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* '''Double Subverted''': ...just before they all [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk treat them crueler than they could possibly imagine]].

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...just before they [[TheSociopath they]] all [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk treat them crueler than they could possibly imagine]].


* '''Played For Laughs''': The gods aren't even mean to mortals. [[UngratefulBastard Mortals still think the gods are jerks.]]

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
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The gods aren't even mean to mortals. [[UngratefulBastard Mortals still think the gods are jerks.]]]]
** The gods cross over into ComedicSociopathy.


** The gods are not only jerks to mortals, but also to each other.

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** The gods are not only jerks to mortals, but [[WorldOfJerkass also to each other.other]].


* '''Parodied''': God's fist crushes humans from time to time.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
God's fist crushes humans from time to time. time.
** The gods scowl at the audience by BreakingTheFourthWall.


** The gods are seen as sadistic and monstrous to mortal beings and will always use DisproportionateRetribution.

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** The gods are seen as sadistic and monstrous [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] to mortal beings and will always use DisproportionateRetribution.


* '''Downplayed''':
** The gods are aloof and apathetic to mortal beings which can make them come across as jerks.
** The gods are JerksWithHeartsOfGold.

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* '''Downplayed''':
**
'''Downplayed''': The gods are aloof and apathetic to mortal beings which can make them come across as jerks.
** The gods are JerksWithHeartsOfGold.
jerks.


* '''Downplayed''': The gods are aloof and apathetic to mortal beings which can make them come across as jerks.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
**
The gods are aloof and apathetic to mortal beings which can make them come across as jerks.jerks.
** The gods are JerksWithHeartsOfGold.


* '''Justified''': As higher beings, they have no reason to sympathize with puny mortals.

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* '''Justified''': As higher beings, they have no reason to care or sympathize with puny mortals.mortals. All they care about is doing whatever they want with them and nothing else.



* '''Subverted''': The gods turn out to have a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft spot for the mortals deep down inside]].

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The gods turn out to have a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft spot for the mortals deep down inside]].



* '''Averted''': The gods are neither cruel or kind.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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The gods are neither cruel or kind.kind.
** The gods don't exist.



* '''Lampshaded''': "I [[NayTheist hate the gods.]] They're massive jerks."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "I [[NayTheist "[[NayTheist I hate the gods.]] They're massive jerks."

Added DiffLines:

** While most gods play this trope perfectly straight, we then meet [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Serenity]], goddess of the harvest, who aids the heroes with her divine powers.


* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???God's fist crushes humans from time to time.


* '''Implied''': Unfortunate events keep on happening to the characters.



* '''Implied''': Unfortunate events keep on happening to the characters.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': It shows that the gods were never good anyway.


Back to Jerkass- GREAT! JUST GREAT! [[JerkassGods THE GODS ERASED THE LINK!]] [BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]

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Back to Jerkass- GREAT! JUST GREAT! [[JerkassGods THE GODS ERASED THE LINK!]] [BigNo [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]


* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"I think our gods might not be so good after all..."
* '''Conversed''': ???"Whats with deities and acting cruelly?!"



* '''Played For Drama''': The gods end up erasing themselves from existence because they treated their worshippers cruelly. Only one god doesn't do so and suffers from SurvivorGuilt.

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* '''Played For Drama''': The gods end up erasing themselves from existence because they treated their worshippers cruelly. cruelly, and [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly their worshippers decide to stop believing in the gods]]. Only one god doesn't do so treats their worshippers kindly and suffers from SurvivorGuilt.



Back to JerkassGods.

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Back to JerkassGods.Jerkass- GREAT! JUST GREAT! [[JerkassGods THE GODS ERASED THE LINK!]] [BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]


** The gods are seen as sadistic and monstrous to mortal beings and will always used to {{disproportionate|Retribution}}ly punishing them.

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** The gods are seen as sadistic and monstrous to mortal beings and will always used to {{disproportionate|Retribution}}ly punishing them.use DisproportionateRetribution.



* '''Justified''': As higher beings they have no reason to sympathize with puny mortals.

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* '''Justified''': As higher beings beings, they have no reason to sympathize with puny mortals.



* '''Double Subverted''': ...just before they all [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk treat them more cruel than they could possibly imagine]].

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...just before they all [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk treat them more cruel crueler than they could possibly imagine]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': It appears that the gods can vary between cruel and kind whether they were having a bad day or when they're nice when they feel like it.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': It Zagged''':
**It
appears that the gods can vary between cruel and kind whether they were having a bad day or when they're nice when they feel like it.it.
**Alternatively, some gods are cruel while others are kind.



* '''Implied''': Unfortunate events keep on happening to the characters.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': It shows that the gods were never good anyway.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The gods aren't even mean to mortals. [[UngratefulBastard Mortals still think the gods are jerks.]]
* '''Played For Drama''': The gods end up erasing themselves from existence because they treated their worshippers cruelly. Only one god doesn't do so and suffers from SurvivorGuilt.



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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???A mortal who already treats their fellow humans as playthings seeks to ascend to godhood in order to more openly get away with it.



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???'''Defied''':
** Somebody decides to {{kill the god}}s to deal with the problem permanently.
** The gods recognize that mortals could, potentially end them -- whether by [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly lack of worship]] or blunt deicide -- and so keep at least decent relationships.

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