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9th Nov '17 8:03:42 PM Amahn
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* An episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' has Al [[DealWithTheDevil sell his soul to the devil]] to be drafted onto the Chicago Bears and take them to the superbowl. He doesn't specifically ask for proof that it's the devil, but is very slow on the uptake. So the devil makes Al's head rapidly spin around prompting Al to say "Oh, you're the devil".
13th Aug '17 5:49:32 PM MissMokushiroku
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Lyrium-addled Templar, Carroll, repeatedly refuses to believe that the protagonist is a Grey Warden;
--> '''Templar''': Go on then, kill some Darkspawn! Lets see some righteous Grey-Wardening!
--> '''Warden''': *''Irritated''* There ''aren't'' any Darkspawn here!

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Lyrium-addled Templar, Carroll, [[FantasticDrug lyrium-addled]] templar Carroll repeatedly refuses to believe that the protagonist is a Grey Warden;
Warden. They can't pass his God Test, but not for the usual reason:
--> '''Templar''': Go on on, then, kill some Darkspawn! Lets darkspawn! Let's see some righteous Grey-Wardening!
--> '''Warden''': *''Irritated''* There ''aren't'' any Darkspawn darkspawn here!
20th Jul '17 8:03:01 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheVoormanProblem'': Voorman, Dr. Williams's patient, claims that he is God. Voorman offers to prove it by doing away with the existence of Belgium. Williams is horrified when his wife doesn't know what Belgium is. He checks his encyclopedia and finds the space formerly occupied by Belgium to be a body of water called the "Walloon Lagoon."
5th Jul '17 10:02:47 AM ApeAccount
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], the Doctor met companion-to-be Martha Jones. At the beginning of the episode, she was walking to work when the Doctor came up to her, took his tie off, and said, "Like so!" Later in the episode, they met and he had no memory of this. At the end, Martha asks him to prove that he's a time traveller. He takes his TARDIS and disappears, reappearing seconds later . . . without his tie.

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In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], the Doctor met companion-to-be Martha Jones. At the beginning of the episode, she was walking to work when the Doctor came up to her, took his tie off, and said, "Like so!" Later in the episode, they met and he had no memory of this. At the end, Martha asks him to prove that he's a time traveller. He takes his TARDIS and disappears, reappearing seconds later . . . without his tie.tie.
** Many years earlier Barbara had been subject to a God Test in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]]. She was [[ItMakesSenseInContext posing as an Aztec Goddess at the time]] and Ian was about to be killed. She demanded they stop but they'd begun to doubt her and basically said, "If you are who you say you are, you can save him yourself. If you can't, why should we listen to you?" [[spoiler: She ended up grabbing a knife and holding it to the Aztec's throat, claiming she had no need to use her divine powers if human ability would suffice.]]
10th Jun '17 8:36:43 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/EuropaEuropa'': The Soviet instructors at the Komsomal academy in Poland stage one to "prove" that God does not exist for their students after one Polish boy disputes this. He's told he should pray for candy from God, which doesn't come. At the same time one of the Soviet men goes up on the roof and drops in candy to the students, which they say is from Stalin. Thus they claim God doesn't exist and won't give them candy, but Stalin always will. Solly does not look at all convinced by this, but wisely stays quiet.
10th Jun '17 8:36:43 PM Fireblood
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17th May '17 5:20:58 PM Fireblood
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** Also done in the [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv--V1yc2QDJi6hFNhur3iAsyFpXRtB8w "Power Corrupts" series]], which [[spoiler:portrays our reality as a [[Franchise/TheMatrix Matrix-like]] world whose sole purpose is testing if Yahweh can use power responsibly. It turns out that Yahweh is a regular guy who abuses his power to no end and, due to Satan's meddling, accidentally gained control over robots and thus also the real world. Finding a solution to this problem drives much of this story's plot.]]
30th Apr '17 4:09:40 PM Fireblood
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** Gideon has an inversion; He was unsure that he (Gideon) was really TheChosenOne and wanted to make sure before he went off starting a war. He leaves a fleece on the floor overnight; once, having the fleece be wet with dew while the floor is dry, and once vice versa. Both are performed without objection.

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** Gideon has an inversion; He he was unsure that he (Gideon) was really TheChosenOne and wanted to make sure before he went off starting a war. He leaves a fleece on the floor overnight; once, having the fleece be wet with dew while the floor is dry, and once vice versa. Both are performed without objection.objection.
** Elijah challenges the priests of Baal to one in 1 Kings. Both call upon their god to light an altar as proof. He mocks them when Baal fails to answer. Yahweh lights the altar, of course, and the Israelites praise him, then slaughter the priests after this.


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* ''WebAnimation/DarkMatter2525'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFOTnBz-PCk The Evolution of Apologetics]] notes that things have fallen from the days of the Bible, when Elijah showed God was real by having him do a miracle.
2nd Apr '17 3:48:04 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when the Griffins have {{Jesus}} over for dinner, Brian asks him to prove that he is Jesus. So Jesus instantly turns everyone's dinner into ice cream. And, at the request of Peter after the above incident, enlarged Lois' breasts.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when the Griffins have {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} over for dinner, Brian asks him to prove that he is Jesus. So Jesus instantly turns everyone's dinner into ice cream. And, at the request of Peter after the above incident, enlarged Lois' breasts.
12th Mar '17 10:26:20 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', when Gerak becomes a Prior of the Ori and is asked to destroy Jaffa who refuse to believe, Teal'c asks him what makes him believe they are gods, citing various impressive miracles they could have performed. He then points out that the Goa'uld performed the exact same miracles and posits that the measure of a god is not how much power they have, but how they apply it. If they were gods, they would not need Gerak to kill anyone on their behalf, or even ask such a thing of him.

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* ''Series/TheBionicWoman:'' Jaime Sommers has been replaced by her evil twin, and dropped into prison in her place. After escaping, and getting cornered by the cops, who have been joined by her boss, she tells him to ''whisper'' any question he wants, across a hundred yards of open field, to prove who she really is.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
In ''Series/StargateSG1'', when Gerak becomes a Prior [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], the Doctor met companion-to-be Martha Jones. At the beginning of the Ori episode, she was walking to work when the Doctor came up to her, took his tie off, and is asked to destroy Jaffa who refuse to believe, Teal'c said, "Like so!" Later in the episode, they met and he had no memory of this. At the end, Martha asks him what makes him believe they are gods, citing various impressive miracles they could have performed. He then points out to prove that he's a time traveller. He takes his TARDIS and disappears, reappearing seconds later . . . without his tie.
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' has Joan ask
the Goa'uld performed the exact same miracles and posits that the measure of a god is not how much power they have, but how they apply it. If they were gods, they would not need Gerak teenage boy claiming to kill anyone on their behalf, or even ask such be God to prove his divinity. He gestures behind himself to show... a thing of him.tree.
-->'''Joan''': "...that's a tree."\\
'''God''': "Let's see ''you'' make one."



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Inverted in the episode "Who Watches the Watchers." A primitive alien tribe has come to believe that Picard is God (despite his protests), and to prove it one of them shoots him with a bow to prove that [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Picard]] can't be killed. Fortunately for Picard the alien misses his heart, but does hit him in the shoulder, injuring him and thereby proving to the aliens that he isn't God.
** Also inverted in the episode "Deja Q," where Q claims to have been stripped of his powers and exiled from the Continuum. When he asks how he can prove it, Worf suggests "[[DeadpanSnarker Die]]." Guinan performs a more direct test, stabbing him in the hand with a fork and saying "Seems human enough to me." when he screams in pain.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Smith and Jones", the Doctor met companion-to-be Martha Jones. At the beginning of the episode, she was walking to work when the Doctor came up to her, took his tie off, and said, "Like so!" Later in the episode, they met and he had no memory of this. At the end, Martha asks him to prove that he's a time traveller. He takes his TARDIS and disappears, reappearing seconds later...without his tie.
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' has Joan ask the teenage boy claiming to be God to prove his divinity. He gestures behind himself to show... a tree.
-->'''Joan''': "...that's a tree."\\
'''God''': "Let's see ''you'' make one."



* ''Series/TheBionicWoman:'' Jaime Sommers has been replaced by her evil twin, and dropped into prison in her place. After escaping, and getting cornered by the cops, who have been joined by her boss, she tells him to ''whisper'' any question he wants, across a hundred yards of open field, to prove who she really is.


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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', when Gerak becomes a Prior of the Ori and is asked to destroy Jaffa who refuse to believe, Teal'c asks him what makes him believe they are gods, citing various impressive miracles they could have performed. He then points out that the Goa'uld performed the exact same miracles and posits that the measure of a god is not how much power they have, but how they apply it. If they were gods, they would not need Gerak to kill anyone on their behalf, or even ask such a thing of him.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Inverted in the episode "Who Watches the Watchers." A primitive alien tribe has come to believe that Picard is God (despite his protests), and to prove it one of them shoots him with a bow to prove that [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Picard]] can't be killed. Fortunately for Picard the alien misses his heart, but does hit him in the shoulder, injuring him and thereby proving to the aliens that he isn't God.
** Also inverted in the episode "Deja Q," where Q claims to have been stripped of his powers and exiled from the Continuum. When he asks how he can prove it, Worf suggests "[[DeadpanSnarker Die]]." Guinan performs a more direct test, stabbing him in the hand with a fork and saying "Seems human enough to me." when he screams in pain.
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