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15th Oct '17 8:30:46 AM ManchuCandidate
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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' features the Clerics of Calaan; a religious police state that puts its faith in the god Calaan, [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]], mechs and the power of industry. They are currently locked in a war three other factions over control of the rare element Elex.

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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' features the Clerics of Calaan; a religious police state that puts its faith in the god Calaan, [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]], mechs and the power of industry. They are currently locked in a war with three other factions over control of the rare element Elex.
15th Oct '17 8:29:53 AM ManchuCandidate
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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' features the Clerics of Calaan; a religious police state in the god Calaan, [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]], mechs and the power of industry. They are currently locked in a war three other factions over control of the rare element Elex.

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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' features the Clerics of Calaan; a religious police state that puts its faith in the god Calaan, [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]], mechs and the power of industry. They are currently locked in a war three other factions over control of the rare element Elex.
15th Oct '17 8:26:38 AM ManchuCandidate
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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' features the Clerics of Calaan; a religious police state in the god Calaan, [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]], mechs and the power of industry. They are currently locked in a war three other factions over control of the rare element Elex.
23rd Sep '17 12:41:14 PM nombretomado
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** Almost every faction has this to a degree. The Tau follow the words of their religious Ethereals without question, the Orks fight for the flimsiest justification for Gork (or possibly Mork). The Eldar Aspect Warriors all embody an aspect of their war god, Khaine, the Harlequins serve the Laughing God, and so on. The only ones who don't have these are the Dark Eldar (who only care for themselves[[note]]Funnily enough, their actions are not unlike the human sacrifice worship practices of [[AztecMythology the Aztecs]], for all of their sadism and murder provides the god Slannesh a distraction from slowly claiming their own souls - but it doesn't count as they have no reverence for the god what so ever.[[/note]]), the Tyranids (who have no concept of gods), and the Necrons (who ''enslaved'' their gods).

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** Almost every faction has this to a degree. The Tau follow the words of their religious Ethereals without question, the Orks fight for the flimsiest justification for Gork (or possibly Mork). The Eldar Aspect Warriors all embody an aspect of their war god, Khaine, the Harlequins serve the Laughing God, and so on. The only ones who don't have these are the Dark Eldar (who only care for themselves[[note]]Funnily enough, their actions are not unlike the human sacrifice worship practices of [[AztecMythology [[Myth/AztecMythology the Aztecs]], for all of their sadism and murder provides the god Slannesh a distraction from slowly claiming their own souls - but it doesn't count as they have no reverence for the god what so ever.[[/note]]), the Tyranids (who have no concept of gods), and the Necrons (who ''enslaved'' their gods).
18th Sep '17 8:19:56 AM hullflyer
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* The Salvation Army is a LighterAndSofter variation on this, being basically a Protestant group organized around military lines, though they do not carry weapons or engage in violence, being primarily a charitable organization.
26th Aug '17 5:07:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Church of Elemia from ''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia'', as evidenced by Cardinal Radolf's really nice spear. This is because [[spoiler:[[CorruptChurch Bishop Falss]] formed them with the intent to invade Platina.]]

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* The Church of Elemia from ''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'', as evidenced by Cardinal Radolf's really nice spear. This is because [[spoiler:[[CorruptChurch Bishop Falss]] formed them with the intent to invade Platina.]]
20th Aug '17 10:33:55 AM philippos42
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** Most infamously, Daesh is considered a church militant so extreme that just about everybody else apart from Boko Haram hates them with a passion, even the aforementioned Taliban and Hezbollah, who are known to be terrorist extremists.

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** * Most infamously, Daesh (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) is considered a church militant so extreme that just about everybody else apart from Boko Haram hates them with a passion, even the aforementioned Taliban and Hezbollah, who are known to be terrorist extremists.
13th Aug '17 2:27:57 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''LightNovel/IzureShinwaNoRagnarok'', the church is one of the two most influential organizations in the world and the protagonist, Raika, works for them to investigate the other organization, though he has his own reasons for doing so. The militant part comes into play when Raika displays the combat techniques they taught him, which are enough to survive against humans possessed by gods.
11th Aug '17 11:27:46 AM Gregzilla
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Individual members are usually [[TheHunter Hunters]] or {{Warrior Monk}}s and can also be referred to as "church militants" (where "militant" is the noun). Note that this trope really only applies to Western theist/deist religions, as Eastern religions (Buddhism, Shinto, Tao, etc.) are almost always depicted as [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu-slinging]] warrior monks (sometimes Christian/[[CrystalDragonJesus Pseudo-Christian]] monks can be [[AllMonksKnowKungFu kung-fu-slinging]] as well).

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Individual members are usually [[TheHunter Hunters]] [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters of Monsters]] or {{Warrior Monk}}s and can also be referred to as "church militants" (where "militant" is the noun). Note that this trope really only applies to Western theist/deist religions, as Eastern religions (Buddhism, Shinto, Tao, etc.) are almost always depicted as [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu-slinging]] warrior monks (sometimes Christian/[[CrystalDragonJesus Pseudo-Christian]] monks can be [[AllMonksKnowKungFu kung-fu-slinging]] as well).
25th Jul '17 1:25:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''{{Evangeline}}'' comics.

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* The ''{{Evangeline}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Evangeline}}'' comics.



* Vol de Galle, eponymous character of ''The Marquis'', is a former Catholic Inquisitor who fights demons that have infiltrated human society.

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* Vol de Galle, eponymous character of ''The Marquis'', ''Comicbook/TheMarquis'', is a former Catholic Inquisitor who fights demons that have infiltrated human society.



* {{Magdalena}} (originally from ''ComicBook/TheDarkness''), somewhat similarly, is a name passed on from generation to generation of nuns in a certain order that claims to have begun with Mary Magdalene herself.

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* {{Magdalena}} Comicbook/{{Magdalena}} (originally from ''ComicBook/TheDarkness''), somewhat similarly, is a name passed on from generation to generation of nuns in a certain order that claims to have begun with Mary Magdalene herself.



** There's also a Sister Twister who was in the latest incarnation of the SuicideSquad. A woman with distorted features and the power to painfully contort other peoples' bodies, she found God and became a nun. However, her supervillain sadism is still not fully dulled; when asked if the old axiom of "it's better to give than to receive" also applies to ''pain'', she responds that while she hadn't thought of it that way she's ''very'' interested in applying it.

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** There's also a Sister Twister who was in the latest incarnation of the SuicideSquad.Comicbook/SuicideSquad. A woman with distorted features and the power to painfully contort other peoples' bodies, she found God and became a nun. However, her supervillain sadism is still not fully dulled; when asked if the old axiom of "it's better to give than to receive" also applies to ''pain'', she responds that while she hadn't thought of it that way she's ''very'' interested in applying it.
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