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16th May '16 11:55:48 AM Doug86
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* Mitra in Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stories is often portrayed this way. While Set isn't directly analogous to Satan, he is definitely the main evil god in that universe and Mitra's followers think of him as directly opposed to Mitra in ways other gods aren't.

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* Mitra in Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories is often portrayed this way. While Set isn't directly analogous to Satan, he is definitely the main evil god in that universe and Mitra's followers think of him as directly opposed to Mitra in ways other gods aren't.
12th May '16 9:53:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tehlu in ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' seems to be a pretty straightforward example: He created the world, impregnated a virtuous mortal woman with himself, went out preaching and killing demons, and killed himself defeating the devil on an iron wheel... At least according to the Tehlin church, who we can be pretty sure are mostly wrong. We are led to believe that Tehlu does exist, but is probably something completely different. That doesn't stop the church from wearing iron wheels like crosses, arresting people for heresy, having a mysterious secret society of KnightsTemplar, and holding a midwinter festival that is sort of like a cross between Christmas and Halloween.

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* Tehlu in ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' seems to be a pretty straightforward example: He created the world, impregnated a virtuous mortal woman with himself, went out preaching and killing demons, and killed himself defeating the devil on an iron wheel... At least according to the Tehlin church, who we can be pretty sure are mostly wrong. We are led to believe that Tehlu does exist, but is probably something completely different. That doesn't stop the church from wearing iron wheels like crosses, arresting people for heresy, having a mysterious secret society of KnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, and holding a midwinter festival that is sort of like a cross between Christmas and Halloween.
24th Apr '16 5:40:03 PM aye_amber
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* JudasPriest's Painkiller cycle appears to be about such a character.

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* JudasPriest's Music/JudasPriest's Painkiller cycle appears to be about such a character.
29th Mar '16 1:12:40 AM jormis29
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* The Saint Church of Ancient Belka in ''Franschise/LyricalNanoha'' even has Jesus and Shroud of Turin analogues. The main character then adopts ([[CloneJesus Clone]]) Jesus by the end of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS third season]].

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* The Saint Church of Ancient Belka in ''Franschise/LyricalNanoha'' even has Jesus and Shroud of Turin ShroudOfTurin analogues. The main character then adopts ([[CloneJesus Clone]]) Jesus by the end of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS third season]].
13th Mar '16 11:25:28 AM nombretomado
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* Mitra in Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian stories is often portrayed this way. While Set isn't directly analogous to Satan, he is definitely the main evil god in that universe and Mitra's followers think of him as directly opposed to Mitra in ways other gods aren't.

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* Mitra in Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stories is often portrayed this way. While Set isn't directly analogous to Satan, he is definitely the main evil god in that universe and Mitra's followers think of him as directly opposed to Mitra in ways other gods aren't.
18th Feb '16 3:06:02 PM Sammettik
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* [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Ceiling Cat]].
7th Feb '16 10:14:24 AM nombretomado
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* Andraste in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' can easily be mistaken for a Crystal Dragon Jesus, but is in fact much more of a Crystal Dragon Jesus/Mary/Mohammed/Joan of Arc amalgam. She was chosen by [[LowestCosmicDenominator The Maker]] rather late in life to be his prophetess (Mohammed) for being exceptionally devout and a true believer (Mary, Mohammed, Joan). She then unified the factions of dissenters against the religious establishment and created an army which she led on a highly successful [[TheCrusades Exalted March]] (Mohammed, Joan). She was later betrayed by some of her closest generals and advisers (Jesus) and burnt at the stake (Jesus, Joan). However, she was never regarded as a child of the Maker, nor was she ever resurrected.

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* Andraste in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' can easily be mistaken for a Crystal Dragon Jesus, but is in fact much more of a Crystal Dragon Jesus/Mary/Mohammed/Joan of Arc amalgam. She was chosen by [[LowestCosmicDenominator The Maker]] rather late in life to be his prophetess (Mohammed) for being exceptionally devout and a true believer (Mary, Mohammed, Joan). She then unified the factions of dissenters against the religious establishment and created an army which she led on a highly successful [[TheCrusades [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Exalted March]] (Mohammed, Joan). She was later betrayed by some of her closest generals and advisers (Jesus) and burnt at the stake (Jesus, Joan). However, she was never regarded as a child of the Maker, nor was she ever resurrected.
30th Jan '16 11:20:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Church of S'Allumer in ''{{Ironclaw}}'', which even has heterodoxies and heresies based on actual doctrinal disputes of historical Catholicism.
* The polytheistic religions of the various ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings usually have a lawful good deity whose religion is a direct parallel of Christianity. In particular, the church of Paladine (an almost literal Crystal Dragon Jesus who takes the form of a platinum dragon) in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' setting has many direct parallels to Roman Catholicism, including having formerly wielded an incredible amount of political power, and having had an inquisition-like purge against wizards, non-humans, and worshipers of non-Good deities (or, more accurately, non-Paladine deities). Of course, said inquisition was rather on the extreme side, and lead directly to the "departure" of the Gods in the Cataclysm, where they "dropped a mountain on the city of Istar". The Gods themselves spent quite a bit of time attempting to avoid such things. Also notable is that Paladine is Dragonlance's direct parallel to the ubiquitous dragon deity Bahamut, also a Platinum Dragon Jesus, who also takes Tyr's place in post Spellplague ForgottenRealms.

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* The Church of S'Allumer in ''{{Ironclaw}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'', which even has heterodoxies and heresies based on actual doctrinal disputes of historical Catholicism.
* The polytheistic religions of the various ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings usually have a lawful good deity whose religion is a direct parallel of Christianity. In particular, the church of Paladine (an almost literal Crystal Dragon Jesus who takes the form of a platinum dragon) in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting has many direct parallels to Roman Catholicism, including having formerly wielded an incredible amount of political power, and having had an inquisition-like purge against wizards, non-humans, and worshipers of non-Good deities (or, more accurately, non-Paladine deities). Of course, said inquisition was rather on the extreme side, and lead directly to the "departure" of the Gods in the Cataclysm, where they "dropped a mountain on the city of Istar". The Gods themselves spent quite a bit of time attempting to avoid such things. Also notable is that Paladine is Dragonlance's direct parallel to the ubiquitous dragon deity Bahamut, also a Platinum Dragon Jesus, who also takes Tyr's place in post Spellplague ForgottenRealms.



* The Triad of ''ForgottenRealms'' -- Tyr, being the oldest, ruling over the other two, despising evil and injustice, and having the most power at his command, is analogous to the Father. Ilmater, being a selfless and highly merciful god, whose clergy are encouraged to sacrifice themselves to aid those in misfortune, and whose message of hope appeals greatly to the poor and oppressed, is similar to the Son. Torm, with his inspiring courage, his sense of duty and obedience to Tyr, and his conviction in combating or destroying undead and evil forces, is much like the Holy Spirit. And then there are the [[ChurchMilitant paladin orders]], most prominently Tyr's.

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* The Triad of ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' -- Tyr, being the oldest, ruling over the other two, despising evil and injustice, and having the most power at his command, is analogous to the Father. Ilmater, being a selfless and highly merciful god, whose clergy are encouraged to sacrifice themselves to aid those in misfortune, and whose message of hope appeals greatly to the poor and oppressed, is similar to the Son. Torm, with his inspiring courage, his sense of duty and obedience to Tyr, and his conviction in combating or destroying undead and evil forces, is much like the Holy Spirit. And then there are the [[ChurchMilitant paladin orders]], most prominently Tyr's.



* In ''[[TabletopGame/SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', the Vaticine Church, Objectionist, and Ussuran Orthodox Churches stand in for Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Russian Orthodoxy in Theah, a swashbuckling, sorcerous version of medieval Europe. The Vaticine Church also subtly incorporates a few elements of Islam as well. Avalon, the local version of England, even has its version of the Anglican church.

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* In ''[[TabletopGame/SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', the Vaticine Church, Objectionist, and Ussuran Orthodox Churches stand in for Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Russian Orthodoxy in Theah, a swashbuckling, sorcerous version of medieval Europe. The Vaticine Church also subtly incorporates a few elements of Islam as well. Avalon, the local version of England, even has its version of the Anglican church.
29th Jan '16 8:17:55 PM DarkMask
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* The lore of the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise is heavily steeped in old testament of Christianity, in particular the literal designs of the angels featured in the game. It also features a clear {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}-{{Expy}} in Paradiso and Inferno, both of which are populated by [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent infernal demons]], both both ultimately run by goddesses named Jubileus, The Creator and Queen Sheba. ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' expands things by also introducing the {{God}} of Choas, Aesir, who sacrificed his presence in the world to grant humanity free will. Also, while not said outright, it is strongly insinuated that classic religions do exist (what with the presence of churches and nuns), but Paradiso is only worshiped as a FluffyCloudHeaven due to the angels being basically a VillainWithGoodPublicity.

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* The lore of the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise is heavily steeped in old testament of Christianity, in particular the literal designs of the angels featured in the game. It also features a clear {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}-{{Expy}} in Paradiso and Inferno, both of which are populated by [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent infernal demons]], although both both are ultimately run by goddesses named Jubileus, The Creator and Queen Sheba. ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' expands things by also introducing the {{God}} of Choas, Chaos, Aesir, who sacrificed his presence in the world to grant humanity free will. Also, while not said outright, it is strongly insinuated that classic religions do exist (what with the presence of churches and nuns), but Paradiso is only worshiped as a FluffyCloudHeaven due to the angels being basically a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
29th Jan '16 7:54:45 PM DarkMask
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* The lore of the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise is heavily steeped in old testament of Christianity, in particular the literal designs of the angels featured in the game. It also features a clear {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}-{{Expy}} in Paradiso and Inferno, both of which are populated by [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent infernal demons]], both both ultimately run by goddesses named Jubileus, The Creator and Queen Sheba. ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' expands things by also introducing the {{God}} of Choas, Aesir, who sacrificed his presence in the world to grant humanity free will. Also, while not said outright, it is strongly insinuated that classic religions do exist (what with the presence of churches and nuns), but Paradiso is only worshiped as a FluffyCloudHeaven due to the angels being basically a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
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