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* ''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': It's right in the name, of course, and the philosophy is discussed in several comics, usually featuring such existentialists as Creator/JeanPaulSartre and his partner Simone de Beauvoir.
9th May '16 5:03:19 AM erforce
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-->--'''Søren Kierkegaard''', father of existentialism

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* {{The Terminator}} has [[ArcWords "No fate but what we make"]] central to the movie - the protagonists constantly redefining the future according to their choices rather than letting the [[CrapsackWorld world fall into a predetermined state of devastation]]. However, the setting is less "uncaring universe" and more "[[AIIsACrapshoot Killer robots actively attempting to wipe out mankind]] [[GrandfatherParadox while humans play silly buggers with the time-space continuum]]".

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* {{The Terminator}} ''Film/TheTerminator'' has [[ArcWords "No fate but what we make"]] central to the movie - the protagonists constantly redefining the future according to their choices rather than letting the [[CrapsackWorld world fall into a predetermined state of devastation]]. However, the setting is less "uncaring universe" and more "[[AIIsACrapshoot Killer robots actively attempting to wipe out mankind]] [[GrandfatherParadox while humans play silly buggers with the time-space continuum]]".
13th Apr '16 1:59:14 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''

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%%* ''MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''



%%* ''SynecdocheNewYork''

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%%* ''SynecdocheNewYork''''Film/SynecdocheNewYork''



%%* ''TheTreeOfLife''

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%%* ''TheTreeOfLife''''Film/TheTreeOfLife''
11th Apr '16 11:47:45 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''{{Hamlet}}''

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%%* ''{{Hamlet}}''''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''



%%* ''WaitingForGodot''

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%%* ''WaitingForGodot''''Theatre/WaitingForGodot''



%%* ''NoExit''

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%%* ''NoExit''''Theatre/NoExit''
24th Mar '16 1:51:39 PM Willbyr
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%%* ''GurrenLagann''

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%%* ''GurrenLagann''''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''



* ''{{Naruto}}'' deals a lot with existentialist themes, as well as other philosophy topics. The title character himself could even be considered a full-blown Kierkegaardian Knight of Faith as his creed is that he will never give up and that he will achieve seemingly impossible ambitions through sheer hard work and belief. Case in point, early on promises that he will become [[TheLeader Hokage]] one day even if he never rises above Genin, ("low ninja", the lowest ninja rank)- sure enough, three years later he is indeed still a Genin while everyone else he knows from his class is Chuunin ("middle ninja") or higher, yet he is also one of the most powerful ninja alive and several characters- including the current Hokage herself [[spoiler: and even her ''dead'' predecessors]] consider him a shoe-in for the role.

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* ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' deals a lot with existentialist themes, as well as other philosophy topics. The title character himself could even be considered a full-blown Kierkegaardian Knight of Faith as his creed is that he will never give up and that he will achieve seemingly impossible ambitions through sheer hard work and belief. Case in point, early on promises that he will become [[TheLeader Hokage]] one day even if he never rises above Genin, ("low ninja", the lowest ninja rank)- sure enough, three years later he is indeed still a Genin while everyone else he knows from his class is Chuunin ("middle ninja") or higher, yet he is also one of the most powerful ninja alive and several characters- including the current Hokage herself [[spoiler: and even her ''dead'' predecessors]] consider him a shoe-in for the role.
31st Jan '16 2:10:17 AM JulianLapostat
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Most existentialist thinkers, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Friedrich Nietzsche, are atheists. That being said, some existentialist thinkers have incorporated religion into their thinking and philosophies (for example, Søren Kierkegaard, who is considered to be the father of existentialism, incorporates his Christian religious beliefs into his existentialist thinking).

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Most existentialist thinkers, such as Jean-Paul Sartre Creator/JeanPaulSartre and Friedrich Nietzsche, are atheists. That being said, some existentialist thinkers have incorporated religion into their thinking and philosophies (for example, Søren Kierkegaard, who is considered to be the father of existentialism, incorporates his Christian religious beliefs into his existentialist thinking).
23rd Jan '16 9:30:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStranger'': This novella is often cited as an example. [[WordOfGod Albert Camus denied this]], but it's worth noting that he became commonly known as the "godfather of existentialism". The book itself could be labeled as Absurdist or Nihilist; either that or it was just a character study of a psychopath.

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* ''TheStranger'': ''Literature/TheStranger'': This novella is often cited as an example. [[WordOfGod Albert Camus denied this]], but it's worth noting that he became commonly known as the "godfather of existentialism". The book itself could be labeled as Absurdist or Nihilist; either that or it was just a character study of a psychopath.
20th Nov '15 11:28:47 PM GDwarf
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* The works of GenUrobuchi tend to have strong existentialist themes, with characters who discover that the world doesn't work the way they thought it did and having to then define themselves as their own individuals, rather than by the standards they used before. The process is never portrayed as fun or easy, but the characters come out the other end much stronger people.
6th Nov '15 4:01:55 PM lakingsif
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* Creator/HenrikIbsen dug into Existentialism more than once, primarily because he was pretty up-to-date on Kierkegaard. The most outstanding example in his corpus of plays should be ''Theatre/PeerGynt'', a play who touches on existential issues ''a lot''. The thematic inversion, ''Theatre/{{Brand}}'', also counts here.
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* Creator/HenrikIbsen dug into Existentialism more than once, primarily because he was pretty up-to-date on Kierkegaard. The most outstanding example in his corpus of plays should be ''Theatre/PeerGynt'', a play who touches on existential issues ''a lot''. The thematic inversion, ''Theatre/{{Brand}}'', also counts here.
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