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15th Aug '17 6:43:06 AM BeerBaron
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* Many Daedric cults in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series fall under this. The cults are generally reviled by the populace which worships the Aedra, likely because many of the Daedra represent rather disturbing concepts, like Destruction, Madness, and Rape.

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* Many Daedric cults in In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series series, many cults devoted to the worship of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] fall under this. The cults While those who worship some of the more outright malevolent Daedric Princes ([[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]], [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Boethiah]], etc.) are generally reviled closer to full blown ReligionOfEvil territory, the worship of the less outright malevolent but still rather amoral Princes ([[EgomaniacHunter Hircine]], [[ManipulativeBastard Mephala]], [[ImAHumanitarian Namira]], etc.) falls here. This is exacerbated by the populace which fact that the primary alternative religion is a full on SaintlyChurch who worships the Aedra, likely because many of the Daedra represent rather disturbing concepts, like Destruction, Madness, and Rape.much more benevolent (if [[InMysteriousWays less directly active]]) Nine Divines.
7th May '17 5:24:53 PM nombretomado
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* The Zerg from ''StarCraft'' exist for no other reason than to assimilate any species that improves their genetic stock that they encounter on their interplanetary crusade. Every sentient Zerg on the upper levels of the HiveMind exists to participate in a religion centered around their [[PhysicalGod overarching consciousness]], the Overmind. The first partially free-willed consciousness that enters the Zerg HiveMind apart from the Overmind itself ([[spoiler:Kerrigan]]) eventually breaks away from the Overmind and becomes [[ChaoticEvil wholly and unapologetically evil]] while constantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the fact.
** Originally, the Tal'darim protoss faction from ''Starcraft II'' were the KnightTemplar flavour of this trope, in that they were territorial and aggressive and felt no remorse about killing the player's forces in missions pitched against them, but they had the legitimate grievance that the protagonists were explicitly showing up to steal their artifacts and possessions to sell for profit, and the beings they worship, the Xel'Naga, are definitely benevolent entities. They were pretty much the LawfulEvil BlackSheep of the protoss race, who are otherwise [[AlwaysLawfulGood reasonable, honourable and stand-up people]]. [[spoiler:At least they were until the ''Heart of the Swarm'' expansion pack, which clarified that they worship the TokenEvilTeammate of the Xel'naga pantheon - Amon, the Fallen One, which upgraded them to a ReligionOfEvil.]]

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* The Zerg from ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' exist for no other reason than to assimilate any species that improves their genetic stock that they encounter on their interplanetary crusade. Every sentient Zerg on the upper levels of the HiveMind exists to participate in a religion centered around their [[PhysicalGod overarching consciousness]], the Overmind. The first partially free-willed consciousness that enters the Zerg HiveMind apart from the Overmind itself ([[spoiler:Kerrigan]]) eventually breaks away from the Overmind and becomes [[ChaoticEvil wholly and unapologetically evil]] while constantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the fact.
** Originally, the Tal'darim protoss faction from ''Starcraft II'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' were the KnightTemplar flavour of this trope, in that they were territorial and aggressive and felt no remorse about killing the player's forces in missions pitched against them, but they had the legitimate grievance that the protagonists were explicitly showing up to steal their artifacts and possessions to sell for profit, and the beings they worship, the Xel'Naga, are definitely benevolent entities. They were pretty much the LawfulEvil BlackSheep of the protoss race, who are otherwise [[AlwaysLawfulGood reasonable, honourable and stand-up people]]. [[spoiler:At least they were until the ''Heart of the Swarm'' expansion pack, which clarified that they worship the TokenEvilTeammate of the Xel'naga pantheon - Amon, the Fallen One, which upgraded them to a ReligionOfEvil.]]
26th Apr '17 7:57:14 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned Trilogy,'' "The Purpose" is a religion promoted by the bad guys in which all sentient life in the Galaxy comes together in cooperation by abandoning freedom and free will. And the purpose of this cooperation? To force those species who don't necessarily want to be a part of the Purpose to join up or die.

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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned Trilogy,'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' trilogy, "The Purpose" is a religion promoted by the bad guys in which all sentient life in the Galaxy comes together in cooperation by abandoning freedom and free will. And the purpose of this cooperation? To force those species who don't necessarily want to be a part of the Purpose to join up or die.
13th Apr '17 5:06:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' the Advent whose religion is called the Unity, which involves biological enhancements and psychic powers. Their primary goal is to exact vengeance on the TEC for banishing them thousands of years ago.

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* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' the Advent whose religion is called the Unity, which involves biological enhancements and psychic powers. Their primary goal is to exact vengeance on the TEC for banishing them thousands of years ago.
5th Mar '17 10:16:00 AM nombretomado
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* The Skrulls of MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' claim that they own the earth because their religion says they do.

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* The Skrulls of MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' claim that they own the earth because their religion says they do.
20th Jan '17 2:10:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse has the Yuuzhan Vong, who are in the market for a new galaxy and have just found this very nice one in which most of the inhabitants happen to depend on one of the central heresies of the Yuuzhan Vong religion—the use of non-{{organic technology}}. (They all have ''quite'' the wrong understanding of pain, too- pain is sacred and to be cherished, not avoided!) The solution? Mass xenocide. So it goes.
* The various cults from the CthulhuMythos tend to fit this rather well. They're not usually evil per se, just like their gods aren't actually evil (exept for Nyarlathotep, and he's more of a dick than truly evil). According to one cultist being interrogated in ''Call of Cthulhu'', the cultists wish for the Old Ones to return so that they can make mankind like them, unbound by law or morality, and free to dance, laugh and kill as they see fit.

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* The ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has the Yuuzhan Vong, who are in the market for a new galaxy and have just found this very nice one in which most of the inhabitants happen to depend on one of the central heresies of the Yuuzhan Vong religion—the use of non-{{organic technology}}. (They all have ''quite'' the wrong understanding of pain, too- pain is sacred and to be cherished, not avoided!) The solution? Mass xenocide. So it goes.
* The various cults from the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos tend to fit this rather well. They're not usually evil per se, just like their gods aren't actually evil (exept for Nyarlathotep, and he's more of a dick than truly evil). According to one cultist being interrogated in ''Call of Cthulhu'', the cultists wish for the Old Ones to return so that they can make mankind like them, unbound by law or morality, and free to dance, laugh and kill as they see fit.
26th Nov '16 3:35:23 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** The Orks worship two twin {{War God}}s -- Gork and Mork. Like everything else about Ork culture, their gods are straightforward and fighting-oriented. The differences between the two are rather slim (Gork is TheBrute, Mork is a CombatPragmatist) and many Orks are unable to tell them apart, which has led to fights, naturally.

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** The Orks worship two twin {{War God}}s -- Gork and Mork. Like everything else about Ork culture, their gods are brutally straightforward and fighting-oriented. The differences between the two are rather slim (Gork is TheBrute, Mork is a CombatPragmatist) and many Orks are unable to tell them apart, which has led is sometimes used as a [[SillyReasonForWar justification]] for small-scale fights to fights, naturally.cure their boredom.
15th Nov '16 10:01:07 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Minbari war against humanity was seen as a crusade to avenge their "holy leader" after his death in a botched FirstContact encounter.

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** The Minbari war against humanity was seen as a crusade to avenge their "holy leader" after his death in a botched FirstContact encounter. Once the initial rage had faded even the most gung-ho realized this was completely insane, but kept the war going out of sheer social embarrassment.
13th Nov '16 7:56:41 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* In ''Warhammer40000'', the Church of the GodEmperor is the main inspiration of its many followers to go to war, and a secondary inspiration for many other factions. The Church is xenocidal and imperialist, and as happy to wipe out a wayward billion of its own people as it is to exterminate entire alien races, sometimes even for a perceived slight.

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* In ''Warhammer40000'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Church of the GodEmperor is the main inspiration of its many followers to go to war, and a secondary inspiration for many other factions. The Church is xenocidal and imperialist, and as happy to wipe out a wayward billion of its own people as it is to exterminate entire alien races, sometimes even for a perceived slight.
13th Nov '16 10:35:47 AM eroock
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When you look at a ScaryAmoralReligion, at first it seems to have no scruples whatsoever. The doctrine it preaches condones acts of unprecedented brutality. They stand on the brink of ending civilization as we know it, and all because their God says so.

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When you look at a ScaryAmoralReligion, Scary Amoral Religion, at first it seems to have no scruples whatsoever. The doctrine it preaches condones acts of unprecedented brutality. They stand on the brink of ending civilization as we know it, and all because their God says so.
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