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20th May '17 11:29:54 AM nombretomado
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* The Avatar from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series. He serves as TheParagon for the eight Virtues, and is implied to have sacrificed himself at the end of ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'' in order to defeat [[BigBad The Guardian]].

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* The Avatar from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series. He serves as TheParagon for the eight Virtues, and is implied to have sacrificed himself at the end of ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'' in order to defeat [[BigBad The Guardian]].
16th May '17 9:43:40 PM CaptainRiterraSmith
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* Emma Swan of ''Series/Once Upon a Time'' is known across several realms as "The Savior" a role which defines her destiny as breaking the Dark Curse and restoring happy endings. She has redeemed wicked souls, even in Hades through love and mercy. Emma choose to absorb the power of the Dark One in a selfless act to prevent its evil from corrupting any other soul. Her mother Snow White is renamed Mary Margaret under the curse. Her father David was a shepherd. (Jesus was born in the House of David and is called the Good Shepherd)

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* Emma Swan of ''Series/Once Upon a Time'' is known across several realms as "The Savior" a role which defines her destiny as breaking the Dark Curse and restoring happy endings. She has redeemed wicked souls, even in Hades through love and mercy. Emma choose to absorb the power of the Dark One in a selfless act to prevent its evil from corrupting any other soul. Her mother Snow White is renamed Mary Margaret under the curse. Her father David was a shepherd. (Jesus was born in the House of David and is called the Good Shepherd)Shepherd) If that was not enough, at the end of season six Emma has dinner with her friends and family which becomes an illustration that closely resembles The Last Supper in the story book.
16th May '17 9:33:35 PM CaptainRiterraSmith
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*Emma Swan of ''Series/Once Upon a Time'' is known across several realms as "The Savior" a role which defines her destiny as breaking the Dark Curse and restoring happy endings. She has redeemed wicked souls, even in Hades through love and mercy. Emma choose to absorb the power of the Dark One in a selfless act to prevent its evil from corrupting any other soul. Her mother Snow White is renamed Mary Margaret under the curse. Her father David was a shepherd. (Jesus was born in the House of David and is called the Good Shepherd)
9th May '17 7:44:06 AM LadyChaos
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* Etienne from ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' is designed to be this. The whole story is about his adventure as God's chosen child, and he goes on said adventure with an intentionally chosen twelve "disciples". [[spoiler: Later, he is betrayed by one of said disciples, decreed a heretic by the church, captured and executed (after many failed attempts at killing him), and has his body mounted on a stake and displayed as an example. He also reincarnates as his own son, and goes on to play a major part in ending [[TheCrusades the Crusades]].]]
3rd May '17 7:06:36 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]]'s role is somewhat reminiscent of Christ. Xavier is an AllLovingHero who suffers greatly to be a savior of mutants and humans alike, even though the latter persecute him. He is the leader of his TrueCompanions, who live by and defend his philosophy, and he is betrayed by one his followers.[[note]]Magneto is regarded as an Obvious Judas by the fandom.[[/note]] Charles is [[spoiler:''literally'' resurrected in TheStinger of]] ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. This association also extends to imagery, where he takes Jesus' position in a PietaPlagiarism (''Film/XMenFirstClass''), is briefly given a HolyBacklight and a CrucifiedHeroShot (''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''). When he has a beard and lets his hair grow long, he even LooksLikeJesus. For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' (which deals directly with religious themes), Creator/BryanSinger has made a reference to a figurative resurrection in [[https://www.instagram.com/p/2cNOOLxDxE/ this snapshot]] by calling it "Xavier reborn." The director explicitly says that [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/05/02/x-menas-professor-x-is-christ-and-apocalypse-is-a-false-god Professor X is analogous to Christ]] in the franchise.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]]'s role is somewhat reminiscent of Christ. Xavier is an AllLovingHero who suffers greatly to be a savior of mutants and humans alike, even though the latter persecute him. He is the leader of his TrueCompanions, who live by and defend his philosophy, and he is betrayed by one his followers.[[note]]Magneto is regarded as an Obvious Judas by the fandom.[[/note]] Charles is [[spoiler:''literally'' resurrected in TheStinger of]] ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. This association also extends to imagery, where he takes Jesus' position in a PietaPlagiarism (''Film/XMenFirstClass''), is briefly given a HolyBacklight and a CrucifiedHeroShot (''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''). When he has a beard and lets his hair grow long, he even LooksLikeJesus. For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' (which deals directly with religious themes), Creator/BryanSinger has made a reference to a figurative resurrection in [[https://www.instagram.com/p/2cNOOLxDxE/ this snapshot]] by calling it "Xavier reborn." The director explicitly says that [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/05/02/x-menas-professor-x-is-christ-and-apocalypse-is-a-false-god Professor X is analogous to Christ]] in the franchise.
27th Apr '17 8:43:00 PM Golondrina
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* Walky from {{Its Walky}} would certainly count as this in the end [[spoiler:he performs a heroic sacrifice, goes to the afterlife, is resurrected and ends up saving the world]].

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* Walky from {{Its Walky}} ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' would certainly count as this in the end [[spoiler:he performs a heroic sacrifice, goes to the afterlife, is resurrected and ends up saving the world]].
9th Apr '17 9:06:15 PM PhantomRider
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** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]], Martha Jones walks the world alone for a year after The Master successfully takes over and reduces the planet to [[CrapsackWorld a living hell hole]] in preparation for its total annihilation. She becomes something of a legend, considered to be a savior who will defeat the Master. Martha's means of saving the world however involves spreading stories about the Doctor ''"no weapons, just words"'', as well as leaving an instruction, and insisting the whole time that the Doctor is the actual saviour.

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** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]], Martha Jones walks the world alone for a year after The Master successfully takes over and reduces the planet to [[CrapsackWorld a living hell hole]] in preparation for its total annihilation.his plan to go on to conquer the universe. She becomes something of a legend, considered to be a savior who will defeat the Master. Martha's means of saving the world however involves spreading stories about the Doctor ''"no weapons, just words"'', as well as leaving an instruction, and insisting the whole time that the Doctor is the actual saviour.



* Optimus Primal in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', somewhat on the heavy-handed side. Oddly enough for this trope, it's portrayed negatively (But still not DarkMessiah). Basically, like [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] on a bad day (see Live Action TV) you can get too dark, alienate your allies, and come pretty darn ''close'' to relinquishing that "good guy" title when you start to see The Mission as all, and as yours alone. Thing is, Primal's 'bad day' lasted for about 2/3 of the series.

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* Optimus Primal in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', somewhat on the heavy-handed side. Oddly enough for this trope, it's portrayed negatively (But still not DarkMessiah). Basically, like [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] on a bad day (see Live Action TV) you can get too dark, alienate your allies, and come pretty darn ''close'' to relinquishing that "good guy" title when you start to see The Mission as all, and as (a) yours alone. alone, and (b) the only thing that matters, even if [[WellIntentionedExtremist your ends are just]]. Thing is, Primal's 'bad day' lasted for about 2/3 of the series.series and is a massive derailment of his ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' portrayal.



** The Aligned Continuity ramps it UpToEleven [[spoiler:by revealing in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Covenant of Primus]]'' that the last member of the Thirteen, named "Thirteen" in the book by his own choice, chose to be reincarnated as an ordinary Cybertronian by entering the Well of [=AllSparks=]. That Cybertronian would be Orion Pax. When he inherited the Matrix of Leadership, the humble data clerk regained his memories as one of the Primes, and retook his original name to symbolize this: Optimus Prime. It's noted that only Optimus and Alpha Trion were aware of this (the latter also being one of the Primes), with the former choosing to keep this fact to himself. As a final parallel, after merging the [=AllSpark=] with his own spark, he chooses to merge with the Well of [=AllSparks=] once more so it can create new life and bring about a new age for Cybertron]].
* As above, Superman in the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' cartoon fits the trope more than ever, as the GrandFinale even comes with its own Judas: [[spoiler:Brainiac 5's Brainiac 1-induced FreakOut leads to him giving Supes a crown of Kryptonite.]]

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** The Aligned Continuity ramps it UpToEleven [[spoiler:by revealing in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Covenant of Primus]]'' that the last member of the Thirteen, named "Thirteen" in the book by his own choice, chose to be reincarnated as an ordinary Cybertronian by entering the Well of [=AllSparks=].All Sparks. That Cybertronian would be Orion Pax. When he inherited the Matrix of Leadership, the humble data clerk regained his memories as one of the Primes, and retook his original name to symbolize this: Optimus Prime. It's noted that only Optimus and Alpha Trion were aware of this (the latter also being one of the Primes), with the former choosing to keep this fact to himself. As a final parallel, after merging the [=AllSpark=] with his own spark, he chooses to merge with the Well of [=AllSparks=] All Sparks once more so it can create new life and bring about a new age for Cybertron]].
* As above, Superman in the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' cartoon fits the trope more than ever, as the GrandFinale even comes with its own Judas: [[spoiler:Brainiac 5's Brainiac 1-induced FreakOut FaceHeelTurn leads to him giving Supes a crown of Kryptonite.Kryptonite. Though declared dead, Superman rises again later.]]
7th Apr '17 4:23:06 PM nombretomado
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* Himeno, as the White {{Pretear}}, falls into this archetype at the end of the series. She puts her heart and soul into saving the Dark Magical Girl, and accomplishes it by [[spoiler:feeding all of her life energy to the demon that Fenrir created. This causes her to fall into a deep sleep, but since this ''is'' based loosely on "Snow White", TrueLovesKiss wakes her up.]]

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* Himeno, as the White {{Pretear}}, Manga/{{Pretear}}, falls into this archetype at the end of the series. She puts her heart and soul into saving the Dark Magical Girl, and accomplishes it by [[spoiler:feeding all of her life energy to the demon that Fenrir created. This causes her to fall into a deep sleep, but since this ''is'' based loosely on "Snow White", TrueLovesKiss wakes her up.]]
6th Apr '17 1:07:09 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow is set up this way, what with the noble nature and the mysterious parentage and the possibly being the only hope for a good future for the common folk and the looking like Jesus. And, of course, the whole "being betrayed by his followers and then brought back from the dead" thing.
28th Mar '17 7:35:01 PM DustSnitch
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** ''Film/TheMatrix'': Neo, the prophesied savior known as "the One" bears a close resemblance to {{Jesus}}. He came before, but was prophesied to come again, and resurrects close to the end. On the other hand, he's far more violent than the Christian depiction, but perhaps would be closer to Jewish views of the Messiah as a warrior king. Morpheus may also resemble John the Baptist, Trinity Mary Magdalene, and the Oracle the various prophets who are believed to have foretold Christ.

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** ''Film/TheMatrix'': Neo, the prophesied savior known as "the One" bears a close resemblance to {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. He came before, but was prophesied to come again, and resurrects close to the end. On the other hand, he's far more violent than the Christian depiction, but perhaps would be closer to Jewish views of the Messiah as a warrior king. Morpheus may also resemble John the Baptist, Trinity Mary Magdalene, and the Oracle the various prophets who are believed to have foretold Christ.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'''s Milla Maxwell is arguably ''the'' CaptainErsatz of {{Jesus}}. Her story is that of a GodInHumanForm who gathers a band of followers (including a traitor), truly loves humans in spite all the things that they do, [[spoiler:makes a HeroicSacrifice before coming BackFromTheDead--returning from a spiritual realm--and then rules the world benevolently as a compassionate deity.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'''s Milla Maxwell is arguably ''the'' CaptainErsatz of {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Her story is that of a GodInHumanForm who gathers a band of followers (including a traitor), truly loves humans in spite all the things that they do, [[spoiler:makes a HeroicSacrifice before coming BackFromTheDead--returning from a spiritual realm--and then rules the world benevolently as a compassionate deity.]]
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