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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.
22nd Sep '15 2:02:28 PM Berrenta
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** The seventh game in [[VideoGame/MightAndMagic the RPG series]] that ''Heroes'' was based off of starts off playing it straight with its Monk class. But then it confuses things further, as one of the promotion paths for Monk is [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Ninja]] of all things.

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** The seventh game in [[VideoGame/MightAndMagic the RPG series]] that ''Heroes'' was based off of starts off playing it straight with its Monk class. But then it confuses things further, as one of the promotion paths for Monk is [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja Ninja]] of all things.
19th Sep '15 1:35:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Most of the major characters in ''AliveTheFinalEvolution'' are given superpowers and pushed to the DespairEventHorizon by being quasi-possessed by suicidal energy beings from space and not actually committing suicide; a significant subset of these are brainwashed by one of the others, and become the main antagonists of the first half. The nicest of these is a really sweet Japanese Catholic priest who for reasons that are never even slightly addressed has probably the most killer karate in the series. His power is to turn people to stone. He doesn't use it much, but he [[BadassPreacher kicks a lot of ass]].

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* Most of the major characters in ''AliveTheFinalEvolution'' ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'' are given superpowers and pushed to the DespairEventHorizon by being quasi-possessed by suicidal energy beings from space and not actually committing suicide; a significant subset of these are brainwashed by one of the others, and become the main antagonists of the first half. The nicest of these is a really sweet Japanese Catholic priest who for reasons that are never even slightly addressed has probably the most killer karate in the series. His power is to turn people to stone. He doesn't use it much, but he [[BadassPreacher kicks a lot of ass]].
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