History Main / JerkassGods

24th Jun '17 11:29:41 AM Dravencour
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Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{troll}}s, but whatever the case, the deities are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment, or an inconvenience.

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Perhaps they view all of life as a cosmic game, with humans as mere [[CosmicPlaything pawns and tools]]. Perhaps they're hungry for worship, either [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly out of necessity]] or just out of a huge ego, and are willing to resort to manipulation and worse to get it. Maybe they're just keen on DisproportionateRetribution (a ''very'' common trait in religions throughout history). Maybe it's the age old adage "[[AGodAmI power corrupts]]", or maybe they're just {{troll}}s, but whatever the case, the deities gods are just ''jerks''. They view human life as a source of entertainment, or an inconvenience.
17th Jun '17 9:09:12 AM nombretomado
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* From EpicBattleFantasy, we have Godcat.

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* %%* From EpicBattleFantasy, ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'', we have Godcat.
8th Jun '17 6:31:42 AM Fireblood
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** Vulcan owns a gun manufacturing plant in which NoOSHACompliance is in full effect. It's cheaper to settle with the families of the average of two people a year that die after falling into the vats than it is to bring the place up to code. What's more, he explicitly gains power from mass shootings. Any time someone is killed with his guns, it counts as a human sacrifice to him. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he's mean to Shadow]].

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** Vulcan owns a gun manufacturing plant in which NoOSHACompliance is in full effect. It's cheaper to settle with the families of the average of two people a year that die after falling into the vats than it is to bring the place up to code.code (which is by the way an intentional case of TruthInTelevision - when Gailman got wind of this story, he considered this the closest thing to HumanSacrifice the modern age has). What's more, he explicitly gains power from mass shootings. Any time that someone is killed with his guns, it counts as a human sacrifice to him. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he's mean to Shadow]].
6th Jun '17 9:07:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is the approach used in the AffectionateParody webcomic ''TheCallOfWhatever'', and once humanity starts jerking Nyarlathotep around in turn (thanks to Occultech's helpline boosting cultist survival/success rates), he quits his job. [[FromBadToWorse This was more Jerkassish than you would think.]]

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** This is the approach used in the AffectionateParody webcomic ''TheCallOfWhatever'', ''Webcomic/TheCallOfWhatever'', and once humanity starts jerking Nyarlathotep around in turn (thanks to Occultech's helpline boosting cultist survival/success rates), he quits his job. [[FromBadToWorse This was more Jerkassish than you would think.]]
5th Jun '17 6:01:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': Anansi tells the slaves on the ship that even hundreds of years from then, the only possible future for a black man in America is to suffer and die and the only thing to do to make their life worth anything is to kill the slavers and themselves as sacrifices to Anansi. He even shoots down the suggestion that they kill the slavers and steal the ship.

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Anansi tells the slaves on the ship that even hundreds of years from then, the only possible future for a black man in America is to suffer and die and the only thing to do to make their life worth anything is to just kill all the slavers and themselves as sacrifices to Anansi. He even shoots down the suggestion that they kill the slavers and steal ''steal'' the ship.ship.
** Vulcan owns a gun manufacturing plant in which NoOSHACompliance is in full effect. It's cheaper to settle with the families of the average of two people a year that die after falling into the vats than it is to bring the place up to code. What's more, he explicitly gains power from mass shootings. Any time someone is killed with his guns, it counts as a human sacrifice to him. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he's mean to Shadow]].
5th Jun '17 5:48:36 PM gemnayal
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** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. Tapu Koko is capricious and fickle in saving people, Tapu Lele casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for its own amusement, Tapu Bulu destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands (despite being the nicest of the Tapus), and Tapu Fini is indifferent to those in need, and only helps those who survive its powerful fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].

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** While [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's guardians]] protect the islands from danger, [[HolyIsNotSafe they're not exactly friendly]]. Tapu Koko is capricious and fickle in saving people, people and [[BloodKnight loves conflict]], Tapu Lele casually uses its scales to cause people to fight and kill each other for its own amusement, Tapu Bulu destroyed a supermarket when one was built near its sacred lands (despite being the nicest of the Tapus), and Tapu Fini is indifferent to those in need, and having a cynical opinion on humans, only helps those who survive its powerful powerful, destructive fog. [[TheFairFolk Fittingly, they're all part Fairy-type]].
3rd Jun '17 12:55:42 AM system
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2nd Jun '17 5:09:00 PM 10001100
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* Anime/HaruhiSuzumiya is the VillainProtagonist for this very reason! Not even her supposed HeelFaceTurn is genuine; she's still as heinous as ever!
22nd May '17 11:44:37 AM Discar
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': Anansi tells the slaves on the ship that even hundreds of years from then, the only possible future for a black man in America is to suffer and die and the only thing to do to make their life worth anything is to kill the slavers and themselves as sacrifices to Anansi. He doesn't just teleport them back to Africa, or anything kind like that. Part of this is that GodsNeedPrayerBadly. Anansi and the other gods have recently been brought into being because of the belief of people newly arrived in the country. Anansi even lampshades this by saying, "You want him, huh," referring to the original, full-powered incarnation of Anansi the slaves left back in Africa. These gods are underpowered because they have only a fraction of their worshipers available on the new continent. Anansi did not have the power to rescue those men. Not that he would have if he could have; sending his few followers to another country would weaken him. Sacrifice and belief are necessary for gods to gain more power.

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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': Anansi tells the slaves on the ship that even hundreds of years from then, the only possible future for a black man in America is to suffer and die and the only thing to do to make their life worth anything is to kill the slavers and themselves as sacrifices to Anansi. He doesn't just teleport them back to Africa, or anything kind like that. Part of this is even shoots down the suggestion that GodsNeedPrayerBadly. Anansi and the other gods have recently been brought into being because of the belief of people newly arrived in the country. Anansi even lampshades this by saying, "You want him, huh," referring to the original, full-powered incarnation of Anansi the slaves left back in Africa. These gods are underpowered because they have only a fraction of their worshipers available on kill the new continent. Anansi did not have slavers and steal the power to rescue those men. Not that he would have if he could have; sending his few followers to another country would weaken him. Sacrifice and belief are necessary for gods to gain more power.ship.
20th May '17 2:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* Like his Norse counterpart, Odin in ''ValkyrieProfile'' is kinda a dick too.

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* Like his Norse counterpart, Odin in ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' is kinda a dick too.
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