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27th Nov '16 8:17:32 PM Az_Tech341
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Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]]. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God Is Good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.

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Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]]. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether God Is Good, is good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' has one of the most stunning and brilliant examples of this trope. It is explicitly stated that God IsG ood, and there's a whole character class devoted to the concept, the Blessed. In Deadlands, it's noted that ''all'' religions have it correct -- God is simply known by many names, it's still the same guy -- and thus, all religions get Blessed, religious folk with holy powers. If they do ''anything'' evil, they lose their powers (and God gets ''pissed'' at them). The core rulebook for old Deadlands Blessed, ''Fire and Brimstone'', is considered by many players to be the best single class sourcebook for the game, greatly expanding the options, flavor, and character of the Blessed, the setting itself, and basically being one of the most hopeful and uplifting books in an otherwise pretty grim series.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' has one of the most stunning and brilliant examples of this trope. It is explicitly stated that God IsG ood, is good, and there's a whole character class devoted to the concept, the Blessed. In Deadlands, it's noted that ''all'' religions have it correct -- God is simply known by many names, it's still the same guy -- and thus, all religions get Blessed, religious folk with holy powers. If they do ''anything'' evil, they lose their powers (and God gets ''pissed'' at them). The core rulebook for old Deadlands Blessed, ''Fire and Brimstone'', is considered by many players to be the best single class sourcebook for the game, greatly expanding the options, flavor, and character of the Blessed, the setting itself, and basically being one of the most hopeful and uplifting books in an otherwise pretty grim series.



** Also noted here is that the only sourcebook that usually gets mentioned in competition with it, ''Ghost Dancers'', is ''also'' about religion -- the religion of Native Americans, which also assumes that God Is Good (and has a lot of nature spirit back-up).

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** Also noted here is that the only sourcebook that usually gets mentioned in competition with it, ''Ghost Dancers'', is ''also'' about religion -- the religion of Native Americans, which also assumes that God Is Good is good (and has a lot of nature spirit back-up).
27th Nov '16 1:13:54 PM N1KF
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-->-- '''''Literature/TheBible'', [[Literature/BookOfCorinthians 1 Corinthians 10:13]]''' (New International Version)

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-->-- '''''Literature/TheBible'', [[Literature/BookOfCorinthians '''Literature/TheBible''', '''[[Literature/BookOfCorinthians 1 Corinthians 10:13]]''' (New International Version)



Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]]. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether GodIsGood, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.

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Opposite of GodIsEvil, JerkassGod, and GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. For a PerspectiveFlip, see SatanIsGood. Contrast OmniscientMoralityLicense, when a god's claim to be good is based merely on being [[TheOmnipotent all-powerful]]. A believer who sees God's favor as something to be smug about is EgocentricallyReligious. If it's an open question whether GodIsGood, God Is Good, the characters may elect to play ReligiousRussianRoulette.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' has one of the most stunning and brilliant examples of this trope. It is explicitly stated that GodIsGood, and there's a whole character class devoted to the concept, the Blessed. In Deadlands, it's noted that ''all'' religions have it correct -- God is simply known by many names, it's still the same guy -- and thus, all religions get Blessed, religious folk with holy powers. If they do ''anything'' evil, they lose their powers (and God gets ''pissed'' at them). The core rulebook for old Deadlands Blessed, ''Fire and Brimstone'', is considered by many players to be the best single class sourcebook for the game, greatly expanding the options, flavor, and character of the Blessed, the setting itself, and basically being one of the most hopeful and uplifting books in an otherwise pretty grim series.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' has one of the most stunning and brilliant examples of this trope. It is explicitly stated that GodIsGood, God IsG ood, and there's a whole character class devoted to the concept, the Blessed. In Deadlands, it's noted that ''all'' religions have it correct -- God is simply known by many names, it's still the same guy -- and thus, all religions get Blessed, religious folk with holy powers. If they do ''anything'' evil, they lose their powers (and God gets ''pissed'' at them). The core rulebook for old Deadlands Blessed, ''Fire and Brimstone'', is considered by many players to be the best single class sourcebook for the game, greatly expanding the options, flavor, and character of the Blessed, the setting itself, and basically being one of the most hopeful and uplifting books in an otherwise pretty grim series.



** Also noted here is that the only sourcebook that usually gets mentioned in competition with it, ''Ghost Dancers'', is ''also'' about religion -- the religion of Native Americans, which also assumes that GodIsGood (and has a lot of nature spirit back-up).

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** Also noted here is that the only sourcebook that usually gets mentioned in competition with it, ''Ghost Dancers'', is ''also'' about religion -- the religion of Native Americans, which also assumes that GodIsGood God Is Good (and has a lot of nature spirit back-up).
9th Nov '16 8:57:25 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Marvel}} also has The-One-Above-All, the Creator of the Multiverse, who is usually shown in the form of JackKirby when he appears.

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* Creator/{{Marvel}} also has The-One-Above-All, the Creator of the Multiverse, who is usually shown in the form of JackKirby Creator/JackKirby when he appears.
4th Nov '16 11:58:30 AM SpaceWolf
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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Vedic and Hindu folk deities]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc). Modern Hindu deities like Vishnu, Shiva, and Kali (who are respectively considered to be God in [[{{UsefulNotesHinduism}} the major Hindu sects]]), outright defend against evil in various ways. [[note]]Although, Kali's more on the AntiHero side of things.[[/note]]

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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Vedic and Hindu folk deities]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc). Modern Hindu deities like Vishnu, Shiva, and Kali (who are respectively considered to be God in [[{{UsefulNotesHinduism}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Hinduism}} the major Hindu sects]]), outright defend against evil in various ways. [[note]]Although, Kali's more on the AntiHero side of things.[[/note]]
4th Nov '16 11:57:58 AM SpaceWolf
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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu deities]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some are outright contenders against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's more on the AntiHero side of things [[/note]]

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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Vedic and Hindu folk deities]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some etc). Modern Hindu deities like Vishnu, Shiva, and Kali (who are respectively considered to be God in [[{{UsefulNotesHinduism}} the major Hindu sects]]), outright contenders defend against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's evil in various ways. [[note]]Although, Kali's more on the AntiHero side of things things.[[/note]]
4th Nov '16 11:44:32 AM SpaceWolf
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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu dieties]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some are outright contenders against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's more on the AntiHero side of things [[/note]]

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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu dieties]] deities]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some are outright contenders against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's more on the AntiHero side of things [[/note]]
4th Nov '16 11:42:12 AM SpaceWolf
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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Hinduic dieties]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some are outright contenders against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's more on the AntiHero side of things [[/note]]

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* Most [[Myth/HinduMythology Hinduic Hindu dieties]] are protectors/overseers of real world concepts/beliefs/practices (Saraswati for Education and Knowledge, Kama for Love, Surya for the Sun, Bhumi for the Earth, Vayu & Varuna for Wind and Water, etc etc...) some are outright contenders against evil, such as Vishnu and Shiva who [[GodInHumanForm take human form]] to battle for humanity, or Kali, the Punisher of Evil. [[note]] Though she's more on the AntiHero side of things [[/note]]
29th Oct '16 1:45:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': The various gods do show up to help from time to time but are mostly aloof- which is finally explained in Nightfall with the note that they ''already'' gave the best of their gifts to mankind, so they've helped all that they can, and can't do much more. They even help ascend a human warrior to replace a fallen evil god at one point.

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': ''VideoGame/GuildWars'':
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The various gods do show up to help from time to time but are mostly aloof- which is finally explained in Nightfall with the note that they ''already'' gave the best of their gifts to mankind, so they've helped all that they can, and can't do much more. They even help ascend a human warrior to replace a fallen evil god at one point.
** The Five Gods of Tyria are all good, even Grenth, the God of Death. If a "district" has the Favor Of The Gods, any player can kneel at a statue of one of the Gods and receive a blessing. Monk abilities are called Prayers; they're praying to Dwayna (and in some cases, Balthazar), for aid, and get it every time.



* The Five Gods of Tyria in ''GuildWars'' are all good, even Grenth, the God of Death. If a "district" has the Favor Of The Gods, any player can kneel at a statue of one of the Gods and receive a blessing. Monk abilities are called Prayers; they're praying to Dwayna (and in some cases, Balthazar), for aid, and get it every time.
18th Oct '16 5:41:05 PM Godzillawolf
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** This is shown ''big time'' in the Rumors Arc were literally the ''entire'' Pantheon mobilizes to counter [[spoiler:Discord and]] Umbra Breeze's [[RewritingReality endgame.]] The only gods that ''aren't'' in some way trying to protect the universe are the aforementioned genuinely evil ones and the [[EldritchAbomination Outer Concepts]] (who are [[BlueAndOrangeMorality not exactly evil barring one of them]]). They essentially run themselves ragged trying to prevent anyone from dying.
26th Sep '16 11:13:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BrunoTheBandit'' has Ailix, the local standin for Jesus, and the living incarnation of the creator of the universe. Upon his death, he ascended to become the highest of the Gods, where everyone is welcome.

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* ''BrunoTheBandit'' ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' has Ailix, the local standin for Jesus, and the living incarnation of the creator of the universe. Upon his death, he ascended to become the highest of the Gods, where everyone is welcome.
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