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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.
21st Jul '17 4:11:22 PM ZimFan89
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* ''[[Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm Ghosts of the Past]]'': During the climax of the ''Forever Red'' arc, a variety of factors caused by the [[RenegadeRussian Red Room's]] actions -- including damaging the [[EldritchLocation NeverNever]] in the process of having a base there, and more importantly [[spoiler: kidnapping and brainwashing Harry]] -- cause both of the Faerie Courts as well as several of [[ComicBook/TheSandman the Endless]] to retaliate by providing aid to the heroes, as best as they're [[GodsHandsAreTied allowed to]].
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.
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