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30th Apr '17 8:22:05 PM isoycrazy
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': While no proof of a divine plan is given in the aptly named episode "The Miracle Job" a priest named Father Paul is trying hard to save his church from being sold, but the corrupt business man has some thugs go and beat Paul before he can reach the City Council to ask them once again to not go through with the sale. This attack draws the attention of Paul's old friend, and protagonist, Nathan Ford and his band of thieves. After a series of gambits to take down the corrupt business man, including faking a miracle by having a fake statue of St. Nicholas appear to be crying and then undoing the miracle by framing the business man for it as though it were a PR stunt, the church is saved. At the end, Nate and Paul discuss things and Paul is thankful for the miracle. When Nate points out they did fake it, Paul quickly retorts, "Five thieves saved my church" and considers that the miracle. He may not have seen the whole picture in the middle when it looked like he might be defrocked for the fake miracle, but in hindsight Paul believes God was always trying to help him save the church, even if he didn't understand it then and there.
23rd Jan '17 6:24:55 PM MiddleEighth
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*The four are baffled by many of the changes made to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' since [[Fanfic/WithStringsAttached they left six years ago]]. The general explanation is that “the gods changed it,” and they learn directly from the gods themselves that they made the changes to please both the G'heddi'onians and the skahs. This doesn't suffice; very little makes sense to the four, such as the obviously ancient cliff dwelling that seemed to have been created only three or four years ago. Why make it ancient? However, everything makes a ''lot'' more sense after they find out [[spoiler: they're in a giant telepathic {{MMORPG}}, the gods are fake, and the changes were made because of the RuleOfCool]].
1st Nov '16 7:06:01 PM N1KF
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InMysteriousWays is what happens when the divine interacts with the mundane in ways that don't make sense at first appearance. In time, however, the results are palpable. This is usually done to convey a sense of omniscience; after all, if you can see how all events play out, it's more likely you'd go the subtle route than try to [[KillItWithFire rain fire from Heaven every time things don't go your way]].

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InMysteriousWays '''In Mysterious Ways''' is what happens when the divine interacts with the mundane in ways that don't make sense at first appearance. In time, however, the results are palpable. This is usually done to convey a sense of omniscience; after all, if you can see how all events play out, it's more likely you'd go the subtle route than try to [[KillItWithFire rain fire from Heaven every time things don't go your way]].



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21st Oct '16 6:39:12 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' this is the Simurgh's preferred method of effecting the world. She subtly influences people en masse so that days, months, or even years later they will make a decision that furthers her agenda. Quarantines are established to keep her victims from doing so, but even that can work towards her plan.
** Contessa's power allows her to devise a plan that will allow success for any given task by following certain steps, often seemingly unrelated to the task at hand.

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21st Oct '16 6:13:49 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/constellations-worm-okami.414320/ Constellations]]'' Amaterasu convinces Taylor to start working at a rundown shrine, which in turn results in her doing chores for her neighbors for small favors. As a result the local Japanese population is reinvigorated, Oni Lee becomes more human, and Sophia's arrest goes sour, turning Taylor's life around
12th Oct '16 6:37:53 AM MoonByte
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' doesn't show god himself, but looking at the angels he send and their way of living and fighting makes you definitely question him.
--> Receive punishment from the garb of the [[BlatantLies Holy Virgin]], cleansed of [[SweetTooth worldly]] [[LovableSexManiac impurities]].
31st Aug '16 9:19:13 AM Discar
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-->'''Harmony:''' You're welcome.
29th Aug '16 2:22:39 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}: ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'': During the final battle, Wax runs out of weapons and metals, and snarkily prays to his god, Harmony, for help. He is very surprised when Harmony actually answers, explaining that there's not much he can do in situations like this, especially since he wants to preserve free will. Wax asks why he couldn't at least do ''something'', and Harmony says "I ''have'' done something. I sent you." Then Wax sees his weapons chest, thought lost much earlier in the story, sitting not ten feet away from him.

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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}: ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'': Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'': During the final battle, Wax runs out of weapons and metals, and snarkily prays to his god, Harmony, for help. He is very surprised when Harmony actually answers, explaining that there's not much he can do in situations like this, especially since he wants to preserve free will. Wax asks why he couldn't at least do ''something'', and Harmony says "I ''have'' done something. I sent you." Then Wax sees his weapons chest, thought lost much earlier in the story, sitting not ten feet away from him.
29th Aug '16 2:22:19 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}: ''Literature/AlloyOfLaw'': During the final battle, Wax runs out of weapons and metals, and snarkily prays to his god, Harmony, for help. He is very surprised when Harmony actually answers, explaining that there's not much he can do in situations like this, especially since he wants to preserve free will. Wax asks why he couldn't at least do ''something'', and Harmony says "I ''have'' done something. I sent you." Then Wax sees his weapons chest, thought lost much earlier in the story, sitting not ten feet away from him.

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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}: ''Literature/AlloyOfLaw'': ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'': During the final battle, Wax runs out of weapons and metals, and snarkily prays to his god, Harmony, for help. He is very surprised when Harmony actually answers, explaining that there's not much he can do in situations like this, especially since he wants to preserve free will. Wax asks why he couldn't at least do ''something'', and Harmony says "I ''have'' done something. I sent you." Then Wax sees his weapons chest, thought lost much earlier in the story, sitting not ten feet away from him.
29th Aug '16 2:21:42 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}: ''Literature/AlloyOfLaw'': During the final battle, Wax runs out of weapons and metals, and snarkily prays to his god, Harmony, for help. He is very surprised when Harmony actually answers, explaining that there's not much he can do in situations like this, especially since he wants to preserve free will. Wax asks why he couldn't at least do ''something'', and Harmony says "I ''have'' done something. I sent you." Then Wax sees his weapons chest, thought lost much earlier in the story, sitting not ten feet away from him.
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