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28th Mar '17 7:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* Zod from ''OpenBlue'' is a drunken bastard who would rather fart up hurricanes, go on beer parties, and armwrestle with an expy of Cthulhu rather than answer the hundreds of millions of prayers directed at him.
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' has these in spades. There are, of course, all the various Lovecraftian "gods". There's the Tao with its shamelessly invoked OmniscientMoralityLicense. The Christian Heaven and Hell (or good facsimiles thereof) apparently exist and are locked in a [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil carefully balanced stalemate]] with neither side actually ''trying'' to win too much, which works okay for the entity claiming to be Satan but casts a dim light on his counterpart. (Let's not even go into their respective treatment of Merry, later Petra, who by this point is a fully appointed knight of the Catholic church... even if she ''does'' also carry Sara's demon mark.) And the New Olympians school clique? Are some of the old Greek gods in new human host bodies, with at least some of them already up to their old tricks and none too happy that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly nobody worships them anymore]].

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* Zod from ''OpenBlue'' ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' is a drunken bastard who would rather fart up hurricanes, go on beer parties, and armwrestle with an expy of Cthulhu rather than answer the hundreds of millions of prayers directed at him.
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has these in spades. There are, of course, all the various Lovecraftian "gods". There's the Tao with its shamelessly invoked OmniscientMoralityLicense. The Christian Heaven and Hell (or good facsimiles thereof) apparently exist and are locked in a [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil carefully balanced stalemate]] with neither side actually ''trying'' to win too much, which works okay for the entity claiming to be Satan but casts a dim light on his counterpart. (Let's not even go into their respective treatment of Merry, later Petra, who by this point is a fully appointed knight of the Catholic church... even if she ''does'' also carry Sara's demon mark.) And the New Olympians school clique? Are some of the old Greek gods in new human host bodies, with at least some of them already up to their old tricks and none too happy that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly nobody worships them anymore]].
23rd Mar '17 12:36:41 AM LogicMeister
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*** Another version have Buddha using his powers to cloud Wukong's mind to stop him from going anywhere, '''which is pretty much the same thing as slipping someone a mickey to stop them from completing their part of the bet. i.e. cheating.''' Either way Buddha owes {{SunWukong}} Heaven.
*** A final version have Wukong actually going to the "pillars", but just peeing on a different pillar, ''but one could could agure that he still won because he did technically make it to the edge other universe.''

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*** Another version have has Buddha using his powers to cloud Wukong's mind to stop him from going anywhere, '''which is pretty much the same thing as slipping someone a mickey to stop them from completing their part of the bet. i.e. cheating.''' Either way Buddha owes {{SunWukong}} Heaven.
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*** A final version have has Wukong actually going to the "pillars", but just peeing on a different pillar, ''but one could could agure that he still won because he did technically make it to the edge other universe.'' ''
23rd Mar '17 12:34:02 AM LogicMeister
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** Believe it or not, Buddha himself, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' at least. It may not seem so obvious at first, but it becomes pretty clear that he is one when you think about it. Before he punished Wukong, Buddha made a bet with him, which went like this; ''Sun Wukong must first jump onto Buddha's palm, He must then leave Buddha's palm and fly to the edge of the universe, if Sun Wukong accomplishes this, he shall be the new ruler of Heaven.'' So the [[SunWukong Monkey King]] puts his all into it, and after reaching what he believes to be the edge of the universe, marked by five giant pillars, then flys back to Buddha in order to claim Heaven, ONLY TO BE TOLD that he never left Buddha's hand, due to the fact that the ''''ENTIRE UNIVERSE'''' rest in the palm of Buddha's hand, and then was sealed under a Mountain for 500 years and only given Iron Balls to eat and {{Mercury}} to drink as part of his aforementioned punishment. Sound fair so far? Well while Wukong was a those giant pillars, he signed his name on one of them to prove he'd been there, then went around to the other side of it and peed on it, when he goes back to Buddha it's revealed that the "pillars" were in fact Buddha's fingers, '''''This means that Sun Wukong successfully left Buddha's palm and went to the edge of the universe, a palm CAN"T exist on both sides of the fingers.''''' Other versions have Buddha using his powers to cloud Wukong's mind to stop him from going anywhere, '''which is pretty much the same thing as slipping someone a mickey to stop them from completing their part of the bet. i.e. cheating.''' Either way Buddha owes {{SunWukong}} Heaven. Some versions do avoid this by have Wukong actually going to the "pillars", but just peeing on a different pillar.

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** Believe it or not, Buddha himself, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' at least. It may not seem so obvious at first, but it becomes pretty clear that he is one when you think about it. Before he punished Wukong, Buddha made a bet with him, which went like this; ''Sun Wukong must first jump onto Buddha's palm, He must then leave Buddha's palm and fly to the edge of the universe, if Sun Wukong accomplishes this, he shall be the new ruler of Heaven.'' So the [[SunWukong Monkey King]] puts his all into it, and after reaching what he believes to be the edge of the universe, marked by five giant pillars, then flys back to Buddha in order to claim Heaven, ONLY TO BE TOLD that he never left Buddha's hand, due to the fact that the ''''ENTIRE UNIVERSE'''' rest in the palm of Buddha's hand, and then was sealed under a Mountain for 500 years and only given Iron Balls to eat and {{Mercury}} to drink as part of his aforementioned punishment. Sound fair so far? Well while Wukong was a those giant pillars, he signed his name on one of them to prove he'd been there, then went around to the other side of it and peed on it, when he goes back to Buddha it's revealed that the "pillars" were in fact Buddha's fingers, '''''This means that Sun Wukong successfully left Buddha's palm and went to the edge of the universe, a palm CAN"T exist on both sides of the fingers.''''' Other versions '''''
*** Another version
have Buddha using his powers to cloud Wukong's mind to stop him from going anywhere, '''which is pretty much the same thing as slipping someone a mickey to stop them from completing their part of the bet. i.e. cheating.''' Either way Buddha owes {{SunWukong}} Heaven. Some versions do avoid this by
*** A final version
have Wukong actually going to the "pillars", but just peeing on a different pillar. pillar, ''but one could could agure that he still won because he did technically make it to the edge other universe.''
19th Mar '17 4:44:46 PM Doug86
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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Invoked and defied by [[spoiler:the GodEmperor of Mankind,]] [[FlatEarthAtheist of all people]]. He convinced [[spoiler:the ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' gods to send a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Keeper of Secrets]] instead of a Lord of Change to deliberately make Shinji's life more difficult AND was responsible for the production of [[EldritchAbomination Mass Produced Evas]]... so that Shinji would learn firsthand how mortals suffer when the gods are douchebags and not treat mortals in a similarly asinine manner after his ascension.]] Shinji fully admits that it was a crucial lesson for him to learn... after he curses at and punches [[spoiler:the Emperor]] in the face.

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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Invoked and defied by [[spoiler:the GodEmperor of Mankind,]] [[FlatEarthAtheist of all people]]. He convinced [[spoiler:the ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' gods to send a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Keeper of Secrets]] instead of a Lord of Change to deliberately make Shinji's life more difficult AND was responsible for the production of [[EldritchAbomination Mass Produced Evas]]... so that Shinji would learn firsthand how mortals suffer when the gods are douchebags and not treat mortals in a similarly asinine manner after his ascension.]] Shinji fully admits that it was a crucial lesson for him to learn... after he curses at and punches [[spoiler:the Emperor]] in the face.
16th Mar '17 4:03:21 PM ArtoriusRex
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* While not true of all the pantheons that appear in Robert E. Howard's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian pulp stories, Conan's pantheon itself seems to qualify. The only god ever named by Conan out of his own pantheon (though he is happy to take the names of other pantheons' gods in vain) is Crom. From Conan's own description: "He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms, not fortune! He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man's soul. What else shall men ask of the gods?"

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* While not true of all the pantheons that appear in Robert E. Howard's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian pulp stories, Conan's pantheon itself seems to qualify. The only god ever named by Conan out of his own pantheon (though he is happy to take the names of other pantheons' gods in vain) is Crom. From Conan's own description: "He Conan explains it in detail in ''Queen of the Black Coast'': [-"He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms, not fortune! He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man's soul. What else shall men ask of the gods?" -]
16th Mar '17 3:55:04 PM ArtoriusRex
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* While not true of all the pantheons that appear in Robert E. Howard's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian pulp stories, Conan's pantheon itself seems to qualify. The only god ever named by Conan out of his own pantheon (though he is happy to take the names of other pantheons' gods in vain) is Crom. From Conan's own description: "He dwells on a great mountain. What use to call on him? Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms, not fortune! He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man's soul. What else shall men ask of the gods?"
9th Mar '17 4:17:32 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'', Vox is a sneering, petty omnipotent voice of great power, who by his own admission isn't quite a God but "may as well be". Wol thoroughly dislikes him, but goes along with his orders out of lack of a choice. Apparently, Vox met his match in Cloud, who managed to be such a jerk that Vox stopped talking to him.
5th Mar '17 6:08:25 PM nombretomado
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* Zeus in {{Marvel}}'s ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' justifies this by claiming that gods ''need'' to be jerks so that humans have someone to blame when everything seems to be going wrong.

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* Zeus in {{Marvel}}'s {{Creator/Marvel}}'s ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' justifies this by claiming that gods ''need'' to be jerks so that humans have someone to blame when everything seems to be going wrong.
1st Mar '17 4:39:37 AM purplefishman
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** And then, there's Zen-O, the most powerful god who reigns over the others. He looks and acts like a cute child, but his backstory involves him wiping ''6'' universes in a fit of anger. The Universe Survival Arc is centering on him throwing a multiversal tournament to determine which universe would keep on existing. The ones which would have lost ? They'll be erased. He's willing to do so ''even though he befriended a mortal from one of the contesting universes''. And to make matters worse, the only reason he gives for this planned genocide is that he thinks there are too many universes.
20th Feb '17 11:03:06 AM TwinBird
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* Magic[[note]]Never actually called a god, but what else do you call an unknowable sentient being with virtually unlimited power to reshape reality?[[/note]] in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is, in the words of Elliot, "a needy drama geek [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment with a flair for the dramatic]]," which grants power based mainly on aesthetic sensibilities and, every few hundred years, abruptly withdraws it from almost everyone on Earth and changes how to get it to keep from becoming too prominent on the world stage.
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