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9th Nov '17 5:07:42 PM CharlesPhipps
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*** Mind you, the same happens to the Christian archangels with [[spoiler: God leaving in the fourteenth season]].
6th Nov '17 5:51:18 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Comprehensively, horrifyingly subverted in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] have died/vanished long ago, and nothing really stepped in the power vacuum left... [[WhenThePlanetsAlign But soon the stars shall be Right again]], and they shall rise once more [[CosmicHorrorStory and all of Man's works shall be torn tasunder as anthills under the tread of giants]]. And [[DevilButNoGod there's nobody else to really stop them from coming back]]. Or so [[UnreliableNarrator their worshippers]] would have you believe, anyway. In practice, just how many of the various [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting horrors]] of the Mythos even "vanished" in the first place is debatable, considering how easy it seems to be at times for people who puzzle out [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow the correct rituals]] from demented rantings in [[TomeOfEldritchLore old crumbling books]] to still get in touch with them...and yet, strangely enough, so far the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ''hasn't'' come.

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** Comprehensively, horrifyingly subverted in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] have died/vanished long ago, and nothing really stepped in the power vacuum left... [[WhenThePlanetsAlign But soon the stars shall be Right again]], and they shall rise once more [[CosmicHorrorStory and all of Man's works shall be torn tasunder as anthills under the tread of giants]]. And [[DevilButNoGod there's nobody else to really stop them from coming back]]. Or so [[UnreliableNarrator their worshippers]] would have you believe, anyway. In practice, just how many of the various [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting horrors]] of the Mythos even "vanished" in the first place is debatable, considering how easy it seems to be at times for people who puzzle out [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow the correct rituals]] from demented rantings in [[TomeOfEldritchLore old crumbling books]] to still get in touch with them...and yet, strangely enough, so far the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ''hasn't'' come. In the original works by Lovecraft they explicitly ''are not'' gods, but rather alien beings whose knowledge of the physical world [[ClarkesThirdLaw seem like magic to ignorant primitives like us.]]
25th Oct '17 8:36:09 PM Sharysa
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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the (currently) Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries,'' and the ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.

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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Once loved and deeply respected, [[ForegoneConclusion Spain's colonization, colonization]] was not kind to him and it's constantly implied he has PTSD from [[TheAloner growing steadily more isolated over the years.]] Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the (currently) Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to stuck in a loop of trauma for ''centuries,'' and as the ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] in the newly-colonized Philippines pushed Haik HARD over the DespairEventHorizon.
25th Oct '17 2:05:05 PM Godzillawolf
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* This happened in the world visited during the Lighting the Darkness Arc of ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'': Queen Equinox, their deity and Goddess of Light and Darkness, sacrificed herself to save the world from a meteor...and was gradually forgotten and faded into obscurity. This was a ''bad'' thing as one of the villains she sealed away, a demon named Lord Yomi that her worshipers had previously kept performing rituals in her name to keep locked away escaped, and no one remembers how to exploit HolyBurnsEvil against them anymore. The end result is Yomi and his army easily conquering the world until the Mane Six arrive and reintroduce magic, as well as free Antiquity from Yomi's curse, who rediscovered Equinox and CAN exploit HolyBurnsEvil against them. [[spoiler:Sunny Days and Moonlight eventually ascend and become the new gods in Equinox's place, destroying Yomi with the Mane Six's help.]]
25th Oct '17 1:33:38 PM ZimFan89
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* Kara's handler invokes this trope in [[Series/PersonOfInterest Season 2 of Person of Interest]], saying that the CIA was the vanguard of the Old Gods fighting in vain against the new gods who would eventually defeat them with cunning rather than strength.

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* Kara's handler invokes this trope in [[Series/PersonOfInterest Season 2 of Person of Interest]], ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', saying that the CIA was the vanguard of the Old Gods fighting in vain against the new gods who would eventually defeat them with cunning rather than strength.
23rd Oct '17 9:26:36 AM Sharysa
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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the (currently) Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries.'' The ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.

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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the (currently) Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries.'' The ''centuries,'' and the ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.
23rd Oct '17 9:25:34 AM Sharysa
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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization of the country, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries'', especially since the ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.

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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization of the country, colonization, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the (currently) Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries'', especially since the ''centuries.'' The ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.
20th Oct '17 7:34:46 PM Sharysa
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* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Ragnarok has swept Yggdrasil and now the [=Æ=]sir has now been killed off, the only surviving remnants include Odin's wolfs and ravens, Baldr (who was destined to be freed from Hel and walk in the new world) and Krampus (who survived through some non-specified reason).

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* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'', Ragnarok has swept Yggdrasil and now the [=Æ=]sir has now been killed off, the only surviving remnants include Odin's wolfs wolves and ravens, Baldr (who was destined to be freed from Hel and walk in the new world) and Krampus (who survived through some non-specified reason).


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* The aftermath of this is the inevitable theme of ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the sea-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines, [[CharacterTitle whose most common epithet is the story's title.]] Thanks to Spain's colonization of the country, Haik's ReincarnationRomance with the Filipino-American Mirasol has been spiraling downward due to trauma for ''centuries'', especially since the ''literal'' death [[KillTheGod of their stillborn whale-goddess daughter]] pushed Haik over the DespairEventHorizon.
6th Oct '17 11:42:40 AM AndreaTx
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* Kara's handler invokes this trope in [[Series/PersonOfInterest Season 2 of Person of Interest]], saying that the CIA was the vanguard of the Old Gods fighting in vain against the new gods who would eventually defeat them with cunning rather than strength.
4th Oct '17 4:50:38 PM WillKeaton
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Contrast {{Gotterdammerung}}, where the gods go out with a bang instead of a whimper. While the [[TheOldGods old gods]] will [[PhysicalGod interact with the mortals on a common basis]], the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod One True God will rarely make appearances despite his new found popularity]] ([[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows perhaps he's too busy keeping things running?]]). This is generally seen as an improvement [[JerkAssGod compared to their predecessor]] however.

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Contrast {{Gotterdammerung}}, where the gods go out with a bang instead of a whimper. While the [[TheOldGods old gods]] will [[PhysicalGod interact with the mortals on a common basis]], the [[HaveYouSeenMyGod One True God will rarely make appearances despite his new found popularity]] popularity]]. ([[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows perhaps Perhaps he's too busy keeping things running?]]). running?]]) This is generally seen as an improvement [[JerkAssGod compared to their predecessor]] however.
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