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13th Jan '17 1:31:48 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': Mocked by the Djinn when he pretends to be scared of Father Gregory's crucifix, only to admit that he was just messing around.

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* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': Mocked by the Djinn when he pretends to be scared of Father Gregory's crucifix, only to admit that he was just messing around. Played straight, however, in [[Film/Wishmaster3BeyondTheGatesOfHell the third film]], where it's revealed the ''only'' thing that can slay a Djinn is the sword of an angel.
12th Dec '16 7:19:58 PM Luc
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** The Black Court (undead vampires) have all of Dracula's weaknesses, so they react to sunlight, holy water, and garlic. Religious items' power against vampires is based on the user's faith; Dresden states that a cross would be useless in his non-pious hands, while a pentacle can channel his faith in magic.

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** The Black Court (undead vampires) have all of Dracula's weaknesses, so they react to sunlight, holy water, and garlic. [[note]]It's stated later that ''Dracula'' was commissioned by the White Court (an opposing set of vampires who don't have any particular weakness to holy items)[[/note]] Religious items' power against vampires is based on the user's faith; Dresden states that a cross would be useless in his non-pious hands, while a pentacle can channel his faith in magic.
5th Dec '16 11:04:51 PM Arachnos
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Compare to KillItWithFire and WeakenedByTheLight. A subtrope of GoodHurtsEvil. See also TurnUndead, ProtectiveCharm and HolyHandGrenade. Most examples that are played for laughs are also FauxHorrific. Contrast HolyIsNotSafe, where the holy object is just as dangerous to good-aligned characters as evil.

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Compare to KillItWithFire and WeakenedByTheLight. A subtrope of GoodHurtsEvil. See also TurnUndead, ProtectiveCharm and HolyHandGrenade. Most examples that are played for laughs are also FauxHorrific. Contrast HolyIsNotSafe, where the holy object is just as dangerous to good-aligned characters as evil.
evil. Also contrast AllergicToEvil, where a good-aligned character is weakened by the presence of someone or something evil nearby.
23rd Nov '16 12:57:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''SimonTheSorcerer.'' A character is convinced that Simon's a demon, and attempts to exorcise him with a silver cross. Simon, does indeed react in pain, but because the cross is ''too cold.''

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* Played with in ''SimonTheSorcerer.''VideoGame/SimonTheSorcerer.'' A character is convinced that Simon's a demon, and attempts to exorcise him with a silver cross. Simon, does indeed react in pain, but because the cross is ''too cold.''
18th Nov '16 7:16:44 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Sam's WhiteGloves, a religious symbol in his home universe, [[http://zebragirl.thecomicseries.com/comics/736 set vampires on fire]].
9th Nov '16 1:48:06 PM ReplacementSquark
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* This is one of the many traditional weaknesses Vampires possess in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcninja''. [[spoiler:After [[BigBad King Radical]] is turned into a vampire during their final confrontation, the Doctor is able to defeat him by [[GrievousHarmWithABody throwing a previously imprisoned Pope Francis at him]]]].
7th Nov '16 2:34:47 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Webcomic/MysteryBabylon'', one of the three gifts which Red gives to Zero is a squirt bottle full of holy water, which is painful to demons like Kick Girl and Kill Boy.
14th Oct '16 4:26:24 AM StarTropes
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* A {{Downplayed}} example in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''--while the Ark of the Covenant is stored in a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] crate, it burns the swastika off the crate.
7th Oct '16 1:07:49 AM CASCHero
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* ''Victorian Undead 2'' featured this when the hunters find Dracula's dwelling and confront the vampirized Lucy and his brides. While the brides are repelled by the trinkets, it barely affects Lucy since she comments that it takes faith from both sides for it to work. Dracula's brides come from an olden time where this was more prominent while Lucy, a woman from the modern times, understands it more and withstand it. Granted it's not enough to allow her to attack the hunters but it does ultimately force her to retreat when the brides are killed.

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* ''Victorian Undead 2'' featured this when the hunters find Dracula's dwelling and confront the vampirized Lucy and his brides. While the brides are repelled by the trinkets, it barely affects Lucy since she comments that it takes faith from both sides for it to work. Dracula's brides come from an olden time where this was more prominent while and thus are more affected. While Lucy, a woman from the modern times, understands it can least stay composed since she's more and withstand it. "enlighten" as she says. Granted it's not enough to allow however it still prevents her to attack from attacking the hunters but it does and ultimately force her she has to retreat when the brides are killed.killed and she finds herself cornered.



* ''Film/TheBridesOfDracula'' uses this pretty extensively. Baron Meisnter and his brides are repelled by crosses and it took their servant, Greta, to remove the threat so the former could fight Helsing. When Helsing is bitten, he is able to save himself from vampirism by ''burning the curse out with a hot poker'' then splashing it with holy water. Said holy water is used to burn the Baron's face and he's ultimately defeated when Helsing uses a windmill shadow and the moonlight to cast a cross over him.
* ''Film/CountYorga'': Crosses are used though on Yorga it just seems to annoy him while keeping him at bay. At the end of the first movie, a cross is used to force his two remaining undead brides back. Unlike Yorga, since they're recently turned vampires, the holy symbol disturbs them with both throwing their arms in front of them in it's presence, cringing when it's thrusted in front of them and trying to hide behind the other to shield themselves from it.

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* ''Film/TheBridesOfDracula'' uses this pretty extensively. Baron Meisnter Meinster and his brides are repelled by crosses and it took their servant, Greta, to remove the threat so the former could fight Helsing. When Helsing is bitten, he is able to save himself from vampirism by ''burning the curse out with a hot poker'' then splashing it with holy water. Said holy water is used to burn the Baron's face and he's ultimately defeated when Helsing uses a windmill shadow and the moonlight to cast a cross over him.
* ''Film/CountYorga'': Crosses are used though on Yorga it just seems to annoy him while keeping him at bay. At the end of the first movie, a cross is used to force his two remaining undead brides back. Unlike Yorga, who's likely built up an immunity to it and since they're recently turned vampires, the holy symbol disturbs frightens them with both throwing their arms in front of them in it's presence, cringing when it's thrusted in front of them and trying to hide behind the other to shield themselves from it.
6th Oct '16 10:49:30 PM CASCHero
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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' does this naturally, though crosses seem partially effective. One of Dracula's vampire brides recoils when she see a necklace cross on Harker but quickly recovers and uses her powers to melt it and Dracula himself is only kept back a bit before he burns it in Helsing's hand. However Lucy seems to be the only one forced back by it though likely because she wasn't a vampire for very long and not as powerful.
* ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' did this. Lucy, when she became a vampire, was quickly forced back and even burned when Helsing touched her with the cross and Dracula himself was defeated when Helsing used candlesticks to force him into sunlight.

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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' does this naturally, though crosses seem partially effective. One of Dracula's vampire brides recoils when she see a necklace cross on Harker but quickly recovers and uses her powers to melt it and Dracula himself is only kept back a bit before he burns it in Helsing's hand. However Lucy seems to be the only one forced back by it though likely because she wasn't a vampire for very long and not as powerful.
powerful. Also, when Mina is partially turned by Drac, Helsing is forced to use a wafer imprint when she almost succumbs to vampirism to bring her back to her senses, leaving a mark on her forehead.
* ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' did this. Lucy, when she became a vampire, was quickly forced back and even burned when Helsing touched her with the cross, when Dracula first bites Mina and she's given a necklace cross for protection by the unknowing Arthur, it leaves a mark on her hand and Dracula himself was defeated when Helsing used candlesticks to force him into sunlight.



* ''Film/CountYorga'': Crosses are used though on Yorga it just seems to annoy him. At the end of the first movie, a cross is used to force his two remaining undead brides back. Unlike Yorga, since they're recently turned vampires, the holy symbol disturbs them with both throwing their arms in front of them, cringing when it's thrusted in front of them and trying to hide behind the other to shield themselves from it.

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* ''Film/CountYorga'': Crosses are used though on Yorga it just seems to annoy him.him while keeping him at bay. At the end of the first movie, a cross is used to force his two remaining undead brides back. Unlike Yorga, since they're recently turned vampires, the holy symbol disturbs them with both throwing their arms in front of them, them in it's presence, cringing when it's thrusted in front of them and trying to hide behind the other to shield themselves from it.
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