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4th Dec '16 7:42:18 AM Overfiend
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* Marvel's Thor was widely worshipped as the Asgardian God of Thunder he truly is (as well as war, strength and agriculture) by the Vikings and various other Scandinavian and Germanic peoples for about a couple of thousand years. He actively encouraged said worship by personally appearing on Midgard (Earth) before the Vikings most notably, spurring them on the victory in battle in his and Asgard's name. But when Thor later discovered that many of the "battles" some Vikings engaged in were actually raids and the wholesale slaughter of religious (usually Christian) orders of holy men, Thor denounced the Vikings' actions, renounced their worship, and returned to Asgard, not returning to Midgard until Odin exiled him there under the guise of Dr. Donald Blake to learn humility.
29th Nov '16 6:27:35 PM Mhazard
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** Two sequences in the book of Acts feature apostles telling people not to worship them. The first is more of an example of UnwantedFalseFaith but the second in [[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+14:8-20&version=MSG chapter 14]] is more borderline, when, having healed a lame man, people became convinced that Barnabas was Zeus and Paul was Hermes. They only barely manage to prevent the people from making sacrifices to them...

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** Two sequences in the book of Acts ''Literature/ActsOfTheApostles'' feature apostles telling people not to worship them. The first is more of an example of UnwantedFalseFaith but the second in [[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+14:8-20&version=MSG chapter 14]] is more borderline, when, having healed a lame man, people became convinced that Barnabas was Zeus and Paul was Hermes. They only barely manage to prevent the people from making sacrifices to them...them...
*** Also in Acts, Herod Agrippa was struck down and eaten by maggots for [[AGodAmI not trying to tell people to stop worshipping him]].
20th Nov '16 6:31:28 PM ZerroDefex
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-->''Asura:'' I pray to no one and I refuse to be prayed to!!

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-->''Asura:'' I pray to no one and one! Nor will I refuse to be prayed to!!
20th Nov '16 6:14:22 PM ZerroDefex
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': [[CommandingCoolness Commander]]/[[TheCaptain Captain]] [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Benjamin Sisko]] is the "Emissary of The Prophets" to the Bajoran people, because he "met the prophets and was healed by them" by discovering the Bajoran Wormhole (the Prophets' home, the Bajorans' "Celestial Temple") and teaching them about linear spacetime and them helping him get over the death of his wife at [[CurbStompBattle Wolf-359]]. He was always reluctant towards the role, and was put off by the reverence many bajorans had for him. He got over that as well eventually when another claimant to the title of "Emissary", a bajoran from the past, pushed Bajoran society to return to the [[FantasticCasteSystem D'jarra]], which he saw as a regression and a damper on Bajoran/Federation relations. Determined to thwart that, he reasserts his claim After facing the Prophets themselves again (which was a test by them all along to remind him of his title), he more fully embraced his role in Bajoran culture.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': [[CommandingCoolness Commander]]/[[TheCaptain Captain]] [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Benjamin Sisko]] is the "Emissary of The Prophets" to the Bajoran people, because he "met the prophets and was healed by them" by discovering the Bajoran Wormhole (the Prophets' home, the Bajorans' "Celestial Temple") and teaching them about linear spacetime and them helping him get over the death of his wife at [[CurbStompBattle Wolf-359]]. He was always reluctant towards the role, and was put off by the reverence many bajorans had for him. He got over that as well eventually when another claimant to the title of "Emissary", a bajoran from the past, pushed Bajoran society to return to the [[FantasticCasteSystem D'jarra]], which he saw as a regression and a damper on Bajoran/Federation relations. Determined to thwart that, he reasserts his claim After after facing the Prophets themselves again (which was a test by them all along to remind him of his title), he more fully embraced his role in Bajoran culture.


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** Says it himself near the end of his fight with [[spoiler: the Supreme Being who created the Universe:]]
-->''Asura:'' I pray to no one and I refuse to be prayed to!!
14th Nov '16 10:24:24 AM ErebusElysium
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* Brian from ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', due to a series of coincidences, misunderstandings and [[HumansAreMorons pure, stubborn idiocy]], he accidentally creates a movement of people in Judia, all of whom thinking he's the messiah. No matter how hard he tells them that he ''isn't'' the messiah or how much he yells at them to leave him alone, they follow him regardless and confuse everything he says and does as some kind of scripture.
14th Nov '16 10:23:30 AM ErebusElysium
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* Brian from ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', due to a series of coincidences, misunderstandings and [[HumansAreMorons pure, stubborn idiocy]], he accidentally creates a movement of people in Judia, all of whom thinking he's the messiah. No matter how hard he tells them that he ''isn't'' the messiah or how much he yells at them to leave him alone, they follow him regardless and confuse everything he says and does as some kind of scripture.
29th Sep '16 6:18:28 PM Masterweaver
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* Upon her ascension, Sunset Shimmer of the ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'' finds that an entire religion is developing around her, complete with holy images and competing sects. At first she tries to stop it, but eventually grows resigned and just throws up a Ewetube channel to direct their worship.
12th Sep '16 7:13:53 PM Discar
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--->'''Vin:''' I'm not the Survivor's heir. I'm the Lord Ruler's.

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--->'''Vin:''' ---->'''Vin:''' I'm not the Survivor's heir. I'm the Lord Ruler's.
12th Sep '16 7:13:09 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', a newly sprung-up religion starts worshipping Vin as "The Heir of the Survivor." This makes her extremely uncomfortable for a number of reasons (not the least of which is her [[BrokenBird social awkwardness]]), and she avoids them as much as possible, even when it means sneaking out the back of a store and RoofHopping away.
** Gets ''very'' weird when, in the middle of the second book, her ''husband'' joins the aforementioned religion for various complex reasons.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Sazed]], as Harmony, from the sequel ''Literature/TheAlloyOFLaw'', who discourages the people of Scadrial from worshipping him as a deity in the classical sense.
*** Though it's explicitly stated that he does so only because he wants people to worship him by improving the world, and feels that conventional worship is principally a waste of time.

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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', a ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'':
** ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'':
*** A
newly sprung-up religion starts worshipping Vin as "The Heir of the Survivor." This makes her extremely uncomfortable for a number of reasons (not the least of which is her [[BrokenBird social awkwardness]]), and she avoids them as much as possible, even when it means sneaking out the back of a store and RoofHopping away.
** *** Gets ''very'' weird when, in the middle of the second book, her ''husband'' joins the aforementioned religion for various complex reasons.
reasons. He promises that it won't change anything between them, and for the most part it doesn't, but the theological awkwardness is lampshaded multiple times. Elend's poor soldiers have it worst: They don't know whether to respect her as the Emperor's assassin, obey her as the Emperor's wife, or revere her as the Heir of the Survivor.
*** In the third book, Vin has an epiphany and decides that she's nothing like the Survivor, who brought hope and always encouraged people to smile even at the worst of times. With her dour personality and habit of solving problems by killing everyone who disagrees with her, she has much more in common with the man she helped overthrow. Quite a few of his remaining servants come to agree with her.
--->'''Vin:''' I'm not the Survivor's heir. I'm the Lord Ruler's.
** Not to mention In the sequel series ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', [[spoiler:Sazed]], as Harmony, from the sequel ''Literature/TheAlloyOFLaw'', who discourages the people of Scadrial from worshipping him as a deity in worshiping him. He even provided details on hundreds of extinct religions to give them something else to do. However, he did create the classical sense.
*** Though it's explicitly stated that he does so only because he wants
Path for people to worship him by improving the world, and feels who absolutely insist. It's a very simple meditative religion that conventional worship is principally a teaches not to waste of time.time worshiping; doing good ''is'' the worship.
16th Aug '16 4:56:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' -- Necoho the Doubter is the Chaos god of ''atheism'', and he gets weaker the more worshipers he has.

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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' -- Necoho the Doubter is the Chaos god of ''atheism'', and he gets weaker the more worshipers he has.
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