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24th Jul '16 12:46:54 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Minister of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' turns out to be a competent fighter when [[spoiler:the town starts slaughtering each other. HHe very much is BookSafe, and is a pretty good shot to boot. It doesn't save him though]].
15th Jul '16 8:51:16 AM TimberRidge
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* The whole combined benefice (Church of England) in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is served by these. Father now Canon Noel Paddick, the Rector, AllLovingHero that he is, is a boxer, and, being a GoodShepherd, is hell on wolves: even in a BarBrawl. His youngest but longest-serving curate Fr Campion is a mass of hunky muscle who rowed for Keble, and will, to defend the innocent, row (in the other sense) with you. The next senior-most curate, Fr (Sir) Gilbert Bohun (Bt M.C.) came late to Orders after being a MajorlyAwesome officer in the Blues and Royals and winning the Military Cross, who will reform a drunken wife-beater by parade-ground shouting. Even the newest curate, a retired, middle-aged, fubsy Cambridge Fellow, the Revd Professor Harry Gasceyn Levett, is a Friar Tuck sort; as is their RC counterpart Mgr Folan. And, unexpectedly enough, even the mild, museli-munching ''Guardian''-reading Bishop in Salisbury is an ex-chaplain Royal Navy.
3rd Jul '16 1:19:30 PM SoapheadChurch
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' features as the foremost example the Zenith Caste of the Solar Exalted. They have access to Presence and Performance Charms that allow them to capture the hearts and souls of their audience, spreading the word of the Unconquered Sun and his virtues. They also have access to Integrity Charms that allow them to fend off the most intense of mental assaults, Resistance Charms that turn their bodies as hard as steel, and Survival Charms that make them capable of surviving in the desert for years. Oh, and their [[BattleAura Anima]] burns the undead. There's a reason Zeniths are [[FanNickname frequently nicknamed]] "KungFuJesus".
** Their corrupted equivalents, the Midnights (of the Abyssals) and the Malefactors (of the Infernals), are just like them, only twisted. The Midnights have the ability to raise the dead as mindless zombies and mostly serve the cause of [[PowerOfTheVoid Oblivion]], whereas the Malefactors follow [[TheSocialDarwinist Cecelyne the Endless Desert]] and try to establish spiritual and physical wastelands based on the rule of strong over weak.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' features as the foremost example the Zenith Caste of the Solar Exalted. They have access to Presence and Performance Charms that allow them to capture the hearts and souls of their audience, spreading the word of the Unconquered Sun and his virtues. They also have access to Integrity Charms that allow them to fend off the most intense of mental assaults, Resistance Charms that turn their bodies as hard as steel, and Survival Charms that make them capable of surviving in the desert for years. Oh, and their [[BattleAura Anima]] burns the undead. There's a reason Zeniths are [[FanNickname frequently nicknamed]] "KungFuJesus".
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"KungFuJesus". Their corrupted equivalents, the Midnights (of the Abyssals) and the Malefactors (of the Infernals), are just like them, only twisted. The Midnights have the ability to raise the dead as mindless zombies and mostly serve the cause of [[PowerOfTheVoid Oblivion]], whereas the Malefactors follow [[TheSocialDarwinist Cecelyne the Endless Desert]] and try to establish spiritual and physical wastelands based on the rule of strong over weak.



* The Long Night from ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' is MADE of this trope. Devout Evangelists believing in the everloving God? Check. Calm, unassuming men whose faithful speeches are able to hold an audience for hours? Check. Will grab holy water and a shotgun without thinking if a member of their flock is threatened by a monster? Check, check, check. On top of that, they only break out the firepower ''if they need to'' -- they believe most monsters are capable of redemption, and try to help convince them of the proper path.
** Then there are members of the Knights of the Brotherhood of St. George, who are an order within the Anglican Church devoted to fighting sorcerers. At least, [[PathOfInspiration until you find out what they really serve]].

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* The Long Night from ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' is MADE of this trope. Devout Evangelists believing in the everloving God? Check. Calm, unassuming men whose faithful speeches are able to hold an audience for hours? Check. Will grab holy water and a shotgun without thinking if a member of their flock is threatened by a monster? Check, check, check. On top of that, they only break out the firepower ''if they need to'' -- they believe most monsters are capable of redemption, and try to help convince them of the proper path.
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path. Then there are members of the Knights of the Brotherhood of St. George, who are an order within the Anglican Church devoted to fighting sorcerers. At least, [[PathOfInspiration until you find out what they really serve]].



* [[DropTheHammer Luthor]] [[DarkMessiah Huss]], a DarkerAndEdgier {{Expy}} of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Martin Luther and Jn Hus]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''.
** Also, pretty much any Warrior Priest or Witch Hunter.

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* [[DropTheHammer Luthor]] [[DarkMessiah Huss]], a DarkerAndEdgier {{Expy}} of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Martin Luther and Jn Hus]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''.
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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. Also, pretty much any Warrior Priest or Witch Hunter.



** Special mention goes to Porter Rockwell, who was given the nickname "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroying Angel of Mormondom]]." Read up on his life and you'll see that he earned it.
*** When accused of attempting to assassinate Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs, Porter supposedly said "I never shot ''at'' anybody, if I shoot they get shot! ... He's still alive, ain't he?"

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** Special mention goes to Porter Rockwell, who was given the nickname "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroying Angel of Mormondom]]." Read up on his life and you'll see that he earned it.
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it. When accused of attempting to assassinate Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs, Porter supposedly said "I never shot ''at'' anybody, if I shoot they get shot! ... He's still alive, ain't he?"



*** St Francis went to the Holy Land on his own to negotiate with Saladin in the middle of the Crusades. Saladin was so impressed that he invited the Franciscans back to Jerusalem. The Franciscan order is, to this day, the official custodians of the Holy Land in the Catholic Church.

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*** ** St Francis went to the Holy Land on his own to negotiate with Saladin in the middle of the Crusades. Saladin was so impressed that he invited the Franciscans back to Jerusalem. The Franciscan order is, to this day, the official custodians of the Holy Land in the Catholic Church.



* Saint Ignatius of Loyola. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16641_6-saints-who-could-kick-your-ass.html The man was cannon-proof.]]
** This also extended to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which he founded with fellow ex-soldiers. To this day it maintains an almost military-style discipline among its members. This same society, noted for their extra vow of loyalty to the pope, would later grow in influence in the Catholic Church -- to the point that the Protestant nations in Europe derogatorily called the Superior Generals of the Jesuits "Black Popes" due to their black robes and influence. The Jesuits were also widely acknowledged to have been the de facto intelligence agency of the Catholic Church, and a highly effective one at that.

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* Saint Ignatius of Loyola. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16641_6-saints-who-could-kick-your-ass.html The man was cannon-proof.]]
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]] This also extended to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which he founded with fellow ex-soldiers. To this day it maintains an almost military-style discipline among its members. This same society, noted for their extra vow of loyalty to the pope, would later grow in influence in the Catholic Church -- to the point that the Protestant nations in Europe derogatorily called the Superior Generals of the Jesuits "Black Popes" due to their black robes and influence. The Jesuits were also widely acknowledged to have been the de facto intelligence agency of the Catholic Church, and a highly effective one at that.



* Martin Luther: lived through a thunderstorm in a graveyard, went on to be one of the first to stand up to the hegemony that was the Roman Catholic Church, changing the power structure of Europe forever. He was prosecuted as a heretic and before the Diet of Worms he stated : "Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen."
** There's an apocryphal story that he woke up one night to see a demon standing next to his bed. He said, "Good night," rolled over, and went back to sleep.
** He even helped carry out an elaborate [[GreatEscape plot]] to rescue a group of nuns who wished to flee their harsh, restrictive monastery in favor of the Reformist movement, by smuggling them out in herring barrels. Luther then went on to marry one of them and have several children with her.

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* Martin Luther: lived through a thunderstorm in a graveyard, went on to be one of the first to stand up to the hegemony that was the Roman Catholic Church, changing the power structure of Europe forever. He was prosecuted as a heretic and before the Diet of Worms he stated : "Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen."
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" There's an apocryphal story that he woke up one night to see a demon standing next to his bed. He said, "Good night," rolled over, and went back to sleep.
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sleep. He even helped carry out an elaborate [[GreatEscape plot]] to rescue a group of nuns who wished to flee their harsh, restrictive monastery in favor of the Reformist movement, by smuggling them out in herring barrels. Luther then went on to marry one of them and have several children with her.
3rd Jul '16 12:10:42 AM thatmadork
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** Also, pretty much any Warrior Priest or Witch Hunter.
25th Jun '16 7:26:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Saint Ignatius. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16641_6-saints-who-could-kick-your-ass.html The man was cannon-proof.]]

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* Saint Ignatius.Ignatius of Loyola. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16641_6-saints-who-could-kick-your-ass.html The man was cannon-proof.]]


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** Ignatius' grand-nephew, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Ignacio_de_Loyola Martin Ignacio de Loyola]], was a Franciscan friar... and the first person to complete the world circumnavigation twice.
17th Jun '16 1:05:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lawrence Verse in ''Caballistics, Inc.'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' is an ex-Catholic priest who was forced to give up his vocation after an incident involving, as another character put it, "the novel use of a chainsaw during the Rite of Exorcism."

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* Lawrence Verse in ''Caballistics, Inc.'' ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' is an ex-Catholic priest who was forced to give up his vocation after an incident involving, as another character put it, "the novel use of a chainsaw during the Rite of Exorcism."
13th Jun '16 9:19:31 PM Doug86
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* Since a good part of the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' backstories are rooted in the local myths and religions, we meet ''many'' badass preachers of both genders who join the groups either as healers or as fighters/offensive magic users. ''Sacred Stones'' gives us L'Arachel, Natasha and Father Moulder. The Jugdral games give us Edain, Claude, Edain's daughter Lana (and Mana) and a well-raised Corpul (and Sharlow) in ''Seisen''; and the well-raised Safy, Tina, and Sleuf in ''Thracia'' (And in the backstory, [[spoiler: Blaggi and Saint Maira]]). The ''Elibe'' games give us Saul (though he's also a HandsomeLech until it's time to get serious), Ellen and [[spoiler: Yodel]] in ''Sword of Seals''; and Lucius, [[spoiler: Renault]] and potentially Serra in ''Blazing Sword'' ([[spoiler:and Saint Elimine in the whole backstory]]).

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* Since a good part of the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' backstories are rooted in the local myths and religions, we meet ''many'' badass preachers of both genders who join the groups either as healers or as fighters/offensive magic users. ''Sacred Stones'' gives us L'Arachel, Natasha and Father Moulder. The Jugdral games give us Edain, Claude, Edain's daughter Lana (and Mana) and a well-raised Corpul (and Sharlow) in ''Seisen''; and the well-raised Safy, Tina, and Sleuf in ''Thracia'' (And in the backstory, [[spoiler: Blaggi and Saint Maira]]). The ''Elibe'' games give us Saul (though he's also a HandsomeLech until it's time to get serious), Ellen and [[spoiler: Yodel]] in ''Sword of Seals''; and Lucius, [[spoiler: Renault]] and potentially Serra in ''Blazing Sword'' ([[spoiler:and Saint Elimine in the whole backstory]]).
7th Jun '16 8:15:20 AM rafi
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* Literature/DonCamillo, from the short stories and novels by Giovanni Guareschi, is one of the two strongest men in the district (the other is his FriendlyEnemy, the Communist mayor Peppone).

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* Literature/DonCamillo, from the short stories and novels by Giovanni Guareschi, is one of the two strongest men quintessential example in European fiction. He has no problems clobbering a dozen comrades or throwing a table at them for mocking him, nor does he have any problem threatening the district (the other is his FriendlyEnemy, the Communist communist mayor Peppone).and his gang with a submachine gun to obtain funding for his kindergarten project.
7th Jun '16 7:52:10 AM onyhow
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** Preceded by 100 years by [[Discworld/SmallGods Brutha]], the last believer in his god, who becomes first an Archbishop, and soon after a Prophet and the Cenobiarch (the absolute leader of the church). He then reinvents the whole church, turning it from basically a militaristic and totalitarian society into a religious debating house.

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** Preceded by 100 years by [[Discworld/SmallGods Brutha]], the last believer in his god, who becomes first an Archbishop, and soon after a Prophet and the Cenobiarch (the absolute leader of the church). He then reinvents the whole church, turning it from basically a militaristic and totalitarian society into a religious debating house.house, by being purely BadassPacifist!
31st May '16 7:41:27 AM ceanndana
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** When Frank Burns is accusing orphans of stealing in the OR, Potter asks Mulcahy to "help Major Burns scrub up." Mulcahy does this by twisting Frank's arm, bending it behind his back, and marching him out forcibly, causing Frank to yell "What are you DOING? Priests aren't supposed to hurt people!"
** He talks Klinger into handing him a live grenade with which he planned to blow up Frank, and later finds and re-inserts a pin into a grenade wielded by a patient in OR, saving everyone's bacon.
** "Ahh, there's nothing so relaxing as whomping the living daylights out of something!"
** "I do believe people are essentially good...but sometimes you gotta put 'em in a half-nelson to get 'em to cough up."
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