History Main / StopWorshippingMe

20th Feb '17 3:18:20 AM jormis29
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*** It should be noted that this explanation is as {{canon}} as any other explanation about the Lady, i.e. not at all. The official stance of TSR (and subsequently Wizards of the Coast) is that ''nobody'' [[InexplicablyAwesome knows exactly who or what she is]]. But either way, she is not fond of worship.

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*** It should be noted that this explanation is as {{canon}} as any other explanation about the Lady, i.e. not at all. The official stance of TSR Creator/{{TSR}} (and subsequently Wizards of the Coast) Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast) is that ''nobody'' [[InexplicablyAwesome knows exactly who or what she is]]. But either way, she is not fond of worship.
29th Jan '17 9:02:45 PM TitaniumDragon
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** In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/198011/blessing Blessing]], a story set in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', Celestia tries [[spoiler:and fails]] to convince a stallion whose daughter is dying that she is not a deity and thus cannot save his daughter no matter how much he prays to her. [[spoiler:When his daughter dies anyway, the stallion merely blames ''himself'' for not having enough faith.]]

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** In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/198011/blessing Blessing]], a story set in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', Celestia tries [[spoiler:and fails]] to convince a stallion whose daughter is dying that she is not a deity and thus cannot save his daughter no matter how much he prays to her. [[spoiler:When his daughter dies anyway, the stallion merely blames ''himself'' for not having enough faith.]]
29th Jan '17 9:02:08 PM TitaniumDragon
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* Often seen in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] fanfiction in relation to the alicorn princesses - especially Luna and Celestia.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Luna and Celestia]] in ''FanFic/UnderTheNorthernLights'', especially Celestia, who says she outlawed the worship of herself centuries ago in Equestria. They both reluctantly accept foreigners worshipping them, though Luna gets outright livid when she hears reindeer not only worship her and [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Moon]] as the same entity, but used to practice [[HoldYourHippogriffs cervine]] [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]]. Despite this, she keeps supporting the Temple of [[IHaveManyNames Hrimfaxi]] through the fic, though that seems to be for their social work in a poor nation and because of their claims that DarkIsNotEvil. [[spoiler: And maybe because she in her youth actually encouraged the forming of the cult, and feels responsible for it.]]
** Celestia and Luna again in [[FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse The Nyxverse]] -- as they explain in ''Alicornundrum'', they originally tried to avoid worship when they were younger, but ponies insisted on it. Eventually they got so fed up with it that they fled into the Everfree, sealed themselves in the Tree of Harmony cave, and put themselves in a magical sleep, hoping that when they woke up everyone would have forgotten about them. Instead, they woke to found that their followers had found them, dug them up, and ''built a castle on top of them'' (according to Celestia, Luna [[ClusterFBomb invented half of the curses existing today]] when they saw this). They use this as justification for making Twilight a Princess against her will; she's going to be worshipped anyway, they might as well make it official.
** Yet again in FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops, Celestia politely asks Twilight and company to stop swearing by her since they're effectivly equal. They swear by trees instead.
** In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/198011/blessing Blessing]], a story set in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', Celestia tries [[spoiler:and fails]] to convince a stallion whose daughter is dying that she is not a deity and thus cannot save his daughter no matter how much he prays to her. [[spoiler:When his daughter dies anyway, the stallion merely blames ''himself'' for not having enough faith.]]
** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Celestia, while she ''is'' an actual deity, isn't comfortable with the adoration and the separation it puts between her and her little ponies...on the other hoof, Luna is perfectly fine with it.
** 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.
** ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'': Due to the NarniaTime in effect between Equestria and Earth after the Rainbow Bridge closed, Megan finds that tales of all of her exploits in Ponyland have since [[LegendFadesToMyth evolved]] into presenting her as a quasi-divine figure known as the "Mag'ne". She's somewhat disturbed by the adoration she gets from the ponies as a result, as is her husband Mike, who gets worshipped by association.
** TD is extremely uncomfortable over being worshipped in ''[[FanFic/TheNonBronyverse TD the Alicorn Princess]]'', but eventually goes along with it in order to use the religion that's been based around him as a force for good.



* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Luna and Celestia]] in ''FanFic/UnderTheNorthernLights'', especially Celestia, who says she outlawed the worship of herself centuries ago in Equestria. They both reluctantly accept foreigners worshipping them, though Luna gets outright livid when she hears reindeer not only worship her and [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Moon]] as the same entity, but used to practice [[HoldYourHippogriffs cervine]] [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]]. Despite this, she keeps supporting the Temple of [[IHaveManyNames Hrimfaxi]] through the fic, though that seems to be for their social work in a poor nation and because of their claims that DarkIsNotEvil. [[spoiler: And maybe because she in her youth actually encouraged the forming of the cult, and feels responsible for it.]]
* Celestia and Luna again in [[FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse The Nyxverse]] -- as they explain in ''Alicornundrum'', they originally tried to avoid worship when they were younger, but ponies insisted on it. Eventually they got so fed up with it that they fled into the Everfree, sealed themselves in the Tree of Harmony cave, and put themselves in a magical sleep, hoping that when they woke up everyone would have forgotten about them. Instead, they woke to found that their followers had found them, dug them up, and ''built a castle on top of them'' (according to Celestia, Luna [[ClusterFBomb invented half of the curses existing today]] when they saw this). They use this as justification for making Twilight a Princess against her will; she's going to be worshipped anyway, they might as well make it official.
* Yet again in FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops, Celestia politely asks Twilight and company to stop swearing by her since they're effectivly equal. They swear by trees instead.



* TD is extremely uncomfortable over being worshipped in ''[[FanFic/TheNonBronyverse TD the Alicorn Princess]]'', but eventually goes along with it in order to use the religion that's been based around him as a force for good.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'': Due to the NarniaTime in effect between Equestria and Earth after the Rainbow Bridge closed, Megan finds that tales of all of her exploits in Ponyland have since [[LegendFadesToMyth evolved]] into presenting her as a quasi-divine figure known as the "Mag'ne". She's somewhat disturbed by the adoration she gets from the ponies as a result, as is her husband Mike, who gets worshipped by association.
* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/198011/blessing Blessing]], a story set in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', Celestia tries [[spoiler:and fails]] to convince a stallion whose daughter is dying that she is not a deity and thus cannot save his daughter no matter how much he prays to her. [[spoiler:When his daughter dies anyway, the stallion merely blames ''himself'' for not having enough faith.]]
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Celestia, while she ''is'' an actual deity, isn't comfortable with the adoration and the separation it puts between her and her little ponies...on the other hoof, Luna is perfectly fine with it.
* 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.
31st Dec '16 8:36:45 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/IWarrior'': As the Jedi Who Was Shaped, Tahiri is worshipped by the Shamed Ones. She is ''very'' uncomfortable with this.
22nd Dec '16 2:08:43 AM Spindriver
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** According to ''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld'', the Disc's nature gods aren't particularly in favour of the various nature cults, like the druids and shamans. They get plenty of ''belief'' from rural superstitions, whereas ''worshippers'' tend to want something in return. They don't feel strongly enough about it to do anything about it.

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** According to ''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld'', the ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'', the Disc's nature gods aren't particularly in favour favor of the various nature cults, like the druids and shamans. They get plenty of ''belief'' from rural superstitions, whereas ''worshippers'' tend to want something in return. They don't feel strongly enough about it to do anything about it.it, though.
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.
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