Playing With: God Is Good
Basic Trope: A benevolent supreme being.
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- 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.
- God created the world for the sole purpose of giving humanity a life where there are absolutely no crime, traumas, hardships, conflict, catastrophes, sadness, despair, anger, jealousy, disease, or any other negative things; Everyone is incapable of sinning.
- God is the ultimate force of good who treats everybody like old friends, even Satan.
- Downplayed: Despite His strictness with His laws, fiery temper, and indifferent atittude towards humanity, God is the greatest force of good nonetheless.
- 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.
- 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:
- This was to test humanity's faith in Him. Because they have endured the trials and tribulations, God rewards humanity with more blessings.
- This was because humanity corrupted themselves into sin. As they all have repented, God forgives them and everything is set right.
- Humans agree with the reasoning. Why argue with 'love each other' and other such benevolent ideas.
- 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: ???
- 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.
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:
- God regularly grants the heroes supernatural aid to fight evil but never enough to vanquish it. He doesn't tell them why and berates them for questioning Him. This creates daily conflict within The Team and eventually leads to betrayal, abandonment and death. God later explains His Omniscient Morality License; the betrayal was to convert enemies, the abandonment was to create allies for Gondor Calls for Aid and the death for coming back stronger. Some of the heroes call Him out for this.
- God is so good that He's benevolent to everyone, including the people who really don't deserve His kindness. As a result, the forces of evil succeed as often as the forces of good because He's being nice to both sides.
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