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11th Jun '17 11:28:21 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.



* ''Film/AClockworkOrange'': Alex adores Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.

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* ''Film/AClockworkOrange'': Alex adores Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.



* ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'': Alex adores Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.

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* ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'': Alex adores Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.
15th May '17 3:58:17 PM eroock
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->''Please, gentle Eva,\\

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->''Please, ->''"Please, gentle Eva,\\



Even though you're already blessed''.

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Even though you're already blessed''.blessed."''
13th May '17 12:35:07 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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.

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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, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, however slight, was tantamount to treason. They ran a spoof of ''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.
8th May '17 6:31:36 PM CountDorku
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': [[EvilOverlord Tomas de Torquemada]] builds the Termight death cult entirely around his person and forces everyone to worship him as the immortal god-dictator of mankind. Sometimes this is PlayedForLaughs by combining this with TheMerch -- Terrans can buy Torquemada's memoirs, Torquemada posters, Torquemada action movies, Torquemada busts, and Torquemada pillows and pyamas!

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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': [[EvilOverlord Tomas de Torquemada]] builds the Termight death cult entirely around his person and forces everyone to worship him as the immortal god-dictator of mankind. Sometimes this is PlayedForLaughs by combining this with TheMerch -- Terrans can buy Torquemada's memoirs, Torquemada posters, Torquemada action movies, Torquemada busts, and Torquemada pillows and pyamas!pyjamas!
* ComicBook/DoctorDoom has built one around himself: the people of Latveria revere him. ''Or else.''
22nd Apr '17 10:27:22 AM JulianLapostat
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* In the case of Rome, the man who started a cult that in many ways anticipates the 20th Century model is UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat. As general in Judea and military governor in the Eastern Mediterranean, Pompey had coins printed with his image on it, despite being a general and not authorized to do that. He also encouraged his entourage to compare him to Alexander, and even called himself "the Great" and imitated Alexander [[{{Egopolis}} by founding towns]] named after him like Pompeiia and Magnopolis. Pompey even encouraged cults [[AGodAmI worshiping him as a God]]. He then invested heavily in promoted infrastructure and theaters with his name attached to it. Others like Julius Caesar and especially UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} took it even further, with Augustus being closer to an Orwellian despot than anyone after him:

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* In the case of Rome, the man who started a cult that in many ways anticipates the 20th Century model is UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat. As general in Judea and military governor in the Eastern Mediterranean, Pompey had coins printed with his image on it, despite being a general and not authorized to do that. He also encouraged his entourage to compare him to Alexander, and even called himself "the Great" and imitated Alexander [[{{Egopolis}} by founding towns]] named after him like Pompeiia and Magnopolis. Pompey even encouraged cults [[AGodAmI worshiping him as a God]]. He then invested heavily in promoted infrastructure and theaters with his name attached to it. Others like Julius Caesar and especially UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} took it even further, with Augustus being closer to an Orwellian despot than anyone after him:him. Incidentally, Stalin, an avid reader of classical history, was a major fan of Augustus.
21st Apr '17 9:56:47 PM JulianLapostat
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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.

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* Many religions create a cult of personality around their gods and especially the human founder of their belief system:
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system: Christians have JesusChrist
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JesusChrist, Jews have Moses and Abraham
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Abraham, Muslims have the Prophet Muhammed
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Muhammed, Buddhists have Siddhartha Gautama.


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* In the case of Rome, the man who started a cult that in many ways anticipates the 20th Century model is UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat. As general in Judea and military governor in the Eastern Mediterranean, Pompey had coins printed with his image on it, despite being a general and not authorized to do that. He also encouraged his entourage to compare him to Alexander, and even called himself "the Great" and imitated Alexander [[{{Egopolis}} by founding towns]] named after him like Pompeiia and Magnopolis. Pompey even encouraged cults [[AGodAmI worshiping him as a God]]. He then invested heavily in promoted infrastructure and theaters with his name attached to it. Others like Julius Caesar and especially UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} took it even further, with Augustus being closer to an Orwellian despot than anyone after him:
--> '''Mary Beard''': ''One of his most significant and lasting innovations was to flood the Roman world with his portrait: heads stamped on the small change in people's pockets, life-size or larger statues in marble and bronze standing in public squares and temples...This was on avastly bigger scale than anything of the sort before...about 250 statues, not to mention images on jewels and gems, [[BigBrotherIsWatching found right across Roman territories and beyond]], from Spain to Turkey and Sudan, show Augustus in many different guises, from heroic conqueror to pious priest.''
14th Mar '17 5:11:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven.
14th Mar '17 5:11:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of LudwigVanBeethoven.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder is a near-obsessive fan of LudwigVanBeethoven.Music/LudwigVanBeethoven.
26th Feb '17 3:47:04 AM ectostar
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Cults as frequently represented in fiction are self-created but in practise, cults can also be developed independently of the subject's active will and desire. After a person's death, the new cult is hijacked by parties or other factions so as to claim a certain tradition, which otherwise does not really exist in the present for them to claim, and so give their new and fresh ideas an aura of legitimacy and continuity in the eyes of the people, who otherwise would see the new team as merely a political outsider and new upstart. Cults often derive from new regimes and revolutions. It is also present in TheKingdom and TheEmpire where a new regime, if he is an UnexpectedSuccessor, TheConqueror, TheUsurper, or *gasp* a woman, would need to go out of their way to make their ideas presentable and acceptable to the people with memories of the GoodOldDays before this upstart with their fancy new ways arrived. In this manner, a cult of personality is merely a highly cunning PR stunt.

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Cults as frequently represented in fiction are self-created but in practise, cults can also be developed independently of the subject's active will and desire. After a person's death, the new cult is hijacked by parties or other factions so as to claim a certain tradition, which otherwise does not really exist in the present for them to claim, and so give their new and fresh ideas an aura of legitimacy and continuity in the eyes of the people, who otherwise would see the new team as merely a political outsider and new upstart. Cults often derive from new regimes and revolutions. It is also present in TheKingdom and TheEmpire where a new regime, if he is an UnexpectedSuccessor, TheConqueror, TheUsurper, or *gasp* a woman, would need to go out of their way to make their ideas presentable and acceptable to the people with memories of the GoodOldDays YeGoodeOldeDays before this upstart with their fancy new ways arrived. In this manner, a cult of personality is merely a highly cunning PR stunt.



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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.






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23rd Dec '16 9:04:01 PM ADrago
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** The revolutionary regime promoted the Pantheon, which was an attempt to make a cult of several intellectual figures like Creator/{{Voltaire}} and Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau. When Mirabeau, the great statesman and leader of the early years of the Revolution died, he was interred into the Pantheon. Then it was revealed that he had secretly corresponded with the King and indulged in corruption and this tarnished his reputation and eventually they disinterred his body and threw him out of the Pantheon and even years later despite being rehabilitated, his remains are LostForever.

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** The revolutionary regime promoted the Pantheon, which was an attempt to make a cult of several intellectual figures like Creator/{{Voltaire}} and Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau. When Mirabeau, the great statesman and leader of the early years of the Revolution died, he was interred into the Pantheon. Then it was revealed that he had secretly corresponded with the King and indulged in corruption and this tarnished his reputation and eventually they disinterred his body and threw him out of the Pantheon and even years later despite being rehabilitated, his remains are LostForever.lost.
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