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.
    • On the villainous side, a Sinister Minister gets away with his actions because he claims to serve God... and God is Good, right?
  • 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."
  • Deconstructed: Good or not, people still find reasons to Rage Against the Heavens, to say nothing of people like the Sinister Minister, who distorts the perception of God in the world. Plus, there's no shortage of evil people in the world (up to and including a Complete Monster), so how good can God really be?
  • Reconstructed: There still exists a being that wants what's best for the world, even if that includes bastardly humans. Things may look bleak now... but Hope Springs Eternal.
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