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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.
28th Jan '16 8:28:29 AM MasterGhandalf
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* Subverted in Creator/MargaretWeis and Creator/TracyHickman's ''Dragonships'' series. Aelon, Lord of the New Dawn, is a monotheistic deity whose church is based in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Rome and seeks to convert the world in the name of order, civilization, and their god, but it becomes increasingly apparent that there's something a bit... off about the whole deal, particularly in how Aelon seems to ''encourage'' a KnightTemplar attitude in his followers. [[spoiler: That's because Aelon isn't a Crystal Dragon Jesus, he (or she, or it - Aelon has lots of forms) is actually the local SatanicArchetype instead]].
20th Jan '16 6:29:44 AM Adept
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* In ''HauntedJunction'', Haruto Hojo is selected to be one of the three members of the Holy Student Council (the others being a Shinto miko and the son of a Buddhist monk) because his father is a Christian priest. The denomination is ''extremely'' vague... the priest's vestments are similar to a Jesuit's robes but in all white, he can marry and have a family, has the icons in his church that bear a strong resemblance to the Virgin Mary, and is skilled in the ways of HermeticMagic with no qualms about teaching his son enough to make a spirit trapping spell. (Note that some rites in the Catholic Church allow priests to marry; just not the Latin rite, which is the largest.)
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* In ''HauntedJunction'', ''Manga/HauntedJunction'', Haruto Hojo is selected to be one of the three members of the Holy Student Council (the others being a Shinto miko and the son of a Buddhist monk) because his father is a Christian priest. The denomination is ''extremely'' vague... the priest's vestments are similar to a Jesuit's robes but in all white, he can marry and have a family, has the icons in his church that bear a strong resemblance to the Virgin Mary, and is skilled in the ways of HermeticMagic with no qualms about teaching his son enough to make a spirit trapping spell. (Note that some rites in the Catholic Church allow priests to marry; just not the Latin rite, which is the largest.)
17th Jan '16 8:13:00 PM nombretomado
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* The titular ''StarlightExpress'' is essentially God as worshipped by [[ItMakesSenseInContext the anthropomorphic representations of a young boy's model railway.]]
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* The titular ''StarlightExpress'' ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'' is essentially God as worshipped by [[ItMakesSenseInContext the anthropomorphic representations of a young boy's model railway.]]
14th Jan '16 12:08:27 AM broadwayjr
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** Though interestingly, most of the religious beliefs and mythology in the ''Elder Scrolls'' series are rather close to Hinduism in many regards.
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** Though interestingly, most of the religious beliefs theology and mythology myth in the ''Elder Scrolls'' series are rather close to Hinduism ''Hinduism'' in many regards.
14th Jan '16 12:06:02 AM broadwayjr
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** Though interestingly, most of the religious beliefs and mythology in the ''Elder Scrolls'' series are rather close to Hinduism in many regards.
13th Jan '16 8:44:10 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' is an allegory of Milton's ''Literature/{{Paradise Lost}}'', where the Devil rebels against God and is expelled from heaven. As "Lord Highest", the Dream Maker represents God, and the {{dark lord}} Zordrak represents "Satan Himself" (or "Nasta Shelfim" as he was known in the pilot episode). Planet Dreamstone resembles a cathedral, the interior of the Dream Maker's castle resembles a church, and the volcanic land of Viltheed resembles hell or {{Mordor}}.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' is an allegory of Milton's ''Literature/{{Paradise Lost}}'', ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', where the Devil rebels against God and is expelled from heaven. As "Lord Highest", the Dream Maker represents God, and the {{dark lord}} dark lord Zordrak represents "Satan Himself" (or "Nasta Shelfim" as he was known in the pilot episode). Planet Dreamstone resembles a cathedral, the interior of the Dream Maker's castle resembles a church, and the volcanic land of Viltheed resembles hell or {{Mordor}}.
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