History Main / JerkAssGods

25th Jul '16 2:18:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Implied in the first two ''{{Disciples}}'' games but really shown in the third. At least, in the first two games, they are dicks to one another. In the third game, though, they have [[spoiler:decided to destroy the world and start over, not caring about all the mortals there]].

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* Implied in the first two ''{{Disciples}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' games but really shown in the third. At least, in the first two games, they are dicks to one another. In the third game, though, they have [[spoiler:decided to destroy the world and start over, not caring about all the mortals there]].
17th Jul '16 7:54:23 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'': In the original, the gods are fairly true to their mythical inspiration although Zeus himself seems to be enacting a plan to wean mankind off the gods and make them self-sufficient. In the remake, they're possibly even more dickish than in the myths.
** Except Apollo in the remake, who defended the humans.

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'': In the original, 2010 ''Film/{{Clash of the gods are fairly true to their mythical inspiration although Zeus himself seems to be enacting a plan to wean mankind off the gods and make them self-sufficient. In the remake, Titans|2010}}'', they're possibly even more dickish than in the myths.
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myths. Except Apollo in the remake, Apollo, who defended the humans.
14th Jul '16 11:08:24 AM Willbyr
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* [[{{Utawarerumono}} Wisitarnea, both versions,]] definitely ''mean(s)'' well. Unfortunately, this tends to involve killing lots of people, binding souls into eternity for the hell of it, causing natural disasters by fighting and manipulating everyone into wars.

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* [[{{Utawarerumono}} [[VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}} Wisitarnea, both versions,]] definitely ''mean(s)'' well. Unfortunately, this tends to involve killing lots of people, binding souls into eternity for the hell of it, causing natural disasters by fighting and manipulating everyone into wars.
11th Jul '16 8:23:56 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** Eris, goddess of strife and discord, like her name suggests, promotes quarrel and conflict for no specific reason. Her most notorious act was making a golden apple dedicated "to the most beautiful goddess" which caused a quarrel between Hera, Athene and Aphrodite, which again triggered the chain of events that led to the Trojan War.

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** Eris, goddess of strife and discord, like her name suggests, promotes quarrel and conflict for no specific reason. Her most notorious act was making a golden apple dedicated "to the most beautiful goddess" which caused a quarrel between Hera, Athene Athena and Aphrodite, which again triggered the chain of events that led to the Trojan War.



** Bloody-handed Khaine is the Eldar god of [[WarGod war and conflict]]. He was a reckless and brutal jerk of a god who was cursed to have blood forever drip from his hands after he murdered a mortal Eldar hero. In any other setting he would be a candidate for BigBad. Here, he's one of the closest things the Eldar have to a ''BigGood''.

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** Bloody-handed Khaine is the Eldar god of [[WarGod war and conflict]].conflict]] ''and murder''. He was a reckless and brutal jerk of a god who was cursed to have blood forever drip from his hands after he murdered a mortal Eldar hero. In any other setting he would be a candidate for BigBad. Here, he's one of the closest things the Eldar have to a ''BigGood''.''BigGood'', as the actual BigGood of the Eldar Pantheon is dead.
7th Jul '16 5:28:40 PM Doug86
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* Not only are the gods of the ''BookOfSwords'' jerkasses, but several of the swords have jerkass qualities themselves. I'm looking at you Coinspinner and Wayfinder.

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* Not only are the gods of the ''BookOfSwords'' ''Literature/BookOfSwords'' jerkasses, but several of the swords have jerkass qualities themselves. I'm looking at you Coinspinner and Wayfinder.
7th Jul '16 4:52:36 PM Peridonyx
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** SorcerousOverlord King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he came seemingly out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then -- once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake -- cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch: He would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.

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** SorcerousOverlord King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he came seemingly out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then -- then, once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake -- sake, cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch: He would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.
7th Jul '16 1:28:47 PM jakobitis
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* The Marvel version of Odin runs the whole gamut from merely grumpy but basically nice to outright misogynist dick depending on who is writing him. His jerkiness is usually to provide contrast with his Midgard-loving son Thor, as well as his other son, the outright villainous Loki.
5th Jul '16 1:32:31 PM Anna_Nimus
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* For [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert Fics]] in general, it's relatively common for the one responsible for the insertion to be an R.O.B. (Random Omnipotent Being) or, more appropriately for this trope, a B.R.O.B. ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being).

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* For [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert Fics]] in general, it's relatively common for the one responsible for the insertion to be an R.O.B. (Random Omnipotent Being) or, more appropriately for this trope, a B.R.O.B. ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being). A great example of this is in ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', where a B.R.O.B dumps the main character in One Piece.
27th Jun '16 11:29:15 AM Onlythrice
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** [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dread Wolf]] Fen'Harel , maybe. He's nominally an elven [[TheTrickster Trickster God]], but many of the stories paint him as cruel and manipulative, rather than comically mischievous. And if the legends are to be believed, he not only locked both the [[GodOfGood Creators]] and the [[GodofEvil Forgotten Ones]] away, but was enough of a JerkAss that the latter, who themselves were true [[GodIsEvil Evil Gods]], counted him among their numbers. [[spoiler:Things get a little bit grayer in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Not only do you meet him, but he actually ends up ''joining your party to help''. Granted you don't learn who he really is until TheStinger, but as Solas, he seems to lack many of the more sinister traits the elves ascribe to him. Codex entries found at the Temple of Mythal even goes so far as to suggest that he was actually a God of Rebellion who got a HistoricalVillainUpgrade, meaning he might lean closer to [[NeglectfulPrecursors Neglectful Precursor]] or GodIsFlawed than previously believed.]]

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** [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Dread Wolf]] Fen'Harel , Fen'Harel, maybe. He's nominally an elven [[TheTrickster Trickster God]], but many of the stories paint him as cruel and manipulative, rather than comically mischievous. And if the legends are to be believed, he not only locked both the [[GodOfGood Creators]] and the [[GodofEvil Forgotten Ones]] away, but was enough of a JerkAss that the latter, who themselves were true [[GodIsEvil Evil Gods]], counted him among their numbers. [[spoiler:Things get a little bit grayer in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Not only do you meet him, but he actually ends up ''joining your party to help''. Granted you don't learn who he really is until TheStinger, but as Solas, he seems to lack many of the more sinister traits the elves ascribe to him. Codex entries found at the Temple of Mythal even goes so far as to suggest that he was actually a God of Rebellion who got a HistoricalVillainUpgrade, meaning he might lean closer to [[NeglectfulPrecursors Neglectful Precursor]] or GodIsFlawed than previously believed. However, you then find out that he's plotting TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in order to create a better world for elves, [[SequelHook leaving it up to the Inquisition (or what remains of it) to save the world.]] [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed For the third time]].]]
20th Jun '16 9:13:19 PM M84
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* The gods in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' tend towards this. Even the generally benevolent Eothas ([[GodIsDead while he still lived]]), Hylea and Berath are absolutely ''[[DisproportionateRetribution brutal]]'' if crossed, leaving significant collateral damage in their wake. The rest tend towards sometimes-inscrutable BlueAndOrangeMorality, with special credit going to Skaen, the god of hate, who rewards his followers for petty cruelty and engages more or less routinely in HumanSacrifice, and Woedica, goddess of vengeance, [[spoiler:the BiggerBad who has been devouring unborn souls for power]].

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* The gods in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' tend towards this. Even the generally benevolent Eothas ([[GodIsDead while he still lived]]), Hylea and Berath are absolutely ''[[DisproportionateRetribution brutal]]'' if crossed, leaving significant collateral damage in their wake. The rest tend towards sometimes-inscrutable BlueAndOrangeMorality, with special credit going to Skaen, the god of hate, who rewards his followers for petty cruelty and engages more or less routinely in HumanSacrifice, and Woedica, goddess of vengeance, [[spoiler:the BiggerBad who has been devouring unborn souls for power]]. The kicker? [[spoiler:All of the gods were ''man-made'' through animancy. The Engwithans apparently believed that a world run by JerkassGods was preferable to a world with no gods at all.]]
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