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18th May '16 1:23:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nicholas Harpole in ''[[TheCompanyNovels In The Garden of Iden]]''.

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* Nicholas Harpole in ''[[TheCompanyNovels ''[[Literature/TheCompanyNovels In The Garden of Iden]]''.
1st May '16 11:19:50 PM Arutema
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* Before ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the end of the Great War between the Empire of Tamriel and the Aldmeri Dominion saw the Dominion force the Empire to ban the worship of Talos, as the xenophobic and elven-supremacist Thalmor utterly refuse to recognize the ascension of a man into the ranks of the other Eight Divines. This has the effect of making all those who still worship Talos heretics in the eyes of the Thalmor, who arrest or summarily execute Talos worshipers they come across depending on their mood.
** Back in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the Dissident Priests were heretics to the Tribunal Temple, disputing several points of dogma (though this appears to have been partly a response to being persecuted for questioning Temple ''policy'', which isn't exactly heresy even if the Temple called it that). The Tribunal Temple also persecutes the Nerevarine Cult as heretics (technically they are, just not really of the Temple, seeing as they developed in parallel in response to the same event and from the same source religion. It's actually the ''Temple'' who made the most radical changes of dogma, the Nerevarine Cult just explained away the new gods as false gods and added in a messiah figure). [[spoiler: Both of those change towards the end of the main quest, with the Dissident Priests acknowledged as having had a point with much of what they said and the Nerevarine Cult recognised as being right about the messiah figure thing, both by one of the gods of the Tribunal himself.]]

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* Before ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the end of the Great War between the Empire of Tamriel and the Aldmeri Dominion saw the Dominion force the Empire to ban the worship of Talos, as the xenophobic and elven-supremacist Thalmor utterly refuse to recognize the ascension of a man into the ranks of the other Eight Divines. This has the effect of making all those who still worship Talos heretics in the eyes of the Thalmor, who arrest or summarily execute Talos worshipers they come across depending on their mood.
** Back in
In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the Dissident Priests were heretics to the Tribunal Temple, disputing several points of dogma (though this appears to have been partly a response to being persecuted for questioning Temple ''policy'', which isn't exactly heresy even if the Temple called it that). The Tribunal Temple also persecutes the Nerevarine Cult as heretics (technically they are, just not really of the Temple, seeing as they developed in parallel in response to the same event and from the same source religion. It's actually the ''Temple'' who made the most radical changes of dogma, the Nerevarine Cult just explained away the new gods as false gods and added in a messiah figure). [[spoiler: Both of those change towards the end of the main quest, with the Dissident Priests acknowledged as having had a point with much of what they said and the Nerevarine Cult recognised as being right about the messiah figure thing, both by one of the gods of the Tribunal himself.]]
19th Apr '16 9:40:54 PM Medinoc
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** The {{Player Character}}s of ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' are Chaos followers, and books always refer to them as "the Heretics".
5th Apr '16 1:25:10 PM DalekKanNoladti
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** Not so ironically, the Imperial Cult ''really is heresy'', because the Emperor himself preached an [[FlatEarthAtheist Imperial Truth of science, rationality, and enforced disbelief in the Warp]].
9th Mar '16 3:29:06 PM Theriocephalus
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** There are also heretics who deviate from the Imperium's ''other'' orthodoxy, the Cult Mechanicus. These "hereteks" usually start out as tech-priests who chafe under the Cult's strict restrictions on innovation and study of Xeno technology, and start experimenting with new designs and reverse-engineering captured alien tech, fully intending to better mankind through their work. This being [[CrapsackWorld 40k]], there's some ''very'' good reasons this things are forbidden, and most hereteks end up [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope taking a flying leap off the slippery slope]] sooner or later and going full over to Chaos, if they don't get themselves killed first.
12th Feb '16 4:24:39 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Karthus the Deathsinger joined the Order of the Tallymen of Kindred (a collection of gravediggers, pyre-builders, corpse collectors and carers for the dying who follow [[TheGrimReaper Kindred, the incarnation of death]]) and rose to become quite prominent in the order. Once he decided he could learn no more about death from mortals, he traveled to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace the Shadow Isles]] and transformed himself into an immortal lich who trapped the souls of his victims in an undead state like himself, making him an abomination to Kindred, to whom unnatural prolonging of life beyond one's time is the greatest evil.
1st Feb '16 2:31:50 AM GrammarNavi
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* Lots of this in the ''{{Branion}}'' series, which features a divine royal family whose monarch is a GodInHumanForm, the Vessel of the Living Flame.

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* Lots of this in the ''{{Branion}}'' ''''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'''' series, which features a divine royal family whose monarch is a GodInHumanForm, the Vessel of the Living Flame.
19th Nov '15 6:16:40 PM Specialist290
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The word "heretic" is from a Greek word meaning "to choose," so a heretic can be thought of as a person who chooses his own path. Christian theologian Irenaeus popularized the word heresy in the Christian world in his anti-UsefulNotes/{{Gnostic|ism}} tracts. Multiple heretics often form a {{Cult}}.

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The word "heretic" is from a Greek word meaning "to choose," so a heretic can be thought of as a person who chooses his own path. Much like YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters in the political realm, those whom the Church labels "heretics" often claim that they're actually "reformers" or "purifiers". Christian theologian Irenaeus popularized the word heresy in the Christian world in his anti-UsefulNotes/{{Gnostic|ism}} tracts. Multiple heretics often form a {{Cult}}.
25th Oct '15 6:09:25 PM OgreProdigy
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* Roa from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' got excommunicated for becoming a vampire on his quest for immortality.

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* Roa from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' got excommunicated for becoming a vampire on his quest for immortality.
immortality. He then got excommunicated [[UpToEleven by the vampires]] for reasons unexplained.
17th Oct '15 7:06:24 PM nombretomado
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** On that note, Shion and Jin, who both are likely to have extensive ties to the Ormus religion - physically beat the crap out of '''ThePope''' at the end of ''Episode II''.

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** On that note, Shion and Jin, who both are likely to have extensive ties to the Ormus religion - physically beat the crap out of '''ThePope''' '''UsefulNotes/ThePope''' at the end of ''Episode II''.



* In ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'', regions where your faith isn't overwhelmingly dominant may spawn Heretics, or even convert a Priest you have stationed there to heresy. Since Heretics spread heresy and cause religious unrest, it's a good idea to have your Priests subject them to trials and [[BurnTheWitch burn them at the stake]]. If you're Catholic and you ''don't'' deal with Heretics, ThePope will send [[DemonicSpiders Inquisitors]] to your lands to start examining family members.

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* In ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'', regions where your faith isn't overwhelmingly dominant may spawn Heretics, or even convert a Priest you have stationed there to heresy. Since Heretics spread heresy and cause religious unrest, it's a good idea to have your Priests subject them to trials and [[BurnTheWitch burn them at the stake]]. If you're Catholic and you ''don't'' deal with Heretics, ThePope UsefulNotes/ThePope will send [[DemonicSpiders Inquisitors]] to your lands to start examining family members.
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