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** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of God ([[HaveYouSeenMyGod who's AWOL]]) because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.

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** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of God ([[HaveYouSeenMyGod who's AWOL]]) because they need his help to keep prevent Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.


** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of God because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.

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** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of God ([[HaveYouSeenMyGod who's AWOL]]) because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.


** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of Hell because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.

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** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of Hell God because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.


* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E11AppointmentInSamarra "Appointment in Samarra"]] Death gives Dean his ring and has him walk a mile in his shoes. After Dean has to kill a LittlestCancerPatient, Death remarks to him that some days he wishes he didn't have the job.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E11AppointmentInSamarra "Appointment in Samarra"]] Death gives Dean his ring and has him walk a mile in his shoes. After Dean has to kill a LittlestCancerPatient, Death remarks to him that some days he wishes he didn't have the job.job.
** In season 13, the remaining Angels allow Lucifer to take over the throne of Hell because they need his help to keep Heaven from collapsing, and he promised to make more Angels. Lucifer attempts to respond to prayers, but he ignores most of them to intervene in an exorcism. While the priests are thankful that he banished the demon, they're not so happy when he tells them his name. He just disintegrates them after failing to calm them down. Annael outright [[TheDevilIsALoser calls him a loser]] who doesn't hold a candle to his Father.


* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just ''[[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul make'' [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul people be happy]] because he has to abide by free will.

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* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just ''[[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul make'' make]]'' [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul people be happy]] because he has to abide by free will.


* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just ''[[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul make'' [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul ]]people be happy]] because he has to abide by free will.

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* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just ''[[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul make'' [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul ]]people people be happy]] because he has to abide by free will.


* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just make people be happy because he has to abide by free will.

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* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just make people ''[[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul make'' [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul ]]people be happy happy]] because he has to abide by free will.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' includes a [[EarWorm rather catchy]] song called "It's Tough to Be a God," sung by the ConMan protagonists about their GodGuise. Of course, [[SubvertedTrope it's mostly about the luxury that they plan to exploit from the situation]]. On the other hand, [[DoubleSubverted their plan naturally winds up having some bugs]] as time goes on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' includes a [[EarWorm rather catchy]] catchy song called "It's Tough to Be a God," sung by the ConMan protagonists about their GodGuise. Of course, [[SubvertedTrope it's mostly about the luxury that they plan to exploit from the situation]]. On the other hand, [[DoubleSubverted their plan naturally winds up having some bugs]] as time goes on.


* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just make people be happy because he has to abide by free will.

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* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': The movie explores this trope in detail, with God [[GodForADay giving a mere mortal (Bruce) all his powers for a short time]], to teach him a few things. Bruce at first thinks he can do a better job than God, but has trouble even dealing with prayers from his own neighbourhood, let alone the world. His attempt to make everyone happy (and deal with his workload) by just giving a blanket "yes" to every request results in everyone winning the lottery (and getting a grand total of $17 apiece because of how many people the jackpot had to be split between) and rioting. And most importantly, he can't just make people be happy because he has to abide by free will.

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* ''Videogame/MortalKombat11'': After defeating Kronika, the titan that controls time, [[spoiler:Fire God Liu Kang is tasked with being the new watcher and keeper of time and, unable to handle the job alone, brings his beloved Kitana to do this duty together. Further, in his Tower ending, Liu Kang appoints his most trusted friends and allies to be the new Elder Gods that govern the MK multiverse. However, he is haunted about many of the decisions he needs to make to protect the realms, as well as mournful that he and Kitana will never enjoy being able to marry and make one-another happy.]]


-> '''Bender:''' I was God once.
-> '''God Entity:''' I saw. You were doing very well, until everyone died.

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-> '''Bender:''' '''Bender''': I was God once.
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'''God Entity:''' Entity''': I saw. You were doing very well, until everyone died.



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-->'''Bruce:''' How do you make someone love you without affecting free will?
-->'''God:''' Son... {{welcome to my world}}.

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-->'''Bruce:''' -->'''Bruce''': How do you make someone love you without affecting free will?
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'''God''':
Son... {{welcome to my world}}.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' includes a [[EarWorm rather catchy]] song called "It's Tough to Be a God," sung by the ConMan protagonists about their GodGuise. Of course, [[SubvertedTrope it's mostly about the luxury that they plan to exploit from the situation]]. On the other hand, [[DoubleSubverted their plan naturally winds up having some bugs]] as time goes on.
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* Harmony ([[spoiler: Sazed from the original Mistborn trilogy, fused with the essences of Preservation and Ruin and ascended to godhood]]) from ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'' points this out to Wax, pointing to moral dilemmas in particular.


Godhood ain't all it's cracked up to be. It's a huge responsibility being in charge of all creation; it's a 24/7 job with no holidays, you never get a break for all of eternity, then there's having to deal with the petty behavior of lesser mortals, some of whom outright refuse to acknowledge everything I do for them, while others commit horrible acts in your name and give you a bad reputation. And the prayers, oh my, the '''prayers'''! Will they ever stop?!? You want the job? [[GodJob Here, you can have it]]. But don't say we didn't warn you.

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Godhood ain't all it's cracked up to be. It's a huge responsibility being in charge of all creation; it's a 24/7 job with no holidays, you never get a break for all of eternity, then there's having to deal with the petty behavior of lesser mortals, some of whom outright refuse to acknowledge everything I you do for them, while others commit horrible acts in your name and give you a bad reputation. And the prayers, oh my, the '''prayers'''! Will they ever stop?!? stop?!?

You want the job? [[GodJob Here, you can have it]]. But don't say we didn't warn you.


Godhood ain't all it's cracked up to be. It's a huge responsibility being in charge of all creation; 24/7 job, no holidays. You never get a break. All of eternity. Then there's having to deal with the petty behaviour of lesser mortals, some of whom outright refuse to acknowledge everything I do for them, while others commit horrible acts in your name and give you a bad reputation. And the prayers. Oh my, the '''prayers'''! Will they ever stop!?! You want the job? [[GodJob Here, you can have it]]. But don't say we didn't warn you.

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Godhood ain't all it's cracked up to be. It's a huge responsibility being in charge of all creation; it's a 24/7 job, job with no holidays. You holidays, you never get a break. All break for all of eternity. Then eternity, then there's having to deal with the petty behaviour behavior of lesser mortals, some of whom outright refuse to acknowledge everything I do for them, while others commit horrible acts in your name and give you a bad reputation. And the prayers. Oh prayers, oh my, the '''prayers'''! Will they ever stop!?! stop?!? You want the job? [[GodJob Here, you can have it]]. But don't say we didn't warn you.

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