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12th Aug '16 2:39:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Themovie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''[[TheyJustDidntCare several]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare field days]].) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\

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* Themovie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''[[TheyJustDidntCare several]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare ''several'' field days]].days.) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\
10th Aug '16 8:36:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' the "shadow man" proclaims his skills with voodoo, hoodoo, and things he ain't even tried. He appears to be a basic fortuneteller and minor peddler of spells, until his plans get under way.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', where the priests' "powers" are nothing more than showmanship and sleight-of-hand tricks. Played straight with Moses's miracles.
* Themovie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''[[TheyJustDidntCare several]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare field days]].) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\
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These ''could'' be intended as a TakeThat at "fluffy bunnies" or "[=McWiccans=]." Many of these "wanna-blessed-be's" think that Wicca actually ''is'' an inherited trait, and that the Salem witch trials as part of the "Burning Times" in which innocent women were burned at the stake for practicing the "old religion". In reality, both innocent men and women were accused of devil-worship and not pagan religious practices. The confusion comes in because at many times in history they were treated as synonymous. In Salem, the execution method of choice was hanging, not burning--although Giles Corey was pressed to death in the effort to extract confession.
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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' the "shadow man" proclaims his skills with voodoo, hoodoo, and things he ain't even tried. He appears to be a basic fortuneteller and minor peddler of spells, until his plans get under way.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', where the priests' "powers" are nothing more than showmanship and sleight-of-hand tricks. Played straight with Moses's miracles.



* The ''ScoobyDoo'' movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''[[TheyJustDidntCare several]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare field days]].) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\
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These ''could'' be intended as a TakeThat at "fluffy bunnies" or "[=McWiccans=]." Many of these "wanna-blessed-be's" think that Wicca actually ''is'' an inherited trait, and that the Salem witch trials as part of the "Burning Times" in which innocent women were burned at the stake for practicing the "old religion". In reality, both innocent men and women were accused of devil-worship and not pagan religious practices. The confusion comes in because at many times in history they were treated as synonymous. In Salem, the execution method of choice was hanging, not burning--although Giles Corey was pressed to death in the effort to extract confession.
31st Jul '16 1:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* Ragman, from DCComics, gains his powers from a Judaic artifact ceated as a replacement for the golem of Prague.
* In comics, there's Brother Voodoo for [[MarvelComics Marvel]] and Empress for [[TheDCU DC]]. Then again, at least both characters go to the effort to name check the Loa they're invoking. The Houngan, on the other hand, an old DC character, used techno-voodoo. How a syncretic religion like voudon got boiled down to zapping little Robo Sapien dolls with a soldering iron is a little mind-straining.

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* Ragman, from DCComics, Creator/DCComics, gains his powers from a Judaic artifact ceated created as a replacement for the golem of Prague.
* In comics, there's Brother Voodoo for [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] and Empress for [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]]. Then again, at least both characters go to the effort to name check the Loa they're invoking. The Houngan, on the other hand, an old DC character, used techno-voodoo. How a syncretic religion like voudon got boiled down to zapping little Robo Sapien dolls with a soldering iron is a little mind-straining.
10th Jul '16 3:52:20 PM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Paladins are holy knights who wield the grace of their Gods to both Smite Evil (one of their most recognized abilities) and heal allies with Lay on Hands before they even get their first spells.
10th Jul '16 3:51:05 PM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Paladins are holy knights who wield the grace of their Gods to both Smite Evil (one of their most recognized abilities) and heal allies with Lay on Hands before they even get their first spells.
3rd Jun '16 4:16:50 PM tricksterson
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** In ''The Hour of the Dragon'' both the priests of Mitra and of Asura are said (and in Asura's case are shown) to have magical powers, though not enough to match the BigBad.
3rd Jun '16 4:13:57 PM tricksterson
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** In ''The Hour of the Dragon'' both the priests of Mitra and of Asura are said (and in Asura's case are shown) to have magical powers, though not enough to match the BigBad.
21st May '16 1:10:31 PM WillKeaton
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* Manga/{{Hellsing}} has a few mild examples. By smelting silver crosses into weapons and by dipping weapons into holy water, they are thereby enabled to kill vampires with. Also, [[BadassPreacher Alexander Andersen]] can use copious amounts of Bible pages to teleport somehow. He also stabs himself with a Helena's Nail, one of the nails that was nailed into the hands of Jesus Christ himself during the crucifixion. The result is him turning into a mass of magic thorn vines that can set vampires and ghouls on fire.

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* Manga/{{Hellsing}} ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has a few mild examples. By smelting silver crosses into weapons and by dipping weapons into holy water, they are thereby enabled to kill vampires with. Also, [[BadassPreacher Alexander Andersen]] can use copious amounts of Bible pages to teleport somehow. He also stabs himself with a Helena's Nail, one of the nails that was nailed into the hands of Jesus Christ himself during the crucifixion. The result is him turning into a mass of magic thorn vines that can set vampires and ghouls on fire.
21st May '16 1:10:07 PM WillKeaton
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* The DragonQuest series is built around this trope. The priest class does all the healing. In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', your main healer used to be a member of the clergy, and has maintained his healing powers. In general, all [[StealthPun saving]] is done via a church, where confessing to a priest allows "The Goddess" to grant you respite from your journey, allowing you to save and quit. The priests also offer a number of other services- namely; Divination (which tells you how much experience you need to level up), Purification (which removes curses), Benediction (which removes poison), and ''Resurrection'', which does exactly what it says it does. Priests have the power to bring people back to life. Wowzers.

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* The DragonQuest ''DragonQuest'' series is built around this trope. The priest class does all the healing. In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', your main healer used to be a member of the clergy, and has maintained his healing powers. In general, all [[StealthPun saving]] is done via a church, where confessing to a priest allows "The Goddess" to grant you respite from your journey, allowing you to save and quit. The priests also offer a number of other services- namely; Divination (which tells you how much experience you need to level up), Purification (which removes curses), Benediction (which removes poison), and ''Resurrection'', which does exactly what it says it does. Priests have the power to bring people back to life. Wowzers.
21st May '16 1:09:20 PM WillKeaton
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** And in ''[[http://www.kalikapsychosis.com/images/aeva51.jpg End of Evangelion]]''.

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** And in ''[[http://www.kalikapsychosis.com/images/aeva51.jpg End of Evangelion]]''.Evangelion.]]''
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