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Top 10 Mighty Video Game Gods

VO: Dan Paradis
Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Bow down and obey! Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Mighty Video Game Gods! Special thanks to our user “TrEnToMoN” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Mighty Video Game Gods

Prepare yourselves for some divine punishment. Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten mighty video game gods.

For this list, we’ll be looking at deities in video games that have demonstrated their awesome and terrible power, either through overt destruction or subtle machinations. Be warned we will discussing the occasional spoiler here and there, so a spoiler alert is now in effect.

#10: Aesir

“Bayonetta 2” (2014)

Aesir was god so powerful that even he didn’t trust himself with his own might. Before the events of the game, Aesir got a bit fed up with humanity’s lack of free will, and created The Eyes of the World, while also splitting himself into 2 beings of pure good and evil: Loki and Loptr. The latter plan however turns out to be a really bad idea, as Loptr was eventually able to reclaim Aesir’s full power, without being influenced by his good half, While Loki completely forgets who he was. Thankfully though with the combined strength of Bayonetta and Balder, they were able to dish out the ultimate curbstomp to Loptr.

#9: King of All Cosmos
“Katamari Damacy” (2004)
All powerful but also a lovable idiot in equal measure, this particular cosmic ruler isn’t well known for his forward thinking, evident from when he accidentally destroyed every star in the universe after having a bit too much to drink. After sending son, the Prince, to travel around the Earth in order to create Katamari that can serve as replacement stars, we’re treated to frequent reminders that while the creator of all things may mean well, above all else he’s a rather forgetful individual and probably the most flamboyant deity ever conceived.

#8: Zanza

“Xenoblade Chronicles” (2012)
Turns out achieving the status of godhood isn’t all that hard, you just need to reset the all life again and again in a cycle of mass destruction. Originally a human scientist named Klaus, his ventures into creating a new universe led to the eradication of all existence, as well as leading to the creation of the two titans, Bionis and Mechonis. While meticulous in his plotting, Zanza isn’t the most heartless of JRPG villains, even lamenting the fact he couldn’t bring Shulk over to his side as a disciple. Oh, don’t get us wrong, he won’t hesitate to bust out both Monados and wipe you out should you get in his way.

#7: Hades

“Kid Icarus: Uprising” (2012)
There have been many incarnations of the Lord of the Underworld in video games over the years. More often than not they have focused on how much of a sadistic and terrifying beast he is. And while Kid Icarus’ version certainly has power in spades, what we remember most fondly about this particular Hades is just how much of a troll he is! Revelling in the chaos he spreads, every appearance he makes comes equipped with so much sass that he’s a joy to behold. That’s not to say he doesn’t enjoy letting loose, because when he’s on the warpath you had better watch out!

#6: Amaterasu

“Okami” (2006)
No you cannot keep her as a pet! Despite taking the form of a beautiful white wolf, when the goddess of the sun unleashes her holy wrath you’ll be getting more than just a set of claws. With her mastery of Celestial Brush techniques as well as her arsenal of Divine Instruments, Ammy traverses across Nippon, taking on the likes of the demonic Orochi, Nine Tails and the King of Darkness, Yami in order return peace to both of the world of the living and the Celestial Plains. Wise and strong, she’s truly one of the more benevolent deities…just try not to offend her.

#5: Raiden

“Mortal Kombat” series (1992-)
Now here’s a God who knows how to get his hands dirty. While not the strongest of divine beings in comparison to the Elder Gods, Raiden has always stood as humanity’s protector against the threat of Outworld and the Netherrealm. Forever willing to throw himself into the fray and challenge any foe to Mortal Kombat, he’s been known to take quite the beatings in the name of freedom. Respected for his wise council and feared for his Flying Thunder God Technique, your best hope to survive a lightning strike from him would be a quit-ality.

#4: Kratos

“God of War” series (2005-)
When you see the Ghost of Sparda walk into a room you had best brace yourself, because chances are bodies are about to start hitting the floor. After being betrayed by the Gods he had once sworn to serve, Kratos basically slayed every creature in Greek mythology, each a bloody footnote on the way to his revenge. With a rage that knows no bounds, the Gods of Olympus were soon dropping like flies, each suffering a more horrific death than the last. You would have though by now his vengeance would have quelled a little, but from the look of things it’s the Norse Gods that are in for it next.

#3: Asura

“Asura’s Wrath” (2012)
Speaking of anger issues. Once a deity sworn to taking up arms against the Gohma, Asura was betrayed by his comrades, his wife was murdered, he was banished to limbo for a few centuries, and his daughter was kidnapped to be used as a power source to defeat the Gohma once and for all. Big mistake. Preferring to talk with his fists, Asura’s rage against those who wronged him and pretty much anything else that gets in his way is so strong that by the end of the game he is literally punching through an entire solar system just for a chance to get even.

#2: Dormin

“Shadow of the Colossus” (2005)
He may not be a destroyer of worlds, but this shadowy creature managed to ensnare both Wander and us with its enigmatic nature as well as its deception. For the majority of the game, we barely even seen what Dormin actually looks like, mainly communicating through a foreboding, cryptic voice. All we do know is that its essence was split into sixteen colossi, a few of which are considered to be some of gaming’s greatest boss battles. The dark deity may not be the most imposing, but the way he uses both Wander and the player as pawns and leaves us with a truly bittersweet ending has yielded a lasting impact that won’t be forgotten for a long time.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are few honourable mentions.

“Pokemon” series (1996-)

The Golden Goddesses
“The Legend of Zelda” series (1987-)

#1: Sheogorath

“The Elder Scrolls” series (1994-2015)
As one of the Daedric Princes, this unnerving figure is one of the strongest and most dangerous entities in all of Oblivion. What makes him stand out the most? He is utterly hilarious. Encompassing every aspect of madness, Sheogorath rules from the Shivering Isles, where the psychotic and the bizarre reign supreme. His appearances throughout the series, especially in his exclusive DLC, have demonstrated that he’s just as likely to offer you a slice of cheese as he is to send you plummeting to your death. We can’t wait to see him again, all hail the Madgod.

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