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"Zane, God. Whatever, they're synonymous."
—Zane McBane, Bronyism
"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!"
—Cyrus, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
"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!"
—Skeletor, Masters of the Universe
"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."
—SHODAN, System Shock
"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."
SHODAN, System Shock 2
"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."
—Prefontaine, System Shock 2
"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."
—Dr. Jed Hill, Malice
"Praise me...for I am a god! Look upon my new world!"
—Igniz, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
"I've always wondered if there was a God. And now I know there is... and it's me."
—Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
"No matter what the world, the god of that world creates the rules. In turn, you've been defeated by the rules I've created. And as punishment for defying the god of the new world... YOU WILL DIE!"
—Light Yagami, Death Note
"I am Kira... and also... the god of the new world."
—Light Yagami, Death Note
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
—John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
"I don't THINK I'm a god... I AM a god!"
—Master Albert, Mega Man ZX Advent
"I am the closest thing to God,
—InnerPartySystem, Don't Stop
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.
—The History of Middle Earth: Sauron Defeated
"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!!"'
—Florian Greenhaze, AKA Emperor Solarius, Overlord II
"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..."'
—Kain, Soul Reaver 2
"Life and death are mine to dispense. What is that if not the power of a god?"
—Warmaster Horus, Warhammer 40,000
"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 naive?
—Dagoth Ur, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
"The Emperor is coming. Now there is something you ought to know before he arrives, so that you won't be taken totally by surprise... We are privileged to be living at the time of a most astonishing event. The Emperor has undergone a transformation, a meta-mor-phosis. He has become a god. Now that is unusual, to say the least. But that's the nature of miracles, to be unusual. And if it's the nature of some people not to believe in them, well the more fool them... However, The Emperor doesn't want to make too much of it. He doesn't want any fuss, or public announcements. He wants us all to behave normally. Although he is now a god, he is still the same loveable young man we have always known, I can attest to that. And to enable his relationships with all of us to continue exactly as they were, he has decided, for convenience, to retain his mortal form... Oh, and by the way, his sister Drusilla's become a goddess. Any questions?"
Spencer: I was to become a god!
"The right to be a god? You? Arrogant even until the end. Only one truly capable of being a god deserves that right."
—Albert Wesker, Resident Evil 5
"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."
—Maxie Zeus, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
"Here died Jesus.
—A Darkness in My Soul
"We were no longer like Agori or anyone else. We became nature itself, as benevolent, giving, ruthless and indifferent as that can mean."
—The Element Lord of Jungle, Riddle of the Great Beings, Bionicle
"You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something: I am God."
"You address omnipotence. Tread carefully."
—Thanos of Titan
"Who needs gods, when WE ARE GODS!"
—Gal'Darah, World of Warcraft
"This world is mine. I think this world may even just be a long, long dream I'm watching. You guys may just be illusions, and it can't be proven whether or not you really exist either. In other words, this world was created with me at the center. So what will happen if I die? I don't know. My imagination isn't very creative; I just can't imagine myself dying. In other words, there is no way this world can completely disappear. But if I die, then everyone will disappear. I am the only one in this world who won't disappear. The rest are just people I see as if in a dream. "
—Claire Stanfield, Baccano!
"Because of me, Empire City is a wasteland. I’ve 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 I’d 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, In Famous Evil ending
"I. AM. THE. NEW. GOD.
"If you have the arrogance of a god and can kill like a god, who’s to say you are not a god?"
—Winski Perorate, Baldur's Gate
"I'M THE GOD!"
"The first emperors, the greatest of us, were themselves proclaimed deities by the ancient gods. In exchange for loyalty, they became immortal. Their names revered for generations to come. Prayers offered up to them even in the temples today. And now, now these gods of old have returned. Through them I will become a god myself. That is my destiny! I've known it all my life. It is what I was born for. And when the time comes, Mollari, the people will gladly lay down their lives that I may be elevated to godhood. What are a few million lives compared to the glory of becoming a living god? And when I become a god, I will forgive you your rudeness, Mollari. Then my capacities will be... infinite. For now, I will simply try to forget it."
—Emperor Cartagia, Babylon 5, "The Hour of the Wolf"
"It's not the crack of the whip they fear, IT'S MY DIVINE POWER!"
—Xerxes 1st, 300
"WIIITNESS MY DIVIIINE POWER!"
—Javier Hidalgo, Resident Evil DSC
"For a long time now, I thought I was just a survivor, but I'm not. I'm the winner. That's who I am: the Time Lord Victorious."
—The Doctor, Doctor Who, The Waters of Mars
Zatanna: Adam, If I had a dollar for every self proclaimed god the League has encountered...
—Justice League of America, "255: Rising"
Dr. Henry Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive, it's alive! It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!
Jeff: Pierce, you've had three flu shots! That's for the day-care centre!
—Community, "Paradigms of Human Memory"
Mabouse: 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.
JesuOtaku: Anyone calling themselves a god in episode one of anything has their heart in entirely the wrong place.
"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."
"I'M THE LIGHTBRINGER! I'M THE FUCKING UNIVERSE!!"
"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 therefore, I am a God."
—Caligula (1979 film)
I'd ask you who you think you are, but I think the answer is pretty obvious.
—The Doctor, Doctor Who - Let's Kill Hitler
Monsieeur Mallah: Soon you will no longer be know as the Brain, master, we'll have to find a new name for you.
—Doom Patrol #35
Dr. Clayton Forrestor: 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!"
Without a curse there will be no God. With a curse there shall be horror; with horror there will be worship. Now is the time where God advents. I have become Oshriyo-shama!
—Miyo Takano, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni- The Massacre Chapter
"I am God. Now who is brave enough to look God in the eye?"
—Randy Slade, the school shooter/bomber from the Criminal Minds episode "Painless"
Ghostwheel: The power that has Coral. We don't want it to find us.
If someone asks if you're a god, you say YES!
—Winston Zeddmore, Ghostbusters
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- ↑ [pause] "Was that over the top? I can never tell!"