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17th Feb '17 10:30:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Donato Porpora from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', a Catholic Priest that ran an orphanage. While beloved by the children, in reality he would use their "adoptions" to cover up murdering and ''[[ChildEater eating]]'' them. When his adopted son discovered the truth, he abandoned the ruse and went on to become an infamous killer of children and [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigators]] before being captured. As a prisoner in Cochlea, he serves as an informant and offers priestly counsel to [[AmnesiacHero Haise]] about his emotional problems. After his escape, he resumes wearing the robes and even wields a [[ShapeshifterWeapon kagune]] formed from CreepyCoolCrosses.

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* Donato Porpora from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', a Catholic Priest that ran an orphanage. While beloved by the children, in reality he would use their "adoptions" to cover up murdering and ''[[ChildEater eating]]'' them. When his adopted son discovered the truth, he abandoned the ruse and went on to become an infamous killer of children and [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigators]] before being captured. As a prisoner in Cochlea, he serves as an informant and offers priestly counsel to [[AmnesiacHero Haise]] about his emotional problems. After his escape, he resumes wearing the robes and even wields a [[ShapeshifterWeapon kagune]] formed from CreepyCoolCrosses.
13th Feb '17 5:02:41 AM iroanxi
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* Blackfeet of ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'', the septon that incites the Faith Militant's reappearance in the Riverlands. Heavily implied to be the High Sparrow.
11th Feb '17 10:12:22 AM emperors
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** ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' also features various heretical priests in the Circle of Heresy.
10th Feb '17 8:02:35 AM emperors
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** ''Lords of Shadow 2'' brings us Guido Szandor who is dressed like Catholic Cardinal complete with the hood. In reality though, he is actually the leader of the Church of Satan, thus Religion of Evil.

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** ''Lords of Shadow 2'' brings us Guido Szandor who is dressed like Catholic Cardinal complete with the hood. In reality though, he is actually the leader of the Church of Satan, thus Religion of Evil.ReligionOfEvil.
10th Feb '17 8:00:50 AM emperors
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* Graham Jones in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]''. Dressed like a Southern Baptist televangelist, and sounds like one too. He also shares the KnightTemplar [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] qualities.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Castlevania}}'' series
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Graham Jones in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]''. Dressed like a Southern Baptist televangelist, and sounds like one too. He also shares the KnightTemplar [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] qualities.qualities.
** ''Lords of Shadow 2'' brings us Guido Szandor who is dressed like Catholic Cardinal complete with the hood. In reality though, he is actually the leader of the Church of Satan, thus Religion of Evil.



* Sanctus from ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]''.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''.

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* Sanctus from ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]''.
4]]''. He is dressed like a Pope and he is the head of the CorruptChurch, Order of the Sword.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''.''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' series.
9th Feb '17 10:31:56 AM emperors
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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** Graham Jones in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]''. Dressed like a Southern Baptist televangelist, and sounds like one too. He also shares the KnightTemplar [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] qualities.
** Shaft from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' is a more classic example. He is a dark priest of Dracula.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
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Graham Jones in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]''. Dressed like a Southern Baptist televangelist, and sounds like one too. He also shares the KnightTemplar [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]] qualities.
** Shaft from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' is a more classic example. He is a dark priest of Dracula.
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8th Feb '17 10:21:50 AM emperors
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** In earlier Seasons, we already had an example, albeit a much less extreme and smaller. The first High Septon could qualify too seeing how he represented everything that was wrong with [[CorruptChurch Faith of the Seven]] being greedy, [[FatBastard fat]], and not caring about the starving smallfolk.
31st Jan '17 2:27:58 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/SongAtDawn'': [[spoiler: the Arch Bishop]] is behind all the attempts on Dragonetz' life and schemes to undermine Emerganda's authority so he can fill his coffers and make himself a more elaboate church to berate people from. Also, he hates jews.

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* ''Literature/SongAtDawn'': [[spoiler: the Arch Bishop]] is behind all the attempts on Dragonetz' life and schemes to undermine Emerganda's authority so he can fill his coffers and make himself a more elaboate elaborate church to berate people from. Also, he hates jews.Jews.



* In Philip Kerr's novel ''Literature/{{Prayer}}'', FBI agent Gil Martins comes up against the Church of Izrael, led by the seemingly genuine Pastor Nelson van der Velden. He soon realises the odd spelling of "[[TheGrimReaper Izrael]]" is no error or eccentricity. Van der Velden spent time in Israel learning the inner secrets of Kabbalah. These include how to actively pray for the death of dirty godless liberals, atheists, socialists and advocates of sexual deviancy, so as to Make America Great Again and bring about God's will for the USA - a fundamentalist Christian [[TheTheocracy theocracy]]. Led by President van der Velden.

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* In Philip Kerr's novel ''Literature/{{Prayer}}'', FBI agent Gil Martins comes up against the Church of Izrael, led by the seemingly genuine Pastor Nelson van der Velden. He soon realises the odd spelling of "[[TheGrimReaper Izrael]]" is no error or eccentricity. Van der Velden spent time in Israel learning the inner secrets of Kabbalah. These include how to actively pray for the death of dirty godless liberals, atheists, socialists and advocates of sexual deviancy, so as to Make America Great Again and bring about God's will for the USA - -- a fundamentalist Christian [[TheTheocracy theocracy]]. Led by President van der Velden.



** The Patriarch of Rhum deliberately raises an army to block Red Knight's path when the latter is trying to fight TheVirus - and not because he's infected.

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** The Patriarch of Rhum deliberately raises an army to block Red Knight's path when the latter is trying to fight TheVirus - -- and not because he's infected.
31st Jan '17 2:25:01 PM margdean56
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* Annias in ''Literature/TheElenium'' by David & Leigh Eddings' is a high-ranking clergyman who loudly proclaims his virtue while using bribes, threats, and outright murder in his attempt to seize the throne of the Archprelate (AKA the Pope). Later, it turns out that he's actually working for an ancient, evil god, too.

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* Annias in ''Literature/TheElenium'' by David & Leigh Eddings' Eddings is a high-ranking clergyman who loudly proclaims his virtue while using bribes, threats, and outright murder in his attempt to seize the throne of the Archprelate (AKA the Pope). Later, it turns out that he's actually working for an ancient, evil god, too.



* Vorbis from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/SmallGods''. Unlike some examples, though, Vorbis believes with absolute certainty that all the bad things he does to advance the church and himself are necessary according to his twisted conception of the religion. A character in the book mentions this trope, expecting that Vorbis maintains his austere image just to hide a life of luxury and indulgence, but he doesn't. It is implied that this makes him worse than a common variety corrupt priest, as Vorbis's crimes are driven by something stronger and more constant than self-interest.

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* Vorbis from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/SmallGods''. Unlike some examples, though, Vorbis believes with absolute certainty that all the bad things he does to advance the church and himself are necessary according to his twisted conception of the religion. A character in the book mentions this trope, expecting that Vorbis maintains his austere image just to hide a life of luxury and indulgence, but he doesn't. It is implied that this makes him worse than a common variety garden-variety corrupt priest, as Vorbis's crimes are driven by something stronger and more constant than self-interest.



* In the New Testament of Literature/TheBible, 3rd John speaks of Diotrephes, a church head who was a malicious gossip and excommunicated members of his church for not adopting gnosticism. Also, Ciaphas, the guy who gets Jesus executed, is a high priest.

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* In the New Testament of Literature/TheBible, 3rd John speaks of Diotrephes, a church head who was a malicious gossip and excommunicated members of his church for not adopting gnosticism. Also, Ciaphas, Caiaphas, the guy who gets Jesus executed, is a high priest.
31st Jan '17 2:18:31 PM margdean56
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* Father Rodin is a villain from the book ''The Wandering Jew'' by ''Eugene Sue'', he is a [[CorruptChurch Jesuit]] priest and the secretary of Father D'Aigrigny, who has charged him with the mission to get hold of The Rennepont Heritage, which is actually The Wandering Jew's treasure. During the course of the book, Rodin puts various obstacles in the way of The Wandering Jew's true heirs, in order to claim the treasure for The Jesuit Order.
** While he cultivates the appearance of a God-fearing and, whenever his superior is around, subservient old man, Rodin is actually a [[TheChessmaster Machivellian]] mastermind and evil knowledgeable, [[ManipulativeBastard who manipulates everyone around him]], [[DragonWithAnAgenda including]] [[DragonInChief D'Aigrigny]]. Being highly ambitious, Rodin's goal is nothing less than to become the new Pope. In addition to his deviousness, another one of Rodin's assets is his ability to [[GambitSpeedChess quickly adapt to any situation]] and take advantage of it.

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* Father Rodin is a villain from the book ''The Wandering Jew'' by ''Eugene Sue'', he Eugene Sue. He is a [[CorruptChurch Jesuit]] priest and the secretary of Father D'Aigrigny, who has charged him with the mission to get hold of The the Rennepont Heritage, which is actually The the Wandering Jew's treasure. During the course of the book, Rodin puts various obstacles in the way of The the Wandering Jew's true heirs, in order to claim the treasure for The the Jesuit Order.
** While he cultivates the appearance of a God-fearing and, whenever his superior is around, subservient old man, Rodin is actually a [[TheChessmaster Machivellian]] Machiavellian]] mastermind and evil knowledgeable, [[ManipulativeBastard who manipulates everyone around him]], [[DragonWithAnAgenda including]] [[DragonInChief D'Aigrigny]]. Being highly ambitious, Rodin's goal is nothing less than to become the new Pope. In addition to his deviousness, another one of Rodin's assets is his ability to [[GambitSpeedChess quickly adapt to any situation]] and take advantage of it.
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