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21st Jan '16 5:50:28 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Some of the information revealed in ''Inquisition'' heavily implies that the rest of the Elven Pantheon were not as benevolent as Dalish stories claim either. Mythal was pretty much the OnlySaneMan, and even then...
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** Some of the information revealed in ''Inquisition'' heavily implies that the rest of the Elven Pantheon were not as benevolent as Dalish stories claim either. Mythal was pretty much the OnlySaneMan, [[spoiler:which is why the rest of them killed her: she worried too much about the well-being of their people and got in the way of their desire for more power. And even then...Mythal has a rather significant NiceJobBreakingItHero moment to her name.]]
21st Jan '16 11:48:33 AM CountDorku
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** The Maker can also fall into this, depending on the speaker, to the point where the interpretations of the Maker that make Him seem actually decent (such as Leliana's) tend to be semi-heretical. Chantry dogma holds that the darkspawn exist because the magisters of Tevinter invaded Heaven and got smacked down and turned into monsters; [[spoiler:most of it seems to be true ''except'' the Maker's involvement, which is still ambiguous]]. In other words, countless humans and dwarves have been killed in horrible ways or turned into monsters because of the admittedly abhorrent actions of a small group of Tevene magisters, none of whom even ''could'' have been dwarven because dwarves can't do magic. Then there's the Chantry explanation for demons existing, which is that the Maker screwed up when making spirits by not giving them the capacity for creation, dumped them like a sack of hot bricks and dedicated all His attention to mortals instead, leading many of the spirits to fester in resentment and turn evil. Most of His relationship with mortals seems to consist of turning His face from them, looking back for thirty seconds, and then returning to a stance of "no, screw you guys", meaning he is, at best, very passive-aggressive and deeply indifferent towards collateral damage.
19th Jan '16 2:44:35 AM Adept
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* An interesting inversion occurs in ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' where Odin is the jerk and Loki is the good guy.
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* An interesting inversion occurs in ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' where Odin is the jerk and Loki is the good guy.
15th Jan '16 5:47:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SenZar'' offers too many examples of this trope to count (including, potentially, evil player characters who ascend to godhood), but the prize for ''most'' jerkassness goes to the Eternals, the only type of gods who actually gain (even more) power for being complete jackasses. * In the ''ForgottenRealms'', the Time of Troubles led to all of the gods banished to the material plane in [[PhysicalGod avatar form]], screwing up the Realms pretty much wherever they went. Many of them used this as an opportunity to expand their power base, using human armies as pawns to take down other gods. The kicker is that the whole thing started because they upset the overgod, [[DungeonMaster Ao]], by stealing the [[MacGuffin Tablets of Fate]]. To his credit, after the whole fiasco is over Ao does require that deities actually be worshipped to get their power in the future. And hey, we got a [[ContinuityReboot new edition]] out of it.
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* ''SenZar'' ''TabletopGame/SenZar'' offers too many examples of this trope to count (including, potentially, evil player characters who ascend to godhood), but the prize for ''most'' jerkassness goes to the Eternals, the only type of gods who actually gain (even more) power for being complete jackasses. * In the ''ForgottenRealms'', ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', the Time of Troubles led to all of the gods banished to the material plane in [[PhysicalGod avatar form]], screwing up the Realms pretty much wherever they went. Many of them used this as an opportunity to expand their power base, using human armies as pawns to take down other gods. The kicker is that the whole thing started because they upset the overgod, [[DungeonMaster Ao]], by stealing the [[MacGuffin Tablets of Fate]]. To his credit, after the whole fiasco is over Ao does require that deities actually be worshipped to get their power in the future. And hey, we got a [[ContinuityReboot new edition]] out of it.

* ''PlayingGods'' gets this trope right. You play as one of the five major gods from the major religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism) or you can use the sixth stand and insert a sticker or [[AGodAmI a photo of yourself]] or use a key ring or action figure or whatever as a god too. You convert other gods' sects, spread believers or massacre every other deity's sects. It's PlayedForLaughs though, and it's really a satire of fundamentalism and religious warfare and how it's better to be at peace with your fellow religions rather than attack them.
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* ''PlayingGods'' ''TabletopGame/PlayingGods'' gets this trope right. You play as one of the five major gods from the major religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism) or you can use the sixth stand and insert a sticker or [[AGodAmI a photo of yourself]] or use a key ring or action figure or whatever as a god too. You convert other gods' sects, spread believers or massacre every other deity's sects. It's PlayedForLaughs though, and it's really a satire of fundamentalism and religious warfare and how it's better to be at peace with your fellow religions rather than attack them.

* In ''IronKingdoms'', Menoth, creator god of the human race, is such a massive jerk that two humans became gods just to overthrow him. It's not hard to see why as he supports AllCrimesAreEqual (most punishments [[KillItWithFire having something to do with fire]]) and the fact that if you're too awesome ''he will kill you''. Why? So you can fight for him in his heavenly army because he's attacking the other gods' cities. Why? Because he's a jerk. The few followers he has left view him more as a Stern Father, like the time when he refused to help the humans out when the Orgoth invaded because of the above overthrowing.
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* In ''IronKingdoms'', ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'', Menoth, creator god of the human race, is such a massive jerk that two humans became gods just to overthrow him. It's not hard to see why as he supports AllCrimesAreEqual (most punishments [[KillItWithFire having something to do with fire]]) and the fact that if you're too awesome ''he will kill you''. Why? So you can fight for him in his heavenly army because he's attacking the other gods' cities. Why? Because he's a jerk. The few followers he has left view him more as a Stern Father, like the time when he refused to help the humans out when the Orgoth invaded because of the above overthrowing.
12th Jan '16 5:19:20 PM nombretomado
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* The gods in RuneScape, for the most part, see their followers as little more than tools they can use to gain an advantage over the other gods. Even Saradomin, who is worshipped by most of the characters in-game, doesn't really seem to care much about his worshippers, and was actively participating in the God Wars without a second thought. The closest thing there is to a 'good' god is Guthix, the god of nature and balance, who created Gielinor and was powerful enough to stop the God Wars.
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* The gods in RuneScape, ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', for the most part, see their followers as little more than tools they can use to gain an advantage over the other gods. Even Saradomin, who is worshipped by most of the characters in-game, doesn't really seem to care much about his worshippers, and was actively participating in the God Wars without a second thought. The closest thing there is to a 'good' god is Guthix, the god of nature and balance, who created Gielinor and was powerful enough to stop the God Wars.
11th Jan '16 1:01:14 PM ZacksQuest
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** [[{{Plaguemaster}} Rajiri]], the God of Fear who acts as the main antagonist of the Sands of Hanubi,
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** [[{{Plaguemaster}} Rajiri]], the God of Fear who acts as the main antagonist GreaterScopeVillain of the Sands of Hanubi,Hanubi, who didn't directly create the plan of the true BigBad but is more than willing to let it happen,
9th Jan '16 9:59:20 PM nombretomado
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* Neptune of ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' acts this way.
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* Neptune of ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' acts this way.
8th Jan '16 11:01:29 AM DVB
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** Granted, most of his jerkass tendencies were at the other gods (he cared for his money breathren and didn't bother humanity before being sealed in the mountain) and that was cause they were jerkasses to him. It didn't excuse his behavior and he became a much better individual throughout his journey.
8th Jan '16 10:56:58 AM Willbyr
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* Many of the various gods in ''{{Kurohime}}'' are assholes to everyone, including their own [[{{Mooks}} allies]] and worshippers. Except for two and Shirohime, who is Kurohime's love for humanity personified.
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* Many of the various gods in ''{{Kurohime}}'' ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}'' are assholes to everyone, including their own [[{{Mooks}} allies]] and worshippers. Except for two and Shirohime, who is Kurohime's love for humanity personified.
6th Jan '16 9:40:57 AM Kuruni
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Please see Sinkhole, under Chained sinkholes.
** [[MrViceGuy Mal]][[TheMagicTouch lion]], the God of Greed, who is more of a {{Jerkass}} than anything but [[spoiler:whose descendants, [[AristocratsAreEvil Kallias Jeridar]], [[SocialClimber Reuben Jeridar]], and [[WellIntentionedExtremist Arken Jeridar]], are two villains and one WellIntentionedExtremist in the visual novel ''Serafina's Saga'' before all of them pull at least a partial HeelFaceTurn in the sequel]], ** [[TheHedonist Fri]][[ForTheEvulz va]], The God of Joy whose [[spoiler:current incarnation Picard]] acts as a major villain in The Ashes of Dearen saga [[spoiler: and the visual novel ''Serafina's Crown'']],
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** [[MrViceGuy Mal]][[TheMagicTouch lion]], Mallion]], the God of Greed, who is more of a {{Jerkass}} than anything but [[spoiler:whose descendants, [[AristocratsAreEvil Kallias Jeridar]], [[SocialClimber Reuben Jeridar]], and [[WellIntentionedExtremist Arken Jeridar]], are two villains and one WellIntentionedExtremist in the visual novel ''Serafina's Saga'' before all of them pull at least a partial HeelFaceTurn in the sequel]], ** [[TheHedonist Fri]][[ForTheEvulz va]], Friva]], The God of Joy whose [[spoiler:current incarnation Picard]] acts as a major villain in The Ashes of Dearen saga [[spoiler: and the visual novel ''Serafina's Crown'']],

** [[UnstoppableRage Bel]][[PlayingWithFire az]][[BiggerBad ar]], the God of Wrath and the closest thing the series has to a DarkLord or {{Satan}}.
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** [[UnstoppableRage Bel]][[PlayingWithFire az]][[BiggerBad ar]], Belazar]], the God of Wrath and the closest thing the series has to a DarkLord or {{Satan}}.

*** Not to mention, even Demeter has her bad side too - most of which happened when she was searching for Persephone. Other times, her wrath was incurred more by people [[IShallTauntYou provo]][[BullyingADragon king]] or being a jerkass first.
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*** Not to mention, even Demeter has her bad side too - most of which happened when she was searching for Persephone. Other times, her wrath was incurred more by people [[IShallTauntYou provo]][[BullyingADragon king]] provoking]] or being a jerkass first.
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