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15th Sep '16 1:01:09 PM iowaforever
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''; there once was a man named Diedrick Kastner, a Witch Hunter and devout servant of Sigmar. One day he read of a coming warlord named [[BigBad Archaon]], who would slay a reincarnation of Sigmar and bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Diedrick drove himself half mad trying to figure out who Archaon was and how to stop him, but his questions led to a very disturbing answer: ''[[TomatoInTheMirror he]]'' [[TomatoInTheMirror would become Archaon]]. This drove him insane, caused him to renounce Sigmar, and he headed north to embrace his destiny as the Everchosen of Chaos.
28th Aug '16 10:13:58 AM Beedle
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* This turns out to be the motivation of the real BigBad in ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'': [[spoiler: Vardy used to be a Creationist, but found his faith challenged by the evidence of evolution, so he wants to [[RetGone erase that evidence from existence]] so he can go back to blissful ignorance.]]
17th Aug '16 10:08:26 AM Berrenta
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* A lot of Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings quotes feature people who fear having a crisis of faith because they believe this will happen.
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25th Jul '16 11:27:29 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': The Vampire Michaela light novel series reveals that Crowley was once a member of Knights Templar who fought in the 13th century Crusades, but the gruesome wars that were hypocritically waged in the name of God and his eventual transformation into a vampire destroyed any faith he had in God and led to him committing increasingly atrocious acts.
10th Jul '16 7:35:37 AM Ingonyama
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series has a justified example-general [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and ManipulativeBitch Graendal was once one of the most faithful and diligent aesthetics in the world before her fall...except she was also a complete ControlFreak and egomaniac, who did her turn when she realized she couldn't force the world to be like her. Her new persona is basically a spiteful commentary on her disgust for the world. Justified, of course, in that she fell from grace primarily because of her pride and inability to admit the world had problems she couldn't fix. Losing her faith was just a manifestation of it.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series has a justified example-general [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and ManipulativeBitch Graendal was once one of the most faithful and diligent aesthetics ascetics in the world before her fall...except she was also a complete ControlFreak and egomaniac, who did her turn when she realized she couldn't force the world to be like her. Her new persona is basically a spiteful commentary on her disgust for the world. Justified, of course, in that she fell from grace primarily because of her pride and inability to admit the world had problems she couldn't fix. Losing her faith was just a manifestation of it.
1st Jul '16 8:44:12 AM Quanyails
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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Literature/TheBible The Book of Job]] subverts this trope. {{Satan}} posits that Job is only a good, religious man because he is prosperous, and that if he suffered, would curse God. Satan attempts to test this theory-messengers arrive informing him that all of his livestock were stolen or killed, as well as his servants and children. When that isn't enough, Satan afflicts Job with illness. Job refuses to curse God, despite urging to do so by his wife and his friends-though he does finally break down and ask God "why?" God sharply rebukes Job and his friends, but rewards him for his faith by doubling his family and possessions.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Literature/TheBible The Book of Job]] subverts this trope. {{Satan}} posits that Job is only a good, religious man because he is prosperous, and that if he suffered, would curse God. Satan attempts to test this theory-messengers theory; messengers arrive informing him that all of his livestock were stolen or killed, as well as his servants and children. When that isn't enough, Satan afflicts Job with illness. Job refuses to curse God, despite urging to do so by his wife and his friends-though friends, though he does finally break down and ask God "why?" God sharply rebukes Job and his friends, but rewards him for his faith by doubling his family and possessions.
27th Mar '16 7:14:33 PM Vilui
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* Kirei Kotomine of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' had known for many years that he was [[TheSociopath inclined by his nature to evil]] but chose to adhere to the tenants of the Church. Due to the influence of Gilgamesh during the Fourth War he began a descent into villainy, [[LateArrivalSpoiler ending with him laughing happily as he witnessed a fire kill five hundred people]].

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* Kirei Kotomine of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' had known for many years that he was [[TheSociopath inclined by his nature to evil]] but chose to adhere to the tenants tenets of the Church. Due to the influence of Gilgamesh during the Fourth War he began a descent into villainy, [[LateArrivalSpoiler ending with him laughing happily as he witnessed a fire kill five hundred people]].
3rd Mar '16 4:10:16 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Played straight in 2nd Chronicles of the Bible, however, when after Jehoiada the priest's death, King Joash of Judah turned away from following God and had Jehoiada's son killed for prophesying against him, eventually leading to his own death.



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26th Feb '16 7:42:27 PM henry42
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Obviously, in RealLife, it takes a hell of a lot more than a loss of faith to just drive people to do evil. Done poorly, this can be an outright StrawmanPolitical character to show that religion is supposed to be the sole moral compass for people.

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Obviously, in RealLife, it takes a hell of a lot more than a loss of faith to just drive people to do evil. Done poorly, this can be an outright StrawmanPolitical character StrawCharacter to show that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop religion is supposed to be the sole moral compass for people.
people]].
11th Dec '15 11:23:41 PM BURGINABC
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* Averted (or perhaps inverted) with Father Dougal of ''FatherTed''. While Dougal often makes comments which would perfectly fit this kind of character (e.g. something like "Todd, we're not really supposed to believe in that Jesus stuff, are we?"), he is TheDitz and presented as a [[DumbIsGood better person]] than the more faithful Ted.
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