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4th Jul '16 2:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Let's say you live in a fantasy setting. But no, you're not having it easy. [[DarkFantasy That's no happy-singing-rainbows-and-fairies kind of fantasy you've got here]]. And there's a problem. Perhaps [[EvilSorcerer the resident wizard]] isn't too much into [[TheObiWan helping upstart heroes]], or something has to be done with that "[[ReligionOfEvil persecuted religious community]]" at the corner before you [[VirginSacrifice run out of virgins]].

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Let's say you live in a fantasy setting. But no, you're not having it easy. [[DarkFantasy That's no happy-singing-rainbows-and-fairies kind of fantasy you've got here]]. And there's a problem. Perhaps [[EvilSorcerer the resident wizard]] isn't too much into [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor helping upstart heroes]], or something has to be done with that "[[ReligionOfEvil persecuted religious community]]" at the corner before you [[VirginSacrifice run out of virgins]].
22nd Jun '16 11:48:38 PM foxley
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* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'': In "Witch Hunt", Clara is dressed as witch for Halloween when she is transported through time to TheCavalierYears where she runs of afoul of the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.
28th May '16 5:51:22 PM Fireblood
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* Heinrich Kramer, a Dominican monk and Inquisitor and the author of ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'' (i.e. ''Hammer of the Witches'', 1486), a treatise on witches and a tutorial on how to conduct witch trials. Kramer was also responsible for the so called Hexenbulle, a papal bull, which he used to prompt several witch trials. He claimed to have led 200 witches to execution. Then again, there is little reason to believe his empty boasts. Kramer and reality weren't always on speaking terms and he was regarded by many people who knew him as a paranoid loon even in his own lifetime.

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* Heinrich Kramer, a Dominican monk and Inquisitor and the author of ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'' (i.e. ''Hammer of the Witches'', 1486), a treatise on witches and a tutorial on how to conduct witch trials. Kramer was also responsible for the so called Hexenbulle, a papal bull, which he used to prompt several witch trials. He claimed to have led 200 witches to execution. Then again, there is little reason to believe his empty boasts. Kramer and reality weren't always on speaking terms and he was regarded by many people who knew him as a paranoid loon even in his own lifetime. That said, his work, like ''The Discovery of Witches'', caused great harm after it was taken up during the witch-hunting craze of the 1500s-1600s (the Pope had sanctioned witch trials after his book was released, but this wasn't acted on then).
21st Apr '16 5:43:14 PM WillKeaton
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* The Witchsmeller Pursuviant from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', who finds the title character guilty of witchcraft via an over-the-top KangarroCourt.

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* The Witchsmeller Pursuviant from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', who finds the title character guilty of witchcraft via an over-the-top KangarroCourt.KangarooCourt.
13th Apr '16 3:41:58 PM ultimomant
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* Witch Smellers were found in some African tribes, and the hunts they kicked off could be devastating in their effects. But they didn't always have it there way. According to legend some Zulu witch hunters tried this on ShakaZulu. He outsmarted them and it ended [[KillEmAll badly for them]].

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* Witch Smellers were found in some African tribes, and the hunts they kicked off could be devastating in their effects. But they didn't always have it there way. According to legend some Zulu witch hunters tried this on ShakaZulu.UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu. He outsmarted them and it ended [[KillEmAll badly for them]].
5th Apr '16 8:43:35 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:320:[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/witch-hunter-omnibus_125.jpg]]]]

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3rd Apr '16 3:23:56 AM Adept
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* Inquisitors in ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' are far more this than a ChurchPolice, and extending their work to hunt super-natural/non-human entities too[[note]]Paradoxically even if they hunt super-natural stuff they have super-natural capacities, being considered them by the Church as a gift from God[[/note]]. [[BurntheWitch Burning at the stake]], sometimes after [[ColdBloodedTorture torture to extract information from them]], is the usual fate for those who they capture and don't kill in the spot.

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* Inquisitors in ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' are far more this than a ChurchPolice, and extending their work to hunt super-natural/non-human entities too[[note]]Paradoxically even if they hunt super-natural stuff they have super-natural capacities, being considered them by the Church as a gift from God[[/note]]. [[BurntheWitch Burning at the stake]], sometimes after [[ColdBloodedTorture torture to extract information from them]], is the usual fate for those who they capture and don't kill in the spot.
24th Mar '16 12:54:33 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Despite the name, the protagonist of ''[[Creator/RalphHayesJr Witch Hunter]]'' is actually an {{Aversion}} of this trope. While he has the power to see people's sins, and therefore the power to identify the very evil, he is insistent that this doesn't give him the authority to dispense some kind of vigilante justice. The one time he directly attacks a group of evildoers, it's because they've just kidnapped a girl and are about to rape her. His more usual M.O. is to simply tip off the police, since he can generally spot when someone has just commited a crime, and the nature of his powers tells him a lot about what crime was committed (different sins have different appearances).
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11th Mar '16 1:43:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* The 17th century Giles Redferne in ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' is a fairly benevolent example, contrasting strongly with the immensely evil Warlock. He ostensibly became one after the Warlock murdered his wife, and tries to save as many lives as possible from his enemy's magical malice. He only has his salt-coated whip, knives, and some limited knowledge of the Warlock's weaknesses to defeat him.

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* The 17th century ''Film/{{Warlock}}'': Giles Redferne in ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' is a fairly benevolent example, contrasting strongly with witch hunter transported from the immensely 17th century to kill the evil Warlock. He ostensibly became one after the Warlock who murdered his wife, and tries wife. He's actually a pretty nice guy, going out of his way to save as many lives innocent bystanders who fall prey to the Warlock as possible from his enemy's magical malice.possible. He only has his salt-coated whip, knives, and some limited knowledge of the Warlock's weaknesses to defeat him.
16th Feb '16 2:14:22 PM Shadowgazer
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The grim, broody, [[BadassLongcoat badass-longcoated]], and [[NiceHat nice-hatted]] guy who's always prepared to lead a WitchHunt. But beware, for this guy, as much as he is [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] and [[SoulsavingCrusader soul-saving]], often [[KnightTemplar leaves that pesky sort-them-out trade to the Lord]]. And he tends to be [[PrinciplesZealot a bit creepy]] about [[LawfulStupid his principles]]. He can be seen handing out the TorchesAndPitchforks, "BurnTheWitch" is a solution he is eager for indeed. Due to these traits, a witch hunter is usually the one to commit VanHelsingHateCrimes.

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The grim, broody, [[BadassLongcoat badass-longcoated]], and [[NiceHat nice-hatted]] guy who's always prepared to lead a WitchHunt. But beware, for this guy, as much as he is [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] and [[SoulsavingCrusader soul-saving]], often [[KnightTemplar leaves that pesky sort-them-out trade to the Lord]]. And he tends to be [[PrinciplesZealot a bit creepy]] about [[LawfulStupid his principles]]. He can be seen handing out the TorchesAndPitchforks, "BurnTheWitch" is a solution he is eager for indeed. Due to these traits, a witch hunter is usually the one to commit VanHelsingHateCrimes.
VanHelsingHateCrimes either out of racism or mere cruelty and profit.
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