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21st Jun '16 5:55:36 PM SnowHesher
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* Much like its literary counterpart, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Faith Militant. However, the television version of the Faith Militant is even more frightening and fanatical than the literary version. Whereas the book version of the order is portrayed in a morally ambiguous light (they do good deeds such as protecting the common people from bandits, they don't just cause chaos), the television version of the Faith Militant are basically the Westeros version of the Taliban.
4th Jun '16 4:09:42 AM morenohijazo
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* The Church of Zakarum from the ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series has the paladins, who were founded to protect the monks who were meant to spread the religion. For some reason, the kind, generous, armed knights were more inspiring to the populace than the monks. They faded from view once Zakarum fell under the influence of [[TheCorrupter Mephisto]] and no longer put a lot of effort into converting people, only to make a comeback when the Prime Evils started attacking the mortal world, and Zakarum decided to start converting again. This time, anyone inconvertible was deemed evil and killed. A small band, including any paladin player characters from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', chose to go rogue, and directly confront the Prime Evils. They later discovered that the church they served was corrupt, and had to face several enemies that were themselves examples of this trope.

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* The Church of Zakarum from the ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series has the paladins, who were founded to protect the monks who were meant to spread the religion. For some reason, the kind, generous, armed knights were more inspiring to the populace than the monks. They faded from view once Zakarum fell under the influence of [[TheCorrupter Mephisto]] and no longer put a lot of effort into converting people, only to make a comeback when the Prime Evils started attacking the mortal world, and Zakarum decided to start started converting again. This time, anyone inconvertible was deemed evil and killed. A small band, including any paladin player characters from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', chose to go rogue, and directly confront the Prime Evils. They later discovered that the church they served was corrupt, and had to face several enemies that were themselves examples of this trope.
30th May '16 5:32:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TrinityBlood'', the Vatican is one of the two major world military powers, the other being the vampire-led Empire. The latter, being based in Byzantium, bears a certain resemblance to the home base of the post-schism Eastern Orthodox church.

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* In ''TrinityBlood'', ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', the Vatican is one of the two major world military powers, the other being the vampire-led Empire. The latter, being based in Byzantium, bears a certain resemblance to the home base of the post-schism Eastern Orthodox church.
23rd May '16 5:33:21 AM PaulA
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* The Thirty, in Creator/DavidGemmell's Drenai novels. They're also ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - there's 30 of them. And they are badass.

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* The Thirty, in Creator/DavidGemmell's Drenai Literature/{{Drenai}} novels. They're also ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - there's 30 of them. And they are badass.
14th May '16 12:23:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BloodlineChampions'' has the Guardian and Inhibitor bloodlines, which both are this in job description.
* The Lord's Believers in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' are a faction of [[BeliefMakesYouStupid technophobic]] Church Militants. Their combat bonuses (from fanaticism!) keep them militarily competitive and, incidentally, make them scary fuckers if they manage to steal your weapons research. Which they will, because the same fanaticism makes them awesome spies (can't brainwash 'em, can't break 'em, and more than happy to die in the line of duty!). Or they just get Transcendence before anyone else and instantly win.

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* ''BloodlineChampions'' ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' has the Guardian and Inhibitor bloodlines, which both are this in job description.
* The Lord's Believers in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' are a faction of [[BeliefMakesYouStupid technophobic]] Church Militants. Their combat bonuses (from fanaticism!) keep them militarily competitive and, incidentally, make them scary fuckers if they manage to steal your weapons research. Which they will, because the same fanaticism makes them awesome spies (can't brainwash 'em, can't break 'em, and more than happy to die in the line of duty!). Or they just get Transcendence before anyone else and instantly win.
13th May '16 1:31:49 AM Az_Tech341
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* ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'' features "Fosterism", a parody of American tele-evangelism on one level but very much Church Militant in a political sense

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* ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'' features "Fosterism", a parody of American tele-evangelism on one level but very much Church Militant in a political sensesense.
13th May '16 1:31:19 AM Az_Tech341
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* The organization Film/VanHelsing works for, comprised of the Vatican and representatives of other religions from around the world: one of their blacksmiths was noted saying "what in the name of ''Allah''"

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* The organization Film/VanHelsing works for, comprised of the Vatican and representatives of other religions from around the world: one of their blacksmiths was noted saying "what in the name of ''Allah''"''Allah''."
12th May '16 9:50:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Mike Carey's ''Literature/FelixCastor'' novels has the [[KnightsTemplar Anathemata Curialis]], a militant and officially excommunicated group fighting the return of the undead, partly by using the undead themselves, or any other means available.

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* Mike Carey's ''Literature/FelixCastor'' novels has the [[KnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Anathemata Curialis]], a militant and officially excommunicated group fighting the return of the undead, partly by using the undead themselves, or any other means available.
11th May '16 3:31:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Party members in ''VideoGame/{{Darklands}}'' who have a clerical background would be this. [[spoiler: TheKnightsTemplar are also powerful enemies in this game.]] During a random encounter, the local bishop may demand a special tithe for the right to travel his lands. Should the party refuse and attack, he will fight them along his retinue.

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* Party members in ''VideoGame/{{Darklands}}'' who have a clerical background would be this. [[spoiler: TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are also powerful enemies in this game.]] During a random encounter, the local bishop may demand a special tithe for the right to travel his lands. Should the party refuse and attack, he will fight them along his retinue.



* The Hashishim, aka TheHashshashin, a heretical Ismaili Muslim cult organized by Hasan-i-Sabbah with the goal of overthrowing the Caliphate. They were said to use hashish to induce visions of paradise that the believer would obtain upon his death, though this is considered a myth (especially by the scholar Edward Burman), as the effects of hashish were well known in the Islamic world at the time and any such claims are a later misunderstanding of the sect. The word "assassin" derives from the name of this sect, and derives from Hasan-i-Sabbah's name rather than the word "hashish." Another theory is that the name is "Asasiyun", "those faithful to the foundations" (asa:s) of Islam.
* One of many real, OlderThanPrint orders: The original [[TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]] (and several other crusading orders established thereafter) were originally intended to be an "order militant" of the Catholic church organized along monastic guidelines entrusted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar protect]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Hospitaller provide care for]] Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. However, the Templars gradually grew in power, wealth, and influence to the point that they were largely autonomous of any overseers, whether religious or secular, until the King of France convinced the Pope (who was a virtual captive at Avignon, in French territory) to disband the order and brand them as heretics in 1314 (possibly because he owed them money).

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* The Hashishim, aka TheHashshashin, UsefulNotes/TheHashshashin, a heretical Ismaili Muslim cult organized by Hasan-i-Sabbah with the goal of overthrowing the Caliphate. They were said to use hashish to induce visions of paradise that the believer would obtain upon his death, though this is considered a myth (especially by the scholar Edward Burman), as the effects of hashish were well known in the Islamic world at the time and any such claims are a later misunderstanding of the sect. The word "assassin" derives from the name of this sect, and derives from Hasan-i-Sabbah's name rather than the word "hashish." Another theory is that the name is "Asasiyun", "those faithful to the foundations" (asa:s) of Islam.
* One of many real, OlderThanPrint orders: The original [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]] (and several other crusading orders established thereafter) were originally intended to be an "order militant" of the Catholic church organized along monastic guidelines entrusted to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar protect]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Hospitaller provide care for]] Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. However, the Templars gradually grew in power, wealth, and influence to the point that they were largely autonomous of any overseers, whether religious or secular, until the King of France convinced the Pope (who was a virtual captive at Avignon, in French territory) to disband the order and brand them as heretics in 1314 (possibly because he owed them money).
22nd Apr '16 11:09:51 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'': The EliteArmy called the Companions is technically a militant order of the Church of the Creators, although they stray somewhat from the accepted doctrine and the Pope is looking for an excuse to disband them.
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