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28th May '17 4:28:16 PM nombretomado
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* In WarrenEllis's comic ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', the main superhero team actually fight "God," which turns out to be a gigantic pyramid-like entity which created the Earth as a "retirement home" (unfortunately, its home environment looks like {{Mordor}} crossed with a [[{{Film/Alien}} Xenomorph hive]]) and is bugged when it returns to find humanity has since evolved (life on Earth was a total accident caused by a random meteor strike billions of years ago) and intends to keep on living there. They end up frying its brains out, assuring the civilization of sentient intestinal parasites living in it that only the higher brain functions will be affected, letting them survive. Unusual for this trope, this alien "God" has nothing to do with humans, just with planet Earth itself.

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* In WarrenEllis's Creator/WarrenEllis's comic ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', the main superhero team actually fight "God," which turns out to be a gigantic pyramid-like entity which created the Earth as a "retirement home" (unfortunately, its home environment looks like {{Mordor}} crossed with a [[{{Film/Alien}} Xenomorph hive]]) and is bugged when it returns to find humanity has since evolved (life on Earth was a total accident caused by a random meteor strike billions of years ago) and intends to keep on living there. They end up frying its brains out, assuring the civilization of sentient intestinal parasites living in it that only the higher brain functions will be affected, letting them survive. Unusual for this trope, this alien "God" has nothing to do with humans, just with planet Earth itself.
21st May '17 7:11:34 PM SilentStranger
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* In the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' ([[RuleOfThree which Ennis did a lot of writing for]]), The First of the Fallen (a leader of Hell) tells John Constantine that God is completely insane. John also works out that The First is actually God's conscience, removed at the dawn of creation because he kept nagging at Him.

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* In the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' ([[RuleOfThree which Ennis did a lot of writing for]]), The First of the Fallen (a leader of Hell) tells John Constantine that God is completely insane. John also works out that The First is actually God's conscience, removed at the dawn of creation because he kept nagging at Him. God himself never appears, but from what little is seen of His work through the Angels doesnt exactly paint Him in the best light. For example, the Archangel Michael himself assisted in the creation of Jesus by raping Mary, and commited genocide against the first-born of Egypt, all on God's orders. You can probably tell that Ennis isnt crazy about Christianity.



* In WarrenEllis's comic ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', the main superhero team actually fight "God," which turns out to be a gigantic pyramid-like entity which created the Earth as a "retirement home" (unfortunately, its home environment looks like {{Mordor}} crossed with a [[{{Film/Alien}} Xenomorph hive]]) and is bugged when it returns to find humanity has since evolved and intends to keep on living there. They end up frying its brains out, assuring the civilization of sentient intestinal parasites living in it that only the higher brain functions will be affected, letting them survive.

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* In WarrenEllis's comic ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', the main superhero team actually fight "God," which turns out to be a gigantic pyramid-like entity which created the Earth as a "retirement home" (unfortunately, its home environment looks like {{Mordor}} crossed with a [[{{Film/Alien}} Xenomorph hive]]) and is bugged when it returns to find humanity has since evolved (life on Earth was a total accident caused by a random meteor strike billions of years ago) and intends to keep on living there. They end up frying its brains out, assuring the civilization of sentient intestinal parasites living in it that only the higher brain functions will be affected, letting them survive. Unusual for this trope, this alien "God" has nothing to do with humans, just with planet Earth itself.



* Loki of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' is often called and self-titled the "god of evil." Other gods or godlike beings from the MarvelUniverse are very much about evil including [[OmnicidalManiac Seth]] and the elder god Chthon. However, the actual highest being of the MarvelUniverse is almost certainly benevolent, though it's [[TheUnseen debatable if he's ever actually been seen]]. His higher subordinates (whom all three of the above characters would be like dust mites to) have been known to drift into {{Jerkass}} LawfulNeutral on occasion, though.

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* Loki of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' is often called and self-titled the "god of evil." Other gods or godlike beings from the MarvelUniverse are very much about evil including [[OmnicidalManiac Seth]] and the elder god Chthon. However, the actual highest being of the MarvelUniverse is almost certainly benevolent, and is usually refered to as The-One-Above-All, though it's [[TheUnseen debatable if he's ever actually been seen]].seen]] (though an entity that may or may not have been Him bore a striking similarity to JackKirby). His higher subordinates (whom all three of the above characters would be like dust mites to) have been known to drift into {{Jerkass}} LawfulNeutral on occasion, though.



** The actual creator of the Universe, Azatoth, is not even sentient, and is refered to as the Blind Idiot God, and exists as a formless mass of chaos outside reality.
** Nyarlathotep, the "Crawling Chaos", is the closest to what humans would understand as a divine being. Unfortunatly, he's more of a sadistic, malevolent TricksterGod than anything else, and has some nebulous purpose for humanity.
** Finally, there's Yog-Sothoth, who even the Old Ones view as a God (he is also the "grandfather of Cthulhu), and, like God's, has spawned hybrid offspring on Earth with human worshippers.



* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' seems to be quite fond of this trope and frequently uses it for jokes.

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' seems to be quite fond of this trope and frequently uses it for jokes. It varies between this, GodIsFlawed and MadGod. For example, there is a strip where an atheist argues against the idea of Hell, by stating that, being omnipotent, God already knows any action a human will take in their lifetime, so it makes no sense to punish them for it. So either, Hell doesnt exist, or God is a jerk.
--> '''Satan''': Struck by lightning?
--> '''Atheist''': Struck by lightning...




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** God has appeared in person a few times (for some reason, He looks like a chimpanzee with a hippo's head), and while not portrayed as outright evil, does seem rather annoyed with how whiny and needy his creations are, even Satan (who has gone from a badass rebel to a wimpy loser stuck in unhealthy relationships) and Jesus (who has completely lost his ability to inspire humanity and relies on rehashing his old teachings).


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* ''FamilyGuy'' mostly uses the idea that GodIsFlawed, but on a few occasions, does show him to be a real jerk, such as the revelation that for some reason, people who are handicapped on Earth remain handicapped in Heaven (which looks like a Sandals resort). He's also been shown to be rather short and annoyed with his followers.
8th May '17 4:10:48 AM jormis29
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* The concept of the game ''{{Midnight}}'' is fighting hopelessly against the Evil God Izrador who rules the world. However, Izrador is not the Creator, but merely the evil member of a pantheon exiled to the mortal world. The rest of his pantheon are definitely jerks for choosing the mortal world as Izrador's prison and locking everyone else in with him with no help, though.\\

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* The concept of the game ''{{Midnight}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Midnight}}'' is fighting hopelessly against the Evil God Izrador who rules the world. However, Izrador is not the Creator, but merely the evil member of a pantheon exiled to the mortal world. The rest of his pantheon are definitely jerks for choosing the mortal world as Izrador's prison and locking everyone else in with him with no help, though.\\



* God in WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' is made out to be a psychotically ungrateful megalomaniac. Then again, the entire point of that RPG is that [[SatanIsGood Lucifer is a sympathetic protagonist]]. What the Demons say about God in that game comes from an obviously biased source. God's actual intentions and motivations are far more ambiguous in the game as a whole; the whole Reconciler faction of Demons believes that God must have been good after all, mysterious as Her ways may seem... and Lucifer himself expresses doubts about his rebellion and a desperate desire to be reconciled with God at the end of the Time of Judgment game fiction.

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* God in WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' is made out to be a psychotically ungrateful megalomaniac. Then again, the entire point of that RPG is that [[SatanIsGood Lucifer is a sympathetic protagonist]]. What the Demons say about God in that game comes from an obviously biased source. God's actual intentions and motivations are far more ambiguous in the game as a whole; the whole Reconciler faction of Demons believes that God must have been good after all, mysterious as Her ways may seem... and Lucifer himself expresses doubts about his rebellion and a desperate desire to be reconciled with God at the end of the Time of Judgment game fiction.
24th Apr '17 5:23:17 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Nameless'' by Creator/GrantMorrison: [[spoiler: An EldritchAbomination MadeOfEvil imprisoned on an asteroid is directly responsible for the very concept of God in the human psyche.]]

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* ''Nameless'' ''ComicBook/{{Nameless}}'' by Creator/GrantMorrison: [[spoiler: An EldritchAbomination MadeOfEvil imprisoned on an asteroid is directly responsible for the very concept of God in the human psyche.]]
24th Apr '17 4:18:14 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Nameless'' by Creator/GrantMorrison: [[spoiler: An EldritchAbomination MadeOfEvil imprisoned on an asteroid is directly responsible for the very concept of God in the human psyche.]]
21st Apr '17 9:04:20 PM Fireblood
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* On the re-imaged ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', the One God not only allows its worshipers to go on genocidal rampages, but it actually appears to take actions to prompt individuals to carry out actions that will ensure the perpetual cycle of human/Cylon conflict. The Messenger beings that supposedly represent it appear to specific people to make sure certain things happen. Most notably, [[spoiler: one of the Messengers guides Zoe Graystone in creating the software needed to create artificial intelligence, which will later make the Cylons of the Twelve Colonies sentient]].

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* On the re-imaged re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', the One God not only allows its worshipers to go on genocidal rampages, but it actually appears to take actions to prompt individuals to carry out actions that will ensure the perpetual cycle of human/Cylon conflict. The Messenger beings that supposedly represent it appear to specific people to make sure certain things happen. Most notably, [[spoiler: one of the Messengers guides Zoe Graystone in creating the software needed to create artificial intelligence, which will later make the Cylons of the Twelve Colonies sentient]].


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* ''Series/HandOfGod'': Pernell rants that God is malicious and sadistic [[spoiler: after PJ doesn't come out of his coma.]]
21st Apr '17 10:03:17 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Davos accuses the ''Lord of Light'' of being evil when he lashes out at Melisandre.
19th Apr '17 3:15:25 AM BlackDragon
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** One point against Sinfest's God, however, is the way TheProblemOfEvil is eventually resolved... turns out, God CREATED The Devil, and made him do what he does. Presumably just to make himself look good by comparison. When The Devil finds out, he outright quits and [[DeathTakesAHoliday goes on a tropical vacation]]... only to then apparently forget all about it and come back, continuing where he left off. As such, all of The Devil's (unquestionably evil) deeds can be laid squarely at God's feet in this universe... or, at least, at his hand.

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** One point against Sinfest's God, however, is the way TheProblemOfEvil the classic Problem of Evil is eventually resolved... turns out, God CREATED The Devil, and made him do what he does. Presumably just to make himself look good by comparison. When The Devil finds out, he outright quits and [[DeathTakesAHoliday goes on a tropical vacation]]... only to then apparently forget all about it and come back, continuing where he left off. As such, all of The Devil's (unquestionably evil) deeds can be laid squarely at God's feet in this universe... or, at least, at his hand.
19th Apr '17 3:13:57 AM BlackDragon
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** One point against Sinfest's God, however, is the way TheProblemOfEvil is eventually resolved... turns out, God CREATED The Devil, and made him do what he does. Presumably just to make himself look good by comparison. When The Devil finds out, he outright quits and [[DeathTakesAHoliday goes on a tropical vacation]]... only to then apparently forget all about it and come back, continuing where he left off. As such, all of The Devil's (unquestionably evil) deeds can be laid squarely at God's feet in this universe... or, at least, at his hand.
15th Apr '17 6:00:22 PM Dravencour
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This trope comes into play when the supreme deity of a given setting is not just a mere [[JerkassGods jerkass]] -- he/she/it is actively malevolent, a jealous, callous, sadistic, monstrous tyrant who created the world or universe to be such a miserable CrapsackWorld, preparing DisproportionateRetribution and an EasyRoadToHell for everybody else.

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This trope comes into play when the supreme deity of a given setting is not just a mere [[JerkassGods jerkass]] -- he/she/it is actively malevolent, ''actively malevolent'', a jealous, callous, sadistic, monstrous tyrant who created the world or universe to be such a miserable CrapsackWorld, preparing DisproportionateRetribution and an EasyRoadToHell for everybody else.
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