"He can but he doesn't involve himself directly in our squabbles that we know of. It's just 'poof' and you're a Gawd because there's an opening whether you're right for the job or not. We're even allowed to openly war on one another though it's damn rare. He has however, quite publicly obliterated serious attempts on his person. It's why most schemes to depose him take the long view, and by long I mean centuries. Everyone knows they need to accumulate power but no one knows how much. So they do their best to become twice as powerful as the last fool who tried before they make their attempt. It always ends horribly but at least everyone else has a new goalpost to shoot for."