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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: 'All the evils in the world are ideologically driven: the Crusades, the Holocaust, no third-party apps on the iPhone..'

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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'All the evils in the world are ideologically driven: the Crusades, the Holocaust, no third-party apps on the iPhone..'



* Literature/TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.
* BuffySpeak: The Place of Things and Stuff.
* CrossoverCosmology: While Mr. Deity is the only god to appear on screen, the Greek gods and Allah have been mentioned as existing in this universe and having offscreen conversations with Mr. Deity.
** Technically, Allah did appear on-screen in Season 4. Said screen however, was completely black, them being in a dark matter showroom and all.

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* Literature/TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.
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%%* BuffySpeak: The Place of Things and Stuff.
* CrossoverCosmology: While Mr. Deity is the only god to appear on screen, the Greek gods and Allah [[note]]When he appears, the screen is completely black, them being in a dark matter showroom and all.[[/note]] have been mentioned as existing in this universe and having offscreen conversations with Mr. Deity.
** Technically, Allah did appear on-screen in Season 4. Said screen however, was completely black, them being in a dark matter showroom and all.
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** He also refuses to allow humans to harm each other just by thoughts.

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** He also refuses to allow humans to harm each other just by thoughts.



* {{God}}

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** GodIsFlawed: Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.
*** GodIsInept
** GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: The show is somewhat inconsistent on this. Lucy is usually the first to object to anything in "[[Literature/TheBible the script]]" promoting violence or hatred, but she's also completely casual about arranging all manner of eternal tortures for minor crimes in her first appearance, when asked to make an alternative philosophy to Jesus's suggests inventing Nazism, and in a meeting with David Silverman the two resolve to "stop eating babies".

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** * GodIsFlawed: Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.
*** %%* GodIsInept
** * GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: The show is somewhat inconsistent on this. Lucy is usually the first to object to anything in "[[Literature/TheBible the script]]" promoting violence or hatred, but she's also completely casual about arranging all manner of eternal tortures for minor crimes in her first appearance, when asked to make an alternative philosophy to Jesus's suggests inventing Nazism, and in a meeting with David Silverman the two resolve to "stop eating babies".



* JesusWasWayCool: He's the OnlySaneMan in heaven.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Mr. Deity is essentially a George Lucas parody who has control of all creation.
** At least a significant chunk of creation, anyways. There's a mention, in Season 3, of what the Greek gods are giving ''their'' people, in comparison to what Mr. Deity has come up with.

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* %%* JesusWasWayCool: He's the OnlySaneMan in heaven.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Mr. Deity is essentially a George Lucas parody who has control of all creation.
** At
creation, or at least a significant chunk of creation, anyways. There's a mention, in Season 3, of what the it. The Greek gods are giving ''their'' people, people something, in comparison to what Mr. Deity has come up with.



* {{Prequel}}: Season 4 explains how Mr. Deity got started.

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* %%* {{Prequel}}: Season 4 explains how Mr. Deity got started.



* PurelyAestheticEra: But {{justified}} as the main characters all have the ability to time travel, as does anyone else in Heaven.
* {{Retcon}}: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.

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* %%* PurelyAestheticEra: But {{justified}} as the main characters all have the ability to time travel, as does anyone else in Heaven.
* %%* {{Retcon}}: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.



* {{Satan}}
* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent (but see GodIsEvil above).
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Parodied, sort of; at the end of every short since about Season 2, Brian Keith Dalton shows up and both (a) thanks the audience for watching and (b) essentially begs for money. He at least has the decency to be reasonably funny, clever and entertaining about it, though. Except for the end of [[BrokenBase Mr. Deity]] [[DateRape and the Hat]].

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* %%* {{Satan}}
* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent (but see GodIsEvil above).
decent.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Parodied, sort of; at the end of every short since about Season 2, Brian Keith Dalton shows up and both (a) thanks the audience for watching and (b) essentially begs for money. He at least has the decency to be reasonably funny, clever and entertaining about it, though. Except for the end of [[BrokenBase Mr. Deity]] Deity and [[DateRape and the Hat]].



-->'''Mr. Deity''': My chosen people? Are you kidding me? That's never gonna happen, I mean who doesn't love my chosen people?

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-->'''Mr.--->'''Mr. Deity''': My chosen people? Are you kidding me? That's never gonna happen, I mean who doesn't love my chosen people?



-->'''Jesse''': Sir, the people down there? They're gonna think that you don't want them to use your name, like "Oh my God"-you love that one! And, or what about "God damn it!"\\

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-->'''Jesse''': --->'''Jesse''': Sir, the people down there? They're gonna think that you don't want them to use your name, like "Oh my God"-you love that one! And, or what about "God damn it!"\\



* TopTenList: The commandments.

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* %%* TopTenList: The commandments.


** This trope is present from the beginning. The very first episode had Mr. Deity deciding whether to allow the presence of evils such as Down's Syndrome, natural disasters, holocausts, CelineDion...

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** This trope is present from the beginning. The very first episode had Mr. Deity deciding whether to allow the presence of evils such as Down's Syndrome, natural disasters, holocausts, CelineDion...Music/CelineDion...


* AffectionateParody: Of all religion, but specifically Literature/TheBible (and Literature/TheBookOfMormon, since that is the faith he was raised in).
** At least at times. Some jokes are pretty friendly, and could easily be shared at church or sunday school, such as Mr. Deity using a clapper for when he said "Let there be light." Others are some pretty biting satire of legitimate concerns about the most common portrayals of the Biblical God, with the first episode featuring Mr. Deity allowing all sorts of horrible things in his creation, even after being told that there was no reason to do so.


As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].

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As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].
offensive]] (on many occasions at least).

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Zig-zagged. The show makes a point of noting that, despite what his followers might claim, Mr. Deity has nothing against black people, homosexuals or Jews. However, he's often misogynistic and really, ''really'' hates atheists.


-->'''Larry:''' You opened Pandora's box?

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-->'''Larry:''' You opened Pandora's box?PandorasBox?

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* AffablyEvil: Despite having committed or ordered genocide on numerous occasions, Mr. Deity tends to come across as a loveable goofball once you actually meet him.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.


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* EveryoneHasStandards: Mr. Deity is the master of InsaneTrollLogic, but even he thinks Bill O'Reilly labelling Christianity a "philosophy" rather than a religion is ridiculous.
* TheGhost: [[CrossoverCosmology The Greek gods have been confirmed to exist in a few episodes,]] but haven't made an appearance.


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* TemptingFate:
** In "Mr. Deity and the Promised Land", when Larry points out to Mr. Deity the possibility that someone might one day try to wipe out the Jews the same way they wiped out the Canaanites:
-->'''Mr. Deity''': My chosen people? Are you kidding me? That's never gonna happen, I mean who doesn't love my chosen people?
** In "Mr. Deity and the Top Ten", when Mr. Deity comes up with the "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain" commandment and explains that it means "don't do evil in My name".
-->'''Jesse''': Sir, the people down there? They're gonna think that you don't want them to use your name, like "Oh my God"-you love that one! And, or what about "God damn it!"\\
'''Mr. Deity''': Well, I'm the {{God}} of the Universe and they think I'm gonna be that petty? God isn't even my real name, it's a stage name, you know that.


* PsychopathicManchild: Mr. Deity is a Type C. He's a [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]] who deliberately allows all sorts of evil things into his creation for no real reason and frequently inflicts [[DisproportionateRetribution horrifically cruel punishments for minor crimes]], but behaves in a very childish manner, particularly in the way he reacts to criticism.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Mr. Deity is a Type C. He's a [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]] who deliberately allows all sorts of evil things into his creation for no real reason and frequently inflicts [[DisproportionateRetribution horrifically cruel punishments for minor crimes]], but behaves in a very childish manner, particularly in the way he reacts to criticism. One episode had him refuse to believe that SantaClaus isn't real.

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Dalton has a second series, ''The Way of the Mister'', which talks more broadly on religion (and more specifically on Mormonism, the faith he grew up in) and the various conflicts in atheism, sometimes with a satirical bent.


* AffectionateParody: Of all religion, but specifically Literature/TheBible.

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* AffectionateParody: Of all religion, but specifically Literature/TheBible.Literature/TheBible (and Literature/TheBookOfMormon, since that is the faith he was raised in).

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* PsychopathicManchild: Mr. Deity is a Type C. He's a [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]] who deliberately allows all sorts of evil things into his creation for no real reason and frequently inflicts [[DisproportionateRetribution horrifically cruel punishments for minor crimes]], but behaves in a very childish manner, particularly in the way he reacts to criticism.


* AffectionateParody: Of all religion, but specifically TheBible.

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* AffectionateParody: Of all religion, but specifically TheBible.Literature/TheBible.

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*** GodIsInept


* SanityBall: Gets passed around a lot as Mr. Deity is such a CloudCuckooLander that pretty much anyone seems reasonable in comparison, but mainly between Jesse, Lucy, and Larry. Mr. Deity himself does get it though on a few occasions, particularly Mr. Deity and the Hat and Mr. Deity and the Philosophy.



* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent.

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* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent.decent (but see GodIsEvil above).

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