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25th Apr '17 1:47:52 PM cherrychels
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', there's a fairly sympathetic/understandable example with Arya Stark. Before she goes to sleep, she recites to herself a mantra which lists the names of her enemies, all of whom she plans to kill, and at one point, when she has an opportunity to engage in prayer, she recites the same list. She's a very angry ten year old, but you can't really blame her given all she goes through. [[spoiler:Eventually she finds herself in service to an assassin cult who worship the [[{{Psychopomp}} God of Death]].]]
** And her sister Sansa is in the sept praying with many others before the upcoming siege of Kings Landing. When the High Septon starts calling on the gods to protect [[TheCaligula King Joffrey]] who executed her father and has her beaten and tormented in petty ways, the normally mild-mannered Sansa walks out. ''Let his sword break and his shield shatter. Let his courage fail and every man desert him.''

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', there's a fairly sympathetic/understandable sympathetic and understandable example with Arya Stark. Before she goes to sleep, she recites to herself a mantra which lists the names of her enemies, all of whom she plans to kill, and at kill. At one point, when she has an opportunity to engage in prayer, she recites the same list. She's a very angry ten year old, but you can't really blame her given all she goes through. [[spoiler:Eventually she finds herself in service to an assassin cult who worship the [[{{Psychopomp}} God of Death]].]]
** And her Her sister Sansa is in the sept praying for her family and friends with many others before the upcoming siege of Kings Landing. When the High Septon starts calling on the gods to protect [[TheCaligula King Joffrey]] who executed her father and has her beaten and tormented in petty ways, the normally mild-mannered Sansa walks out. out, ''Let his sword break and his shield shatter. Let his courage fail and every man desert him.''



* In Philip Kerr's novel ''{{Prayer}}'', FBI agent Gill Martin comes up against the Church of Izrael, led by the seemingly genuine Pastor Nelson van der Velden. He soon realises the odd spelling of "[[TheGrimReaper Izrael]]" is no error or eccentricity. Van der Velden spent time in Israel learning the inner secrets of Kabbalah. These include how to actively pray for the death of dirty godless liberals, atheists, socialists and advocates of sexual deviancy, so as to bring about God's will for the USA - a fundamentalist Christian theocracy. Led by President van der Velden.

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* In Philip Kerr's novel ''{{Prayer}}'', FBI agent Gill Martin comes up against the Church of Izrael, led by the seemingly genuine Pastor Nelson van der Velden. He soon realises the odd spelling of "[[TheGrimReaper Izrael]]" is no error or eccentricity. Van der Velden spent time in Israel learning the inner secrets of Kabbalah. These include how to actively pray for the death of dirty godless liberals, atheists, socialists and advocates of sexual deviancy, so as to bring about God's will for the USA - -- a fundamentalist Christian theocracy. Led by President van der Velden.



** Catelyn Stark admits that she once prayed to the gods for her husband Ned's bastard son Jon to die. She hated herself for being horrible enough to wish a child dead, but she was also too bitter to change. She thinks that all of the misery she and those close to her suffer throughout the series (it's a lot) is divine punishment.
** Before she goes to sleep, Arya recites the names of those who have wronged her, all of whom she plans to kill.
* ''Series/TopGear'': As Hammond and May are loading May's car on a raft to cross an African river, [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] Clarkson stands on the other side and prays "Dear God, make it tip upside-down..."

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** Catelyn Stark admits that she once prayed to the gods for her husband Ned's bastard illegitimate son Jon to die. die when Ned brought him home as a baby because he was Ned's son by an [[MissingMom unknown mother]], a woman Catelyn was jealous of. She hated hates herself for being horrible enough to wish condemn an innocent child. When Jon does get ill with the pox as a child dead, but young child, Catelyn makes a BargainWithHeaven and prays for Jon's life, promising that she'll love him as her own if the gods will just let him live, and stays by his bedside until he recovers. However, she was also too bitter is is unable to change. She keep her side of the bargain and thinks that all of the misery she and those close to her suffer throughout the series (it's a lot) is divine punishment.
punishment from the gods for her inability to keep her promise.
** Before she goes to sleep, Arya recites the names of those who have wronged her, her and her family -- all of whom she plans to kill.
* ''Series/TopGear'': As Hammond and May are loading May's car on a raft to cross an African river, [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] Clarkson stands on the other side and prays prays. "Dear God, make it tip upside-down..."
19th Apr '17 3:41:59 PM Timjames98
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For example, a RacistGrandma may pray that the Good Lord get all "niggers" killed, a HeteronormativeCrusader may pray that the sweet local gay couple will get HIV, anyone may pray that his rich uncle or unliked neighbor will die or get raped or whatever, and so on.

If the character does this in a way that superficially comes across as very sweet and innocent, it may be SugaryMalice as well. Simply praying for victory in a conflict does not count.

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For example, a RacistGrandma may pray that the Good Lord get all "niggers" killed, a HeteronormativeCrusader may pray that the sweet local gay couple will get HIV, anyone may pray that his rich uncle or unliked neighbor will die or get raped or whatever, and so on.

on. Of course not all prayers of malice are portrayed as KickTheDog moments; it can also be portrayed as GoodIsNotNice, GoodIsNotSoft, BewareTheNiceOnes, and PayEvilUntoEvil could also be at play.

If the character does this in a way that superficially comes across as very sweet and innocent, it may be SugaryMalice as well. Simply praying for victory in a conflict does not count.
count.
20th Feb '17 1:41:32 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Catelyn Stark admits that she once prayed to the gods for her husband Ned's bastard son Jon to die. She hated herself for being horrible enough to wish a child dead, but she was also too bitter to change. She thinks that all of the misery she and those close to her suffer throughout the series (it's a lot) is divine punishment.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Catelyn Stark admits that she once prayed to the gods for her husband Ned's bastard son Jon to die. She hated herself for being horrible enough to wish a child dead, but she was also too bitter to change. She thinks that all of the misery she and those close to her suffer throughout the series (it's a lot) is divine punishment.punishment.
** Before she goes to sleep, Arya recites the names of those who have wronged her, all of whom she plans to kill.
2nd Feb '17 1:02:26 PM Jacob175
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* Early in ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', Tycho [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/09/01/sega-full-of-grace does this]] when Gabe quotes "Ask and ye shall receive".
1st Feb '17 3:27:43 AM AdamC
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* At the beginning of ''Literate/TheIliad'', Achilles quits the war out of spite after his war-wife is claimed by Agamemnon. To make sure he'll get his honor back, Achilles prays to his mother Thetis, a River Goddess, to have Zeus make the Greeks lose the conflict so they'll eventually come running and begging him to save them. This winds up kicking off the plot of the poem.

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* At the beginning of ''Literate/TheIliad'', ''Literature/TheIliad'', Achilles quits the war out of spite after his war-wife is claimed by Agamemnon. To make sure he'll get his honor back, Achilles prays to his mother Thetis, a River Goddess, to have Zeus make the Greeks lose the conflict so they'll eventually come running and begging him to save them. This winds up kicking off the plot of the poem.
1st Feb '17 3:21:33 AM AdamC
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* At the beginning of ''Literate/TheIliad'', Achilles quits the war out of spite after his war-wife is claimed by Agamemnon. To make sure he'll get his honor back, Achilles prays to his mother Thetis, a River Goddess, to have Zeus make the Greeks lose the conflict so they'll eventually come running and begging him to save them. This winds up kicking off the plot of the poem.
2nd Dec '16 11:54:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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[[DeadpanSnarker Just know wherever you are honey, I pray for you.]]"''

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[[DeadpanSnarker Just know wherever you are honey, I pray for you.]]"''"''
2nd Dec '16 11:51:14 PM Mhazard
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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Some'' of the Psalms in Literature/TheBible fit into this category. Elijah pretty much does this frequently, what with basically asking for a bunch of bears to maul bullies and all. David also does this during wartime right after begging him to forgive [[UriahGampit his]] [[YourCheatingHeart deed]], wishing God would destroy his enemies and punish the evil. Actually, most examples listed under HolyHandGrenade could be considered this, as they are frequently summoned by prayers.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Some'' of the Psalms in Literature/TheBible fit into this category. Elijah pretty much does this frequently, what with basically asking for a bunch of bears to maul bullies and all. David also does this during wartime right after begging him to forgive [[UriahGampit [[UriahGambit his]] [[YourCheatingHeart deed]], wishing God would destroy his enemies and punish the evil. Actually, most examples listed under HolyHandGrenade could be considered this, as they are frequently summoned by prayers.
2nd Dec '16 11:50:56 PM Mhazard
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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Some'' of the Psalms in Literature/TheBible fit into this category. Elijah pretty much does this frequently, what with basically asking for a bunch of bears to maul bullies and all. Actually, most examples listed under HolyHandGrenade could be considered this, as they are frequently summoned by prayers.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Some'' of the Psalms in Literature/TheBible fit into this category. Elijah pretty much does this frequently, what with basically asking for a bunch of bears to maul bullies and all. David also does this during wartime right after begging him to forgive [[UriahGampit his]] [[YourCheatingHeart deed]], wishing God would destroy his enemies and punish the evil. Actually, most examples listed under HolyHandGrenade could be considered this, as they are frequently summoned by prayers.
13th Nov '16 10:35:23 AM eroock
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->I pray your brakes go out running down a hill.\\

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->I ->''"I pray your brakes go out running down a hill.\\



[[DeadpanSnarker Just know wherever you are honey, I pray for you.]]
-->--''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBg9zLI2bA Pray For You,]]'' by Jaron and The Long Road to Love

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[[DeadpanSnarker Just know wherever you are honey, I pray for you.]]
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-->-- ''[[http://www.
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