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31st May '18 6:06:37 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Charla & Mirna (Seasons 5 & 11) were a less severe case of this, but that still didn't stop them from condemning the other teams for being untrustworthy and back-stabbing them. Season 5 even saw Mirna rant that all the other teams were jealous of them.

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** Charla & and Mirna (Seasons 5 & and 11) were a less severe case of this, but that still didn't stop them from condemning the other teams for being untrustworthy and back-stabbing them. Season 5 even saw Mirna rant that all the other teams were jealous of them.



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28th May '18 6:08:01 AM Hanz
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* Bastila in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' makes a point of being a more perfect adherent to the letter of the Code of the Jedi than everyone else, though by the end of the game CharacterDevelopment sets in and she becomes a lot nicer. [[spoiler: This pride is the very thing that makes it so easy for the BigBad to turn her to the Dark Side.]]

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* Bastila in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' makes a point of being a more perfect adherent to the letter of the Code of the Jedi than everyone else, though by the end of the game CharacterDevelopment sets in and she becomes a lot nicer. [[spoiler: This pride is the very thing that makes it so easy for the BigBad to turn her to the Dark Side.]]


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** In ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', antagonistic Jedi faced by Imperial classes tend to be pompous hypocrites who are full of themselves and are always willing to brag about their moral superiority regardless of how you've been playing your character.
28th Feb '18 3:54:36 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Edd/[[InSeriesNickname Double D]] is the smartest of the three title characters and feels he has the most morals out of all of them due to clearly knowing right from wrong and often feeling ashamed for any wrong doings he and his friends cause. He also is quick to brag about his "higher morals" than his friends and rub it in their faces when they don't listen to him and end up getting in trouble because of it. This has actually led to him [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder betraying his friends]] a few times due to believing it will teach them a lesson, like voting for Plank over Eddy as King of The Cul-de-sac, delivering Ed and Eddy's report cards to their parents himself under orders from the principal, and aiding Kevin in getting revenge on Eddy for a prank. Eddy eventually calls him out on this in ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow The Big Picture Show]]'', when Double D blames him and all his scams for their problems, stating that Double D isn't as innocent as he always claims to be by willingly participating and building many of their scams, including the one that went horribly wrong in the movie.
8th Feb '18 4:19:05 PM nombretomado
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* Angelic characters in NexusWar games have the option of becoming [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Zealot Angels]], who have the power to kill those with gray marks on the KarmaMeter without any stain on their own personal morality. Since this clashes with the more tolerant interpretation of Angels portrayed by most players, Zealots tend to be roleplayed as this trope. A few Zealots can learn an additional power, named (appropriately enough) "Holier Than Thou", which allows them to freely attack anyone with lower Morality than themselves - including ''[[HunterOfHisOwnKind other angels]]''.

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* Angelic characters in NexusWar ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' games have the option of becoming [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Zealot Angels]], who have the power to kill those with gray marks on the KarmaMeter without any stain on their own personal morality. Since this clashes with the more tolerant interpretation of Angels portrayed by most players, Zealots tend to be roleplayed as this trope. A few Zealots can learn an additional power, named (appropriately enough) "Holier Than Thou", which allows them to freely attack anyone with lower Morality than themselves - including ''[[HunterOfHisOwnKind other angels]]''.
4th Jan '18 6:31:59 PM nombretomado
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This one is so pervasive that finding an overtly religious character in media ''and'' making him or her likable without promoting an {{anvilicious}} agenda is difficult. This is especially so if the character is genuine clergy, although you might get lucky with a kind priest or monk of some sort. If you see one of these people in a slasher or horror movie, don't get too attached as they are often the first to [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality get killed]] in rather [[HowToKillACharacter nasty fashion]].

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This one is so pervasive that finding an overtly religious character in media ''and'' making him or her likable without promoting an {{anvilicious}} agenda is difficult. This is especially so if the character is genuine clergy, although you might get lucky with a kind priest or monk of some sort. If you see one of these people in a slasher or horror movie, don't get too attached as they are often the first to [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality get killed]] in rather [[HowToKillACharacter [[JustForFun/HowToKillACharacter nasty fashion]].
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.
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