History Main / GodsNeedPrayerBadly

19th Sep '16 8:25:30 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'', Creator/PiersAnthony shows that YHWH used to have a lot of power, but since belief in the Hebrew God had waned, his place had been usurped by the Christian God.

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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'', ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', Creator/PiersAnthony shows that YHWH used to have a lot of power, but since belief in the Hebrew God had waned, his place had been usurped by the Christian God.
4th Sep '16 5:51:54 PM Saveelich
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', the player literally generates favour for their gods to produce miracles. Greeks pray at temples, Egyptians build monuments, Norse go to war, and Altanteans control town centers to generate favour.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', the player literally generates favour for their gods to produce miracles.mythical creatures, heroes and upgrades. Greeks pray at temples, Egyptians build monuments, Norse go to war, and Altanteans control town centers to generate favour.
2nd Sep '16 2:48:04 AM TheNerevarine
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* In {{ComicBook/Crimson}}, humans are most favored by the Creator because his existence is sustained by their collective belief and worship, in contrast to supernatural monsters such as vampires, werewolves, dragons and etc. One of the reasons why the Devil managed to turn a very powerful race that predated mankind known as the Grigori, was because they were shunned by God due to their inability to "sustain" him. This turns into a plot-point when [[spoiler:the BigBad's plan to destroy reality starts with [[KillAllHumans wiping out humanity]], which would weaken God enough for her to [[KillTheGod destroy him herself]]]].
21st Aug '16 8:39:43 PM zarpaulus
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* Implied in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. El Diablo says that as his criminal empire grew, his [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] seemed to get stronger in proportion to his wealth, respect, and political power.

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* Implied in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. El Diablo says that as his criminal empire grew, his [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] seemed to get stronger in proportion to his wealth, respect, and political power. [[spoiler: And he seems to be possessed or the reincarnation of an Aztec God or something.]]
21st Aug '16 7:59:15 PM ultimomant
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* Implied in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. El Diablo says that as his criminal empire grew, his [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] seemed to get stronger in proportion to his wealth, respect, and political power.
21st Aug '16 8:57:50 AM masterandcommander
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**Revealed later to actually be a straight example of the trope. Gods disappear if they have no followers to pray to them, and if a god is slain, while a more popular god will reincarnate (albeit without their former incarnation's memories), an obscure god with few believers is out of luck. The fact that Yato has been able to endure for centuries is considered by others to be something of a miracle.
4th Aug '16 8:24:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheFolkOfTheAir'' by Peter S. Beagle features a former earth-mother goddess from the neolithic era now working as a therapist in a fictionalized Berkeley.

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* ''Literature/TheFolkOfTheAir'' by Peter S. Beagle Creator/PeterSBeagle features a former earth-mother goddess from the neolithic era now working as a therapist in a fictionalized Berkeley.
4th Aug '16 8:08:12 AM TheWanderer
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This trope is related to EmotionEater, but doesn't imply evil, vampirism, or negative emotions unless the god is tied in with those by nature. In belief systems of this kind, the empowered god often gives power back to his worshipers. Contrast StopWorshippingMe, for when the god hates the worship they get. Unless the god wants to die and can't because of all the worship...

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This trope is related to EmotionEater, but doesn't imply evil, vampirism, or negative emotions unless the god is tied in with those by nature. In belief systems of this kind, the empowered god often gives power back to his worshipers. Gods in such a system should be very worried indeed if they find out that they're down to TheOnlyBeliever. Contrast StopWorshippingMe, for when the god hates the worship they get. Unless the god wants to die and can't because of all the worship...
2nd Aug '16 12:21:24 PM AlisterFaust
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** Come ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', where Apollo is rendered mortal, there is a bit more information provided on the subject. All of the pantheons in this universe ([[Literature/TheKaneChronicles Egyptian]], [[Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard Norse]], etc.) are tied to the cultural impact they have had on society, and draw power from the memories and beliefs people have about them. This explains why the loss of Apollo as the god of the sun can still leave the world in functioning condition, without people wondering where the hell the sun went, because the sun gods of other mythologies (and the scientific explanation for why the sun rises and sets) can pick up the slack. Should the culture they are tied to disappear, or should no one remember them, then they would ultimately fade away. [[spoiler: This trope is also exploited by the new [[BigBad big bads]] of the series called The Triumvirate, a trio of Roman emperors who made such an historical impact that they have been able to live for thousands of years off of peoples worship and memory of them.]]
30th Jul '16 2:01:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TrueVillains'', there is a god of everything, but only five have any real power because they are believed in and worshiped.

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* In ''TrueVillains'', ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'', there is a god of everything, but only five have any real power because they are believed in and worshiped.
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