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21st Oct '17 3:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* There are some in {{Buddhism}}:

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* There are some in {{Buddhism}}: {{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}}:
11th Oct '17 4:18:26 PM DocJamore
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Ankhseram, the god of life and death, might be one of the greatest Jerkass Gods that anime has ever seen. He cursed Zeref, [[spoiler: who just wanted to bring his beloved younger brother back]], and Mavis, [[spoiler: who used an incomplete Law to save her friend]], with the Contradiction Curse, a curse that makes them kill everything around them just for valuing life. [[spoiler: When the two fell in love with each other, [[KissOfDeath Zeref's curse killed Mavis, just to make sure they would never be happy]] ]]. Mavis was greatly [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]], but Zeref had it much worse, and after 400 years of enduring the curse, culminating in him [[spoiler:being denied a chance with the love of his life and the one person who ever made him happy]], finally [[ThenLetMeBeEvil snapped]] and decided to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery wipe out]] [[OmnicidalManiac humanity]] just to give one big middle finger to Ankhseram.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Ankhseram, the god of life and death, might be one of the greatest Jerkass Gods that anime has ever seen. He cursed Zeref, [[spoiler: who just wanted to bring his beloved younger brother back]], and Mavis, [[spoiler: who used an incomplete Law to save her friend]], with the Contradiction Curse, a curse that makes them kill everything around them just for valuing life. [[spoiler: When the two fell in love with each other, [[KissOfDeath Zeref's curse killed Mavis, just to make sure they would never be happy]] ]]. Mavis was greatly [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]], but Zeref had it much worse, and after 400 years of enduring the curse, culminating in him [[spoiler:being denied a chance with the love of his life and the one person who ever made him happy]], finally [[ThenLetMeBeEvil snapped]] and decided to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery wipe out]] [[OmnicidalManiac humanity]] just to give one big middle finger to Ankhseram.humanity]].
8th Oct '17 9:14:30 AM xelldx
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Ankhseram, the god of life and death, might be one of the greatest Jerkass Gods that anime has ever seen. He cursed Zeref, [[spoiler: who just wanted to bring his beloved younger brother back]], and Mavis, [[spoiler: who used an incomplete Law to save her friend]], with the Contradiction Curse, a curse that makes them kill everything around them just for valuing life. [[spoiler: When the two fell in love with each other, [[KissOfDeath Zeref's curse killed Mavis, just to make sure they would never be happy]] ]]. Mavis was greatly [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]], but Zeref had it much worse, and after 400 years of enduring the curse, culminating in him [[spoiler:being denied a chance with the love of his life and the one person who ever made him happy]], finally [[ThenLetMeBeEvil snapped]] and decided to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery wipe out]] [[OmnicidalManiac humanity]].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Ankhseram, the god of life and death, might be one of the greatest Jerkass Gods that anime has ever seen. He cursed Zeref, [[spoiler: who just wanted to bring his beloved younger brother back]], and Mavis, [[spoiler: who used an incomplete Law to save her friend]], with the Contradiction Curse, a curse that makes them kill everything around them just for valuing life. [[spoiler: When the two fell in love with each other, [[KissOfDeath Zeref's curse killed Mavis, just to make sure they would never be happy]] ]]. Mavis was greatly [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]], but Zeref had it much worse, and after 400 years of enduring the curse, culminating in him [[spoiler:being denied a chance with the love of his life and the one person who ever made him happy]], finally [[ThenLetMeBeEvil snapped]] and decided to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery wipe out]] [[OmnicidalManiac humanity]].humanity]] just to give one big middle finger to Ankhseram.
25th Sep '17 2:59:16 AM CaptainJJC
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* Over the course of episodes 1 & 2 of {{MinecraftStoryMode}} season 2, [[spoiler:the admin (Who has all the powers an administrator in a vanilla minecraft server would have, making him a god) has almost killed Jesse and co. for entering his temple, puts his entire town in mortal danger just to "play fight" with them, spawns mobs around the now destroyed village and promises to reverse it all only if they find his ice tower and beat his game. After that, guess what? the admin sends Jesse and co. to a prison hell just because they worked together!]]

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* Over the course of episodes 1 & 2 of {{MinecraftStoryMode}} VideoGame/{{Minecraft Story Mode}} season 2, [[spoiler:the admin (Who has all the powers an administrator in a vanilla minecraft server would have, making him a god) has almost killed Jesse and co. for entering his temple, puts his entire town in mortal danger just to "play fight" with them, spawns mobs around the now destroyed village and promises to reverse it all only if they find his ice tower and beat his game. After that, guess what? the admin sends Jesse and co. to a prison hell just because they worked together!]]
25th Sep '17 2:56:51 AM CaptainJJC
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* Over the course of episodes 1 & 2 of {{MinecraftStoryMode}} season 2, [[spoiler:the admin (Who has all the powers an administrator in a vanilla minecraft server would have, making him a god) has almost killed Jesse and co. for entering his temple, puts his entire town in mortal danger just to "play fight" with them, spawns mobs around the now destroyed village and promises to reverse it all only if they find his ice tower and beat his game. After that, guess what? the admin sends Jesse and co. to a prison hell just because they worked together!]]
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* [[MeaningfulName Deus ex Machina]], the God of Time and Space in ''Manga/FutureDiary'', needed to pick a successor after he began dying. So how does he pick his successor? He chooses a bunch of random people from his city, gives them future-predicting diaries, and tells them that they all have to kill each other before the world ends, and the last one standing gets to be the new God of Time and Space. Why pick such a needlessly-violent method that really doesn't prove any sort of qualification of being a ''deity''? [[ItAmusedMe Because he can.]]
14th Sep '17 6:50:40 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' has The Truth, a mysterious godlike entity that exacts an "equal toll" on those who attempt human transmutation. While he is supposed to be a neutral party, he takes sadistic joy in his "fines". The fact that he acts smug and playful about it further this image.
** [[spoiler: In the finale he shows himself to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold somewhat benevolent]]. Roy (who was forced to perform human transmutation) only lost his ''sight'', instead of an actual organ or limb like everyone else and this made restoring what he lost much simpler as seen in the epilogue. While undeniably a {{Jerkass}} The Truth is not necessarily evil, but a TricksterMentor, as seen when he was absolutely ''elated'' to hear that Edward had learned the lesson that he was trying to teach everyone else: alchemy isn't everything]].

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* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' has The Truth, a mysterious godlike entity that exacts an "equal toll" on those who attempt human transmutation. While he is supposed to be a neutral party, he takes sadistic joy in his "fines". The fact that he acts smug and playful about it further this image.
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image. [[spoiler: In the finale he shows himself to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold somewhat benevolent]]. Roy (who was forced to perform human transmutation) only lost his ''sight'', instead of an actual organ or limb like everyone else and this made restoring what he lost much simpler as seen in the epilogue. While undeniably a {{Jerkass}} The Truth is not necessarily evil, but a TricksterMentor, as seen when he was absolutely ''elated'' to hear that Edward had learned the lesson that he was trying to teach everyone else: alchemy isn't everything]].



* The photorealistic, afro'd disembodied head that passes for God in ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'' wobbles on the line between this and GodIsEvil. He starts out merely not caring about Punpun, refusing to answer his questions and belittling him for even thinking of asking him, but [[FromBadToWorse as the series]] [[CerebusSyndrome goes on]], he begins steadily whittling down Punpun's self-confidence, [[spoiler:tells him that the only way to protect oneself from those who want to hurt you is to kill them, and overall savagely beating on the [[TraumaCongaLine already fragile situation]] that Punpun and his relatives [[WorldHalfEmpty (and the world as a whole, at that)]] are getting worked deeper and deeper into.]]



* The photorealistic, afro'd disembodied head that passes for God in ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'' wobbles on the line between this and GodIsEvil. He starts out merely not caring about Punpun, refusing to answer his questions and belittling him for even thinking of asking him, but [[FromBadToWorse as the series]] [[CerebusSyndrome goes on]], he begins steadily whittling down Punpun's self-confidence, [[spoiler:tells him that the only way to protect oneself from those who want to hurt you is to kill them, and overall savagely beating on the [[TraumaCongaLine already fragile situation]] that Punpun and his relatives [[WorldHalfEmpty (and the world as a whole, at that)]] are getting worked deeper and deeper into.]]
12th Sep '17 3:29:32 AM Mhazard
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** He readily admits to being one in the Literature/BookOfExodus, in the ever famous Ten Commandments no less, proclaiming that he is [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne a jealous god]] and anyone who worships a god other than him will not only be punished themselves, but as will the [[RevengeByProxy next three generations of their family]]. At the least, he does promise that if they followed his teaching, he'll bless next the thousand generations of their family and he [[TookALevelInKindness makes some attempt to soften his image]] by the time the New Testament rolls around. However, the New Testament version has been criticized as well for this sometimes, because it introduces {{hell}} and says that [[EasyRoadToHell only a very few people are going to avoid it]].

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** He readily admits to being one in the Literature/BookOfExodus, in the ever famous Ten Commandments no less, proclaiming that he is [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne a jealous god]] and anyone who worships a god other than him will not only be punished themselves, but as will the [[RevengeByProxy next three generations of their family]]. At the least, he does promise that if they followed his teaching, he'll bless the next the thousand generations of their family and he [[TookALevelInKindness makes some attempt to soften his image]] by the time the New Testament rolls around. However, the New Testament version has been criticized as well for this sometimes, because it introduces {{hell}} and says that [[EasyRoadToHell only a very few people are going to avoid it]].
11th Sep '17 5:54:25 AM Carliro
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** The demigod pantheon of Shadowmoor[[note]]Typed "spirit avatar" instead of god because the set came before Theros[[/note]] is for the most part malicious, with [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/seers-parables-2008-08-05 The Seer's Parables]] illustrating the CrapsackWorld status of the setting as their fault.
7th Sep '17 9:56:54 PM PaulA
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* Amongst the EldritchAbomination gods created by Creator/HPLovecraft, technically just Nyarlathotep counts. The others aren't the least bit concerned about humans, or maybe don't even know of our existence, being mostly mindless, chaotic abstractions. But Nyarlathotep seems to love to dick around with humans, typically demanding human sacrifices when summoned, even though he almost certainly doesn't need them for anything, and occasionally giving humans some extra chances to destroy ourselves, even though he could destroy us effortlessly if he really wanted. It seems that he doesn't care about outcomes -- he just likes to dick around.
** This is a somewhat {{Flanderized}} description used by later writers. In Lovecraft's original works Nyarlathotep stands in the way of humans who seek forbidden knowledge more often than not, although he can be persuaded to be a little more lenient with human sacrifices. On the other hand, in his first appearance, before Lovecraft had figured out what to do with him, he was basically the embodiment of scientific progress, and drives humanity mad by overwhelming them with cosmic knowledge.
** This is the approach used in the AffectionateParody webcomic ''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.]]
** The gods of Earth, or the Great Ones from Lovecraft's Dreamland-stories also qualify. They tend to be petty, selfish and short-tempered. Partially this is due to the way humanity threatens their very existence with their insatiable curiosity, but there's little excuse to how they steal Randolph Carter's magnificent city from him in ''Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' just because they want it for themselves, and justify it as "divine wisdom".

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Amongst the EldritchAbomination gods created by Creator/HPLovecraft, Lovecraft, technically just Nyarlathotep counts. The others aren't the least bit concerned about humans, or maybe don't even know of our existence, being mostly mindless, chaotic abstractions. But Nyarlathotep seems to love to dick around with humans, typically demanding human sacrifices when summoned, even though he almost certainly doesn't need them for anything, and occasionally giving humans some extra chances to destroy ourselves, even though he could destroy us effortlessly if he really wanted. It seems that he doesn't care about outcomes -- he just likes to dick around.
** *** This is a somewhat {{Flanderized}} description used by later writers. In Lovecraft's original works Nyarlathotep stands in the way of humans who seek forbidden knowledge more often than not, although he can be persuaded to be a little more lenient with human sacrifices. On the other hand, in his first appearance, before Lovecraft had figured out what to do with him, he was basically the embodiment of scientific progress, and drives humanity mad by overwhelming them with cosmic knowledge.
** *** This is the approach used in the AffectionateParody webcomic ''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.]]
** The gods of Earth, or the Great Ones from Lovecraft's Dreamland-stories also qualify. They tend to be petty, selfish and short-tempered. Partially this is due to the way humanity threatens their very existence with their insatiable curiosity, but there's little excuse to how they steal Randolph Carter's magnificent city from him in ''Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'' just because they want it for themselves, and justify it as "divine wisdom".
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