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26th Jun '16 12:52:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Korgoth from ''KorgothOfBarbaria'', when doubling over in pain from stomach parasites, yells, "Hairy balls of the gods!"
* People from Planet Ice in ''ShadowRaiders'' regularly exclaim "By the great glacier!" and "Thank the frost!". The people of Fire have "By the inferno!"
* ThundarrTheBarbarian says either "Demon Dogs!" or "Lords of Light!" at least once per episode.

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* Korgoth from ''KorgothOfBarbaria'', ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'', when doubling over in pain from stomach parasites, yells, "Hairy balls of the gods!"
* People from Planet Ice in ''ShadowRaiders'' ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' regularly exclaim "By the great glacier!" and "Thank the frost!". The people of Fire have "By the inferno!"
* ThundarrTheBarbarian WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian says either "Demon Dogs!" or "Lords of Light!" at least once per episode.
17th Jun '16 9:16:00 AM gemmabeta2
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* ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has "godsdammit" and "Oh my gods!". A lot. Though "Jesus!" has been inadvertently ad-libbed by the actors. Also in the mini-series as-yet-unrevealed Cylon agents would talk about God in the singular without the other characters thinking it was strange. There's an "Oh my God, they're Cylons!" heard on one occasion too. Monotheism existed in the Colonies so it is normal that ''some'' human characters utter it. We just don't know ''how'' common it was by the time of the holocaust (in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', its sheer existence is borderline offensive). The cases in the Miniseries were probably more the result of the human belief system not being fully shaped by the writers yet.

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* ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has "godsdammit" and "Oh my gods!". A lot. Though "Jesus!" has been inadvertently ad-libbed by the actors. Also in the mini-series as-yet-unrevealed Cylon agents would talk about God in the singular without the other characters thinking it was strange. There's an "Oh my God, they're Cylons!" heard on one occasion too. Monotheism existed in the Colonies so it is normal that ''some'' human characters utter it.it (or possibly that particular character has a particular devotion to a particular deity--starship pilots would pray to Poseidon before battle, for example). We just don't know ''how'' common it was by the time of the holocaust (in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', its sheer existence is borderline offensive). The cases in the Miniseries were probably more the result of the human belief system not being fully shaped by the writers yet.
15th Jun '16 12:58:04 PM VicGeorge2011
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10th Jun '16 4:56:06 AM ReaderAt2046
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** FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse has the usual positive invocation of Princess Luna, but much more common (and noticeable) is the ''negative'' invocation of Corona's sun. Nearly every curse in this setting is something along the lines of "Gone to the sun", "Go burn in the sun", or "Sun blind you".
8th Jun '16 10:51:46 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' also uses to swear by Rao frequently. In the New 52 universe she often swears: "Praise Rao" or "Sweet Rao".
2nd Jun '16 1:05:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in the ancient Greek ''Theatre/{{Clouds}}'' by {{Aristophanes}}. A man who has been put into financial difficulty by horseracing suddenly breaks his introspection to ask his son if he loves him. "Yes, by Poseidon!" "Not the god of horses!"

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* Lampshaded in the ancient Greek ''Theatre/{{Clouds}}'' by {{Aristophanes}}.Creator/{{Aristophanes}}. A man who has been put into financial difficulty by horseracing suddenly breaks his introspection to ask his son if he loves him. "Yes, by Poseidon!" "Not the god of horses!"
30th May '16 5:07:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TamoraPierce, between her [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] and [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Circle]] universes, goes to town with this trope. "Mithros, Mynoss and Shakith!" Others are "Goddess!", "Horse Lords!" and "Great Mother!"

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* TamoraPierce, Creator/TamoraPierce, between her [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] and [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Circle]] universes, goes to town with this trope. "Mithros, Mynoss and Shakith!" Others are "Goddess!", "Horse Lords!" and "Great Mother!"
20th May '16 2:23:15 PM Doug86
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* The StarTrekNovelVerse has many:

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* The StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse has many:
19th May '16 8:11:42 PM nombretomado
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* Earl from ''MyNameIsEarl'' would often shout out, "Holy Moses!" While Joy made her {{catchphrase}}, "Oh Snap!"

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* Earl from ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' would often shout out, "Holy Moses!" While Joy made her {{catchphrase}}, "Oh Snap!"
16th May '16 10:30:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* WonderWoman's "Great Hera!"
** Amusingly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''. While at a concert, the girls get in line for the bathroom, and it's a ''very'' long line. In exasperation, Wonder Girl yells out "Hera help us!", and the next second, a giant monster bursts from the ground. All the other girls scatter in fear, Wonder Girl decks it with one punch, and the girls skip over the monster's body with a clear shot to the bathroom, sing-songing "thaaaank you, Hera!" as they go. Apparently the Wonders say it because Hera's listening!
** WonderWoman's other comics CatchPhrase is "Suffering Creator/{{Sappho}}!" Not a God (although in the DCUniverse, she could be!), but classic nonetheless.

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* WonderWoman's Franchise/WonderWoman:
** Wonder Woman's
"Great Hera!"
**
Hera!" Amusingly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''. While at a concert, the girls get in line for the bathroom, and it's a ''very'' long line. In exasperation, Wonder Girl yells out "Hera help us!", and the next second, a giant monster bursts from the ground. All the other girls scatter in fear, Wonder Girl decks it with one punch, and the girls skip over the monster's body with a clear shot to the bathroom, sing-songing "thaaaank you, Hera!" as they go. Apparently the Wonders say it because Hera's listening!
** WonderWoman's Wonder Woman's other comics CatchPhrase is "Suffering Creator/{{Sappho}}!" Not a God (although in the DCUniverse, she could be!), but classic nonetheless.



* ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s "Great Rao!" (a Kryptonian Sun God).

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Superman's
"Great Rao!" (a Kryptonian Sun God).God). Interestingly, some minor Earth gods have chewed Clark out for invoking the name of Rao.



** Interestingly, some minor Earth gods have chewed Clark out for invoking the name of Rao.
** Perry White's constant uttering of "Great Caesar's Ghost!"
*** An old euphemism for "Jesus Christ"; can be traced at least back to Mark Twain in ''Life on the Mississippi'', 1883.
*** And his use of "Great shades of Elvis!" in the ''Series/LoisAndClark'' incarnation, which also got some use in the ''Superman'' comics of the 1990s.

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** Interestingly, some minor Earth gods have chewed Clark out for invoking the name of Rao.
** Perry White's constant uttering of "Great Caesar's Ghost!"
*** An
Ghost!" It's an old euphemism for "Jesus Christ"; can be traced at least back to Mark Twain in ''Life on the Mississippi'', 1883.
*** And his ** Perry White's use of "Great shades of Elvis!" in the ''Series/LoisAndClark'' incarnation, which also got some use in the ''Superman'' comics of the 1990s.



* Marvel's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] often swears "By Odin's beard!"
** Now he also uses it in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', the line has become [[MemeticMutation more popular]]. And funnier. ("Buy Odin's beer!")
** It's more often "By the bristling beard of Odin!", though the shortened version does show up from time to time. He's also fond of "By the thousand threats of Ragnarok!"
** Odin himself swears "My beard!" in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''

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* Marvel's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] often swears "By Odin's beard!"
**
beard!" Now he also uses it in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', the line has become [[MemeticMutation more popular]]. And funnier. ("Buy Odin's beer!")
**
beer!") It's more often "By the bristling beard of Odin!", though the shortened version does show up from time to time. He's also fond of "By the thousand threats of Ragnarok!"
** Odin himself swears "My beard!" in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
Ragnarok!"



* ''{{Pokemon}}''

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* ''{{Pokemon}}''''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''



* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics love to use "Dear Celestia" or some variation thereof. Although they actually did that in the show.

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics love to use "Dear Celestia" or some variation thereof. Although they actually did that in the show.



* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' does this twice in the same episode, with an obvious "Oh, my various gods!" by Yugi, and...

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* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' does this ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** This is done
twice in the same episode, with an obvious "Oh, my various gods!" by Yugi, and...



* Despite being AmbiguouslyChristian a good half of the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fandom has decided that Anna and Elsa worship Norse gods. Thus "oh my gods" and similar phrases are spouted in many fanworks.

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* Despite being AmbiguouslyChristian AmbiguouslyChristian, a good half of the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fandom has decided that Anna and Elsa worship Norse gods. Thus "oh my gods" and similar phrases are spouted in many fanworks.



* Dorothy uses "Jiminy Crickets!" In the movie of ''TheWizardOfOz''.

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* Dorothy uses "Jiminy Crickets!" In the movie of ''TheWizardOfOz''.''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.



* Pixies in Kim Harrison's ''Literature/TheHollows'' series tend to swear by "Tink", presumably short for [[PeterPan Tinker Bell]]. Common phrases include "Tink's knickers!" and "Tink's a Disney whore!" In the series, pixies and fairies are racial enemies; according to the pixies (we haven't heard the other side), Tinker Bell was a real faerie who assisted Walt Disney in getting massive amounts of {{Fanservice}} [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Past the Radar]] in exchange for helping her species become TheFairFolk [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with Good Publicity]]. As this drastically affects pixies' ability to live in an urban environment, we have the unusual case of profanity which means ''exactly what it says'': pixies attribute most of their immediate problems and suffering to...

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* Pixies in Kim Harrison's ''Literature/TheHollows'' series tend to swear by "Tink", presumably short for [[PeterPan [[Disney/PeterPan Tinker Bell]]. Common phrases include "Tink's knickers!" and "Tink's a Disney whore!" In the series, pixies and fairies are racial enemies; according to the pixies (we haven't heard the other side), Tinker Bell was a real faerie who assisted Walt Disney in getting massive amounts of {{Fanservice}} [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Past the Radar]] in exchange for helping her species become TheFairFolk [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with Good Publicity]]. As this drastically affects pixies' ability to live in an urban environment, we have the unusual case of profanity which means ''exactly what it says'': pixies attribute most of their immediate problems and suffering to...



* ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' has "By Castor and Pollux" or simply "Pollux!", the latter of which sounds a lot like a more modern word.
** And let's not forget "Great Neptune's beard!" or "Great Jupiter's eyebrows!".

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* ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' has "By Castor and Pollux" or simply "Pollux!", the latter of which sounds a lot like a more modern word.
** And let's not forget
word. There are also "Great Neptune's beard!" or "Great Jupiter's eyebrows!".



* Though the religion in question is actually a sect of Christianity, the Church of Humanity Unchained, from Literature/HonorHarrington's adopted planet Grayson, evolved a doctrine that was in many ways a reaction to their DeathWorld. As a result, epithets for God on Grayson include the Tester, the Comforter, and the Intercessor. The phrase "Sweet Tester" is quite common.
** Specifically, it's a different way of envisioning the HolyTrinity - "Tester, Intercessor, and Comforter" = "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost/Spirit."

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* Though the religion in question is actually a sect of Christianity, the Church of Humanity Unchained, from Literature/HonorHarrington's adopted planet Grayson, evolved a doctrine that was in many ways a reaction to their DeathWorld. As a result, epithets for God on Grayson include the Tester, the Comforter, and the Intercessor. The phrase "Sweet Tester" is quite common.
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common. Specifically, it's a different way of envisioning the HolyTrinity - "Tester, Intercessor, and Comforter" = "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost/Spirit."






* Done in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' syndicated series, like in the movie. [[OverusedRunningGag A lot]].

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* Done in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' syndicated series, like in the movie. [[OverusedRunningGag A lot]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Hindu shopkeeper Apu has been known to exclaim, "Shiva H. Vishnu!" Don't [[MST3KMantra think about this one]] [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief too hard]], or you will find yourself pondering over the stupidity of it since Shiva and Vishnu are two completely different dieties.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Unless you realize that (some branches of) Hinduism considers them both incarnations of the same god.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Hindu shopkeeper Apu has been known to exclaim, "Shiva H. Vishnu!" Don't [[MST3KMantra think about this one]] [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief too hard]], or you will find yourself pondering over the stupidity of it since Shiva and Vishnu are two completely different dieties.
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dieties. [[FridgeBrilliance Unless you realize that (some branches of) Hinduism considers them both incarnations of the same god.]]



* An episode of WesternAnimation/RobotChicken has Jesus say "Daddamnit!".
* On WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, after accidentally lightning-bolting a woman he was hitting on to bits and setting the bar on fire, God himself yelled "Jesus Christ!"... who opened the door behind him. "What?" "Get the Escalade, we're out of here!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' characters use words like "Glob," "Gob" or "Grod" for this...and then we meet [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Grob_Gob_Glob_Grod Grob Gob Glob Grod]], the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot four-headed Martian deity]] they are apparently alluding to.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob swears a Hindu god's name in vain to Mr. Krabs,

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* An episode of WesternAnimation/RobotChicken ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has Jesus say "Daddamnit!".
* On WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after accidentally lightning-bolting a woman he was hitting on to bits and setting the bar on fire, God himself yelled "Jesus Christ!"... who opened the door behind him. "What?" "Get the Escalade, we're out of here!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' characters use words like "Glob," "Gob" or "Grod" for this... and then we meet [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Grob_Gob_Glob_Grod Grob Gob Glob Grod]], the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot four-headed Martian deity]] they are apparently alluding to.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
**
Spongebob swears a Hindu god's name in vain to Mr. Krabs,



* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Dexter says "[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Ghost!"
* Also from Dexter, we have Major Glory declaring "By Washington's Wig!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':
**
Dexter says "[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Ghost!"
* Also from Dexter, we ** We have Major Glory declaring "By Washington's Wig!"



* ''DrawnTogether'' being a show that runs on ''RefugeInAudacity'', once had an indian man think he ran over a cow (in reality, [[ButtMonkey Toot]]) and exclaim "Oh my hundreds of goofy gods!"

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* ''DrawnTogether'' ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' being a show that runs on ''RefugeInAudacity'', once had an indian man think he ran over a cow (in reality, [[ButtMonkey Toot]]) and exclaim "Oh my hundreds of goofy gods!"gods!"
* Odin swears "My beard!" in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
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