History Main / UnwantedFalseFaith

25th Jul '16 2:11:20 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', Atrus sometimes visited Ages where he was immediately treated like a god upon arrival, an example being the Tree-Dweellers of the Channelwood Age. He reputedly disliked this treatment, preferring being simple friends to the natives. Given how his egocentric father, Gehn, [[AGoodAmI wanted Atrus to see things his way]], this is understandable.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', Atrus sometimes visited Ages where he was immediately treated like a god upon arrival, an example being the Tree-Dweellers of the Channelwood Age. He reputedly disliked this treatment, preferring being simple friends to the natives. Given how his egocentric father, Gehn, [[AGoodAmI [[AGodAmI wanted Atrus to see things his way]], this is understandable.
25th Jul '16 2:10:47 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', Atrus sometimes visited Ages where he was immediately treated like a god upon arrival, an example being the Tree-Dweellers of the Channelwood Age. He reputedly disliked this treatment, preferring being simple friends to the natives. Given how his egocentric father, Gehn, [[AGoodAmI wanted Atrus to see things his way]], this is understandable.
11th Jun '16 12:25:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the TV version of ''TheMartianChronicles'', a telepathic, shapeshifting Martian encounters a priest who's undergoing a crisis of faith. Since the priest longs to meet Jesus, his thoughts force the Martian to take on {{Jesus}}' appearance. The Martian begs the priest not to see him as the Messiah because he can't bear the responsibility, and fears he'll be trapped in Jesus' image forever. The priest asks the martian to go whenever he pleases and come back as Jesus only personally for him and only on Easter.

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* In the TV version of ''TheMartianChronicles'', ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles'', a telepathic, shapeshifting Martian encounters a priest who's undergoing a crisis of faith. Since the priest longs to meet Jesus, his thoughts force the Martian to take on {{Jesus}}' appearance. The Martian begs the priest not to see him as the Messiah because he can't bear the responsibility, and fears he'll be trapped in Jesus' image forever. The priest asks the martian to go whenever he pleases and come back as Jesus only personally for him and only on Easter.



* ElvisPresley ''hated'' his nickname of "The King" because he felt being exalted that way was unchristian.

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* ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley ''hated'' his nickname of "The King" because he felt being exalted that way was unchristian.
unchristian.
4th Jun '16 1:59:46 AM erforce
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* The titular Brian from ''MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' has some difficulty convincing his "followers" that he's not The Messiah, given that they think [[MistakenForProfound every word he says has hidden meaning]]. See page quote.
* In ''TheInventionOfLying'', Mark lives on an Earth where lying didn't exist until he came up with the idea one day. When his mother is about to die, he tries to comfort her by telling her rather than just not-existing, she'll go to a happy place ruled over by "[[PhysicalGod The Man in the Sky]]." Unfortunately, the people nearby hear, and make him tell more about it until he ends up inventing Christianity, with to the point that he has to crash his true love's wedding in a chapel devoted to The Man in the Sky.
* This is part of TheReveal in ''TheManFromEarth''. Professor John [[PunnyName Oldman]] is on the verge of suddenly moving away when he tells his friends and colleagues that he is [[Really700YearsOld actually a 14,000]] [[TimeAbyss year old immortal]]. Intrigued, his fellow professors try to prove his story false. Eventually they get around to asking John if he was ever anyone famous. [[spoiler:It turns out John was once a student of [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} The Buddha]], and decided to do some preaching of his own. Through a combination of people misinterpreting his words and their shock when he didn't die, he wound up becoming Jesus. Despite John's frantic efforts to explain, the religion got started, and he's been privately mortified ever since.]]
* [=C-3PO=], in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'': The Ewoks mistake him for a deity, much to his embarrassment. And also because it's somehow ''against his programming'' to impersonate a deity. Presumably Anakin thought it was funny.

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* The titular Brian from ''MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' has some difficulty convincing his "followers" that he's not The Messiah, given that they think [[MistakenForProfound every word he says has hidden meaning]]. See page quote.
* In ''TheInventionOfLying'', ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'', Mark lives on an Earth where lying didn't exist until he came up with the idea one day. When his mother is about to die, he tries to comfort her by telling her rather than just not-existing, she'll go to a happy place ruled over by "[[PhysicalGod The Man in the Sky]]." Unfortunately, the people nearby hear, and make him tell more about it until he ends up inventing Christianity, with to the point that he has to crash his true love's wedding in a chapel devoted to The Man in the Sky.
* This is part of TheReveal in ''TheManFromEarth''.''Film/TheManFromEarth''. Professor John [[PunnyName Oldman]] is on the verge of suddenly moving away when he tells his friends and colleagues that he is [[Really700YearsOld actually a 14,000]] [[TimeAbyss year old immortal]]. Intrigued, his fellow professors try to prove his story false. Eventually they get around to asking John if he was ever anyone famous. [[spoiler:It turns out John was once a student of [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} The Buddha]], and decided to do some preaching of his own. Through a combination of people misinterpreting his words and their shock when he didn't die, he wound up becoming Jesus. Despite John's frantic efforts to explain, the religion got started, and he's been privately mortified ever since.]]
* [=C-3PO=], in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'': ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': The Ewoks mistake him for a deity, much to his embarrassment. And also because it's somehow ''against his programming'' to impersonate a deity. Presumably Anakin thought it was funny.



* In ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed'', Pidgey (later Pidgeot) became [[CrutchCharacter so powerful]] he was referred to in canon as "Bird Jesus" and attracted his share of worship. Cue the mob catching a different Pidgey in ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal''. Many latched onto it as the reincarnation of Bird Jesus, others... [[http://imgur.com/bX1qiww had a different opinion.]] This has actually become a theme of the second one: [[FanNickname Brian]] (yes, the second Pidgey, [[LifeOfBrian for exactly those reasons]]) is now held as not wanting to be seen as Bird Jesus 2.0 but himself, while Lasergator is in RageAgainstTheHeavens mode (the previous game's Helix Fossil and later Omastar is considered a god).

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* In ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed'', Pidgey (later Pidgeot) became [[CrutchCharacter so powerful]] he was referred to in canon as "Bird Jesus" and attracted his share of worship. Cue the mob catching a different Pidgey in ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal''. Many latched onto it as the reincarnation of Bird Jesus, others... [[http://imgur.com/bX1qiww had a different opinion.]] This has actually become a theme of the second one: [[FanNickname Brian]] (yes, the second Pidgey, [[LifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian for exactly those reasons]]) is now held as not wanting to be seen as Bird Jesus 2.0 but himself, while Lasergator is in RageAgainstTheHeavens mode (the previous game's Helix Fossil and later Omastar is considered a god).
21st May '16 12:03:56 AM Gideoncrawle
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'''The Crowd:''' (''in unison'') [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yes! We're all individuals!]]\\

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'''The Crowd:''' (''in unison'') [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yes! We're all individuals!]]\\individuals!\\
25th Apr '16 8:29:58 PM zarpaulus
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* Most of the Suul'ka in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars II'' are a bit annoyed with the Zuul for their fawning adoration, with the possible exception of the Bloodweaver, who created them. Though they'll play along so long as they're [[HumanSacrifice fed.]]
12th Apr '16 4:17:50 PM kenyastarflight
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Domovoi}}'', the Precursors are disgusted by the Kaiju Cult's worship of their kind and of the Kaiju, calling it "barbaric superstition." In a more humorous example, [[spoiler: Striker Eureka]] is not amused by being turned into a shrine by a Jaeger-worshiping sect and takes every opportunity to chew his devotees out, which the non-English-speaking worshipers completely misconstrue.
5th Feb '16 10:02:58 AM Protectronics
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* Somber Kitty from ''Literature/MayBird'' is mistaken for a deity by a group of Egyptian ghosts simply by virtue of being a cat. Being a cat he doesn't understand the worse aspects of this, such as their plan to sacrifice him to Ra, but he still escapes because he wants to find his master, the titular May Bird.
5th Feb '16 9:11:08 AM valozzy
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[[AliceAndBob Bob]] is neither a true messiah nor [[GodGuise a scam artist]] wanting to make his own religion. He's just a regular good guy[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder .]] And yet he is made into an object of misplaced religious faith. For added irony, this religion is likely to be one he finds repulsive or ''would'' find repulsive, in the cases where he's not even aware of having followers. Of course, if the character is of a decent sort, he will try to clear up the misunderstanding, but that might take some persuading to do so.

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[[AliceAndBob Bob]] is neither a true messiah nor [[GodGuise a scam artist]] wanting to make his own religion. He's just a regular good guy[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder .]] guy. And yet he is made into an object of misplaced religious faith. For added irony, this religion is likely to be one he finds repulsive or ''would'' find repulsive, in the cases where he's not even aware of having followers. Of course, if the character is of a decent sort, he will try to clear up the misunderstanding, but that might take some persuading to do so.
21st Dec '15 9:24:14 PM jormis29
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* ''Series:YouMeAndTheApocalypse'': Many of the "messiahs" that Father Jude and Sister Celine investigate are examples of this, including Frankie, [[spoiler:Jamie and Layla's daughter]].

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* ''Series:YouMeAndTheApocalypse'': ''Series/YouMeAndTheApocalypse'': Many of the "messiahs" that Father Jude and Sister Celine investigate are examples of this, including Frankie, [[spoiler:Jamie and Layla's daughter]].
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