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15th Nov '17 10:06:24 PM Mortvana
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* On ''Series/{{Community}}'' Pierce insists that he is a Laser Lotus Buddist but the rest of the group keeps telling him that he is actually in a cult. Notable claims of his religion include that people's essences are stored in jars until they develop the technology to give them new bodies (these jars bear a striking resemblance to lava lamps), and that its members can develop superhuman powers by advancing to high levels in the church.

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* On ''Series/{{Community}}'' Pierce insists that he is a Laser Lotus Buddist Reformed Neo-Buddist but the rest of the group keeps telling him that he is actually in a cult. Notable claims of his religion include that people's essences are stored in jars called "Energon Pods" until they develop the technology to give them new bodies (these jars bear a striking resemblance to lava lamps), and that its members can develop superhuman powers by advancing to high levels in the church.
14th Nov '17 5:21:23 AM EbrithilBowser
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* In ''[[https://zaubererbruderasp.deviantart.com/art/X-691003917 X]]'', there is a cult, heavily implied to be TheKlan, who summon [[ThoseWackyNazis Adolf Hitler]] out of Hell.
14th Nov '17 3:17:59 AM EbrithilBowser
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* This trope is one of the central themes of AmericanHorrorStoryCult.
9th Nov '17 8:24:47 AM angie710
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* A supposedly-healthy yet horrible (or at least unpopular) diet; beans of various kinds are popular, as well as other vegetarian/vegan options. The purpose of this diet is usually to either break members down or make them easier to control [[note]] It's hard to think for yourself when you're hungry, or not getting enough protein. [[/note]], or to suppress "lustful," "violent," or "base" urges.

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* A supposedly-healthy yet horrible (or at least unpopular) diet; beans of various kinds are popular, as well as other vegetarian/vegan [[StrawVegetarian vegetarian/vegan]] options. The purpose of this diet is usually to either break members down or make them easier to control [[note]] It's hard to think for yourself when you're hungry, or not getting enough protein. [[/note]], or to suppress "lustful," "violent," or "base" urges.
9th Nov '17 8:24:20 AM angie710
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* A supposedly-healthy yet horrible (or at least unpopular) diet; beans of various kinds are popular, as well as other vegetarian/vegan options.

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* A supposedly-healthy yet horrible (or at least unpopular) diet; beans of various kinds are popular, as well as other vegetarian/vegan options. The purpose of this diet is usually to either break members down or make them easier to control [[note]] It's hard to think for yourself when you're hungry, or not getting enough protein. [[/note]], or to suppress "lustful," "violent," or "base" urges.
2nd Nov '17 2:23:47 PM angie710
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* In ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', a [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] cult has managed to gain a stronghold in {{Eagleland}}, following a series of [[GreenAesop environmental disasters]], {{Sterility Plague}}s, and social upheaval. They even took over the country, and managed to change its name to Gilead, and established [[TheTheocracy a theocratic government]] there. Women are treated as second-class citizens and have been divided along the lines of their fertility and marital status: Wives (wives of the wealthiest and most powerful men of Gilead), Econowives (women who are married to less wealthy or powerful men, and also capable of having children without getting a Handmaid involved), Handmaids (women who can't get married due to being considered DefiledForever, but are fertile, and so used to bear children on behalf of Wives who can't), Marthas (older or sterile women who work as household servants), Aunts (women who are too old to bear children, and instruct/brainwash women who have been selected as Handmaids, also the only women allowed any sort of education), Daughters (virgin daughters of wealthy and powerful men, who will one day be given in {{Arranged Marriage}}s to other wealthy men), and [[UnPerson Un-Women]] (women who don't conform to Gilead's ideals, such as [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs lesbians, feminists, and lesbian feminists]], or Handmaids who fail to bear healthy children for their masters, and who are sent to work camps to clean up radioactive sludge without any personal protective equipment.) Scientists, abortion doctors, Catholic priests, homosexuals, and people of color are executed, either by hanging, or by being sent to the aforementioned work camps.

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* In ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', a [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] cult has managed to gain a stronghold in {{Eagleland}}, following a series of [[GreenAesop environmental disasters]], {{Sterility Plague}}s, and social upheaval. They even took over the country, and managed to change its name to Gilead, and established [[TheTheocracy a theocratic government]] there. Women are treated as second-class citizens and have been divided along the lines of their fertility and marital status: Wives (wives of the wealthiest and most powerful men of Gilead), Econowives (women who are married to less wealthy or powerful men, and also capable of having children without getting a Handmaid involved), Handmaids (women who can't get married due to being considered DefiledForever, but are fertile, and so used to bear children on behalf of Wives who can't), Marthas (older or sterile women who work as household servants), Aunts (women who are too old to bear children, and instruct/brainwash women who have been selected as Handmaids, also the only women allowed any sort of education), Jezebels (women who have been sterilized, and who work in brothels that are sanctioned, or at least tolerated, in the Republic of Gilead due to a cultural belief that [[ImAManICantHelpIt men cannot control their lustful urges]], but [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland aren't supposed to]] ''[[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland enjoy]]'' [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland sex with their wives or with Handmaids]]) Daughters (virgin daughters of wealthy and powerful men, who will one day be given in {{Arranged Marriage}}s to other wealthy men), and [[UnPerson Un-Women]] (women who don't conform to Gilead's ideals, such as [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs lesbians, feminists, and lesbian feminists]], Jezebels who [[MenGetOldWomenGetReplaced grow old and lose their sex appeal]], or Handmaids who fail to bear healthy children for their masters, and who are sent to work camps to clean up radioactive sludge without any personal protective equipment.) Scientists, abortion doctors, Catholic priests, homosexuals, and people of color are executed, either by hanging, or by being sent to the aforementioned work camps.
2nd Nov '17 2:07:54 PM angie710
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* In ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', a [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] cult has managed to gain a stronghold in {{Eagleland}}, following a series of [[GreenAesop environmental disasters]], {{Sterility Plague}}s, and social upheaval. They even took over the country, and managed to change its name to Gilead, and established [[TheTheocracy a theocratic government]] there. Women are treated as second-class citizens and have been divided along the lines of their fertility and marital status: Wives (wives of the wealthiest and most powerful men of Gilead), Econowives (women who are married to less wealthy or powerful men, and also capable of having children without getting a Handmaid involved), Handmaids (women who can't get married due to being considered DefiledForever, but are fertile, and so used to bear children on behalf of Wives who can't), Marthas (older or sterile women who work as household servants), Aunts (women who are too old to bear children, and instruct/brainwash women who have been selected as Handmaids, also the only women allowed any sort of education), Daughters (virgin daughters of wealthy and powerful men, who will one day be given in {{Arranged Marriage}}s to other wealthy men), and [[UnPerson Un-Women]] (women who don't conform to Gilead's ideals, such as [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs lesbians, feminists, and lesbian feminists]], or Handmaids who fail to bear healthy children for their masters, and who are sent to work camps to clean up radioactive sludge without any personal protective equipment.) Scientists, abortion doctors, Catholic priests, homosexuals, and people of color are executed, either by hanging, or by being sent to the aforementioned work camps.
31st Oct '17 10:54:15 AM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/VerdictGuilty'', there's a cult dedicating to waking the people up through chaos and destruction, and Yohan is a foot soldier in it. [[spoiler: Actually, it's a tool of the BigBad, who's out for money and power.]]
27th Oct '17 8:19:37 AM angie710
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* MandatoryMotherhood, especially for women, generally with the goal of creating a master race, producing the ChosenOne, producing endless "soldiers" for {{God}} (or a similar figure). Sometimes, these women will almost always be pregnant.

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* MandatoryMotherhood, especially for women, generally with the goal of creating a master race, producing the ChosenOne, producing endless "soldiers" for {{God}} (or a similar figure). [[BabyFactory Sometimes, these women will almost always be pregnant.pregnant, or told that their only or primary purpose is making babies]].




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* Very strict and rigid rules and dogma.
27th Oct '17 8:17:48 AM angie710
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* A network of CulturePolice or ChurchPolice, who "[[BigBrotherIsWatching observe]]" (read: spy on) members behind their backs, and report any (suspected or actual) wrongdoing or questioning to the leader(s).

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* A network of CulturePolice or ChurchPolice, who "[[BigBrotherIsWatching observe]]" (read: spy on) members behind their backs, and report any (suspected or actual) wrongdoing or questioning to the leader(s). There is very much an undercurrent of "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear, and if you have nothing to fear, you have nothing to hide."
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