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11th Feb '16 5:18:11 PM eroock
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-->--''Literature/TheWayOfKings''
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10th Feb '16 12:02:52 PM kataangluvr
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*** The Klingon have a KungFuActionJesus archetype called Kahless. Everything relating to his backstory builds him up as a godlike warrior. Before his death, he promised to return in the future and help restore peace and honor to his people. In "Rightful Heir", a clone of him is made, sparking a controversy between the Klingon.
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*** The Klingon have a KungFuActionJesus KungFuJesus archetype called Kahless. Everything relating to his backstory builds him up as a godlike warrior. Before his death, he promised to return in the future and help restore peace and honor to his people. In "Rightful Heir", a clone of him is made, sparking a controversy between the Klingon.
10th Feb '16 12:01:26 PM kataangluvr
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*** The Klingon have a KungFuActionJesus archetype called Kahless. Everything relating to his backstory builds him up as a godlike warrior. Before his death, he promised to return in the future and help restore peace and honor to his people. In "Rightful Heir", a clone of him is made, sparking a controversy between the Klingon.
9th Feb '16 8:17:05 AM Discar
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->'''Voiceover:''' ''I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS...!!!'' ->'''[[Creator/DougWalker Nostalgia Critic]]:''' Da! I can't hear you over your obvious symbolism! -->-- ''Film/ManOfSteel'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINE4-iyae8 review]]
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->'''Voiceover:''' ''I AM JESUS!!! ->'''Kaladin:''' I'm putting it all on the long bet. If I AM JESUS!!! die, then they'll come out, shake their heads, and tell themselves they knew it would happen. But if I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS...!!!'' ->'''[[Creator/DougWalker Nostalgia Critic]]:''' Da! I can't hear live, they'll remember it. And it will give them hope. They might see it as a miracle.\\ '''Syl:''' Do you over your obvious symbolism! -->-- ''Film/ManOfSteel'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINE4-iyae8 review]] want to be a miracle?\\ '''Kaladin:''' No. But for them, I will be. -->--''Literature/TheWayOfKings''
18th Jan '16 9:42:13 AM Piando
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While the word "messiah" has different meanings in different cultures and there have been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_messiah_claimants dozens of claimants to the title]] according to {{Wikipedia}}, for most Western intents and purposes, the term has been HijackedByJesus, with Jesus becoming the TropeMaker.
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While the word "messiah" has different meanings in different cultures and there have been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_messiah_claimants dozens of claimants to the title]] according to {{Wikipedia}}, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, for most Western intents and purposes, the term has been HijackedByJesus, with Jesus becoming the TropeMaker.

* ''FistOfTheNorthStar''
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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar''''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''

* Lelouch Lamperouge in ''CodeGeass'' often compares himself to a Messiah who produces miracles (through his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry) and can be seen as a Messianic Archetype at the end of the series. Or more accurately, a DarkMessiah. [[spoiler:[[ZeroApprovalGambit He redirected all the entire world's hatred upon himself so that the world may be united against him as a common enemy, causing peace]].]] * Son Goku of ''DragonBall''. The guy came to Earth from the stars, saved the world three times before he turned twenty. [[HeroicSacrifice Gave his life]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice twice]]'' for the Earth and is described as like an angel by his friends and family.
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* Lelouch Lamperouge in ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' often compares himself to a Messiah who produces miracles (through his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry) and can be seen as a Messianic Archetype at the end of the series. Or more accurately, a DarkMessiah. [[spoiler:[[ZeroApprovalGambit He redirected all the entire world's hatred upon himself so that the world may be united against him as a common enemy, causing peace]].]] * Son Goku of ''DragonBall''.''Franchise/DragonBall''. The guy came to Earth from the stars, saved the world three times before he turned twenty. [[HeroicSacrifice Gave his life]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice twice]]'' for the Earth and is described as like an angel by his friends and family.

* Chrono and Rosette of ''ChronoCrusade'' share duties for this, in a way. Chrono [[spoiler:falls in love with a women known as Mary Magdalene]] and after her death sleeps in her grave for 50 years until he's woken up by Joshua and Rosette. Rosette, on the other hand, is spending her lifespan to give Chrono his powers and in the manga [[spoiler:does eventually die from it...but comes back to life partially through [[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will]] and partially with the help of Mary's soul]]. In the anime this is made [[{{Anvilicious}} even more obvious]] when Rosette [[spoiler:receives stigmata marks that allows her to heal people and harm demons. Both her and Chrono die in the end of the series and ''don't'' come back to life...[[ShootTheShaggyDog although Aion does]].]]
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* Chrono and Rosette of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' share duties for this, in a way. Chrono [[spoiler:falls in love with a women known as Mary Magdalene]] and after her death sleeps in her grave for 50 years until he's woken up by Joshua and Rosette. Rosette, on the other hand, is spending her lifespan to give Chrono his powers and in the manga [[spoiler:does eventually die from it...but comes back to life partially through [[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will]] and partially with the help of Mary's soul]]. In the anime this is made [[{{Anvilicious}} even more obvious]] when Rosette [[spoiler:receives stigmata marks that allows her to heal people and harm demons. Both her and Chrono die in the end of the series and ''don't'' come back to life...[[ShootTheShaggyDog although Aion does]].]]

* The titular character from ''{{Naruto}}''. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuriki]]. [[spoiler:He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world]] and most especially [[spoiler:he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor]].
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* The titular character from ''{{Naruto}}''.''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Let's count his Messiah credentials... He is TheChosenOne by prophecy. He has [[TrueCompanions a number of devoted followers.]] He's persecuted for most of his early life for being a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jinchuriki]]. [[spoiler:He's technically dead with Kurama extracted from him and is about to be revived to save the world]] and most especially [[spoiler:he is the reincarnation of the youngest son of the Sage of Six Paths, AKA the God of Shinobi, who was chosen as the Sage's successor]].

* From the DC Universe, {{Superman}}. He is also Moses.
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* From the DC Universe, {{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}}. He is also Moses.

** {{Superman}} has this role in ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}},'' being the inspiration of the heroes of that century.
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** {{Superman}} Superman also has this role in ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}},'' being the inspiration of the heroes of that century.

* Anakin Skywalker in ''StarWars'' is TheChosenOne conceived by the Force itself. His character is a good example of why you generally want TheChosenOne to be paired with this trope.
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* Anakin Skywalker in ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is TheChosenOne conceived by the Force itself. His character is a good example of why you generally want TheChosenOne to be paired with this trope.

* Ender Wiggin in the ''Speaker for the Dead'' series, who connects three alien races together in peace, and always [[spoiler: (with the exception of his unknowing xenocide as a child in ''EndersGame'')]] answers violence with love, stating that to vanquish an enemy, you have to know him, and in knowing him, end up loving him. An easy example is when he lets Achilles' son beat the shit out of him to prove that the boy is [[spoiler: Bean's son]], but refuses to fight back.
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* Ender Wiggin in the ''Speaker for the Dead'' series, who connects three alien races together in peace, and always [[spoiler: (with the exception of his unknowing xenocide as a child in ''EndersGame'')]] ''Literature/EndersGame'')]] answers violence with love, stating that to vanquish an enemy, you have to know him, and in knowing him, end up loving him. An easy example is when he lets Achilles' son beat the shit out of him to prove that the boy is [[spoiler: Bean's son]], but refuses to fight back.

* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', this is brought UpToEleven for [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]. Where to even start...
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', this is brought UpToEleven for [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]. Where to even start...


* Claude from ''{{Hair}}'', more of a follower than a leader, but serves as kind of an emblematic persecution sink for the hippie movement, and, in most productions, is implied to have [[spoiler:AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence after being killed in Vietnam]].
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* Claude from ''{{Hair}}'', ''Theater/{{Hair}}'', more of a follower than a leader, but serves as kind of an emblematic persecution sink for the hippie movement, and, in most productions, is implied to have [[spoiler:AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence after being killed in Vietnam]].
1st Jan '16 7:05:23 PM nombretomado
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** Also in ''{{Smallville}}'' (see live action television).
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** Also in ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (see live action television).

* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} has four, all related in some way or another:
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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen has four, all related in some way or another:

** He had a crucification pose at least twice (''Pilot'', ''Salvation''; yes, we are aware of the allusion in the second episode title). ** In ''Hidden'', [[spoiler:he is pronounced dead, covered by a sheet then the body disappears and is resurrected by his father]]. ** All the talk about him being the "[[LightIsGood light]]" in ''Finale''.
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** He had a crucification crucifixion pose at least twice (''Pilot'', ''Salvation''; ("Pilot", "Salvation"; yes, we are aware of the allusion in the second episode title). ** In ''Hidden'', "Hidden", [[spoiler:he is pronounced dead, covered by a sheet then the body disappears and is resurrected by his father]]. ** All the talk about him being the "[[LightIsGood light]]" in ''Finale''."Finale".
23rd Dec '15 10:31:38 AM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Voiceover:''' ''I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS!!! I AM JESUS...!!!'' ->'''[[Creator/DougWalker Nostalgia Critic]]:''' Da! I can't hear you over your obvious symbolism! -->-- ''Film/ManOfSteel'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINE4-iyae8 review]]
12th Dec '15 1:35:38 PM nemui10pm
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* Enjolras from ''Literature/LesMiserables''. He leads a band of loyal friends/followers in a doomed attempt to fight the injustice of the monarchy, and when it becomes clear that he has no hope of succeeding, he chooses to FaceDeathWithDignity and ends up [[CrucifiedHeroShot 'nailed' to the wall with bullets]]. His angelic beauty and IncorruptiblePurePureness give off TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth vibes.
9th Dec '15 5:07:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: Shyna]] in [[SilhouetteMirage Silhouette Mirage]], to the point that she is called Messiah by Har.
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* [[spoiler: Shyna]] in [[SilhouetteMirage [[VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage Silhouette Mirage]], to the point that she is called Messiah by Har.
8th Dec '15 12:10:29 PM HVKryter
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', [[http://mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005954 the story of The Sufferer]] has many parallels to Christ's. He lacked the kind of parent figure typical in troll society, and was instead raised by a woman called The Dolorosa[[labelnote:*]][[Literature/TheBible The Virgin Mary]] is sometimes referred to as the Mater Dolorosa, or "Sorrowful Mother"[[/labelnote]]. He wandered the planet, spreading a message of an Alternia free from the AlienBlood-based FantasticCasteSystem that rules their culture, attracting followers, one of whom was called The Disciple. He led a massive revolution that was ultimately crushed by the Highbloods and ended with him being tortured and killed, and his burning iron shackles became the symbol of his followers. However, The Sufferer is a subversion, as in his last moments he underwent a FaceHeelTurn, going from AllLovingHero to a FallenHero as he burned with rage, and let out a [[AtomicFBomb Vast Expletive]] that served as his final sermon.
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', [[http://mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005954 the story of The Sufferer]] has many parallels to Christ's. He lacked the kind of parent figure typical in troll society, and was instead raised by a woman called The Dolorosa[[labelnote:*]][[Literature/TheBible The Virgin Mary]] is sometimes referred to as the Mater Dolorosa, or "Sorrowful Mother"[[/labelnote]]. He wandered the planet, spreading a message of an Alternia free from the AlienBlood-based FantasticCasteSystem that rules their culture, attracting followers, one of whom was called The Disciple. He led a massive revolution that was ultimately crushed by the Highbloods and ended with him being tortured and killed, and his burning iron shackles became the symbol of his followers. However, The Sufferer is something of a subversion, subversion of the usual depictions of this trope, as in his last moments he underwent a FaceHeelTurn, going from AllLovingHero to a FallenHero undergoes what is described as he burned with rage, a divine transformation of his compassion into limitless burning anger, and let out a [[AtomicFBomb Vast Expletive]] that served as his final sermon.sermon, and encoding his message into the fabric of existence itself for future followers to hear. This is implied to be the reason his descendant, Karkat, is so constantly angry and easily frustrated.
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