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2nd Dec '15 10:04:00 PM Nohbody
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* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' series uses this, somewhat with Rapture's Andrew Ryan, but most prominently with Columbia's Zachary Comstock, who uses giant posters, statues, buildings, and audio messages to spread his message and paint himself as an all knowing Holy man [[spoiler: except his opposes group [[LaResistance Vox Popuil]] and Protagonist Booker Dewitt]].
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* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series uses this, somewhat with Rapture's Andrew Ryan, but most prominently with Columbia's Zachary Comstock, who uses giant posters, statues, buildings, and audio messages to spread his message and paint himself as an all knowing Holy man [[spoiler: except his opposes group [[LaResistance Vox Popuil]] and Protagonist Booker Dewitt]].
12th Sep '15 6:15:44 PM StFan
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* British satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' skewered excitable people in the ruling Conservative Party who, during TheEighties, were explicitly saying that any criticism of MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''{{Commando}}'' war comics where Thatcher was elevated to The Fuhrer, mighty beloved leader and guardian of the Thousand Year Right, where Tory Party conferences became uniformed affairs held at Nuremburg. This was to make the point that a cult of personality focused on an infallible strong Leader is not a healthy thing for ''any'' country to have, least of all a notional democracy.
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\n* British satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' skewered excitable people in the ruling Conservative Party who, during TheEighties, were explicitly saying that any criticism of MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''{{Commando}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' war comics where Thatcher was elevated to The Fuhrer, mighty beloved leader and guardian of the Thousand Year Right, where Tory Party conferences became uniformed affairs held at Nuremburg. This was to make the point that a cult of personality focused on an infallible strong Leader is not a healthy thing for ''any'' country to have, least of all a notional democracy. \n

3rd Sep '15 2:49:42 AM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'' has mankind being split into two factions: Orakians and Layans, named for the two legendary heroes, Orakio and Laya. They've been at war for a thousand years, with Orakians using androids and raw hardy strength to combat the Layans' tamed monsters and magical techniques.
1st Aug '15 2:07:55 PM nombretomado
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** Universal Century gives us several Zeonic personality cults, modelled on Zeon Zum Deikun (after his death), [[MobileSuitGundam the Zabi family]] (especially [[TheEvilPrince Gihren]]), LadyOfWar [[MobileSuitGundamZZ Haman Khan]], and AcePilot [[CharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] (who is also Zeon Zum Deikun's son and heir).
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** Universal Century gives us several Zeonic personality cults, modelled on Zeon Zum Deikun (after his death), [[MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the Zabi family]] (especially [[TheEvilPrince Gihren]]), LadyOfWar [[MobileSuitGundamZZ [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Haman Khan]], and AcePilot [[CharsCounterattack [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] (who is also Zeon Zum Deikun's son and heir).
29th Jun '15 3:45:03 PM AgProv
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* British satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' skewered excitable people in the ruling Conservative Party who during the NineteenEighties were explicitly saying that any criticism of MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''{{Commando}}'' war comics where Thatcher was elevated to The Fuhrer, mighty beloved leader and guardian of the Thousand Year Right, where Tory Party conferences became uniformed affairs held at Nuremburg. This was to make the point that a cult of personality focused on an infallible strong Leader is not a healthy thing for ''any'' country to have, least of all a notional democracy.
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* British satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' skewered excitable people in the ruling Conservative Party who who, during the NineteenEighties TheEighties, were explicitly saying that any criticism of MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''{{Commando}}'' war comics where Thatcher was elevated to The Fuhrer, mighty beloved leader and guardian of the Thousand Year Right, where Tory Party conferences became uniformed affairs held at Nuremburg. This was to make the point that a cult of personality focused on an infallible strong Leader is not a healthy thing for ''any'' country to have, least of all a notional democracy.
29th Jun '15 3:43:00 PM AgProv
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[[folder: Magazines]] * British satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' skewered excitable people in the ruling Conservative Party who during the NineteenEighties were explicitly saying that any criticism of MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''{{Commando}}'' war comics where Thatcher was elevated to The Fuhrer, mighty beloved leader and guardian of the Thousand Year Right, where Tory Party conferences became uniformed affairs held at Nuremburg. This was to make the point that a cult of personality focused on an infallible strong Leader is not a healthy thing for ''any'' country to have, least of all a notional democracy. [[/folder]]
27th Jun '15 9:00:39 AM Discar
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* A key part of the Forsaken in ''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 Gar]][[EntitledBastard rosh]], 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 ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''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 Gar]][[EntitledBastard rosh]], Sylvannas is purely out for her own benefit and uses the Forsaken as disposable pawns. * ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': Caesar's Legion is a cult following Caesar himself. Legionnaires are brought up (or brainwashed, if they're not born into it) being taught that Caesar is the Son of Mars, charged with conquering the entire world to bring civilization and purpose to a land otherwise concerned with nothing but meaningless survival. Caesar himself realizes that this model will almost certainly result in the Legion collapsing with his death, and so is attempting to conquer New Vegas so that he can transfer the cult to the city and have his legacy survive him.
27th Jun '15 8:57:16 AM Discar
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** Universal Century gives us several Zeonic personality cults, modelled on Zeon Zum Deikun (after his death), [[MobileSuitGundam the Zabi family]] (especially [[TheEvilPrince Gihren]]), LadyOfWar [[MobileSuitGundamZZ Haman Khan]], and AcePilot [[CharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] (who is also Zeon Zum Deikun's son and heir).
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** Universal Century gives us several Zeonic personality cults, modelled on Zeon Zum Deikun (after his death), [[MobileSuitGundam the Zabi family]] (especially [[TheEvilPrince Gihren]]), LadyOfWar [[MobileSuitGundamZZ Haman Khan]], and AcePilot [[CharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] (who is also Zeon Zum Deikun's son and heir).

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* ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'': Alex adores Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.
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* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' series uses this, somewhat with Rapture's Andrew Ryan, but most prominently with Columbia's Zachary Comstock, who uses giant posters, statues, buildings, and audio messages to spread his message and paint himself as an all knowing Holy man [[spoiler: except his opposes group [[LaResistance Vox Popuil]] and Protagonist Booker Dewitt]].
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* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' series uses this, somewhat with Rapture's Andrew Ryan, but most prominently with Columbia's Zachary Comstock, who uses giant posters, statues, buildings, and audio messages to spread his message and paint himself as an all knowing Holy man [[spoiler: except his opposes group [[LaResistance Vox Popuil]] and Protagonist Booker Dewitt]].

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* A lot of religious cults have created a literal cult of personality around their leaders.
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* A lot of religious cults have created a literal cult of personality around their leaders.

* Music/MichaelJackson is a 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 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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17th Apr '15 4:49:25 PM DarthWalrus
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* A key part of the Forsaken in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' is their blind obedience to 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 Gar]][[EntitledBastard rosh]], 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 ''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 Gar]][[EntitledBastard rosh]], Sylvannas is purely out for her own benefit and uses the Forsaken as disposable pawns.
17th Apr '15 4:34:18 PM DarthWalrus
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* A key part of the Forsaken in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' is their blind obedience to 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 Gar]][[EntitledBastard rosh]], Sylvannas is purely out for her own benefit and uses the Forsaken as disposable pawns.
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