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3rd Nov '16 3:12:13 PM Reign
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' all of the gods of the entire multiverse in Future Trunks's timeline are dead. Most of them were killed by Goku Black and Zamasu, but the Supreme Kai of Universe 7 (that is, the main universe of the setting) was shown in the manga to have been killed by Dabura when he and Trunks stopped Buu from being released.
2nd Nov '16 10:35:39 PM intastiel
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* Happened recursively in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''. The Holy Suicide of [[AC:Yisun]] gave birth to the two gods of Existence and Non-Existence, who destroyed themselves to create the pantheon of 777 777 gods, each of whom created a universe through self-annihilation. That doesn't stop people from worshiping them, or from [[AC:Yisun]], gods, and mortals interacting in the lore. However, a fundamental tenet of the religion is to embrace paradox.
29th Oct '16 1:28:12 PM SimiOfDoom
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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' war god Fener is first pulled from godhood in ''Literature/DeadhouseGates'' and as such effectively dead for his followers, but he is alive somehwere on the planet, in human form. [[spoiler: Then his death comes true at the very end of the series, when Karsa kills Fener and his blood blesses the undead T'lan Imass while they are fighting]].
2nd Oct '16 1:47:10 PM petersohn
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* An entire pantheon of gods get killed in the backstory of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' (along with the whole world being destroyed, then remade by the surviving gods).
30th Sep '16 8:26:16 PM Fireblood
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Note that this trope does not directly refer to [[TropeCodifier Nietzsche's]] pronouncement, which, in [[SeriousBusiness one of the most serious debates in the academic world]], implies that God and all God represents didn't exist to begin with. [[note]]The "death of God" according to Nietzsche is [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions a crisis of faith caused by scientific progress]]: Modern people began to increasingly rely on the scientific method and along the way realized that empirical science cannot prove the existence of what was assumed to be immutable truth: universal morals, a definite meaning in life and any sort of afterlife. In short, a more accurate summary of Nietzsche's argument would be "Philosophy is dead, morality never existed and science has denounced those as bullshit", but that wouldn't quite manage to convey the poetic severity of the message and [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment his tragic view on the Enlightenment's]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation pursuit for scientific revelations]].[[/note]]

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Note that this trope does not directly refer to [[TropeCodifier Nietzsche's]] pronouncement, which, in [[SeriousBusiness one of the most serious debates in the academic world]], implies that God and all God represents didn't exist to begin with. [[note]]The "death of God" according to Nietzsche is [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions a crisis of faith caused by scientific progress]]: Modern modern people began to increasingly rely on the scientific method and along the way realized that empirical science cannot prove the existence of what was assumed to be immutable truth: universal morals, a definite meaning in life and any sort of afterlife. In short, a more accurate summary of Nietzsche's argument would be "Philosophy is dead, morality never existed and science has denounced those as bullshit", but that wouldn't quite manage to convey the poetic severity of the message and [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment his tragic view on the Enlightenment's]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation pursuit for of scientific revelations]].[[/note]]
revelations]]. He put it more expansively this way: "Belief in the Christian god has become unbelievable."[[/note]]
7th Sep '16 9:51:23 AM DannWoolf
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the universe is ruled in a hierarchy; Kaious each rule over a quarter of a galaxy, and the Kaioushins each rule over a quarter of the universe, with the Dai-Kaioushin ruling over them. Sounds impressive, until you realize that Kaiou (The ruler of the North quadrant of the Milky Way) is not even as strong as the first set of villains, and even the Kaioushin is surpassed in strength by all 3 of the main heroes at the point where we first see him. As such, there are no less than 6 'gods' killed in the course of the series; the God of Death indirectly by Nappa, Kaiou by Cell's self-destruction, and the Kaioushins of North, South, West and Dai-Kaioushin by Majin Buu. Although given that the Kaious live in the afterlife to begin with, for some of them dying just means a halo appears over their head. On the other hand, being [[TheAssimilator absorbed into Buu]] results in them permanently being fused with his being.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the universe is ruled in a hierarchy; Kaious each rule over a quarter of a galaxy, and the Kaioushins each rule over a quarter of the universe, with the Dai-Kaioushin ruling over them. Sounds impressive, until you realize that Kaiou (The ruler of the North quadrant of the Milky Way) is not even as strong as the first set of villains, and even the Kaioushin is surpassed in strength by all 3 of the main heroes at the point where we first see him. As such, there are no less than 6 'gods' killed in the course of the series; the God of Death Earth indirectly by Nappa, Kaiou by Cell's self-destruction, and the Kaioushins of North, South, West and Dai-Kaioushin by Majin Buu. Although given that the Kaious live in the afterlife to begin with, for some of them dying just means a halo appears over their head. On the other hand, being [[TheAssimilator absorbed into Buu]] results in them permanently being fused with his being.
24th Aug '16 1:08:59 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', there were eight "powerful warriors" eight hundred years ago, only one of which is widely worshiped by sensible people: The Grim Reaper. [[spoiler: In chapter 110, he dies, giving temporary control of his kingdom to Excalibur until his second son returns.]] Also, another one of these eight was Asura, who, being the BigBad, will probably also die. Those who worship him will probably also have this feeling.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the universe is ruled in a hierarchy; Kais each rule over a quarter of a galaxy, and the Supreme Kais each rule over a quarter of the universe, with the Grand Supreme Kai ruling over them. Sounds impressive, until you realize that King Kai (The ruler of the North quadrant of the Milky Way) is not even as strong as the first set of villains, and even the Supreme Kai is surpassed in strength by all 3 of the main heroes at the point where we first see him. As such, there are no less than 5 'gods' killed in the course of the series; King Kai by Cell's self-destruction, and North, South, West and Grand Supreme Kai by Majin Buu. Although given that the Kais live in the afterlife to begin with, for some of them dying just means a halo appears over their head. On the other hand, being [[TheAssimilator absorbed into Buu]] results in them permanently being fused with his being.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'': The very first sentence: GodIsDead. [[spoiler: He's not actually dead until the very end. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod He's just been absent from Heaven for so long that a lot of the angels think he's dead.]] [[GodIsEvil He turns out to be kind of an evil dick]], so it's not a big loss when he gets killed.]]

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', there were eight "powerful warriors" eight hundred years ago, only one of which is widely worshiped by sensible people: The Grim Reaper. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In chapter 110, he dies, giving temporary control of his kingdom to Excalibur until his second son returns.]] Also, another one of these eight was Asura, who, being the BigBad, will probably also die. Those who worship him will probably also have this feeling.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the universe is ruled in a hierarchy; Kais Kaious each rule over a quarter of a galaxy, and the Supreme Kais Kaioushins each rule over a quarter of the universe, with the Grand Supreme Kai Dai-Kaioushin ruling over them. Sounds impressive, until you realize that King Kai Kaiou (The ruler of the North quadrant of the Milky Way) is not even as strong as the first set of villains, and even the Supreme Kai Kaioushin is surpassed in strength by all 3 of the main heroes at the point where we first see him. As such, there are no less than 5 6 'gods' killed in the course of the series; King Kai the God of Death indirectly by Nappa, Kaiou by Cell's self-destruction, and the Kaioushins of North, South, West and Grand Supreme Kai Dai-Kaioushin by Majin Buu. Although given that the Kais Kaious live in the afterlife to begin with, for some of them dying just means a halo appears over their head. On the other hand, being [[TheAssimilator absorbed into Buu]] results in them permanently being fused with his being.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'': The very first sentence: GodIsDead. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's not actually dead until the very end. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod He's just been absent from Heaven for so long that a lot of the angels think he's dead.]] [[GodIsEvil He turns out to be kind of an evil dick]], so it's not a big loss when he gets killed.]]
25th Jun '16 12:10:24 PM Dravencour
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* ''Webcomic/{{Blue Eyes}}'' This story hits you right off with a double whammy. In the prologue the goddess Renosana [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2284132/prologue-pg-2 dies to rebuild her dying world]] , shortly after several of her [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2290748/prologue-pg-8/ demigod children kill their older sister to inherit her right to rule]]. ]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Blue Eyes}}'' This story hits you right off with a double whammy. In the prologue the goddess Renosana [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2284132/prologue-pg-2 dies to rebuild her dying world]] , shortly after several of her [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2290748/prologue-pg-8/ demigod children kill their older sister to inherit her right to rule]]. ]]
25th Jun '16 12:09:56 PM Dravencour
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* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' uses TWO versions of this: firstly, “The good man” a [[CrystalDragonJesus Jesus analogue]], is widely believed to have been attacked by jealous mortals and wounded, so his mother helps him to travel over the sea, swearing [[HaveYouSeenMyGod to one day come back]]. However, many refugee children living in the city at the centre of this cult believe that the world is so cruel that he MUST have died, murdered by his mother who went mad with envy when he said he was leaving, and she now roams the under-city as a vengeful goddesses. Due to the universe’s ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, both of these stories are true. As mentioned above, this is based on a RealLife version of Catholicism that [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06-05/news/myths-over-miami/ sprung up amongst Miami’s street children.]] The Digger universe also has [[spoiler: a dead god kept on life-support against his will, so that whilst he lives, so does the daemon possessing him.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' uses TWO versions of this: firstly, “The good man” a [[CrystalDragonJesus Jesus analogue]], is widely believed to have been attacked by jealous mortals and wounded, so his mother helps him to travel over the sea, swearing [[HaveYouSeenMyGod to one day come back]]. However, many refugee children living in the city at the centre of this cult believe that the world is so cruel that he MUST have died, murdered by his mother who went mad with envy when he said he was leaving, and she now roams the under-city as a vengeful goddesses.goddess. Due to the universe’s ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, both of these stories are true. As mentioned above, this is based on a RealLife version of Catholicism that [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06-05/news/myths-over-miami/ sprung up amongst Miami’s street children.]] The Digger universe also has [[spoiler: a dead god kept on life-support against his will, so that whilst he lives, so does the daemon possessing him.]]





''Webcomic/{{Blue Eyes}}'' This story hits you right off with a double whammy. In the prologue the goddess Renosana [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2284132/prologue-pg-2 dies to rebuild her dying world]] , shortly after several of her [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2290748/prologue-pg-8/ demigod children kill their older sister to inherit her right to rule]]. ]]

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\n\n* ''Webcomic/{{Blue Eyes}}'' This story hits you right off with a double whammy. In the prologue the goddess Renosana [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2284132/prologue-pg-2 dies to rebuild her dying world]] , shortly after several of her [[http://blue-eyes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2290748/prologue-pg-8/ demigod children kill their older sister to inherit her right to rule]]. ]]
21st Jun '16 3:18:44 PM thatmadork
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* Played quite subtly and tragically in the 1986 anti-war film ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows''. It's near the end of the film, [[AfterTheEnd and past the end of the world]]. The kindly old couple we've spent the film following are dying of radiation sickness and their condition has worsened past the point of denial, Hilda simply asks Jim to pray. Unable to think straight, Jim simply asks "Who to?"
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