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22nd Jan '16 3:16:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', hitmen Jules and Vincent are caught off guard by a man with a HandCannon, who empties all six shots at them without hitting them once. Jules is convinced that this is Divine Intervention, and it inspires him to give up his life as a hitman and [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]. Vincent is less than convinced.
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* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', hitmen Jules and Vincent are caught off guard by a man with a HandCannon, who empties all six shots at them without them. At point blank range. [[EpicFail Without hitting them once.once]]. Jules is convinced that this is Divine Intervention, and it inspires him to give up his life as a hitman and [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]. Vincent is less than convinced.convinced, though his best counter-argument is that of a FlatEarthAtheist.
15th Jan '16 9:15:37 PM nombretomado
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* The end of Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand''.
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* The end of Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand''.''Literature/TheStand''.
30th Nov '15 10:16:44 AM FF32
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* In the book ''The God Delusion'', Creator/RichardDawkins discusses that, after being shot, the Pope attributed his survival to intervention by Our Lady of Fatima, claiming that "a maternal hand guided the bullet." Dawkins cannot help wondering why she didn't guide it to miss him altogether.
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* In the book ''The God Delusion'', Creator/RichardDawkins UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins discusses that, after being shot, the Pope attributed his survival to intervention by Our Lady of Fatima, claiming that "a maternal hand guided the bullet." Dawkins cannot help wondering why she didn't guide it to miss him altogether.
28th Nov '15 4:55:00 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy is about to have his head chopped off by Buggy in Logue Town, on the very same platform that Gold Roger was executed on. Just before the blade Buggy's using can connect, the entire platform gets struck by lightning. Sanji wonders aloud if there was anything divine about what happened. It's heavily implied that it was either this trope, considering how afterwards everything was in favor for the crew's escape or pure coincidence. It is also implied that it wasn't natural lightning that saved Luffy in the first place. What occurred at Logue Town is still very vague, even though it was over 600 chapters ago. ** Hawkins announces that no matter what situation Luffy is put in he will always have a chance, no matter how small, of surviving, and there is some implication that this is to do with "The Will of D". Not that anyone knows what the hell that is
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy is about to have his head chopped off by Buggy in Logue Town, on the very same platform that Gold Roger was executed on. Just before the blade Buggy's using can connect, the entire platform gets struck by lightning. Sanji wonders aloud if there was anything divine about what happened. It's heavily implied that it was either this trope, considering how afterwards everything was in favor for the crew's escape or pure coincidence. It is also implied that it wasn't natural lightning that saved Luffy in the first place. What occurred at Logue Town is still very vague, even though it was over 600 700 chapters ago. ** Hawkins announces that no matter what situation Luffy is put in he will always have a chance, no matter how small, of surviving, and there is some implication that this is to do with "The Will of D". Not that anyone knows what the hell that isis (since The Will of D. is one of the series's biggest mysteries).
4th Oct '15 6:57:25 PM jordanish
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** Hawkins announces that no matter what situation Luffy is put in he will always have a chance, no matter how small, of surviving, and there is some implication that this is to do with "The Will of D". Not that anyone knows what the hell that is * Horribly [[DiabolusExMachina inverted]] in 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.
21st Jul '15 1:54:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Fan Myopia. Always show the work's name.
* [[Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell Kalem]] intervenes several times to save Will and his friends. Generally, she follows this with a lecture about how she can't spend all her time saving him.
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* [[Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell Kalem]] ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'': Kalem intervenes several times to save Will and his friends. Generally, she follows this with a lecture about how she can't spend all her time saving him.
21st Jul '15 1:53:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of the 2003 revival of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' featured a man on death row being saved from his executions by increasingly improbable circumstances. Each time, the man hears a woman's voice say "Not yet," and he eventually sees a heavenly woman he believes to be an angel. He is granted a new trial and found innocent. [[spoiler:At that point, he reveals to his lawyer that he is, in fact, guilty, but no one can do anything since the PowersThatBe don't want him to die. He steps out of the courtroom to greet the press... and the voice says "Now," and a statue falls on him, killing him. The statue? The "angel" he saw: Nemesis, the Goddess of Vengeance]]. * Parodied on ''{{Bottom}}'', in the episode "Hole". Richie and Eddit end up trapped on a condemned ferris wheel and end up hanging by their fingers as their car slowly disintegrates. They pray for a miracle; God's hand appears miraculously. However, once safely on the divine hand, then they both start commenting how [[spoiler:they don't actually want to cause offence or anything, but they don't believe in God. Accordingly, the hand disappears...]].
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* An episode of the 2003 revival of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' featured a man on death row being saved from his executions by increasingly improbable circumstances. Each time, the man hears a woman's voice say "Not yet," and he eventually sees a heavenly woman he believes to be an angel. He is granted a new trial and found innocent. [[spoiler:At that point, he reveals to his lawyer that he is, in fact, guilty, but no one can do anything since the PowersThatBe don't want him to die. He steps out of the courtroom to greet the press... and the voice says "Now," and a statue falls on him, killing him. The statue? The "angel" he saw: Nemesis, the Goddess of Vengeance]]. * Parodied on ''{{Bottom}}'', ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', in the episode "Hole". Richie and Eddit end up trapped on a condemned ferris wheel and end up hanging by their fingers as their car slowly disintegrates. They pray for a miracle; God's hand appears miraculously. However, once safely on the divine hand, then they both start commenting how [[spoiler:they don't actually want to cause offence or anything, but they don't believe in God. Accordingly, the hand disappears...]].
4th Jul '15 9:50:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Arguably, in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' universe, the Knights of the Cross have this function (or act on His behalf). always appearing precisely when they are needed. In fact, GenreSavvy Harry Dresden relies on this at one key point, successfully, when [[spoiler:Molly]] is in danger.
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* Arguably, in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' universe, the ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': The Knights of the Cross have this function (or act on His behalf). behalf) by always appearing precisely when they are needed. In fact, GenreSavvy Harry Dresden relies on this at one key point, successfully, when [[spoiler:Molly]] is in danger.
23rd Jun '15 4:07:47 PM nombretomado
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* [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] (maybe even Triple Subverted) in ''KingOfTheHill''. Hank decides to watch the Super Bowl instead of helping Luanne with her puppet show, [[NoHoperRepeat which is being broadcast at the same time]]. However, the TV starts spontaneously changing from the game to Luanne. The first subversion comes when we see it's just Peggy, hiding around a corner, using a universal remote. Then at the end of the episode, Bobby comes up and says he borrowed its batteries before the Super Bowl, shocking Peggy. And then at the very end, he shrugs and says "Or maybe after, I don't remember."
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* [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] (maybe even Triple Subverted) in ''KingOfTheHill''.''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Hank decides to watch the Super Bowl instead of helping Luanne with her puppet show, [[NoHoperRepeat which is being broadcast at the same time]]. However, the TV starts spontaneously changing from the game to Luanne. The first subversion comes when we see it's just Peggy, hiding around a corner, using a universal remote. Then at the end of the episode, Bobby comes up and says he borrowed its batteries before the Super Bowl, shocking Peggy. And then at the very end, he shrugs and says "Or maybe after, I don't remember."
16th May '15 4:17:14 PM Tyren
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* As [[DeityOfHumanOrigin gods]] are characters in ''Literature/CoilingDragon'', there are potentially many instances of this trope. However, Lord Beirut, the seemingly all-powerful god that watches over Yulan continent, may be an unexpected instance. [[spoiler:When [[TheHero Linley]], Barker, and the Saints went to the Necropolis of the Gods, Lord Beirut told them that all of the magical beasts inside would be trying to kill them and that he expected most of them to die. At the end of that arc, we learn that the Ba-Serpent spared Barker's life. This may be a parallel to the War God earlier telling Emperor Johann to let Princess Nina marry Wharton because Wharton is Linley's younger brother, Linley is that one that found and [[BondCreatures raised Bebe]], and Bebe is Lord Beirut's descendant. Unlike that event, however, the Ba-Serpent never saw Bebe, so it's not clear why he thought that sparing Barker would indirectly make Lord Beirut happy.]]
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* As [[DeityOfHumanOrigin gods]] are characters in ''Literature/CoilingDragon'', there are potentially many instances of this trope. However, Lord Beirut, the seemingly all-powerful god that watches over Yulan continent, may be is an unexpected instance. [[spoiler:When [[TheHero Linley]], Barker, and the Saints went to the Necropolis of the Gods, Lord Beirut told them After it is revealed that all of the magical beasts inside would be trying to kill them and that he expected most of them to die. At the end of that arc, we learn that the Ba-Serpent spared Barker's life. This may be a parallel to the War God earlier telling Emperor Johann to let Princess Nina marry Wharton because Wharton is [[spoiler:Bebe, Linley's younger brother, Linley is that one that found and [[BondCreatures raised Bebe]], and Bebe companion]], is Lord Beirut's descendant. Unlike actually Beruit's descendant]], it makes sense that event, however, the Ba-Serpent never saw Bebe, so it's not clear why he thought that sparing Barker Beruit would indirectly intervene to help Linley out or that other gods would step in on their own. Examples include gods saving the life of Linley or one of his friends, or intervening to simply make Lord Beirut happy.]]them happy. After the above reason is revealed to all, Beruit becomes more of regular cast member in the story.
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