God is the creator of the world, the designer of the human race, and the supreme power in the universe. He also considers humans to be nothing but a culture of bacteria He is experimenting with, to be snuffed out when they overextend their bounds - or when He grows tired of the experiment.
Elysium the Creator is known to create humanity and manipulate her creations into violence and misery and she is amused by it.
Zig Zagged: God keeps the world in a miserable state, but He reveals to the heroes that this is for humanity's development.... until God sends the heroes to Hell to be relentlessly tortured For the Evulz.
Invoked: Evil sorceress Alice summons Bob the Eater of Worlds and Mutilator of the Unborn! Alice makes a point of researching into Bob to make sure he's a sufficiently evil enough god to do her bidding.
Exploited: A person is given godlike powers for the sole reason of corrupting him.
Elysium the Creator behaves cruelly towards humanity so bad that they all decided to align themselves with Lucia, who's proven to be a pretty decent person unlike their creator. This angers Elysium to the point where She decides to cast humanity and Lucia into the Lake Of Fire for all of eternity, refusing to realize that it's Her cruelty that's driven humanity away from Her.