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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.
28th Oct '16 2:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'', an NPC in Kolima claims that they've had some hard times, but they're still around despite the multiple catastrophes befalling the village (including a giant lizard attacking the roots of their village, causing their main source of income to wither away (a leaf giving pleasant dreams that now gives nightmares), and being all turned into trees). Despite this, he still yells "Hear that, curse? WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU GOT?!"

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* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'', ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', an NPC in Kolima claims that they've had some hard times, but they're still around despite the multiple catastrophes befalling the village (including a giant lizard attacking the roots of their village, causing their main source of income to wither away (a leaf giving pleasant dreams that now gives nightmares), and being all turned into trees). Despite this, he still yells "Hear that, curse? WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU GOT?!"
17th Aug '16 3:33:39 PM AgProv
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* The trope name appears to be a deliberate play on the hymn ''Bread of Heaven'', which opens with the line ''Guide me, O thou great Jehovah'' and invokes, among other things, God to manifest as '' the fiery, cloudy pillar'' to ''Lead me all my journey through'': God is invoked as lightning not for destruction but for light, guidance and protection. The original Welsh lyric is even more explicit in invoking lighning: ''Colofn dân rhor nos im harwain'' - "Give a column of fire to lead me at night".
29th Jul '16 1:21:20 PM Andygal
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* In ''Literature/StormlightArchive'', Szeth-Son-Son-Vallano spends half a page screaming at the sun, which his people worship as the supreme deity.

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* In ''Literature/StormlightArchive'', ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Szeth-Son-Son-Vallano spends half a page screaming at the sun, which his people worship as the supreme deity.
12th Jun '16 12:44:23 AM JackG
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. Erik Lehnsherr has put aside his Magneto persona and tried to live a normal life among humans, but his wife and daughter are accidentally killed by the police after his true identity is revealed. Erik slaughters the policemen in a rage, then clutches the bodies of his family and shouts skywards, "IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT ME TO BE?" Getting no answer, he decides ThenLetMeBeEvil should apply.
4th Jun '16 7:36:52 PM gewunomox
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* ''Dear God'' by {{XTC}} is a mix of this trope and ScrewDestiny.

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* ''Dear God'' by {{XTC}} Music/{{XTC}} is a mix of this trope and ScrewDestiny.
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