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2nd Dec '17 2:44:21 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/Bioshock'': Andrew Ryan, a CorruptCorporateExecutive with money (and forests) to burn and serious beef with anything resembling communism, built an underwater city where he could build a cult of personality that didn't require inventing some kind of ridiculous, communist-inspiring god. And then they accidentally found evidence of a god, and it was a slug. And most of the city realized (A)they missed the sun and the surface of the earth, (B)they had evidence that it was partially shaped instead of naturally evolved, and (C) they could take it all by the balls if they used the bioaugmentations of the slug to become superhuman conquerors and be worshiped as gods. Ryan forced them all to stay inside and play with their toys. Insanity ensued.

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* ''VideoGame/Bioshock'': ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': Andrew Ryan, a CorruptCorporateExecutive with money (and forests) to burn and serious beef with anything resembling communism, built an underwater city where he could build a cult of personality that didn't require inventing some kind of ridiculous, communist-inspiring god. And then they accidentally found evidence of a god, and it was a slug. And most of the city realized (A)they missed the sun and the surface of the earth, (B)they had evidence that it was partially shaped instead of naturally evolved, and (C) they could take it all by the balls if they used the bioaugmentations of the slug to become superhuman conquerors and be worshiped as gods. Ryan forced them all to stay inside and play with their toys. Insanity ensued.ensued.
** ''VideoGame/{{BioshockInfinite}}'': And Columbia is even worse - they built a flying city so they could become All-American Nazis.
2nd Dec '17 2:17:55 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/Bioshock'': Andrew Ryan, a CorruptCorporateExecutive with money (and forests) to burn and serious beef with anything resembling communism, built an underwater city where he could build a cult of personality that didn't require inventing some kind of ridiculous, communist-inspiring god. And then they accidentally found evidence of a god, and it was a slug. And most of the city realized (A)they missed the sun and the surface of the earth, (B)they had evidence that it was partially shaped instead of naturally evolved, and (C) they could take it all by the balls if they used the bioaugmentations of the slug to become superhuman conquerors and be worshiped as gods. Ryan forced them all to stay inside and play with their toys. Insanity ensued.
28th Sep '17 12:48:18 AM PaulA
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* Some of L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s science fiction books use this along with divisions along racial lines, to the point where some characters begin confusing race with ideology. Most notable are ''The Parafaith War'' and ''The Ethos Effect'', with the predominantly Caucasian "Revenants of the Prophet", which evolved out of a merging of Mormons and a white Muslim offshoot sect. The protagonist of ''The Parafaith War'' has to deal with strong suspicion about his motives and loyalties because he [[PhenotypeStereotype looks a lot like a generic Rev]] in a society whose population was mostly derived from south/east Asia.

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* Some of L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Creator/LEModesittJr's science fiction books use duology ''The Parafaith War'' and ''The Ethos Effect'' uses this along with divisions along racial lines, to the point where some characters begin confusing race with ideology. Most notable are ''The Parafaith War'' and ''The Ethos Effect'', with the The predominantly Caucasian "Revenants of the Prophet", which Prophet" evolved out of a merging of Mormons and a white Muslim offshoot sect. The protagonist of ''The Parafaith War'' has to deal with strong suspicion about his motives and loyalties because he [[PhenotypeStereotype looks a lot like a generic Rev]] in a society whose population was mostly derived from south/east Asia.
13th Jul '17 2:22:19 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/FarCry5'' takes place in a county of Montana that has been taken over by a doomsday cult.
20th Jun '17 11:47:50 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheWickerMan'', there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.

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* In ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.
20th Jun '17 11:47:37 AM erforce
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21st May '17 5:16:22 PM nombretomado
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* The aptly named Colony from WereAlive.

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* The aptly named Colony from WereAlive.''AudioPlay/WereAlive''.
13th May '17 6:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Speed of Darkness'', Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Speed of Darkness'', Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.
29th Apr '17 11:09:13 AM CharlesPhipps
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* This is the origin for the Archduchy of Crius in ''Literature/LucifersStar'' which was founded by Prophet Stephen Allenway. Allenway had some strange views about religion (specifically that Jesus was actually a redeemed Lucifer among other quasi-Gnostic beliefs) which made him unwelcome on the PREVIOUS CultColony his followers lived on. Eventually, the Crius cultists took in a bunch of refugees with laws that made them nobility above them and turned their home planet into a FeudalFuture state.
13th Mar '17 5:27:35 AM Doug86
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* The Franchise/StarshipTroopers prequel comic, by Creator/DarkHorseComics, takes place in the Port Joe Smith colony mentioned in the Film section.
* In an Aliens Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.

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* The Franchise/StarshipTroopers ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' prequel comic, comic by Creator/DarkHorseComics, Creator/DarkHorseComics takes place in the Port Joe Smith colony mentioned in the Film section.
* In an Aliens ''[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Aliens]]'' Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.



* In Film/TheWickerMan, there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.

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* In Film/TheWickerMan, ''Film/TheWickerMan'', there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.



* In the Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel Speed of Darkness, Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.

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* In the Franchise/StarCraft ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ExpandedUniverse novel Speed ''Speed of Darkness, Darkness'', Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.



** Nimbus III in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' might qualify once Sybok takes over, .

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** Nimbus III in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' might qualify once Sybok takes over, .over.



* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.

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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.
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