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20th Dec '16 7:02:37 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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!!And then God said, "Let there be examples." And so it was done; God had created many examples of him appearing in other works:
11th Dec '16 4:12:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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God is also not always seen as the benevolent ruler of everything, hence why tropes such as GodIsEvil exist. Some of this is AlternateCharacterInterpretation from ''Literature/TheBible'' and similar works, others are authors liking to play with audience expectations, and some of it is authors who dislike God and religion [[WriterOnBoard putting a little personal touch on their creation]]/[[AuthorTract their creation was made to express those views]]. Works which feature RageAgainstTheHeavens often feature God being a jerk, if not outright malevolent to his creation, though some would say he's more concerned with [[LawfulGood perfect justice]] than just [[GoodIsNotNice being nice]], which can cause problems with [[HumansAreFlawed an imperfect humanity]]. Taking this depiction to its furthest extent creates a variation on the CosmicHorrorStory.

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God is also not always seen as the benevolent ruler of everything, hence why tropes such as GodIsEvil exist. Some of this is AlternateCharacterInterpretation AlternativeCharacterInterpretation from ''Literature/TheBible'' and similar works, others are authors liking to play with audience expectations, and some of it is authors who dislike God and religion [[WriterOnBoard putting a little personal touch on their creation]]/[[AuthorTract their creation was made to express those views]]. Works which feature RageAgainstTheHeavens often feature God being a jerk, if not outright malevolent to his creation, though some would say he's more concerned with [[LawfulGood perfect justice]] than just [[GoodIsNotNice being nice]], which can cause problems with [[HumansAreFlawed an imperfect humanity]]. Taking this depiction to its furthest extent creates a variation on the CosmicHorrorStory.
26th Nov '16 3:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[ChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] is of course Narnia's version of Christ. God the Father is 'The Emperor Beyond the Sea'.

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* [[ChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] is of course Narnia's version of Christ. God the Father is 'The Emperor Beyond the Sea'.
22nd Nov '16 2:14:23 PM MrDeath
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-->'''Hawkgirl:''' That's right, I'm an ''[[ILied angel]]''. You can mess with me if you want to, but I don't think you want to mess with [[{{God}} the Boss]]. (''points up'')

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-->'''Hawkgirl:''' That's right, I'm an ''[[ILied ''[[BlatantLies angel]]''. You can mess with me if you want to, but I don't think you want to mess with [[{{God}} the Boss]]. (''points up'')
3rd Nov '16 1:38:36 AM DustSnitch
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** Literature/TheBible (Christian).

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** Literature/TheBible (Christian).(Judeo-Christian).



** The Qur'an (Muslim).

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** The Qur'an Literature/TheQuran (Muslim).
23rd Oct '16 7:16:29 AM Mhazard
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Since depicting God is attempting to portray an infinite divine being in human terms and ideas, this is problematic at best, and many series choose to go with HaveYouSeenMyGod or PiecesOfGod. Rather than giving God an explicitly defined human shape and face, most portrayals tend towards a human-like figure with an obscured face, one or two giant hands in the sky, or even nothing more than an [[NoIndoorVoice ALL CAPS WORD BUBBLE]].

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Since depicting God is [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm attempting to portray an infinite divine being in human terms and ideas, ideas]], this is problematic at best, and many series choose to go with HaveYouSeenMyGod or PiecesOfGod. Rather than giving God an explicitly defined human shape and face, most portrayals tend towards a [[GrandpaGod human-like figure with an obscured face, face]], one or two giant hands in the sky, or even nothing more than an [[NoIndoorVoice ALL CAPS WORD BUBBLE]].
21st Oct '16 9:29:47 AM MagnusForce
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** Robot God appeared in the Season 6 episode "Ghost in the Machines" while [[EldritchAbomination Yivo]] from The second movie "The Beast with a Billion Backs" has elements of the Judeo-Christian God (albeit sightly twisted ones).
20th Aug '16 5:14:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''DragonLance'' has the Highgod, who created the lesser deities but has only intervened in Krynn's history to prevent its destruction. Chaos is the entity that opposes the High God, and it is from Chaos that the universe was created.
* In ForgottenRealms, the Overgod Ao (who created the universe Faerun inhabits) is visited by his "boss" in the Avatar Trilogy. He is described as a "being of pure light" and is strongly implied to be the Judeao-Christian God.

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* ''DragonLance'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' has the Highgod, who created the lesser deities but has only intervened in Krynn's history to prevent its destruction. Chaos is the entity that opposes the High God, and it is from Chaos that the universe was created.
* In ForgottenRealms, ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', the Overgod Ao (who created the universe Faerun inhabits) is visited by his "boss" in the Avatar Trilogy. He is described as a "being of pure light" and is strongly implied to be the Judeao-Christian God.
14th Aug '16 10:25:06 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' is an allegory for the author's religious life, and fittingly ends with him witnessing the Holy Trinity in Paradise.
* ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' initially casts God as the antagonist through Satan's extensive verse. Once the narrative shifts past him, the poem leans towards God's side of things.
* C.S. Lewis's ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' is about how various souls in Hell justify rejecting God's invitation to Heaven.
31st Jul '16 5:21:04 PM nombretomado
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* The {{DCU}} has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Presence_%28New_Earth%29 The Presence,]] [[IHaveManyNames also known as The Voice, The Hand, and The Source]] who plays essentially the same role. His most directly visible role is being the source of power behind the Spectre's abilities, since the Spectre is, technically speaking, a Fallen Angel who repented, and as such gets micromanaged a fair bit more than usual just in case. As The Source, meanwhile, it shows up as a giant burning hand in the ComicBook/NewGods stories, and as witnessed by [[GreenLantern Krona]] created the Universe in that form (the "Big Hand" theory).

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* The {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU has [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Presence_%28New_Earth%29 The Presence,]] [[IHaveManyNames also known as The Voice, The Hand, and The Source]] who plays essentially the same role. His most directly visible role is being the source of power behind the Spectre's abilities, since the Spectre is, technically speaking, a Fallen Angel who repented, and as such gets micromanaged a fair bit more than usual just in case. As The Source, meanwhile, it shows up as a giant burning hand in the ComicBook/NewGods stories, and as witnessed by [[GreenLantern Krona]] created the Universe in that form (the "Big Hand" theory).
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