What If…You were becoming a God?

What If You were becoming a God

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What If…You were becoming a God?

Here is the scenario, it works off the discworld rules, power comes from believe, the more people who believe in, and worship to you, the stronger and more powerful you abilities become.

So you will start off where you live now, with your self as your only believer, can you get ultimate power by uniting the world under you, or be a small God until the end of time?

Also you are not alone all other Facts, have transcended mortality with you, and are aiming for the top, will you go it alone and become the monolithic ruler of all, or perhaps try creating a pantheon with some fellow pilers.

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30 Comments on "What If…You were becoming a God?"

  1. Numinous One August 15, 2015 at 12:11 am -      #1

    Gotta prioritize this.
    First things first, I’d morph myself into a giant flying spaghetti monster and go smear my divine sauce over the leaders of the monotheistic religions for the jollies.

    Then probably just fuck off and do my own thing.

  2. Klondike Bar August 15, 2015 at 12:11 am -      #2

    Well we all know that Admin would be Zeus. And that was all I can say definitively.

    It really depends on what powers I get per person. If it is based off of a percentage of the population then well I do not really know enough people. The op is a bit too unclear for me currently.

    In the end though I would be the god of Klondike Bar’s! And screw copyright they are mine! There would be unspeakable acts committed for the Klondike Bar.

    What would you do for Klondike Bar?

    MUWHAHAHAH

  3. CH1C4N0444 is allergic to bullets August 15, 2015 at 12:13 am -      #3

    I don’t think I will become a skyfather, I think I’ll settle for being a lesser god to avoid the wrath of the gods above me.

  4. Friendlysociopath August 15, 2015 at 12:16 am -      #4

    My brother literally just started watching an anime with a similar premise- coincidence?
    As others said though, depends on scaling; also on how to quantify “belief”.

    Cause once you get to reality warping, getting believers is not going to be hard at all, after that it’s just a straight-up fight for supremacy.

    I got dibs on the souls of the dead! And flaming hair too!

  5. Klondike Bar August 15, 2015 at 12:18 am -      #5

    I assume that the Admin would create a realm for us and name it BankGambling. From there we would pit characters against each other.

    I would not want to be a sky father rank god either. I would probably be one of those arbitrary gods that people always forget about.

    And then there will surprisingly be cults with human sacrifices all for Klondike BARS!!!!!!!! Cause that is what they would do for one.

  6. CH1C4N0444 is allergic to bullets August 15, 2015 at 12:23 am -      #6

    @Friendly What animoo? Sounds interesting. Is it Noragami?
    =
    @Klondike See, I think I wouldn’t go for it because I wouldn’t want to get killed by another god, if I knew I could get there and keep my throne I’d be fine with being skyfather.

  7. pimpmage August 15, 2015 at 12:26 am -      #7

    Honestly, OP states we are no longer mortal. Does that mean immortal? Can’t die? I’d start by convincing the public of my immortality by jumping off buildings and surviving. Claiming godhood. Keep doing this all over the world, using more and more power as more people believe. Then I erase Kitten Lord’s entire history from BankGambling as my first gift to you all.

  8. Aelfinn August 15, 2015 at 12:31 am -      #8

    Here’s what I do: I immediately rush to find gullible, lonely people. The kind of people who join a cult. I presume I’ve got minor powers of some kind at the start, and I use them to convince them to follow me. This boosts my powers a little, and I’ve started to get a following going. I then talk to the disenfranchised around them, and the people disinterested in religion. Atheists, agnostics, and the religiously skeptical are looking for some amount of physical proof of godhood. Here I am, supplying straight miracles.

    At that point, it’s relatively easy. You grow your power, which allows you to create more miracles, which convinces more people to join you, which grows your power, etc.

    Problems are going to then arise from the other major world religions. Do my powers include mind control at this point? That would be kind of cheating. Mayhap I use my powers to destroy their places of worship. I wouldn’t want to kill them, that’s kinda downright evil, but you know, walk into a church and have it collapse around me, make synagogues and mosques melt, that sort of thing. Meanwhile, I’m using my powers to feed and clothe the poor.

    However, no matter what I do to prove my divinity, there will be significant portions of the population who will not go against their religion. “Die for the cause” kind of thing. Honestly, I don’t know how to deal with that, but is it cheating if I appear to them as their own God?

    Regardless, grassroots support, exponentially more exposure from the media, and real-life miracles borne from my believers will have many people actually believing in me, and I’d guess that within 300 years tops, most people would worship me. The rest would, I don’t know, just eventually be bred out. I might have to do something where peoples’ very cultures involve me. Something like “Aelfinn Day”. This is done so that even if someone is born and raised “Christian”, they’re going to be following my religion on a subconscious level. You know, like how Japanese atheists still practice ancestor worship because that’s just what you do in that culture.
    =
    =
    Beyond that, the major problems are the other Facts. It’s important to defeat them early. If I get my starter-cult going, I’ve got a few options.
    A) Convince the BankGamblingr that their powers come from me, and they are one of my Chosen. I prove this by using my superior power to cancel anything they attempt to do.
    B) Trap them. Imprison them using my superior power, preventing them from gaining followers.
    C) I mean, I don’t want to murder anybody..but..crueler people could do that.

    If one of these options aren’t taken, the world is faced with either a pantheon of Gods or nigh-eternal religious war as each Gods’ followers try to kill each other in an attempt to have their God reign supreme.

  9. Ninja Lowk August 15, 2015 at 12:31 am -      #9

    I really want to say I’d be like one of those take whatever I want type of deities. But like in videogames, I’m a paragon till death.
    Start by trying to heal some diseases, that could probably get me a few followers. Then work my way up the problem chain. famine just shouldn’t be a thing. Neither should homelessness. I’ll let someone else deal with wars and other drama..
    I’d be the god of fix its. Then I’ll chill, maybe settle being low tier. As long as I’m immortal and can move stuff with my mind I’m good.

  10. Super Combine August 15, 2015 at 12:32 am -      #10

    The Church of Super Combine is open to all. Don’t wait, join now and praise the great pink explosion. New members get your mandatory pink explosive needle free (shipping and handling costs may apply)! Not convinced yet? Well fine, I’ll throw in a second one then, it’s a double free offer. Don’t miss out on this chance to unite with other pink needle wielders in a great big bang of pink shards and stuff.

    All praise me, the great, malevolent Super Combine.

  11. Friendlysociopath August 15, 2015 at 12:32 am -      #11

    What animoo? Sounds interesting. Is it Noragami?

    Ah yes, that is the name; I was busy cursing him for using Netflix and draining bandwidth but I recall that was the name.

    Honestly my aspirations have never been particular high, I don’t want the biggest and best house- just one that is comfortable.
    Just give me a nice shrine, a few cute priestesses, maybe a couple of sacrifices (have to experiment), and leave me alone.

    Course, and this would be my tactic if I were to go balls-deep for the win, I apparently greatly resemble what people believe Jesus Christ looks like.
    I could get quite the jump on the rest of you off of appearance alone; I’d have a billion souls headstart.

  12. Monochrome August 15, 2015 at 12:34 am -      #12

    Well hoo boy. This should be interesting thread to see. Though I can say for now if I can get to the point of creating my own dimension than nobody’s gonna visit my own dimension. After all once you go in…you never get out.

  13. Aelfinn August 15, 2015 at 12:46 am -      #13

    @Monochrome
    You get a dimension, and Friendlysociopath, you get a dimension, and Lowk, you get a dimension! Everybody gets a dimension! All you need to do is tell your followers to worship me, and it will go fine. Hell, I’ll even grant you any additional power you want once everything’s been set up.

    @Pimpmage
    I’ll allow you to erase as much of Kitten Lord as you want.
    =
    =
    @Super Combine
    I see we’re going to have difficulties.

  14. Ordo11 August 15, 2015 at 12:52 am -      #14

    This is like the memo game sky forge, it’s a fun game. I’d probably create an an artic refuge for those dissatisfied, and use them as a base, create advanced tech for my followers, and conquer the world as a benevolent supreme being, tolerating all you lessers.

    Also I don’t really care overall about how this thread will go.

  15. Neon Lord August 15, 2015 at 1:12 am -      #15

    Excellent, I can finally become a mythical city spirit that wanders the world(s).

  16. Commander Farsight August 15, 2015 at 1:18 am -      #16

    I’d start by gathering a little pantheon of all the lesser pilers/lurkers, and then we could combine whatever meager followers we could get into a big cult. And once we start developing real miracle-like abilities, it’s childs play. Just start walking around healing the sick and the wounded, turning water into wine.

    Then, as soon as other religions start decrying me as a heretic/demon, I start really showing off, restoring the ice caps and repairing the ozone, and now the public is on my side. And it’s all downhill from there.

    Of course, competition amongst the pantheon will be a problem, but as soon as world domination is achieved, we can all just make out own little pocket dimensions.

  17. AbsoluteZero August 15, 2015 at 1:19 am -      #17

    I’d gain godly power by performing small scale miracles in my local town. Let the news catch hold of it so people start flocking to me. Giving me more belief. I’d laser target the skeptics, deliberately attempting to prove my divinity to them, and them alone. Once skeptics confirm it, i’ll gain a substantial power boost. Next, I take control of Valve. And immediately announce Half Life 3, and Portal 3, starring Cave Johnson.

    That assures me the gamer belief. Following that, I systematically lightning strike everyone who disagrees with my particular worldview. I’m God, and I deem my worldview the only correct one, via word of God. The fear will result in more people praying to me, in effort to appease me and not bring down my wrath. I enact a rule to force humanity as a whole to worship only myself, and strike all other religions from the face of the earth with flame from the sky. Those who refuse to worship me, my followers throw into volcanos to appease my divine self.

    Supreme power assured, I retroactively give myself the ability to slap people for sheer stupidity across the internet, which will have been useful before I became God. I then ban Family Guy from being made, I tell them to stop bloody making the Simpsons on pain of death, I threaten to blast the gaming industry off the face of the earth the next time there’s an ‘exclusive’ thereby ending the console wars. All consoles are replaced by cheap, highly functional PCs, that play all games ever.

    Humanity falls into a state of relative peace and hedonism. I give my worshippers eternal youth, so I don’t have to worry about anyone wondering about incentives, and I strike down those who slander me before the words leave their lips.

    I offer all other Facts the choice to become deities over whatever they please, while I declare myself the God of Wrath. Those Facts who dare to oppose my wrathfulness, I out-wrath wrathfully.

  18. Numinous One August 15, 2015 at 1:22 am -      #18

    Well.
    I can see which of you lot would be making life difficult, greedy bastards.

    Luckily there’s all of like three Facts in Aus, that’s pretty much a free run.
    I mind my own business, keep to myself, and start cheating on the down low.

    I do this by spending the majority of my time, after amassing enough believers to make this achievable, working towards intrinsically entwining the very essence of my being into something like the oceans, so long as people believe that the oceans exist, that belief will empower me.
    Indirect belief if you will.

    I completely didn’t steal that from a book series.

  19. Soulerous August 15, 2015 at 1:27 am -      #19

    Compassion, intelligence, and charitable service is all I’d need to gather believers and grow my power like wildfire. But there are tricks beyond that. I would not be stopped.

  20. AbsoluteZero August 15, 2015 at 1:29 am -      #20

    I’d also create actual dropbears in australia. Grizzly bears. Any deities in Australia I would reach out to. Becoming the Gods Down Under. We’d already have a theme song. it’s perfect.

  21. Numinous One August 15, 2015 at 1:35 am -      #21

    “I’d also create actual dropbears in australia.”

    Nonsense, as a show of good will we’d need to gift the rest of the world with drop bears, and their very own Emu War.

  22. mack006 August 15, 2015 at 1:37 am -      #22

    So basically ascending into godhood is like starting a business? Well damn… I don’t do economics so I won’t know how to expand my company into a megacorp.

  23. CH1C4N0444 is allergic to bullets August 15, 2015 at 1:38 am -      #23

    And this is why I would stay a lesser god. I wouldn’t want to invoke the wrath of those more ambitious than myself.

    That being said, if I DID somehow pull ahead of any of you, then I would do all in my power to subjugate each and every one of you till all your followers were my own or dead. As to whether or not I leave you yourself alive would definitely depend on how much resistance you and your followers put up.

    I think I’d start out by learning what power I have and to what extent, then walk around abusing the shit out of it and let people decide what I am for themselves. Hopefully that’d build a cult following and then as I grow more powerfully I think I’d settle with wherever any higher gods would be OK with me being. Unless I’m ahead of the curve, in which case, I do hope none of you or your followers put up too much resistance, for their sake and yours.

  24. AbsoluteZero August 15, 2015 at 1:40 am -      #24

    “Nonsense, as a show of good will we’d need to gift the rest of the world with drop bears, and their very own Emu War.”

    I’m not sure they could survive an Emu War. They’re remarkably competent. We need there to be survivors.

  25. Shadow-Knight August 15, 2015 at 2:20 am -      #25

    Honestly, my sanity is already hanging by a thread as it is. Godhood would probably push me over the edge and I would become our Sheogorath equivalent. I would travel to and gain my followers from insaneisilums and prisons and artists, ect…..I would also host the most delightful parties for the rest of you to attend. Toga parties in the mind of julious cezar for example. Yep, chaotic neutral is the god of madness!!

  26. Shadow-Knight August 15, 2015 at 2:29 am -      #26

    Best part is, all of you pulling your godly shenanegans will drive many people crazy, boosting my influence along with your own. *Begins gathering cats to use as foot rests *

  27. Ragnorke August 15, 2015 at 3:40 am -      #27

    …Who WOULDN’T want to be pre-crises Superman? Seriously?

    It’s the best iconic figure to actually get more people to believe in you, since you inspire hope.

    Things like flying spaghetti monster? Goodluck getting a following with that.

    Edit: Before you say the flying spaghetti monster already has a following…
    It has a joke following by a Athiest movement as a way to taunt religious people.
    They would be the LEAST likely to actually follow it if it became a reality, since it goes against their entire movement.

  28. Numinous One August 15, 2015 at 3:52 am -      #28

    “It has a joke following by a Athiest movement as a way to taunt religious people.”

    Honestly, this one sentence was the entire point of my first comment.

  29. AbsoluteZero August 15, 2015 at 3:59 am -      #29

    “…Who WOULDN’T want to be pre-crises Superman? Seriously?

    It’s the best iconic figure to actually get more people to believe in you, since you inspire hope.”

    I back the tried and true Darkseid method. Absolute obedience, crush all opposition. Die for Darkseid.

  30. Darth Bombad August 15, 2015 at 5:47 am -      #30

    First i would make the force real, then i found the Jedi and Sith orders.
    Finally i gain all the followers (or at least most) by gifting my flock with
    force powers lightsabers and a cool ass temple.
    I’m the Son Admin’s the Father i just need another to join us as the Sister.

    @Klondike Bar
    “Well we all know that Admin would be Zeus. And that was all I can say definitively.”
    Actually he’s more like Odin, he sacrificed an eye and gained great wisdom and power. :)

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