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29th Mar '16 6:34:46 PM Gamermaster
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* Universal Gods in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' are noted as being incredibly powerful Class 4s so long as they stay in their home dimension. Subversal Gods are weaker but they aren't restricted to one dimension.
20th Dec '15 4:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* Eru Ilúvatar from ''TheSilmarillion'', he has everything planned down to the last angstrom, but uses the Valar (Archangels or small-g gods) to bring about his creation. The Valar can be considered level 4 gods but they are not omnipotent nor omniscient.

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* Eru Ilúvatar from ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', he has everything planned down to the last angstrom, but uses the Valar (Archangels or small-g gods) to bring about his creation. The Valar can be considered level 4 gods but they are not omnipotent nor omniscient.
18th Oct '15 5:57:18 PM nombretomado
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* The entire point of {{Preacher}} is that God has abandoned His flock and Reverend Jesse Custer seeks Him out to demand to know why He hasn't done right by His creations.

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* The entire point of {{Preacher}} ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is that God has abandoned His flock and Reverend Jesse Custer seeks Him out to demand to know why He hasn't done right by His creations.
2nd Jul '15 9:00:29 PM nombretomado
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* God in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' (the new one) is a weak Category 4 or strong Category 3, definitely intervening, but not terribly interested in smiting. Also, He doesn't like to be called "God."

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* God in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' (the new one) Galactica|2003}}'' is a weak Category 4 or strong Category 3, definitely intervening, but not terribly interested in smiting. Also, He doesn't like to be called "God."
28th Apr '15 9:19:12 AM nombretomado
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* The character of The Author in BobAndGeorge slides between the different categories. Sometimes he knows everything that's going on and is working Category 2 or 3. Other times he is there among the characters and has no idea what is happening. What makes this odd is that he is THE AUTHOR OF THE ENTIRE COMIC. He's the one writing and drawing the whole thing! The in comic universe (where There Is No Fourth Wall) cannot exist without him. More than once villains have plotted to destroy the comic universe by killing Author. Sometimes Hand Waved away and Played For Laughs by stating The Author just makes everything up as he goes.

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* The character of The Author in BobAndGeorge ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' slides between the different categories. Sometimes he knows everything that's going on and is working Category 2 or 3. Other times he is there among the characters and has no idea what is happening. What makes this odd is that he is THE AUTHOR OF THE ENTIRE COMIC. He's the one writing and drawing the whole thing! The in comic universe (where There Is No Fourth Wall) cannot exist without him. More than once villains have plotted to destroy the comic universe by killing Author. Sometimes Hand Waved away and Played For Laughs by stating The Author just makes everything up as he goes.
2nd Apr '15 10:38:46 PM Millenia
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A god or gods exist, but they keep out of worldly affairs. They may be The Creator and may keep the laws of nature working behind the scenes but there's no way to tell if they care about being worshiped or not. Might be either TrueNeutral or AboveGoodAndEvil. Or they are NeglectfulPrecursors. Authors who write Watchmaker gods are either neutral about the idea of God of hold the viewpoint that the beauty of nature, physics, math, order, etc, are sufficient justification for God's existence (A.K.A. the Watchmaker Argument), though they may not share the same views about organized religion. [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness Sufficiently hard sci-fi works]] rarely go above this level on the scale.

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A god or gods exist, but they keep out of worldly affairs. They may be The Creator and may keep the laws of nature working behind the scenes but there's no way to tell if they care about being worshiped or not. Might be either TrueNeutral or AboveGoodAndEvil. Or they are NeglectfulPrecursors. Authors who write Watchmaker gods are either neutral about the idea of God of or hold the viewpoint that the beauty of nature, physics, math, order, etc, are sufficient justification for God's existence (A.K.A. the Watchmaker Argument), though they may not share the same views about organized religion. [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness Sufficiently hard sci-fi works]] rarely go above this level on the scale.
24th Dec '14 11:38:44 PM Joyce13
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* In the CircleOfMagic series, there are various gods and religions, with the one that the main characters either follow or interact with being the Living Circle religion. However, it is not made clear if the gods don't exist, or if they do but don't do anything.
18th Oct '14 4:02:14 PM DaibhidC
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* Most ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' gods are a Type 4. Gods who present themselves to their followers as the King of All Cosmos (such as [[Discworld/SmallGods Om]] and [[Discworld/MonstrousRegiment Nuggan]]) end up as Sandbox Gods; all-powerful and all-seeing but only within the area where their worship is centred.
26th Sep '14 12:28:20 PM Underachiever
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* Gods in most ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings default to this. They're actively interested in what goes on on the Prime Material Plane and can endow mortal servants (like clerics) there with magical powers, but usually prefer to themselves stay in their divine homes in the Outer Planes and directly visit the Prime only rarely -- and then usually only by sending a less-powerful (but if need be disposable) avatar.
1st Jan '14 12:32:27 AM Ecliptica
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the Maker departed the cosmos long before the events of the game; the plot revolves around the fal'Cie wanting to [[ColonyDrop smash two planets together]] in hopes that the millions of deaths might summon Him. The protagonists obviously have to stop this, and succeed...[[HeroicSacrifice sort]] [[TakenForGranite of]].
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