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13th Oct '17 9:08:47 AM BeerBaron
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*** A notable example is St. Veloth, the legendary [[OurElvesAreBetter Chimer]] mystic who led his people [[DefectorFromDecadence away from the decadence]] of the Summerset Isles [[TheMigration to their new homeland]] in Morrowind. The "Good" Daedra (Azura, Boethia, and Mephala) sent him visions to influence him to reject the Aedra. Boethiah even "ate" the Aedric being Trinimac and [[HijackingCthulhu took his form]] to convince Veloth to lead the exodus.
23rd Sep '17 7:21:54 PM PaulA
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-->--'''Elwood Blues''', ''TheBluesBrothers''

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* In ''Theatre/SaintJoan'', Joan believes God has given her a mission to drive the English out of France.
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31st Jul '17 8:45:00 AM BeerBaron
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** The Aedra, who are the et'Ada ("original spirits") who sacrificed large portions of their divine power during the [[CreationMyth creation of Mundus]], the mortal plane, have been left significantly weakened compare to the Daedra (et'Ada who did not sacrifice during creation) and thus, prefer [[InMysteriousWays a lighter touch]] in dealing with mortal affairs. At most, they typically empower mortal agents to complete tasks on their behalf, and even then, they rarely directly instruct the mortal agent, preferring to guide them silently. Any acts of direct DivineIntervention are [[GodzillaThreshold typically reserved]] for dire circumstances, such as averting TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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** The Aedra, who are the et'Ada ("original spirits") who sacrificed large portions of their divine power during the [[CreationMyth creation of Mundus]], the mortal plane, have been left significantly weakened compare to the Daedra (et'Ada who did not sacrifice during creation) and thus, prefer [[InMysteriousWays a lighter touch]] in dealing with mortal affairs. At most, they typically empower mortal agents to complete tasks on their behalf, and even then, they rarely directly instruct the mortal agent, preferring to guide them silently. Any acts of direct DivineIntervention are [[GodzillaThreshold typically reserved]] for dire circumstances, such as averting TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To note prominent specific examples:
*** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, the Nine Divines empower "[[PlayerCharacter Pelinal Reborn]]" with blessings and artifacts which will allow for the defeat of [[BigBad Umaril the Unfeathered]] once and for all. The "Prophet" who starts Pelinal Reborn on this path is believed to be [[GodInHumanForm Talos]] incognito.
*** Throughout history, Akatosh (the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Divines pantheon]]) has empowered and sent those who are Dragonborn (mortals born with the immortal souls of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]]) to serve as "[[HunterOfHisOwnKind natural predators]]" to the dragons. The most impactful was his sending the "last Dragonborn" in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' just in time to foil [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Alduin]]'s taking over the world.
28th Jul '17 10:40:17 AM BeerBaron
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* 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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** The Aedra, who are the et'Ada ("original spirits") who sacrificed large portions of their divine power during the [[CreationMyth creation of Mundus]], the mortal plane, have been left significantly weakened compare to the Daedra (et'Ada who did not sacrifice during creation) and thus, prefer [[InMysteriousWays a lighter touch]] in dealing with mortal affairs. At most, they typically empower mortal agents to complete tasks on their behalf, and even then, they rarely directly instruct the mortal agent, preferring to guide them silently. Any acts of direct DivineIntervention are [[GodzillaThreshold typically reserved]] for dire circumstances, such as averting TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** The Daedra, despite maintaining their full divine power, have metaphysical restrictions (established by the Aedra) preventing them
from manifesting at full power on Mundus outside of certain rare situations. Because of this, they too prefer to accomplish their goals on Mundus by employing mortal agents. Even the most malevolent of the Daedric Princes. In most (though not all) cases you're free to ignore them Princes still typically reward these agents with no consequences, but the rewards for completing them tend to be pretty good.artifacts and abilities of great power.
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.
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