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29th May '17 10:20:12 PM Daedalis
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* Blaine Abel of ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' has a side gig performing these. He genuinely believes in demonic possession and has (poorly) researched the subject. However his successful cases were themselves faking it and backed down when he called them out privately.
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25th Apr '17 6:10:07 AM RosesSpindle
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* The WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum perform exorcisms to cast out the specters of badfic authors from whatever fic the mission takes place in with the help of bell, book, and candle, though in this case, the book is a copy of whatever canon the fic takes place in that bears its author/creator's signature. The bells also serve as convenient [[ImprovisedWeapon blunt force weapons in a pinch]].
21st Apr '17 12:28:43 PM Dravencour
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-->'''Gandalf:''' I will draw you, Saruman, as poison is drawn from a wound.
15th Apr '17 2:20:11 PM nombretomado
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* A nun tries this on Jaye in ''{{Wonderfalls}}''.

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* A nun tries this on Jaye in ''{{Wonderfalls}}''.''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''.
1st Mar '17 9:18:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' involved a teenage girl that had apparently been possessed and TheAllegedExpert of a priest that had tried to exorcise her being one of the suspects (the team even sees the recording of said exorcism attempt and spends a good minute or so believing that they are seeing some kind of SnuffFilm until things are made clear). [[spoiler:It turns out that the girl is a psychotic killer that was planning to (and eventually does) kill her family (which drives the priest to kill her in a VigilanteExecution), but the episode milks for all its worth the theory of [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane whether the girl was really possessed by a murderous demon, went crazy, or was ''that'' monstrous and the whole "possessed" thing was just some attempt to use the InsanityDefense on her murder plan]].]]

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* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' involved a teenage girl that had apparently been possessed and TheAllegedExpert of a priest that had tried to exorcise her being one of the suspects (the team even sees the recording of said exorcism attempt and spends a good minute or so believing that they are seeing some kind of SnuffFilm until things are made clear). [[spoiler:It turns out that the girl is a psychotic killer that was planning to (and eventually does) kill her family (which drives the priest to kill her in a VigilanteExecution), but the episode milks for all its worth the theory of [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane whether the girl was really possessed by a murderous demon, went crazy, or was ''that'' monstrous and the whole "possessed" thing was just some attempt to use the InsanityDefense on get away with her murder plan]].via an]] InsanityDefense.]]
1st Mar '17 9:16:09 PM marcoasalazarm
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* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' involved a teenage girl that had apparently been possessed and TheAllegedExpert of a priest that had tried to exorcise her being one of the suspects (the team even sees the recording of said exorcism attempt and spends a good minute or so believing that they are seeing some kind of SnuffFilm until things are made clear). [[spoiler:It turns out that the girl is a psychotic killer that was planning to (and eventually does) kill her family (which drives the priest to kill her in a VigilanteExecution), but the episode milks for all its worth the theory of [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane whether the girl was really possessed by a murderous demon, went crazy, or was ''that'' monstrous and the whole "possessed" thing was just some attempt to use the InsanityDefense on her murder plan]].]]
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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