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Having some trouble with Garai as a Christ Figure: not only is he incredibly ineffective for the most part, but he's also rather dim, inclined to let his libido cloud his judgment, and incredibly self-deluding, even if you don't take into account the whole child-molesting issue. Is the Christ Figure trope really this broad?

lebrel: Christ Figure redirects to Messianic Archetype, which says "They are portrayed as a savior, whether the thing they are saving is a person, a lot of people or the whole of humanity. They endure a sizable sacrifice as the means of bringing that salvation about for others, a fate they do not deserve up to and including death or a Fate Worse Than Death." Garai has some aspects of this, but I'm not sure they extend to the point where he fits the Messianic Archetype.