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25th May '18 7:21:12 AM BeerBaron
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** As Aldmeri (precursors of the modern [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]) society evolved, commoners stopped worshiping their own ancestors and began worshiping the ancestors of their social "betters", elevating them to the level of gods through collective adulation. The warrior-spirit Trinimac was one such ancestor. (After being eaten and excreted by [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Boethiah]], Trinimac would become the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] [[AllTheOtherReindeer Malacath]].)
22nd May '18 3:10:21 AM FaceofEvil
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* In one of the later [[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]] comics, Conan's physical likeness to a hero-turned-demigod is exploited by a local tyrant looking to put down a growing rebellion and win droves of recruits to his army. (Said hero, Shan, had once [[KingInTheMountain promised to return to his people one day when their suffering became intolerable]].) This becomes problematic when the actual demigod shows up on the battlefield and strikes down everyone who participated in the fraud, except Conan. Impressed by his bravado, Shan decides to slay Conan in hand-to-hand combat. Clearly outmatched, Conan undermines Shan by questioning his motives, pointing out that if he really cared about the welfare of his worshipers, he would have freed them from the tyrant long ago. He only appeared on the battlefield because he was in serious danger of losing their adulation. Conan's words make Shan's followers question their belief, which actually de-powers the deity. Conan finally disarms him and runs him through, forcing Shan to retreat to the realm of the gods, now deprived of the worship needed to sustain him.

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* In one of the later [[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]] comics, Conan's physical likeness to a hero-turned-demigod is exploited by a local tyrant looking to put down a growing rebellion and win droves of recruits to his army. (Said hero, Shan, had once [[KingInTheMountain promised to return to his people one day when their suffering became intolerable]].) This becomes problematic when the actual demigod shows up on the battlefield and strikes down everyone who participated in the fraud, except Conan. Impressed by his bravado, Shan decides to slay Conan in hand-to-hand combat. Clearly outmatched, Conan undermines Shan by questioning his motives, pointing out that if he really cared about the welfare of his worshipers, he would have freed them from the tyrant long ago. He ago; he only appeared on the battlefield because he was in serious danger of losing their adulation. Conan's words make Shan's followers question their belief, which actually de-powers the deity. Conan finally disarms him and runs him through, forcing Shan to retreat to the realm of the gods, now deprived of the worship needed to sustain him.
20th May '18 9:30:30 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Mythica}}'': Apparently the gods lose power as their worshipers die, according to Szorlok.
16th May '18 12:01:34 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' concerns the rise, fall, and return of the Great God Om, patron deity of the theocratic empire of Omnia. He left at the height of his power, promising to return during the rise of the next prophet. When he does come back from his godly vacation, he finds himself inexplicably trapped in the body of a small tortoise, unable to conjure more than a spark of static. As it turns out, his followers began to believe less in him and more in his church, or more specifically that showing proper commitment to the church [[ChurchMilitant was less likely to have you tortured to death for heresy]]. By Om's return, only a single lowly acolyte believes in the actual deity Om rather than Omnianism.

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** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' concerns the rise, fall, and return of the Great God Om, patron deity of the theocratic empire of Omnia. He left at the height of his power, promising to return during the rise of the next prophet. When he does come back from his godly vacation, he finds himself inexplicably trapped in the body of a small tortoise, unable to conjure more than a spark of static. As it turns out, his followers began to believe less in him and more in his church, or more specifically that showing proper commitment to the church [[ChurchMilitant was less likely to have you tortured to death for heresy]]. By Om's return, only a single lowly acolyte believes in the actual deity Om rather than Omnianism. There's also one man who disbelieves in him so intensely and specifically (and to his face) that it's almost as good; Om is suitably impressed at this and takes something of a liking to him.
15th May '18 11:46:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', [[HollywoodAtheist Oolon Colluphid]] uses the existence of the Babel Fish to prove the existence of God, but since "proof denies faith" and God Needs Faith Badly, the concrete proof of his existence caused him to promptly vanish in a PuffOfLogic.

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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', [[HollywoodAtheist Oolon Colluphid]] uses the existence of the Babel Fish to prove the existence of God, but since "proof denies faith" and God Needs Faith Badly, the concrete proof of his existence caused him to promptly vanish in a PuffOfLogic. The text goes on to mention that while he made bank with the book spreading this argument, it's generally considered a bunch of dingo's kidneys.
27th Mar '18 2:25:11 PM Nopperabo
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* In ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' demons need faith to fuel their powers. They can either force steal it, which causes spiritual damage, or set up cults of various stripes to get a small but steady flow without necessarily hurting their worshippers (unless they ''want'' to be hurt).
* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'':

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* ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness''
** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', tribal totems gain power from the Garou they sponsor. In one Time of Judgment scenario, Whipporwill grows weak due to insufficient worship from the Black Spiral Dancers, who divide their fealty among many different totem spirits. Grandfather Thunder then defeats Whipporwill, absorbs his gnosis, and assimilates the Black Spiral Dancers into the now-fallen Shadow Lord tribe.
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In ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' demons need faith to fuel their powers. They can either force steal it, which causes spiritual damage, or set up cults of various stripes to get a small but steady flow without necessarily hurting their worshippers (unless they ''want'' to be hurt).
* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'':
21st Feb '18 3:21:45 PM Someoneman
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*** ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' shows us that a dead god can still exist if it's followers are still undead echoes, believing they must live for eternity guarding the temple of a dead god, ''which at the same time creates a demon of hatred'' to fight their dead God, time and time again. The God wouldn't be without it's Guardians, and the Guardians wouldn't be without their God, thus both perpetually creating a living echo of each other.

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*** ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' shows us that a dead god can still exist if it's its followers are still undead echoes, believing they must live for eternity guarding the temple of a dead god, ''which at the same time creates a demon of hatred'' to fight their dead God, time and time again. The God wouldn't be without it's its Guardians, and the Guardians wouldn't be without their God, thus both perpetually creating a living echo of each other.
3rd Feb '18 7:45:44 PM 64SuperNintendo
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3rd Feb '18 7:44:15 PM 64SuperNintendo
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