History Main / AllHailTheGreatGodMickey

29th Oct '17 2:40:31 PM Discar
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* Reverend Theo Forbius, resident Chaplain for Tagon's Toughs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', refers to '[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Gospel of Uncle Benjamin]]' when confronted with the quote ''"With great power comes great responsibility"'' and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Greyskull's Power]] as part of an exorcism rite (the first time was in a dream sequence, but the second was a direct reference of his own).

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
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Reverend Theo Forbius, resident Chaplain for Tagon's Toughs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Toughs, refers to '[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Gospel of Uncle Benjamin]]' when confronted with the quote ''"With great power comes great responsibility"'' and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Greyskull's Power]] as part of an exorcism rite (the first time was in a dream sequence, but the second was a direct reference of his own).own).
** When Admiral Emm performs a wedding for Theo and his fiance, it takes about thirty seconds, and most of that is just declaring her legal ability to marry them. She explains that her parents were "Orthodox Las Veganists," First Church of [[Music/ElvisPresley the King]].
13th Oct '17 6:19:08 AM CosmicFerret
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* On BabylonFive, G'Kar wonders if WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is some sort of household god in Earth religions upon seeing a poster in Garibaldi's quarters.

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* On BabylonFive, Series/BabylonFive, G'Kar wonders if WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is some sort of household god in Earth religions upon seeing a poster in Garibaldi's quarters.
26th Sep '17 11:41:58 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' there's a religion that worships Elvis. It's only 100 years in the future and there hasn't been any great catastrophe, so they know who he was, but someone in Memphis was supposedly healed by a vision of Elvis, which lead to an evangelical Christan movement called the Sons and Daughters of the King (also known as the Presleyan Heresy). It's even schismed; one leader (derisively known as "the Colonel") declared that all images of Elvis should be from his early years, leading to a split between the Sons and Daughters of the King (the Younger) and the Sons and Daughters of the King (the Elder).
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* In the ''Music/MitchBenn's Crimes Against Music'' episode "Fans", Mitch suggests the Church of Elvis [[CreatorWorship already exists]].
-->Oh, Elvis, our King, in heaven above,\\
How gentle your mercy, how tender your love,\\
You died for our sins, of this we are sure,\\
So keep us, we pray. Amen. Uh-huh-huh.
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4th Sep '17 7:19:59 PM PaulA
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** Followers of Occultism's Lore of the Old Ones are not aware that the writings of HPLovecraft were intended as fiction, and regard them as holy documents offering both wisdom and warning. The Lore of the Masons likewise misinterprets Freemasonry as an independent religion rather than a fraternal brotherhood.

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** Followers of Occultism's Lore of the Old Ones are not aware that the writings of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft were intended as fiction, and regard them as holy documents offering both wisdom and warning. The Lore of the Masons likewise misinterprets Freemasonry as an independent religion rather than a fraternal brotherhood.
26th Aug '17 11:26:13 AM Motherdragon64
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*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns a copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.

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*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns a copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use. This was also the reason why none of Presley's songs appeared on the radio.
5th Aug '17 5:30:06 PM Franco-America2018
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating, since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
* That's not the first time ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has misconstrued pre-war information as some kind of religion. In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC "The Pitt", your reward for [[GuideDangIt finding all 100 ingots]] in the steelyard is [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a suit of power armor]]. While it resembles [[BigBad Ashur's]] own suit, Everett mentions that some of the local tribals fashioned this power armor to resemble their "gods". Although the colors are faded, the armor is clearly decked out in the black and yellow colors of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Pittsburgh Steelers]]. Ashur's own armor has an identical color scheme, so it's possible he's simply exploiting local superstitions to appear as a "god".
** Then there's also the fact that Abraham Lincoln (via the remnants of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Gettysburg Address is still legible) is seen as something of a deity to freed slaves.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating, since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
* That's not the first time the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe has misconstrued pre-war information as some kind of religion. religion.
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In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC "The Pitt", your reward for [[GuideDangIt finding all 100 ingots]] in the steelyard is [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a suit of power armor]]. While it resembles [[BigBad Ashur's]] own suit, Everett mentions that some of the local tribals fashioned this power armor to resemble their "gods". Although the colors are faded, the armor is clearly decked out in the black and yellow colors of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Pittsburgh Steelers]]. Ashur's own armor has an identical color scheme, so it's possible he's simply exploiting local superstitions to appear as a "god".
** *** Then there's also the fact that Abraham Lincoln (via the remnants of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Gettysburg Address is still legible) is seen as something of a deity to freed slaves.slaves.
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
*** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns a copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
*** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
5th Aug '17 5:20:58 PM Franco-America2018
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** In another episode, Cartman tells Butters that the government is watching everything they do, and Butters interprets that as the government being a benevolent god. He and a handful of converts start confessing their sins at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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** In another episode, Cartman tells Butters that the government is watching everything they do, and Butters interprets misinterprets that as the government being is a literal benevolent god. He and a handful of converts start confessing their sins at the Department of Motor Vehicles.Vehicles like actual church and this [[UnwantedFalseFaith piss off employee]].
27th Jul '17 1:29:31 AM Onlythrice
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** The Rail Nomads are a group of tribal Native Americans who live in train cars and worship John Henry as well as Choo Choo Charlie from old Good & Plenty candy commercials.
2nd May '17 8:40:00 PM CaptEquinox
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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis of ''Franchise/StarWars''. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.

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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis Jedi of ''Franchise/StarWars''. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.religion.
*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jediism#Legal_recognition And it's not for lack of trying]]...
2nd May '17 8:30:53 PM CaptEquinox
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* From 1939 to 1941, Nelson S. Bond wrote a series of science fiction shorts about Meg, a priestess of a LadyLand who rebels against her tribe, partly by taking a man as an equal partner. A typical story, "Magic City", describes the journey from the land of Jinnia (in the country of Tizathy: at one point Meg actually recites an ancient magical incantation that begins with the line, "My country, Tizathy") to the far-off city of Noork, to slay Death who dwells in a temple called Slukes. When Meg's companion points out that the temple is clearly marked '''STLUKES''', she assures him that the "t" is silent. Later on, Meg stops a band of marauders by standing in their way, raising an arm and yelling "HOLD!"; she's got a big book in her other hand, and is mistaken for a familiar New York landmark which everyone has naturally assumed to be the image of a goddess.

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* From 1939 to 1941, Nelson S. Bond wrote a series of science fiction shorts about Meg, a priestess of a LadyLand who rebels against her tribe, partly by taking a man as an equal partner. A typical story, "Magic City", describes the journey from the land of Jinnia (in the country of Tizathy: at one point Meg actually recites an ancient magical incantation that begins with the line, "My country, Tizathy") to the far-off city of Noork, to slay Death who dwells in a temple called Slukes. When Meg's companion points out that the temple is clearly marked '''STLUKES''', she assures reminds him that the "t" is silent. ancients often wrote carelessly and misspelled things. Later on, Meg stops a band of marauders by standing in their way, raising an arm and yelling "HOLD!"; she's got a big book in her other hand, and is mistaken for a familiar New York landmark which everyone has she hasn't seen yet but which the locals have naturally assumed to be the image of a goddess.
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