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5th Sep '17 10:19:08 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': It didn't show that often, but Father Mulcahy had his moments, such as helping a wounded soldier relax and wait for treatment by punching him (the patient did throw the first punch), or convincing Greek and Turkish soldiers to stop arguing with a speech from "the book of Threats" as the clerk put it. He also disarmed a soldier ''who threatened him with a rifle at point-blank range'' once and once performed an emergency tracheotomy under enemy fire. He also routinely carried out potentially dangerous dealings with the black marketeers and in the series finale braved enemy shelling to bring a group of POW's into shelter.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': It didn't show that often, but Father Mulcahy had his moments, such as helping a wounded soldier relax and wait for treatment by punching him (the patient did throw the first punch), or convincing Greek and Turkish soldiers to stop arguing with a speech from "the book of Threats" as the clerk put it. He also disarmed a soldier ''who threatened him with a rifle at point-blank range'' once and once performed an emergency tracheotomy under enemy fire. He also routinely carried out potentially dangerous dealings with the black marketeers and in the series finale braved enemy shelling to bring a group of POW's into shelter.shelter [[spoiler:at the cost of his hearing]].
3rd Sep '17 9:53:57 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[http://https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Lodeserto]] Cesare Lodeserto resques sex-trafficed women and putting his life at stake.

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* [[http://https://it.[[http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Lodeserto]] org/wiki/Cesare_Lodeserto Cesare Lodeserto Lodeserto]] resques sex-trafficed women and putting his life at stake.
22nd Aug '17 11:40:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* Pope John Paul II during his studies for the priesthood worked with [[LaResistance the Polish Resistance]] and is credited by B'nai B'rith for saving the lives of several Polish Jews from the Nazis. He then continued fighting when the Communists supplanted the Nazis, and is now remembered along with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher as part of the coalition of Western leaders who finally brought the SovietUnion to its knees and ended the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.

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* Pope John Paul II during his studies for the priesthood worked with [[LaResistance the Polish Resistance]] and is credited by B'nai B'rith for saving the lives of several Polish Jews from the Nazis. He then continued fighting when the Communists supplanted the Nazis, and is now remembered along with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher as part of the coalition of Western leaders who finally brought the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] to its knees and ended the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
19th Aug '17 6:36:10 PM DarkHunter
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* Clerics in general in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. Of particular note is Oswald of Carim, the bishop of the goddess of sin. The FlavorText of his items go out of his way to point out that he is an inhuman swordsman. If you attack him, you'll know it is perfectly accurate.

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* Clerics Many clerics in general ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are not just preachers but holy warriors who are extremely dangerous in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. combat:
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Of particular note is Oswald of Carim, the bishop of the goddess of sin. The FlavorText of his items go out of his way to point out that he is an inhuman swordsman. If you attack him, you'll know it is perfectly accurate.accurate.
** Havel the Rock, famously one of the strongest and toughest fighters ever known, is also a bishop of the Way of White. He is credited with inventing the Magic Barrier and Great Magic Barrier miracles, which block magic attacks (Havel was highly opposed to sorcery, as his sworn enemy Seath the Scaleless invented it).
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]].
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