arm with the Archailects who tried explaining that they weren't gods to the modosophont masses but eventually gave up and let themselves be worshipped. You'd expect this to happen fairly often considering the frequency of transcension, but then again most new transapients are still insects to the weakest archai.
  • Paw Dugan: Reviewing his favorite video game music, Paw shouts "I'm the god!" when reviewing SimCity. And later, it's a power up against Dark Paw in his Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Comic Fury Werewolf: Attempted in Game 13 by the host of the game.
  • Super Mario Bros. Z: Mecha Sonic tends toward this mindset, especially when he gets his hands on four of the Chaos Emeralds.
  • Invoked in the "Puzzle of the Lambs" episode of Epic Meal Time, where they play God and make a "culinary abomination".
  • The Magister in The Hidden People takes this a step beyond. He didn't just claim to be a god, he killed Wodan, his race's actual god, to cement this status to his people.
  • The characters in the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society have fanatical belief in their own superiority when compared to the rest of the Multiverse's residents. Willowe and Runoa, however, want to take this a step further and make it fact.
  • Epic Rap Battles of History: Bill Gates, Kim Jong-Il, Ivan the Terrible, and Alexander the Great all claim divinity in their battles.
    • Cleopatra downplays this by merely claiming she's descended from the gods.
  • The entire premise of the Lords of creation game is that you are a god and so are all of your friends and enemies.
  • The SCP Foundation has SCP-343, an elderly man who claims to be God, and it's difficult to argue with him since he's a nigh-omnipotent Reality Warper.
    • Kate McTiriss's Proposal for SCP-001 has Mary Nakayama, the head researcher on the object, figure out the implications of it being SCP-001 and uses it to become Godhead.
    • This is how most "Type Green" reality benders end up, necessitating their containment by the Foundation or their liquidation by the GOC, depending on which organization catches them first.
  • Doctor Steel invokes the New Age version of this trope in his video "Create", namely that we can create reality with our thoughts and therefore we are gods.
  • Nilbog of Worm has the ability to create monsters out of raw biological materials, and uses it to take over his hometown and set himself up as a king over his creations.
    Nilbog: You would shoot me!? I create life! I am a god, and this is my garden!
  • Played for laughs in Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? when Anthony tells of how he came to realize he was Armed with Canon while writing for Borderlands 2.
    Anthony (played by Ashly): "I can create universes with my motherfuckin' mind!"
  • Played for laughs by STAR_ in Jerma985's video called The Corner Creeps:
    STAR_: Have you been pocket medic'd by, like, a God?
  • Jim Sterling ends every episode with the Catchphrase "thank God for me!", but in one episode, his megalomania gets so intense that he declares himself to be God instead.
  • The Malê Rising timeline on AlternateHistory.com features Hermann Tschikaya, the tinpot dictator of the United Congolese Republic in the 1950s and '60s. He presents himself as a god and a prophet in propaganda and television broadcasts show him literally descending from the clouds, resembling a certain real-life dictator...
  • raocow during his Let's Play of Copy Kitty, which gives him probably a little too much power, making his commentary much louder and more cheerfully violent than normal. He is the Supreme Being and he is here to destroy the world.
  • Whateley Universe: Carmilla is the daughter of a human and a Great Old One, and the focus of a religion (the Cult of Kellith).
    • the New Olympians are the human (mutant) incarnations of the classic Greek Dodecatheon (the twelve highest gods and goddesses of Olympus), though two of them (Neptune and Dionysius) are missing.
    • Nacht became a demigoddess thanks to the Telchines' Astrolabe. she deliberately lets go of this power, realizing she isn't ready for godhood.
  • Hellsing Ultimate Abridged has Enrico Maxwell's "Ninth Crusade" culminate in declaring himself not only the new Pope, but the new God, as he orders the "purge" of those still walking in the ruined London and his old associates (increasingly) weakly defend him. As that plan collapses in a bloody Mêlée à Trois, Maxwell finds himself alone in his "Holy Pope Box", which he boasts can only be pierced by the will of God Hims — which is the cue for one of Father Anderson's signature bayonets — Anderson himself is a dangerous Knight Templar — to shoot through and break the barrier, letting in the clawing damned, as, he answers, it's the Iscariot Organization's duty "to punish the demon, the heretic... and the false god. Also, [Maxwell's] a daft cunt."
  • Dreamscape: The Overlord of Evil desires to control all of reality, essentially making him this.
  • The Raven of The Adventure Zone: Balance begins to feel this way as the Gaia Sash takes hold of her. Hurley tries to convince her otherwise by beating her at in a race.
  • My Dad's Tapes: In his journal, Gerald claims that he will see all of his victims in heaven, where he will "become their God" once again.
  • In Magic, Metahumans, Martians and Mushroom Clouds: An Alternate Cold War, the messiah complex that Subhas Bose develops after gaining the metahuman powers of flight and telekinesis eventually develops to the point of honestly believing that he's an incarnation of Shiva.
  • Played for Laughs in "It Just Works" by The Chalkeaters, a fanmade Villain Song that mocks the ever-loving hell out of Bethesda's performance at E3 2019 by depicting their director Todd Howard as a swanky con man singing to a catchy big-band tune about how their games are all overpriced glitchy garbage but how "it just works". One point outright has him use his own name in place of "God":
    Todd: ♪ BUY SKYRIM ONE MORE TODD-DAMN TIME!!! ♪
  • Red vs. Blue:
    • During The Recollection, Epsilon gets a lot of enjoyment out of being worshiped by aliens as a sort of god. Unlike most examples, this ends up being Played for Laughs.
    • A considerably less funny version of this comes in the form of the Big Bads of The Shisno Paradox and Singularity, Chrovos and Genkins. While they were already advanced A.I. who pretend to be gods, their motivation throughout the arc centers around them trying to become actual gods.

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