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21st May '16 8:18:13 PM erforce
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* Even present in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and its related media; while there's plenty of evil gods and lesser deities (like Gozer) running around, there's no indication of any good gods opposing them, so the Busters have to make do with science.
** Well, Marduk appeared in one episode of the cartoon, and was a depicted as a fairly benevolent "god of the city". He still needed the Ghostbusters' help to defeat his ancient enemy Tiamat, though.
** Also, in the original film there are hints by some characters that Gozer is the harbinger of the Biblical Apocalypse, and not just its own brand of doom. The ending of the second film implies the Busters might have something divine backing them up somehow; [[spoiler: when Viggo's painting is destroyed, it's revealed that underneath it is a renaissance painting of the Ghostbusters portrayed as Saints.]]

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* Even present in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and its related media; while there's plenty of evil gods and lesser deities (like Gozer) running around, there's no indication of any good gods opposing them, so the Busters have to make do with science.
** Well, Marduk appeared in one episode of [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters the cartoon, cartoon]], and was a depicted as a fairly benevolent "god of the city". He still needed the Ghostbusters' help to defeat his ancient enemy Tiamat, though.
** Also, in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original film film]] there are hints by some characters that Gozer is the harbinger of the Biblical Apocalypse, and not just its own brand of doom. doom.
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The ending of the [[Film/GhostbustersII second film film]] implies the Busters might have something divine backing them up somehow; [[spoiler: when Viggo's painting is destroyed, it's revealed that underneath it is a renaissance painting of the Ghostbusters portrayed as Saints.]]
20th May '16 3:48:39 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': There ''was'' a God, but He was going to destroy the world due to its evil. His daughter intervened and turned herself into a tree until the humans showed enough benevolence to return her to her true form. Corvus, an angel who was betrayed by humans, went into RageAgainstTheHeavens mode when released by the hero and attacked Zenus, splitting Him into ten fragments that serve as BonusBosses, some more self-aware than others.
18th May '16 8:44:02 AM BillyH666
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** DOOM2016 looks to avert this, as it's Doomguy is said to have been given powers by Seraphim, whether they are actually angelic beings, or just powerful aliens however, is anyone's guess.
16th May '16 1:32:43 PM TheKaizerreich
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* [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', which is mainly based on ''UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}}''; ''Touhou'' has many God characters and a Lucifer-analogue in Shinki (though her canonicity, along with all other chracters from before the 6th game, is highly questionable). Oddly, Shinki is generally seen as a rather nice person, [[BewareTheNiceOnes if zealous and prone to violent outbursts when annoyed]]. On the other hand, while various God characters show up (many of which are almost pathetically weak), none of them are stated to be an "absolutely good" God. The one God stated to have this role, The Great Dragon, has never been seen and nobody knows what it looks like beyond "it's supposedly a dragon" and there is no confirmation that it even exists. Even main character Reimu Hakurei, who is supposed to be its High Priestess, has no connection to it and in fact for a long didn't even know what deity the Hakurei shrine is supposed to house and hence who she is supposed to serve.
3rd May '16 6:27:37 AM erforce
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* In the Season 2 finale of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Sarah Connor mentions that she doesn't know if there's a God or not, but she knows there ''is'' an evil omnipresent entity that wants the world to burn (referring to SKYNET). The episode also reveals that much of the show's MythArc involves an attempt to [[DeusEstMachina build a machine "God"]] to oppose SKYNET.

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* In the Season 2 finale of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Sarah Connor mentions that she doesn't know if there's a God or not, but she knows there ''is'' an evil omnipresent entity that wants the world to burn (referring to SKYNET). The episode also reveals that much of the show's MythArc involves an attempt to [[DeusEstMachina build a machine "God"]] to oppose SKYNET.
27th Apr '16 1:02:17 PM Dutchtica
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** Journey Into Mystery (The Thor comic)[[note]]NOT the original comic that launched The Mighty Thor, but rather the mid 2010's comic which featured TheEnsembleDarkHorse Loki[[/note]] gave us a council of those various hell lords like Nightmare, Satannish, and the Son-of-Satan-father Satan[[note]]Who's in the past already claimed he just ''named'' himself after the biblical figure[[/note]]. The evil demonic beings meet up and all have their own throne. There is one empty, for the biblical Lucifer. It has never been used, but they're all ''terrified'' to sit on it and "claim" it, not only for the competition from the other Hell Lords vying for it, but of the possibility that the biblical Lucifer might actually ''be real and come back''.
9th Apr '16 8:54:44 AM Astrideric
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* In the present timeline of ''Webcomic/HolyBibble'', Satan is very real and involved in the lives of mortals and angels alike, while God has only shown up once, and under dubious circumstances.
4th Apr '16 7:20:49 PM Fireblood
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** However, Sauron isn't the Devil either. He's just Morgoth' most trusted lieutenant.

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** However, Sauron isn't the Devil either. He's just Morgoth' Morgoth's most trusted lieutenant.



* In ''Film/{{Fallen}}'', there is a demon essentially free to take over people's bodies and use them to commit murder. Apparently, the forces of Heaven are not concerned enough to show up and do something about it.

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* In ''Film/{{Fallen}}'', there is a demon essentially free to take over people's bodies and use them to commit murder. Apparently, the forces of Heaven are not concerned enough to show up and do something about it. There are some Catholic demonologists mentioned to fight the demons, but we never see this and the one who is shown in the film only gives the protagonist information on them.
8th Feb '16 3:47:50 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the heroes have visited quite a few hellish dimensions and fought demons from them, but if a heavenly version of the afterlife exists, it has never been seen.
27th Jan '16 4:13:32 PM AHI-3000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', there is a very powerful (and god-like) demon named [[EldritchAbomination Aku]], who has [[TakeOverTheWorld conquered]] not just the world, but the whole ''galaxy'' as well. While there are some good gods (such as [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]]) who are quite capable of destroying Aku, they have decided to [[TheGodsMustBeLazy just leave the responsibility]] of killing him to [[TheChosenOne Jack]], who despite [[BadassNormal all his skills]], has still yet to actually even come close to defeating [[JokerImmunity Aku]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', there is a very powerful (and god-like) demon named [[EldritchAbomination Aku]], who has [[TakeOverTheWorld conquered]] not just the world, but the whole ''galaxy'' as well. While there are some good gods (such as [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]]) who are quite capable of destroying Aku, they have decided to [[TheGodsMustBeLazy just leave the responsibility]] of killing him to [[TheChosenOne Jack]], who despite [[BadassNormal all his skills]], has is [[JokerImmunity still yet to actually not even come close to defeating [[JokerImmunity Aku]].Aku yet]].
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