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8th Jan '18 8:08:30 PM defciggy
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30th Nov '17 10:29:27 AM dieseldragons
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Only in ''rare'' circumstances can this apparent 'deadlock' be broken, for example, [[CurseEscapeClause the devil goes]] [[ILiedback on his word]] or the [[BargainWithHeaven balance of power shifts unexpectedly]].

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Only in ''rare'' circumstances can this apparent 'deadlock' be broken, for example, [[CurseEscapeClause the devil goes]] [[ILiedback [[ILied back on his word]] or the [[BargainWithHeaven balance of power shifts unexpectedly]].
30th Nov '17 10:28:56 AM dieseldragons
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Only in ''rare'' circumstances can this apparent 'deadlock' be broken, for example, [[CurseEscapeClause the devil goes back on his word]] or the [[BargainWithHeaven balance of power shifts unexpectedly]].

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Only in ''rare'' circumstances can this apparent 'deadlock' be broken, for example, [[CurseEscapeClause the devil goes back goes]] [[ILiedback on his word]] or the [[BargainWithHeaven balance of power shifts unexpectedly]].
30th Nov '17 10:24:24 AM dieseldragons
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# The god is likened to a parent, [[SecretTestOfCharacter putting mortals to a cruel test]], when in actuality [[HelpingWouldBeKillstealing it wants them to grow, understand and become stronger]], so they can be, like it, independent.

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# The god is likened to a parent, [[SecretTestOfCharacter putting mortals to a cruel test]], when in actuality [[HelpingWouldBeKillstealing it wants them to grow, grow]], [[FigureItOutYourself understand and become stronger]], so they can be, like it, independent.
24th Nov '17 4:16:13 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' is a prime example of this trope in the last 2 seasons for the ascended Ancient precursors. Turns out that there is an evil counterpart of their race that is just as strong as they are--the Ori, the Evil Goatee-wearing twins of the Ancients. They not only interfere in the affairs of mortals, they direct them to worship the Ori and kill or convert unbelievers, have no problems with throwing their power around, and will grant their preachers some measure of their power. When they come after our galaxy, which had, until now, been shielded by the Ancients, the Ancients still refuse to do anything about the Ori, even when they try to destroy the Ancients. It's up to the simple humans to defeat an army of godlike-powerful beings.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' is a prime example of this trope in trope, both during the last 2 seasons for battles against Anubis and the conflict with the Ori, because the ascended Ancient precursors. Turns out that there is precursors will not get involved. The Ori are an evil counterpart of their race that is just as strong as they are--the Ori, are, making them the Evil Goatee-wearing twins of the Ancients. They not only interfere in the affairs of mortals, they direct them to worship the Ori and kill or convert unbelievers, have no problems with throwing their power around, and will grant their preachers some measure of their power. When they come after our galaxy, which had, until now, been shielded by the Ancients, the Ancients still refuse to do anything about the Ori, even when they try to destroy the Ancients. It's up to the simple humans to defeat an army of godlike-powerful beings.
24th Nov '17 4:14:05 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': The gods seem to be bound quite a bit by this. This trope might explain why, during the Buu saga when the aforementioned Buu is devouring planets and even deities left and right that the gods don't extend Goku's one day on Earth indefinitely to give him more of a chance to fight. [[spoiler: They eventually do bend the rules a bit to allow Vegeta to come back and fuse with Goku.]]

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': The gods seem to be bound quite a bit by this. This trope might explain why, during the Buu saga saga, when the aforementioned Buu is devouring planets and even deities left and right that right, the gods don't extend Goku's one day on Earth indefinitely to give him more of a chance to fight. [[spoiler: They eventually do bend the rules a bit to allow Vegeta to come back and fuse with Goku.]]
19th Sep '17 9:45:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Likewise, the Greek gods have a habit of giving mortal heroes their divine favors but not actually doing much fighting themselves---Ares and Heracles seem to be the main exceptions, but even they're prone to refuse for childish reasons. Athena, being more GenreSavvy than the rest, tries to convince them to get out and actually ''fight'' the god-killing abomination out to destroy them.

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** Likewise, the Greek gods have a habit of giving mortal heroes their divine favors but not actually doing much fighting themselves---Ares and Heracles seem to be the main exceptions, but even they're prone to refuse for childish reasons. Athena, being more GenreSavvy than the rest, Athena tries to convince them to get out and actually ''fight'' the god-killing abomination out to destroy them.
8th Sep '17 6:22:02 AM CloudCuckooClock
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** An example from TapletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil: Hedrack, the high priest of Iuz, will summon his deity if the fight with the players starts to go badly. St. Cuthbert will then teleport in and take Iuz away so they can fight somewhere private.

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** An example from TapletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil: TabletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil: Hedrack, the high priest of Iuz, will summon his deity if the fight with the players starts to go badly. St. Cuthbert will then teleport in and take Iuz away so they can fight somewhere private.
17th Aug '17 4:52:23 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' reveals there's a case of this halfway through [[spoiler: [[PureMagicBeing Lorelei]] wants to end the [[BecauseDestinySaidSo Score]] but since he's bound up in a pact by Yulia to sustain it he can't do it himself. It also technically [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this as Luke is the [[GodInHumanForm Other Lorelei]] and thus fully capable of doing what he wants in that regard. That said, he's hampered by a mortal form and not ''knowing'' he's Lorelei.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' reveals there's a case of this halfway through [[spoiler: [[PureMagicBeing Lorelei]] wants to end the [[BecauseDestinySaidSo [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Score]] but since he's bound up in a pact by Yulia to sustain it he can't do it himself. It also technically [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this as Luke is the [[GodInHumanForm Other Lorelei]] and thus fully capable of doing what he wants in that regard. That said, he's hampered by a mortal form and not ''knowing'' he's Lorelei.]]
17th Aug '17 4:51:37 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Exactly how much is going on isn't clear but in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' Maxwell [[spoiler: creates a Great Spirit to guard the schism and a human who ''thinks'' she's Maxwell to deal with Exodus and the Spirix instead of, say, raining divine judgement from above.]] The spoilers suggest there is some limitations involved.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' reveals there's a case of this halfway through [[spoiler: [[PureMagicBeing Lorelei]] wants to end the [[BecauseDestinySaidSo Score]] but since he's bound up in a pact by Yulia to sustain it he can't do it himself. It also technically [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this as Luke is the [[GodInHumanForm Other Lorelei]] and thus fully capable of doing what he wants in that regard. That said, he's hampered by a mortal form and not ''knowing'' he's Lorelei.]]
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