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24th Oct '17 2:57:58 AM TrollBrutal
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* Much of superhero tropes is largely about building a Cult around certain characters complete with logos, AnimalMotif, banners and symbols. ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' in particular is a rather classic example, since most of his crime-fighting activity is about creating and making a vulnerable child orphan into a terrifying, impressive, legend and guardian of the city. Batman creates a logo around himself, acts and behaves in a certain manner, weaponizes his legend and reputation, and the city of Gotham likewise becomes a playground for his cult, with the GCPD building a Batsignal that illuminates the night, and the person of Batman being heavily associated with his city to the point that the city is seen as an extension of himself.
3rd Oct '17 2:59:11 PM WillKeaton
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* Music/MichaelJackson is a noble non-political example. Quite a few pop stars have been elevated to legendary proportions by their fans, especially if they died relatively young -- Music/ElvisPresley was the most prominent example for decades, followed closely by John Lennon. By comparison, Jackson ''actively'' cultivated this trope in his lifetime, pushing the ForcedMeme of "The King of Pop" and casting himself as a great humanitarian and FriendToAllChildren. (Consider [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93o05SrWzE this.]]) Moreover, he encouraged fans to regard anything negative reported about him as nothing more than persecution by the sinister mass media. This worked; after his death they went publicly berserk, and the [[http://www.vegasseven.com/ae/2013/05/29/deification-michael-jackson mythologizing around him only continues to grow]], as do UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories and harassment/demonization of those perceived as his enemies.

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* Music/MichaelJackson is a noble non-political example. Quite a few pop stars have been elevated to legendary proportions by their fans, especially if they died relatively young -- Music/ElvisPresley was the most prominent example for decades, followed closely by John Lennon. By comparison, Jackson ''actively'' cultivated this trope in his lifetime, pushing the ForcedMeme of "The King of Pop" and casting himself as a great humanitarian and FriendToAllChildren. (Consider [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93o05SrWzE this.]]) Moreover, he encouraged fans to regard anything negative reported about him as nothing more than persecution by the sinister mass media. This worked; after his death they went publicly berserk, and the [[http://www.vegasseven.com/ae/2013/05/29/deification-michael-jackson mythologizing around him only continues to grow]], grow,]] as do UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories and harassment/demonization of those perceived as his enemies.
3rd Oct '17 2:58:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", Homer travels to India after the Nuclear Plant is outsourced, where he becomes corrupted and takes over, establishing himself as a God. The rest of the family travel to India where they meet Mr. Burns, who takes them in his boat to the plant. When they reach the plant, they find all of the workers chanting to Homer and that they have painted his face on a large silo. Homer is dressed like Mola Ram from TempleOfDoom and the workers are bowing to him as he sits on a throne. Turns out they just liked Homer's American Labor benefits of personal days, coffee breaks, and "mylar balloons on your birthday."

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", Homer travels to India after the Nuclear Plant is outsourced, where he becomes corrupted and takes over, establishing himself as a God. The rest of the family travel to India where they meet Mr. Burns, who takes them in his boat to the plant. When they reach the plant, they find all of the workers chanting to Homer and that they have painted his face on a large silo. Homer is dressed like Mola Ram from TempleOfDoom and the workers are bowing to him as he sits on a throne. Turns out they just liked Homer's American Labor benefits of personal days, coffee breaks, and "mylar balloons on your birthday."
3rd Oct '17 2:58:15 PM WillKeaton
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* In "TheSimpsons" episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", Homer travels to India after the Nuclear Plant is outsourced, where he becomes corrupted and takes over, establishing himself as a God. The rest of the family travel to India where they meet Mr. Burns, who takes them in his boat to the plant. When they reach the plant, they find all of the workers chanting to Homer and that they have painted his face on a large silo. Homer is dressed like Mola Ram from TempleOfDoom and the workers are bowing to him as he sits on a throne. Turns out they just liked Homer's American Labor benefits of personal days, coffee breaks, and "mylar balloons on your birthday."

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* In "TheSimpsons" ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", Homer travels to India after the Nuclear Plant is outsourced, where he becomes corrupted and takes over, establishing himself as a God. The rest of the family travel to India where they meet Mr. Burns, who takes them in his boat to the plant. When they reach the plant, they find all of the workers chanting to Homer and that they have painted his face on a large silo. Homer is dressed like Mola Ram from TempleOfDoom and the workers are bowing to him as he sits on a throne. Turns out they just liked Homer's American Labor benefits of personal days, coffee breaks, and "mylar balloons on your birthday."
3rd Oct '17 2:57:14 PM WillKeaton
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* Borderlands2: Handsome Jack is the Joker CEO version of Comstock; the only thing he does more thoroughly than inflicting pain on the "bandit" citizens of Pandora is plaster his masked face persona across everything Hyperion. ''EVERYTHING''.

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* Borderlands2: ''Borderlands2'': Handsome Jack is the Joker CEO version of Comstock; the only thing he does more thoroughly than inflicting pain on the "bandit" citizens of Pandora is plaster his masked face persona across everything Hyperion. ''EVERYTHING''.
16th Sep '17 12:55:26 PM nombretomado
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* Many religions create a cult of personality around their gods and especially the human founder of their belief system: Christians have JesusChrist, Jews have Moses and Abraham, Muslims have the Prophet Muhammed, Buddhists have Siddhartha Gautama, Scientologists have L. Ron Hubbard and Majority of Raelians have Raël (Claude Vorilhon).

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* Many religions create a cult of personality around their gods and especially the human founder of their belief system: Christians have JesusChrist, UsefulNotes/JesusChrist, Jews have Moses and Abraham, Muslims have the Prophet Muhammed, Buddhists have Siddhartha Gautama, Scientologists have L. Ron Hubbard and Majority of Raelians have Raël (Claude Vorilhon).
17th Aug '17 11:58:50 AM normanale834
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* A key part of the Forsaken in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is their blind obedience to Syllvanas which ''was'' second only to revenge on the Lich King. Her face is the dominating feature of the forsaken icon, their EliteMooks are to a man {{Expy}}s of her, a female Elf, in a primarily human organization. Unlike other races, whose leaders all still have ''some'' degree of loyalty to their people and further their cause varying from [[TheGoodKing Varian, Thrall, Vol'jinn, Baine, and Genn]] to [[MasterRace even]] [[EntitledBastard Garrosh]], Sylvannas is purely out for her own benefit and uses the Forsaken as disposable pawns.

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* A key part of the Forsaken in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is their blind obedience to Syllvanas which ''was'' second only to revenge on the Lich King. Her face is the dominating feature of the forsaken icon, their EliteMooks are to a man {{Expy}}s of her, a female Elf, in a primarily human organization. Unlike other races, whose leaders all still have ''some'' degree of loyalty to their people and further their cause varying from [[TheGoodKing Varian, Thrall, Vol'jinn, Baine, and Genn]] to [[MasterRace even]] [[EntitledBastard Garrosh]], Sylvannas is purely out for her own benefit and uses the Forsaken as disposable pawns.
1st Aug '17 8:22:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The concept of the Cult of Personality has classical origins. In Ancient Egypt and Rome, Pharoahs and Emperors were deified and made into Godlike figures for the people to worship. There were taboos against deificiation while the person was alive but Emperors worked around it to their advantage.

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* The concept of the Cult of Personality has classical origins. In Ancient Egypt and Rome, Pharoahs and Emperors were deified and made into Godlike figures for the people to worship. There were taboos in Roman society against deificiation while the person was alive but Emperors worked around it to their advantage.
24th Jul '17 2:48:02 PM JulianLapostat
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** In general, modern day of the American presidential campaigns, especially over the last fifty years involves promoting a cult of personality around a particular candidate, a cult that endures in cultural memory even after candidacy, years in office and oblivion in the form of ads, memes, and catch-phrases. UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is a well known example, but UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BillClinton, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump are not far behind in terms of promoting a campaign that revolved around images, posters, logos and appeals to personality and image to get people to vote for them.
** This last election [2016 election] became infamous clear example[[note]]mostly from Hillary and Trump supporters with [[StrawmanNewsMedia media doesn't help either]] are massively accusing make [[UpToEleven this problem]] more than other candidates throughout American election[[/note]] that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's better not talk about for obvious reasons]].

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** In general, the modern day of the American presidential campaigns, especially in the age of mass media, over the last fifty years involves promoting a cult of personality around a particular candidate, a cult that endures in cultural memory even after candidacy, years in office and oblivion in the form of ads, memes, and catch-phrases. UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is a well known example, but UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BillClinton, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump are not far behind in terms of promoting a campaign that revolved around images, posters, logos and appeals to personality and image to get people to vote for them. \n** This last election [2016 election] became infamous clear example[[note]]mostly from Hillary and Trump supporters with [[StrawmanNewsMedia media doesn't help either]] are massively accusing make [[UpToEleven this problem]] more than other candidates throughout American election[[/note]] that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's better not talk about for obvious reasons]].
24th Jul '17 2:32:27 PM Franco-America2018
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** This last election [2016 election] became infamous clear example[[note]]mostly from Hillary and Trump supporters with [[StrawmanNewsMedia media doesn't help either]] are massivly accusing make [[UpToEleven this a problem]] than other candidates throughout American election[[/note]] that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's better not talk about for obvious reasons]].

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** This last election [2016 election] became infamous clear example[[note]]mostly from Hillary and Trump supporters with [[StrawmanNewsMedia media doesn't help either]] are massivly massively accusing make [[UpToEleven this a problem]] more than other candidates throughout American election[[/note]] that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's better not talk about for obvious reasons]].
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