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7th Apr '18 1:19:08 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has it revealed that the basis for the Nora Tribe's Mother is actually the door to a vault that only responded to Aloy's presence.

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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has it revealed that the basis for the Nora Tribe's Mother All-Mother is actually the door to a vault that only responded to Aloy's presence.presence. Though this is also an unusual example, in that the tribe is [[AllMythsAreTrue both right and wrong.]]
11th Mar '18 8:01:25 PM Roterre
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* Doing the "Act 1, Scene 1" scissor clap in front of the Camera before a take when filming. Used to be done so you could sync the sound of the clap to the frame where it clapped from where the two were different physical media. In the age of digital filming it serves no purpose whatsoever, but amateurs who film on their iPhone still do it since they recognize the ritual from countless documentaries and films that they learned the craft from.
12th Feb '18 7:18:35 AM RedScharlach
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was worshiped by a tribe of Eskimos after WWII while he was still frozen in a block of Arctic ice. Part of why he eventually thawed was because Namor, furious at what he perceived to be the Eskimo's idiocy in their choice of religion, hurled Cap's ice block into the ocean, and the currents pulled it into warmer climes. A much later story had a young man of the tribe utterly bewildered that his grandfather ''still'' worshipped Captain America.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was worshiped by a tribe of Eskimos after WWII while he was still frozen in a block of Arctic ice. Part of why he eventually thawed was because Namor, furious at what he perceived to be the Eskimo's Eskimos' idiocy in their choice of religion, hurled Cap's ice block into the ocean, and the currents pulled it into warmer climes. A much later story had a young man of the tribe utterly bewildered that his grandfather ''still'' worshipped Captain America.



* A nuclear weapons worshipping civilisation turned up in one issue of the Dutch comic ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.

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* A nuclear weapons worshipping weapons-worshipping civilisation turned up in one issue of the Dutch comic ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.



** In "The Doctor's Daughter", the humans and Hath have both convinced themselves that reclaiming "the Source" and denying it to the other race is a holy mission, having long since forgotten it's just [[spoiler: a terraforming device both sides were intended to activate together]].

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** In "The Doctor's Daughter", the humans and Hath have both convinced themselves that reclaiming "the Source" and denying it to the other race is a holy mission, having long since forgotten it's just [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a terraforming device both sides were intended to activate together]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' the Book of Omens is a AncientArtifact, the singular source of history, mythology and theology for the [[{{Catfolk}} Cats]] of the kingdom of Thundera. Lost for generations, ShroudedInMyth, FamedInStory and dogged by [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions skepticism]], its reputed as a GreatBigBookOfEverything, the source by which its kings orate their history, a TomeOfFate to the [[TheOrder order]] of [[ChurchMilitant Clerics]] who maintain its {{Ancient Tradition}}s, and a source of fascination to those who believe its tales of LostTechnology. Two of Thundera's best generals were sent questing for it for years, but when Thundera is invaded by ancient OutsideContextProblem Mumm-Ra, head Cleric Jaga reveals that its definitely real, and sends young Prince Lion-O racing to find it before Mumm-Ra can. Once discovered it [[spoiler: appears to be a BlankBook, but is actually a {{Magitek}} computer that]] will reveal the key to defeating Mumm-Ra.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' the Book of Omens is a an AncientArtifact, the singular source of history, mythology and theology for the [[{{Catfolk}} Cats]] of the kingdom of Thundera. Lost for generations, ShroudedInMyth, FamedInStory and dogged by [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions skepticism]], its it's reputed as to be a GreatBigBookOfEverything, the source by which its kings orate their history, a TomeOfFate to the [[TheOrder order]] of [[ChurchMilitant Clerics]] who maintain its {{Ancient Tradition}}s, and a source of fascination to those who believe its tales of LostTechnology. Two of Thundera's best generals were sent questing for it for years, but when Thundera is invaded by ancient OutsideContextProblem Mumm-Ra, head Cleric Jaga reveals that its it's definitely real, and sends young Prince Lion-O racing to find it before Mumm-Ra can. Once discovered it [[spoiler: appears [[spoiler:appears to be a BlankBook, but is actually a {{Magitek}} computer that]] will reveal the key to defeating Mumm-Ra.
26th Jan '18 5:49:14 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition ''[[ForgottenRealms Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting]]'' mentions a Cult of Entropy in the nation of Chessenta. This cult worshiped a giant, explicitly nonsentient ''sphere of annihilation'' (basically an artifact that disintegrates anything that touches it). A 4th edition issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine [[RetCon retconned]] this cult into worshiping a [[EldritchAbomination primordial embodiment of chaos]] that had been [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in the form of a]] ''[[SealedEvilInACan sphere of annihilation]]''.

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* The ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition ''[[ForgottenRealms ''[[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting]]'' mentions a Cult of Entropy in the nation of Chessenta. This cult worshiped a giant, explicitly nonsentient ''sphere of annihilation'' (basically an artifact that disintegrates anything that touches it). A 4th edition issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine [[RetCon retconned]] this cult into worshiping a [[EldritchAbomination primordial embodiment of chaos]] that had been [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in the form of a]] ''[[SealedEvilInACan sphere of annihilation]]''.
23rd Jan '18 4:21:29 PM infernape612
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-->-- '''Various {{Mii}}s,''' '''''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'''''

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-->-- '''Various {{Mii}}s,''' '''''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'''''
''VideoGame/TomodachiLife''
16th Jan '18 6:35:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has a temporal anomaly sending a Toys/{{Furby}}-like toy called Beebo to approximately 1000 AD into Vinland, the Viking colony in North America. Beebo is seen by them as something of a god, and its preprogrammed phrases (such as "Beebo is hungry") are interpreted as a call to war and conquest, resulting the Vikings conquering the entire continent (naming it New Valhalla) instead of abandoning the colony and going home.
15th Jan '18 7:47:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/MenInBlackII'' a race of tiny aliens living in a rental locker worship a watch that K left behind. When K retrieves this watch, J replaces it with his own, becoming a new deity for the locker people.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlackII'' a race of tiny aliens living in a rental locker worship a watch that K left behind. When K retrieves this watch, J replaces it with his own, becoming a new deity for the locker people. They also treat a video rental card as if it was the Ten Commandments, interpreting the words in their own way. For example, "Be kind! Rewind!" is seen as "Reconcile your past in order to move into your future!" and "Two for one every Wednesday" means "Give twice as much as ye receive on our most sacred of days. Every Wednesday." Unfortunately, things start to get nasty with "Large adult entertainment section in the back."
4th Jan '18 3:27:58 PM JackG
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** In "Deliverance", the descendants of an AfterTheEnd society await a god from the skies with the knowledge to launch the [[TheArk rocket with genetic bank]] to [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture start their race on another world]]. Likely an InvokedTrope as the scientist who built the rocket was killed off, and the survivors would know that only aliens capable of interstellar travel would have the knowledge to repair it. Avon appears and is [[AwesomeEgo entirely willing to take on the role]].

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** In "Deliverance", the descendants of an AfterTheEnd society await a god from the skies with the knowledge to launch the [[TheArk rocket with genetic bank]] to [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture start their race on another world]]. Avon is [[AwesomeEgo entirely willing to take on the role]]. Likely an InvokedTrope as the scientist who built the rocket was killed off, and the survivors would know that only aliens capable of interstellar travel would have the knowledge to repair it. Avon appears and is [[AwesomeEgo entirely willing to take on the role]].it.
24th Dec '17 2:28:19 AM walruspoko
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There is a mythical character they call "John Frum", who they believe to be the source or harbinger of their prosperity (some anthropologists think this may have been the result of American soldiers introducing themselves as "John, from [America]"). Interestingly, it has helped prevent many older traditions of the islanders being wiped out by conversion to Christianity.

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There is a mythical character they call [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Frum "John Frum", Frum"]], who they believe to be the source or harbinger of their prosperity (some anthropologists think this may have been the result of American soldiers introducing themselves as "John, from [America]"). Interestingly, it has helped prevent many older traditions of the islanders being wiped out by conversion to Christianity.
23rd Dec '17 11:57:54 PM JackG
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** In "Power", another AfterTheEnd society decided to [[LuddWasRight destroy all their technology]] and start again from the beginning. The HypercompetentSidekick of local chieftain Gunn Sar has found a MasterComputer room that he uses to secretly keep things running for their barbarian descendants.

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** In "Power", another AfterTheEnd society decided to [[LuddWasRight destroy all their technology]] and start again from the beginning. The HypercompetentSidekick of local chieftain Gunn Sar has found a MasterComputer room they missed, that he uses to secretly keep things running for their barbarian descendants.
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