Follow TV Tropes


Deity Fiction

Go To

This is an index page for works of fiction revolving around gods and demigods. To qualify, the story must have a god or demigod as the main protagonist or Deuteragonist. They can also be a major presence within the story either as the heroes' allies and mentors or as the Big Bad. If the protagonist is a Deity of Human Origin, they also count. Characters whose powers are comparable to gods but are not explicitly stated to be gods or stories that only mention gods do not count.


Examples of Religion, Mythology, and Sacred Literature need not be listed here, as those all deal with gods (not to mention they weren't intended to be works of fiction by the people who believed and propagated them).


    open/close all folders 

    Anime & Manga 
  • Ah! My Goddess: The story revolves around the relationship between the human Keiichi Morisato and the goddess Belldandy.
  • Cat God
  • Dragon Ball Super: Gods become a major factor within the series. While there were deities in Dragon Ball Z, they become a bigger focus here with God of Destruction Beerus, the new Super Saiyan God form and its successors, Zamasu, and gods of other universes.
    • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods: Before Super, Beerus's story was told through a movie with him as the main focus on his journey to find a Super Saiyan God which he achieves when Goku gets the help of the other Saiyans to acquire the form.
  • Good Luck Girl!: An extremely fortunate girl develops a vitriolic friendship with the goddess of misfortune sent to strip her from her excess of good luck. Several other gods get involved in their misadventures.
  • Gan Kon
  • The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace
  • Kamichama Karin: The eponymous character can transform into a goddess using a Ring of Power.
  • Kamichu!
  • Kamikami Kaeshi
  • Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama: The main characters are gods that represent various physical objects, based on the concept of Shinto Animism.
  • Kami-sama no Ekohiiki: Much of the plot's events are kicked off by a mischievous, nameless Shinto god with a lot of time on his hands, and he continues to watch over the main characters as the story goes on.
  • Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens: The plot revolves around Nagi, a goddess who wakes up after the main character carves a sculpture of her from a sacred tree, who aims to cleanse the town of impurities.
  • Magu-chan: God of Destruction
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Lucoa is my xx: The female lead is a Gender Flip of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.
  • Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok: The Norse God of Mischief Loki is stripped of his powers as punishment for his misdeeds. He opens a detective agency as part of a plan to restore his status.
  • Noragami: The main protagonist is a stray god named Yato.
  • Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God
  • RG Veda: The story takes inspiration from Vedic mythology and several characters are gods, including main characters Ashura and Yasha.
  • Saint Seiya: Five friends serve the reincarnation of the goddess Athena in her quest to reclaim her place as ruler of the Saints.
  • Saint Young Men: Jesus and Buddha share an apartment in Japan.
  • Shuumatsu no Walküre: Record of Ragnarok: Humans from across history engage in 1-on-1 fights to the death against gods and demigods to determine the fate of humanity.
  • Ulysses 31: The major male gods of Olympus torment Ulysses throughout his journey and even send minor deities against him.
  • Yaiba: The main protagonist's Cool Sword belongs to Raijin, while his Arch-Enemy's belongs to Fuujin. The Hero would later gain access to Ryuujin's.

    Comic Books 

    Fan Works 
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: The plot is about protecting worlds from evil gods who serve as antagonists.
  • The Infinite Loops: The Administrators - more commonly called Admins - are deities from various mythologies who try to fix the damage done to Yggdrasil. Rather than being a background element, Admins are known to directly interfered in the branches they manage, and there are even snips labelled "Admin Shenanigans" that focus on their interactions with each other.
  • For the Love of the Gods
  • Hope Springs Eternal: A retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone in the style of Disney's Hercules.
  • Infinity Train: Seeker of Crocus: The Infinity Train hosts denizens that are collectively called Numinae and are the inspiration for gods in many myths.
  • The Night Unfurls: Celestine Lucross, also known as the Goddess Incarnate, is a major P.O.V. character in the story.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 


    Live-Action TV 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Exalted: Players are Exalted, demigods empowered by different god patrons.
  • Godbound
  • Gods of the Fall: Players take the role of young gods working through their early years as they struggle to form a pantheon in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.
  • Mythender: The goal is to hunt down and destroy gods and monsters across the world.
  • Scion: Demigods are the player characters.


    Video Games 
  • Actraiser: The Player Character is a god, and its their job to drive demons out of the world and make it suitable for human habitation. As more settlements are built and more human worshippers populate the land, the god grows stronger thanks to God Needs Prayer Badly.
  • Age of Mythology
  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla: The main protagonist is the female reincarnation of Odin and one of the characters is a reincarnation of Loki. In addition, there are flashbacks to Asgard and Valhalla.
  • Astoria: Fate's Kiss
  • Asura's Wrath: Asura is one of the 8 Guardian Generals, demigods who have been assigned to protect earth from corrupted monsters called Gohma. The other Guardian Generals eventually betray him, frame him for the murder of the emperor and enact a plan to rid the world of Gohma once and for all, re-christening themselves the Seven Deities in the process.
  • The Battle of Olympus
  • Black & White: The player character is a minor god.
  • Dark Romance: Kingdom of Death revolves around Persephone working to escape Hades and Poseidon.
  • Dislyte: The game is based around the Espers, who were granted the powers of mythological figures by the Miracle. From their transformation, their appearance changed to reflect whoever they represent (for example, Drew took on a humanoid jackal body after his Esper transformation to match his host, the Egyptian death god Anubis who has a jackal head).
  • Eldest Souls
  • Eternal Senia: As revealed in Eternal Senia: Hydrangea After The Rain, the Big Bad is a god, not a demon.
  • Fate/Grand Order: A very large number of characters are Semi-Divine, and some are even actual gods. There are such characters on both the hero and villain sides; for example, in Singularity 7 you team up with some of the Babylonian gods, while in Lostbelt 5 the villains are the Olympian Pantheon. This also has an effect in gameplay; people with divine lineage has the "Divinity" passive skill, which enables them to do extra damage, and the "Goddess' Essence" passive that's reserved for those who are born full-blown goddesses. There are also specialized "God's Essence" passive skills which reflect the identity of few servants Examples  and grant various effects on top of the damage bonus. There are also several ways to specifically boost or target characters with the [Divine] trait.
  • Genshin Impact: The game features gods called the Seven Archons who are integral to the Traveler's journey in Teyvat.
  • God of War: The main protagonist is the Greek demigod warrior Kratos who for a time was also a War God. The original games focus on Kratos's conflict with the Greek Pantheon. God of War (2018) has Kratos dealing with the Norse gods.
  • Godus: The player is the governing deity (benevolent or otherwise) of a primitive tribe of people.
  • Hades: The game follows Zagreus, the son of the Underworld God, Hades. Other gods from Greek myth are present as well.
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: The game is based on Celtic and Norse Mythology and features gods from the latter. Hela is the Final Boss.
  • Herc's Adventures
  • Hercules
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Greek Pantheon features prominently as supporting characters, with the Big Bad being Typhon and Fenyx being revealed to be a deity themselves.
  • Kamigami no Asobi: The protagonist is an agent of the Hell and Earth Relations Agency - more commonly known as H.E.R.A. - an organization which manages the activities of the gods and godly monsters of Classical Mythology in the modern world.
  • Kid Icarus
  • Little Medusa
  • Lunar: The Silver Star
  • Lunar: Eternal Blue
  • Megami Tensei
  • Mortal Kombat: Raiden, the Earth's God of Thunder, is a playable character and the Big Good for most of the games. Shinnok, the Fallen Elder God, is the Big Bad of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat X. Kronika, the Titaness of Time, is the Big Bad of Mortal Kombat 11. The Elder Gods are also recurring elements throughout the games. Taven, an Edenian demigod, is the main hero of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
  • Neptunia: The main characters, including the protagonist, Neptune, are goddesses that represent the Moe Anthromorphication of video game consoles.
  • Ōkami: The player takes control of Amaterasu the Japanese sun goddess who has been reincarnated in the form of a white wolf.
  • Populous: The player character is a deity.
  • Prince of Persia (2008): Ahriman, the Zoroastrian god of darkness, is the main antagonist. His conflict with Ormazd, the God of Light, is integral to the plot.
  • Red Goddess: Inner World: The Player Character is a goddess exploring her inner world to recover her memories and powers.
  • Sacrifice: Five Gods - Persephone, James, Stratos, Pyro and Charnel - are prominent forces in the story.
  • Smite: Gods, demigods, and divine monsters from various mythologies and religions are playable characters.
  • Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith puts particular emphasis on gods despite the franchise mainly focusing on youkai; most of the bosses are gods of some kind, including the Final Boss.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: The main characters' motivation is to travel to Elysium, home of The Architect, and lead a migration for the people of their dying world.
  • Zeus: Master of Olympus

     Visual Novels 

    Web Animation 


    Web Original 

    Western Animation