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7th Dec '17 2:07:56 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The ''[[Franchise/AceCombat]]'' series, at least the ones based in Strangereal, tends to lay the WarIsHell themes on rather heavily. Most if not all the supporting protagonists are [[TechnicalPacifist Technical Pacifists]] who constantly lament the state of he war and war in general, usually while blasting enemy planes out of the sky left and right.

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* The ''[[Franchise/AceCombat]]'' ''[[Franchise/AceCombat Ace Combat]]'' series, at least the ones based in Strangereal, tends to lay the WarIsHell themes on rather heavily. Most if not all the supporting protagonists are [[TechnicalPacifist Technical Pacifists]] who constantly lament the state of he war and war in general, usually while blasting enemy planes out of the sky left and right.
7th Dec '17 2:07:28 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The ''[[Franchise/AceCombat]]'' series, at least the ones based in Strangereal, tends to lay the WarIsHell themes on rather heavily. Most if not all the supporting protagonists are TechnicalPacifists who constantly lament the state of he war and war in general, usually while blasting enemy planes out of the sky left and right.

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* The ''[[Franchise/AceCombat]]'' series, at least the ones based in Strangereal, tends to lay the WarIsHell themes on rather heavily. Most if not all the supporting protagonists are TechnicalPacifists [[TechnicalPacifist Technical Pacifists]] who constantly lament the state of he war and war in general, usually while blasting enemy planes out of the sky left and right.
7th Dec '17 2:06:56 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The ''[[Franchise/AceCombat]]'' series, at least the ones based in Strangereal, tends to lay the WarIsHell themes on rather heavily. Most if not all the supporting protagonists are TechnicalPacifists who constantly lament the state of he war and war in general, usually while blasting enemy planes out of the sky left and right.
6th Dec '17 11:59:21 AM alnair20aug93
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* A writer for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' admitted that the creative team has deliberately made Ned Flanders, in later seasons, less of a 'turn the other cheek' Christian and more of an intolerant [[MoralGuardians Moral Guardian]], as a protest against the growing influence of MoralGuardians in Bush's America (as if that hadn't been a problem since the era of [[OlderThanTheyThink Hoover's America]], and possibly [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod earlier]]). Much of this has been viewed as being massively out of character compared with earlier seasons. Flanders was de-[[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in TheMovie, though, being portrayed as a genuinely caring guy who just has some annoying quirks.

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* A writer for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' admitted that the creative team has deliberately made Ned Flanders, in later seasons, less of a 'turn the other cheek' Christian and more of an intolerant [[MoralGuardians Moral Guardian]], as a protest against the growing influence of MoralGuardians in Bush's America (as if that hadn't been a problem since the era of [[OlderThanTheyThink Hoover's America]], and possibly [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies earlier]]). Much of this has been viewed as being massively out of character compared with earlier seasons. Flanders was de-[[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in TheMovie, though, being portrayed as a genuinely caring guy who just has some annoying quirks.
2nd Dec '17 1:43:40 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* Creator/GarthEnnis is fond of these -- particularly concerning religion, the Irish and other authors he doesn't like. Above all else, however, he enjoys voicing his dislike of superheroes, beginning early with ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'', continuing on in his run on ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' proper and culminating in his current series ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.

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* Creator/GarthEnnis is fond of these -- particularly concerning religion, the Irish and other authors he doesn't like. Above all else, however, he enjoys voicing his dislike of superheroes, beginning early with ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'', continuing on in his run on ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' proper and culminating in his current series ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.



* Creator/WarrenEllis has specifically stated that ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is basically him venting about his various opinions on politics and consumerism, with the main character being a sort of author surrogate. This is particularly notable in the issue where Spider Jerusalem takes on religion, which doesn't even end properly--the issue concludes with him dressed up as Jesus, tearing up a sort of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic religious convention in a mall]] (while giving [[AuthorFilibuster a long speech]] about why religion sucks, of course) and getting tackled by security. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment No mention is made of it afterward]].
** Most of Ellis' comics seem to have characters declaring their sociopolitical views, which always are along the same lines, and close to the author's own opinions.
* Several times in Creator/WilhelmBusch's stories. Best example may be "Pater Filucius". Gottlieb Michael (the good guy) is generally seen as a stand-in for the good German people, whom the evil Catholic church wants to harm.
** ''Pater Filucius'' was Busch's contribution to the ''Kulturkampf'', the period of intense conflict between Bismarck's government (supported by the Liberals) on one hand and the Catholic Church and its political arm, the Centre Party after the first Vatican Council declared the Pope to be infallible. Most characters in it are allegorical and have significant names. The German people had long been personified as ''der deutsche Michel'' ("German Mike"), rather like the British one was represented by John Bull, because St. Michael was Germany's patron saint. Father Filucius (from the French ''filou'', "crook") is a Jesuit, Gottlieb Michael's two maiden aunts Petrine and Pauline stand for the established Catholic and Protestant churches (the Pope tracing his authority to St. Peter, while Protestants place greater emphasis on the teachings of St. Paul). In the end, Gottlieb marries Angelica, signifying Wilhelm Busch recommending an "Anglican" solution to the centuries-old Catholic-Protestant divide in Germany.
* Creator/AlanMoore has openly stated that ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' was created as a forum for his religious views. And the third volume of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' can best be summarized as "[[OlderIsBetter Kids! What the devil's wrong with these kids today?]] [[NewMediaAreEvil Kids! Who could guess that they would turn out that way?]] [[NostalgiaFilter Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way?]] [[TeensAreMonsters What's the matter with kids today?]] [[TakeThat Oh, and their favourite stories are awful as well.]]"

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* Creator/WarrenEllis has specifically stated that ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is basically him venting about his various opinions on politics and consumerism, with the main character being a sort of author surrogate. This is particularly notable in the issue where Spider Jerusalem takes on religion, which doesn't even end properly--the issue concludes with him dressed up as Jesus, tearing up a sort of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic religious convention in a mall]] (while giving [[AuthorFilibuster a long speech]] about why religion sucks, of course) and getting tackled by security. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment No mention is made of it afterward]].
** Most
afterward]]. Indeed, most of Ellis' comics seem to have characters declaring their sociopolitical views, which always are along the same lines, and close to the author's own opinions.
* Several times in Creator/WilhelmBusch's stories. Best example may be "Pater Filucius". Gottlieb Michael (the good guy) is generally seen as a stand-in for the good German people, whom the evil Catholic church wants to harm.
**
harm. ''Pater Filucius'' was Busch's contribution to the ''Kulturkampf'', the period of intense conflict between Bismarck's government (supported by the Liberals) on one hand and the Catholic Church and its political arm, the Centre Party after the first Vatican Council declared the Pope to be infallible. Most characters in it are allegorical and have significant names. The German people had long been personified as ''der deutsche Michel'' ("German Mike"), rather like the British one was represented by John Bull, because St. Michael was Germany's patron saint. Father Filucius (from the French ''filou'', "crook") is a Jesuit, Gottlieb Michael's two maiden aunts Petrine and Pauline stand for the established Catholic and Protestant churches (the Pope tracing his authority to St. Peter, while Protestants place greater emphasis on the teachings of St. Paul). In the end, Gottlieb marries Angelica, signifying Wilhelm Busch recommending an "Anglican" solution to the centuries-old Catholic-Protestant divide in Germany.
* Creator/AlanMoore has is no stranger to the occasional tract.
** He's
openly stated that ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' was created as a forum for his religious views. And the views.
** The
third volume of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' can best be summarized as "[[OlderIsBetter Kids! What the devil's wrong with these kids today?]] [[NewMediaAreEvil Kids! Who could guess that they would turn out that way?]] [[NostalgiaFilter Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way?]] [[TeensAreMonsters What's the matter with kids today?]] [[TakeThat Oh, and their favourite stories are awful as well.]]"



-->'''Regina:''' Villain? I'm not trying to justify everything I've done in the past. I know that ''some'' of the choices I made were wrong. But Henry… a good historian might not lie, per se, but the stories they choose to include still show their agenda. Maybe it is a subconscious decision, maybe they don't even realize they are doing it. But they are still only going to record events that they deem important – and what they think is important is going to be a reflection of their own beliefs and prejudices.

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-->'''Regina:''' Villain? I'm not trying to justify everything I've done in the past. I know that ''some'' of the choices I made were wrong. But Henry… a good historian might not lie, per se, but the stories they choose to include still show their agenda. Maybe it is a subconscious decision, maybe they don't even realize they are doing it. But they are still only going to record events that they deem important -– and what they think is important is going to be a reflection of their own beliefs and prejudices.
1st Dec '17 6:07:40 AM simonscot
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* ''Manga/TeamMedicalDragon'' was written by Akira Nagai, a practicing doctor -- and the manga basically centers around a maverick (but exceedingly skilled) cardiac surgeon and his team fighting against bureaucracy and corruption in the Japanese health services. It's particularly jarring when you realize that all the protagonists are incredibly good-looking compared to most of the antagonists, who are practically [[Gonk caricatures]].

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* ''Manga/TeamMedicalDragon'' was written by Akira Nagai, a practicing doctor -- and the manga basically centers around a maverick (but exceedingly skilled) cardiac surgeon and his team fighting against bureaucracy and corruption in the Japanese health services. It's particularly jarring when you realize that all the protagonists are incredibly good-looking compared to most of the antagonists, who are practically [[Gonk caricatures]].[[{{Gonk}}caricatures]].
30th Nov '17 8:25:00 AM hubakon1368
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* Every chapter of the rewritten version of ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' when it was first posted started or ended with a rant by the author of how much better this story is compared to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic original show]]. It has since been reposted a second time without the author's notes, however.
** One of the Aesops the fic preaches is "Friendship is useless, what you need is belief". [[BrokenAesop And then every sticky spot the protagonist gets in, he's saved by his friends, except when he calls upon the]] [[DeusExMachina uniforce]].

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* Every chapter of the rewritten version of ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' when it was first posted started or ended with a rant by the author [[Creator/DakariKingMykan author]] of how much better this story is compared to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic original show]]. It has since been reposted a second time without the author's notes, however.
** One of the Aesops the fic preaches is "Friendship is useless, what you need is belief". [[BrokenAesop And then every sticky spot the protagonist gets in, he's saved by his friends, except when he calls upon the]] [[DeusExMachina uniforce]].Uniforce]].
29th Nov '17 4:40:09 PM CrypticMirror
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* Is it coincidence that the soapboxing quotient on ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' increased as Jack Klugman got more script control? Er... no.

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* Is it coincidence that the soapboxing quotient on ''Series/{{Quincy}}'' ''Series/QuincyME'' increased as Jack Klugman got more script control? Er... no.
25th Nov '17 1:54:32 PM VicGeorge2011
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* The ''Literature/LastDaysTrilogy'' preaches a pre-wrath Rapture instead of a pre-Tribulation Rapture.

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* The ''Literature/LastDaysTrilogy'' preaches a pre-wrath Rapture instead of a pre-Tribulation Rapture. The AuthorAvatar takes to task anyone in the story series who believes in a pre-Tribulation Rapture, claiming that they would most likely be deceived by TheAntichrist and take the MarkOfTheBeast without knowing it.
22nd Nov '17 5:11:51 PM nombretomado
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* Jack Chick's ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' are literally religious tracts in the form of comics. They contain thin stories to provide a framing story for an illustrated extract from Literature/TheBible and/or rant about how UsefulNotes/ThePope [[ConspiracyTheory secretly rules the world]] and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is a Satanic indoctrination tool. One tract explains where the idea came from -- Communist China found that Western children loved reading comics, so they decided that easy-to-understand comics would be an excellent medium with which to indoctrinate the people.

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* Jack Chick's ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' are literally religious tracts in the form of comics. They contain thin stories to provide a framing story for an illustrated extract from Literature/TheBible and/or rant about how UsefulNotes/ThePope [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories secretly rules the world]] and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is a Satanic indoctrination tool. One tract explains where the idea came from -- Communist China found that Western children loved reading comics, so they decided that easy-to-understand comics would be an excellent medium with which to indoctrinate the people.
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