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29th Feb '16 2:55:05 PM Berrenta
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*** In ''TheScienceOfDiscworld IV: Judgement Day'', a sect of modern Omnian fundamentalists raises a court case to gain custody of the Roundworld (a BiggerOnTheInside miniature universe created by the wizards that also happens to be ours) on the grounds that the world being round is an idea of their religion. Incidentally, they defend this idea of the shape of the world confidently while ignoring the plain evidence to the contrary. Their spokesman eventually calls Om to be his witness, and this being the Discworld, the god is obliged to appear. He then goes on to argue the case of the sect's opposition and also to state quite clearly that he doesn't like what they're doing in his name. After he leaves, the spokesman says "Well, that's one opinion," and they try to resort to terrorism next.

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*** In ''TheScienceOfDiscworld ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld IV: Judgement Day'', a sect of modern Omnian fundamentalists raises a court case to gain custody of the Roundworld (a BiggerOnTheInside miniature universe created by the wizards that also happens to be ours) on the grounds that the world being round is an idea of their religion. Incidentally, they defend this idea of the shape of the world confidently while ignoring the plain evidence to the contrary. Their spokesman eventually calls Om to be his witness, and this being the Discworld, the god is obliged to appear. He then goes on to argue the case of the sect's opposition and also to state quite clearly that he doesn't like what they're doing in his name. After he leaves, the spokesman says "Well, that's one opinion," and they try to resort to terrorism next.
6th Jan '16 12:22:37 PM Willbyr
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* [[GodIsEvil God himself]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen games started to change after ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', when the series began to attract American fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.

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* [[GodIsEvil God himself]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei games started to change after ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', when the series began to attract American fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.
11th Oct '15 4:11:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Creator/TerryPratchett parodies the concept of fundamentalism with the Omnians, who cling to their monotheistic beliefs despite being ''demonstrably'' wrong. The majority of them are depicted as basically nice people, however, just irritatingly overzealous at times.
** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' is the story of how they got past the old fire and brimstone style of fundamentalism. An interesting twist is that virtually none of the people shown in ''Small Gods'' actually believe in the Great God Om, rather they believe that they don't want to be tortured by the Quisition for expressing their unbelief.
** Vorbis the Exquisitor is perhaps the ultimate fundamentalist. He has no trouble admitting to himself (and a few others) that it is irrelevant if something is empirically found to contradict the teachings of their holy book, because real truth is found within. In other words, even if he's not factually right, he's still right, and right to extinguish those who disagree. And he's not [[StrawHypocrite just pretending to believe he is]], either, but really believes he's following his god's will. Supernatural beings see his mind as a steel ball; nothing can get in or out. Of course, when his actual god appears in an admittedly unlikely physical form in front of him, he can't hear him at all, as any believer could. In the end, [[spoiler: after his death, he finds himself in the desert where several of his victims have also found themselves. '''They''' actually found it to be a hopeful new start. '''He''' can't cross the desert because the desert is what you believe, and he finds it horrifyingly empty.]]

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** Creator/TerryPratchett parodies the concept of fundamentalism with the Omnians, who cling to their monotheistic beliefs despite being ''demonstrably'' demonstrably wrong. The majority of them are depicted as basically nice people, however, just irritatingly overzealous at times.
** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' *** Small Gods is the story of how they got past the old fire and brimstone style of fundamentalism. An interesting twist is that virtually none of the people shown in ''Small Gods'' Small Gods actually believe in the Great God Om, rather they believe that they don't want to be tortured by the Quisition for expressing their unbelief.
** *** Vorbis the Exquisitor is perhaps the ultimate fundamentalist. He has no trouble admitting to himself (and a few others) that it is irrelevant if something is empirically found to contradict the teachings of their holy book, because real truth is found within. In other words, even if he's not factually right, he's still right, and right to extinguish those who disagree. And he's not just [[StrawHypocrite just pretending to believe believe]] he is]], is, either, but really believes he's following his god's will. Supernatural beings see his mind as a steel ball; nothing can get in or out. Of course, when his actual god appears in an admittedly unlikely physical form in front of him, he can't hear him at all, as any believer could. In the end, [[spoiler: after his death, he finds himself in the desert where several of his victims have also found themselves. '''They''' They actually found it to be a hopeful new start. '''He''' He can't cross the desert because the desert is what you believe, and he finds it horrifyingly empty.]]]]
*** In ''TheScienceOfDiscworld IV: Judgement Day'', a sect of modern Omnian fundamentalists raises a court case to gain custody of the Roundworld (a BiggerOnTheInside miniature universe created by the wizards that also happens to be ours) on the grounds that the world being round is an idea of their religion. Incidentally, they defend this idea of the shape of the world confidently while ignoring the plain evidence to the contrary. Their spokesman eventually calls Om to be his witness, and this being the Discworld, the god is obliged to appear. He then goes on to argue the case of the sect's opposition and also to state quite clearly that he doesn't like what they're doing in his name. After he leaves, the spokesman says "Well, that's one opinion," and they try to resort to terrorism next.


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** Dwarfs ostensibly have no religion, but being a dwarf itself is like a religion, and there are people who are fundamentalists about being dwarfs. Typically these are found among the grags, the (quasi-)religious specialists, though not all of them are like that. The extremists refuse to be touched by sunlight at all, since it's proper for dwarfs to be underground, and are opposed to dwarfs in human cities taking on foreign influences such as being openly female. In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', they fight tooth and nail to hide evidence that hating trolls was not originally a part of dwarven cultural heritage. In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', they start leading terrorist strikes against technological symbols of modernity -- the semaphore towers and the nascent railway.
29th Apr '15 11:43:10 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s Penny. [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1288 Here]], because it's important to cite your sources.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s Penny.''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Penny's parents. [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1288 Here]], because it's important to cite your sources.
17th Oct '14 2:26:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'': The televangelist, who blames the zombie apocalypse on America's sinfulness (read: tolerating pre-maritial sex, abortion, homosexuality and homosexual marriage). [[RemakeCameo He's played by Ken Foree]], and gets to utter his famous line from the original in a very different context.
30th Jun '14 7:37:52 PM Willbyr
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NoRealLifeExamplesPlease -- we all know they exist, but listing them is just asking for Administrivia/{{Natter}} and {{Edit War}}s.
2nd Feb '14 6:22:53 PM Willbyr
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* A benevolent example is Mother Helen of ''VideoGame/DeadIsland.'' Highly religious and invoking her (possibly monotheist) religion constantly, she believes the outbreak is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. It's because of her beliefs that she sets out to help anyone she can and her quests are either to help her do so or to set things right for the coming apocalypse.
17th Jan '14 3:23:02 AM Telcontar
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20th Nov '13 9:25:31 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''WinstonChurchill'''

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Fundamentalists crop up in {{Fandom}}. If, for example, you see [[TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] as anything less than a direct agent of the Valar sent to destroy the Ring once and for all, the Tolkien fundamentalist sees you as bad and wrong. The Fundamentalist is pathologically obsessed with being "right," even in subjects that might not have a right answer -- art criticism, hermeneutics, straight down to the best flavor of ice cream. Fundamentalism looks a lot like FanDumb, as [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6583358/why-religious-people-are-nerds this College Humor video]] points out.

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Fundamentalists crop up in {{Fandom}}. If, for example, you see [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] as anything less than a direct agent of the Valar sent to destroy the Ring once and for all, the Tolkien fundamentalist sees you as bad and wrong. The Fundamentalist is pathologically obsessed with being "right," even in subjects that might not have a right answer -- art criticism, hermeneutics, straight down to the best flavor of ice cream. Fundamentalism looks a lot like FanDumb, as [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6583358/why-religious-people-are-nerds this College Humor video]] points out.



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* Bishop Mozgus from the "Tower of Conviction" arc in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' takes this trope to the most nightmarishly horrifying logical conclusion imaginable, having tortured to death uncounted thousands of "heretics" (which, to him, includes such miscreants as peasants desperately begging for food for their starving children when that food was supposed to go to churchmen and church-affiliated knights, who most definitely are ''not'' starving).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' Scar tries to pass off his murderous revenge against state alchemists as this, saying that their alchemy is an affront to his god Ishval. [[SubvertedTrope However]], Ed later points out that Scar is deceiving everyone with this excuse, including himself; his real motive is nothing more than simple revenge for the Ishvallan War of Extermination. [[spoiler:After this, Scar starts his transformation into TheAtoner, fully admitting the crimes he's committed without using his religion as an excuse.]] It helps that his old master (presumably the guy who trained him as a priest) survived the genocide and when Scar runs into him, he takes the Ishvala Is Love approach--or more like, the Revenge Helps Nothing approach. This is one of the few instances of religion having a positive impact in the setting.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Scar tries to pass off his murderous revenge against state alchemists as this, saying that their alchemy is an affront to his god Ishval. [[SubvertedTrope However]], Ed later points out that Scar is deceiving everyone with this excuse, including himself; his real motive is nothing more than simple revenge for the Ishvallan War of Extermination. [[spoiler:After this, Scar starts his transformation into TheAtoner, fully admitting the crimes he's committed without using his religion as an excuse.]] It helps that his old master (presumably the guy who trained him as a priest) survived the genocide and when Scar runs into him, he takes the Ishvala Is Love approach--or more like, the Revenge Helps Nothing approach. This is one of the few instances of religion having a positive impact in the setting.
** The latest movie involves religious fundamentalism as part of the framing device, which is probably the best thing you can say about it besides 'some of the art was pretty.' It's...kind of incoherent and has continuity problems up the wazoo.
* Bishop Mozgus from the "Tower of Conviction" arc in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' takes this trope to the most nightmarishly horrifying logical conclusion imaginable, having tortured to death uncounted thousands of "heretics" (which, to him, includes such miscreants as peasants desperately begging for food for their starving children when that food was supposed to go to churchmen and church-affiliated knights, who most definitely are ''not'' starving).



* Israeli comic artist Uri Fink created a superhero team of a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim, appropriately named The Fundamentalists. (They're fun! They're mental!) Rather than actually saving people, however, they always end up killing them instead, because instead of fighting crime they violently punish whoever they consider to be sinners, [[DisproportionateRetribution regardless of the sin]]. Over the course of four stories, they have:

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* Israeli comic artist Uri Fink created a superhero team of a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim, appropriately named The Fundamentalists.''The Fundamentalists''. (They're fun! They're mental!) Rather than actually saving people, however, they always end up killing them instead, because instead of fighting crime they violently punish whoever they consider to be sinners, [[DisproportionateRetribution regardless of the sin]]. Over the course of four stories, they have:



** Allowed a [[Film/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] to burst out of an astronaut because of their pro-life stances,

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** Allowed a [[Film/{{Alien}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] to burst out of an astronaut because of their pro-life stances,



%% * The Surgeon General from ''Comicbook/GiveMeLiberty''.



** Pretty much everyone in the MarvelUniverse (and that's a lot of people) who believes superheroes, especially mutants and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, are evil [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer no matter how many times they have saved the planet]].
** J. Jonah Jameson cannot admit that ComicBook/{{Spiderman}} is anything other than a menace even though he has saved Jameson's life dozens of times. Various reasons have been given over the years as to why this belief is stuck in an otherwise good journalist's head, who caught flak several times in-universe for being in favor of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} mutant rights]], among other things: The anti-Spiderman rant sells papers; if Spiderman were to be captured, tried, and imprisoned, the ''Daily Bugle'' would fold as soon as the judge sentenced him; Jameson is a muckraker; he's only doing it to boost circulation.

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** Pretty much everyone in the MarvelUniverse (and that's a lot of people) who believes superheroes, especially mutants and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, are evil [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer no matter how many times they have saved the planet]].
** J. Jonah Jameson cannot admit that ComicBook/{{Spiderman}} is anything other than a menace even though he has saved Jameson's life dozens of times. Various reasons have been given over the years as to why this belief is stuck in an otherwise good journalist's head, who caught flak several times in-universe for being in favor of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen mutant rights]], among other things: The anti-Spiderman rant sells papers; if Spiderman were to be captured, tried, and imprisoned, the ''Daily Bugle'' would fold as soon as the judge sentenced him; Jameson is a muckraker; he's only doing it to boost circulation.



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* Nute Gunray from the prequel trilogy era of ''Franchise/StarWars'', though he is a political ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive and economical]]) example, rather than religious.

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* Nute Gunray from the prequel trilogy era of ''Franchise/StarWars'', though he is a political ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive and economical]]) example, rather than religious.
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* Nute Gunray from the prequel trilogy era of ''Franchise/StarWars'', though he is a political ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive and economical]]) example, rather than religious.



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* The Christians from the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. They engage in selfishness, pettiness, and condescension to anyone who doesn't agree with them. That sort of behavior is expected from the bad guys, the followers of TheAntiChrist, but these are [[DesignatedHero supposed]] [[WhatTheHellHero to be the heroes]] and the audience is supposed to be on ''their'' side.
* Patriarch Ortzel from ''Literature/TheElenium'' starts out like this (albeit a moderately sympathetic version, because he may be a stern unyielding fanatic who wants the Church Knights to give up magic, but at least he isn't [[FaithHeelTurn Annias, Primate of Cimmura]]). By the sequel series, ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Eddings provides a bit of CharacterDevelopment.

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* The Christians from the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. They engage in selfishness, pettiness, and condescension to anyone who doesn't agree with them. That sort of behavior is expected from the bad guys, the followers of TheAntiChrist, but these are [[DesignatedHero supposed]] [[WhatTheHellHero to be the heroes]] and the audience is supposed to be on ''their'' side.
* Patriarch Ortzel from ''Literature/TheElenium'' starts out like this (albeit a moderately sympathetic version, because he may be a stern unyielding fanatic who wants the Church Knights to give up magic, but at least he isn't [[FaithHeelTurn Annias, Primate of Cimmura]]). By the sequel series, ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Eddings provides a bit of CharacterDevelopment.
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* Seen in "The Grand Inquisitor," a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in Dostoievsky's ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The eponymous figure, representing a CorruptChurch, effectively tells Jesus Christ to His face that His teachings are no longer relevant to either the world in general or the Church in particular. Christ isn't condemned to death, but He doesn't seem to have much effect on the Inquisitor either.
* Margaret White, the mother of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' in both the book and the film.
* ''Crusade'', the second of Creator/DavidWeber's ''TabletopGame/{{Starfire}}'' books, featured religious zealots who worshipped the Terran Empire as gods, and denounced the Khanate of Orion as devils. Within their society, religious doubt was absolutely not tolerated.



* ''Creator/StephenKing'':
** Margaret White, the mother of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' in both the book and the film.
** Jim Rennie and Lester Coggins from ''Literature/UnderTheDome.'' [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]] turns out to be a RedHerring [[spoiler:who dies after a HeelRealization]].
%% ** Mrs. Carmody from ''Literature/TheMist''
%% ** Sunlight Gardener from ''Literature/TheTalisman''
%% ** Thumper from ''Literature/{{Cell}}''
* In one of the short stories Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote in the ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series, JesusChrist and Tom Mix run across a territory controlled by an Inquisitor. The ultra-fundamentalist Inquisitor ends up ''burning Jesus Christ as an anti-Christian heretic''.
* Something similar happens in "The Grand Inquisitor," a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in Dostoievsky's ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The eponymous figure, representing a CorruptChurch, effectively tells Jesus Christ to His face that His teachings are no longer relevant to either the world in general or the Church in particular. Christ isn't condemned to death, but He doesn't seem to have much effect on the Inquisitor either.

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* ''Creator/StephenKing'':
** Margaret White, the mother of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' in both the book and the film.
** Jim Rennie and Lester Coggins
Patriarch Ortzel from ''Literature/UnderTheDome.'' [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]] turns ''Literature/TheElenium'' starts out to like this (albeit a moderately sympathetic version, because he may be a RedHerring [[spoiler:who dies after a HeelRealization]].
%% ** Mrs. Carmody from ''Literature/TheMist''
%% ** Sunlight Gardener from ''Literature/TheTalisman''
%% ** Thumper from ''Literature/{{Cell}}''
* In one of the short stories Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote in the ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series, JesusChrist and Tom Mix run across a territory controlled by an Inquisitor. The ultra-fundamentalist Inquisitor ends up ''burning Jesus Christ as an anti-Christian heretic''.
* Something similar happens in "The Grand Inquisitor," a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in Dostoievsky's ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The eponymous figure, representing a CorruptChurch, effectively tells Jesus Christ to His face that His teachings are no longer relevant to either the world in general or
stern unyielding fanatic who wants the Church in particular. Christ Knights to give up magic, but at least he isn't condemned to death, but He doesn't seem to have much effect on [[FaithHeelTurn Annias, Primate of Cimmura]]). By the Inquisitor either.sequel series, ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Eddings provides a bit of CharacterDevelopment.



* ''Crusade'', the second of DavidWeber's ''TabletopGame/{{Starfire}}'' books, featured religious zealots who worshipped the Terran Empire as gods, and denounced the Khanate of Orion as devils. Within their society, religious doubt was absolutely not tolerated.



* The Christians from the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. They engage in selfishness, pettiness, and condescension to anyone who doesn't agree with them. That sort of behavior is expected from the bad guys, the followers of TheAntiChrist, but these are [[DesignatedHero supposed]] [[WhatTheHellHero to be the heroes]] and the audience is supposed to be on ''their'' side.



* In one of the short stories Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote in the ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series, JesusChrist and Tom Mix run across a territory controlled by an Inquisitor. The ultra-fundamentalist Inquisitor ends up ''burning Jesus Christ as an anti-Christian heretic''.



* Jim Rennie and Lester Coggins from ''Literature/UnderTheDome.'' [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]] turns out to be a RedHerring [[spoiler:who dies after a HeelRealization]].



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* For a series with a lot of religious beliefs on display, ''Series/BabylonFive'' largely averts this trope. Political zealots are fairly common, however, and the conflict between the [[spoiler:Vorlons and the Shadows]] boils down to diametrically opposed doctrine.



* For a series with a lot of religious beliefs on display, ''Series/BabylonFive'' largely averts this trope. Political zealots are fairly common, however, and the conflict between the [[spoiler:Vorlons and the Shadows]] boils down to diametrically opposed doctrine.



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* The Proclaimers song "The Light" is a scathing condemnation of the real-life examples of this trope from a moderate Christian perspective, with lyrics such as "I believe in God alright/It's folk like you I just can't stand."

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* The Proclaimers Proclaimers' song "The Light" is a scathing condemnation of the real-life examples of this trope from a moderate Christian perspective, with lyrics such as "I believe in God alright/It's folk like you I just can't stand."



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* In ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', Khalid, the Archangel of Faith, goes through this for a few centuries, becoming increasingly devoted to a xenophobic, fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. He was very nearly setting himself up for a [[FallenHero Fall]] when a near-miss with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon]] shocked him back into [[HeelFaceTurn a more open, accepting mode.]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', White embodies the positive aspects of peace, order, and stability, but its negative side is expressed through this and the KnightTemplar, seeking to purge any who disagree with its dogma. The card [[http://magiccards.info/10e/en/53.html True Believer]] exemplifies this aspect of White, especially in its flavor text:
--> ''So great is his certainty that mere facts cannot shake it''



* In ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', Khalid, the Archangel of Faith, goes through this for a few centuries, becoming increasingly devoted to a xenophobic, fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. He was very nearly setting himself up for a [[FallenHero Fall]] when a near-miss with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon]] shocked him back into [[HeelFaceTurn a more open, accepting mode.]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', White embodies the positive aspects of peace, order, and stability, but its negative side is expressed through this and the KnightTemplar, seeking to purge any who disagree with its dogma. The card [[http://magiccards.info/10e/en/53.html True Believer]] exemplifies this aspect of White, especially in its flavor text:
--> ''So great is his certainty that mere facts cannot shake it''



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* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'':
** The Church of Unitology seems to run on fanaticism, but the best in-game example is the insane, homicidally devout Dr Challus Mercer.
** Subverted in his former fellow-believer Dr Terrance Kyne, who starts out that way but has just about reasoned himself out of his zealotry in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence by the time the player meets him.
* The Qunari of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are fundamentalists by definition. Only those who dogmatically follow the Qun are actally called Qunari. If they deviate from the demands of the Qun then they are declared Tal-Vashoth instead. Interestingly, anyone who is not of the Qunari race (i.e., the Kossith) can still become Qunari by following the Qun. The Qunari don't discriminate based on race, only beliefs and magic. Anyone who doesn't follow the Qun is simply ''bas'' ("thing").
* Several Yevonites in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are revealed to be this, after you kill the BigBad (one of the church's leaders)... Said villain himself was [[UnwittingPawn just manipulating their loyalty]] [[spoiler:and continues to do so after he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Covenant is full of these, though some of its leadership has been portrayed as more opportunist than fundamentalist.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma are a non-religious example. They even regularly chant "we are right, everyone else is wrong!". Explored in that their actual goals are pretty noble (even the protagonists acknowledge this), but their arrogant denial of everyone else's views makes them come off as villainous anyway. (also Lampshaded). [[spoiler:It ultimately turns out the BigBad who made the organization doesn't believe in its goals at all and just wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* [[GodIsEvil God himself]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen games started to change after ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', when the series began to attract American fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.



* Japanese [=RPG=]s in general tend to do this a lot, some notable examples being:
** ''[[GodIsEvil God himself]]'' in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen games started to change after ''ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne'', when the series began to attract american fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.
** Several Yevonites in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are revealed to be this, after you kill the BigBad (one of the church's leaders)... Said villain himself was [[UnwittingPawn just manipulating their loyalty]] [[spoiler:and continues to do so after he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
** The Luminous Church in ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' could also count.



** Claudia Wolf in ''SilentHill 3'', to the point where she [[spoiler:murders Vincent, a fellow cult member,]] just for disagreeing with her.
** Before that the series had [[CompleteMonster Dahlia Gillespie]], who was so wholly devoted to the cause that she [[spoiler:turned her own daughter into an ApocalypseMaiden via a near-deadly ritual and left her trapped in an endless nightmare of physical and psychological pain for ''seven years'' afterwards, all for the sole purpose of strengthening said daughter's inner hate so she could birth God and whisk them all away to Paradise.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'': The Covenant is full of these, though some of its leadership has been portrayed as more opportunist than fundamentalist.
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'':
** The Church of Unitology seems to run on fanaticism, but the best in-game example is the insane, homicidally devout Dr Challus Mercer.
** Subverted in his former fellow-believer Dr Terrance Kyne, who starts out that way but has just about reasoned himself out of his zealotry in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence by the time the player meets him.

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** Claudia Wolf in ''SilentHill 3'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', to the point where she [[spoiler:murders Vincent, a fellow cult member,]] just for disagreeing with her.
** Before that the series had [[CompleteMonster Dahlia Gillespie]], Gillespie, who was so wholly devoted to the cause that she [[spoiler:turned her own daughter into an ApocalypseMaiden via a near-deadly ritual and left her trapped in an endless nightmare of physical and psychological pain for ''seven years'' afterwards, all for the sole purpose of strengthening said daughter's inner hate so she could birth God and whisk them all away to Paradise.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'': The Covenant is full of these, though some of its leadership has been portrayed as more opportunist than fundamentalist.
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'':
** The Church of Unitology seems to run on fanaticism, but the best in-game example is the insane, homicidally devout Dr Challus Mercer.
** Subverted in his former fellow-believer Dr Terrance Kyne, who starts out that way but has just about reasoned himself out of his zealotry in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence by the time the player meets him.
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* The Qunari of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are fundamentalists by definition. Only those who dogmatically follow the Qun are actally called Qunari. If they deviate from the demands of the Qun then they are declared Tal-Vashoth instead. Interestingly, anyone who is not of the Qunari race (i.e., the Kossith) can still become Qunari by following the Qun. The Qunari don't discriminate based on race, only beliefs and magic. Anyone who doesn't follow the Qun is simply ''bas'' ("thing").
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** The Protoss are rife with these. In the first game, the Khalai Protoss seem to consist mostly of these until [[BreakTheHaughty their homeworld is devastated]] by the Zerg Swarm. Even after they are accepted by the Dark Templar who they had exiled centuries before, many of the more fanatical Khalai still despise them, going as far as to start another war with them. Granted, [[StrawmanHasAPoint Aldaris was right]] about the Dark Templar Matriarch being under [[ManipulativeBitch Kerrigan's]] MindControl, [[PoorCommunicationKills but if he had actually said something to the others rather than babbling like a zealot]], the Protoss could have prevented everything that happened in Brood War.
** The sequel introduces the Tal'Darim Protoss, an even more fanatical sect of their race.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma are a non-religious example. They even regularly chant "we are right, everyone else is wrong!". Explored in that their actual goals are pretty noble (even the protagonists acknowledge this), but their arrogant denial of everyone else's views makes them come off as villainous anyway. (also Lampshaded). [[spoiler:It ultimately turns out the BigBad who made the organization doesn't believe in its goals at all and just wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]

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* The Qunari of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are fundamentalists by definition. Only those who dogmatically follow the Qun are actally called Qunari. If they deviate from the demands of the Qun then they are declared Tal-Vashoth instead. Interestingly, anyone who is not of the Qunari race (i.e., the Kossith) can still become Qunari by following the Qun. The Qunari don't discriminate based on race, only beliefs and magic. Anyone who doesn't follow the Qun is simply ''bas'' ("thing").
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
''Franchise/StarCraft'':
** The Protoss are rife with these. In [[VideoGame/StarCraftI the first game, game]], the Khalai Protoss seem to consist mostly of these until [[BreakTheHaughty their homeworld is devastated]] by the Zerg Swarm. Even after they are accepted by the Dark Templar who they had exiled centuries before, many of the more fanatical Khalai still despise them, going as far as to start another war with them. Granted, [[StrawmanHasAPoint Aldaris was right]] about the Dark Templar Matriarch being under [[ManipulativeBitch Kerrigan's]] MindControl, [[PoorCommunicationKills but if he had actually said something to the others rather than babbling like a zealot]], the Protoss could have prevented everything that happened in Brood War.
** The sequel ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' introduces the Tal'Darim Protoss, an even more fanatical sect of their race.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma are a non-religious example. They even regularly chant "we are right, everyone else is wrong!". Explored in that their actual goals are pretty noble (even the protagonists acknowledge this), but their arrogant denial of everyone else's views makes them come off as villainous anyway. (also Lampshaded). [[spoiler:It ultimately turns out the BigBad who made the organization doesn't believe in its goals at all and just wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
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* Sam from ''Webcomic/MenInHats''.[[KnightTemplar Miko Miyazaki]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' fame plays this to a T. She refuses to believe any form of morality besides that which she has predetermined, putting her into conflict with the main cast, despite them fighting the same villain. {{Justified|Trope}}, as the creators wanted to show through her how [[LawfulStupid NOT to play a]] {{paladin}}.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s Penny. [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1288 Here]], because it's important to cite your sources.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** America, particularly when it comes to his opinions on homosexuality. He'd be more effective if a) his sister wasn't pro-gay rights (and a {{shipp|ing}}er), b) Sweden (the target of his ranting) actually knew what God was, and c) he didn't think gays were flamingos. (Then again, Sister America thinks they're penguins.)
** The Faroe Islands also has shades of this. A pity he was just as turned on by Denmark/Netherlands as Sister Japan was.



* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'':
-->'''Sweet Bro:''' No you dumb homo tool, your '''''PRAYING WRONG'''''.



* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' pokes fun of the fandom variation in [[http://xkcd.com/915/ this strip]].



* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** America, particularly when it comes to his opinions on homosexuality. He'd be more effective if a) his sister wasn't pro-gay rights (and a {{shipp|ing}}er), b) Sweden (the target of his ranting) actually knew what God was, and c) he didn't think gays were flamingos. (Then again, Sister America thinks they're penguins.)
** The Faroe Islands also has shades of this. A pity he was just as turned on by Denmark/Netherlands as Sister Japan was.
* [[KnightTemplar Miko Miyazaki]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' fame plays this to a T. She refuses to believe any form of morality besides that which she has predetermined, putting her into conflict with the main cast, despite them fighting the same villain. {{Justified|Trope}}, as the creators wanted to show through her how [[LawfulStupid NOT to play a]] {{paladin}}.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' pokes fun of the fandom variation in [[http://xkcd.com/915/ this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'':
-->'''Sweet Bro:''' No you dumb homo tool, your '''''PRAYING WRONG'''''.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s Penny. [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1288 Here]], because it's important to cite your sources.



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* Dolly in ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' turns out to be like this, but just when it comes to Christmas.



* TheFundamentalist is the name of a super villian that was used in flash animation of the MC Hawking song "What we need more of is Science." He speaks just like a Televangelist and [[HypocriticalHumor creates a ray-gun to turn scientists into actual sheep]] only to be defeated by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jt7zJzkNQ Unique powers and skills of]] [[PaperThinDisguise Dr. Astro.]]
* Dolly in ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' turns out to be like this, but just when it comes to Christmas.

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* TheFundamentalist The Fundamentalist is the name of a super villian that was used in flash animation of the MC Hawking song "What we need more of is Science." He speaks just like a Televangelist and [[HypocriticalHumor creates a ray-gun to turn scientists into actual sheep]] only to be defeated by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jt7zJzkNQ Unique powers and skills of]] [[PaperThinDisguise Dr. Astro.]]
* Dolly in ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' turns out to be like this, but just when it comes to Christmas.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[TropeNamer Ned Flanders]] due to {{Flanderization}}. Which is a shame, because he used to have sort of a cult (pun unintended) fanbase among religious viewers for representing everything potentially ''good'' about Christians (nice to a fault, accepts everyone, strong family values, etc.), even if it was taken to a humorous degree. In more recent (read: [[LongRunners at least 15]]) seasons the writers have just used him as a [[StrawPolitical strawman]] for MoralGuardians. ''[[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter sigh]]''
** Averted in {{the movie}}, where he's shown as a more fatherly figure and seems to fully revert to his season 1 kindness (and then some).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[TropeNamer
Judge Claude Frollo from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.'' Even being a classic case of KnightTemplar, the things he does casts his "good intentions" as being sham and hollow.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
Ned Flanders]] Flanders due to {{Flanderization}}. Which is a shame, because he used to have sort of a cult (pun unintended) fanbase among religious viewers for representing everything potentially ''good'' about Christians (nice to a fault, accepts everyone, strong family values, etc.), even if it was taken to a humorous degree. In more recent (read: [[LongRunners at least 15]]) seasons the writers have just used him as a [[StrawPolitical strawman]] {{straw|Political}}man for MoralGuardians. ''[[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter sigh]]''
** Averted
However, averted in {{the movie}}, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', where he's shown as a more fatherly figure and seems to fully revert to his season 1 kindness (and then some).



* [[CompleteMonster Judge Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.'' Even being a classic case of KnightTemplar, the things he does casts his "good intentions" as being sham and hollow.
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* In the English GagDub of ''GhostStories'', Momoko is a fundamentalist Christian. At times she objects to the magic used to defeat the ghosts, but most of the time she mentally translates "ghost" to "demon" so it's okay, and she insists that her own channeling powers were a gift from God as a result of her conversion.
* [[KnightTemplar Alexander Anderson]] from ''{{Hellsing}}'' is a good example. He is a Vatican priest who works for the Iscariot branch; his job is to kill vampires and other unholy creatures. Alexander compulsively quotes lines from the Holy Bible when he speaks, especially when facing whom he believes to be a heretic or monster that must be slain. He also has an extreme dislike for Protestants (no surprises there), going so far as to call Sir Integra "Babylon" in reference to "The Whore of Babylon". As bad as he is, he has honor which transcends it. [[SinisterMinister Father Enrico Maxwell]], however, is WORSE.
* Scar in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' tries to pass off his murderous revenge against state alchemists as this, saying that their alchemy is an affront to his god Ishval. [[SubvertedTrope However]], Ed later points out that Scar is deceiving everyone with this excuse, including himself; his real motive is nothing more than simple revenge for the Ishvallan War of Extermination. [[spoiler:After this, Scar starts his transformation into TheAtoner, fully admitting the crimes he's committed without using his religion as an excuse.]]
** It helps that his old master (presumably the guy who trained him as a priest) survived the genocide and when Scar runs into him, he takes the Ishvala Is Love approach--or more like, the Revenge Helps Nothing approach. This is one of the few instances of religion having a positive impact in the setting.

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* In the English GagDub of ''GhostStories'', ''Anime/GhostStories'', Momoko is a fundamentalist Christian. At times she objects to the magic used to defeat the ghosts, but most of the time she mentally translates "ghost" to "demon" so it's okay, and she insists that her own channeling powers were a gift from God as a result of her conversion.
* [[KnightTemplar Alexander Anderson]] from ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is a good example. He is a Vatican priest who works for the Iscariot branch; his job is to kill vampires and other unholy creatures. Alexander compulsively quotes lines from the Holy Bible when he speaks, especially when facing whom he believes to be a heretic or monster that must be slain. He also has an extreme dislike for Protestants (no surprises there), Protestants, going so far as to call Sir Integra "Babylon" in reference to "The Whore of Babylon". As bad as he is, can be, he has honor which transcends it. [[SinisterMinister Father Enrico Maxwell]], however, is WORSE.
''much'' worse.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
**
Scar in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' tries to pass off his murderous revenge against state alchemists as this, saying that their alchemy is an affront to his god Ishval. [[SubvertedTrope However]], Ed later points out that Scar is deceiving everyone with this excuse, including himself; his real motive is nothing more than simple revenge for the Ishvallan War of Extermination. [[spoiler:After this, Scar starts his transformation into TheAtoner, fully admitting the crimes he's committed without using his religion as an excuse.]]
**
]] It helps that his old master (presumably the guy who trained him as a priest) survived the genocide and when Scar runs into him, he takes the Ishvala Is Love approach--or more like, the Revenge Helps Nothing approach. This is one of the few instances of religion having a positive impact in the setting.



* Bishop Mozgus from the "Tower of Conviction" arc in ''{{Berserk}}'' takes this trope to the most nightmarishly horrifying logical conclusion imaginable, having tortured to death uncounted thousands of "heretics" (which, to him, includes such miscreants as peasants desperately begging for food for their starving children when that food was supposed to go to churchmen and church-affiliated knights, who most definitely are ''not'' starving).

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* Bishop Mozgus from the "Tower of Conviction" arc in ''{{Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' takes this trope to the most nightmarishly horrifying logical conclusion imaginable, having tortured to death uncounted thousands of "heretics" (which, to him, includes such miscreants as peasants desperately begging for food for their starving children when that food was supposed to go to churchmen and church-affiliated knights, who most definitely are ''not'' starving).



* The Surgeon General from ''GiveMeLiberty''.



* Pretty much everyone in the MarvelUniverse (and that's a lot of people) who believes superheroes, especially mutants and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, are evil [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer no matter how many times they have saved the planet]]. J. Jonah Jameson cannot admit that {{Spiderman}} is anything other than a menace even though he has saved Jameson's life dozens of times. Various reasons have been given over the years as to why this belief is stuck in an otherwise good journalist's head (who caught flak several times in-universe for being in favor of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} mutant rights]], among other things). The anti-Spiderman rant sells papers. If Spiderman were to be captured, tried, and imprisoned, the ''Daily Bugle'' would fold as soon as the judge sentenced him. Jameson is a muckraker; he's only doing it to boost circulation.

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%% * The Surgeon General from ''Comicbook/GiveMeLiberty''.
* ''Creator/MarvelComics'':
**
Pretty much everyone in the MarvelUniverse (and that's a lot of people) who believes superheroes, especially mutants and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, are evil [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer no matter how many times they have saved the planet]]. planet]].
**
J. Jonah Jameson cannot admit that {{Spiderman}} ComicBook/{{Spiderman}} is anything other than a menace even though he has saved Jameson's life dozens of times. Various reasons have been given over the years as to why this belief is stuck in an otherwise good journalist's head (who head, who caught flak several times in-universe for being in favor of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} mutant rights]], among other things). things: The anti-Spiderman rant sells papers. If papers; if Spiderman were to be captured, tried, and imprisoned, the ''Daily Bugle'' would fold as soon as the judge sentenced him. him; Jameson is a muckraker; he's only doing it to boost circulation.



* Nute Gunray from the prequel trilogy era of ''StarWars'', though he is a political ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive and economical]]) example of this. Not religious.
* Marianne Bryant in ''EasyA'', who is the head of a group of religious conservative students. Before setting her sights on Olive, who she (and everyone else) believes has had premarital sex, Marianne petitioned to have the school football team to be renamed to Woodchucks from Devils. Apparently, she picked up the trait from her father, a priest. Interestingly, both Marianne's boyfriend Micah and her father end up being hypocrites. Micah ends up with an STD he picked up from the guidance counselor, a married woman. Marianne's father is watching Olive's webcast, expecting her to have live sex on camera, and is disappointed when she doesn't.
** Marianne's father is adamant about his own beliefs and doesn't recognize others, as evidenced by his constant corrections of Olive's hypothetical question about Hell. As far as he's concerned, Hell is a real place, and there's nothing hypothetical about it.

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* Nute Gunray from the prequel trilogy era of ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', though he is a political ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive and economical]]) example of this. Not example, rather than religious.
* ''Film/EasyA'':
**
Marianne Bryant in ''EasyA'', Bryant, who is the head of a group of religious conservative students. Before setting her sights on Olive, who she (and everyone else) believes has had premarital sex, Marianne petitioned to have the school football team to be renamed to Woodchucks from Devils. Apparently, she picked up the trait from her father, a priest. Interestingly, both Marianne's boyfriend Micah and her father end up being hypocrites. Micah ends up with an STD he picked up from the guidance counselor, a married woman. Marianne's father is watching Olive's webcast, expecting her to have live sex on camera, and is disappointed when she doesn't.\n
** Marianne's father is adamant about his own beliefs and doesn't recognize others, as evidenced by his constant corrections of Olive's hypothetical question about Hell. As far as he's concerned, Hell is a real place, and there's nothing hypothetical about it. He's a hypocrite as well; he's watching Olive's webcast, expecting her to have live sex on camera, and is disappointed when she doesn't.
** Marianne's hardliner boyfriend Micah ends up with an STD he picked up from the guidance counselor, a married woman.



* The Christians from the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. Not only do they engage in selfishness, pettiness, and condescension to anyone who doesn't agree with them. That sort of behavior is expected from the bad guys, the followers of TheAntiChrist, but these are [[DesignatedHero supposed]] [[WhatTheHellHero to be the heroes]] and the audience is supposed to be on ''their'' side.
* Patriarch Ortzel from ''TheElenium'' starts out like this (albeit a moderately sympathetic version, because he may be a stern unyielding fanatic who wants the Church Knights to give up magic, but at least he isn't [[FaithHeelTurn Annias, Primate of Cimmura]]). By the sequel series, ''The Tamuli'', Eddings provides a bit of CharacterDevelopment.
** Less sympathetic is the Bear-Cult in the ''{{Belgariad}}'' universe, a group of raging, racist fanatics with a "conversion by sword" mentality and [[HeManWomanHater a misogynist streak a mile wide]].
* Creator/TerryPratchett parodies the concept of fundamentalism with the Omnians, who cling to their monotheistic beliefs despite being ''demonstrably'' wrong. The majority of them are depicted as basically nice people, however, just irritatingly overzealous at times.
** Except in ''Small Gods''; that book is how they got past the old fire and brimstone style of fundamentalism.
** An interesting twist is that virtually none of them actually believe in the Great God Om, rather they believe that they don't want to be tortured by the Quisition for expressing their unbelief.

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* The Christians from the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. Not only do they They engage in selfishness, pettiness, and condescension to anyone who doesn't agree with them. That sort of behavior is expected from the bad guys, the followers of TheAntiChrist, but these are [[DesignatedHero supposed]] [[WhatTheHellHero to be the heroes]] and the audience is supposed to be on ''their'' side.
* Patriarch Ortzel from ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' starts out like this (albeit a moderately sympathetic version, because he may be a stern unyielding fanatic who wants the Church Knights to give up magic, but at least he isn't [[FaithHeelTurn Annias, Primate of Cimmura]]). By the sequel series, ''The Tamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Eddings provides a bit of CharacterDevelopment.
** * Less sympathetic is the Bear-Cult in the ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' universe, a group of raging, racist fanatics with a "conversion by sword" mentality and [[HeManWomanHater a misogynist streak a mile wide]].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
Creator/TerryPratchett parodies the concept of fundamentalism with the Omnians, who cling to their monotheistic beliefs despite being ''demonstrably'' wrong. The majority of them are depicted as basically nice people, however, just irritatingly overzealous at times.
** Except in ''Small Gods''; that book ''Discworld/SmallGods'' is the story of how they got past the old fire and brimstone style of fundamentalism.
**
fundamentalism. An interesting twist is that virtually none of them the people shown in ''Small Gods'' actually believe in the Great God Om, rather they believe that they don't want to be tortured by the Quisition for expressing their unbelief.



* Margaret White, the mother of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' in both the book and the film.
** More Creator/StephenKing examples are Mrs. Carmody from ''The Mist'', Sunlight Gardener from ''TheTalisman'', Vera Smith from ''Literature/TheDeadZone'' (though she's not nearly as malevolent as the others), the unnamed Bible-Thumper from ''Cell'', and Jim Rennie and Lester Coggins from ''Literature/UnderTheDome.'' King seems to enjoy this trope, actually...
** With the exception of [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]], all of the previously-mentioned characters are antagonists. [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]] turns out to be a RedHerring who dies after a HeelRealization.
* ''Literature/JaneEyre'' has St. John Rivers, and to a lesser degree, Eliza Reed.
* In one of the short stories Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote in the ''{{Riverworld}}'' series, JesusChrist and Tom Mix run across a territory controlled by an Inquisitor. The ultra-fundamentalist Inquisitor ends up ''burning Jesus Christ as an anti-Christian heretic''.
** Something similar happens in "The Grand Inquisitor," a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in Dostoievsky's ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The eponymous figure, representing a CorruptChurch, effectively tells Jesus Christ to His face that His teachings are no longer relevant to either the world in general or the Church in particular. Christ isn't condemned to death, but He doesn't seem to have much effect on the Inquisitor either.
* [[Literature/GoodOmens Sergeant Shadwell.]] He hates all Southerners, and, "by inference, [is] standing at the North Pole." Thinks Aziraphale is a Russian spy and Crowley, because he wears sunglasses, must be a member of the mafia. Also believes his landlords, the Rajits, practice voodoo, and frequently condemns his neighbor across the hall, who performs seances and entertains gentleman callers as a "Painted Jezebel" or "Whore of Babylon." [[CaptainObvious He also hates witches.]] And Go- Sa- ''Somebody'' help you if he suspects you don't have [[ItMakesSenseInContext the correct number of nipples.]]
* Rather common in Creator/VCAndrews works. Most famous is the Grandmother, Olivia Foxworth in ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic''.
* The Masadans in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' are basically like Wahabbists with a different paint job. The way they treat women doesn't bear thinking on, and they considered the New Testament heretical. They're the {{Evil Counterpart}}s to the Graysons, who were fundamentalists in their own right (though not as bad as Masada), but the Graysons have eased away from this after signing up with the Manticoran Alliance for the most part.
* ''Crusade'', the second of DavidWeber's {{Starfire}} books, featured religious zealots who worshipped the Terran Empire as gods, and denounced the Khanate of Orion as devils. Within their society, religious doubt was absolutely not tolerated.
* The Children of the Light in RobertJordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series.
* Nathan from ''Literature/ThePoisonwoodBible'', combined with TheMissionary and a hearty dose of {{Jerkass}}.
* ''InDeath'': The murderer in ''Vengeance In Death'' is definitely this. Eve even refers to him as a Bible-thumper close to the end of the book.
* In ''Literature/TimeScout'', downtimer terrorists ''Ansar Majlis'' and their uptime recruiters.
* [[OutboundFlight Jorus C'baoth]] is a Jedi version of this. Very few of his fellow Jedi get along with him as a result, and the only one who can really knock sense into him is [[OldMaster Yoda]].
* The novel ''Towing Jehovah'' revolves around the discovery of god's body, and a group of atheist fundamentalist extremists attempting to destroy the body to get rid of any evidence of his existence.

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* ''Creator/StephenKing'':
**
Margaret White, the mother of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' in both the book and the film.
** More Creator/StephenKing examples are Mrs. Carmody from ''The Mist'', Sunlight Gardener from ''TheTalisman'', Vera Smith from ''Literature/TheDeadZone'' (though she's not nearly as malevolent as the others), the unnamed Bible-Thumper from ''Cell'', and Jim Rennie and Lester Coggins from ''Literature/UnderTheDome.'' King seems to enjoy this trope, actually...
** With the exception of [[spoiler:Lester Coggins]], all of the previously-mentioned characters are antagonists.
[[spoiler:Lester Coggins]] turns out to be a RedHerring who [[spoiler:who dies after a HeelRealization.
* ''Literature/JaneEyre'' has St. John Rivers, and to a lesser degree, Eliza Reed.
HeelRealization]].
%% ** Mrs. Carmody from ''Literature/TheMist''
%% ** Sunlight Gardener from ''Literature/TheTalisman''
%% ** Thumper from ''Literature/{{Cell}}''
* In one of the short stories Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote in the ''{{Riverworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' series, JesusChrist and Tom Mix run across a territory controlled by an Inquisitor. The ultra-fundamentalist Inquisitor ends up ''burning Jesus Christ as an anti-Christian heretic''.
** * Something similar happens in "The Grand Inquisitor," a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in Dostoievsky's ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The eponymous figure, representing a CorruptChurch, effectively tells Jesus Christ to His face that His teachings are no longer relevant to either the world in general or the Church in particular. Christ isn't condemned to death, but He doesn't seem to have much effect on the Inquisitor either.
* [[Literature/GoodOmens ''Literature/GoodOmens'': Sergeant Shadwell.]] He Shadwell hates all Southerners, and, "by inference, [is] standing at the North Pole." Thinks Aziraphale is a Russian spy and Crowley, because he wears sunglasses, must be a member of the mafia. Also believes his landlords, the Rajits, practice voodoo, and frequently condemns his neighbor across the hall, who performs seances and entertains gentleman callers as a "Painted Jezebel" or "Whore of Babylon." [[CaptainObvious He also hates witches.]] And Go- Sa- ''Somebody'' help you if he suspects you don't have [[ItMakesSenseInContext the correct number of nipples.]]
* Rather common in Creator/VCAndrews works. Most famous is the Grandmother, Olivia Foxworth in ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic''.
* The Masadans in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' are basically like Wahabbists with a different paint job. The way they treat women doesn't bear thinking on, and they considered the New Testament heretical. They're the {{Evil Counterpart}}s to the Graysons, who were fundamentalists in their own right (though not as bad as Masada), but the Graysons have eased away from this after signing up with the Manticoran Alliance for the most part.
* ''Crusade'', the second of DavidWeber's {{Starfire}} ''TabletopGame/{{Starfire}}'' books, featured religious zealots who worshipped the Terran Empire as gods, and denounced the Khanate of Orion as devils. Within their society, religious doubt was absolutely not tolerated.
* The Children of the Light in RobertJordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series.
* Nathan from ''Literature/ThePoisonwoodBible'', combined with TheMissionary and a hearty dose of {{Jerkass}}.
* ''InDeath'':
''Literature/InDeath'': The murderer in ''Vengeance In Death'' is definitely this. Eve even refers to him as a Bible-thumper close to the end of the book.
* In ''Literature/TimeScout'', downtimer terrorists ''Ansar Majlis'' and their uptime recruiters.
* [[OutboundFlight
''Literature/OutboundFlight'': Jorus C'baoth]] C'baoth is a Jedi version of this. Very few of his fellow Jedi get along with him as a result, and the only one who can really knock sense into him is [[OldMaster Yoda]].
* The novel ''Towing Jehovah'' ''Literature/TowingJehovah'' revolves around the discovery of god's body, and a group of atheist fundamentalist extremists attempting to destroy the body to get rid of any evidence of his existence.



* Sheldon Cooper on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' applies this attitude to ''everything'', right down to people's favorite flavor of pudding: Raj is "axiomatically wrong" to prefer tapioca, because the best pudding is chocolate. Period. This attitude makes him a far, far worse scientist than he thinks, as he refuses to even consider any criticism of his methods or results. Sheldon's mother, by contrast, is a classic Christian fundamentalist at the opposite end of the spectrum.
** However, as opposed to most Christian versions of this trope, his mother is ''hardly'' a ranting lunatic and is ActuallyPrettyFunny.
-->Sheldon Cooper: I'm going to stay here in Texas, teaching evolution to creationists.
-->Mary: Watch your language, Sheldon. You know everyone is entitled to their opinion.
-->Sheldon Cooper: Evolution is not an opinion, it's a fact.
-->Mary: And that is your opinion.
* The hybrid Daleks at the end of the first series of the Series/DoctorWho relaunch. They've spent centuries listening to the rantings of the Dalek Emperor, who considers [[AGodAmI itself their God]] for bringing them back from the brink of extinction after the Last Great Time War. "DO NOT BLAS-PHEME!"
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': "It is the will of the [[AGodAmI Ori]] that we should spread [[PathOfInspiration Origin]] to all those blessed by their creation... [All] shall find the path to enlightenment... The power and the greatness of the Ori cannot be denied. Those who reject the path to enlightenment must be destroyed."
* Agent Nelson Van Alden from "BoardwalkEmpire" is this to a terrifying degree. Towards the end of the first season, he attempts to [[spoiler:convert a subordinate, who is Jewish (and also possibly get a confession of murder out of him; it's not quite clear) by 'baptizing' him repeatedly in a river, and ends up ''drowning'' the guy.]] WordOfGod says this was unintentional, but he sure doesn't seem too sorry.
** He also cheats on his wife, [[{{Hypocrite}} which is not very Christian]], although he does it while wearing a "WhatHaveIDone" expression.
* Shirley in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is a Christian fundamentalist who is shown early in the series forcing her beliefs on other members of her study group. Most attempts are rather mild, like mandating wearing "What Would Baby Jesus Do?" bracelets. However there are other instances hinted at that aren't so benign, like inviting Annie to a pool party which turned out to be an involuntary baptism.
** Later episodes have toned this down considerably, and ultimately Shirley is shown to have many good qualities that outweigh the bad.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
**
Sheldon Cooper on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' applies this attitude to ''everything'', right down to people's favorite flavor of pudding: Raj is "axiomatically wrong" to prefer tapioca, because the best pudding is chocolate. Period. This attitude makes him a far, far worse scientist than he thinks, as he refuses to even consider any criticism of his methods or results. Sheldon's mother, by contrast, is a classic Christian fundamentalist at the opposite end of the spectrum.\n** However, as opposed to most Christian versions of this trope, his mother is ''hardly'' a ranting lunatic and is ActuallyPrettyFunny.\n-->Sheldon Cooper: I'm going to stay here in Texas, teaching evolution to creationists.
-->Mary: ** Sheldon's mother, by contrast, is a classic Christian fundamentalist at the opposite end of the spectrum. However, as opposed to most Christian versions of this trope, his mother is ''hardly'' a ranting lunatic and is ActuallyPrettyFunny.
-->'''Sheldon:''' I'm going to stay here in Texas, teaching evolution to creationists.\\
'''Mary:'''
Watch your language, Sheldon. You know everyone is entitled to their opinion.\\
'''Sheldon:''' Evolution is not an opinion, it's a fact.\\
'''Mary:''' And that is your opinion.

-->Sheldon Cooper: Evolution is not an opinion, it's a fact.
-->Mary: And that is your opinion.
* The hybrid Daleks at the end of the first series of the Series/DoctorWho relaunch. They've spent centuries listening to the rantings of the Dalek Emperor, who considers [[AGodAmI itself their God]] for bringing them back from the brink of extinction after the Last Great Time War. "DO NOT BLAS-PHEME!"
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': "It is the will of the [[AGodAmI Ori]] that we should spread [[PathOfInspiration Origin]] to all those blessed by their creation... [All] shall find the path to enlightenment... The power and the greatness of the Ori cannot be denied. Those who reject the path to enlightenment must be destroyed."
* Agent Nelson Van Alden from "BoardwalkEmpire" "Series/BoardwalkEmpire" is this to a terrifying degree. Towards the end of the first season, he attempts to [[spoiler:convert a subordinate, who is Jewish (and also possibly get a confession of murder out of him; it's not quite clear) by 'baptizing' him repeatedly in a river, and ends up ''drowning'' the guy.]] WordOfGod says this was unintentional, but he sure doesn't seem too sorry.
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sorry. He also cheats on his wife, [[{{Hypocrite}} which is not very Christian]], although he does it while wearing a "WhatHaveIDone" expression.
* Shirley in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is a Christian fundamentalist who is shown early in the series forcing her beliefs on other members of her study group. Most attempts are rather mild, like mandating wearing "What Would Baby Jesus Do?" bracelets. However there There are other instances hinted at that aren't so benign, like inviting Annie to a pool party which turned out to be an involuntary baptism.
**
baptism. Later episodes have toned this down considerably, and ultimately Shirley is shown to have many good qualities that outweigh the bad.



* When he's a {{Heel}}, CM Punk is a {{Straight Edge|Evil}} fundamentalist: Have you ever taken drugs? Smoked a cigarette? Drunk alcohol? ''Doubled-up on a prescription medication''? If so, then he's '''[[CatchPhrase Better Than You]]'''. Given his feud with Jeff Hardy this leads to a FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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* When he's a {{Heel}}, CM Punk Wrestling/CMPunk is a {{Straight Edge|Evil}} fundamentalist: Have you ever taken drugs? Smoked a cigarette? Drunk alcohol? ''Doubled-up on a prescription medication''? If so, then he's '''[[CatchPhrase Better Than You]]'''. Given his feud with Jeff Hardy this leads to a FunnyAneurysmMoment.



* A ''lot'' of the human characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Presumably, some of the Chaos-worshipers too, but they're less about "proving you're wrong" and more about "tearing your head off and doing something obscene with the neck-stump".
** Of course, given the [[YourMindMakesItReal Your Emotions Make It Real]] and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve nature of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]] in that setting, willful ignorance and blind faith in [[CrystalDragonJesus The Emperor]] are something of a survival mechanism for humans in that universe.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
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A ''lot'' of the human characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. characters. Presumably, some of the Chaos-worshipers too, but they're less about "proving you're wrong" and more about "tearing your head off and doing something obscene with the neck-stump".
**
neck-stump". Of course, given the [[YourMindMakesItReal Your Emotions Make It Real]] and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve nature of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]] in that setting, willful ignorance and blind faith in [[CrystalDragonJesus The Emperor]] are something of a survival mechanism for humans in that universe.



* Sister Miriam Godwinson from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is a fundamentalist when it comes to religion and saving souls, and a ''subversion'' when it comes to technology. She appears to be an anti-tech fanatic, but she's actually calling for restraint, reason and ethics in a scientific field dominated by the [[ForScience amoral]] University. This is somewhat [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] in the novel ''Twilight of the Mind'' by Michael Ely: Miriam thinks that all technology is evil, unless, of course, the "righteous" use the same technology to enact God's will.

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* Sister Miriam Godwinson from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is a fundamentalist when it comes to religion and saving souls, and a ''subversion'' when it comes to technology. She appears to be an anti-tech fanatic, but she's actually calling for restraint, reason and ethics in a scientific field dominated by the [[ForScience amoral]] University. This is somewhat [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] {{flanderiz|ation}}ed in the novel ''Twilight of the Mind'' by Michael Ely: Miriam thinks that all technology is evil, unless, of course, the "righteous" use the same technology to enact God's will.



** The Church of Martel in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' Only in Tethe'alla, where it turns out that [[spoiler: the Pope wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the kingdom by manipulating the church AND his daughter.]]]] The Sylvaranti Priests are [[SaintlyChurch pretty cool guys]].
** Some members of the "Ethos" church in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''. Exceptions of course including player character [[KnightInShiningArmor Billy]] [[GunsAkimbo Lee Black]] and [[SinisterMinister Bishop]] [[TheMole Stone/Stein]].
** ''[[GodIsEvil God himself]]'' in ''{{Shin Megami Tensei II}}'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen games started to change after ''ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne'', when the series began to attract american fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.
** Several Yevonites in ''FinalFantasyX'' are revealed to be this, after you kill the BigBad (one of the church's leaders)... Said villain himself was [[UnwittingPawn just manipulating their loyalty]] [[spoiler:and continues to do so after he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
** The Luminous Church in ''LuminousArc'' could also count.
* Claudia Wolf in ''SilentHill 3'', to the point where she [[spoiler:murders Vincent, a fellow cult member,]] just for disagreeing with her.

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** The Church of Martel in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' Only in Tethe'alla, where it turns out that [[spoiler: the Pope wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the kingdom by manipulating the church AND his daughter.]]]] The Sylvaranti Priests are [[SaintlyChurch pretty cool guys]].
** Some members of the "Ethos" church in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''. Exceptions of course including player character [[KnightInShiningArmor Billy]] [[GunsAkimbo Lee Black]] and [[SinisterMinister Bishop]] [[TheMole Stone/Stein]].
** ''[[GodIsEvil God himself]]'' in ''{{Shin Megami Tensei II}}'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', although it could also be viewed as a case of WellIntentionedExtremist with an utter lack of human perspective. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', where [[GodIsGood He]] ''[[GodIsGood is]]'' [[GodIsGood good]], but there are {{Knight Templar}}s running around. His characterisation in MegaTen games started to change after ''ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne'', when the series began to attract american fans, likely as a result of religion being a much more touchy subject there. A shame, considering one of the underlying metathemes was that YVH's evil was due to something terribly wrong affecting Creation; what it is or was supposed to be will likely be never resolved.
** Several Yevonites in ''FinalFantasyX'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are revealed to be this, after you kill the BigBad (one of the church's leaders)... Said villain himself was [[UnwittingPawn just manipulating their loyalty]] [[spoiler:and continues to do so after he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
** The Luminous Church in ''LuminousArc'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' could also count.
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'':
**
Claudia Wolf in ''SilentHill 3'', to the point where she [[spoiler:murders Vincent, a fellow cult member,]] just for disagreeing with her.



* [[{{Halo}} The Covenant]] is full of these, though some of its leadership has been portrayed as more opportunist than fundamentalist.
* The Church of Unitology in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' seems to run on fanaticism, but the best in-game example is the insane, homicidally devout Dr Challus Mercer. Subverted in his former fellow-believer Dr Terrance Kyne, who starts out that way but has just about reasoned himself out of his zealotry in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence by the time the player meets him.
* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Zealot races]] in {{Spore}}.
* Isabella of Spain in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''. Most leaders get offended when you don't share their religion; Isabella gets pissed at a ''much'' faster rate, and is quite likely to wage a holy war if you don't actively placate her.
--> ''We are upset that you have fallen under the sway of a heathen religion!''
* The Qunari of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are fundamentalists by definition. Only those who dogmatically follow the Qun are actally called Qunari. If they deviate from the demands of the Qun then they are declared Tal-Vashoth instead.
** Interestingly, anyone who is not of the Qunari race (i.e., the Kossith) can still become Qunari by following the Qun. The Qunari don't discriminate based on race, only beliefs and magic. Anyone who doesn't follow the Qun is simply ''bas'' ("thing").
* [[StarCraft The Protoss]] are rife with these. In the first game, the Khalai Protoss seem to consist mostly of these until [[BreakTheHaughty their homeworld is devastated]] by the Zerg Swarm. Even after they are accepted by the Dark Templar who they had exiled centuries before, many of the more fanatical Khalai still despise them, going as far as to start another war with them. Granted, [[StrawmanHasAPoint Aldaris was right]] about the Dark Templar Matriarch being under [[ManipulativeBitch Kerrigan's]] MindControl, [[PoorCommunicationKills but if he had actually said something to the others rather than babbling like a zealot]], the protoss could have prevented everything that happened in Brood War.
** And the sequel gives us the Tal'Darim protoss, an even more fanatical sect of their race.
* [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Team Plasma]] are a non-religious example. They even regularly chant "we are right, everyone else is wrong!". Explored in that their actual goals are pretty noble (even the protagonists acknowledge this), but their arrogant denial of everyone else's views makes them come off as villainous anyway. (also Lampshaded). [[spoiler: It ultimately turns out the BigBad who made the organization doesn't believe in its goals at all and just wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* Swat4 gives up the ''Children of Taronne'', do they ever count. Your SWAT team has to bring in this cult who have bombs that will blow up half the city, and cultists have no regard whether their gunfire will set them off. There's insane writing everywhere, cultist material, children's rooms but no children. Even your teammates get freaked out at the religious babbling. Then you get to the basement. The cult had dug up the basement ''and buried their murdered children in graves,'' in preparation for the holocaust the cult believes in. [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4kb9x_swat-4-children-of-taronne-tenement_videogames Watch it here if you dare]], a few {{Lets Play}}s of this level had actually caused HeroicBSOD.

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* [[{{Halo}} ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'': The Covenant]] Covenant is full of these, though some of its leadership has been portrayed as more opportunist than fundamentalist.
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'':
**
The Church of Unitology in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' seems to run on fanaticism, but the best in-game example is the insane, homicidally devout Dr Challus Mercer. Mercer.
**
Subverted in his former fellow-believer Dr Terrance Kyne, who starts out that way but has just about reasoned himself out of his zealotry in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence by the time the player meets him.
* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Zealot races]] in {{Spore}}.
* Isabella of Spain in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''. Most leaders get offended when you don't share their religion; Isabella gets pissed at a ''much'' faster rate, and is quite likely to wage a holy war if you don't actively placate her.
--> ''We are upset that you have fallen under the sway of a heathen religion!''
''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''.
* The Qunari of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are fundamentalists by definition. Only those who dogmatically follow the Qun are actally called Qunari. If they deviate from the demands of the Qun then they are declared Tal-Vashoth instead.
**
instead. Interestingly, anyone who is not of the Qunari race (i.e., the Kossith) can still become Qunari by following the Qun. The Qunari don't discriminate based on race, only beliefs and magic. Anyone who doesn't follow the Qun is simply ''bas'' ("thing").
* [[StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
**
The Protoss]] Protoss are rife with these. In the first game, the Khalai Protoss seem to consist mostly of these until [[BreakTheHaughty their homeworld is devastated]] by the Zerg Swarm. Even after they are accepted by the Dark Templar who they had exiled centuries before, many of the more fanatical Khalai still despise them, going as far as to start another war with them. Granted, [[StrawmanHasAPoint Aldaris was right]] about the Dark Templar Matriarch being under [[ManipulativeBitch Kerrigan's]] MindControl, [[PoorCommunicationKills but if he had actually said something to the others rather than babbling like a zealot]], the protoss Protoss could have prevented everything that happened in Brood War.
** And the The sequel gives us introduces the Tal'Darim protoss, Protoss, an even more fanatical sect of their race.
* [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma]] Plasma are a non-religious example. They even regularly chant "we are right, everyone else is wrong!". Explored in that their actual goals are pretty noble (even the protagonists acknowledge this), but their arrogant denial of everyone else's views makes them come off as villainous anyway. (also Lampshaded). [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ultimately turns out the BigBad who made the organization doesn't believe in its goals at all and just wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* Swat4 gives up the ''VideoGame/SWAT4'': The ''Children of Taronne'', do they ever count. Taronne''. Your SWAT team has to bring in this cult who have bombs that will blow up half the city, and the cultists have no regard whether their gunfire will set them off. There's insane writing everywhere, cultist material, children's rooms but no children. Even your teammates get freaked out at the religious babbling. Then you get to the basement. The cult had dug up the basement ''and [[spoiler:''and buried their murdered children in graves,'' graves,']]' in preparation for the holocaust the cult believes in. [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4kb9x_swat-4-children-of-taronne-tenement_videogames Watch it here if you dare]], a few {{Lets Play}}s of this level had actually caused HeroicBSOD.



* Sam from ''MenInHats''.
* Charlotte from ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie''.
** Though she's changed since developing an interest in the only black - as well as Muslim - student at the school. [[spoiler:As well as in the aftermath of having fallen afoul of the machinations of the one cast member who is truly, unrepentently, sociopathically evil.]]
* Seymore and Lil Evil from ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', for Christianity and Satanism, respectively. Especially {{anvilicious}} in the case of the former, portrayed as a robed stick-figure with a fake wire halo. Frequently in his mania for collecting all things Jesus-related he often fails to notice that [[PalsWithJesus Jesus is standing right there]]. Like the other characters, he also has a feudal incarnation as a Buddhist Monk, generally retaining all his other characteristics. Surprisingly, this is occasionally subverted when Seymore does something genuinely kind and compassionate.
** And it's quite clear their respective deities can't stand their fundamentalist cheerleaders.
** Anything vaguely kind Seymore has ever done has gone right out the window after he TookALevelInJerkAss in Bad Behavior.
* Pretty much everyone who isn't an ally and/or lover of the main character in ''WarMage''. The only ones who aren't are the ones that go the extra mile to KnightTemplar.

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%% * Sam from ''MenInHats''.
''Webcomic/MenInHats''.
* Charlotte from ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie''.
**
''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie''. Though she's changed since developing an interest in the only black - as well as Muslim - student at the school. [[spoiler:As well as in the aftermath of having fallen afoul of the machinations of the one cast member who is truly, unrepentently, sociopathically evil.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': Seymore and Lil Evil from ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Evil, for Christianity and Satanism, respectively. It's quite clear their respective deities can't stand their fundamentalist cheerleaders. Especially {{anvilicious}} anvilicious in the case of the former, portrayed as a robed stick-figure with a fake wire halo. Frequently in his mania for collecting all things Jesus-related he often fails to notice that [[PalsWithJesus Jesus is standing right there]]. Like the other characters, he also has a feudal incarnation as a Buddhist Monk, generally retaining all his other characteristics. Surprisingly, this is occasionally subverted when Seymore does something genuinely kind and compassionate.
** And it's quite clear their respective deities can't stand their fundamentalist cheerleaders.
** Anything
compassionate. Although anything vaguely kind Seymore has ever done has gone right out the window after he TookALevelInJerkAss in Bad Behavior.
* Pretty much everyone who isn't an ally and/or lover of the main character in ''WarMage''.''Webcomic/WarMage''. The only ones who aren't are the ones that go the extra mile to KnightTemplar.



* America in ''ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' is this, particularly when it comes to his opinions on homosexuality. He'd be more effective if a)his sister wasn't pro-gay rights (and a [[{{shipping}} shipper]]), b) Sweden (the target of his ranting) actually knew what God was, and c) he didn't think gays were flamingos. (Then again, Sister America thinks they're penguins.)

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* America in ''ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' is this, ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** America,
particularly when it comes to his opinions on homosexuality. He'd be more effective if a)his a) his sister wasn't pro-gay rights (and a [[{{shipping}} shipper]]), {{shipp|ing}}er), b) Sweden (the target of his ranting) actually knew what God was, and c) he didn't think gays were flamingos. (Then again, Sister America thinks they're penguins.)



* [[KnightTemplar Miko Miyazaki]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' fame plays this to a T. She refuses to believe any form of morality besides that which she has predetermined, putting her into conflict with the main cast, despite them fighting the same villain. [[JustifiedTrope Justified,]] as the creators wanted to show through her how [[LawfulStupid NOT to play a]] {{paladin}}.

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* [[KnightTemplar Miko Miyazaki]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' fame plays this to a T. She refuses to believe any form of morality besides that which she has predetermined, putting her into conflict with the main cast, despite them fighting the same villain. [[JustifiedTrope Justified,]] {{Justified|Trope}}, as the creators wanted to show through her how [[LawfulStupid NOT to play a]] {{paladin}}.



* Rachel Gettys of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 is your standard Christian fundamentalist along with showing RichBitch traits. She spends a good amount of time on the island hallucinating "visions from God" and trying to convert people. Disagree with her and she'll bash your head in.

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* Rachel Gettys of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 is your standard Christian fundamentalist along with showing RichBitch traits. She spends a good amount of time on the island hallucinating "visions from God" and trying to convert people. Disagree with her and she'll bash your head in.



* [[TropeNamer Ned Flanders]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' due to {{Flanderization}}. Which is a shame, because he used to have sort of a cult (pun unintended) fanbase among religious viewers for representing everything potentially ''good'' about Christians (nice to a fault, accepts everyone, strong family values, etc.), even if it was taken to a humorous degree. In more recent (read: [[LongRunners at least 15]]) seasons the writers have just used him as a [[StrawPolitical strawman]] for MoralGuardians. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter *sigh*]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
[[TropeNamer Ned Flanders]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' due to {{Flanderization}}. Which is a shame, because he used to have sort of a cult (pun unintended) fanbase among religious viewers for representing everything potentially ''good'' about Christians (nice to a fault, accepts everyone, strong family values, etc.), even if it was taken to a humorous degree. In more recent (read: [[LongRunners at least 15]]) seasons the writers have just used him as a [[StrawPolitical strawman]] for MoralGuardians. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter *sigh*]]''[[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter sigh]]''



* [[CompleteMonster Judge Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' inverts and parodies this trope and gives us the rare fundamentalist [[spoiler:agnostic]] family, The Weatherheads.

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* [[CompleteMonster Judge Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The show
inverts and parodies this trope and gives us the rare fundamentalist [[spoiler:agnostic]] family, The Weatherheads.


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* [[CompleteMonster Judge Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame.'' Even being a classic case of KnightTemplar, the things he does casts his "good intentions" as being sham and hollow.
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