History Main / SeekingSanctuary

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.
4th Jan '16 2:24:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Zigzagged in VideoGame/SilentHill. The Balkan church in the first game is a straight example of this trope. It is free of monsters as is the journey to it. Other churches are not safe places - in fact the last battle of Silent Hill 3 takes place in one.

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* Zigzagged in VideoGame/SilentHill. ''Franchise/SilentHill''. The Balkan church in [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the first game game]] is a straight example of this trope. It is free of monsters as is the journey to it. Other churches are not safe places - in fact the last battle of Silent Hill 3 ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' takes place in one.
26th Nov '15 8:06:55 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is invoked in SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''Duty Calls''. Cain, THE HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, persuades the Sisters of Battle to [[LeeroyJenkins stop blindly advancing]] by pointing that they would leave a gap in the battle line once they were slaughtered. The tyranids would pour in, charge straight to the temple, and slaughter all the refugees praying there for the Emperor's protection -- and if they wanted to report before the Golden Throne having permitted that, he wouldn't stop them. Not only do they retreat, one later thanks him for reminding them of their duty.

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* This trope is invoked in SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''Duty Calls''. Cain, THE HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, persuades the Sisters of Battle to [[LeeroyJenkins stop blindly advancing]] by pointing that they would leave a gap in the battle line once they were slaughtered. The tyranids would pour in, charge straight to the temple, and slaughter all the refugees praying there for the Emperor's protection -- and if they wanted to report before the Golden Throne having permitted that, he wouldn't stop them. Not only do they retreat, one later thanks him for reminding them of their duty.
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