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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.
3rd May '16 2:35:59 AM PaulA
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* In the "World's End" storyline in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' one of the nested stories is a take on ''Prez: Teenage President''. In this version when Prez Rickard dies, Death takes him to meet the Prince of the World (although she says he didn't ''create'' the world, he just "runs the local franchise"). Prez is horrified to discover this is Boss Smiley, the corrupt politician he's been fighting against his whole career. Instead of taking his place at Smiley's right hand, he goes off to find other Americas with Morpheus.

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* In the "World's End" storyline in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' one of the nested stories is a take on ''Prez: ''[[ComicBook/{{Prez}} Prez: Teenage President''.President]]''. In this version when Prez Rickard dies, Death takes him to meet the Prince of the World (although she says he didn't ''create'' the world, he just "runs the local franchise"). Prez is horrified to discover this is Boss Smiley, the corrupt politician he's been fighting against his whole career. Instead of taking his place at Smiley's right hand, he goes off to find other Americas with Morpheus.
27th Apr '16 3:54:10 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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* The Morce from Space Blood has two evil sides with its two god-like incarnations being evil. [spoiler:It is also a bit of an inversion as the Morce is made of [[http://space-blood.thecomicseries.com/comics/20/ Evil]] as a case of Evil Is God.]]

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* The Morce from Space Blood has two evil sides with its two god-like incarnations being evil. [spoiler:It [[spoiler:It is also a bit of an inversion as the Morce is made of [[http://space-blood.thecomicseries.com/comics/20/ Evil]] as a case of Evil Is God.]]
27th Apr '16 3:53:16 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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*The Morce from Space Blood has two evil sides with its two god-like incarnations being evil. [spoiler:It is also a bit of an inversion as the Morce is made of [[http://space-blood.thecomicseries.com/comics/20/ Evil]] as a case of Evil Is God.]]
18th Apr '16 5:25:07 AM matteste
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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'' answers the questions ''IV'' raised about God. [[spoiler:"God" refers to two beings: YHVH, who is evil, and the Great Will, who is good. The Great Will is more powerful and subverts the trope, but YHVH is the most vile character in ''Final'' and acts as the Final Boss of the two main routes. He had His greatest servant, Satan, split into Merkabah and Lucifer, the Final Bosses of ''IV'', in order to start the war between Law and Chaos. In other words, He's worse than he was in ''II'' because, rather than trying to decisively end the war for His benefit, He started the war for some reason]].

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' answers the questions ''IV'' raised about God. [[spoiler:"God" refers to two beings: YHVH, who is evil, and the Great Will, who is good. The Great Will is more powerful and subverts the trope, but YHVH is the most vile character in ''Final'' and acts as the Final Boss of the two main routes. He had His greatest servant, Satan, split into Merkabah and Lucifer, the Final Bosses of ''IV'', in order to start the war between Law and Chaos. In other words, He's worse than he was in ''II'' because, rather than trying to decisively end the war for His benefit, He started the war for some reason]].
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