History Main / CargoCult

27th Aug '16 10:28:32 PM Tacitus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series features the Brotherhood Of Steel, a militaristic technology-worshipping cult. Their creed compels them to preserve civilization, but how they apply their beliefs varies depending on the locality and time period. Some seek to prevent the misuse of technology by outsiders, all the while defending communities and helping them develop; others simply hoard technology and devote themselves to the elimination of mutants, regardless of whether or not they are actually hostile. By 2277, much of the Brotherhood have become xenophobic nutjobs who are all too willing to forcefully take anything more sophisticated than a pipe rifle from any wastelanders they encounter.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the town of Megaton has an undetonated atomic bomb in the town square, and much of the early development was done with the help of those who came to worship the bomb. Oddly enough, disarming the bomb seems to have no noticeable effect on the cult (but then again, you can't really tell an armed nuke from the unarmed kind until they blow). While it doesn't necessarily bother him if you do so, disarming the nuke does stop the preacher's never-ending ramblings about the teachings of the Atom in the town square.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series features the Brotherhood Of Steel, a militaristic technology-worshipping cult. post-apocalyptic military order with shades of a technology-worshiping cult. Their creed compels them goal is to preserve civilization, prevent the mistakes of the past and stop anyone from abusing advanced technology, but how they apply their beliefs varies depending go about this depends on the locality location and time period. period. Some seek chapters work to prevent the misuse of technology by outsiders, all the while defending and developing communities and helping them develop; others simply hoard technology and devote themselves to the elimination of mutants, regardless of whether or not they are actually hostile. By 2277, much of the Brotherhood as pseudo-feudal overlords, while other branches have become xenophobic nutjobs paranoid isolationists who are all too willing to forcefully take hoard technology, will forcibly confiscate anything more sophisticated than a pipe rifle from any wastelanders they encounter.
encounter, and are even willing to kill anyone that might share their knowledge with outsiders.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', 3}}'' introduces the town Children of Megaton has an undetonated Atom, a cult that worships the unexploded atomic bomb laying at the heart of the settlement of Megaton. The group is initially more of a pest than anything, since its preacher continuously rambles about Atom's holy Glow, but the ''Broken Steel'' add-on reveals a darker side to the group when a member starts tainting purified water with radiation in her efforts to bring Enlightenment to the rest of the Capital Wasteland. They get worse in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', where most cult members are hostile enemies who attack anyone they see with Gamma Guns and Nuke Grenades, while one group even attempted to get into a pre-War missile silo to grab its warheads. The branch encountered in the town square, and much of ''Far Harbor'' DLC is so eager to experience the early development was done with the help glory of those who came Division that they're willing to worship the bomb. Oddly enough, disarming the bomb seems to have no noticeable effect on the cult (but then again, you can't really tell an armed nuke from the unarmed kind until they blow). While it doesn't necessarily bother him if you do so, disarming the nuke does stop the preacher's never-ending ramblings about the teachings of the Atom commit mass suicide by detonating a nuclear missile in the town square.sub pen they're based at.



** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues the tradition with Diamond City's veneration of "The Wall" that protects them from outside attacks. The wall in question being what we know as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Monster Green Monster]] of Fenway Park (which, incidentally, was usually known as "The Wall" in its early history - it wasn't painted green until 1947).

to:

** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the tradition with denizens of Diamond City's veneration City, constructed in the ruins of Fenway Park, have a nearly religious appreciation for "The Wall" that protects them from outside attacks. The wall in question being what we know as attacks. This was actually the name of the ballpark's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Monster Green Monster]] of Fenway Park (which, incidentally, was usually known as "The Wall" in "Green Monster"]] before it got its early history - it wasn't painted green until 1947).signature paint job in 1947.
6th Aug '16 12:46:27 PM ImpudentInfidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', the Vex, an already advanced and incomprehensible race of robots, came across the Black Heart - a fragment of the Darkness ''even more advanced and incomprehensible they they were''. They saw no other option than to worship it.

to:

* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', the Vex, an already advanced and incomprehensible race of robots, came across the Black Heart - a fragment of the Darkness ''even more advanced and incomprehensible they they were''. They saw no other option than to worship it. This was later explained in the ''Book of Sorrows'' to be a subversion; after they encountered the Hive and their ReligionIsMagic powers they tried it themselves, then kept doing it because ''it worked''.
4th Aug '16 6:17:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Covenant from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In addition to worshiping the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] as literal gods, the Covenant hold all technology created by them as holy, to the point where any attempt to even just trying to better understand, much less improve or modify, any technology reverse-engineered from Forerunner ruins has a big risk of being seen as heresy[[note]]In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana improves the Covenant carrier ''Ascendant Justice's'' slipspace drive and plasma weapons by ''modifying the settings''[[/note]].

to:

* The Covenant from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In addition to worshiping the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] as literal gods, the Covenant hold all technology created by them as holy, to the point where any attempt to even just trying try to better understand, much less improve or modify, any technology reverse-engineered from Forerunner ruins has runs a big risk of being seen as heresy[[note]]In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana improves the Covenant carrier ''Ascendant Justice's'' slipspace drive and plasma weapons by ''modifying the settings''[[/note]].
4th Aug '16 6:16:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Covenant from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and ExpandedUniverse. In addition to worshipping the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] as literal gods, the Covenant hold all technology created by them as holy, to the point where improving or modifying any technology reverse-engineered from Forerunner ruins is tantamount to heresy.[[note]]In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana improves the Covenant Assault Carrier ''Ascendant Justice's'' slipspace drive and plasma weapons by ''modifying the settings.''[[/note]]

to:

* The Covenant from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and ExpandedUniverse. ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In addition to worshipping worshiping the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] as literal gods, the Covenant hold all technology created by them as holy, to the point where improving any attempt to even just trying to better understand, much less improve or modifying modify, any technology reverse-engineered from Forerunner ruins is tantamount to heresy.[[note]]In has a big risk of being seen as heresy[[note]]In ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana improves the Covenant Assault Carrier carrier ''Ascendant Justice's'' slipspace drive and plasma weapons by ''modifying the settings.''[[/note]]settings''[[/note]].
24th Jul '16 2:33:28 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Referenced by name in a few songs by ''My Friend The Chocolate Cake''. A prime example is an antagonistic variation in "The Weather Coast"

to:

* Referenced by name in a few songs by ''My My Friend The Chocolate Cake''. Cake. A prime example is an antagonistic variation in "The Weather Coast"
Coast":



* During his Dandelion Mind tour, comedian BillBailey gets the crowd worshiping an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud oud]].

to:

* During his Dandelion Mind tour, comedian BillBailey Music/BillBailey gets the crowd worshiping an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud oud]].
23rd Jul '16 5:04:39 PM NozzDogg
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' some of the natives of Io, a ruined wasteland of a moon, have taken to worshiping the detritus left behind by Earthling explorers, who looked very much like gods to them with their gleaming RetroRocket.
17th Jul '16 11:21:52 PM RacattackForce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* When information about an upcoming Splatfest is announced in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', it is represented as a message "from on-high" coming through an old fax machine with candles ceremonially placed around it. In the single-player campaign, the Sunken Scroll depicting the fax machine even has a vague metaphysical blurb on it.

to:

* When information about an upcoming Splatfest is announced in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', it is represented as a message "from on-high" coming through an old 1990s fax machine with candles ceremonially placed around it. In the single-player campaign, the Sunken Scroll depicting the fax machine even has a vague metaphysical blurb on it. WordOfGod states the fax machine is [[spoiler: [[AliensStealCable receiving and printing out various mundane arguments were transmitted into space thousands of years ago]], and [[AfterTheEnd reflected back to Earth.]]]]
13th Jul '16 11:08:57 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had an underground village that worshipped a "face-God", a Ganmen that had fallen into the village long ago. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:it was revealed that the high priest knew what it really was, and only used the religion to help enact the harsh rules that were vital for the village to survive]].

to:

* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had an underground village that worshipped worshiped a "face-God", a Ganmen that had fallen into the village long ago. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:it was revealed that the high priest knew what it really was, and only used the religion to help enact the harsh rules that were vital for the village to survive]].



* In one of the episodes of the first season of ''{{Vandread}}'', the Nirvana crew descends upon an aquatic planet who [[GodGuise mistakes them for their "God"]]. They don't mind when the crew mentioned that they weren't Gods, but they do mind when the aforementioned crew was "hurting their true Gods". The Gods that they refer to? The machinelike Harvesters, the same ones that the Nirvana crew have been fighting for at least 5 episodes, who came there for the people's spinal cords (which they knew and willingly offered as part of the religion).

to:

* In one of the episodes of the first season of ''{{Vandread}}'', ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', the Nirvana crew descends upon an aquatic planet who [[GodGuise mistakes them for their "God"]]. They don't mind when the crew mentioned that they weren't Gods, but they do mind when the aforementioned crew was "hurting their true Gods". The Gods that they refer to? The machinelike Harvesters, the same ones that the Nirvana crew have been fighting for at least 5 episodes, who came there for the people's spinal cords (which they knew and willingly offered as part of the religion).
13th Jul '16 3:11:17 AM Iktomi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* According to the Raelians {{Judaism and Christianity}} are this. Raelians believe that an alien race called the Elohim created life on earth, but over time, the species name was mistaken for the name of a deity, and assigned to the God of the Old Testament.

to:

* According to the Raelians {{Judaism Judaism and Christianity}} Christianity are this. Raelians believe that an alien race called the Elohim created life on earth, but over time, the species name was mistaken for the name of a deity, and assigned to the God of the Old Testament.
13th Jul '16 3:10:34 AM Iktomi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* According to the Raelians [[Judaism and Christianity]] are this. Raelians believe that an alien race called the Elohim created life on earth, but over time, the species name was mistaken for the name of a deity, and assigned to the God of the Old Testament.

to:

* According to the Raelians [[Judaism {{Judaism and Christianity]] Christianity}} are this. Raelians believe that an alien race called the Elohim created life on earth, but over time, the species name was mistaken for the name of a deity, and assigned to the God of the Old Testament.
This list shows the last 10 events of 121. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CargoCult