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5th Mar '17 4:35:33 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'', the Guardian is revealed as the dark side of the Avatar, due to the Avatar's continually righteous actions, paralleling Satan and Jesus, while older games establish the Guardian is a multiversal conqueror, and depending on one's play style, the Avatar is certainly not Jesus.
5th Mar '17 3:52:17 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Superman is presented as a Christ-like figure, complete with a CrucifiedHeroShot for Clark Kent and Superman.


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* In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Apocalypse, like in the comics, is an ancient Egyptian who commands the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse. The movie takes it further, with the horsemen possibly being the inspiration for the Biblical horsemen. Apocalypse accuses modern society of idolatry, one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, and Apocalypse ends up saying "All is revealed," as in the definition of an apocalyptic work. An ancient Egyptian would be familiar with a very different set of religious beliefs. Apocalypse is asleep during time periods when these Biblical beliefs would have been active, in areas outside of ancient Egypt, so it's odd that Apocalypse is such a huge fan of both the Old Testament and New Testament, as if he were a modern Biblical reader.
3rd Mar '17 7:55:32 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': In-universe. Shartan was an elven {{rebel leader}} who fought beside [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]] just to free [[EnslavedElves his people]] from [[TheEmpire the Imperium]]. However, [[TheChurch The Chantry]] teachings downplay the "fought to free his people" part to focus on the "fought for Andraste" part, and depict him as a true believer and disciple who fought for the Bride of their Maker in order to serve their [[{{God}} Maker]]. [[UnPerson When they don't deny he ever existed.]]
20th Feb '17 7:36:32 PM CosmicFerret
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* DungeonsAndDragons publishes a "Deities and Demigods" supplement with most editions. While some of the entries are original pantheons made up from scratch by the company, there are also sections on Egyptian, Greek, and Norse mythology which take this trope UpToEleven. Somehow, even the _Egyptian_ pantheon gets a Satan.

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* DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' publishes a "Deities and Demigods" supplement with most editions. While some of the entries are original pantheons made up from scratch by the company, there are also sections on Egyptian, Greek, and Norse mythology which take this trope UpToEleven. Somehow, even the _Egyptian_ pantheon gets a Satan.
12th Feb '17 12:49:52 PM eusoueu
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* When Africans were enslaved and taken to the Americas, many of them brought their gods with them. This was frowned upon by their owners, who tried to foist Christianity on everyone. In some places the slaves responded by denoting a Christian saint for each god, so they could worship without getting in trouble for it. In Brazil, for example, these gods are still around, and worshipped to various degrees across the country.
** In Brazil, however, many (if not all) slaves had at some point in history struggling for the right to be Christians with and without the help of Jesuits and former slaves, for their masters saw Christianity and any religion as a risk to they. And through religious syncretism most practitioners consider themselves Catholics (or at least Christians). One proof of this is that giving up your religion for another Christian religion such as Neo-Pentecostalism or becoming an atheist is much more common, while becoming pagan is something rare and condemned by practitioners of these religions.

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* When Africans were enslaved and taken to the Americas, many of them brought their gods with them. This was frowned upon by some of their owners, who tried to foist Christianity on everyone. In some places the slaves responded by denoting a Christian saint for each god, so they could worship without getting in trouble for it. In Brazil, for example, these gods are still around, and worshipped to various degrees across the country.
** In Brazil, however, many (if not all) slaves had at some point in history struggling struggled for the right to be Christians Christians, with and without the help of Jesuits and former slaves, for their masters saw Christianity and any religion as a risk to they. And through religious syncretism most practitioners consider themselves Catholics (or at least Christians).Christians) anyway. One proof of this is that giving up your religion for another Christian religion such as Neo-Pentecostalism or becoming an atheist is much more common, while becoming pagan is something rare and condemned by practitioners of these religions.
12th Feb '17 12:32:27 PM eusoueu
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** In Brazil, however, many (if not all) slaves had at some point in history struggling for the right to be Christians with and without the help of Jesuits and former slaves, for their masters saw Christianity and any religion as a risk to they. And through religious syncretism most practitioners consider themselves Catholics (or at least Christians). One proof of this is that giving up your religion for another Christian religion such as Neo-Pentecostalism or becoming an atheist is much more common, while becoming pagan is something rare and condemned by practitioners of these religions.
27th Jan '17 7:01:51 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' is based on films from the 1930s, which commonly reduced various foreign cultures into caricature. In the film, the complex and sophisticated religion of Hinduism is reduced to nice people worshiping Shiva and murderous Thuggees worshiping Kali. The Thuggees behave like stereotypical Satanic cultists. The real Thugs, those who practiced Thuggee, did worship Kali, but no more so than the Ku Klux Klan worshiped Jesus. While they did tend to ritually murder people, it was by strangulation via a yellow scarf, not ripping hearts out of someone's chest. It wasn't just the British who worked on eradicating them. And, incidentally, Kali herself is ''Shiva's wife''. Not the estranged kind, either.[[note]]Technically, Parvati is Shiva's wife, and Kali is the darker aspect of her, who awakens to strike down Evil when needed -- basically, Kali is the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk to Parvati's Bruce Banner. In Indy's defense, though, he does briefly note that the Thuggees are a heretical sect. To clarify it, Kali is a good goddess, but there is a demon ACTUALLY worshiped by the equivalent of Satanists named Kali. Note that there is ''no relation between the two entities''. The confusion exists because, English not having the level of vowel representation Indian languages do, the names of both the demon and the Goddess are written with the same spelling. For those interested, the approximate pronunciations are as follows: the Goddess's name is "Kah-lee", whereas the demon is "Kully". The proper transcriptions are Kālī and Kali.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' is based on films from the 1930s, which commonly reduced various foreign cultures into caricature. In the film, the complex and sophisticated religion of Hinduism is reduced to nice people worshiping Shiva and murderous Thuggees Thuggee cultists worshiping Kali. The Thuggees behave like stereotypical Satanic cultists.film portrays Thuggee almost as a kind of HollywoodSatanism. The real Thugs, those who practiced Thuggee, did worship Kali, but no more so than the Ku Klux Klan worshiped Jesus. While they did tend to ritually murder people, it was by strangulation via a yellow scarf, not ripping hearts out of someone's chest. It wasn't just the British who worked on eradicating them. And, incidentally, Kali herself is ''Shiva's wife''. Not the estranged kind, either.[[note]]Technically, Parvati is Shiva's wife, and Kali is the darker aspect of her, who awakens to strike down Evil when needed -- basically, Kali is the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk to Parvati's Bruce Banner. In Indy's defense, though, he does briefly note that the Thuggees are a heretical sect. To clarify it, Kali is a good goddess, but there is a demon ACTUALLY worshiped by the equivalent of Satanists named Kali. Note that there is ''no relation between the two entities''. The confusion exists because, English not having the level of vowel representation Indian languages do, the names of both the demon and the Goddess are written with the same spelling. For those interested, the approximate pronunciations are as follows: the Goddess's name is "Kah-lee", whereas the demon is "Kully". The proper transcriptions are Kālī and Kali.[[/note]]
14th Jan '17 9:54:54 PM WaterBlap
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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. [[note]]While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.[[/note]]

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* [[Music/{{Therion}} Therion's]] "Birth of Venus Illegitima" discusses an event from ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology using a terminology of sin, forbidden sexuality, paradise and Hell that's far more Christian than Greek. [[note]]While "Venus" is the Roman name, Aphrodite being born from the sea was a purely Greek conceit.[[/note]]
2nd Jan '17 11:41:10 AM DragonRanger
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* The MarvelUniverse version of the Norse gods follow suit, with Thor = Jesus, Odin = God, Loki = Lucifer, and Surtur = Satan.

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* The MarvelUniverse version of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the Norse gods gods]] follow suit, with Thor = Jesus, Odin = God, Loki = Lucifer, and Surtur = Satan.


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** When [[ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics Marvel got the rights to Angela]], a Judeo-Christian angel from ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'', they reinvented her as a ''Thor'' character and added angels to their version of Norse mythology. Though in this case the Christian aspects are only surface-deep; Marvel keeps the words "Angel" and "Heaven" (as "Heven") and the GoldAndWhiteAreDivine look, but beyond that these angels are nothing like the Biblical version (they're completely mercenary and only value material goods, and they ''hate'' Odin and Asgardians in general).
21st Dec '16 12:35:05 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' novels, set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantastic version]] of Wales, used Arawn, the king of the Otherworld in the ''Literature/{{Mabinogion}}'', as an evil force similar to Tolkien's Sauron. The existence of an ultimate force of ''good'', on the other hand, isn't really mentioned (unless you count the Sons of Don; you could make a pretty good parallel between Gwydion and Jesus in ''The Book of Three''). He also, at least, acknowledges in the author's note that Arawn is "considerably more villainous" in his version, so at least he's aware of the situation.

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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' novels, set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fantastic version]] of Wales, used Arawn, the king of the Otherworld in the ''Literature/{{Mabinogion}}'', as an evil force similar to Tolkien's Sauron. The existence of an ultimate force of ''good'', on the other hand, isn't really mentioned (unless you count the Sons of Don; you could make a pretty good parallel between Gwydion and Jesus in ''The Book of Three''). He also, at least, acknowledges in the author's note that Arawn is "considerably more villainous" in his version, so at least he's aware of the situation.
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