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25th May '16 4:49:10 PM Vox
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a [[CrystalDragonJesus Pope-equivalent]] called the High Septon. The ones seen in the series have been fairly bad, including a corrupt glutton who was killed by a starving mob; the glutton's substantially (but not totally) better replacement, who was killed by political enemies; and most recently, an incorruptible, but fanatical and misogynistic KnightTemplar.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a [[CrystalDragonJesus Pope-equivalent]] called the High Septon. The ones seen in the series have been fairly bad, including a corrupt glutton who was killed by a starving mob; the glutton's substantially (but not totally) better replacement, regarded as a decent man but also a weak-willed pawn, who was killed by political enemies; and most recently, an incorruptible, but fanatical and misogynistic KnightTemplar.
16th May '16 1:46:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A few in TalesOfTheBranionRealm. The Hierarchpriest of Cannonshire, while possibly an expy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is treated as a secular position and seems to be second in command next to the monarch, although he/she does have some religious duties. A truer high priest is the Archpriest of the Flame, the kingdom's god, and to a lesser extent the Archpriests of the other three [[SentientCosmicForce Aspects]]. There's also the Essussiate Pontiff (expy of the Pope) and his various bishops and abbots.

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* A few in TalesOfTheBranionRealm.''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm''. The Hierarchpriest of Cannonshire, while possibly an expy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is treated as a secular position and seems to be second in command next to the monarch, although he/she does have some religious duties. A truer high priest is the Archpriest of the Flame, the kingdom's god, and to a lesser extent the Archpriests of the other three [[SentientCosmicForce Aspects]]. There's also the Essussiate Pontiff (expy of the Pope) and his various bishops and abbots.
9th May '16 11:21:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Elder on the Assasi Village on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', who founded a CargoCult around an abandoned [[HumongousMecha Gammen]]. Not evil, but does use his religion to make killing children ForTheGreaterGood more palatable.

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* The Elder on the Assasi Village on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', who founded a CargoCult around an abandoned [[HumongousMecha Gammen]]. Not evil, but does use his religion to make killing children ForTheGreaterGood more palatable.
28th Apr '16 12:08:21 AM DarkHunter
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* Pontiff Sulyvhan in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', who rules over Irithyll and leads the Deep Church, dedicated to worshipping Aldrich. Since Aldrich himself seems content to hang out in his room and occasionally [[ImAHumanitarian eat people (and gods)]] who are sacrificed to him, Sulyvhan is the guy doing most of the actual ruling.
15th Apr '16 4:24:46 PM Generality
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*** One of the effects of the Prophet Brutha's revelation on the Omnian church was to abolish the Cenobriarch and ("let there be a thousand voices") start a long train of schisms, meaning Omnians stopped running around ruling an empire of grandeur and oppression and the suppression of science and got busy arguing theology all the time and became harmless and handed out a lot of pamphlets. Which is a ''tad'' problematic if you look at some of the awful shit Protestants have pulled in the last four hundred years, but the Disc can be like that.

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*** One of the effects of the Prophet Brutha's revelation on the Omnian church was to abolish the Cenobriarch Cenobiarch and ("let there be a thousand voices") start a long train of schisms, meaning Omnians stopped running around ruling an empire of grandeur and oppression and the suppression of science and got busy arguing theology all the time and became harmless and handed out a lot of pamphlets. Which is a ''tad'' problematic if you look at some of the awful shit Protestants have pulled in the last four hundred years, but the Disc can be like that.



** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}, the main antagonist is High Priest Dios. Although the previous examples of Discworld high priests aren't evil, according to Pyramids, high priests have a general tendency to be evil. "There is no such thing as a good GrandVizier. A predilection to cackle and plot must be part of the job spec. High Priests are much the same way. No sooner than they get the funny hat they start goving orders about feeding babies to the sacred crocodiles and throwing virgins into volcanoes."

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** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}, ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', the main antagonist is High Priest Dios. Although the previous examples of Discworld high priests aren't evil, according to Pyramids, high priests have a general tendency to be evil. "There is no such thing as a good GrandVizier. A predilection to cackle and plot must be part of the job spec. High Priests are much the same way. No sooner than they get the funny hat they start goving orders about feeding babies to the sacred crocodiles and throwing virgins into volcanoes."
15th Apr '16 4:23:13 PM Generality
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* High Priest Hughon Ridcully is the High Priest of the Ankh-Morpork clergy in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', of the sort that regards actual religious-ness as one of those tiresome things that you just have to put up with when what you really want to concentrate on is getting the pews organised.
** In ''Discworld/SmallGods'' Deacon Vorbis of the Omnian church plots to take over the Omnian High Priest post (The Cenobriarch) and usher in a new age of religious terror.

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* High Priest Hughon Hughnon Ridcully is the High Priest of the Ankh-Morpork clergy in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', of the sort that regards actual religious-ness as one of those tiresome things that you just have to put up with when what you really want to concentrate on is getting the pews organised.
** In ''Discworld/SmallGods'' Deacon Vorbis of the Omnian church plots to take over the Omnian High Priest post (The Cenobriarch) Cenobiarch) and usher in a new age of religious terror.
14th Apr '16 3:31:55 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', the Holy Sacred Emperor (now Empress) is also the head of the Holy Church of Abel, even if some of its members haven't recognized her as that. However, (s)he leads it rather spiritually and the Church itself is governed by the Summum Archbishop.
13th Feb '16 12:38:09 PM DiagorasCinna
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* ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter'': Emperor Piissimus, who serves as both Emperor and ''Pontifex Maximus''. Verus and Falsa Sperus fill this role to a lesser extent as well.
11th Jan '16 7:44:47 AM ScorpiusOB1
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