"Ah. A pilgrim. Come into my presence, pilgrim. Gaze upon the Lord Thy God: Zeus Arrhenothelus. Part man, part woman. Electricity enflames my brain. Voltage. Current. The Fire of Heaven. Look here: I've saved it all. There's power in it, you see. Electricity. Gift of my body; divine. Fertile. It shall transform the dry lands of Africa into the perfumed orchards of paradise and men will worship me anew. For I am Zeus. Lord of Ect. God of Electric Retribution." Monsieur Mallah:
Soon you will no longer be know as the Brain
, master, we'll have to find a new name for you. The Brain:
How about God? Monsieur Mallah:
Of course, this opens up the whole area of interactionism, which brings us back to Descartes and leads inevitably to Descartes, Malebranche and occasionalists... The Brain:
Oh, shut up, Mallah...
I. AM. THE. NEW. GOD.
ALL IS ONE IN DARKSEID. THIS MIGHTY BODY IS MY CHURCH.
WHEN I COMMAND YOUR SURRENDER, I SPEAK WITH THREE BILLION VOICES
WHEN I MAKE A FIST TO CRUSH YOUR RESISTANCE. IT IS WITH THREE BILLION HANDS!
WHEN I STARE INTO YOUR EYES AND SHATTER YOUR DREAMS. AND BREAK YOUR HEART. IT IS WITH SIX BILLION EYES!
NOTHING LIKE DARKSEID HAS EVER COME AMONG YOU: NOTHING WILL AGAIN.
I WILL TAKE YOU TO A HELL WITHOUT EXIT OR END.
AND THERE I WILL MURDER YOUR SOULS!
AND MAKE YOU CRAWL AND BEG!
DIE! DIE FOR DARKSEID!
"There was a time in my life when I sought the answers to questions that men never even dream of. But then I made the eternally fatal mistake of being ahead of my time. After a long search, I found the answer. Power, Miss Case. Power is what I found. Soon now I shall become a god. The power of life and death in the palm of my hand." Zatanna
: Adam, if I had a dollar for every self proclaimed god the League has encountered... Adam
: I am not A
god. I am THE
"You address omnipotence. Tread carefully." "It is not the lash [my soldiers] fear... It is my divine power." Electro
: You're too late, Spider-Man. I designed this power grid. Now I'm gonna take back what is rightfully mine. I will control everything and I will be like a god to them! Spider-Man
: A god named Sparkles?
"Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now its here. Or should I say, I am." "If knowledge is power, then a GOD... AM... I. Was that over the top? I can never tell!" "I AM BRUCE ALMIGHTY! MY WILL BE DONE!" "I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the heavens. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man, and so, I am a god."
— Emperor Caligula, Caligula (1979 film)
Arnim Zola: Schmidt
believes he walks in the footsteps of the gods. Only the world itself
will satisfy him. Col. Phillips:
You do know that's nuts, right? Zola:
The sanity of the plan is of no consequence... because he can do it
"Don't you see the parallel? In the normal course of erosion, this skeleton would be exposed on the surface in approximately three-thousand years. At which time the people of New Guinea should have developed a state of scientific knowledge equivalent to ours. And then, the Sky Father will weep. Rain, Waterlow! Rain! Water! And last night, I anticipated that process by three-thousand years. Why, I am the White God! I alone hold this tremendous power of good and evil in my hands! If I can control this power, what opportunities are open for humanity? Why, with this knowledge, I could wipe evil away from the world! It could be abolished forever! We would have a new paradise here on Earth."
— Professor Emmanuel Hildern, The Creeping Flesh
Dr. Henry Frankenstein
: It's alive. It's alive, it's alive! It's alive! IT'S ALIVE! Victor Moritz
: Henry, in the name of God! Dr. Henry Fankenstein
: In the name of God! NOW I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE GOD!
In less than two years I will be able to cure childrens' leukemia. How many people on Earth can say that!? Laurent:
Well, I suppose just you and God. That is the answer you were looking for, right?
"The question is, 'Do I have a God Complex?' Which makes me wonder if this lawyer has any idea as to the kind of grades one has to receive in college to be accepted at a top medical school. Or if you have the vaguest clue as to how talented someone has to be to lead a surgical team. I have an M.D. from Harvard. I am board certified in cardiothoracic medicine and trauma surgery. I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England; and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you, when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry, or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death, or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trauma from postoperative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, you go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis, and you go to your church and with any luck you might win the annual raffle. But if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17th, and he doesn't like to be second guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something: I AM GOD. And this side show is over." "People of Eternia! I stand before the Great Eye of the galaxy. Chosen by destiny by the powers of Greyskull! This inevitable moment will transpire before your eyes, even as He-Man himself bears witness to it. Now. I, Skeletor, am Master of the Universe! YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows... Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are NOTHING to me! The universe is power! Real, unstoppable POWER! and I am that force! I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER! Fool! you are no longer my EQUAL! I am more than man! MORE THAN LIFE! I... am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNEEEEEL! KNEEEEL!" "Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Surprise! Like who doesn't have an Interociter, you collective heads of knuckle! Now, get back into the theater and remember: I saw what you did and I know where you live! (
begins shooting at Mike and the Bots) That's right! I'm the God! I AM THE GOD!"
Do you believe in God? Divine:
I AM GOD!
"Something wrong, Colonel? You came here expecting to fight a madman, and instead you found A GOD?!" "I AM YOUR REDEEMER! IT IS BY MY HAND, YOU WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES OF THIS WORLD!" "No more false gods. I'm here now."
Phil: I'm a god.
Rita: You're God.
I'm a god I'm not the
God, I don't think.
We were gods once! All of us! But now? Therell only be
"I am the messiah. And I will shed blood so that the People may worship me."
"Because you are haughty of heart, you say, 'A god am I
! I occupy a godly throne in the heart of the sea!'"
"That was the last straw. God had had enough of Herod's arrogance and sent an angel to strike him down. Herod had given God no credit for anything. Down he went. Rotten to the core, a maggoty old man if there ever was one, he died."
"We are not stoning you
for any good work," they replied, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God." "
— John 10:33
"You say it. I am the Elder King; Melkor, first and mightiest of all the Valar, who was before the world, and made it. The shadow of my purpose lies upon Arda, and all that is in it bends slowly and surely to my will... upon all whom you love my though shall weigh as a cloud of Doom, and it shall bring them down into darkness and despair."
Here died Jesus.
Here died Buddha and Yahweh.
But it was not all a loss.
For here, at last, I was born in my new image, to replace half a thousand false gods.
Burn the old altars and prepare new ones. Council your children with different commandments and slaughter the freshest of your lambs so that I may taste their blood in the morning dew.
I bled His energy away just as I might have tapped a dynamo or a battery, distributed it through my own psychic power until He was no longer a separate entity but merely another area of my own mind, as Child now was, another rising bank of power cells to draw upon for the creation of miracles. Not a shred of His personality or self-awareness remained; for all purposes, He had died - or had been transubstantiated, which was all the same now. His memories had been evaporated, and only the magnificent white brilliance of His power remained, condensed, purified, and made ready for use. For my use. It was now, after all, my power.
I had killed God, quite simply, just as I had killed Child some days before.
I felt no remorse.
Does one feel remorse when one shoots down a maniac who is wielding a gun in a crowded department store?
Man as God. I retained the mortal form and the mortal outlook, with the emotions and the prejudices of men. I did not think that would be a weakness, but that it might actually make me a more benevolent and stable deity than the previous owner of my power had been. Man as God...
"A god does not converse or bargain with cattle. He uses and dispenses with them as he sees fit." "He made himself a great king in the midst of the earth, and was at first well-seeming and just and his rule was of benefit to all men in their needs of the body; for he made them rich, whoso would serve him. But those who would not were driven into the waste places... [He desired] to be both a king over all kings and as a god to men. And slowly his power moved north and south, and ever westward." "I am the force that holds this lie of a town together, As far as Morganville is concerned, I am its goddess." "I should like you all to take a moment to pray...to me." You said that I, who see more than you, am insane
. I who have pushed the world so much further than you, am insane. I have dared more than you, I have pressed my unique seal so much deeper in the earth where it will last longer than your dust. Your life to mine is a slug track on stone. A thin silver mucus track in and out of the letters on my monument.
I am the Dragon and you call me insane?
My movements are followed and recorded as avidly as those of a mighty guest star
. Do you know about the guest star in 1054? Of course not. Your readers follow you like a child follows a slug track with his finger and in the same tired loops of reason. Back to your shallow skull and potato face as a slug follows his own slime back home.
Before Me you are a slug in the sun. You are privy to a great Becoming and you recognize nothing. You are an ant in the afterbirth.
It is in your nature to do one thing correctly: before Me you rightly tremble. Fear is not what you owe Me, Lounds
, you and the other pismires. You owe Me awe.
Now kneel, fools, and witness my ascension to GODHOOD!
I seek to know God by becoming more like Him
. Thus I have replicated the many paths of God as recorded in our many holy books. Fratricide? Yes. I have committed fratricide, patricide... I have slain generations. I have been merciful - terribly merciful. Capriciously so. My mercy has driven men insane
. I have done things so dark, countenanced monstrosities so appalling, that my cruelty has inspired fear in nations great and powerful. Even your own.
I have drowned men in their thousands. I have extinguished species, decimated populations with disease. On that frame, I stopped milord bishop's heart
. It ceased to beat - for our entire history on this Earth, Commander, the very measure of death. And I reached down and clawed him back. I returned him to his body. Because I wished it. Because it was godly.
And never, Commander, never do I explain myself - save to you, so that you can be my prophet in the court of the English king. Do you see? God is indifferent and God is silent and God is alien
. And thus I shall become. I shall rise through horror and disaster, and in doing so I shall be more and more like Him. I shall be His Mirror.
I shall have words with the Silent God, Commander. I alone, of all men, shall know God as an equal. And then, we shall see.
"If we said what we felt, we should say, 'So you are the Creator and Redeemer of the world: but what a small world it must be! What a little heaven you must inhabit, with angels no bigger than butterflies! How sad it must be to be God; and an inadequate God! Is there really no life fuller, and no love more marvellous than yours; and is it really in your small and painful pity that all flesh must put its faith? How much happier you would be, how much more of you there would be, if the hammer of a higher God could smash your small cosmos, scattering the stars like spangles, and leave you in the open, free like other men to look up as well as down!'"
"Can you, mortal, presume to judge the actions and motives of a god?" Asura
: Who the hell do you think you are
"If you have the arrogance of a god and can kill like a god, who's to say you are not a god?" "I'm getting a God Complex and I LIKE IT!" "Y'know what? Call me old-fashioned but... being a god sounds like a helluva lotta fun!"
I AM A GOD!!!
THE FORCES OF CHAOS, ARE MINE TO COMMAND!
I AM DESTRUCTION INCARNATE!!
"You don't fuck with a god." "What a fool you are. I'm a god! How can you kill a god?! What a grand and intoxicating innocence! How can you be so naïve?" "As a god, I shall know everything! Be everywhere! Rule EVERYONE!" "Because of me, Empire City is a wasteland. Ive taken this place down notch by notch, and it's never getting up again. Kessler thought he was preparing me to face some beast, that Id be using my powers for the greater good. What an idiot. These powers are only good for one thing, letting me take what I want, when I want. In a place with no law, the strong take what they want, and the weak are their slaves, their playthings. And no one. Is stronger. Than me!"
— Cole McGrarath
"Praise me... for I am a god! Look upon my new world!" "Now then, hero of the lower world. You would risk your life for this land? You would stand against me, the ruler of the heavens?" "But each of us is so much more than we once were. Do you not feel with all your soul how we have become like gods? And as such, are we not indivisible? As long as a single one of us stands, we are legion..."
I have acquired all. The immortality
... And the ultimate power
... I am the god... who purifies the world...! Under the fate determined by Soa
. Death to those who rebel against fate. Death to all life
...! And may your death bless the new world to which I shall descend!
"If you can be a god, then what shall we call Galactus?" "THE FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE BEND TO ME." "Here are people's dreams and nightmares! Their fears, their will! They will be reborn in me, as I rise from Elf, to Emperor, to God!!" "There is no need for thieves in my mighty country! Only myself and the ones who revere me are needed!" "This world cannot be molded into the ultimate world I seek! It's far easier to create an entirely new world than to change this one! A new world in which I am the ruler of all things! I shall become a deity!" Spencer:
I was to become a god!
(Wesker impales him on his hand
That right... is now mine.
"The right to be a god? You? Arrogant even until the end. Only one truly capable of being a god deserves that right." "WIIITNESS MY DIVIIINE POWER!"
— Javier Hidalgo, Resident Evil DSC
: You so desperately wish to believe that you're special... Iris
: Of course. I exist on a higher plane than you commoner trash. Shall I enlighten you on how special I really am? I am the strongest Magus in existence, the heiress to the limitless power of the great Rosenkreuz! Blessed with absolute power and unparalleled brains, I am a child of God himself! I can't be compared to the likes of you! Grolla
: ...Is that all? My blade is telling me to spill your blood, and I am inclined to obey. I don't care if you're a god, a human, or even an insect; I will rip you apart just the same. Iris
: You pompous maggot...!
I shall show you the limits of a commoner!
"In my talons, I shape clay, crafting life forms as I please. Around me is a burgeoning empire of steel. From my throne room, lines of power careen into the skies of Earth. My whims will become lightning bolts that devastate the mounds of humanity. Out of the chaos, they will run and whimper, praying for me to end their tedious anarchy. I am drunk with this vision. God: the title suits me well." "With only a few short years of evolution, they've been able to conquer this starship, mankind's mightiest creation. Where were we after forty years of evolution? What swamp were we swimming around in, single celled and mindless? What if SHODAN's creations are superior to us? What will they become in a million years, in ten million years? What's clear is that SHODAN shouldn't be allowed to play God. She's far too good at it." "You move like an insect. You think like an insect. You are an insect. There is another... who can serve my purpose. Take care not to fall too far out of my favour. Patience is not characteristic of a Goddess." "BOW TO ME! WORSHIP ME! HONOR MY NAME! LEZARD VALETH!!" "Who needs gods, when WE ARE GODS!" Dunban
: So this is the arrogance of a creator. Zanza
: As I planned, the life of Bionis existed simply to serve as my vessels and my food. Bionis is nothing more than an accumulation of their corpses and life energy. Dunban
: But though you feign omnipotence, the High Entia still confined you to Prison Island! That is how limited you are.
: I am an agent of the Architect's will! Morag
: What is he saying? Dromarch
: Delusions of grandeur.
ATTENTION WORTHLESS HUMAN. CG:
THIS IS YOUR GOD SPEAKING. CG:
IT IS A WRATHFUL GOD WHO DESPISES YOU MORE THAN YOU COULD HAVE POSSIBLY DARED TO FEAR. CG:
I HAVE WATCHED YOUR ENTIRE PATHETIC LIFE UNFOLD. CG:
I HAVE OBSERVED YOU WHILE YOU WOULD QUAKE AND TREMBLE IN PERSONAL PRAYERS OF SHAME. CG:
WHILE YOU PLEADED FORGIVENESS FOR BEING SUCH A WRETCHED DISGUSTING FAILURE ON EVERY CONCEIVABLE LEVEL. CG:
PROSTRATE BEFORE THE STUPID AND FALSE CLOWN GODS YOU HAVE SCRIBBLED ON THE WALLS OF YOUR BLOCK. CG:
BOGUS DEITIES WORSHIPED BY A PRIMITIVE "PARADISE" PLANET. CG:
BUT YOUR PRAYERS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. CG:
THERE ARE NO MIRACLES IN STORE FOR YOU, HUMAN. CG:
ONLY MY HATE. CG:
IT IS A HATE SO PURE AND HOT IT WOULD CONSUME YOUR SAD UNDERDEVELOPED HUMAN THINK PAN TO EVEN CONTEMPLATE. CG:
IT IS A HATE THAT TO FATHOM MUST BE PUT INTO SONG. CG:
SHRIEKED BY THE TEN THOUSAND ROWDY SHOUT SPHINCTERS PEPPERING THE GRUESOME UNDERBELLY OF THE MOST TRUCULENT GOD THE FURTHEST RING CAN MUSTER. CG:
IT IS A HATE THAT MADE YOU AND WILL SURELY DESTROY YOU. CG:
MY HATE IS THE LIFEBLOOD THAT PULSES THROUGH THE VEINS OF YOUR UNIVERSE. CG:
IT IS MY GIFT TO YOU. CG:
YOU'RE WELCOME FOR THAT. CG:
YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT.
Upon the end of my blade is a god, what side this being is on is the question. Is it the monster I see bleeding before me, or is it through the eyes of the monster of which I am in? Blonde Replacement:
Dude, that's deep... William:
Deep? I was being literal.
: Do you ever worry that we're playing God? Dr Pegasus
: Not really. At some point, we definitely stopped playing.
You do realize that the creation of your embassy was intended to clearly communicate my status in the eyes of the UNS. The Galactic Fleetmind is to be considered a "foreign power." Breya:
I'm sorry, what else could you possibly be mistaken for? Petey:
"God" probably tops the list.
Wow, you really do
think you've become a God. Petey:
I'm just trying to do what I think a god would do if he were in my position.
"Giving your villain a god-like complex... Now
"Anyone calling themselves a god in episode one of anything has their heart in entirely the wrong place." "I AM YOUR GOD NOW! BRING ME YOUR VIRGINS!" "I've got good news. You see, there's no need to wonder where your god is! 'Cause he's right here! And he's fresh out of mercy!" "You fought well, kid. But it's time to accept now. I
am the God of this world. Seriously, it was never gonna end any other way."
"It seems when you place most people in the position of a god and give them responsibility over many tiny lesser beings, then their attitude towards them is usually less about beloved children and more about target practice." Vegeta:
You! Namekian! Too strong! Explain now! Future Trunks:
He fused with Kami so he could become stronger. Vegeta:
The fuck's a "Kami"? Krillin:
Basically God. Vegeta:
But I'm still here! Future Trunks:
Do you really believe your own hype that much?! Vegeta:
Seriously, what the hell's a Kami? Piccolo:
It means God. Now bow.
"Feel free to pray to your god, but spoilers! ...I won't be listening." Light Yagami
: I am no mere schoolboy. You're speaking to the God of this new world! Perfect Cell
: Wow! Okay, and I thought it was a little gaudy when I
: (over loudspeaker)
YES! CLEANSE THE EARTH OF THESE SINNERS! MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY! FOR I! HAVE! NONE! Integra:
You know, I think your boy Maxwell's letting his new authority get to his head a little...
You should probably have a talk with him. Heinkel:
He...he's just under a lot of pressure! Maxwell
: (over loudspeaker)
YOU DO NOT DESERVE GOD'S MERCY!
IF HE WILL NOT TURN YOU TO THE AFTERLIFE, THEN I WILL! Heinkel:
I mean, words only have as much meaning as ve give zem. Maxwell
: (over loudspeaker)
SINNERS WILL BE ALLOWED NO QUARTER! KILL THEM ALL! LET GOD SORT THEM OUT! Integra: You're right; a lot open to interpretation there... Heinkel:
Perhaps one of us should
have a talk wis him... Maxwell
: (over loudspeaker) I SHALL BE THE NEW GOD OF THIS WORLD! Anderson:
Aye, let me go have a wee chat.
Maxwell: Stupid demon-zombies! The only thing that can pierce my Holy Pope Box is the will of GOD HIMSELF-
Maxwell: Anderson?! POR QUE? ("Why?")
Maxwell: (as the demon-zombies begin swarming him) Anderson, please! I don't deserve this!