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30th Sep '16 4:49:26 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. PlayedForLaughs when Lucifer offers a priest a PlaceOfProtection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt...until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in [[DenOfIniquity Lucifer's nightclub]]. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.

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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. PlayedForLaughs when Lucifer offers a priest a PlaceOfProtection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt...until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in [[DenOfIniquity Lucifer's nightclub]]. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.
temptation. Lucifer incidentally can walk into a church no problem (he is an angel, after all).
30th Sep '16 4:46:00 PM JackG
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* In one episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the reverse occurs, when a group of vampires decide to prove that they have enough courage to invade a church on a Sunday morning. This involves the symbolism of the church as a sanctuary--the vampires used to believe in such an idea, but their attitude toward it changes to mockery once they are inside the church. Possibly there are other kinds of religious symbolism, but an attempt to figure out what they are will, quite disappointingly, end in WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
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In one episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Who Are You?" the reverse occurs, when a group of vampires decide to prove that they have enough courage to invade a church on a Sunday morning. This involves the symbolism of the church as a sanctuary--the vampires used to believe in such an idea, but their attitude toward it changes to mockery once they are inside the church. Possibly there are other kinds of religious symbolism, but an attempt to figure out what they are will, quite disappointingly, end in WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.
** In "Shadow", Glory sends her cobra-demon to seek out the Key in all the holy places in Sunnydale, naturally assuming the monks will have placed it there. As it turns out, they have a more practical form of protection in mind, by turning the Key into Buffy's little sister.




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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. PlayedForLaughs when Lucifer offers a priest a PlaceOfProtection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt...until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in [[DenOfIniquity Lucifer's nightclub]]. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.
30th Jul '16 12:32:16 PM Gamermaster
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* It wasn't uncommon for this to be [[DefiedTrope defied]] in {{WorldWarII}}, often by the Nazis. Forget hauling criminals out of churches, they would [[MoralEventHorizon trap people inside and ''burn the building down''!]]

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* It wasn't uncommon for this to be [[DefiedTrope defied]] in {{WorldWarII}}, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, often by the Nazis. Forget hauling criminals out of churches, they would [[MoralEventHorizon trap people inside and ''burn the building down''!]]
10th Jul '16 6:05:20 PM nombretomado
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* This ironically happens in ''{{Claymore}}'', where the main protagonists take refuge in a holy city that actively shunned them only seven years ago.

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* This ironically happens in ''{{Claymore}}'', ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', where the main protagonists take refuge in a holy city that actively shunned them only seven years ago.
1st Jul '16 7:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern flees the HumanSacrifice and his mentor's murderers to a location protected by a godling. It's a classic sanctuary: anyone, regardless of crime, may find shelter there.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern flees the HumanSacrifice and his mentor's murderers to a location protected by a godling. It's a classic sanctuary: anyone, regardless of crime, may find shelter there.
29th May '16 6:14:43 PM Ciara25
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** Incidentally, the historical rule (at least in England) was that a person could claim sanctuary in a church under specific circumstances, and often had to leave the Kingdom within a fixed time. But hey, better than getting killed by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]].

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** Incidentally, the historical rule (at least in England) was that a person could claim sanctuary in a church under specific circumstances, and often could stay there for up to forty days, after which they either had to leave give themselves up to the Kingdom within a fixed time.authorities or be sent into exile. But hey, better than getting killed by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]].
7th May '16 3:02:06 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In TheTeaser to "The Eagle's Nest", a PursuedProtagonist flees from his attackers into a monastery. He disturbs the monks at their devotions, demanding sanctuary. This ends badly for him, as the monks are actually [[BadHabits Nazis in disguise]].
7th May '16 1:27:51 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheCrownerJohnMysteries'': Being set in the Middle Ages in the cathedral town of Exeter, the series contains multiple examples of people attempting to use the actual law and seek sanctuary from their crimes in the church. The first novel even takes it title from the tradition: ''The Sanctuary Seeker''.
28th Mar '16 1:10:34 PM Morgenthaler
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** In one version of JasonAndTheArgonauts, Jason's mother tried to escape being raped by fleeing into the temple of Hera. She prayed three times before she was caught and raped in the temple, as a result, Hera helped Jason three times in his quest.

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** In one version of JasonAndTheArgonauts, Myth/JasonAndTheArgonauts, Jason's mother tried to escape being raped by fleeing into the temple of Hera. She prayed three times before she was caught and raped in the temple, as a result, Hera helped Jason three times in his quest.
6th Mar '16 9:52:56 AM Andyroid
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* Churches in ''VideoGame/TheFlameInTheFlood'' always make great shelters from the rain, and often have rags and alcohol (for making bandages and other items).



* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which Homer is being chased by members of PBS who are out for blood. He eventually makes his way to the church and runs in screaming "Sanctuary! Sanctuary!" Reverend Lovejoy irritatedly questions why he bothered to even teach him the word.

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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which Homer is being chased by members of PBS who are out for blood. He eventually makes his way to the church and runs in screaming "Sanctuary! Sanctuary!" An irritated Reverend Lovejoy irritatedly questions why he bothered to even teach him the word.
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