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16th Nov '17 4:00:49 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'':
** The Countless Limbs are a [[WeAreEverywhere deceptively massive]] cult that worships death and seeks the end of all life. The rank-and-file are kind of lousy and some were forced by their parents to become cultists.
** Our Lady of the Perpetual Bloodshot Eyeball may also count.
31st Oct '17 5:26:48 PM AHI-3000
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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the Religion of Evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, JerkassGods, a GodOfEvil (if not ''the one-and-only'' [[GodIsEvil God Himself]]), and even {{Satan}} (or a [[SatanicArchetype knockoff of the Devil]]) all being likely candidates.

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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy [[SinisterMinister clergy]] will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the Religion of Evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, JerkassGods, a GodOfEvil (if not ''the one-and-only'' [[GodIsEvil God Himself]]), and even {{Satan}} (or a [[SatanicArchetype knockoff of the Devil]]) all being likely candidates.
31st Oct '17 5:24:38 PM AHI-3000
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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the religion of evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, JerkassGods, a GodOfEvil, and {{Satan}} himself (or a [[SatanicArchetype knockoff of the Devil]]) all being likely candidates.

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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the religion Religion of evil Evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, JerkassGods, a GodOfEvil, GodOfEvil (if not ''the one-and-only'' [[GodIsEvil God Himself]]), and even {{Satan}} himself (or a [[SatanicArchetype knockoff of the Devil]]) all being likely candidates.
28th Oct '17 3:23:18 AM Divra
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*** The Factions throw a wrench into this. There are quite a few of them who follow a belief system most of us wouldn't hesitate to describe as "evil" if we came across it in reality, but ''Planescape'' does its best to portray them from a detached, non-judgmental standpoint, often with inspiration from real life. The ridiculously callous and selfish Fated justify themselves based on, essentially, the writings of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. The Dustmen, who have all of the trappings of a Religion of Evil (decorating things with skulls and wearing black robes and using zombies and such) have a belief system that is Buddhism with the added twist that they believe they've already lived their life and are now trapped in an existence of rebirth into a state of "False Death" until their souls learn to let go of suffering and attachment. The Doomguard has a philosophy centered around the inevitability of entropy, which can range from OmnicidalManiac behavior to a simple acceptance that [[EquivalentExchange nothing can be accomplished without destroying something else]].
*** Ironically, the Harmonium - a group known for being LawfulStupid at best and a bunch of {{Knight Templar}}s at worst - admire St. Cuthbert the God of Justice, regarding him as their patron god. Whether St. Cuthbert approves - or cares - about this isn't know, although their are many clerics of his clergy among the Harmonium.

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*** The Factions throw a wrench into this. There are quite a few of them who follow a belief system most of us wouldn't hesitate to describe as "evil" if we came across it in reality, but ''Planescape'' does its best to portray them from a detached, non-judgmental standpoint, often with inspiration from real life.
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The ridiculously callous and selfish Fated justify themselves based on, essentially, the writings of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. Rand.
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The Dustmen, who have all of the trappings of a Religion of Evil (decorating things with skulls and wearing black robes and using zombies and such) have a belief system that is Buddhism with the added twist that they believe they've already lived their life and are now trapped in an existence of rebirth into a state of "False Death" until their souls learn to let go of suffering and attachment. attachment.
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The Doomguard has a philosophy centered around the inevitability of entropy, which can range from OmnicidalManiac behavior to a simple acceptance that [[EquivalentExchange nothing can be accomplished without destroying something else]].
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**** The Bleak Cabal believe in the essential meaninglessness of existence, but the attitudes of their members vary from StrawNihilist to AntiNihilist, with most members leaning ''hard'' towards the latter.
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Ironically, the Harmonium - a group known for being LawfulStupid at best and a bunch of {{Knight Templar}}s at worst - admire St. Cuthbert the God of Justice, regarding him as their patron god. Whether St. Cuthbert approves - or cares - about this isn't know, although their are many clerics of his clergy among the Harmonium.
26th Oct '17 5:17:09 PM Malady
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* ''FridayThe13thChurchOfTheDivinePsychopath''

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* ''FridayThe13thChurchOfTheDivinePsychopath''''Literature/FridayThe13thChurchOfTheDivinePsychopath''
15th Oct '17 1:52:24 AM Shadowgazer
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This trope is the polar opposite of the SaintlyChurch. Also contrast with PathOfInspiration, where an evil religion masquerades as a more ordinary faith. If a genuinely "good" religion is being twisted into evil, it's the CorruptChurch. Media portrayals of Satanism tend to fall directly into this trope; for this, see HollywoodSatanism. The ChurchOfHappyology is a sister trope, especially if Happyology isn't played for laughs.

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This trope is the polar opposite of the SaintlyChurch. Also contrast with PathOfInspiration, where an evil religion masquerades as a more ordinary faith. If a genuinely "good" "good"(or let's just say non-evil worshiping) religion is being twisted into evil, it's the CorruptChurch. Media portrayals of Satanism tend to fall directly into this trope; for this, see HollywoodSatanism. The ChurchOfHappyology is a sister trope, especially if Happyology isn't played for laughs.
12th Oct '17 2:36:30 PM iowaforever
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** The Elves of ''Fantasy'' still have their pantheon, unlike the Eldar of ''40K''. Also unlike the Eldar they only give [[WarGod Khaine]] (as well as other more malicious gods in the pantheon) a small amount of worship, as he is also the God of Murder and is considered a corrupting influence not unlike Chaos. The Dark Elves have no such worries and actively worship the underworld gods above all others, with Khaine being their patron deity. Wanton acts of murder, torture, and human sacrifice only ''begin'' to describe Khaine worship in Naggaroth.
4th Oct '17 5:14:18 PM AHI-3000
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'', there are some people who follow the cult of [[GodOfEvil Yalung]], a demonic deity from the traditional religion and mythology of Kyrat (the fictional country where the game is set in).
** [[SerialKiller The Goat]] has been going around the country and [[HumanSacrifice murdering people as offerings to Yalung]], while placing [[EvilMask Masks of Yalung]] around the crime scenes.
** These guys serve as the antagonists of the ''Valley of the Yetis'' DLC campaign. A rogue unit of the [[ArmiesAreEvil Royal Army]] (led by [[EvilPriest Master Sandesh]]) was sent by [[TheDragon Yuma Lau]] to find a mythical Relic with allegedly magical powers way up in the Himalayas, however they went mad and became a terrorist cult dedicated to Yalung. They occasionally kidnap unlucky travelers, and feed them to the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti monstrous Yeti beasts]] in [[HumanSacrifice the name of Yalung]].
4th Oct '17 11:55:28 AM AHI-3000
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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the religion of evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, a GodOfEvil, and {{Satan}} himself all being likely candidates.

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Because ReligionIsMagic, devout practitioners and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking high-ranking]] clergy will use BlackMagic and TheDarkArts; you can expect the HighPriest to emanate a CrossMeltingAura. Whatever deity the religion of evil worships will generally be the GreaterScopeVillain; with DemonLordsAndArchdevils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, JerkassGods, a GodOfEvil, and {{Satan}} himself (or a [[SatanicArchetype knockoff of the Devil]]) all being likely candidates.
1st Oct '17 7:12:12 AM Divra
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** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' it is mentioned that while the Norscans openly and unrepentantly worship the Ruinous Powers, they worship several of the same gods as the southerners as well. Manann, god of the sea, is popular among the Norscans (quite obviously, since the Norscans are [[{{Expy}} pretty much Vikings]]), as is Taal, god of the wilderness. Some Norscans in the more civilized regions of Norsca even reject Khorne and prefer to worship Ulric as their war god. This is deeply confusing and upsetting to many priests in TheEmpire, who would prefer to treat all Norscans as AlwaysChaoticEvil instead of of occasional co-religionists.



** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasayRoleplay'' it is mentioned that while the Norscans do openly and unrepentantly worship the Ruinous Powers, they worship several of the same gods as the southerners as well. Manann, god of the sea, is popular among the Norscans, as is Taal, god of the wilderness. Some Norscans in the more civilized regions of Norsca even reject Khorne and prefer to worship Ulric as their war god. This is deeply confusing and upsetting to many priests in TheEmpire, who would prefer to treat all Norscans as AlwaysChaoticEvil instead of of occasional co-religionists.
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