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31st Oct '17 6:10:08 PM WillBGood
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** Genevieve Holt from the episode, "Where The Wild Things Are". She cuts girl hair if the girls are bad and punishes them by "baptizing" them and putting the young orphans' heads in the bathtub if they are "unclean". Now a [[Poltergeist manifestation that was not only a ghost, but a poltergeist]] that took the form of the raw emotions of the orphans brings those who were attending a party at the Lowell house the same treatment Holt did to the orphans.

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** Genevieve Holt from the episode, "Where The Wild Things Are". She cuts girl the girls' hair if the girls they are bad and punishes them by "baptizing" them and putting (putting the young orphans' heads in the bathtub bathtub) if they are "unclean". Now a [[Poltergeist manifestation that was not only a ghost, but a poltergeist]] {{poltergeist}} that took the form of the raw emotions of the orphans brings those who were attending a party at the Lowell house the same treatment Holt did to the orphans.
31st Oct '17 6:01:02 PM WillBGood
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* Cardinal Roark of the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," who used the mob, a police death squad, and a silent and deadly farm boy cannibal whose proclivities he shared in order to do his dirty work. Too bad he was also TheManBehindTheCurtain. However, Marv is shown to be a practicing Catholic as well, and he wears a cross around his neck.* Averted by the ''Comicbook/XMen'''s Nightcrawler, a charming and playful character who's also a devout Catholic. Though given how many writers' hands he's been through, somebody might have used him to play this trope straight at some point or another.

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* Cardinal Roark of the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," who used the mob, a police death squad, and a silent and deadly farm boy cannibal whose proclivities he shared in order to do his dirty work. Too bad he was also TheManBehindTheCurtain. However, Marv is shown to be a practicing Catholic as well, and he wears a cross around his neck.neck.
* Averted by the ''Comicbook/XMen'''s Nightcrawler, a charming and playful character who's also a devout Catholic. Though given how many writers' hands he's been through, somebody might have used him to play this trope straight at some point or another.
27th Oct '17 1:51:23 AM jormis29
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has Light argue that his morals and upbringing is enough to excuse his killing spree throughout the series. [[spoiler:Near denies this once he proves Light is Kira and calls him a murderer.]]



* ''{{Hellsing}}'' has a couple of religious characters which are all Christian. The Hellsing organization is made up of Protestants and mostly not that holy (sans Integra) but the Catholic Iscariot Unit is '''''really''''' into God and even if their badass mascot is rather likable his superior is anything but a NiceGuy.

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* ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has a couple of religious characters which are all Christian. The Hellsing organization is made up of Protestants and mostly not that holy (sans Integra) but the Catholic Iscariot Unit is '''''really''''' into God and even if their badass mascot is rather likable his superior is anything but a NiceGuy.



* Michael from ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' is convinced that he's the paragon of Godly behavior, and that his rules are as good as law. . . . and that anyone who rejects the standards his church sets deserves to die. He also believes that ''he'' is the true chosen child of God, not Etienne, and that the latter is nothing more than a heretic for even assuming he can take that role.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has Light argue that his morals and upbringing is enough to excuse his killing spree throughout the series. [[spoiler:Near denies this once he proves Light is Kira and calls him a murderer.]]
* Michael from ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' is convinced that he's the paragon of Godly behavior, and that his rules are as good as law. . . . and that anyone who rejects the standards his church sets deserves to die. He also believes that ''he'' is the true chosen child of God, not Etienne, and that the latter is nothing more than a heretic for even assuming he can take that role.



* Cardinal Roark of the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," who used the mob, a police death squad, and a silent and deadly farm boy cannibal whose proclivities he shared in order to do his dirty work. Too bad he was also TheManBehindTheCurtain. However, Marv is shown to be a practicing Catholic as well, and he wears a cross around his neck.
%%* The pedophile ex-concentration-camp-chaplain bishop in ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''.
* Averted by the ''Comicbook/XMen'''s Nightcrawler, a charming and playful character who's also a devout Catholic. Though given how many writers' hands he's been through, somebody might have used him to play this trope straight at some point or another.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' is occasionally written like this in regards to his rightfullness in eating planets. He's also a rare justified example, as Galactus is destined to one day use the energy from the planets he destroyed to ensure that the universe gets reincarnated, and is imperial to keep the balance between Eternity and Death.
* Cardinal Roark of the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye," who used the mob, a police death squad, and a silent and deadly farm boy cannibal whose proclivities he shared in order to do his dirty work. Too bad he was also TheManBehindTheCurtain. However, Marv is shown to be a practicing Catholic as well, and he wears a cross around his neck.
%%* The pedophile ex-concentration-camp-chaplain bishop in ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''.
neck.* Averted by the ''Comicbook/XMen'''s Nightcrawler, a charming and playful character who's also a devout Catholic. Though given how many writers' hands he's been through, somebody might have used him to play this trope straight at some point or another.



* ''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' is occasionally written like this in regards to his rightfullness in eating planets. He's also a rare justified example, as Galactus is destined to one day use the energy from the planets he destroyed to ensure that the universe gets reincarnated, and is imperial to keep the balance between Eternity and Death.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' is occasionally written like this %%* The pedophile ex-concentration-camp-chaplain bishop in regards to his rightfullness in eating planets. He's also a rare justified example, as Galactus is destined to one day use the energy from the planets he destroyed to ensure that the universe gets reincarnated, and is imperial to keep the balance between Eternity and Death.''ComicBook/VForVendetta''.



* In ''Film/DaddysDyinWhosGotTheWill'', Lurlene Turnover is a minister's wife who uses her supposed devotion to her faith to make herself feel better about the fact that she and her husband are nearly broke after years of poor financial decisions.
* In ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', Maggott tries to justify his murder and alleged rape of women through his special interpretation of Holy Scripture. He's still the most evil character in the entire movie. And in a movie of Nazis vs. criminals, that's really saying something.



* Father in ''Film/TheSacrament'' claims to be this. At the end of the film, we see him snorting coke and it's implied he's having sex with Caroline.



%%* Samuel Norton, the Bible-thumping warden in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''.
* In the Creator/WoodyAllen film ''Whatever Works'' Christianity is portrayed as a backwards superstition and the Southern characters who are vocally religious as rubes, who almost instantly (and happily) convert to atheism after the slightest contact with the metropolis of New York.
* In ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', Maggott tries to justify his murder and alleged rape of women through his special interpretation of Holy Scripture. He's still the most evil character in the entire movie. And in a movie of Nazis vs. criminals, that's really saying something.
* Father in ''Film/TheSacrament'' claims to be this. At the end of the film, we see him snorting coke and it's implied he's having sex with Caroline.
* In ''Film/DaddysDyinWhosGotTheWill'', Lurlene Turnover is a minister's wife who uses her supposed devotion to her faith to make herself feel better about the fact that she and her husband are nearly broke after years of poor financial decisions.
26th Oct '17 10:35:36 AM kazokuhouou
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** The biggest offender is [[MeaningfulName Miss Censordoll]], who says this verbatim.

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** The biggest offender is [[MeaningfulName Miss Censordoll]], who believes she [[AGodAmI she is a god]] thanks to [[spoiler:her sexual organs being removed in infancy]] and in fact says this verbatim.
14th Oct '17 6:52:33 PM Malady
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* Persephone of ''{{Sacrifice}}'' justifies this due to the fact that she ''is'' a God, and the Goddess of Life and Nature to boot, but she comes off as quite arrogant with her dialogue (the manual's bestiary doesn't help this image) and she is easily just as aggressive and warlike as the evil gods (take note of the fact she's just as quick to shout down the pacifying attempts of James as Charnel and Pyro are).
* Seen prominently in ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''ShinMegamiTenseiII''. Although the other side's guys are {{jerkass}}es, too. The Messians were just {{jerkass}}es first.

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* Persephone of ''{{Sacrifice}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' justifies this due to the fact that she ''is'' a God, and the Goddess of Life and Nature to boot, but she comes off as quite arrogant with her dialogue (the manual's bestiary doesn't help this image) and she is easily just as aggressive and warlike as the evil gods (take note of the fact she's just as quick to shout down the pacifying attempts of James as Charnel and Pyro are).
* Seen prominently in ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''ShinMegamiTenseiII''.''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII''. Although the other side's guys are {{jerkass}}es, too. The Messians were just {{jerkass}}es first.
9th Oct '17 1:03:16 PM cwilliams1794
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent'', Louise Chevalier is a churchgoing Christian, and also incredibly judgemental towards Vincent and the unruly youths of Auvers.
27th Aug '17 5:17:58 AM Doug86
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** Rev. William Stryker is a more straight example of this trope in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} universe, who is a televangelist and a "devoted Christian" who was willing to murder his own son and wife.

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** Rev. William Stryker is a more straight example of this trope in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen universe, who is a televangelist and a "devoted Christian" who was willing to murder his own son and wife.
1st Aug '17 2:20:51 AM Vir
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NoRealLifeExamplesPlease. Nearly everyone in real-life, religious and non-religious, is like this at some point and who is displaying this behavior is often subjective; for example, it has seen much overuse as a [[AssociationFallacy blanket accusation]] against religious people.

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NoRealLifeExamplesPlease. Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease Nearly everyone in real-life, religious and non-religious, is like this at some point and who is displaying this behavior is often subjective; for example, it has seen much overuse as a [[AssociationFallacy blanket accusation]] against religious people.
13th Jul '17 12:16:25 PM DynastiNoble
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** Genevieve Holt from the episode, "Where The Wild Things Are". She cuts girl hair if the girls are bad and punishes them by "baptizing" them and putting the young orphans' heads in the bathtub if they are "unclean". Now a [[Poltergeist manifestation that was not only a ghost, but a poltergeist]] that took the form of the raw emotions of the orphans brings those who were attending a party at the Lowell house the same treatment Holt did to the orphans.
5th Jun '17 4:38:02 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Zamasu believes that he's more right than his fellow gods since he's willing to do something about the mortals who misuse the knowledge of the gods while they [[TheGodsMustBeLazy sit back and do nothing]]. This includes [[spoiler: murdering his fellow gods since they wouldn't agree with his ideals and would try to stop him]].
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