History UsefulNotes / TheSpanishInquisition

9th Aug '17 3:00:01 AM justanid
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* ''MutantChronicles'': The Brotherhood's Second Directorate is the Inquisition. The Inquisition is pretty much the common view of the Spanish one taken UpToEleven. However the GrimDark nature of the world makes the Inquisition come off as [[TheExtremistWasRight harsh but justified]] more than anything else. Inquisitors not only conduct interrogations and torture heretics, but also investigate heresy-related crime and fight heretics and demons in the field, and are generally (though not without exception) heroic figures.

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* ''MutantChronicles'': In ''Franchise/MutantChronicles'', The Brotherhood's Second Directorate is the Inquisition. The Inquisition is pretty much the common view of the Spanish one taken UpToEleven. However the GrimDark nature of the world makes the Inquisition come off as [[TheExtremistWasRight harsh but justified]] more than anything else. Inquisitors not only conduct interrogations and torture heretics, but also investigate heresy-related crime and fight heretics and demons in the field, and are generally (though not without exception) heroic figures.
2nd Aug '17 6:55:51 PM WillKeaton
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The Inquisition's surveillance exclusively focused on people in urban centres, particularly people of prominence or importance -- a strategy of limited resources more than anything else. The Inquisition was to some extent used as a political weapon by the Crown, which had few other means of dealing with its political enemies amongst the Clergy and the Civic Authorities, who administered over two-thirds of the urban population of Spain virtually independently from the Crown. To this end, cultural hang-overs like daily bathing (a Moorish custom) or not eating pork were (infamously) used as the basis for accusations of false conversion. In the same manner, the possession of certain texts -- a list of banned books was eventually drawn up to this end -- was used to support accusations of heresy, protestantism, anti-monarchism, &c. This had the effect of getting many relatively harmless intellectuals into trouble, but the Inquisition's role in preventing the outbreak of Protestantism in Spain has been called everything from 'marginal but useful' to 'critical and essential'.

Most of these people brought up on charges of heresy, heretical ideas, dangerous ideas, &c were asked to recant their sins and accept religious re-education. The afterlife and one's (subjects') place(s) in it being prized above all else -- what's an earthly life of thirty years to eternity? -- this was big stuff. The Inquisition witnessed very few [[WitchHunt witch trials]]; this is not just because they dealt only with a small proportion of the peninsula's (minority) urban population at intervals of decades or more -- some towns for which there exist records were not visited more than a few times during the entire period of the Inquisition's existence -- but because what trials there were ceased in the latter 16th Century.

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The Inquisition's surveillance exclusively focused on people in urban centres, particularly people of prominence or importance -- a strategy of limited resources more than anything else. The Inquisition was to some extent used as a political weapon by the Crown, which had few other means of dealing with its political enemies amongst the Clergy and the Civic Authorities, who administered over two-thirds of the urban population of Spain virtually independently from the Crown. To this end, cultural hang-overs like daily bathing (a Moorish custom) or not eating pork were (infamously) used as the basis for accusations of false conversion. In the same manner, the possession of certain texts -- a list of banned books was eventually drawn up to this end -- was used to support accusations of heresy, protestantism, anti-monarchism, &c.protestantism and anti-monarchism. This had the effect of getting many relatively harmless intellectuals into trouble, but the Inquisition's role in preventing the outbreak of Protestantism in Spain has been called everything from 'marginal but useful' to 'critical and essential'.

Most of these people brought up on charges of heresy, heretical ideas, ideas and dangerous ideas, &c were asked to recant their sins and accept religious re-education. The afterlife and one's (subjects') place(s) in it being prized above all else -- what's an earthly life of thirty years to eternity? -- this was big stuff. The Inquisition witnessed very few [[WitchHunt witch trials]]; this is not just because they dealt only with a small proportion of the peninsula's (minority) urban population at intervals of decades or more -- some towns for which there exist records were not visited more than a few times during the entire period of the Inquisition's existence -- but because what trials there were ceased in the latter 16th Century.
15th May '17 8:24:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TrueBlood'', the Inquisition is the work of vampires and was primarily used to eliminate witches. The BigBad of series 4 is the vengeful spirit of one such witch who was burned at the stake 400 years previously.

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* In ''TrueBlood'', ''Series/TrueBlood'', the Inquisition is the work of vampires and was primarily used to eliminate witches. The BigBad of series 4 is the vengeful spirit of one such witch who was burned at the stake 400 years previously.
1st May '17 6:47:16 PM PaulA
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* Subverted in the Conrad Starsgard series by Leo Frankowski. Conrad, a Polish engineer from the 20th Century travels back in time to the 13th Century. He confesses his predicament to a Franciscan priest, who sends a report to Rome so an inquisition can be held over whether Conrad is an agent of God or the Devil. Thanks to an excessively slow bureaucracy, the report spends years getting bounced around by the Church hierarchy, then sent back to the authorities in Poland for verification because no-one believes it. Meanwhile Conrad is advancing in rank and wealth because he's GivingRadioToTheRomans, and as a consequence the priest also advances because he's the personal confessor of such a powerful man, so the report keeps being submitted to him (as said higher authority) for verification!

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* Subverted in the Conrad Starsgard series by Leo Frankowski.Creator/LeoFrankowski. Conrad, a Polish engineer from the 20th Century travels back in time to the 13th Century. He confesses his predicament to a Franciscan priest, who sends a report to Rome so an inquisition can be held over whether Conrad is an agent of God or the Devil. Thanks to an excessively slow bureaucracy, the report spends years getting bounced around by the Church hierarchy, then sent back to the authorities in Poland for verification because no-one believes it. Meanwhile Conrad is advancing in rank and wealth because he's GivingRadioToTheRomans, and as a consequence the priest also advances because he's the personal confessor of such a powerful man, so the report keeps being submitted to him (as said higher authority) for verification!
28th Mar '17 7:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''OpenBlue'' has the [[ChurchMilitant Three Inquisitional Orders]], which served as the Avelian Empire's Spanish Inquisition. When the inquisition ended, they continued to train their priests (and nuns) in the art of [[WarriorMonk swinging swords around]] as they were frequently assigned as chaplains aboard Avelian warships, which usually went off hunting {{pirates}}. Additionally, these priests and nuns are responsible for ''training'' the [[CloakAndDagger spies]] and StateSec agents working for the Empire's intelligence service.

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* ''OpenBlue'' ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' has the [[ChurchMilitant Three Inquisitional Orders]], which served as the Avelian Empire's Spanish Inquisition. When the inquisition ended, they continued to train their priests (and nuns) in the art of [[WarriorMonk swinging swords around]] as they were frequently assigned as chaplains aboard Avelian warships, which usually went off hunting {{pirates}}. Additionally, these priests and nuns are responsible for ''training'' the [[CloakAndDagger spies]] and StateSec agents working for the Empire's intelligence service.
18th Mar '17 11:36:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''GoyasGhosts'' starring NataliePortman as one of the victims of the Inquisition.

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* ''GoyasGhosts'' starring NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman as one of the victims of the Inquisition.
17th Mar '17 7:16:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Nasuverse}} a number of characters work are Executors of the Church, and actually work for the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, a department of the Inquisition dedicated to supervise supernatural phenomena and holy relics and eradicate vampires, with the Burial Agency as a further sub-department dedicated specifically to eradicate the worst and most dangerous vampires. [[ShownTheirWork The date of foundation of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament and the Burial Agency coincide with the foundation of the Episcopal Inquisitions]].
* In the Italian remake of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'' the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament department of the {{Nasuverse}} of the Inquisition features prominently, with the Inquisition at large eventually taking back the historical name of "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition".

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* In the {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} a number of characters work are Executors of the Church, and actually work for the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament, a department of the Inquisition dedicated to supervise supernatural phenomena and holy relics and eradicate vampires, with the Burial Agency as a further sub-department dedicated specifically to eradicate the worst and most dangerous vampires. [[ShownTheirWork The date of foundation of the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament and the Burial Agency coincide with the foundation of the Episcopal Inquisitions]].
* In the Italian remake of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'' the Assembly of the Eight Sacrament department of the {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} of the Inquisition features prominently, with the Inquisition at large eventually taking back the historical name of "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition".
19th Feb '17 11:11:28 AM wedward
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* One episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a RunningGag where a frustrated character would grumble, "I didn't expect some kind of/this kind of/the Spanish Inquisition!" After a "jarring chord," several anachronistic Spanish Inquisitors would burst in and seize control of the skit.

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* One episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a RunningGag where a frustrated character would grumble, "I didn't expect some kind of/this kind of/the Spanish Inquisition!" After a "jarring chord," several anachronistic Spanish Inquisitors would burst in and seize control of the skit. This eventually wound up becoming one of the biggest memes ever.
25th Jan '17 6:15:09 PM Saveelich
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25th Jan '17 6:15:08 PM Saveelich
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* It is featured in ''Film/{{Assassin's Creed|2016}}'' (the 2016 film).

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* It is featured in ''Film/{{Assassin's ''Film/{{Assassins Creed|2016}}'' (the 2016 film).
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