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12th Jan '18 11:05:49 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Takuan from ''Film/SamuraiIMusashiMiyamoto'', who almost single-handedly captures the outlaw Takezo. Then when Takezo escapes, he tricks him into walking into Himeji Castle, locks him inside and forces him to change his ways.
-->'''Takuan''' ''(beating Takezo)'': I shall punish you with the hands of your parents!
7th Jan '18 9:46:41 AM nombretomado
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** In terms of Heroic Spirits, there are plenty of them who were pious individuals in life, such as [[VideoGame/FateGrandOrder Saint George and Saint Martha]], with the earliest and most well-known examples being [[JoanOfArc Jeanne]] [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha d'Arc]] [[spoiler:and [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Kotomine]]]].

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** In terms of Heroic Spirits, there are plenty of them who were pious individuals in life, such as [[VideoGame/FateGrandOrder Saint George and Saint Martha]], with the earliest and most well-known examples being [[JoanOfArc [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Jeanne]] [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha d'Arc]] [[spoiler:and [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Kotomine]]]].
31st Dec '17 6:55:17 PM bulmabriefs144
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* Gene Hackman's character in ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' is a priest that is getting sent overseas for his unorthodox views. Unlike many of the others here, he isn't a gun-toting priest, but no less badass. He basically gives a sermon that tells people to "stop praying" because God loves those who try for their own salvation. This doesn't seem like much, but it's the ''exact'' mindset needed to survive a zombie apocalypse... or in this case, a sinking ship.
29th Dec '17 7:32:41 AM MasterN
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* Kirei Kotomine from ''Anime/FateZero'', who in terms of physical ability is probably the most dangerous Master of all. Even [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight ten years later and out of practice]] he can still fight with the best of them.
** Any member of the Church who is an Executor, especially members of the Burial Agency, of whom Kirei himself was once a part of.
*** [[SubvertedTrope Except Mr. Dawn]], who is famous within the Church for being both a Burial Agent and a pacifistic coward, and the quote-unquote "absolute number one person we never want to be with on a mission". It's his unparalleled skill with exorcism and engineering that got him in, not combat, and even then he's technically only a Burial Agent when working alongside his partner.
** In terms of Heroic Spirits, there are plenty of them who were pious individuals in life, such as [[VideoGame/FateGrandOrder Saint George and Saint Martha]], with the earliest and most well-known examples being [[JoanOfArc Jeanne]] [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha d'Arc]] [[spoiler:and [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Kotomine]]]].

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* Kirei Kotomine from ''Anime/FateZero'', who in terms of physical ability is probably the most dangerous Master of all. Even [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight ten years later and out of practice]] he can still fight with the best of them.
** Any member of the Church who is an Executor, especially members of the Burial Agency, of whom Kirei himself was once a part of.
*** [[SubvertedTrope Except Mr. Dawn]], who is famous within the Church for being both a Burial Agent and a pacifistic coward, and the quote-unquote "absolute number one person we never want to be with on a mission". It's his unparalleled skill with exorcism and engineering that got him in, not combat, and even then he's technically only a Burial Agent when working alongside his partner.
** In terms of Heroic Spirits, there are plenty of them who were pious individuals in life, such as [[VideoGame/FateGrandOrder Saint George and Saint Martha]], with the earliest and most well-known examples being [[JoanOfArc Jeanne]] [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha d'Arc]] [[spoiler:and [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Kotomine]]]].



* Kotomine Kirei manages to be probably the most badass character in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', which is pretty impressive considering he has basically no superpowers not granted by Charles Atlas.

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* Kotomine Kirei [[BigBad Kirei]] [[SinisterMinister Kotomine]] manages to be probably the most badass character in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', which is pretty impressive considering he has basically no superpowers [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower not granted by Charles Atlas.Atlas]].
** Kirei is also this in ''Anime/FateZero''. In terms of physical ability, hes probably the most dangerous Master of all. Even [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight ten years later and out of practice]] he can still fight with the best of them.
** Any member of the Church who is an Executor, especially members of the Burial Agency, of whom Kirei himself was once a part of.
*** [[SubvertedTrope Except Mr. Dawn]], who is famous within the Church for being both a Burial Agent and a pacifistic coward, and the quote-unquote "absolute number one person we never want to be with on a mission". It's his unparalleled skill with exorcism and engineering that got him in, not combat, and even then he's technically only a Burial Agent when working alongside his partner.
** In terms of Heroic Spirits, there are plenty of them who were pious individuals in life, such as [[VideoGame/FateGrandOrder Saint George and Saint Martha]], with the earliest and most well-known examples being [[JoanOfArc Jeanne]] [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha d'Arc]] [[spoiler:and [[UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro Shirou Kotomine]]]].
4th Dec '17 10:21:41 AM jamespolk
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** Fray Felipe is this in ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro.'' He taught Zorro to use a sword. At one point, he tells the villains he plans to "ask God to reward them according to their merits."

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** Fray Felipe is this in ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro.'' ''Film/{{The Mark of Zorro|1940}}''. He taught Zorro to use a sword. At one point, he tells the villains he plans to "ask God to reward them according to their merits."
28th Nov '17 1:38:52 PM RaineyH
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Shepherd Book, a quiet, unassuming preacher who either beats someone up or displays an alarming level of criminal knowledge roughly every other episode. The one time he does take up a weapon, he acknowledges that the Bible does say "Thou shalt not kill," but "it's a mite fuzzy on the subject of kneecaps." Much of his backstory is explained in the comic book.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Shepherd Book, a quiet, unassuming preacher who either beats someone up or displays an alarming level of criminal knowledge roughly every other episode. The one time he does take up a weapon, he acknowledges that the Bible does say "Thou shalt not kill," but "it's a mite fuzzy on the subject of kneecaps." "[[note]]Exodus 21:16 ("He who stealeth a man, whether he hath sold him, or whether he be found in his hand, shall surely be put to death") is far less fuzzy, and quite [[IHaveYourWife relevant to the situation]], but it's not as punchy.[[/note]] Much of his backstory is explained in the comic book.
28th Nov '17 6:18:38 AM ajbit26
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* Who can forget [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_P._Duffy]], chaplain of the Fighting 69th, whose bravery and leadership skills were so impressive, that Douglas Macarthur told him he was briefly considered for a regiment command. He is still the most heavily decorated priest in American military history,
22nd Nov '17 2:02:57 PM DavidCowie
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* ''Embrace of the Serpent:'' In the Amazon jungle in 1909, a small group of explorers come across a mission. When the priest sees them, he picks up a suspiciously handy rifle, cocks it, aims it at the party, and shouts "We have no rubber!" He does not put the gun down until the party have convinced him that they are not involved with the rubber trade. On the other hand as well as protecting his flock's bodies from the rubber traders, he is also keen to save their souls from pagan religion. In the 21st century, we would call this eradicating native culture.
12th Nov '17 7:38:19 PM SoapheadChurch
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* Said Nursi was a Kurdish preacher in the Ottoman Empire, and the author of one of the most comprehensive commentaries on the Qu'ran in existence. He was not only a theologian, but also a scientist, and said to have had a memory so exceptional that he could recall the exact page and paragraph of any sentence he studied just once. He became famous for his open defiance of the Ottoman government, which felt threatened by his push for education reforms and religious freedom. He also fought in WWI, during which he was captured and interned in a Siberian POW camp, but broke out and made his way back to Istanbul.

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* Said Nursi was a Kurdish preacher in the Ottoman Empire, and the author of one of the most comprehensive commentaries on the Qu'ran in existence. He was not only a theologian, but also a scientist, and said to have had a memory so exceptional that he could recall the exact page and paragraph of any sentence he studied just once. He became famous for his open defiance of the Ottoman government, which felt threatened by his push for education reforms and religious freedom. He also fought in WWI, during which he was captured and interned in a Siberian POW camp, but broke out and made his way back to Istanbul. ''On foot''.




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* St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort was a French priest and mystic who is ''extremely'' influential in the Catholic Church; no less than seven popes and three religious orders were shaped by his spirituality. He was also hell-on-wheels in a fight. Most famously, he put an end to a bar brawl that was disturbing one of his sermons by beating the tar out of the offenders. They were so impressed by his toughness that they followed him back to the church and listened as he finished his sermon.
* UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli, in addition to being a championship boxer, was also a member of the paramilitary arm of the Nation of Islam, the Fruits of Islam, which had preaching responsibilities in addition to security. When he wasn't boxing, he would also sometimes go on preaching tours to share his vision of Islam with audiences. He once said that his goal was to be the "Muslim Billy Graham" when he retired from boxing, but unfortunately his development of Parkinson's Disease prevented that dream from becoming a reality.
8th Nov '17 11:47:37 PM morane
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* Father Joseph O'Callahan, Jesuit priest and a United States Navy chaplain. He was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during and after an attack on the aircraft carrier aboard which he was serving, the USS Franklin (CV-13). USS Franklin had been hit by two bombs by a Japanese bomber in 1945, as was furiously in fire. His prompt actions saved lives of more than 700 men on the hangar deck and lower decks, earning him the Congressional Medal of Honor. The actions of the skipper on the ship, Captain Leslie E. Gehres, fit better [[TheNeidermeyer on another trope]].
* Branse Burbridge, the highest scoring RAF night fighter pilot in WWII. He had a fellow theologician as his radar operator onboard his Mosquito, and he became an ordained priest after WWII. He considered shooting down three V1 flying bombs being his most worthy deed in WWII.
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