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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).
24th Jul '16 1:42:33 PM dvorak
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* A meme depicts the universe, layers-of-an-onion style starting with Earth and ending with "The observable universe". The last panel (presumably depicting the outside of the universe) is [[spoiler: an old man yelling instructions.]]
16th Jul '16 4:27:02 PM nombretomado
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* The [[spoiler: Golden Spider]] from ''AsurasWrath'', is a BigBad example that spins the threads of all of existence, allowed the Deities of the game to use [[{{Ki}} Mantra]] and made the gohma attack to test the Deities' resolve.

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* The [[spoiler: Golden Spider]] from ''AsurasWrath'', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', is a BigBad example that spins the threads of all of existence, allowed the Deities of the game to use [[{{Ki}} Mantra]] and made the gohma attack to test the Deities' resolve.



** This being ''AsurasWrath'', though, there's only one logical end to the entire tale. [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu That end being sucker-punching God in the mouth for making your little girl cry]].]]

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** This being ''AsurasWrath'', ''Asura's Wrath'', though, there's only one logical end to the entire tale. [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu That end being sucker-punching God in the mouth for making your little girl cry]].]]
3rd Jul '16 9:23:14 PM andre499
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* In ''FanFic/DominusMundiTheKingOfKings'', a reboot of the above fanfic, the main religion of the wizarding world is a fusion of pre-schismatic Christianity and the general beliefs of the ancient Perennial cults. As such, while there are many deities around, they have the Abrahamic God as their primary deity, yet rarely referring to Him as Aion. The Aeneans also believe that His attributes are embodied into the group known as the Sacred Twelve.
11th Jun '16 4:18:59 AM MisterApple
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* Arceus can be seen as this according to how you view its status as creator of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' universe, which is helped by its descriptions in the games as well as in other parts of the franchise.
13th May '16 11:27:34 PM ArtieBird
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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]]. 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 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]].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.
5th May '16 9:53:35 AM eschlowx
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*** [[spoiler:Chuck being God is explicitly confirmed in-universe in 11x20, "Don't Call Me Shurley".]]
1st May '16 6:37:13 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Theatre/TheGreenPastures'', a SettingUpdate of the Old Testament to modern-day (actually, 1920s) Louisiana, God is the main character. He is continually disappointed by the human race screwing up.
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