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13th Feb '17 3:32:04 AM Dravencour
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* Gandalf the White casts Saruman out of King Theoden of Rohan in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers'' in a manner very reminiscent of an exorcism.

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* Gandalf the White casts Saruman out of King Theoden of Rohan in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' in a manner very reminiscent of an exorcism.exorcism. Gandalf primarily uses his power as one of the Maiar to do the deed instead of calling upon any higher power though.
13th Feb '17 3:30:33 AM Dravencour
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* Gandalf the White casts Saruman out of King Theoden of Rohan in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers'' in a manner very reminiscent of an exorcism.
13th Feb '17 3:24:45 AM Dravencour
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* A technofantasy version in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Sleeper" (supposedly forcing an alien secondary personality to manifest, but played just like HollywoodExorcism)
* Demon-heavy show ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' keeps things simple. To exorcise a demon, recite the proper incantation. Getting the demon to sit still long enough to do it is one thing though, and remembering the words is another...

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* A technofantasy techno-fantasy version in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Sleeper" (supposedly forcing an alien secondary personality to manifest, but played just like HollywoodExorcism)
HollywoodExorcism).
* Demon-heavy show ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' keeps things simple. To exorcise a demon, recite the proper incantation.incantation in Latin. Getting the demon to sit still long enough to do it is one thing though, and remembering the words is another...
23rd Oct '16 4:33:49 PM Outis
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*Averted in ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' episodes "Confession" and "Desecrated Host" which are narrated by a Catholic priest and exorcist. Exorcism and the problems that prompt it are presented as being much less dramatic and horrific than the Hollywood version. Most of the time.
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1st Sep '16 4:12:53 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/AHeadFullOfGhosts'' does a lot of LampshadeHanging on this trope. A teen girl behaves strangely and her dad decides she needs an exorcism. The twist: He sells the rights to a TV crew.

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* In ''Literature/AHeadFullOfGhosts'' does a lot of LampshadeHanging on this trope. A teen girl behaves strangely and her dad decides she needs an exorcism. The twist: He sells the rights to a TV crew.
31st May '16 9:40:27 AM shamblingdead2
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* ''Literature/AHeadFullOfGhosts'' does a lot of LampshadeHanging on this trope. A teen girl behaves strangely and her dad decides she needs an exorcism. The twist: He sells the rights to a TV crew.
3rd Apr '16 1:00:50 AM GopherBroke
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Another point: Fictional portrayals of exorcism will sometimes involve "bell, book and candle." In real life, the Catholic casting-out ritual of bell, book, and candle is a form of ''excommunication'', something quite different.

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Another point: Fictional portrayals of exorcism will sometimes involve "bell, book and candle." In real life, the Catholic casting-out ritual of bell, book, and candle is a form of ''excommunication'', something quite different.
different. The particular ritual involved is no longer practiced, regardless.
13th Feb '16 9:44:37 AM Dravencour
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** The Ordo Malleus section of the Inquisition is charged with investigating suspected Chaos activity and putting a stop to it before it gets out of hand. Best case scenario is that no more than a dozen people end up getting killed, while the worst case scenario may well involve having entire planets ''destroyed'' to prevent further spread of Chaos contamination.

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** The Ordo Malleus section of the Inquisition is charged with investigating suspected Chaos activity and putting a stop to it before it gets out of hand. Best case scenario is that no more than a dozen people end up getting killed, while the worst case scenario may well involve having an Exterminatus -- an order to have an entire planets planet ''destroyed'' to prevent further spread of Chaos contamination.
15th Jan '16 6:56:48 AM crazysamaritan
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* In Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''[[Literature/TheThiefOfBaghdad The Shaimer of Shaitan]]'', the titular demon possesses a guard named Aslan-Bey in order to use him to kill the protagonist [[ImpossibleThief Lev]]. Lev and [[GuileHero Nasreddin]] manage to disarm and tie up the possessed guard, and Nasreddin attempts to exorcise him using a Muslim prayer he read about once, while Lev threatens Shaitan with a big stick, whacking the guard a few times with it. Finally, in order to humiliate the enemy of humankind, Nasreddin covers Aslan-Bey's nose and mouth, leaving the demon only one exit point. It works.

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* In Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''[[Literature/TheThiefOfBaghdad The Shaimer of Shaitan]]'', the titular demon possesses a guard named Aslan-Bey in order to use him to kill the protagonist [[ImpossibleThief Lev]].Lev. Lev and [[GuileHero Nasreddin]] manage to disarm and tie up the possessed guard, and Nasreddin attempts to exorcise him using a Muslim prayer he read about once, while Lev threatens Shaitan with a big stick, whacking the guard a few times with it. Finally, in order to humiliate the enemy of humankind, Nasreddin covers Aslan-Bey's nose and mouth, leaving the demon only one exit point. It works.
22nd Nov '15 2:53:23 PM Willbyr
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