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...[Pelinal] stood with white hair gone brown with elfblood at the Bridge of Heldon, where Perrif's falconers had sent for the Nords, and they, looking at him, said that Shor had returned, but he spat at their feet for profaning that name.
The Song of Pelinal: Volume 3, The Elder Scrolls

We're not gods! We don't get to decide who lives and who dies!

I'm not the invincible fighter you think I am, you know. After all... I'm only human.
Tsukune Aono, confessing his identity to Fang-Fang Huang, Rosario + Vampire

Izaya rumbled, "That is the phrase some of our younger ones used for the capital city of our world. As for ‘Forever People', it is simply a term Orion once used in derision towards Moonrider's family group, which they adopted. Just as we are known among some of your kind as... 'New Gods'." Highfather looked discomfited by the phrase.

Was this how Jean Grey felt... when she became Phoenix? I can sense everything! Every particle of matter, every burst of energy, every living thing in all creation! The universe — mine — to do with as I wish. I can touch every soul with an awareness of honor, decency, courage... I can transform, shape, create, heal, destroy... stop.
Before I start.
I’m talking like God. Only I ain’t God. That was Horde’s trip. Thing I always hated most was a body muckin’ with my mind an soul. If I can’t abide that bein’ done to me, I got no right doin’ it to others, no matter how fine my rationalizations...
Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men Annual — "Lost in the Funhouse"

"Calling me your God..."
"Praying as you please..."
"Denying as you please..."
"I quit!"
"I'm not your god anymore!!!"
Jule Viole Grace, TowWebcomi

"It's an entire universe in there, one we created, but it's beyond us now. Really. It's outgrown us. You know, every time you shut off your you know what you're doing? Have you ever reformatted a hard drive...destroyed an entire universe? It's too much. It's too much power. I never wanted this. I never wanted the responsibility. I just wanted to make games."
Jet Bradley technically, "Blue" Jet.exe on being a User, Tron: Ghost In the Machine

Megatron: At last we take our rightful places, Optimus — as GODS! Wielding the power of the cosmos!
Optimus: I am but a soldier, Megatron. And you? Are a prisoner of your own twisted delusions.

Galatea: "Well I... I'm an artificial being more intelligent than man. I'm supposed to make you!... or something that makes something that makes something like you... and you're to usher in an age of immortality and flying ponies! There are... countless web sites that say so!... Well all right, the flying ponies are my idea, but I think it's sensible!"
Butterfly Of Iron: "Ah yes, I'm to grant you fulfillment! Happiness on a platter! Predigested enlightenment and meaning and candy for you the opportunist button-masher and those who first contrived me! Fools! I am mortal as you are! Yet my mind roars as a maelstrom! Where is my meaning? Why am I here? Somebody tell me, please..."

"Building a so-called god can't be too hard. I mean, as the most renowned bounty hunter in the galaxy; I'm just an alien woman from the future trapped in the now, a mere prisoner raging against the slow crawl of human evolution. In fact, I'm not playing God. All this time... I've been playing human!"

Brian: I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand? Honestly!
Girl: Only the true Messiah denies his divinity.
Brian: What? Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!
Followers: He is! He is the Messiah!
Brian: Now, fuck off!
Arthur: How shall we fuck off, O Lord?

"Don't worship me, I'd make a very bad God. Wouldn't get a day off, for starters."
The Ninth Doctor, making fun of this trope

Shallan: Are you one of them? Are you a Herald, Wit?
Wit: Heavens no. I'm not stupid enough to get mixed up in religion again. The last seven times I tried it were all disasters. I believe there's at least one god still worshiping me by accident.

I stand before you now as your God, your supreme authority in this world and the next. My word is law.
[trumpets sound]
My will is absolute.
[trumpets sound]
My desires shall be your doings. Your desires shall be as nothing before my own. For you are my slaves, my creatures, now and always!
[trumpet fanfare continues]
Look, sorry, can we stop a moment? Erm... no, stop!
[trumpeting grinds to a halt]
Those are the words with which my father became your god, and his father before him... and his father before him... though there may have been a few more thous and thees — the language was a little more archaic. Anyway, the point is this: it isn't true, I'm afraid. Not any of it. Back when Clovis put the crown on my head, I was really expecting to be transformed into a god, to have all my mortal parts burned away and so forth. I was, honestly. But I feel exactly the same. I thought I felt a twinge of something divine for a moment, but I think it was just indigestion... I've been having terrible trouble keeping food down lately. So, the ceremony hasn't worked: I'm still just as mortal as the rest of you. I'll still be your emperor if you like, but I expect you don't want one without the other, and I really can't be your god. So... sorry everybody, basically... a-and I hope you'll find it in your hearts to put me to death as painlessly as possible.
Emperor Peppin VII, Big Finish Doctor Who: The Holy Terror

I am not your bloody messiah!
Eleanor Lamb, in asskicking mode, Bioshock 2

That's why I pray to no one. Nor will I be prayed too!
Asura while beating up Chakravartin, Asura's Wrath

Donald Miller: Right. We're ants and you're the kid with the magnifying glass. Is that really all there is to this? I'd hoped that the universe either had a grant scheme or was at least monumentally indifferent. This Olympus crap is rather disappointing.
Bronson Ford: Despite our superiority to you, we remain but a clog in the gears. We aren't gods, although the distinction is insignificant from your perspective.


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