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25th Aug '17 10:52:04 AM rmctagg09
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' With the notable exception of Brutha of ''Discworld/SmallGods'', who is more spiritual than religious despite caring for an avatar of his God, none of the PointOfView characters pay much attention to any of the Disc's many gods. Although [[{{Discworld/GoingPostal}} Moist von Lipwig]] does get minorly involved with several during one of his schemes to get the post office up and running. This is particularly understandable, since as a rule the gods of the Discworld are basically petty, small-minded jerks who pretty much solicit worship by bullying people into acknowledging them. Not exactly the kinds of deities to provoke very sincere faith or reverence.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': With the notable exception of Brutha of ''Discworld/SmallGods'', who is more spiritual than religious despite caring for an avatar of his God, none of the PointOfView characters pay much attention to any of the Disc's many gods. Although [[{{Discworld/GoingPostal}} Moist von Lipwig]] does get minorly involved with several during one of his schemes to get the post office up and running. This is particularly understandable, since as a rule the gods of the Discworld are basically petty, small-minded jerks who pretty much solicit worship by bullying people into acknowledging them. Not exactly the kinds of deities to provoke very sincere faith or reverence.
19th Aug '17 11:16:07 AM DVB
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** The fact that Roy is neither religious nor superstitious is a plot point in "The God Complex". [[spoiler: Everyone else in the building, including the Doctor, had some central point of faith (religious or otherwise) to exploit. Rory didn't, and so the Minotaur never showed any interest in him.]]

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** The fact that Roy Rory is neither religious nor superstitious is a plot point in "The God Complex". [[spoiler: Everyone else in the building, including the Doctor, had some central point of faith (religious or otherwise) to exploit. Rory didn't, and so However, the Minotaur never showed any interest left Rory alone because rory doesn't really believe in him.anyone or anything, not even in the Doctor. It's implied this was the result of his 2000+ year stint at the Last Centurion and what he endured. When confronted, he only sees fire exits, though remains behind, not willing to leave his wife Amy or the Doctor.]]
10th Jul '17 3:23:26 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Also from Bioware, Commander Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' will only have his/her religion established in one conversation with [[TokenReligiousTeammate Ashley]]; your options range from expressing shared belief to respecting her right to her religion to [[JerkAss straightforward mockery]].

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* Also from Bioware, Commander Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' will only have his/her religion established in one conversation with [[TokenReligiousTeammate Ashley]]; your options range from expressing shared belief to respecting her right to her religion to [[JerkAss straightforward mockery]]. Ashley herself has such a vaguely defined belief system that it probably counts, that same conversation being about as far as it goes.
9th Jul '17 8:54:42 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor has met several godlike aliens, one of whom claimed to be Satan himself, but does not consider any of them particularly divine. When confronted with monsters who could only be repelled by faith, he chanted the names of [[TrueCompanions his former companions.]]
** The fact that Roy is neither religious nor superstitious is a plot point in "The God Complex". [[spoiler: Everyone else in the building, including the Doctor, had some central point of faith (religious or otherwise) to exploit. Rory didn't, and so the Minotaur never showed any interest in him.]]
20th Apr '17 8:58:11 PM Materioptikon
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* While Reimu and Sanae from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} {{Miko}}, the religious affiliations of other heroines like Marisa, Sakuya, Youmu or Reisen are unknown. In fact, characters who have an official affiliation also tend to be very important people in their respective religion rather than "just believers".

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* While Reimu and Sanae from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} {{Miko}}, the religious affiliations of other heroines like Marisa, Sakuya, Youmu or Reisen are unknown. In fact, characters who have an official affiliation also tend to be very important people in their respective religion rather than "just believers".
believers". Marisa has been shown to have experimented with religion - however, she does so entirely in the context of her magical craft, and Kanako, the addressed deity, confirmed her faith is directed fully at magic.
18th Apr '17 3:08:39 PM DocJamore
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* Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' claims not to be interested in religion, even though he's met God. However. He didn't know it was God at the time. [[spoiler:The Truth]] isn't visually represented by anything your standard God would look like.

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* Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' claims not to be interested in religion, even though he's met God. However. He Though he didn't know it was God at the time. [[spoiler:The Truth]] time and The Truth isn't visually represented by anything your standard God would look like.
14th Apr '17 8:40:14 PM MJTR
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* While the original ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat]]'''s closest portrayal was the decidedly {{Naytheist}} Batman, its sequel expands the roster a bit. While he's the roughest around the edges of the current Bat-family, Damian Wayne is still heroic and tells Cassandra that he doesn't see religion as useful or much but manipulation. Connor Hawke is a Buddhist, like his canonical self, but between stating he isn't one for orthodoxy and his personal dismissal of its more supernatural aspects, it is hinted he is a secular Buddhist.

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* While the original ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat]]'''s ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'''s closest portrayal was the decidedly {{Naytheist}} Batman, its sequel expands the roster a bit. While he's the roughest around the edges of the current Bat-family, Damian Wayne is still heroic and tells Cassandra that he doesn't see religion as useful or much but manipulation. Connor Hawke is a Buddhist, like his canonical self, but between stating he isn't one for orthodoxy and his personal dismissal of its more supernatural aspects, it is hinted he is a secular Buddhist.
14th Apr '17 8:37:42 PM MJTR
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* While the original ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat]]'''s closest portrayal was the decidedly {{Naytheist}} Batman, its sequel expands the roster a bit. While he's the roughest around the edges of the current Bat-family, Damian Wayne is still heroic and tells Cassandra that he doesn't see religion as useful or much but manipulation. Connor Hawke is a Buddhist, like his canonical self, but between stating he isn't one for orthodoxy and his personal dismissal of its more supernatural aspects, it is hinted he is a secular Buddhist.
27th Mar '17 6:48:58 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' [[ActionGirl Buffy]] uses crosses and holy water to fight vampires and demons, but never really ponders the religious implications of that. At one point a new vampire asks about the existence of {{God}} and she notes that she knows "nothing definite." (this was ''after'' she'd been to {{Heaven}}). The only legitimately religious characters on the show seem to be [[TheSmartGuy Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara]], whose Wicca falls squarely into ReligionIsMagic territory, and villains (whether they worship demons, [[PhysicalGod Glory]] or [[UltimateEvil the First Evil]]).

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' [[ActionGirl Buffy]] uses crosses and holy water to fight vampires and demons, but never really ponders the religious implications of that. At one point a new vampire asks about the existence of {{God}} and she notes that she knows "nothing definite." (this was ''after'' she'd been to {{Heaven}}). The only legitimately religious characters on the show seem to be [[TheSmartGuy Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara]], whose Wicca falls squarely into ReligionIsMagic territory, territory; Drusilla ''before'' she became a vampire; and assorted villains (whether they who worship demons, [[PhysicalGod Glory]] or [[UltimateEvil the First Evil]]). Evil]].
29th Oct '16 12:05:22 PM nombretomado
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* When asked, ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' co-creator GregWeisman is [[http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=15462 willing to speculate]] about characters' faith; however, the only explicitly religious content in the show (aside from WonderWoman briefly mentioning "the gods") was a scene when, after a ReasonYouSuckSpeech from [[spoiler:the original Roy Harper]], Roy finds [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Ollie]] sitting miserably in a hospital chapel.

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* When asked, ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' co-creator GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman is [[http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=15462 willing to speculate]] about characters' faith; however, the only explicitly religious content in the show (aside from WonderWoman briefly mentioning "the gods") was a scene when, after a ReasonYouSuckSpeech from [[spoiler:the original Roy Harper]], Roy finds [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Ollie]] sitting miserably in a hospital chapel.
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