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20th Oct '15 11:03:25 AM Materioptikon
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' offers us the Order of Messiah. The guy they worship... let's say he was the former poster boy for GodIsEvil. The Senate Elders? The Four Archangels. The DarkMessiah they're trying to create to summon the [[ThereWillBeCake Snake Person Kingdom]]? TheHero.
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' offers us the Order of Messiah. The guy they worship... let's say he was the former poster boy for GodIsEvil. The Senate Elders? The Four Archangels. The DarkMessiah they're trying to create to summon the [[ThereWillBeCake Snake Person Millennium Kingdom]]? TheHero.
9th Oct '15 11:09:11 PM Dravencour
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* A most terrifying example is the Holy See in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', who do not even know that the four "angels" they worship and their MessianicArchetype are actually the four members of the demonic Godhand, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who each crossed the MoralEventHorizon by sacrificing a whole load of people each (and who knows what else) and are subservient to a GodOfEvil. Oh, and they torture people. They are CRAZY obsessed with torturing people, often for no reason at all. It is implied that the four angels were originally inspired, not by the God Hand, but by the Four Elemental Kings revered by the pagan religion that the See supplanted, making it a combination between this trope and CorruptChurch.
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* A most terrifying example is the Holy See in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', who do not even know that the four "angels" they worship and their MessianicArchetype are actually the four five members of the demonic Godhand, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who each crossed the MoralEventHorizon by sacrificing a whole load of people each (and who knows what else) and are subservient to a GodOfEvil. Oh, and they torture people. They are CRAZY obsessed with torturing people, often for no reason at all. It is implied that the four angels were originally inspired, not by the God Hand, but by the Four Elemental Kings revered by the pagan religion that the See supplanted, making it a combination between this trope and CorruptChurch.
9th Oct '15 11:08:42 PM Dravencour
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* A most terrifying example is the Holy See in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', who do not even know that the four "angels" they worship and their MessianicArchetype are actually the five members of the Godhand, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who each crossed the MoralEventHorizon by sacrificing a whole load of people each (and who knows what else) and are subservient to a GodOfEvil. Oh, and they torture people. They are CRAZY obsessed with torturing people, often for no reason at all. It is implied that the four angels were originally inspired, not by the God Hand, but by the Four Elemental Kings revered by the pagan religion that the See supplanted, making it a combination between this trope and CorruptChurch.
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* A most terrifying example is the Holy See in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', who do not even know that the four "angels" they worship and their MessianicArchetype are actually the five four members of the demonic Godhand, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who each crossed the MoralEventHorizon by sacrificing a whole load of people each (and who knows what else) and are subservient to a GodOfEvil. Oh, and they torture people. They are CRAZY obsessed with torturing people, often for no reason at all. It is implied that the four angels were originally inspired, not by the God Hand, but by the Four Elemental Kings revered by the pagan religion that the See supplanted, making it a combination between this trope and CorruptChurch.
12th Sep '15 9:48:21 AM Opheliac
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* In {{Homestuck}}, Gamzee's cult worship of the "Mirthful Messiahs" is seen as a harmless highblood affectation. However, at least one of the Messiahs is actually [[BigBad Lord English]]. Due to Weird Time Shit, it is ambiguous how many of the followers actually knew about this, but it's likely that it was used to fuel the highblood Subjugglators campaign of, well, subjugation of lowbloods.
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* In {{Homestuck}}, Gamzee's cult worship of the "Mirthful Messiahs" is seen as a harmless highblood affectation. However, at least one of the Messiahs is actually [[BigBad Lord English]]. Due to Weird Time Shit, it is ambiguous how many of the followers actually knew about this, but it's likely that it was used to fuel the highblood Subjugglators Subjugglators' campaign of, well, subjugation of lowbloods.
12th Sep '15 9:47:33 AM Opheliac
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* In {{Homestuck}}, Gamzee's cult worship of the "Mirthful Messiahs" is seen as a harmless highblood affectation. However, at least one of the Messiahs is actually [[Big Bad Lord English]]. Due to Weird Time Shit, it is ambiguous how many of the followers actually knew about this, but it's likely that it was used to fuel the highblood Subjugglators campaign of, well, subjugation of lowbloods.
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* In {{Homestuck}}, Gamzee's cult worship of the "Mirthful Messiahs" is seen as a harmless highblood affectation. However, at least one of the Messiahs is actually [[Big Bad [[BigBad Lord English]]. Due to Weird Time Shit, it is ambiguous how many of the followers actually knew about this, but it's likely that it was used to fuel the highblood Subjugglators campaign of, well, subjugation of lowbloods.
12th Sep '15 9:46:50 AM Opheliac
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' offers us the Order of Messiah. The guy they worship... let's say he was the former poster boy for GodIsEvil. The Senate Elders? The Four Archangels. The DarkMessiah they're trying to create to summon the [[ThereWillBeCake Millennial Kingdom]]? TheHero.
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' offers us the Order of Messiah. The guy they worship... let's say he was the former poster boy for GodIsEvil. The Senate Elders? The Four Archangels. The DarkMessiah they're trying to create to summon the [[ThereWillBeCake Millennial Snake Person Kingdom]]? TheHero.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' offers us In {{Homestuck}}, Gamzee's cult worship of the Order "Mirthful Messiahs" is seen as a harmless highblood affectation. However, at least one of Messiah. The guy they worship... let's say he the Messiahs is actually [[Big Bad Lord English]]. Due to Weird Time Shit, it is ambiguous how many of the followers actually knew about this, but it's likely that it was used to fuel the former poster boy for GodIsEvil. The Senate Elders? The Four Archangels. The DarkMessiah they're trying to create to summon the [[ThereWillBeCake Millennial Kingdom]]? TheHero.highblood Subjugglators campaign of, well, subjugation of lowbloods.
3rd Aug '15 3:11:16 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The CrystalDragonJesus faith of Trinitism in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is an odd example. All evidence from the game itself is that people genuinely believe it, even its practitioners, and that it's seen as a force for good even by its clergy. However, playing through Double's storyline reveals the sinister truth behind it: [[spoiler: the three goddesses that Trinitism worships are ''evil'', having created the [[ArtifactOfDoom Skullheart]] in hopes of one day producing a Skullgirl strong enough to ''[[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]]''. Exactly why this is the case, isn't made clear, although playing Eliza's storyline implies it may be some kind of revenge gig, as apparently the Trinity used to be mortals themselves.]]
1st Aug '15 1:50:25 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'', the disciples of Beruga believe that he will create for them an earthly paradise in which they shall no longer fear death. When the hero descends into Beruga's castle, he discovers a laboratory where robots experiment with biological agents, supposedly for the purpose of prolonging life and curing diseases. The true purpose turns out to be far more horrible.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'', the disciples of Beruga believe that he will create for them an earthly paradise in which they shall no longer fear death. When the hero descends into Beruga's castle, he discovers a laboratory where robots experiment with biological agents, supposedly for the purpose of prolonging life and curing diseases. The true purpose turns out to be far more horrible.This sounds like a justification for WithholdingTheCure, but the ''cure'' is never really mentioned again.
1st Aug '15 2:46:47 AM Faolin
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* The Bene Gesserit of the Franchise/{{Dune}}-iverse. Specifically the Missionaria Protectiva, the subgroup which spreads the set of beliefs called the Panoplia Prophetica.
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* The Bene Gesserit of the Franchise/{{Dune}}-iverse. Specifically the Missionaria Protectiva, the subgroup which spreads the set of beliefs called the Panoplia Prophetica.Prophetica on several planets. These prophecies are all pretty vague, and seem to be designed simply so Bene Gesserit sisters have the option of creating a religious cult around themselves if they ever get into trouble.
14th Jul '15 11:44:08 AM M3
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* The Church of Martel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a worldwide scam [[spoiler:created by the BigBad Yggdrassil to keep the mana flux between worlds passing through the Tower of Salvation, and to have a reason to choose "Chosen Ones" that will give themselves up of their own free will. These things are used in his attempt to revive his sister, Martel]].
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* The Church of Martel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a worldwide scam [[spoiler:created by the BigBad Yggdrassil to keep the mana flux between worlds passing through the Tower of Salvation, and to have a reason to choose "Chosen Ones" that will give themselves up of their own free will. These things are used in his attempt to revive his sister, Martel]]. That said, this is a unique example of the trope as the corruption is only on the higher levels. The day to day church activities are run by the lowly humans who really don't know any better.
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