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7th Dec '17 6:51:03 PM PaulA
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* A variation in the Frank Peretti novels ''This Present Darkness'' and ''Piercing The Darkness''. God doesn't need prayer, but it gives angels a power-up, allowing them to trash demons.

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* A variation in the Frank Peretti Creator/FrankPeretti novels ''This Present Darkness'' and ''Piercing The Darkness''. God doesn't need prayer, but it gives angels a power-up, allowing them to trash demons.
6th Dec '17 2:15:55 PM germanlureag
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* Averted in the Abrahamic religions (UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}, UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}) as a fundamental part of the theology. For a more direct example [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2050&version=NLT Psalm 50]] states "I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens [...] Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats? Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High." In short, though God in the Old Testament demands sacrifices, He does not need it to live - prayer and worship are for the benefit of the one doing them, not God. [[FridgeLogic How could He create everything when no one was around to believe in Him anyway otherwise?]]

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* Averted in the Abrahamic religions (UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}, UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}) as a fundamental part of the theology. For a more direct example [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2050&version=NLT Psalm 50]] states "I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens [...] Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats? Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High." In short, though God in the Old Testament demands sacrifices, He does not need it to live - prayer and worship are for the benefit of the one doing them, not God. [[FridgeLogic How could He create everything when no one was around to believe in Him anyway otherwise?]]
5th Dec '17 3:13:14 PM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}, the dead ''vanish'' (or perhaps go somewhere beyond the Land of the Dead; nobody knows) when no living person remembers them any more.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', the dead ''vanish'' vanish (or perhaps go somewhere beyond the Land of the Dead; nobody knows) when no living person remembers them any more.
5th Dec '17 3:12:31 PM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}, the dead ''vanish'' (or perhaps go somewhere beyond the Land of the Dead; nobody knows) when no living person remembers them any more.
22nd Nov '17 8:26:34 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', Rayquaza is depicted as being a PhysicalGod revered by the people of Hoenn, and its [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] is achieved through the player praying to it. It should also be pointed out that Mega Rayquaza has (as of ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'') the highest base stat total of all Pokémon (only tied with both Mega Mewtwo X and Y).
8th Nov '17 2:52:54 PM lalalei2001
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* In the ''Franchise/CareBears'' episode "Share Bear Shines!", Princess Starglo explains that stars are powered by belief and wishes, but so few people believe in her or wishing on stars that she doesn't have much power left, which leads to her [[TheStarsAreGoingOut turning off all the stars in the sky]] (including the sun). By the end of the movie, she nearly fades away, but is saved by a burst of belief from the Care Bears. (One would imagine that seeing all the stars go out would be a powerful reason to believe, but there you go.)
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' episode "Where Have all the Monsters Gone?", it's revealed that monsters need the fear of humans to exist: if not enough humans are afraid of monsters, the monsters start disappearing bit by bit.

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* In the ''Franchise/CareBears'' episode "Share Bear Shines!", Princess Starglo explains that stars are powered by belief and wishes, but so few people believe in her or wishing on stars that she doesn't have much power left, which leads to her [[TheStarsAreGoingOut turning off all the stars in the sky]] (including the sun). By the end of the movie, she nearly fades away, but is saved by a burst of belief from the Care Bears. (One Bears.
** The Care Bears themselves, as well as their home, stay alive because of the love and goodness on Earth. Ife everyone stopped caring, Care-A-Lot and its inhabitants
would imagine that seeing all the stars go out would be a powerful reason to believe, but there you go.)
fade away.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' episode "Where Have all the Monsters Gone?", it's revealed that monsters need the fear of humans to exist: if exist. If not enough humans are afraid of monsters, the monsters start disappearing bit by bit.bit.
* ''WesternAnimation/PJSparkles'' lives on love and will die without it. When The Cloak's Malice Mist saps all the love from Twinkle Town, P.J. becomes weak, and Blaze turns back into an old horse. Conversely, the love of just one boy is enough to recharge her powers.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicTrollsAndTheTrollWarriors'', without the power of laughter and happiness the Magic Trolls will fade away and die.
21st Oct '17 10:46:28 PM Sharysa
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* PlayedWith in ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod.'' Haik is the titular crocodile-god of the ancient Tagalog tribe in the Philippines. He isn't literally dying from lack of worship--but thanks to the steadily dwindling numbers of pagan Filipinos, he's ''extremely'' [[TheAloner depressed and lonely.]] By the story's timeline in 2017 America, Filipino-American Mirasol is TheOnlyBeliever thanks to their ReincarnationRomance, and [[RealityEnsues she wonders if Haik has PTSD.]]
13th Oct '17 9:46:49 AM Malady
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* In DungeonCrawlStoneSoup, the amorphous god Jiyva has exactly one follower. If you kill it, Jiyva simply stops existing...[[DevelopersForesight unless you took it upon yourself to worship him beforehand]], in which case he calls you out on it.

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* In DungeonCrawlStoneSoup, VideoGame/DungeonCrawlStoneSoup, the amorphous god Jiyva has exactly one follower. If you kill it, Jiyva simply stops existing...[[DevelopersForesight unless you took it upon yourself to worship him beforehand]], in which case he calls you out on it.
1st Sep '17 7:27:49 AM 64SuperNintendo
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30th Aug '17 5:30:48 PM DarkHunter
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** The Necrons' master plan to end Chaos worked like this pre-6th edition. The Ruinous Powers are EmotionalEmbodiments felt by living creatures, so, if you ''kill off'' all living beings in the universe (the Necrons are zombie robots), there'll be nothing for Chaos to feed on.

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** The Necrons' master plan to end Chaos worked like this pre-6th edition. The Ruinous Powers are EmotionalEmbodiments [[AbstractApotheosis embodiments of emotions]] felt by living creatures, so, if you ''kill off'' all living beings in the universe (the Necrons are zombie robots), there'll be nothing for Chaos to feed on.
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