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17th Aug '16 8:34:45 AM Dravencour
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-->--'''The priest''' in ''Film/{{Braindead}}''

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-->--'''The priest''' -->--'''Father [=McGruder=], the Kung Fu Priest''' in ''Film/{{Braindead}}''
15th Aug '16 2:33:52 AM AgProv
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* A ''Series/FatherTed'' fic by Creator/AAPessimal has Ted and Dougal discussing the more culturally specific aspects of the coming of Christianity to Japan. In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6873001/2/The-wicker-Ted a spoof of the works]] of Creator/JamesClavell and [[Creator/BruceLee others]], the great missionary St Francis Xavier is depicted as a priest who ''seriously'' went native:
-->FATHER TED CRILLY:- (smiles. Has he finally got an abstract concept into Dougal's head, first go?) Exactly correct, Dougal. The Church has been established in Japan since the old fifteen-hundreds.. All those goings-on on the old television the other night were exaggerated, you know how these television people like making a sensation, so. (He giggles, nervously). And we have some of the great warrior-priests to thank. Like the great Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier, who realised that to live and work and preach the faith to the Japanese, we had to live like them, dress like them, learn their language, teach by example.
-->FATHER DOUGAL MAGUIRE picks up a book from the table. The cover is a garish illustration of a Catholic priest at least he is wearing a cross in orange Shinto kimono, striking a kung-fu pose. The title is lurid, in red letters: St Francis Xavier, warrior monk, stars in Death Fist of Christ: EXIT THE DRAGON! In smaller letters beneath: Soon to be a movie featuring Bruce Lee as St Francis Xavier!1(1)
11th May '16 2:49:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Middle Ages, retired soldiers often entered monastic orders and earned money for the community by educating young nobles and others. Several mediaeval and renaissance manuals of arms show monks as teachers; a community with a resident master-at-arms would attract more pupils. There were also many orders of [[WarriorMonk Warrior Monks]] that existed beyond the more famous groups such as TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights and TheKnightsHospitallers[[note]]The latter two still exist today. While the Teutonic Knights have lost their military wing, the Knights Hospitaller have retained it as the Soverign Military Order of Malta. They even loan military aircraft to the Italian Airforce for humanitarian missions.[[/note]]. They usually preferred to fight with swords and armour but unarmed combat was taught as well as weapons training. They were also a solution for the old question of what to do with younger or illegitimate sons. These groups were were given special permission to take up fighting in the name of the Church.

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* In the Middle Ages, retired soldiers often entered monastic orders and earned money for the community by educating young nobles and others. Several mediaeval and renaissance manuals of arms show monks as teachers; a community with a resident master-at-arms would attract more pupils. There were also many orders of [[WarriorMonk Warrior Monks]] that existed beyond the more famous groups such as TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights and TheKnightsHospitallers[[note]]The UsefulNotes/TheKnightsHospitallers[[note]]The latter two still exist today. While the Teutonic Knights have lost their military wing, the Knights Hospitaller have retained it as the Soverign Military Order of Malta. They even loan military aircraft to the Italian Airforce for humanitarian missions.[[/note]]. They usually preferred to fight with swords and armour but unarmed combat was taught as well as weapons training. They were also a solution for the old question of what to do with younger or illegitimate sons. These groups were were given special permission to take up fighting in the name of the Church.
21st Mar '16 8:57:09 AM supergod
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* All monks know hand-to-hand combat and possess supernatural powers in LegendOfTheFiveRings. This isn't so bad, since it's explicitly a combination of various Eastern cultures, but Shaolin-style monks outnumbering Zen-style monks comes straight from pop culture.
4th Feb '16 7:01:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Father Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez wrestled professionally for 23 years in Mexico as 'Fray Tormenta' ("Friar Storm") to fund the orphanage he runs. As such, he was the very loose inspiration for NachoLibre, but that's hardly his fault. Apparently, he still wears his mask for his day to day Priestly work. Think we also know him as King from the ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' series. Because when you think 'priest who runs an orphanage', you think 'Tombstone piledriver'.

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* Father Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez wrestled professionally for 23 years in Mexico as 'Fray Tormenta' ("Friar Storm") to fund the orphanage he runs. As such, he was the very loose inspiration for NachoLibre, Film/NachoLibre, but that's hardly his fault. Apparently, he still wears his mask for his day to day Priestly work. Think we also know him as King from the ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' series. Because when you think 'priest who runs an orphanage', you think 'Tombstone piledriver'.
28th Jan '16 4:31:03 AM DaibhidC
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** And then ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' ran an article on "variant monks" that included Buddhist, Shinto, Knight Hospitallier and Franciscan friar, noting that they lack the martial arts skills of the "standard" monk.
25th Jan '16 11:08:35 PM GrammarNavi
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* Father Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez wrestled professionally for 23 years in Mexico as 'Fray Tormenta' ("Friar Storm") to fund the orphanage he runs. As such, he was the very loose inspiration for NachoLibre, but that's hardly his fault. Apparently, he still wears his mask for his day to day Priestly work. Think we also know him as King from the ''{{Tekken}}'' series. Because when you think 'priest who runs an orphanage', you think 'Tombstone piledriver'.

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* Father Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez wrestled professionally for 23 years in Mexico as 'Fray Tormenta' ("Friar Storm") to fund the orphanage he runs. As such, he was the very loose inspiration for NachoLibre, but that's hardly his fault. Apparently, he still wears his mask for his day to day Priestly work. Think we also know him as King from the ''{{Tekken}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' series. Because when you think 'priest who runs an orphanage', you think 'Tombstone piledriver'.
8th Jan '16 1:27:27 AM Doug86
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* {{Redwall}} might be a borderline example, as the superpowered Abbey Warrior usually starts out as a novice in the Abbey and quickly becomes awesome at swordplay, and even the ones who aren't warriors tend to be able to hold their own in a fight.

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* {{Redwall}} Literature/{{Redwall}} might be a borderline example, as the superpowered Abbey Warrior usually starts out as a novice in the Abbey and quickly becomes awesome at swordplay, and even the ones who aren't warriors tend to be able to hold their own in a fight.
15th Dec '15 11:53:16 AM nombretomado
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* In WorldOfWarcraft there are various different types of enemies inside the [[KnightTemplar Scarlet Monastery]]. The scarlet monks? They fight bare-fisted, wear headbands and kick spellcasters to interrupt them.

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* In WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' there are various different types of enemies inside the [[KnightTemplar Scarlet Monastery]]. The scarlet monks? They fight bare-fisted, wear headbands and kick spellcasters to interrupt them.
1st Nov '15 4:46:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''RagnarokOnline'' has a Monk class which branches off from the Acolyte class (The other choice of advancement being the Priest). They're still associated with the church of Prontera, but they forgo holy powers in favor of obliterating things with punches and ki attacks, and have a typical martial artist look to them.

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* ''RagnarokOnline'' ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has a Monk class which branches off from the Acolyte class (The other choice of advancement being the Priest). They're still associated with the church of Prontera, but they forgo holy powers in favor of obliterating things with punches and ki attacks, and have a typical martial artist look to them.
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