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11th Jun '17 6:46:23 AM Overfiend
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* Jesse Custer from AMC's "Preacher" certainly qualifies. Unlike in the comic the television show is based on, Jesse still has an active ministry when he performs many acts of uber badassery: beating up the town bully and making him squeak like a bunny, taking on a superhumanly powerful angel, and singlehandedly fighting off (for awhile, anyway) a siege of his church by a virtual army of armed men.
5th Jun '17 10:27:50 AM MarqFJA
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* [[Fanfic/TiberiumWars The Black Hand]] in general. Every one of these warrior-priests is a trained soldier, but they are also clad in heavy powered armor and typically armed with either a flame-projector or a laser rifle. Brother-Captain Allen in particular is a stand-out example, as not only will he kill you for breaking the laws of the Brotherhood, but he'll do it by yelling out your offenses while ''smashing your head on a wall'', and then throw you out a very high window.

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* [[Fanfic/TiberiumWars ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'': The Black Hand]] Hand in general. Every one of these warrior-priests is [[ChurchMilitant a trained soldier, soldier]], but they are also clad in heavy powered armor {{powered armor}} and typically armed with either a flame-projector [[FireBreathingWeapon flame-projector]] or a [[EnergyWeapon laser rifle.rifle]]. Brother-Captain Allen in particular is a stand-out example, as not only will he kill you for breaking the laws of the Brotherhood, but he'll do it by yelling out your offenses while ''smashing your head on a wall'', and then throw you out a very high window.
1st Jun '17 1:29:40 PM rafi
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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]]]].



* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': Genjo Sanzo.

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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]]]].
17th Apr '17 4:01:50 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has a wide variety of badass preachers, especially in the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]]. How badass? Well, they gladly lead charges against aliens, mutants, and daemons with nothing but their faith, their robes, and their blessed Eviscerator-pattern chainswords and holy flamethrowers.
** The [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] have the Chaplains, which aren't just nine-foot tall supermen wielding a full-auto grenade launcher, they are nine-foot tall supermen wielding a power-field baton with a [[BlingOfWar giant golden aquila]] on top.
** Several Chapters have their own takes on Chaplains. The [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] have Wolf Priests (Space Viking shamans that can cause storms and earthquakes), BloodAngels have Sanguinary Priests ({{Combat Medic}}s tasked with watching for signs of the [[UnstoppableRage Red Thirst]], which the Chaplains then take command of those who have fallen to it), and the evil version used by the Word Bearers, who preach the twisted dogma that makes men fall to Chaos.
** Speaking of the Word Bearers, they're basically a ''whole legion'' of badass preachers. It's because of this (and the Emperor's rejection of religion entirely) that cause the Horus Heresy in the first place.
* [[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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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** [[DropTheHammer Luthor]] [[DarkMessiah Huss]], a DarkerAndEdgier {{Expy}} of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Martin Luther and Jn Hus]], and his fellow Warrior-Priests from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are priests of the warrior god Sigmar and can always be found in the thickest of fighting when they go to war.
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', the Slaughterpriests of the Bloodbound Warhordes are the blood-soaked holy men of the Lord of Skulls who lead the fellows in their dark rites of worship. As priests of the god of war and destruction, Slaughterpriest can also be found in the forefront of battle, cleaving through the foe for the greater glory of Khorne.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
*** [[ChurchMilitant The Ecclesiarchy]]
has a wide variety of badass preachers, especially in priests who often accompany the troops of the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]]. How badass? Well, they gladly lead Imperium]] into battle, leading charges against aliens, mutants, and daemons with nothing but their faith, their robes, and their blessed Eviscerator-pattern chainswords [[{{BFS}} Eviscerator-pattern]] [[ChainsawGood chainswords]] and [[FireBreathingWeapon holy flamethrowers.
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flamethrowers]].
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The [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] have the Chaplains, which aren't just nine-foot tall supermen wielding a full-auto grenade launcher, they are nine-foot tall supermen wielding a power-field baton with a [[BlingOfWar giant golden aquila]] Aquila]] on top.
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top. Several Chapters have their own takes on Chaplains. The [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] have Chaplains such as the Wolf Priests of the Space Wolves (Space Viking shamans that can cause storms shamans) and earthquakes), BloodAngels the Blood Angels have Sanguinary Priests ({{Combat Medic}}s tasked with watching for signs of the [[UnstoppableRage Red Thirst]], RedThirst]], which the Chaplains then take command of those who have fallen to it), and the evil version used by the Word Bearers, who preach the twisted dogma that makes men fall to Chaos.
** Speaking
Chaos.
*** The Chaos Space Marines have the Dark Apostles, twisted Chaplains who teach the profane faith
of the Chaos Gods. The Word Bearers, they're basically a ''whole legion'' Bearers in particular are and entire Legion of badass preachers. It's because of this (and the Emperor's rejection of religion entirely) that cause the Horus Heresy Dark Apostles who were ultimately responsible for causing [[Literature/HorusHeresy he most destructive civil war]] in the first place.
* [[DropTheHammer Luthor]] [[DarkMessiah Huss]], a DarkerAndEdgier {{Expy}} of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Martin Luther and Jn Hus]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. Also, pretty much any
setting’s history.
*** Aspect
Warrior Priest or Witch Hunter.Exarchs are the warrior priests of Kaela Mensha Khaine, the [[SpaceElves Eldar]] god of murder and warfare, and they have [[MindHive multiple lifetimes]] worth of experience in battle.
16th Apr '17 3:09:49 PM nombretomado
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** Several Chapters have their own takes on Chaplains. The SpaceWolves have Wolf Priests (Space Viking shamans that can cause storms and earthquakes), BloodAngels have Sanguinary Priests ({{Combat Medic}}s tasked with watching for signs of the [[UnstoppableRage Red Thirst]], which the Chaplains then take command of those who have fallen to it), and the evil version used by the Word Bearers, who preach the twisted dogma that makes men fall to Chaos.

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** Several Chapters have their own takes on Chaplains. The SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] have Wolf Priests (Space Viking shamans that can cause storms and earthquakes), BloodAngels have Sanguinary Priests ({{Combat Medic}}s tasked with watching for signs of the [[UnstoppableRage Red Thirst]], which the Chaplains then take command of those who have fallen to it), and the evil version used by the Word Bearers, who preach the twisted dogma that makes men fall to Chaos.
28th Mar '17 7:11:28 PM DustSnitch
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Related to TurbulentPriest who fights with his words. Subtrope of RealMenLoveJesus. Contrast with SinisterMinister. If [[{{Jesus}} the Lord Himself]] is kicking ass, that's KungFuJesus.

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Related to TurbulentPriest who fights with his words. Subtrope of RealMenLoveJesus. Contrast with SinisterMinister. If [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Lord Himself]] is kicking ass, that's KungFuJesus.



* An awful lot of prophet heroes from Literature/TheBible. Elijah, for example, is a prophet and preacher who survives living under a corrupt regime, kills a whole bunch of Baal-worshippers after proving their god false, and ''[[SuperSpeed outruns a chariot]]''. His [[Franchise/StarWars padawan]], Elisha, could command ''[[BearsAreBadNews attack bears]]''. Moses and Aaron stood up to the Egyptian Pharaoh, and would later become the chief prophet and chief priest respectively. Oh, and then there's {{Jesus}}, who when not preaching personally out-argued {{Satan}} and managed to keep enough composure while'' '''mid-crucifixion''' ''to [[BadassPacifist ask the Lord to forgive the men who killed him]].

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* An awful lot of prophet heroes from Literature/TheBible. Elijah, for example, is a prophet and preacher who survives living under a corrupt regime, kills a whole bunch of Baal-worshippers after proving their god false, and ''[[SuperSpeed outruns a chariot]]''. His [[Franchise/StarWars padawan]], Elisha, could command ''[[BearsAreBadNews attack bears]]''. Moses and Aaron stood up to the Egyptian Pharaoh, and would later become the chief prophet and chief priest respectively. Oh, and then there's {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, who when not preaching personally out-argued {{Satan}} and managed to keep enough composure while'' '''mid-crucifixion''' ''to [[BadassPacifist ask the Lord to forgive the men who killed him]].
21st Mar '17 6:35:42 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/{{Quazi}}'', Protopresbyter Pyotr turns out to be the legendary Army Captain Pyotr Melenkov, who repelled the Risen attack on Moscow during the days of the ZombieApocalypse by positioning his tanks along the Ring Road. His fame nearly made him President, but he left the public eye in remorse over killing so many people, even if they were undead, and joined the Church. He volunteers to join Denis and Mikhail to enter the Temple that holds over a thousand hungry Risen. When asked by Denis whether Pyotr believes in God (considering the undead situation), Pyotr answers that it doesn't matter, all that matter is that God believe in him. [[spoiler:He ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to keep the undead horde from being unleashed on Moscow and is torn to pieces, leaving nothing to Rise.]]
19th Mar '17 11:12:27 AM gsv
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* ''Series/TheATeam'': The episode ''Pure-Dee Poison'' starts with a reverend strolling into a moonshine roadhouse and shotgunning the stock. The very next scene, he knocks a pistol out of a thug's hand and takes him down. Turns out he's a former paratrooper and knows the Team from Vietnam.
24th Feb '17 2:23:41 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Salkahazi Blessed Sara Salkahazi]], Hungarian/Slovakian nun who sheltered at least 100 Jewish persons and helped them flee Budapest. After her cover was blown and some of her protegèes were captured by a local pro-Nazi group, she and other five women were summarily executed.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Salkahazi Blessed Sara Salkahazi]], Hungarian/Slovakian nun who sheltered at least 100 Jewish persons and helped them flee Budapest. After her cover was blown and some of her protegèes were captured by a local pro-Nazi group, the Arrow Cross party, she and other five women were summarily executed.executed by the Danube river.
6th Feb '17 3:43:06 AM Ladyofpayne
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* [[http://https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Lodeserto]] - this man

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* [[http://https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Lodeserto]] - this man Cesare Lodeserto resques sex-trafficed women and putting his life at stake.
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