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See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for a listing of tropes related to Delilah herself.



The guy who killed an entire army with the jawbone of an ass. Anyone who has this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong.

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-->"[[WarriorPoet With a donkey’s jawbone, I have made donkeys of them]]."
---> -- '''Samson''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 15:16]]''

The JerkWithAHeartOfGold hero of the Book of Judges and a major early TropeCodifier for what would eventually become the AntiHero archetype. Famous for being the guy who killed an entire army with the jawbone of an ass. ass, [[RiddleMeThis for his Riddle]], and for [[DumbMuscle not being]] [[TooDumbToLive very bright]]. Anyone who has this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong. strong.

Samson is the TropeNamer for TheSamsonOption.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for a listing of tropes related to Samson himself.



* ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' GeniusBruiser Doc Samson.

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* ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' Black Samson of ComicBook/{{Invincible}} has the strength of his namesake, but as SuperStrength isn't such a big deal in comic books, he also has the other powers required for FlyingBrick status. [[spoiler:They don't save him from eventually being killed]].
* Doc Samson of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', a [[TheShrink psychiatrist]] who has a green-haired
GeniusBruiser Doc transformation. Predictably, his hair grows long in his transformed state, and his power is dependent on his hair just like the mythical Samson.
* Samson of ''ComicBook/MightySamson'', who is essentially a fusing of the Biblical Samson archetype with the BarbarianHero archetype.
* One of the Morlocks from ''ComicBook/XMen'' was a Samson. He had the usual Super Strength, but was also blind (a second, more subtle reference to the Biblical Samson). He appeared just long enough to be killed by ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} during the [[BloodbathVillainOrigin Mutant Massacre]].

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* Ralph Samson of ''Film/{{Harper}}'' is worth running away from, or at least would be if he weren't already missing.
* Averted with El Santo aka of ''Film/SamsonVsTheVampireWomen''.

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* Bernard Samson of the Literature/BernardSamsonSeries. As Bernie is set in a more realistic world, he gets no Super Strength and has to content himself with "merely" being a badass spy.
* ''Literature/CoyoteBlue'' brings us Sam Hunter, who uses the alias Samson Hunts Alone while on the run.
* Samson, or more specifically the Riddle of Samson, is referenced in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' when the title character writes a letter to heroine Clarice Starling telling her that she is the answer to Samson's riddle, "the honey in the lion".
* Samson Agonistes, a 1671 drama written by Creator/JohnMilton that is a dramatized retelling of the Samson and Delilah story.



* [[RetiredMonster Samson Gray]], Sylar's father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.

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* [[RetiredMonster Samson Gray]], Gray, Sylar's RetiredMonster father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Averted with Samson the talking dog of ''Series/SamsonEnGert'', who is as adorable a sheepdog as any you'll find.

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* Sầm Sơn, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}.
* Samson, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Alabama}}.
* Samson the island, largest of the uninhabited [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Isles of Scilly]].
* Samson, a suburb of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Perth]] in Western Australia.
* [[CoolTrain Samson the Train]], Canada's oldest locomotive.
* Samson the TyrannosaurusRex skeleton, notable for having the most complete T. Rex skull ever found (as of 2017).
* Samson of Dol, a 5th century [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian saint]].
* The Samson Unit, a real-life BadassIsraeli special forces unit named after the Biblical figure.

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* One of the two hypermuscular bodybuilder characters in the utterly ''bizarre'' ''VideoGame/ChoAniki'' is named Samson.
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'''s title character has the strength of his namesake but not his dependence on shaggy locks to maintain it.


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* Samson J. Clogmeyer of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is a subversion in that not only he is not very strong, he's actually rather prone to suffering injuries himself.
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---> --'''Genesis 2:7'''

The First Man in the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', his name is often used for apocalyptic villains (to represent the loss of Paradise) or whenever an unsavory scientist tries to create life. (Of course, Adam is a ''very'' popular name, even in RealLife, and there are plenty of good guys with that name.)

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---> --'''Genesis 2:7'''

--'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 2:7]]'''

The First Man in the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Literature/BookOfGenesis, his name is often used for apocalyptic villains (to represent the loss of Paradise) or whenever an unsavory scientist tries to create life. (Of course, Adam is a ''very'' popular name, even in RealLife, and there are plenty of good guys with that name.)



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-->"And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!"
---> --'''[[Literature/TheFourGospels John 11:43]]'''



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* A mellow, vaguely ominous song titled "Lazarus" is used in, of all things, the 2003 Creator/{{Funimation}} dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan''. As an expository montage of Broly's FreudianExcuse past directly precedes it, the theory goes that the song (which focuses on the "Rich man and Lazarus" tale you can read more on below) is comparing the Rich Man Dives to King Vegeta, and Lazarus to Broly.

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* The Lazarus Pits of ComicBook/RasAlGhul, an ongoing plot device used in various Creator/DCComics books (usually Franchise/{{Batman}} books) as a means to bring dead characters back to life. They are generally reliable, but have the unfortunate side effect of driving the resurrected into temporary [[InsaneEqualsViolent insanity]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'', an ongoing Creator/ImageComics series about a FeudalFuture in which ruling MegaCorp families empower designated individuals to be their SuperSoldier champion, or "Lazarus" in the series parlance.
* Played completely straight with Lazarus Churchyard, a character created by Creator/WarrenEllis who suffers from WhoWantsToLiveForever
* ''ComicBook/TheLazarusContract'', a 2017 BatFamilyCrossover storyline by Creator/DCComics that focuses on the supervillain ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}'s quest to resurrect his dead supervillain son, Grant Wilson.
* The actual Biblical Lazarus makes an appearance in ''ComicBook/MidnightNation''.



* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest''.

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* ''Film/BlackSnakeMoan'' features as its main character a Lazarus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest''.
''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Dr. Lazarus, an affectionate party of various Creator/LeonardNimoy roles.
* 2016's ''Film/TheLazarusEffect'', a ScienceFiction {{Horror}} film that predictably focuses on the consequences of doctors discovering a way to resuscitate dead patients.
* Averted with Dr. Marian Lazarus of the 1981 film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* In 2001's ''Film/{{Soulkeeper}}'' there is an ArtifactOfDoom called the Rock of Lazarus, which is said to be able to return souls of the deceased to Earth. [[spoiler:The gag is that it works, there's just no guarantee you'll get reincarnated as a ''human''...]]
* In ''Film/TropicThunder'' one of the characters is fictional actor Kirk Lazarus, played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr He's not someone you'll ''always'' want to run away from, but he can be a strange fellow due to his penchant for taking MethodActing to extremes.

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* The Bible passage of John 11:43 quoted above is also quoted in the third act of Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'', as a warning to the reader that things are about to go FromBadToWorse. Other Bible passages concerning Lazarus are also quoted.
* Lazarus Long, the protagonist and AuthorAvatar of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's 1973 novel ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''.



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* The TropeNamer is Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Lazarus of the Four Days in reference to the time he spent deceased.
* A second Biblical Lazarus is a poor beggar who appears in the Gospel of Luke, since immortalized in the tale of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_man_and_Lazarus Rich man and Lazarus]]. He is often confused or merged with Lazarus of Bethany via CompressedAdaptation, but they were two separate individuals.
* Along with the Lazarus of Luke mentioned directly above, there are at least three other saints who bear this name.

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* The founder of the retail chain Toys 'R Us is a man named Charles Lazarus, which is sadly ironic given said chain's current financial status...
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.
* Lazarus of Persia, a Christian InspirationalMartyr who was tortured and then killed on March 27, 326.
* The failed micronation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Utopia New Utopia]] was founded by a Lazarus Long, a man who changed his name after being inspired by the Robert A. Heinlein character mentioned above. His actual birth name was Howard Turney.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order of St. Lazarus]] was a Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] that was extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in the 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question of the Lazarus of Luke, for the curious).



* Shepard is revived by the "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Project is simply the reason s/he survives being killed and remains the {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Archbishop Lazarus of Tristram from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses the Lazarus Shield to camouflage itself.
* Lazarus in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time he's right.]]



* Averted by the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.

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* Averted by Baron Lazarus Pedabouche, an evil ancestor of the title character of ''VideoGame/BaronBaldric''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses
the Lazarus Concordance, Shield to camouflage itself.
* Averted with Lazarus
the elders Gunslinger of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', who not only turns out to be a pretty cool guy but also [[spoiler:does not reincarnate after pulling his HeroicSacrifice]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' has Lazarus Malkoth, the vampiric BigBad and founder
of the Lost Land titular Darkwatch.
* Lazarus in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time he's right.]]
* Archbishop Lazarus of Tristram from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' are the source of the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on
in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.



* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' are the source of the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on in the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.

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* ''VideoGame/GhostHunter'' brings up police officer Lazarus Jones, [[spoiler:who predictably dies and is revived over the course of the game]].
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' Pits of Creayor/DCComics mentioned above are referenced in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.
* Shepard is revived by
the source of "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Possessed that Project is simply the Doom Slayer fights early on in reason s/he survives being killed and remains the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Averted with
Lazarus Waves.
the Knight, a party character in ''VideoGame/ShiningTears''.
* Averted by the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.



* Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' goes terribly awry

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* EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.

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* Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' goes terribly awry

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* EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects
features the Lazarus Pits referenced above, used by ComicBook/RasAlGhul to [[spoiler:resurrect the titular Red Hood who is trying to find a way to live forever.actually Batman's deceased sidekick Jason Todd]]. As in the comics, there are... ''complications''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}, a Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe of cave people.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}'', a Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe of cave people.



Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer for the FindingJudas and ObviousJudas tropes. If the real deal appears in a work, that's BiblicalBadGuy.

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Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer for the FindingJudas and ObviousJudas tropes. If the real deal appears in a work, that's BiblicalBadGuy.
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* ''Gog'' is the name of [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures a particular genus of trilobite]].



* Gog and Magog, a pair of ancient oak trees in Glastonbury known together as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_of_Albion Oaks of Albion]].
* The Gog Magog Hills, a range of hills south of Cambridge in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}.




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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}, a Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe of cave people.



* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number were traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").

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* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number were being traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").
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* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho''comic ''Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'' brought to the table a Magog as the most powerful and fearsome of its antagonist race, the Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and later encountered by the Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].

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* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho''comic ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic ''Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'' brought to the table a Magog as the most powerful and fearsome of its antagonist race, the Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and later encountered by the Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].



* Borborygmus Gog, a Shi'do scientist in charge of [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series.

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* Borborygmus Gog, a Shi'do scientist in charge of [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series.series ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''.
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A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is also confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in Welsh folklore as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.

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-->"Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''Ezekiel 38:2''

A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is also confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh folklore folklore]] as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.



* The titular AntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.

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* The titular AntiHero Magog, the penultimate NinetiesAntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.sales.
** Creator/DCComics also has two Gogs, both connected to Magog. The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be the foster father of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before the underwhelming reception of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power.
* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho''comic ''Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'' brought to the table a Magog as the most powerful and fearsome of its antagonist race, the Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and later encountered by the Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].



* Gog and Magog are the names of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.



* [[Literature/GalaxyOfFear Borborygmus Gog]].

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* [[Literature/GalaxyOfFear Borborygmus Gog]].
Gog, a Shi'do scientist in charge of [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series.
* Gog and Magog are the names of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.
* Gos and Magos, a pair of characters from the 16th century pentalogy ''Gargantua and Pantagruel''.
* Magog the Denarian, a minor TheBrute villain from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* Magog the Giant from ''Literature/RedMoon''.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] are a race of horrific aliens in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]]. Mix of "Gog" and "Mesozoic".
* [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Escape]] has two guns, each named after the duo.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] are a race of horrific aliens HordeOfAlienLocusts in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]]. Mix Magog the Giant, a minor character in ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory''.
* Mesogog, the BigBad of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog''. His name is a melding
of "Gog" and "Mesozoic".
"[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for an evil dino-themed villain.
* [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Escape]] The DarkActionGirl antagonist Escape of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' has two guns, each named after the duo.
duo.

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* The Gog and Magog statues, a pair of wicker giants that have have been carried in the Lord Mayor’s Show of UsefulNotes/{{London}} since the reign of Henry V.
* Magog, a town in UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}. It's actually a rather beautiful place, quite subverting the spirit of its name. There's also a Lake Magog, a Mt. Magog, and a Magog River, all connected to the aforementioned town.



* The Gronns Goc and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.



* The Gronns Goc and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* The first boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' is Gogmagog.

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* Gogmagog, the [[StarterVillain first boss]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
* The Gronns Goc and Magoc Magog Cartel, an EvilInc industrial conglomerate in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* The first boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' is Gogmagog.
the ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' games.
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* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xodus]] the Forgotten One, an OmnicidalManiac [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/XMen92's'' second series.

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* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xodus]] the Forgotten One, an OmnicidalManiac [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/XMen92's'' ''ComicBook/XMen92''[='s=] second series.
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* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/Hannibal'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number were traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").

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* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/Hannibal'' ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number were traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").
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* Captain Judas from ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.

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* Captain Judas from Judas, HeroKiller and captain of a crew of SubmarinePirates in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.



* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' Judas does himself appear, but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].

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* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' Judas does not himself appear, but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].
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[[folder:Judas]]
The betrayer of Christ. His name is usually taboo for boy's names in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself counts as the first). Note that this name refers to Judas Iscariot, and not the several saints who also bear the name.

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-->"What will ye give me, if I will deliver Him unto you?"
---> -- '''Judas Iscariot''', ''[[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 26:15]]''

One of the twelve original disciples of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Judas is infamously remembered as the
betrayer of Christ. His Despite sharing a name is usually with several non-treacherous saints, this name has still become taboo for boy's names in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself counts is counted as the first). Note that this name refers to Occasionally his surname, Iscariot ("man of Kerioth") will be used independently of the Judas Iscariot, name, but usually to invoke the same ominous meaning.

Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer for the FindingJudas
and not ObviousJudas tropes. If the several saints who also bear the name.real deal appears in a work, that's BiblicalBadGuy.




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* Judas the Angel, leader of the Saint Beasts and main character of ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast''.
* Judas the {{Shinigami}}, title character of the manga ''Manga/{{Judas}}''.




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* ''ComicBook/TheJudasContract'', a four-part 1984 storyline in the the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic. As one might reasonably guess, the title is a reference to a certain character in the story betraying the Titans as Judas betrayed Christ.
* The Judas Traveller, a deeply-confusing character from ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' of ComicBook/SpiderMan. Originally portrayed as an AllPowerfulBystander involving himself in the saga to "understand the nature of evil", he was ultimately revealed to be a criminal psychologist who had become TheMentallyDisturbed after [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity awakening his mutant power to alter perception]].
* In one of the MultipleChoicePast origin stories of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger he is in fact the historical Judas, WalkingTheEarth as divine punishment for his betrayal of Christ. This origin story was notably referenced (possibly even canonized) in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''.




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* In ''Film/Dracula2000'', Drac claims to have been the actual historical Judas. Yes, seriously.
* The third film in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' series is given the subtitle "The Judas Chalice", in reference to an ArtifactOfDoom that is apparently capable of controlling {{Dracula}}. Notably, this work inverts the above scenario from ''Dracula II Ascension'', presenting Judas as [[MonsterProgenitor the first vampire]] rather than Dracula himself.
* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' Judas does himself appear, but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].

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* Judas is depicted in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' as trapped in the deepest circle of Hell, being chewed on by a three-faced {{Satan}} eternally alongside [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Brutus and Cassius]].
* 2005's ''Literature/JudasUnchained'', the sequel novel to Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/PandorasStar''.
* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/Hannibal'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number were traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").



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* "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest", a song from Music/BobDylan's 1967 album ''Music/JohnWesleyHarding''.
* Judas appears as a main character in the RockOpera ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.
* ''Music/JudasPriest'', a British HeavyMetal band that took its name from the aforementioned Bob Dylan song.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas Gospel of Judas]] is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic]] gospel that presents a radical AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for both Judas and Christ himself, casting the pair as willing partners in an AncientConspiracy enacted for the greater good of mankind.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure herds of animals to a destination. Because that destination is usually slaughter, and because the Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.
* Because Judas identified Christ to the Romans by kissing him, the "Judas kiss" has entered the culture lexicon as a term for an act of seeming friendship which is ultimately harmful to its recipient.
* ''Cercis siliquastrum'' is a species of tree often called the Judas Tree, as according to legend it is the type of tree that Judas hanged himself from.



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* 2005's ''Theatre/TheLastDaysOfJudasIscariot'', a play written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, chronicles a trial of Judas Iscariot in Purgatory.



* [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' betrays the party.




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* A pair of ConjoinedTwins (and unlockable MiniBoss) from ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' bear this name.
* [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in ''VideoGame/UltimaV'', who predictably betrays his party.


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[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Judas Iscariot appears as a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheMiracleMaker'', a 2000 animated retelling of the story of Christ.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'', a 2017 animated retelling of the Creator/DCComics story detailed above.
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