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15th Nov '17 11:09:41 PM iroanxi
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* Unlike in the [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire books]], the Old Gods and the Seven in ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'' are making an obvious mark upon Westeros. The Seven transformed their statues in Baelor's Sept to warn the people about the incoming danger (not that they paid much attention, as many of them thought it was a demand to start a religious war against the followers of the Old Gods). The Old Gods have been more forthcoming, up to and including [[spoiler:blinding Blackfoot/the High Sparrow so he will stop trying to attempt to burn everything.]]
17th Oct '17 10:36:24 AM BeerBaron
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** St. Jiub the Eradicator, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s AscendedExtra EnsembleDarkhorse, was attempting to eradicate the [[TakeThatScrappy much reviled]] [[GoddamnBats Cliff Racers]] from Vvardenfell in [[TheAtoner atonement]] for his past "sordid" lifestyle. After being led into a trap by the [[ItCanThink smarter-than-he-thought]] Cliff Racers, the [[ZergRush swarmed him with numbers in the hundreds]]. Jiub, according to his opus, was certain that this was going to be his LastStand. After two days of fighting, all of the Cliff Racers lay dead and Jiub collapsed, exhausted and wounded. He was sure that he was going to die, when the Dunmeri PhysicalGod, Vivec, saved him and declared him to be a saint for his actions.
12th Oct '17 11:59:02 AM BeerBaron
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** The various "[[EternalHero Shezzarines]]" throughout history. They are theorized to be the soul of [[GodIsDead the dead creator god]] Shezzar/Lorkhan/Shor/[[IHaveManyNames many others]] [[GodInHumanForm manifesting in mortal form]] as one of the [[HumansAreSpecial races of Men]] when they are threatened, and then advancing their cause, usually by [[ScrewYouElves killing lots and lots]] of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]]. [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor 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 and/or as part of a MergerOfSouls situation.

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** The various "[[EternalHero Shezzarines]]" Shezarrines]]" throughout history. They are theorized to be the soul of [[GodIsDead the dead creator god]] Shezzar/Lorkhan/Shor/[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr/Lorkhan/Shor/[[IHaveManyNames many others]] [[GodInHumanForm manifesting in mortal form]] as one of the [[HumansAreSpecial races of Men]] when they are threatened, and then advancing their cause, usually by [[ScrewYouElves killing lots and lots]] of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]]. [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor 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 Shezarr and/or as part of a MergerOfSouls situation.


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** The Daedric Prince Meridia granted a form of ResurrectiveImmortality to the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleid]] sorcerer-king, Umaril the Unfeathered. Umaril was initially defeated by Pelinal Whitestrike, himself a form of divine intervention as one of the aforementioned Shezarrines, but his spirit simply "went adrift" in Oblivion until reforming, not unlike an actual Daedric being. (He would be [[DeaderThanDead defeated for good]] by the Champion of Cyrodiil in ''Oblivion'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion.)
11th Sep '17 6:28:46 AM Veanne
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* In part three ''FanFic/ABridgeOnceBroken'' [[spoiler: Xelor, the god of time]] observes the proceedings from the very start, before ultimately helping the heroes.
8th Sep '17 6:28:00 AM CloudCuckooClock
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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.

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* This In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', 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.
2nd Sep '17 11:21:51 PM darksoul4242
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* Horribly [[DiabolusExMachina inverted]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' through the Behelits, which allow someone crossing the DespairEventHorizon to summon the God-hand to give them the chance to become Apostles, or with the Crimson Behelit, to become a member of the God-hand. Seeing as God in the Beserkverse is essentially the human perception of evil and injustice it kinda makes sense that the heroes aren't saved on their bleakest day but instead the less savoury characters are given the power to ruin everyone else's day too.

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* Horribly [[DiabolusExMachina inverted]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' through the Behelits, which allow someone crossing the DespairEventHorizon to summon the God-hand to give them the chance to become Apostles, or with the Crimson Behelit, to become a member of the God-hand. Seeing as God in the Beserkverse Berserkverse is essentially the human perception of evil and injustice it kinda makes sense that the heroes aren't saved on their bleakest day but instead the less savoury characters are given the power to ruin everyone else's day too.
2nd Sep '17 11:20:09 PM darksoul4242
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': to divinely intervene is [[spoiler:ascended Madoka]]'s job after she make a wish to save all the magical girls. She must do this for all eternity while being removed from physical existence.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': to To divinely intervene is [[spoiler:ascended Madoka]]'s job after she make a wish to save all the magical girls. She must do this for all eternity while being removed from physical existence.
2nd Aug '17 9:05:22 AM BeerBaron
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** 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, the [[TopGod chief deity]] God of Time of the Nine Divines pantheon, pulling a direct intervention of his own to end the Oblivion Crisis.

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** 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, the [[TopGod chief deity]] God of Time of the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines pantheon, pantheon]], pulling a direct intervention of his own to end the Oblivion Crisis.


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** Kynareth, the Divine Goddess of the Air and Heavens, pulled a few to help early mankind in their battles against the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] and elves. When the ancient [[HornyVikings Nords]] prayed for aid against the dragons and their [[ReligionOfEvil Dragon Cults]], she sent [[TokenHeroicOrc Paarthurnax]] to teach them the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] so they could use the [[LanguageOfMagic dragons' own weapon]] against them. She was also perhaps the most active Divine in supporting the Alessian Revolt, sending her "son" Morihaus to join the conflict on Alessia's side. She sent rain to cleanse the blood from Ayleid forts and villages after [[GodInHumanForm Pelinal]] [[TheBerserker Whitestrake]] [[PaintTheTownRed came through]], so that they could be used by Alessia's forces.
31st Jul '17 8:38:27 AM BeerBaron
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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.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', 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.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', many of the universe's [[OurGodsAreDifferent various divine beings beings]] have done this at one point or another. Though most would [[InMysteriousWays prefer to do subtly, so subtly]], or [[MissionFromGod indirectly through mortal agents, agents]], a few have intervened directly in the affairs of mortals. A few prominent examples of intervention include:
** The various "Shezzarines" "[[EternalHero Shezzarines]]" throughout history. They are theorized to be the soul of [[GodIsDead the dead creator god]] Shezzar/Lorkhan/Shor/[[IHaveManyNames many others]] [[GodInHumanForm manifesting in mortal form, usually form]] as one of the [[HumansAreSpecial races of men Men]] when they are threatened, and then advancing their cause, usually by [[ScrewYouElves killing lots and lots lots]] of Elves. ([[TheEmperor Tiber [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (Elves)]]. [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor 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.
Shezzar and/or as part of a MergerOfSouls situation.
** Azura Azura, the Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn, 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 Akatosh, the [[TopGod chief deity]] God of Time of the Nine Divines pantheon, pulling a direct intervention of his own to end the Oblivion Crisis.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Akatosh pulled another during the Greybeards state that [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Planemeld]]. He intervened when one of [[PlayerCharacter the appearance of a Dragonborn is due to direct interference by Akatosh, as Vestige]]'s companions gave their arrival always [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom heralds great change]] in life, allowing the world. The reappearance of Vestige to gain Akatosh's Blessings and challenge [[BigBad Alduin]] the [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast World Eater]] Molag]] [[GodOfEvil Bal]] in the Fourth Era coincides with the protagonist learning that they are the Last Dragonborn and the one prophesied to defeat him.single combat.
26th Jul '17 12:03:14 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.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', 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.
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