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21st Nov '17 7:22:27 PM FruityOatyBars
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** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, on the other hand, can very easily be called a DarkMessiah Moses, fighting for the freedom of his people. Is killing a few humans that much worse than unleashing plagues and locust swarms?

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** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, on the other hand, can very easily be called a DarkMessiah Moses, fighting for the freedom of his people. (Bonus for the Moses parallel: he's Jewish.) Is killing a few humans that much worse than unleashing plagues and locust swarms?
18th Nov '17 9:47:19 PM DustSnitch
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* A giant griffin represent Christ in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. The griffin has two natures (lion and eagle) that mirror the two natures of Jesus (human and divine), it mightily denies to eat from the corrupting Tree of Knowledge, and the griffin guides a Sun-bright chariot that represents the Church. The griffin also is a mixture of three colors: [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine gold and white to highlight its divinity]] and blood-red to make light of Christ's suffering in his [[PassionPlay death]].
26th Oct '17 5:25:49 AM MasterN
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* [[spoiler:Madoka]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a selfless omnibenevolent and pure {{Moe}} girl [[BreakTheCutie who suffered temptation under the Incubator]], and would always try to put her friends before her own life, but [[spoiler:Homura]], the analogue of St. Peter, kept preventing her from doing so to make her continue to live for herself ("Get thee behind me Satan"). [[spoiler:In the finale, Madoka takes all the multiplying Debt of Despair and suffering of all Magical Girls at every point in Space and Time into herself, preventing [[HeWhoFightsMonsters their mutation into the very abominations they fought against]], and then [[AbstractApotheosis becomes a Goddess of hope and compassion]] but at the cost of her [[AndIMustScream eternal punishment of absorbing the despair of the Universe with her own hands.]] Made more effective by the fact that the Ending was premiered on the Real Life ''Good Friday'' 2011. However, unlike the classical depiction of the Messianic Archetype, which depicted the Messiah vanquishing the Satan figure (Incubator) to annihilation or eternal torture, Madoka recognized that the Incubator gave mankind civilization, and without them, we would still be naked and living in caves, which was why, despite not liking it herself, she let them exist while she bore the fallout of despair created by their civilization into herself]]. There are also alternative timelines in the series where she assumes a Messiah role from the very start especially if you ask [[spoiler:Homura]].

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* [[spoiler:Madoka]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a selfless omnibenevolent and pure {{Moe}} girl [[BreakTheCutie who suffered temptation under under]] [[spoiler: [[SatanicArchetype the Incubator]], Incubator]]]], and would always try to put her friends before her own life, but [[spoiler:Homura]], the analogue of St. Peter, kept preventing her from doing so to make her continue to live for herself ("Get thee behind me Satan"). [[spoiler:In the finale, Madoka takes all the multiplying Debt of Despair and suffering of all Magical Girls at every point in Space and Time into herself, preventing [[HeWhoFightsMonsters their mutation into the very abominations they fought against]], and then [[AbstractApotheosis becomes a Goddess of hope and compassion]] but at the cost of her [[AndIMustScream eternal punishment of absorbing the despair of the Universe with her own hands.]] Made more effective by the fact that the Ending was premiered on the Real Life ''Good Friday'' 2011. However, unlike the classical depiction of the Messianic Archetype, which depicted the Messiah vanquishing the Satan figure (Incubator) to annihilation or eternal torture, Madoka recognized that the Incubator gave mankind civilization, and without them, we would still be naked and living in caves, which was why, despite not liking it herself, she let them exist while she bore the fallout of despair created by their civilization into herself]]. There are also alternative timelines in the series where she assumes a Messiah role from the very start especially if you ask [[spoiler:Homura]].
7th Oct '17 2:44:45 AM Adept
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* Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. Worshiped and loved by everyone around her? Check. [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]? Check. ''Walking on water''? Check.

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** Aerith of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''--Half-human, half-supernatural, the planet is ultimately saved through her prayers and her death, and humanity is kept alive. In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', she cures Geostigma from beyond the grave, which is effectively cancer. The disease is notably uncurable by any other means.
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Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. Worshiped and loved by everyone around her? Check. [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]? Check. ''Walking on water''? Check.Check.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'''s protagonist, Noctis Lucis Caelum, fits this trope to a T. He's [[ChosenOne chosen by the Crystal]] to bring an end to the Starscourge (a disease which is very similar in both name and appearance to the aforementioned Geostigma) by fulfilling the Calling of his royal line, seeking the favor of the Astral gods, and using the power of the Crystal. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:he learns of his true purpose -- he must give his life to call forth divine Providence if he is to destroy the [[AntiChrist Accursed]] and end the Scourge. And so, the game ends with [[HeroicSacrifice his ritual sacrifice on his throne]], after which [[DiedHappilyEverAfter he and his dead fiancee's spirits are shown appearing as if at their wedding]].]] He's sometimes referred to by titles like "King of Kings" or "the Son" to make sure no one overlooks the connection.



* Aerith of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''--Half-human, half-supernatural, the planet is ultimately saved through her prayers and her death, and humanity is kept alive. In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', she cures Geostigma from beyond the grave, which is effectively cancer. The disease is notably uncurable by any other means.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has ''three'' characters who demonstrate elements of the MessianicArchetype, including the game's [[DarkMessiah antagonist,]] [[spoiler:Ardyn Izunia,]] but it's the game's protagonist, Noctis Lucis Caelum, who fits this trope to a T. He's [[ChosenOne chosen by the Crystal]] to bring an end to the Starscourge (a disease which is very similar in both name and appearance to the aforementioned Geostigma) by fulfilling the Calling of his royal line, seeking the favor of the Astral gods, and using the power of the Crystal. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:he learns of his true purpose -- he must give his life to call forth divine Providence if he is to destroy the [[AntiChrist Accursed]] and end the Scourge. And so, the game ends with [[HeroicSacrifice his ritual sacrifice on his throne]], after which [[DiedHappilyEverAfter he and his dead fiancee's spirits are shown appearing as if at their wedding]].]] He's sometimes referred to by titles like "King of Kings" or "the Son" to make sure no one overlooks the connection.
19th Sep '17 12:08:37 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In a twisted way, Joe from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''. A tough-as-nails anti-hero, yet willing to help those in need. His beating reflects the flogging of Jesus while the party outside is staged to look like The Last Supper.

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* In a twisted way, Joe The Man with No Name from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.the DollarsTrilogy. A tough-as-nails anti-hero, yet willing to help those in need. His In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', he is referred to by Angel Eyes as a "golden haired guardian angel", resigns to Tuco's attempt on his life in a passive, Christlike manner, and offers the final judgement on Tuco's soul, which was sparing his life and undoing his "crucifixion". In ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', his beating reflects the flogging of Jesus while the party outside is staged to look like The Last Supper.Supper. He rides into town on a mule, and during the final duel he appears to "resurrect".
29th Aug '17 5:42:50 PM nombretomado
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* In a twisted way, Joe from ''AFistfulOfDollars''. A tough-as-nails anti-hero, yet willing to help those in need. His beating reflects the flogging of Jesus while the party outside is staged to look like The Last Supper.

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* In a twisted way, Joe from ''AFistfulOfDollars''.''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''. A tough-as-nails anti-hero, yet willing to help those in need. His beating reflects the flogging of Jesus while the party outside is staged to look like The Last Supper.
27th Aug '17 6:37:18 PM WaxingName
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', it is [[spoiler:Zelda herself who is this. More particularly, both Hylia and Zelda split the difference of this archetype. Hylia was worshipped in ancient times as the protector of the Triforce, but those times ended when the Demon King Demise and his horde of demons rose to the surface, slaughtering anyone in their path. Hylia was able to seal Demise but was mortally wounded in the process, leading her to take a mortal form. In the present time, Zelda is that mortal form, and she goes on a journey separate from Link's to regain her memories and power as Hylia. Eventually, she seals herself away to strengthen the seal on Demise for a time.]]
27th Aug '17 6:12:21 PM zealots
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* ComicBook/XMen has four, all related in some way or another:

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* ComicBook/XMen has four, four big ones, all related in some way or another:from the same TangledFamilyTree:



** Magneto is very similar to Moses, fighting for the freedom of his people. Is killing a few humans that much worse than unleashing plagues and locust swarms?

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** Magneto is ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, on the other hand, can very similar to easily be called a DarkMessiah Moses, fighting for the freedom of his people. Is killing a few humans that much worse than unleashing plagues and locust swarms?swarms?
** And to round off the Messiahs of the X-universe, in the nineties when Magneto was pushed from Dark Messiah to AGodAmI territory he was given a messianic MouthOfSauron in [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Exodus]], who... well, the name's a little on the nose, isn't it? Despite not being pushed as hard in the messiah role since the 90s ended, he manages a traditional messianic feat that ''none'' of the above messiahs can claim -- [[BackFromTheDead raising the dead]].
27th Aug '17 9:49:15 AM nombretomado
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* In [[Music/AkikoShikata Akiko Shikata]]'s song "Infelious Rhaplanca. Ten no Inori ~Rhaplanca~/Chi no Aganai ~Maoh~," from her ''[[VideoGame/ArTonelico Ar Tonelico]]'' based album ''Utau Oka ~Ar=Ciel Ar=Dor'', Rhaplanca [[TakenForGranite transforms herself into stone]] to stop a giant dead tree from falling, allowing the people of her city to climb it and escape the wrath of their god.

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* In [[Music/AkikoShikata Akiko Shikata]]'s song "Infelious Rhaplanca. Ten no Inori ~Rhaplanca~/Chi no Aganai ~Maoh~," from her ''[[VideoGame/ArTonelico ''[[VideoGame/ExaPico Ar Tonelico]]'' tonelico]]'' based album ''Utau Oka ~Ar=Ciel Ar=Dor'', Rhaplanca [[TakenForGranite transforms herself into stone]] to stop a giant dead tree from falling, allowing the people of her city to climb it and escape the wrath of their god.
19th Aug '17 12:52:02 AM TCF01
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* Caesar in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' and its sequels. He is the "saviour" of the Apes, conceived from a miraculous birth (the only ape born intelligent rather than artificial brain modification) gives all Apekind the gift of Intelligence (ALZ-113) and leads them to an exodus away from the Human oppressors to the "Promised Land" of the forests where they can live in peace. Everyone, even Koba, looked up to him as a sort of GodEmperor but despite all this he retained an overwhelming sense of compassion, understanding, and tolerance to all sapient life -- human and ape alike. He follows a strict self-imposed morality of ApeShallNotKillApe, seeking to avoid war whenever is possible, though if you cause him trouble, he definitely knows how to kick your ass. Of course, no Ape version of Christ can be complete without a catastrophic betrayal caused by his most trusted "brother": [[spoiler:Koba, who "killed" him, dismantled all of Caesar's work and led the Apes to immoral brutality and persecution of both humans and Caesar's remaining apostles. Caesar even metaphorically "rose from the dead" when Malcolm found him, brought him back to Heaven (Will Rodman's house), and returned to Apekind injured but stronger, ending in the apes "repenting" and [[DisneyVillainDeath Koba's damnation into Hell]].]] His personal symbol, the sequin-like window of Rodman's house even became the universal symbol of Ape liberation ala the Chi-Rho of early Christians.
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