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11th Jun '16 4:57:05 PM siberia82
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** Creator/JamesMcAvoy was asked in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjUuytaTZo this interview]] to boil down his character to only three essential elements, and the actor answered, "Empathetic, generous, and slightly suffering from a messianic complex. [...] He thinks he's the SecondComing of Christ, he thinks he's gonna save the world."
10th Jun '16 8:31:08 PM franskaflikan
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** The Targaryens believed in the Prince That Was Promised, a hero from their family line that would revive the dragons. Aegon the Unlikely forced his grandchildren to marry each other because a woods-witch prophesied that their descendant would be the Prince. Rhaegar Targaryen was heavily invested in this prophecy, initially believing he was the Prince but then believing that it was his son Aegon. Aemon Targaryen believes that [[spoiler:Daenerys is the ''[[SamusIsAGirl Princess]]'' That Was Promised because she actually did bring three living dragons into the world after they'd been extinct for a century]].

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** The Targaryens believed in the Prince That Was Promised, a hero from their family line that would revive the dragons. Aegon the Unlikely Jaehaerys Targaryen married his sister and forced his grandchildren children to marry each other because a woods-witch prophesied that the Prince would come from their descendant would be the Prince.line. Rhaegar Targaryen was heavily invested in this prophecy, initially believing he was the Prince but then believing that it was his son Aegon. Aemon Targaryen believes that [[spoiler:Daenerys is the ''[[SamusIsAGirl Princess]]'' That Was Promised because she actually did bring three living dragons into the world after they'd been extinct for a century]].
8th Jun '16 10:34:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah'' by poet {{Henrik Wergeland}} has a divine ''Messiah'', presented as the most divine of the celestial beings. He intervenes to inspire the earthly Jesus in his task. This presentation was so controversial it cost the author his priesthood (he wrote it while still a student). In 1845 he rewrote the work and renamed the being ''Akadiel''.

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* ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah'' by poet {{Henrik Creator/{{Henrik Wergeland}} has a divine ''Messiah'', presented as the most divine of the celestial beings. He intervenes to inspire the earthly Jesus in his task. This presentation was so controversial it cost the author his priesthood (he wrote it while still a student). In 1845 he rewrote the work and renamed the being ''Akadiel''.
6th Jun '16 8:50:36 PM Aiguille
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* Music/PoetsOfTheFall:
** In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]], this is {{Invoked}} by Zoltar, the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]]'s fortuneteller, during a {{Tarot|Troubles}} reading, as he pulls "The Star" (a hopeful savior figure) and "The Nine of Swords" (despair, entrapment) in succession, and in his chorus, demands she love him so that he might be free of the Carnival. His attempt is {{Subverted}} when she is taken aback, and ignores his advances in favor of visiting other attractions, then leaving.
** PlayedStraight in "[[https://youtu.be/il3c14eR9C8?list=PLjACqN5i5sDXIEWRmx4uLQDw-yU66E-dh The Ballad of Jeremiah Peacekeeper]]" a {{Western}} inspired EnnioMorriconePastiche about a self-sacrificing, ReluctantWarrior lawman who's mission is "to keep your peace"
-->He takes on the world all in a stride, and your wounds will be his scars\\
So won't you remember when the night comes\\
He will need your open arms\\
For to be invincible, he needs your love.
30th May '16 9:12:16 PM lavendermintrose
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** His "dark" aspects come from his [[AllLovingHero deep love]] for his friends (and [[BigBrotherInstinct younger sisters]] in particular), but really to everyone - to the point where he becomes ruthlessly vengeful against those who threaten the innocent.


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* [[spoiler: Shiro, the Silver King]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - he doesn't strike one as the type to fill this role at first. As his follower, [[spoiler: Kuroh, says, he is "just hopeless, lazy, irresponsible, cowardly, and lacks commitment... yet, I find myself wanting to stand by his side and fight for him."]] He mostly fills the "salvation" and "resurrection" elements of this. Like Lelouch, he's an AllLovingHero except to those who threaten the ones he loves the most.
21st May '16 10:38:06 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Third came [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], who basically was Cable from an AlternateUniverse and took it upon himself to be a mutant shaman, helping out ordinary people with his powers.

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** Third came [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], who basically was Cable from an AlternateUniverse without the virus holding his powers back and took it upon himself to be a mutant shaman, helping out ordinary people with his powers. He also, naturally, died and came back from the dead at least twice, both times sacrificing himself for others - in the latter case, for the entire world. Sound familiar?
*** He's so much this trope that on his grand return in ''Dark Reign'' when he's looking to take Norman Osborn down by force all by himself (and he very nearly succeeds), he stops and informs [[{{Mook}} a HAMMER Agent]] that she should go for that UNICEF job she was considering.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Harry as a somewhat reluctant and much more mercurial example than most: he's the son of a god, he tends to associate with those that others reject and he even [[spoiler: comes back from the dead.]] He's instinctively nice and kind, protective of those without power and judging on outward appearance is completely alien to him. However, his temper and his hatred for injustice lead to comparisons to Magneto and with good reason, meaning that he borders on being a DarkMessiah at times.
18th May '16 11:35:40 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'': Following her HeroicSacrifice, Indx was turned into one of these by her brother when he founded the Tribe of Darkness. She finds the sentiment creepy.
18th May '16 12:38:20 PM SingingRain
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Remember that while many Messiahs die, this is still '''not a DeathTrope''', so spoilers should still be marked.

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Remember that while many Messiahs die, die (and many then [[FirstLawOfResurrection come back to life]]), this is still '''not a DeathTrope''', so spoilers should still be marked.



* Korra in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fills a similar function to Aang, as she's the next Avatar after him. She, too, goes through tremendous dangers and [[spoiler:is at one point purposely pushed into the Avatar State to try and kill her and end the Avatar cycle permanently. Luckily, she surivives.]]

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* Korra in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fills a similar function to Aang, as she's the next Avatar after him. She, too, goes through tremendous dangers and [[spoiler:is at one point purposely pushed into the Avatar State to try and kill her and end the Avatar cycle permanently. Luckily, she surivives.survives.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Margaritaville", Kyle is portrayed as a Christ-like savior who makes a tremendous sacrifice to save the economy and pay off everyone's debt. A dinner he has with his friends is portrayed as the Last Supper, with Cartman taking on the role of Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, while some of the South Park residents form a council againt the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "young Jew spreading lies about the Economy"]]. [[PlayedForLaughs Played]], to no one's suprise, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Margaritaville", Kyle is portrayed as a Christ-like savior who makes a tremendous sacrifice to save the economy and pay off everyone's debt. A dinner he has with his friends is portrayed as the Last Supper, with Cartman taking on the role of Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, while some of the South Park residents form a council againt the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "young Jew spreading lies about the Economy"]]. [[PlayedForLaughs Played]], to no one's suprise, surprise, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].
9th May '16 12:42:35 AM RaisenRhaasen
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* Aenea, from Dan Simmon's [[Literature/HyperionCantos ''Endymion'']]--referred as Messiah throughout the novels. Besides other supernatural attributes, clearly shows Messianic touch and gathers a large following throughout the galaxy in a short period of time. [[spoiler:Willingly lets herself be tortured and burnt to death by... the Vatican.]]

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* Aenea, from Dan Simmon's [[Literature/HyperionCantos ''Endymion'']]--referred ''[[Literature/HyperionCantos Endymion]]''--referred as Messiah throughout the novels. Besides other supernatural attributes, clearly shows Messianic touch and gathers a large following throughout the galaxy in a short period of time. [[spoiler:Willingly lets herself be tortured and burnt to death by... the Vatican.]]
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