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11th Jun '17 12:53:29 PM Steven
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', having a party member with an extremely high Faith stat can have them leave your party with one of the reasons being that they must go on a mission from God and your group simply doesn't share the same ideals.
26th May '17 7:29:18 PM LadyNorbert
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** The ''entire continent'' believes the player character is on one in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', regardless of how the character him/herself feels about it.



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series you often end up doing missions from the daedric princes. In most (though not all) cases you're free to ignore them with no consequences, but the rewards for completing them tend to be pretty good.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series you often end up doing missions from the daedric princes.Daedric Princes. In most (though not all) cases you're free to ignore them with no consequences, but the rewards for completing them tend to be pretty good.



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* Lady Gray, in ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga'', is on a quest at the behest of the five gods. It's said of her that she answers to them alone; the fact that she's regarded as being above the laws of mortal men is just part of the reason she's a HeroWithBadPublicity.
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21st Apr '17 9:19:05 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/HandOfGod'': Pernell believes he's on one to execute God's vengeance on sinners, with KD helping him.
15th Apr '17 11:48:02 PM JulianLapostat
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* UsefulNotes/TheCrusades of course. The Pope tried to get the Normans off his doorstep and keep the Byzantine Empire ('the Shield of Christendom') from being torn apart by its Sassanid + other enemies by declaring war on the non-believers. It worked...ish... for a while. Of course, the third Crusade ended inconclusively and then the Fourth Crusade got diverted into ''sacking Constantinople and toppling the Byzantine Empire'' (at the Venetians' behest). After that it was all downhill, though there were a further three Crusades after that.

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* UsefulNotes/TheCrusades of course. The Pope tried to get the Normans off his doorstep and keep the Byzantine Empire UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire ('the Shield of Christendom') from being torn apart by its Sassanid + other enemies by declaring war on the non-believers. It worked...ish... for a while. Of course, the third Crusade ended inconclusively and then the Fourth Crusade got diverted into ''sacking Constantinople and toppling the Byzantine Empire'' (at the Venetians' behest). After that it was all downhill, though there were a further three Crusades after that. The most successful Crusades were the ones conducted in Europe, in the Reconquista, against the Baltic Pagans, and the notorious Albigensian Crusade against Catharism.
1st Apr '17 3:53:48 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'':
-->'''The Batter''': I have a sacred mission to fulfill. I must purify the world.
25th Mar '17 7:46:44 PM Velensk
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* Several characters in ''Literature/TheRoseOfTheProphet'' are this at various times for various reasons. The books depict a battle for control of the cosmos fought on three levels (mortals, immortals, and the deities themselves) and when the deities wish work done on the mortal or immortal plane they will entrust it to those of that plane.

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* Several characters in ''Literature/TheRoseOfTheProphet'' ''Literature/RoseOfTheProphet'' are this at various times for various reasons. The books depict a battle for control of the cosmos fought on three levels (mortals, immortals, and the deities themselves) and when the deities wish work done on the mortal or immortal plane they will entrust it to those of that plane.


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** Mathew in general gets a lot of assignments from deities, though he's most often unaware of them until the end. He's Prometheus's arm on another continent loaned to Akran to give his people another perspective and be a SpannerInTheWorks against Quar, he smuggles a very significant fishbowl for Zhakrin, is intended to be an arm for Astafas and ends up instrumental in rescuing another deity.
25th Mar '17 7:39:27 PM Velensk
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*Several characters in ''Literature/TheRoseOfTheProphet'' are this at various times for various reasons. The books depict a battle for control of the cosmos fought on three levels (mortals, immortals, and the deities themselves) and when the deities wish work done on the mortal or immortal plane they will entrust it to those of that plane.
** Quar sends Kaug on missions so consistently that it seems unlikely that the Efreet has time for much else. In addition to surprising the immortals of other deities, he actively supports and transports the mortal armies, waylays unwanted missionaries, collects information, and waits on some of Quars favored mortals.
** Shortly after the book starts Ahkran assigns two of his Djinn to unify the clans they are serving in marriage and to remain in the wilderness until the Rose of the Prophet blooms there.
** Auda is on a mission from his deity [[spoiler: to save him]] from the moment we first see him.
** Ariel ends up specifically assigned to keep Mathew alive.
** Sond, Pukah, and Ariel are sent on a mission to find the Lost Immortals
** Although Ahkran never explicitly states it, he definitely has an assignment for Khardan, Zorah, and Mathew for the final book and they understand it.


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7th Mar '17 11:29:11 AM CheeseDogX
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* Hong Xiuquan, a leader of the Taiping Rebellion in 19th Century China. He apparently suffered a nervous breakdown after failing the notoriously difficult Civil Service exams twice, and had a series of dreams/visions that convinced him that he was the brother of Jesus and was tasked with making China a Christian nation. He managed to take over a decent portion of southern China before his rebellion was quelled.
1st Feb '17 10:34:28 AM MiddleEighth
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*Played straight in a minor way, and massively subverted and played with in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'':
**It's played straight with the Hunter, who is instructed by his god to escort the four to the Twisted Temple. The practical effect of this is to force him to travel with people he can't stand (and the feeling is mutual) in the hope that they'll fight one another.
**The subversion comes with the main plot of the book. The four find themselves empowered and approached by three formidable figures who give them the Vasyn quest. The reader already knows that the three figures are actually alien students (one is a gamer) who found themselves empowering the four more or less by accident, and they don't present themselves as gods. However, the students were instructed to give the Vasyn quest to the four by the actual gods of C'hou, though they can't tell the four this. The subversion is that [[spoiler: the gamer actually set the whole thing up, playing the gods himself via messages, because he wanted to see the four in action. Oh, and he was also playing the Hunter's god too. And in a twist, the other two students, who were ''not'' in on this scheme, contacted the ''real'' gods to let them know what was going on... and they approved of it all, and made it possible for the students to send the four home at the end.]]
14th Dec '16 1:25:58 AM Az_Tech341
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Whether or not one believes in a god or gods, there is no denying that religion can be one hell of a powerful motivator.

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Whether or not one believes in a god or gods, there is no denying that religion can be one hell heck of a powerful motivator.
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