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5th Oct '17 12:49:38 PM Adeon
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** The Cult Mechanicus has an even more literal version of this recognizing the Emperor as the physical manifestation of the Omnissiah (machine god) and part of a trinity with The Omnissiah, The Emperor and The Motive Force.

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** The Cult Mechanicus has an even more literal version of this recognizing the Emperor as the Omnissiah, the physical manifestation of the Omnissiah (machine god) machine god and part of a trinity with The Machine God, The Omnissiah, The Emperor and The Motive Force.
5th Oct '17 12:42:38 PM Adeon
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** The Cult Mechanicus has an even more literal version of this recognizing the Emperor as the physical manifestation of the Omnissiah (machine god) and part of a trinity with The Omnissiah, The Emperor and The Motive Force.
16th Sep '17 12:39:44 AM Luppercus
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Compare: AnimeCatholicism, NunsAreMiko, HijackedByJesus, FauxSymbolism, InterfaithSmoothie, KingOfAllCosmos, FantasyPantheon. See also YouMeanXmas, GodOfGood and GodOfEvil. Not to be confused with FantasyCounterpartCulture Christianity; a key element of CrystalDragonJesus is that it keeps the trappings of Christianity but substitutes a markedly different being in the deity's role. Also not to be confused with ChurchOfSaintGenericus, which is about churches whose denomination is unmentioned to avoid audience alienation/distraction. Is usually the center of a PhysicalReligion.

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SubTrope of FantasyCounterpartReligion. Compare: AnimeCatholicism, NunsAreMiko, HijackedByJesus, FauxSymbolism, InterfaithSmoothie, KingOfAllCosmos, FantasyPantheon. See also YouMeanXmas, GodOfGood and GodOfEvil. Not to be confused with FantasyCounterpartCulture Christianity; a key element of CrystalDragonJesus is that it keeps the trappings of Christianity but substitutes a markedly different being in the deity's role. Also not to be confused with ChurchOfSaintGenericus, which is about churches whose denomination is unmentioned to avoid audience alienation/distraction. Is usually the center of a PhysicalReligion.



** The Ishvalan religion seems to qualify as Crystal Dragon Islam. The Ishvalans have a vaguely Middle Eastern feel, and they are monotheists who worship a deity called Ishvalah, which sounds a lot like Allah (as well as Ishvar, the Sanskrit word for "god", so it could be coincidental). WordOfGod says that they're essentially what would happen if the indigenous Ainu settled in a Middle Eastern environment.



* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'': Maklu is a religious figure that vaguely resembles a demonic Buddha and he is worshiped across [[TheUnderworld the Labyrinth]] by both humans and demons. Though not much is known about him and his religion, its presumed he is a benevolent being despite his hellish visage, with some of his ardent followers such as [[LadyOfBlackMagic Satasha]] serving as companions to TheHeroine.



** The Force is part this and part Eastern beliefs. The ins and outs of Forceism can be found in detail [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Force here.]] Like so many things, it's become more complicated than Lucas could have possibly imagined.



* ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Literature/TheTamuli'':
** The Elene church is a Catholic substitute. There is no direct proxy for Jesus himself, though. With no Jesus proxy around, Creator/DavidEddings is thereby free to parody dogma by making the Elene Church [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a massively complex and encroaching institution worshiping an aloof and distant sort of god]]. One of the other, more interventionist gods actually [[{{Anvilicious}} complains about the fact the Elene God is a crotchety old bugger obsessed with making up rules]]. Mind you, that's the worst thing she has to say about him, and they seem to have a decent working relationship. The religious hatred among their human followers was the followers' own idea.
** The Eshandist Heresy, an early offshoot of Eleneism, is located in a region that is reflective of the Arab region, and its leaders are compared in an unsavory way to Islamic prophets.
** On the neighboring continent, an offshoot of Eleneism is similar to Protestantism in its rejection of the central authority.
** The Styrics have many common traits with Jews: largely without a homeland, persecuted and frequently slaughtered by Elenes for no very good reason, eschew eating pork. However, their actual theology is polytheistic, and their relationship with their gods is more personal than that of Judaism.



** The worship of the Old Gods frequently invokes shades of various druidic and pagan faiths of pre-Christian Europe.
** The worship of R'hllor, which comes from outside the Seven Kingdoms, bears a great similarity to Zoroastrianism, with two diametrically opposed but equally powerful deities locked in conflict. Also, as with Zoroastrianism, adherents of R'hllor place a high religious emphasis on fire, believing it to be sacred.



* The ''Literature/QuintaglioAscension'' trilogy features a species of intelligent Tyrannosaurs who worship a planet as "The Face of God", discovered by the Prophet Larsk (whose descendants are the imperial rulers of their people), which they make a ritual pilgrimage to view. In some ways its more like a fantasy Islam, not Christianity: the prophet, the secular rulers staking their claims to power through relation with him, and pilgrimages. However, it has a clergy which seems more like Catholic Christianity, although they are portrayed as pretty corrupt (they are the only Quintaglios able to lie, for instance). However, they also have the bloodpriests who kill seven out of eight hatchlings to keep the population under control, which has no real counterpart in either religion (although many cultures have practiced infanticide, just usually not ritually). The discovery that the Face of God is ''merely'' a planet explicitly parallels Galileo. In addition, there's a religion which exists underground at first which was the dominant one before worshiping the "Five Original Hunters" with a prophesied savior known as "The One". Both religions worship a Goddess that created all things, sacrificed parts of herself to create the Quintaglios, and has Sacred Scrolls as their scripture.



** The Lord of Light, a fire deity whose followers insistently describe him as the "one true God" in opposition to a evil counterpart god, bears a strong resemblance to UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} and UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.
** The Ironborn's faith of the Drowned God, inspired by Scandinavian mythology, is a monotheist religion based on a god who died (drowned) but came back to life and is eternally at war with the satanic Storm God. This resurrection is the basis for the Ironborn's creed "What is dead may never die," and their practice of baptism in sea water. They also believe that if they serve the Drowned God well (by keeping to the GoodOldWays of RapePillageAndBurn) they will be reborn into his halls beneath the sea after their death.



* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the main Martian faith seems to resemble Hinduism or Buddhism. It has a reincarnation system built along caste lines with an end goal of ascending to heaven to be amongst the Ancients.



** The Thamarite cults are a weird blend of theistic and [=LaVeyan=] Satanism, with a vaguely-Objectivist moral philosophy, emphasis on magic, and worship of the Morrowans' Satan equivalent (and Morrow's twin sister).
** Meanwhile, the Menites are more of an InterfaithSmoothie; they worship the creator of humanity, Menoth, exclusively, and are the religion that Morrowans grew out of, making their religion an obvious counterpart to Judaism (complete with being a persecuted minority in strongly-Morrowan Cygnar). They also have elements of the more sinister side of Catholicism (their Scrutator priest-judges are heavily inspired by the Inquisition, and they really like burning heretics), and in the Protectorate, they have elements of Islam (they even recently converted the Idrians, the setting's resident [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Arab equivalents]]) and possibly Mormonism (forming a new nation in the desert after the rise of a new prophet and violent conflict with America-equivalent Cygnar).



* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world, some religions seem to worship Pokemon, typically powerful Legendaries. The anime has a few Buddhist parallels early on, but the game religions don't really seem to be based off anything. However, there is a church type building in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', where the people talk in a rather preachy manner too.



* The main religion of the Britain of ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' is a kind of monotheistic goddess worship presided over by priestesses. It seems to be a mix of real world paganism with a monotheistic Christian aspect.



* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Non-Christian variant. The multiverse is clearly very heavily inspired by Hinduism, with a multitude of gods that are technically the same being, themes of balance and mirrored forces, and so on. At the same time, it is not actually attempting to ''be'' Hinduism. It does have a few Christian elements, with angels as upholders of the Law and devils as powerful tricksters that exist outside it.



* Aang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is an interesting case. The concept of an "Avatar" is one taken from Hinduism and Buddhism, meaning a god who has taken mortal form. However, there are many separate philosophies across the world which seem to hold elements from other Asian, Pagan and Native American belief systems. Specifically, the mythology of Aang as the Avatar is lifted directly from The Dalai Lama, down to reincarnation and being chosen at a young age by ancient toys and heirlooms from the previous Avatar's possessions. The creators even named him "Buddha Boy" as a working name before they came up with "Aang".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the Avatarverse's cosmology is basically made into a blend of Shinto, Taoism and Zoroastrianism: as with the previous series, [[NatureSpirit nature spirits]] are abundant, but the two most powerful ones are embodiments of light and darkness that are constantly fighting for control of the world. [[spoiler:And the Avatar is the light spirit's fusion with a human soul.]]
10th Sep '17 6:57:22 PM carkaroth
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*The Light in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' draws heavily on medieval Christianity for its imagery and terminology.
9th Sep '17 9:12:45 AM SwampAdder
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** It should also be noted that Gandalf undergoes a Christic transformation. He dies when he falls from the Bridge of Khazad-dûm. When he is reborn, he is no longer "the Grey," but "the White," and come into his full power. The description of him when Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli first encounter him in Fangorn Forest after his transformation is reminiscent of the description of Daniel's vision of the Ancient of Days.
8th Sep '17 4:28:39 PM Carliro
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** The polytheistic settings of Theros and Amonkhet are based off historical Greek and Egyptian religions, respectively.
** The Legion of Dusk in Ixalan is based off Catholicism, as to be expected from conquistador analogues. The twist being that they are also ''vampires''; in particular, their tradition of Blood Fasts, holding off blood consumption for a while, is reminiscent of Lent and similar traditions. The Sun Empire from the same setting is based off Aztec sun-worship, but it is fairly unique in being a form of monotheism in which the sun is perceived in three distinct aspects (distinctively separated from Trinity theology by WordOfGod), which if anything is more similar to Egyptian perceptions on Khepri, Ra and Atum.
3rd Sep '17 6:14:47 AM eroock
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[-[[caption-width-right:359:"Our Father, [[AnAxeToGrind who wields an axe]], hallowed be thy name..."]]-]

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1st Sep '17 7:35:56 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* The unnamed religion in ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' is ambiguously Judeo-Christian. They have pastors, a church with traditional Gothic architecture, pews, and stained glass, and both saints and a Pope. They also celebrate Easter and Halloween, but not Christmas. On the other hand, the symbol is an 8-pointed star, God is referred to as a "They", "Longest Night" is a solstice celebration, and the three words appearing in the sanctuary are Faith, Hope, and ''Joy'' ("Love" is the equivalent [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} fruit of the spirit]]).

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* The unnamed religion in ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' is ambiguously Judeo-Christian. They have pastors, a church with traditional Gothic architecture, pews, and stained glass, and both saints and a Pope. They also celebrate Easter and Halloween, but not Christmas. On the other hand, the symbol is an 8-pointed star, God is referred to as a "They", "Longest Night" is a solstice celebration, and the three words appearing in the sanctuary are Faith, Hope, ''Peace'', and ''Joy'' ("Love" is ("Hope, and Love" are the equivalent [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} fruit fruits of the spirit]]).
31st Aug '17 2:16:01 PM Malady
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* ''AllodsOnline'' has Tenses, who was an archmage that sacrificed himself to grant everyone immortality of the soul. The church of Tenses in Kania has trappings very similar to [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Russian Orthodox Church]]. There is also Nezeb, who is a Crystal Dragon Lenin.

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* ''AllodsOnline'' ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'' has Tenses, who was an archmage that sacrificed himself to grant everyone immortality of the soul. The church of Tenses in Kania has trappings very similar to [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Russian Orthodox Church]]. There is also Nezeb, who is a Crystal Dragon Lenin.
26th Aug '17 10:46:24 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has the Order of Lorelei. Although it doesn't follow a god, but it has a prophecy known as the Score and the robes the Order members have highly resemble those of Catholic priests. The one from Mohs would be the biggest offender. It gets better- the official ordination of a Catholic priest is "presbyter," meaning "elder."

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has the Order of Lorelei. Although it doesn't follow a god, but it has a prophecy known as the Score and the robes the Order members have highly resemble those of Catholic priests. The one from Mohs would be the biggest offender. It gets better- the official ordination of a Catholic priest is "presbyter," meaning "elder."" Also, interestingly enough there is an actual Jesus {{Expy}} according to the [[MagicAIsMagicA physics]] and a (literal) word of god via Lorelei [[spoiler: in the form of TheHero Luke; as a replica, with Lorelei's fonic signature, he's pure seventh fonons...just like Lorelei making him the [[GodInHumanForm Other Lorelei]]. He also does a HeroicSacrifice to save the world and ([[GainaxEnding maybe]]) even comes back to life some time after.]]
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