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10th Mar '17 9:33:36 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the Stormlands, the Storm Kings of old had this sort of relationship with their Storm God, and it was this attitude the fueled the creation of Storm's End, it being a castle that was repeatedly destroyed by the weather but continued to be rebuilt out of sheer mule-headed stubbornness until they built one that finally could withstand the beating.
12th Feb '17 9:10:28 PM Idek618
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' film, when the Lorax confronts the Once-Ler about the latter's big business at the expense of nature, the Once-Ler sarcastically asks why the Lorax simply didn't stop him with the 'nature's curse' the Lorax mentioned when they first met. The Lorax morosely responds "It doesn't work that way." Minutes later, the last truffula tree is chopped down, marking an end to thneed production. The Once-Ler's business goes down the pits, his employees abandon him, the Lorax just lifts himself away, and all the Once-Ler has to show for his efforts is an dilapidated house where he seals himself up for several decades until a random kid wanders by asking about trees.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' film, when the Lorax confronts the Once-Ler about the latter's big business at the expense of nature, the Once-Ler sarcastically asks why the Lorax simply didn't stop him with the 'nature's curse' the Lorax mentioned when they first met. The Lorax morosely responds "It doesn't work that way." Minutes later, the last truffula tree is chopped down, marking an end to thneed production. The Once-Ler's business goes down the pits, his employees abandon him, the Lorax just lifts himself away, and all the Once-Ler has to show for his efforts is an a dilapidated house where he seals himself up for several decades until a random kid wanders by asking about trees.



** Unusually for this trope he actually ''wants'' the lightning to hit him so he can practise redirecting it. Of course this being [[CosmicPlaything Zuko]], it doesn't go anywhere near him.

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** Unusually for this trope trope, he actually ''wants'' the lightning to hit him so he can practise practice redirecting it. Of course this being [[CosmicPlaything Zuko]], it doesn't go anywhere near him.
7th Feb '17 7:52:23 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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* In Series/DoctorWho minisode "Rain Gods", the Doctor does this by daring the titular gods to strike him down while he and River are about to be sacrificed to them. Slight inversion as it is part of his plan to distract their captors in order to escape.
3rd Feb '17 11:38:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* BoBurnham's song ''My Whole Family...''

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* BoBurnham's Music/BoBurnham's song ''My Whole Family...''



* TruthInTelevision: In one of many TearJerker moments from the [[IcedEarth Gettysburg Trilogy]], Armistead asks this should he ever raise arms against his old friend General Hancock:

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* TruthInTelevision: In one of many TearJerker moments from the [[IcedEarth [[Music/IcedEarth Gettysburg Trilogy]], Armistead asks this should he ever raise arms against his old friend General Hancock:
23rd Jan '17 1:13:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[http://www.zebragirl.net/?date=2003-12-19 This strip]], from ''ZebraGirl''.

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* %%* [[http://www.zebragirl.net/?date=2003-12-19 This strip]], from ''ZebraGirl''.''Webcomic/ZebraGirl''.



** Said frog now runs Hereti-Corp...
5th Dec '16 6:30:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Caddyshack}}'', a golfer (and priest) is provoked by a ruined game to yell "[[UnusualEuphemism Ratfarts]]!" at the heavens. He's promptly [[BoltOfDivineRetribution struck by lightning]], and his caddy, Carl, slinks away.

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* In ''{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', a golfer (and priest) is provoked by a ruined game to yell "[[UnusualEuphemism Ratfarts]]!" at the heavens. He's promptly [[BoltOfDivineRetribution struck by lightning]], and his caddy, Carl, slinks away.



* Lightly subverted in ''ConanTheBarbarian'' when [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger's characterisation of Conan]] actually prays to Crom for the first time--rather than curse him out, he just asks for his desire, or for Crom to go to Hell. Whatever.

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* Lightly subverted in ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' when [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger's characterisation of Conan]] actually prays to Crom for the first time--rather than curse him out, he just asks for his desire, or for Crom to go to Hell. Whatever.
25th Nov '16 9:54:04 PM WillBGood
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* The early SF novel ''Literature/Gladiator'' (best known today for being one of the inspirations for ''Superman'') ends with a note that Hugo Danner, frustrated with his the uselessness of his superhuman powers to improve the world, climbed to the top of a Mayan pyramid and began cursing at God; he was immediately struck dead by lightning, possibly the only thing that could have killed him.

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* The early SF novel ''Literature/Gladiator'' ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'' (best known today for being one of the inspirations for ''Superman'') ends with a note that Hugo Danner, frustrated with his the uselessness of his superhuman powers to improve the world, climbed to the top of a Mayan pyramid and began cursing at God; he was immediately struck dead by lightning, possibly the only thing that could have killed him.
25th Nov '16 9:53:50 PM WillBGood
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* The early SF novel ''The Gladiator'' (best known today for being one of the inspirations for ''Superman'') ends with a note that Hugo Danner, frustrated with his the uselessness of his superhuman powers to improve the world, climbed to the top of a Mayan pyramid and began cursing at God; he was immediately struck dead by lightning, possibly the only thing that could have killed him.

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* The early SF novel ''The Gladiator'' ''Literature/Gladiator'' (best known today for being one of the inspirations for ''Superman'') ends with a note that Hugo Danner, frustrated with his the uselessness of his superhuman powers to improve the world, climbed to the top of a Mayan pyramid and began cursing at God; he was immediately struck dead by lightning, possibly the only thing that could have killed him.
20th Nov '16 8:04:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* This sums up Mau's feelings in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Nation}}'' when his island is destroyed by a tidal wave and leaves him sole survivor of his people. The fact that the spirits of the Grandfathers constantly shout in Mau's head telling him to perform ceremonies for the gods he's come to despise doesn't help. Daphne's father, as well, was angry enough at one point that he felt it necessary to grant ''God'' absolution.

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* This sums up Mau's feelings in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Nation}}'' ''Literature/{{Nation}}'' when his island is destroyed by a tidal wave and leaves him sole survivor of his people. The fact that the spirits of the Grandfathers constantly shout in Mau's head telling him to perform ceremonies for the gods he's come to despise doesn't help. Daphne's father, as well, was angry enough at one point that he felt it necessary to grant ''God'' absolution.
9th Nov '16 10:22:38 AM nombretomado
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* ''JesusChristSuperstar'' actually has Jesus doing this before the betrayal, trying to figure out why God's plan involves his death. Whether or not God answers or Jesus just gives up isn't entirely clear.

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* ''JesusChristSuperstar'' ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' actually has Jesus doing this before the betrayal, trying to figure out why God's plan involves his death. Whether or not God answers or Jesus just gives up isn't entirely clear.
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