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'''Basic Trope''': In a fantasy work, a god's power is proportional to the number of believers he or she has, and how strongly they believe in him or her.

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'''Basic Trope''': In a fantasy work, a god's power is proportional to the number of believers he or she has, they have, and how strongly they believe in him or her.them.



* '''Downplayed''': Odin exists regardless of who believes in him but his powers are connected with his own sense of worth. So as long as his confidence is up, he is powerful. His own friends can boost his powers with words of encouragement but if millions of people worship him, that is certainly a good thing.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Odin exists regardless of who believes in him but his powers are connected with his own sense of worth. So as long as his confidence is up, he is powerful. His own friends can boost his powers with words of encouragement but if millions of people worship him, that is certainly a good thing.

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** Odin exists and has power one way or the other, but he gets stronger when hes being worshiped.

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** He isn't ''physically'' affected by lack of worship, but [[TheAloner he gets extremely lonely without followers.]]


** Odin is lying, [[GenreSavvy so no-one gets any bright ideas.]]

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** Odin is lying, [[GenreSavvy so no-one gets any bright ideas.]]



* '''Lampshaded''': A GenreSavvy Character says; "I don't get how believing it makes it true. How do they do that?"
* '''Invoked''': A GenreSavvy Character tells everyone to believe in Odin so that he can grow powerful and smite their enemies.
* '''Exploited''': A GenreSavvy Character sabotages belief in Odin and then [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu coerces him into working for him or her]] in exchange for a revival in belief.

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* '''Lampshaded''': A GenreSavvy Character character says; "I don't get how believing it makes it true. How do they do that?"
* '''Invoked''': A GenreSavvy Character character tells everyone to believe in Odin so that he can grow powerful and smite their enemies.
* '''Exploited''': A GenreSavvy Character character sabotages belief in Odin and then [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu coerces him into working for him or her]] in exchange for a revival in belief.

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** The fact that gods only exist if people believe in them leads to them being, essentially, just another product of MagicAIsMagicA, no different from a wizard's fireballs or a paladin's HealingHands. Furthermore, this lends a lot more weight to powerful entities declaring "AGodAmI", and arguably allows mortals to be superior since their continued existence and power is ''not'' dependent on whether other mortals believe they have it or not.


* '''Inverted''': Odin actually gets weaker the more people believe in him.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Odin actually gets weaker the more people believe in him.him.
** More people believe in Odin after he gets stronger.


* '''Implied''': The heroes find Odin who is now a homeless old man begging for change. They ask what happened to him and he simply mutters, "When was the last time you knew of someone who worshipped me?".



* '''Played For Laughs''': There is a retirement home in Florida, filled with the old gods such as Ra and Odin. As it turns out, they lost their powers once people stopped worshipping them. Not that it bothers them. They only care about taking naps and shuffleboard these days.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': There is a retirement home in Florida, filled with the old gods such as Ra and Odin. As it turns out, they lost their powers once people stopped worshipping worshiping them. Not that it bothers them. They only care about taking naps and shuffleboard these days.



* '''Implied''': The heroes find Odin who is now a homeless old man begging for change. They ask what happened to him and he simply mutters, "When was the last time you knew of someone who worshipped me?".


* '''Reconstructed''': Odin turns out to be a merciful god, or is taught humility by a brief spell with fewer believers fueling his powers.
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* '''Reconstructed''': Odin turns out to be a merciful god, or is taught humility by a brief spell with fewer believers fueling his powers.
* '''Implied''':
powers.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Odin exists regardless of who believes in him but his powers are connected with his own sense of worth. So as long as his confidence is up, he is powerful. His own friends can boost his powers with words of encouragement but if millions of people worship him, that is certainly a good thing.



** Gods are essentially ideas. If no-one thinks about them, they can't exist.

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** Gods are essentially ideas. If no-one no one thinks about them, they can't exist.



* '''Implied''':
* '''Played For Laughs''': There is a retirement home in Florida, filled with the old gods such as Ra and Odin. As it turns out, they lost their powers once people stopped worshipping them. Not that it bothers them. They only care about taking naps and shuffleboard these days.
* '''Played For Drama''': A dying god recounts how mighty he was when he was the sole deity of the planet but now that only a handful of people believe in him, he is slowly fading away and can do nothing as he watches his few remaining followers cease to believe in him or die out.
* '''Implied''': The heroes find Odin who is now a homeless old man begging for change. They ask what happened to him and he simply mutters, "When was the last time you knew of someone who worshipped me?".



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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
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** The gods created by and gaining power through worship create their own gods who gain power through their worship

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** The gods created by and gaining power through worship create their own gods who gain power through their worshipworship.
* '''Downplayed''': ???



** The believers are all {{Reality Warper}}s who ''make'' him exist when they believe in him.

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** The believers are all {{Reality Warper}}s who ''make'' him exist when they believe in him.



* '''Parodied''': Belief and manifestation are so strongly intertwined that a follower of Odin changes their own beliefs just to get to see Odin wearing a tutu.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Belief and manifestation are so strongly intertwined that a follower of Odin changes their own beliefs just to get to see Odin wearing a tutu.



* '''Deconstructed''': Odin becomes so powerful that he now has power over the rest of humanity, and begins smiting people who aren't his believers because they cannot resist him.
** Emperor Evulz manages to become a GodOfEvil by convincing his followers to worship him.
* '''Reconstructed''': Odin turns out to be a merciful god, or is taught humility by a brief spell with fewer believers fuelling his powers.



* '''Discussed''': "We're losing the war because no-one properly believes in Odn any more. If they did, he'd be a powerful ally, but as it is he can't help us"

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* '''Discussed''': "We're losing the war because no-one properly believes in Odn Odin any more. If they did, he'd be a powerful ally, but as it is he can't help us"



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Odin becomes so powerful that he now has power over the rest of humanity, and begins smiting people who aren't his believers because they cannot resist him.
** Emperor Evulz manages to become a GodOfEvil by convincing his followers to worship him.
* '''Reconstructed''': Odin turns out to be a merciful god, or is taught humility by a brief spell with fewer believers fueling his powers.



Back to GodsNeedPrayerBadly, and on your way out, would you give just two prayers a month for the guy in the corner? Save The Gods charity fund. Please. [[HumanSacrifice Give Blood]].

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Back to GodsNeedPrayerBadly, and on your way out, would you give just two prayers a month for the guy in the corner? Save The Gods charity fund. Please. And remember: [[HumanSacrifice Give Blood]].blood, give life]].
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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** Emperor Evulz manages to become a GodOfEvil by convincing his followers to worship him.

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** Capitalism, greed, and materialism becomes so widespread that money becomes a god and starts causing miracles.


* '''Exaggerated''': One person's belief gives Odin omnipotence.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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One person's belief gives Odin omnipotence.



* '''Justified''': In the fantasy setting, belief is shown to influence reality enough to allow this to happen.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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In the fantasy setting, belief is shown to influence reality enough to allow this to happen.



* '''Double Subverted''': Until Ra mocks him for having no followers, at which point Odin vanishes in a PuffOfLogic.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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Until Ra mocks him for having no followers, at which point Odin vanishes in a PuffOfLogic.



* '''Enforced''': ExecutiveMeddling and/or the authors: "The god is too powerful, he's a GameBreaker, but I don't want to tone him down too much. How about GodsNeedPrayerBadly? It'd make a nice allegory for belief, too."

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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ExecutiveMeddling and/or the authors: "The god is too powerful, he's a GameBreaker, but I don't want to tone him down too much. How about GodsNeedPrayerBadly? It'd make a nice allegory for belief, too."

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** The gods created by and gaining power through worship create their own gods who gain power through their worship


** The belivers are all [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]] who ''make'' him exist when they believe in him.

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** The belivers believers are all [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]] {{Reality Warper}}s who ''make'' him exist when they believe in him.

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