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12th Oct '17 9:21:21 AM SSJMagus
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** In "Rightful Heir", a Klingon religious caste try to use [[CloneJesus cloning]] and [[FakeMemories memory construction]] to recreate their local Messiah Kahless, so that they (with him as their puppet) could take over the Klingon Empire and "[[GloryDays restore it to greatness]]". The episode ended with the truth being revealed, and both the clone and Klingon society took it remarkably well: as a compromise, Kahless II ends up becoming the figurehead Emperor (a previously vacant position).

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** In "Rightful Heir", a Klingon religious caste try to use [[CloneJesus cloning]] and [[FakeMemories memory construction]] to recreate their local Messiah Kahless, so that they (with him as their puppet) could take over the Klingon Empire and "[[GloryDays restore it to greatness]]". When the plot is revealed, one of the monks involved points out that for all anybody knows this could be exactly what Kahless had in mind when he promised to return. The episode ended with the truth being revealed, and both the clone and Klingon society took it remarkably well: as a compromise, Kahless II ends up becoming the figurehead Emperor (a previously vacant position).



** Interestingly, the SecondComing of Jesus Christ is the central component of Islamic eschatology as well.

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** Interestingly, the SecondComing of Jesus Christ is the central component of Islamic eschatology as well. Muslims deny that Jesus was crucified, and that he instead was raised to heaven and Allah (God) placed an illusion of him dying on the cross, but still believe he will return when he is needed. Their belief holds that Jesus will return and defeat [[TheAntichrist a false Messiah]], allowing [[TheChosenOne the Mahdi]] rid the world of evil.
*** One of the major differences in theology between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam is that Shia believe the Mahdi [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Mahdi was born over a millennium ago]] and like Jesus will have a Second Coming, while Sunni believe that the Mahdi will appear for the first time when Jesus returns.
16th Sep '17 1:39:33 PM nombretomado
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This trope is normally associated with characters whose prophesied (or at the very least, expected) return indicates a salvation of some sort, similar to the Second Coming of JesusChrist. The character in question may or may not be fully aware of the MessianicArchetype role he or she is supposed to fulfill with his or her return to a society in desperate need of a hero to either set right what once was wrong in his or her absence or to bring them to ThePromisedLand. The reasons for the character's absence in that society can include going on a long journey or going into self-imposed exile from the society that doesn't see any need for him or her or even accidental TimeTravel into what turns out to be a CrapsackWorld future. Sometimes it may even involve the death of the original hero and that his or her return would come in the form of some future incarnation, like a CloneJesus. In any case, the return of said character with whatever power he or she may display to provide deliverance will validate the faith of those patiently waiting for the character's return as they have elevated him or her to messianic status during the absence.

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This trope is normally associated with characters whose prophesied (or at the very least, expected) return indicates a salvation of some sort, similar to the Second Coming of JesusChrist.UsefulNotes/JesusChrist. The character in question may or may not be fully aware of the MessianicArchetype role he or she is supposed to fulfill with his or her return to a society in desperate need of a hero to either set right what once was wrong in his or her absence or to bring them to ThePromisedLand. The reasons for the character's absence in that society can include going on a long journey or going into self-imposed exile from the society that doesn't see any need for him or her or even accidental TimeTravel into what turns out to be a CrapsackWorld future. Sometimes it may even involve the death of the original hero and that his or her return would come in the form of some future incarnation, like a CloneJesus. In any case, the return of said character with whatever power he or she may display to provide deliverance will validate the faith of those patiently waiting for the character's return as they have elevated him or her to messianic status during the absence.
14th Sep '17 1:30:59 AM GrammarNavi
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* Lucy of ''LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' hangs out with an indie DJ who just so happens to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Ironically, most of the time, she gets "JC" to help her dad out without meaning to. Meanwhile, they are all pursued by a ChurchMilitant faction of priests and nuns.

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* Lucy of ''LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' hangs out with an indie DJ who just so happens to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Ironically, most of the time, she gets "JC" to help her dad out without meaning to. Meanwhile, they are all pursued by a ChurchMilitant faction of priests and nuns.
10th Apr '17 5:46:35 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', several characters wonder if [[spoiler:Marcus]] really is the second coming of the [[MessianicArchetype Redeemer]] or the Tempter, who is to come before the Redeemer and lead the world astray.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko Creator/SergeyLukyanenko ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', several characters wonder if [[spoiler:Marcus]] really is the second coming of the [[MessianicArchetype Redeemer]] or the Tempter, who is to come before the Redeemer and lead the world astray.
23rd Jan '17 1:30:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** What the ''LeftBehind'' book series and pretty much any Christian-related end-times fiction is based on.

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** What the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series and pretty much any Christian-related end-times fiction is based on.
29th Oct '16 9:54:27 AM Mhazard
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* The [[TropeNamers TropeNamer]] is Literature/TheBible, with its prediction of Jesus Christ's return. How it happens varies within the sects of Christianity, as some sects see it as a literal return that's yet to happen, and others see it as only a "spiritual return" that either happened in 70 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem or has yet to happen with the church's mandate of preaching the gospel to every creature and making disciples of all nations being interpreted as a mandate to "make the whole world Christian" by whatever means are necessary.

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* The [[TropeNamers TropeNamer]] Trope Namer]] is Literature/TheBible, with its prediction of Jesus Christ's return. How it happens varies within the sects of Christianity, as some sects see it as a literal return that's yet to happen, and others see it as only a "spiritual return" that either happened in 70 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem or has yet to happen with the church's mandate of preaching the gospel to every creature and making disciples of all nations being interpreted as a mandate to "make the whole world Christian" by whatever means are necessary.
29th Oct '16 9:53:54 AM Mhazard
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* Literature/TheBible, with its prediction of Jesus Christ's return. How it happens varies within the sects of Christianity, as some sects see it as a literal return that's yet to happen, and others see it as only a "spiritual return" that either happened in 70 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem or has yet to happen with the church's mandate of preaching the gospel to every creature and making disciples of all nations being interpreted as a mandate to "make the whole world Christian" by whatever means are necessary.

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* The [[TropeNamers TropeNamer]] is Literature/TheBible, with its prediction of Jesus Christ's return. How it happens varies within the sects of Christianity, as some sects see it as a literal return that's yet to happen, and others see it as only a "spiritual return" that either happened in 70 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem or has yet to happen with the church's mandate of preaching the gospel to every creature and making disciples of all nations being interpreted as a mandate to "make the whole world Christian" by whatever means are necessary.
13th Oct '16 9:31:09 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; Peter meets Jesus working at a record store and believes it's the second coming, only to be told that it's not the case and that he comes back every hundred years or so to catch up with the world.
28th Aug '16 5:59:00 AM Polokun
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* In ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'', Wormwood's friend Jay is the Second Coming of Christ, although he's [[strike:not often]] entirely lucid for all of a minute at the climax of the series. Because he has severe brain damage as the result of a cop caving in the side of his head with a nightstick. Lift the dreadlocks on his right temple and you can see a three-inch scar. His daddy sent him to Earth in the freaking sixties. PoliceBrutality at its finest.[[/folder]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'', Wormwood's friend Jay is the Second Coming of Christ, although he's [[strike:not often]] not entirely lucid for all of a minute at the climax of the series. Because most series because he has severe brain damage as the result of a cop caving in the side of his head with a nightstick. Lift the dreadlocks on his right temple and you can see a three-inch scar. His daddy sent him to Earth in the freaking sixties. PoliceBrutality at its finest. [[spoiler: He does recover naturally by the end of the series and decides to host a talk show to start helping people again.]].[[/folder]]
13th Apr '16 6:10:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a Klingon religious caste try to use [[CloneJesus cloning]] and [[FakeMemories memory construction]] to recreate their local Messiah Kahless, so that they (with him as their puppet) could take over the Klingon Empire and "[[GloryDays restore it to greatness]]". The episode ended with the truth being revealed, and both the clone and Klingon society took it remarkably well: as a compromise, Kahless II ends up becoming the figurehead Emperor (a previously vacant position).

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** In "Rightful Heir",
a Klingon religious caste try to use [[CloneJesus cloning]] and [[FakeMemories memory construction]] to recreate their local Messiah Kahless, so that they (with him as their puppet) could take over the Klingon Empire and "[[GloryDays restore it to greatness]]". The episode ended with the truth being revealed, and both the clone and Klingon society took it remarkably well: as a compromise, Kahless II ends up becoming the figurehead Emperor (a previously vacant position).
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