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25th Nov '17 1:43:57 PM lillolillo
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* During ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'', four cults spring up worshiping each of the Supermen. ComicBook/{{Steel}} is particular is not amused. When Superman himself returns, the cult briefly feels additional validation from his resurrection but Superman sets the record straight and charges them to do good works and help people instead of worshiping him.

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* In ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} story "Hero Worship" the titular heroines finds a cult of Supergirl has formed on her hometown.Supergirl is very uncomfortable with it and asks the faithful that stop worshipping her and focus on helping each other.
-->'''Supergirl:''' Please... Please, stop. I'm just a messenger. You can't worship the messenger... only the Source, which I most definitely am not. But I'm here to tell you how you can help. Instead of coming here, spending all your energies in worshipping me... I want you to channel all your zeal into helping each other. There's just one of me, but there are so many of you...
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''':
During ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'', four cults spring up worshiping each of the Supermen. ComicBook/{{Steel}} is particular is not amused. When Superman himself returns, the cult briefly feels additional validation from his resurrection but Superman sets the record straight and charges them to do good works and help people instead of worshiping him.



* 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.

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* Marvel's Thor ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' 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.
18th Nov '17 6:02:43 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Fanfic/ProjectDelta'', there is a sizable cult considering Jane a batarian goddess. They do prove useful, but their sycophancy when communicating is quite repulsive both for Jane and the reader.
29th Oct '17 1:05:34 PM NoxSky12599
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-->"Crom. I've never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, would remember if you were a good man or bad. Why we fought or why we died. No, all that matters is two stood against many. ''That's'' what's important. Battle pleases you, Crom, so grant me one request: grant me ''revenge''. And if you do not listen, then to ''hell'' with you!

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-->"Crom. I've never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, would remember if you we were a good man men or bad. Why we fought fought, or why we died. No, all that matters is that two stood against many. ''That's'' what's important. Battle pleases you, Crom, so grant me one request: grant me ''revenge''. And if you do not listen, then to ''hell'' with you!
12th Oct '17 6:31:32 AM Gaby007
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* The Heterodyne bloodline in ''Fanfic/TheStanfordAdventureClub'' descends from the goddess Dynamis, and their village faithfully serves them. It's so ingrained in them that Vanamonde immediately kneels in front of Gil when he realizes his friend became consort to a Heterodyne, and Gil outright threatens to kill him if Van doesn't treat Gil himself or his wife as human beings.
30th Sep '17 5:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Empire of the East'', Ardneh's last command is that humanity must not worship him or any other finite being ever again. Of course, [[BooksOfSwords humanity disobeys]].

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* At the end of Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Empire of the East'', Ardneh's last command is that humanity must not worship him or any other finite being ever again. Of course, [[BooksOfSwords [[Literature/BookOfSwords humanity disobeys]].
21st Sep '17 8:00:10 PM N1KF
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A god or [[MessianicArchetype messiah]] who doesn't want to be worshipped. The reasons for this are often not very clear; maybe the deity is a supporter of skepticism or independence, maybe they are fickle or irrational, or maybe they [[TrueNeutral just want to be left alone]]. Maybe they just consider that accepting worship would be a sign of {{Pride}} or even TemptingFate. In some cases, they have no issue being worshipped within the normal limits of their cult, but when they decide to materialize among mortals to take care of some other kind of business, they are annoyed by all these people kneeling in their path or slowing the conversation down with needless formalities.

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A god or [[MessianicArchetype messiah]] {{messia|nicArchetype}}h who doesn't want to be worshipped. The reasons for this are often not very clear; maybe the deity is a supporter of skepticism or independence, maybe they are fickle or irrational, or maybe they [[TrueNeutral just want to be left alone]]. Maybe they just consider that accepting worship would be a sign of {{Pride}} or even TemptingFate. In some cases, they have no issue being worshipped within the normal limits of their cult, but when they decide to materialize among mortals to take care of some other kind of business, they are annoyed by all these people kneeling in their path or slowing the conversation down with needless formalities.



* ''Literature/TheBible'' plays with this trope, in that it's the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] who invoke the trope a few times, partly because they are only [[MeaningfulName messengers]] for [[{{God}} the real thing]], partly because [[{{Satan}} one of their brothers]] already got in trouble for averting the trope, and partly because {{God}} himself averts the trope and REALLY DOES want to be worshiped, and gets [[BerserkButton REALLY ANGRY when he isn't,]] or even worse, isn't worshipped properly. (See Isaiah quote on the Quotes tab.)
** Two sequences in the ''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...
*** Also in Acts, Herod Agrippa was struck down and eaten by maggots for [[AGodAmI not trying to tell people to stop worshipping him]].

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' Literature/TheBible plays with this trope, in that it's followers of God are the ones to invoke this rather than God Himself.
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[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] who Angels]] invoke the trope a few times, partly because they are only [[MeaningfulName messengers]] for [[{{God}} the real thing]], partly because [[{{Satan}} one of their brothers]] already got in trouble for averting the trope, and partly because {{God}} himself averts the trope and REALLY DOES want to be worshiped, and gets [[BerserkButton REALLY ANGRY when he isn't,]] or even worse, isn't worshipped properly. (See Isaiah quote on the Quotes tab.)
** Two sequences in the ''Literature/ActsOfTheApostles'' 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...
*** Also in ** In Acts, Herod Agrippa was struck down and eaten by maggots for [[AGodAmI not trying to tell people to stop worshipping him]].
7th Jun '17 11:08:16 PM GlaiveOfMagnus
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** Averted by the time of Roboute Guilliman's return, however. The pragmatic Primarch chooses to work with the Ecclesiarchy that worships his father (and him) rather than attempting to stamp it out, despite his own distaste for such religious veneration.
1st Jun '17 2:03:37 AM PaulA
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* ''Job: A Comedy of Justice'' by [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Robert Heinlein]] reveals, near its end, [[spoiler: that the occupants of all other universes are not encouraged to worship '''their''' Creators.]]

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* ''Job: A Comedy of Justice'' ''Literature/JobAComedyOfJustice'' by [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Robert Heinlein]] Creator/RobertAHeinlein reveals, near its end, [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the occupants of all other universes are not encouraged to worship '''their''' Creators.]]
10th Apr '17 5:06:49 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'', {{Jesus}} and Buddha are living in modern Japan. They manage to keep their identities secret from humans, but there's no fooling the local animals. [[http://www.mangareader.net/1406-45669-15/saint-oniisan/chapter-5.html People do notice that animals act strangely around them.]]

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* In ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'', {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} and Buddha are living in modern Japan. They manage to keep their identities secret from humans, but there's no fooling the local animals. [[http://www.mangareader.net/1406-45669-15/saint-oniisan/chapter-5.html People do notice that animals act strangely around them.]]
7th Apr '17 9:49:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': The Narns--who are unusual in TV science fiction for [[MulticulturalAlienPlanet having many religions]], each based on the "Book" of the founder--find a new religion during the course of the series, founded by followers of the Book of [[spoiler:G'Kar. Specifically, his prison memoirs. G'Kar is rather annoyed by this, as he is personally a devotee of the Book of G'Quan. He is also annoyed--but also amused--by the circumstances of the book; every copy of the book has a brown ring on a certain page. Why? Because in the Narn tradition, the "Book" of a religion must be reproduced ''exactly'' from the manuscript--and at one point during G'Kar's imprisonment, Garibaldi set his coffee mug down on one of the pages, leaving a coffee stain.]]

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': The Narns--who are unusual in TV science fiction for [[MulticulturalAlienPlanet having many religions]], each based on the "Book" of the founder--find a new religion during the course of the series, founded by followers of the Book of [[spoiler:G'Kar. Specifically, his prison memoirs. G'Kar is rather annoyed by this, as he is personally a devotee of the Book of G'Quan. It was was also published in an unfinished state without his consent, and the early parts contain ideas he had since grown past (which forced him to argue against his own words). He is also annoyed--but also amused--by the circumstances of the book; every copy of the book has a brown ring on a certain page. Why? Because in the Narn tradition, the "Book" of a religion must be reproduced ''exactly'' from the manuscript--and at one point during G'Kar's imprisonment, Garibaldi set his coffee mug down on one of the pages, leaving a coffee stain.]]
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