Playing With / God is Good

Basic Trope: A benevolent supreme being.
  • Straight: God is the creator of the world and the designer of the human race, and the supreme power in the universe. He is a moral advisor and greatest force of good to all humans in their daily affairs and they all show gratitude for His benevolence.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Despite His strictness with His laws, fiery temper, and indifferent atittude towards humanity, God is the greatest force of good nonetheless.
  • Justified:
    • Being the Supreme Creator of Everything means being able to decide what the definition of good is.
    • As the Creator of all life, God possesses a deep love towards all of them and sincerely wants good things for them.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • God gives humanity an abundant life, but later decides to torture humanity by summoning catastrophic evils to befall the earth.
    • Since God decides what is good then his claim of being good is based entirely on Circular Reasoning.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
    • God gives humanity raining candy. They all thanked Him while being stuffed.
    • God is Stupid Good.
  • Zig Zagged: On one day God sends a Bolt of Divine Retribution to defeat the Monster of the Week; the next day He's missing entirely. The day after that He sends a Holy Hand Grenade and the day after that He does nothing but tell a Good Shepherd to fix the problem.
  • Averted: God is neither good nor evil.
  • Enforced: The writer (who happens to be a Christian) wants to create a story to counteract a theory about God being evil.
  • Lampshaded: "Wow. God is such a Nice Guy, isn't He?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited:
    • God uses His benevolence to lure humanity to Him just so they can worship Him.
    • Bob, a paladin, uses God's reputation for goodness to convince the locals to help him smite a local evil.
  • Defied:
    • "I'm not going to let humanity enjoy their lives. I'm going to make them suffer!"
    • A God of Evil (or a comparably powerful entity) manages to take control of the benevolent God, and starts using its powers to inflict harm upon its creation.
  • Discussed:
    Bob: "God is good, isn't He?"
    Charlie: "All the time; all the time."
    Bob: "God is good."
  • Conversed: "So Troper Show has a benevolent God-equivalent, huh? I wonder how the writers can do that without it being a Story-Breaker Power."
  • Played For Drama:

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