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20th May '16 2:30:43 PM Doug86
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* The Ascendants from the StarTrekNovelVerse certainly count. Their entire culture is dedicated to a crusade that will see them reconnect with their gods, the True (who are the Wormhole Aliens, known to Bajor as the Prophets and to the peaceful Eav'oq as the Siblings). The Ascendants destroy all who worship falsely and commit blasphemy against the True. They do not appear to have a problem with non-worshippers, however. The Redeemers are another culture of religious fundamentalists; indeed, the only members of their species left are this, as most were wiped out by the Redeemer virus the survivors later used to cower subjugated (converted, "saved") peoples. The Holy Order of the Kinshaya appears to be a military theocracy, with crusades against the Klingon "demons", though given Klingon attempts to destroy Kinshaya worlds they are somewhat more sympathetic than most fundamentalists.

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* The Ascendants from the StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse certainly count. Their entire culture is dedicated to a crusade that will see them reconnect with their gods, the True (who are the Wormhole Aliens, known to Bajor as the Prophets and to the peaceful Eav'oq as the Siblings). The Ascendants destroy all who worship falsely and commit blasphemy against the True. They do not appear to have a problem with non-worshippers, however. The Redeemers are another culture of religious fundamentalists; indeed, the only members of their species left are this, as most were wiped out by the Redeemer virus the survivors later used to cower subjugated (converted, "saved") peoples. The Holy Order of the Kinshaya appears to be a military theocracy, with crusades against the Klingon "demons", though given Klingon attempts to destroy Kinshaya worlds they are somewhat more sympathetic than most fundamentalists.
14th May '16 1:33:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Manifold Caretakers of ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire]]'' (the expansion to ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'') have a quasi-fundamentalist devotion to preserving the ecology of Planet, and specifically to preventing [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]]. They're actually rather like the various ScaryDogmaticAliens of Creator/DavidBrin's ''Literature/StartideRising'' and ''Literature/TheUpliftWar''; even the name of their species (the Progenitors) is a ShoutOut to Brin. Of course, the Caretakers' mortal enemies (as in, in-game, you are not ''allowed'' to make peace with them) are ''also'' Progenitors, and they want to rape the planet and initiate Transcendence. In this case, their fears are justified, as the last Transcendence destroyed their homeworld.

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* The Manifold Caretakers of ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid ''Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire]]'' Crossfire'' (the expansion to ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'') ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'') have a quasi-fundamentalist devotion to preserving the ecology of Planet, and specifically to preventing [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]]. They're actually rather like the various ScaryDogmaticAliens of Creator/DavidBrin's ''Literature/StartideRising'' and ''Literature/TheUpliftWar''; even the name of their species (the Progenitors) is a ShoutOut to Brin. Of course, the Caretakers' mortal enemies (as in, in-game, you are not ''allowed'' to make peace with them) are ''also'' Progenitors, and they want to rape the planet and initiate Transcendence. In this case, their fears are justified, as the last Transcendence destroyed their homeworld.
12th May '16 10:01:45 PM KillerClowns
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* Pretty much every above variation can be found in the randomly generated alien races of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', usually in highly militaristic and/or xenophobic species. Those of with the Fanatical Purifier model in particular regard peace only as time to plot the genocide of every other living species in the galaxy. Communist and religious fanatic variants just need a dash of collectivist or spiritualist ethos, respectively, added to their militarism and/or xenophobia.
30th Apr '16 4:58:54 PM ThatBitterTase
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* The Manifold Usurpers from the aforementioned (under Aliens As Fundamentalists) ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire]]''. The Usurpers want to exploit Planet for all it's got; the only reasons they don't exterminate the humans is that (1) they can't (they start the game on the same footing as the human factions, and might indeed be eliminated by the humans early on) and (2) they might be useful against their mortal enemies, the Manifold Caretakers. Also, their leader is called ''Conqueror'' Judaa Marr. Yeah.

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* The Manifold Usurpers from the aforementioned (under Aliens As Fundamentalists) ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire]]''. The Usurpers want to exploit Planet for all it's got; the only reasons they don't exterminate the humans is that (1) they can't (they start the game on the same footing as the human factions, and might indeed be eliminated by the humans early on) and (2) they might be useful against their mortal enemies, the Manifold Caretakers. Also, their leader is called ''Conqueror'' Judaa Marr. Yeah. Not for nothing are they the ''only'' faction explicitly referred to as evil by the game.
19th Apr '16 11:10:09 AM DarkWillow
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*** While the Cardassians were a good exploration of what economic struggles can turn a society towards, the Obsidian Order were not paralleled with the SS. They were actually far more like a modern-day intelligence organisation, with a dash of Soviet leanings. It's common practice for every ship to have an Obsidian Order agent and there's a not-really-a-joke-but-haha reference in one episode to the Order's eavesdropping being so widespread they knew what everyone on Cardassia had for breakfast.
19th Apr '16 9:10:39 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' goes all over the place with this. [[{{Irony}} The Jews are Nazis]], the Muslims are Funadamentalists, the Angels are vague Communists, and the Demons are [[UpToEleven all of the above]].

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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' goes all over the place with this. [[{{Irony}} The Jews are Nazis]], (ironically) Nazis, the Muslims are Funadamentalists, Fundamentalists, the Angels are a vague Communists, Communist/Fundamentalist hybrid, and the Demons are [[UpToEleven all of the above]].Conquistadores.
16th Apr '16 7:23:12 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' goes all over the place with this. [[{{Irony}} The Jews are Nazis]], the Muslims are Funadamentalists, the Angels are vague Communists, and the Demons are [[UpToEleven all of the above]].
12th Apr '16 9:44:39 AM WillBGood
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* The Dire Wraiths from ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'' are an AlwaysChaoticEvil race of sorcerers who literally do all their bad stuff [[ForTheEvulz just for the sake of it's being evil.]] They come from the Black Nebula, a region of space whose name is used as a curse throughout space, and their planet Wraithworld was so suffused with supernatural corruption that Galactus ''couldn't eat it.'' They are loathesome in every possible way, and they revel in it. Their cousins the Skrulls want nothing to do with them.

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* The Dire Wraiths from ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'' are an AlwaysChaoticEvil race of sorcerers who literally do all their bad stuff [[ForTheEvulz just for the sake of it's being evil.]] ForTheEvulz. They come from the Black Nebula, a region of space whose name is used as a curse throughout space, and their planet Wraithworld was so suffused with supernatural corruption that Galactus ''couldn't eat it.'' They are loathesome in every possible way, and they revel in it. Their cousins the Skrulls want nothing to do with them.
18th Mar '16 8:03:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Taelons from ''EarthFinalConflict'' were a minor subversion, in that they were only minimally evil.

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* The Taelons from ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' were a minor subversion, in that they were only minimally evil.
11th Mar '16 7:16:40 PM Roketto
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* ''DragonballZ'' has the Planet Trade Organization led by King Cold and his sons, Freeza and Cooler. They conquer and sell planets, destroying those that are not particularly valuable ForTheEvulz.

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* ''DragonballZ'' has the Planet Trade Organization led by King Cold Kold and his sons, Freeza Frieza and Cooler.Kooler. They conquer and sell planets, destroying those that are not particularly valuable ForTheEvulz.
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