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24th Aug '16 5:36:17 PM superkeijikun
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* Played with in ''Film/TheLegoMovie'': [[spoiler:"The Man Upstairs", who is revered as a god among the Master Builders, is actually the father of Finn, the child who played with his dad's Legos against his constant instructions to leave them be so he can keep all of his Lego sets seperate. In the story that Finn weaves, he bases the villain Lord Business on his father. Thankfully, "The Man Upstairs", and by extension Lord Business, has a change of heart and decides to let Finn build whatever he likes with his Legos.]]
12th Aug '16 9:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDarkEye'' at first glance has a "gods = good; demons = evil" divide. Apart from the Nameless God, who was a traitor to the good gods. Then you find out about some more obscure (demi)gods, particularly the bloodthirsty Kor, who is the patron of mercenaries and likes to get cut off fingers of slain foes as sacrifice. Of course the fact that some misguided people worship demons as gods doesn't mean anything. Until [[spoiler:you get deeper into the ancient history/mythology and find out that at least some of the Archdemons that rule Hell used to be gods, and are only demons now because their number of worshippers diminished and they were supplanted by newer, more popular gods. Or they just did it ForTheEvulz.]]
** Plus, the gods really only care about the existence of creation. Mortals are only interresting for them for their effect on creation and for reaping their souls (every god gets the souls of mortals that live by his ideals) to strengthen the armies of creation in the last battle when the aforementioned Nameless God rips the outer sphere open, letting in the hordes of uncreated demons. Some of them seem to be curious about mortals that live by their ideals, like Phex (essentially god of tricksters) or Hesinde (goddess of wisdom and art), but that could be a ruse to get more souls. Others, the hard liners, were ready to nuke a region to stop a renegade from damning all mortals (signing their souls over to the demons), even if it meant reaping tens of thousands of souls prematurely. Luckily the largest army of mortals in the last age [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stopped the renegade before that]]

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* ''TheDarkEye'' ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' at first glance has a "gods = good; demons = evil" divide. Apart from the Nameless God, who was a traitor to the good gods. Then you find out about some more obscure (demi)gods, particularly the bloodthirsty Kor, who is the patron of mercenaries and likes to get cut off fingers of slain foes as sacrifice. Of course the fact that some misguided people worship demons as gods doesn't mean anything. Until [[spoiler:you get deeper into the ancient history/mythology and find out that at least some of the Archdemons that rule Hell used to be gods, and are only demons now because their number of worshippers diminished and they were supplanted by newer, more popular gods. Or they just did it ForTheEvulz.]]
** Plus, the gods really only care about the existence of creation. Mortals are only interresting interesting for them for their effect on creation and for reaping their souls (every god gets the souls of mortals that live by his ideals) to strengthen the armies of creation in the last battle when the aforementioned Nameless God rips the outer sphere open, letting in the hordes of uncreated demons. Some of them seem to be curious about mortals that live by their ideals, like Phex (essentially god of tricksters) or Hesinde (goddess of wisdom and art), but that could be a ruse to get more souls. Others, the hard liners, were ready to nuke a region to stop a renegade from damning all mortals (signing their souls over to the demons), even if it meant reaping tens of thousands of souls prematurely. Luckily the largest army of mortals in the last age [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stopped the renegade before that]]
12th Aug '16 3:18:24 AM MajinAkuma
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* Of all places, this appears in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' in the form of [[spoiler: ZONE]].

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* Of all places, this appears in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' in the form of [[spoiler: ZONE]].Z-One, the last human of the BadFuture. He somehow got divine powers and he's worshipped by Yliaster. After losing hope and his friends, Z-One sends android copies of his friends to the past to correct the past, but some of their actions made things worse and didn't bring the results he hoped for. After several failures, he decides as his final plan to destroy the entirety of Neo-Domino City to prevent the BadFuture from happening, even at the cost of thousands of lives.
3rd Aug '16 1:45:14 PM Dravencour
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': [[spoiler:In a semi-de[[{{canon}} canonized]] chapter, which was removed for reasons of revealing too much, God was revealed to be behind everything that happens in Berserk's CrapsackWorld, and it was created due to humanity's desire for there is an ultimate reason to blame for human suffering; which resulted in the creation of the Idea of Evil, [[TheHeartless a grimdark version of Plato's Theory of Forms]], whose purpose in life was ''to literally be responsible for everybody suffering so much''. It's ''very good at it'', having conspired to drive Griffith into his ascension as the Godhand, which leads to the series theme of [[ScrewDestiny Fighting Fate]]. It can be seen as an inversion though; in this case, evil is God]].

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': [[spoiler:In a semi-de[[{{canon}} canonized]] chapter, which was removed for reasons of revealing too much, God was revealed to be behind everything that happens in Berserk's CrapsackWorld, and it was created due because to humanity's desire for there is to be an ultimate reason to blame for human suffering; which resulted in the creation of the Idea of Evil, [[TheHeartless a grimdark version of Plato's Theory of Forms]], whose purpose in life was ''to literally be responsible for everybody suffering so much''. It's And it's ''very good at it'', having conspired to drive Griffith into his ascension as the fifth Godhand, Femto, through the workings of Causality, which leads to the series theme of [[ScrewDestiny Fighting Fate]]. It can be seen as an inversion though; in this case, evil is God]].
24th Jul '16 1:46:01 PM Chabal2
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' (also by Ennis), God is shown to be a pathetic creature who has a pathological need to be loved, and is willing to destroy anyone who turns their back on Him. [[spoiler: As it turns out, He isn't even omnipotent; it's His ''throne'' that gives Him limitless power, and in the final issue he's tricked into leaving it and ends up reaped by his own [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]], who as it turns out WasOnceAMan whom God had ''massively'' screwed over in his mortal life]].

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' (also by Ennis), God is shown to be a pathetic creature who has a pathological need to be loved, and is willing to destroy anyone who turns their back on Him. [[spoiler: As it turns out, He isn't even omnipotent; it's His ''throne'' that gives Him limitless power, and in the final issue he's tricked into leaving it and ends up reaped by his own [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]], who as it turns out WasOnceAMan whom God had ''massively'' screwed over in his mortal life]].life ''so that'' he'd replace the current Angel of Death]].



** What started the plot in the first place? [[spoiler:God created a creature as powerful as Himself... so he could be loved by it. He actually gets a kick out of people worshipping him despite the craptastic nature of the world, and actively makes it worse for that reason.]]



* God in ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'' (by [[RunningGag ...you guessed it,]] Creator/GarthEnnis) is another example, as He's apparently [[spoiler:[[MadGod insane]] or severely mentally deficient]]. Also of note: This version of God seems [[spoiler:to really, really, really love masturbating]] (something of a RunningGag in Ennis' works).



* 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" and is bugged when it returns to find humanity living there.

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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 and intends to keep on living there.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.



* God in ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'' (by [[RunningGag ...you guessed it,]] Creator/GarthEnnis) is another example, as He's apparently [[spoiler:[[MadGod insane]] or severely mentally deficient]]. Also of note: This version of God seems [[spoiler:to really, really, really love masturbating]].



** What about the God-Emperor of Man? OK, he wasn't as bad as several of the above examples, but he regularly ordered Exterminantus of entire planets, including human planets that refused to join the Imperium on his terms or just weren't human enough, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans all in the name of reuniting the fragmented human empire and creating utopia]].

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** What about the God-Emperor of Man? OK, he wasn't as bad as several of the above examples, but he regularly ordered Exterminantus of entire planets, including human planets that refused to join the Imperium on his terms or just weren't human enough, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans all in the name of reuniting the fragmented human empire and creating utopia]]. And of course, the fact that half the Primarchs fell to Chaos in the first place can be directly traced to his complete ineptitude at seeing them as anything but tools in his conquest of the galaxy.
*** Funnily enough, He actually knew about this trope and tried to fight it by banning any and all forms of religion. But since the Chaos gods are made of emotion, not faith, this backfired spectacularly.
** The more powerful Daemon Princes reach PhysicalGod levels, making them this trope to their enemies (though they depend on their patron god not changing their mind if they're killed).
10th Jun '16 10:15:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In DeanKoontz's earlier works, God Is Evil or at least [[MadGod God is Insane]], as seen in ''Fear That Man'' and ''A Darkness in My Soul''. In ''Dragon Tears'', [[spoiler: the villain seeks to become the New God and his plans for the world are also as horrific as this trope can imagine.]]

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* In DeanKoontz's Creator/DeanKoontz's earlier works, God Is Evil or at least [[MadGod God is Insane]], as seen in ''Fear That Man'' and ''A Darkness in My Soul''. In ''Dragon Tears'', [[spoiler: the villain seeks to become the New God and his plans for the world are also as horrific as this trope can imagine.]]
10th Jun '16 4:21:19 AM thatmadork
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** Even the Chaos Gods could be called misunderstood on a good day. Ever since his ascension, however, [[spoiler:Nagash has become a god of death and has not a single ounce of goodness or morality in his undead bones.]]
4th Jun '16 8:10:36 PM gewunomox
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* In the GothicHorror[=/=][[{{Gorn}} splatterpunk]] RPG ''{{KULT}}'', [[spoiler:the Demiurge / Creator put the curse of death on mankind, stripping away their immortality and most of their powers. Then, he disappeared, and Astaroth / Satan is looking for him, since the Demiurge is the only one who gave his life some sense. The devil is quite alone in this search - nobody else wants God to come back. It is also stated that God did NOT create the true world, and it's implied that it was a great place to live in until God came along and ruined it]].

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* In the GothicHorror[=/=][[{{Gorn}} splatterpunk]] RPG ''{{KULT}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'', [[spoiler:the Demiurge / Creator put the curse of death on mankind, stripping away their immortality and most of their powers. Then, he disappeared, and Astaroth / Satan is looking for him, since the Demiurge is the only one who gave his life some sense. The devil is quite alone in this search - nobody else wants God to come back. It is also stated that God did NOT create the true world, and it's implied that it was a great place to live in until God came along and ruined it]].
28th May '16 10:21:01 PM nombretomado
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** The above is the result of poor translation (something the PS1 version was well known for). The plot of the PSP version has the final boss as a false prophet type plotting to use Lucavi to rule the world. The Beoluve family are blood descendants of the person who stopped him the last time.

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** The above is the result of poor translation (something the PS1 [=PS1=] version was well known for). The plot of the PSP version has the final boss as a false prophet type plotting to use Lucavi to rule the world. The Beoluve family are blood descendants of the person who stopped him the last time.
27th May '16 1:11:47 AM kamillecake
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** Obviously, God is a schizophrenic.
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