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14th Apr '17 7:53:07 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'': TheFundamentalist Carol Brown tells the recently-outed lesbain Becky that she doesn't have to take Communion if she's not sure she's right with God. Becky thinks for a moment, then decides that since when she got kidnapped God sent her best friend, a badass on a motorcycle, and an actual superhero to save her, she's pretty sure she's good.

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* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'': TheFundamentalist [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/04-it-all-returns/remembrance/ Carol Brown tells the recently-outed lesbain Brown]] says that Becky that she doesn't have to take Communion if she's not sure worried she's not right with God. God (due to being gay). After a beat, Becky thinks for a moment, then decides points out that since when she got kidnapped God sent her best friend, a badass on a motorcycle, life was in danger, her girlfriend and an actual a superhero showed up to save her, so she's pretty sure she's good.
He still likes her. Then she takes Communion. Loudly.
13th Apr '17 1:42:13 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'': TheFundamentalist Carol Brown tells the recently-outed lesbain Becky that she doesn't have to take Communion if she's not sure she's right with God. Becky thinks for a moment, then decides that since when she got kidnapped God sent her best friend, a badass on a motorcycle, and an actual superhero to save her, she's pretty sure she's good.
9th Apr '17 12:53:39 PM nombretomado
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* All members of a cult in ''RuneQuest'' can pray for divine intervention. The chance of it working is small, though (unless you're a high-ranking member), and always has a high price when it does - you lose part of your permanent Power attribute, and if you lose all your Power you die.

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* All members of a cult in ''RuneQuest'' ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'' can pray for divine intervention. The chance of it working is small, though (unless you're a high-ranking member), and always has a high price when it does - you lose part of your permanent Power attribute, and if you lose all your Power you die.
8th Apr '17 5:46:21 PM eroock
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4th Mar '17 10:51:33 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* This is stated to be the reason why the Avatar needs to be the one to defeat Firelord Ozai. The only other people powerful enough to defeat him would be viewed as political usurpers and perpetuate the war. Anything that Aang does would be viewed as divine judgment, and above reproach.
23rd Nov '16 1:44:57 PM Underachiever
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* In the "grimsical world of fantasy" of ''War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus'', a fair few things can draw the gods' attention, including any use of ritual magic (which invokes their power), spectacular success or failure at some task, or even the sheer whim of the dice (an all-'-' or all-'+' result on the four Fate dice rolled to resolve basically any action in the game that needs rolling at all will do it). Most inhabitants of the world actually try to avoid this, however, since the gods can be fickle and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength tend to cause their share of inadvertant collateral damage]] even when actually ''trying'' to grant a boon.
12th Nov '16 3:34:42 PM Koveras
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* At the end of the penultimate level of ''VideoGame/{{Journey}}'', you and your companion are caught in a fierce storm and freeze to death after losing track of the mountaintop that has been your guiding beacon throughout the game. Then, after a FadeToWhite, you are greeted not with a GameOver, but with six giant white-robed figures, who have appeared to you in visions earlier, and who now raise you BackFromTheDead and even max out your scarf, so you can fly all the way to the mountaintop in one go and finally complete your journey.
12th Nov '16 3:28:32 PM Koveras
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* At the end of ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', Pacifica is stabbed in the back and bleeds out to death. In that moment, however, she is summoned before [[{{God}} Lord Mauser]], who asks her whether [[spoiler:''she'', Lord Mauser, was wrong to collaborate with the invading aliens and to corral the remaining humans in fake reality that Pacifica's continued survival would destroy]]. When Pacifica is successful at ReasoningWithGod, Lord Mauser heals her wound (something even her sister Raquel, the mightiest magician in the land, [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest couldn't do]]) and lets her complete her quest.
7th Nov '16 12:40:08 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Greybeards state that the appearance of a Dragonborn is due to direct interference by Akatosh, as their arrival always [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom heralds great change]] in the world. The reappearance of [[BigBad Alduin]] the [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast World Eater]] in the Fourth Era coincides with the protagonist learning that they are the Last Dragonborn and the one prophesied to defeat him.
** On a broader note, it's speculated that ''all'' of the protagonists from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' may be literal divine interventions called Shezzarines (avatars of the god Shezzar/Shor/Lorkhan/[[IHaveManyNames a whole bunch of other things]]).

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', many of the universe's various divine beings have done this at one point or another. Though most would prefer to do subtly, or indirectly through mortal agents, a few have intervened directly in the affairs of mortals. A few prominent examples of intervention include:
** The various "Shezzarines" throughout history. They are theorized to be the soul of [[GodIsDead the dead creator god]] Shezzar/Lorkhan/Shor/[[IHaveManyNames many others]] manifesting in mortal form, usually as one of the races of men when they are threatened, and then advancing their cause, usually by killing lots and lots of Elves. ([[TheEmperor Tiber Septim]] was rumored to be one such manifestation, before he himself [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood]] as the Ninth Divine, Talos, possibly by "[[BecomingTheMask mantling]]" Shezzar.
** Azura has acted much more subtly in her instances of intervention, but not without leaving a major impact on the mortal world. She, along with Boethia and Mephala, convinced the prophet Veloth to lead the Chimer people to Morrowind from the Summerset Isles. When their leaders, the Tribunal, later betrayed her by [[TheRashomon being involved in the death]] of her faithful servant Nerevar and then using the power of the Heart of Lorkhan to [[PhysicalGod ascend to godhood]], she cursed them and left a prophecy foretelling their downfall. Thousands of years later, in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', she aided the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] in fulfilling that prophecy and bringing down the Tribunal once and for all.
** Mehrunes Dagon is a villainous version of the trope whenever he manifests. His doing so led to the destruction of Old Mournhold and the Imperial Battlespire, and very nearly the destruction of Mundus entirely in ''[[TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' had he not been stopped by Akatosh pulling a direct intervention of his own to end the Oblivion Crisis.
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Greybeards state that the appearance of a Dragonborn is due to direct interference by Akatosh, as their arrival always [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom heralds great change]] in the world. The reappearance of [[BigBad Alduin]] the [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast World Eater]] in the Fourth Era coincides with the protagonist learning that they are the Last Dragonborn and the one prophesied to defeat him.
** On a broader note, it's speculated that ''all'' of the protagonists from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' may be literal divine interventions called Shezzarines (avatars of the god Shezzar/Shor/Lorkhan/[[IHaveManyNames a whole bunch of other things]]).
him.
18th Oct '16 5:28:44 AM foxley
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* ''Film/{{Purgatory}}'': Shockingly, God isn't too pleased with Blackjack & Co. messing around with His town.
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