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->''"Kung Fu Action Jesus!''
->''He's fighting the bad guys!''
->''And making them pay!''
->''With magic Kung Fu!''
->''He'll save the day!''
->''It's Kung Fu Action Jesus (Aw yeah!)!"''
-->-- "Kung Fu Action Jesus", from ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries''

A NewMedia and comedy trope in which UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} (or any other similar MessianicArchetype or CrystalDragonJesus figure) is depicted doing very, ''very'' awesome deeds that somehow were never recorded in the Bible. May involve Jesus being a badass, or just generally doing something [[RuleOfCool really cool]]. Has a certain degree of TruthInTelevision, if you believe in the Bible.

Another use for this trope is when a messianic figure (not historical) has extreme martial ability as one of his defining traits. [[TechnicalPacifist He may be a man of peace]], but [[CurbStompBattle he'll kick your ass six ways to Sunday]] if you dare to do bad in front of him.

Name based on the ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' fandom and on ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' description of Aang as a [[TheChosenOne "Kung Fu Action Jesus"]]. Not to be confused with Website/SomethingAwful goon and LetsPlay aficionado [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus Kung-Fu Jesus.]]

A SubTrope of JesusWasWayCool, and also HistoricalBadassUpgrade.

See also ChurchMilitant and PalsWithJesus. Might go on adventures with BadassSanta, or [[Film/{{UHF}} Gandhi II]]. Push it to the extreme and you got EverybodyWasKungFuFighting. If it's one of His followers doing the ass-kicking, that's a BadassPreacher or ReligiousBruiser; of course, RealMenLoveJesus for this reason.

If you're looking for the Website/SomethingAwful {{Lets Play}}er, his page is [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus here]].


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', God is also known as the Great Spirit, the ultimate spirit who can only be channeled by the victor of the Shaman Fight. This being the case, it's implied that Jesus was the victor of his era's Shaman Fight. As was Buddha. And the fact that the shaman fight occurs "Every 500 Years" infers that, so was Mohammad (and so was Buddha, if you work it backwards).
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' sees the resident CloneJesus Vivio practicing the local version of kung fu ("Strike Arts"). It is also unambiguously said that the "original Jesus", the Saint King Olivie, [[WorldsBestWarrior was the strongest fighter in the multiverse during her lifetime]].
* Jesus from the current continuity of [[spoiler: ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'']] was a user of the same psychic powers as the rest of the main characters and grants the heroes most of their abilities.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler: (former) Fleet Admiral Sengoku has a Zoan Devil Fruit that turns him into Buddha. This naturally gives him super strength and allows him to launch shockwaves from his palms.]]
* Toki of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is by far the most messianic of the Hokuto warriors, and unlike warriors like Kenshiro and Rei who use their martial arts to mete out justice against the wicked, Toki uses the Hokuto Shinken arts to heal people, and when he does have to step up and kick evil's ass, his techniques deal no pain, and in fact are extremely pleasurable to those on the receiving end. To top it off, the guy even LooksLikeJesus and his FanNickname is Kung-Fu Jesus.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:the titular character gains the power of Rikudo Sennin, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, now having god-like powers to counter the now god-like Madara Uchiha]]. One of his new powers include HealingHands, but it's power is beyond any healing-type jutsu in the whole world. For example, [[spoiler:Naruto stops the killing side effect of Guy's Hachimon and later he gives Kakashi his original left eye back after Madara has ripped it off]].
* The ultimate plan of the villain Altena in ''{{Anime/Noir}}'' is to make, or more accurately remake, a version of this where the titular Noir is a pair of maidens who help the downtrodden and slay the wicked.
* ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'' has Jesmon, a Digimon directly named after Jesus. It's also a Mega-level Digimon and a member of the [[KnightInShiningArmor Royal Knights]], with swords on its arms, legs and tail, can create three assistant constructs with ''more'' swords, [[HyperAwareness and can sense chaos all over the Digital World.]]
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Saints with a capital "S" are people who are born with bodies possessing properties close to that of Jesus himself, which grants them incredible physical and magical powers, to the point they can fight ''actual angels''. The chances of actually being born with such a body, however, are very slim, as there are only 20 known people in the world who can qualify. Known Saints include the female MasterSwordsman Kaori Kanzaki and the member of God's Right Seat of the Roman Catholic Church, Acqua of the Back.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* The comic book ''Loaded Bible'', in which Jesus returns to earth to fight vampires. There's a scene where Jesus spits in a vampire's face and its head '''explodes'''. The Bible is some good stuff, but that's right on up there. Well it was holy spit. That's mostly holy water, right?
* The Godyssey. "[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Jésus]] [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2011/04/godyssey-1.html Wins]]: [[Franchise/MortalKombat Theology!]]"
* National Lampoon's short-lived [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/417/ Son-O'-God comics]]
* The comic book, ''Jesus Hates Zombies''; Jesus Christ was resurrected to save the world from zombies. He kinda lacks his normal powers since his powers is based off of faith so right now, he's BadassNormal.
* In the ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' story line, the people of the planet Sakaar fully believe that their CrystalDragonJesus, the Sakaarson, will be a complete and utter badass, to the point that at different points in the story, both Hulk and ComicBook/SilverSurfer are thought to be the Sakaarson come at last.

[[folder: Fan Fic ]]
* [[Fanfic/GurrenJesus "Hitler, I'm going to kick your ass in the name of the Father, Myself, and the Holy Ghost," said Jesus.]]

* For a less subtle example, ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter''.
-->''The First Testament: An eye for an eye.\\
The Second Testament: Love thy neighbour.\\
The Third Testament... KICKS ASS!''
* ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'' - The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LyKxzw6cjg]]"Rock Me Sexy Jesus"
-->"Turn the other cheek is really showing class, but I really think it's sexy when he kicks Satan's ass! Kicks Satan's ass! Kicks Satan's ass!"
* Kung-Fu Jesus actually makes an appearance in the 1993 ''{{wuxia}}'' film ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EnitdrbL0w Legend of the Liquid Sword]]'', where he descends with a cross and defeats the villains with his [[TranslationTrainWreck "Juses Puches"]]. [[spoiler: It's actually a main character dressed as Jesus and armed with explosives, but it still qualifies.]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Even in the context of the film]] it's still pretty much a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

* ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' has Jesus (referred to as the "Son of God", because He hasn't been born as a human yet) take part in the third day of the war in heaven. After two days of deadlock between the two angel armies, the Son takes the field and single-handedly drives Satan and his entire army into Hell.
* ''Literature/LeftBehind'': At the end of the series, Jesus comes to Earth and kills all of the bad-guys by [[WordsCanBreakMyBones reciting Bible verses]] that cause them to explode in [[{{Gorn}} horribly graphic manners]]. Apparently there was some discussion/debate between the authors as to how literal this should be. The [[http://www.patheos.com/community/slacktivist/tag/left-behind/ slacktivist]] {{Deconstruction}} of the novels has coined the term Turbo Jesus (Short for Turbo Robo Killer Jesus-2000 with his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment deathly deathrays of deathlyness]]) for this version of Jesus, while the deconstruction of the kids-books prefers to call him [[KneelBeforeZod Zod]]. Neither is very pleased with this interpretation of Jesus, especially since the Left Behind authors insist that they are only writing what Jesus really will do soon.
* The absurdist comedy ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'' spends a long time devoted to the time span where the story of Jesus' life is missing from the Bible (roughly from about age 12 to his early 30s). In ''Lamb'' Jesus (and Biff) spend most of this time wandering the east, learning alchemy, science, and Kung Fu, (literally) among other things.
** Jesus develops a form that does not cause great physical harm or death. It's called "The Way of the Jew"-- or "Jew Do". This is by no means the worst pun in the book.
** The author even lampshaded in the book's afterword. He writes about how he was going to leave the Kung Fu part out because it didn't fit the timeline... until he spent a couple of minutes thinking "But what if Jesus knew Kung Fu?" [[RuleOfCool He had to throw it in]].
* OlderThanPrint: In [[WordOfDante Dante's]] ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Jesus has stormed the gates of Hell during the three days he was dead, tore them down, summoned a massive earthquake that was felt down at its eighth circle, and ''then'' whisked away the Old Testament saints (who weren't technically Christian and thus went to Limbo). Now, there's a busy fella... This legend can be traced back to the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrowing_of_Hell Gospel of Nicodemus]]'', so Dante wasn't actually the [[WordOfDante codifier]] per se.
* Aslan is [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'s resident Jesus {{Expy}}/allegory, and ''HE. IS. BAD. ASS.'' [[PantheraAwesome Jesus Christ is a lion,]] [[MemeticMutation get in the wardrobe!]] He seems to be part-Jesus and part-[[PhysicalGod God]], given that he actually displays [[TheMaker world-creator]] powers. Trinitarian theology holds that all Three Persons had/have a role in Creation. The Prologue to the Gospel According to John says of the Word that "all things were made through him, and without him nothing was made that was made."
* Polish writer Jacek Piekara did a sort of a {{deconstruction}} of the idea in his stories about Inquisitor Mordimer Madderdin. Madderdin lives InAWorld where Jesus decided "eh, screw you all!", descended from the cross, ordered his Apostles to slaughter all of Jerusalem, and conquered the Roman Empire. Since the dominant religion is ''far'' from even pretending to preach mercy, and alternate-Jesus obviously didn't die for anybody's sins, it's one hell ([[DemonicInvaders close to literal]]) of a CrapsackWorld.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVugsBipaMA Real-life Jesus stunts in Montreal.]]
* Ronald D. Moore commented that the story of Moses was one of the inspirations for Benjamin Sisko's character arc on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.'' In this case, a group of {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s stand in for the burning bush. He doesn't get into much hand-to-hand asskicking (at least, no more than any other Starfleet captain), but he ''is'' a key figure planning Starfleet's overall strategy during the Dominion War and kicks a fair amount of ass as captain of the series premier CoolStarship, and in the finale he does [[spoiler: tackle a Pah Wraith-possessed Gul Dukat off a cliff]].
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' took this to its logical extreme with a trailer for a mock Creator/QuentinTarantino movie called [[Film/DjangoUnchained Djesus Uncrossed]] where Jesus seeks revenge on the Romans who killed him.

* The Music/JudasPriest song "Painkiller" is about God sending a messiah down to Earth to fight evil. This messiah is called the Painkiller, and is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg motorcyclist who rides a motorcycle with circular saws for wheels and a fire breathing dragon for a chassis]]. He proceeds to kick evil's ass and resurrect mankind before returning to heaven.
* The Axis of Awesome song ''WWJD?'' describes Jesus as "a zombie wizard who also knows kung fu," and is described as having killed Judas with his [[EyeBeams laser vision]] and [[Franchise/{{Superman}} saved Lois Lane by flying round the world backwards]]. Also, he is the lead singer of Music/{{KISS}}.

[[folder: New Media ]]
* The power of [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Super Mecha Death Christ]] [[http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33161.html?type=flv compels you]]!
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has been seen countering with [[Film/{{Cloverfield}} Robotic Donkey Kong Jesus Riding a Puff of Smoke]]. And now, all praise the [[BadassSanta Santa Christ!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01USG9xpnhE Jesus and Hitler square off in a wrestling match on Judgment Day.]]
* Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18948_5-real-deleted-bible-scenes-in-which-jesus-kicks-some-ass.html 5 Real Deleted Bible Scenes In Which Jesus Kicks Some Ass]]
* [[http://www.ninjapirate.com/article/returnofjesus A little Biblical scholarship from ninjapirate.com]] [[BlatantLies indicates]] that [[spoiler:[[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]]] Jesus is coming, and he's ''pissed''.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* In Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s {{Wrestling/ECW}} revival, Wrestling/JohnMorrison was once asked what his opponents had in store at the upcoming Pay-Per-View. His response was, "Imagine if Jesus knew kung-fu. That's what everybody else is dealing with."
* During the road to ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXV'', Wrestling/ShawnMichaels portrayed a ''stripping'' Kung-Fu Jesus parallel to the satanic counterpart that Wrestling/TheUndertaker has portrayed for most of his career for their feud.

* There's an apocryphal legend (one might say Biblical {{Fanon}}) that Jesus as a child in exile in Egypt killed another child in the "playground" equivalent by the power of his mind, then had a HeroicBSOD, brought him back to life, and resolved never to use his power lightly again. Although he did do it to a fig tree (God hates figs?) in the Gospels.
** In the (apocryphal) Infancy Gospel of Thomas he killed a couple of kids for getting in his way, and then drove his teacher insane, and then took away people's voices when they got upset about it. Joseph convinced him to fix everything, but it wasn't until some kid accidentally died near him and he got unfairly blamed for it that he apparently started to realize what a social nightmare it is to make everyone hate you with your superpowers, and started ingratiating himself. When he brought the kid (Zeno) back to life, he was really annoyed.
* Some Christian faiths tell of the "Harrowing of Hell" where during his 3-days being dead, Jesus went to hell, kicked satanic ass there, and rescued all the good souls who couldn't go to Heaven until then because he hadn't yet died for their sins.
** The Literature/BookOfRevelation, in which a figure (commonly believed by some circles to be Jesus), descends from heaven wearing a blood-soaked robe, wielding a double edged sword, leading the armies of heaven in the battle of Armageddon. It goes to show that even a softie who just wants people to be nice to each other can only be pushed by evil so far.
*** And proceeds to one-shot the entire enemy army single-handedly.
** Or when He clears the temple in Jerusalem. With a whip. ''That he made himself'' for that very occasion. It's worth emphasising pacifists are not usually known for wandering into public meeting places with weapons to beat eight tons of crap out of everyone making a quick buck off of religion. He also [[FlippingTheTable flipped a table made of marble]]. Yet that is ''exactly'' what Jesus did.
** This is very common in old Anglo-Saxon Christianity. ''Literature/DreamOfTheRood'' is all about portraying Jesus as a young warrior prince who is crucified not because he knew he had to and so he let it happen, but rather ''wanted'' to be crucified because he knew how important it was. No Roman soldiers nailed him to any cross, He climbed up on that cross himself, like the badass He is.
** Not to mention that He spent a good part of his youth doing manual labour as an apprentice carpenter with his earthly father, and walked the entire length of the Holy Land more than once. Dude would've been ''fit''.
*** Based on the Shroud of Turin, it was estimated that He weighed 185 lbs with a muscular build at the Last Supper (He lost a lot of water during the Passion to the point that the dehydration made Him appear emaciated, but the Passion itself was an amazing display of strength).
* According to Islam, two of the major signs that the Day of Judgment (''Yawm ad-Din'') is fast approaching are 1) the appearance of an [[TheAntiChrist Antichrist]] or false messiah (''ad-Dajjal''), followed by 2) the return of Jesus, who will then kill the Antichrist, end all wars, and preside over a period of total peace and prosperity...until [[spoiler: God knocks down [[SealedEvilInACan the wall that confines the tribes of ''yahjuj'' (Gog) and ''mahjuj'' (Magog)]] and [[ZombieApocalypse they ravage the Earth and even (successfully) attack "the people who live in the sky."]]]] Really. That was probably inspired by Revelation, which has a similar prediction. In some interpretations of the Bible, after the Tribulation Period (which begins with the Rapture and ends at Armageddon, mentioned above), there will be a seven-year period in which God Himself will reign on Earth. After that period, He will loose the forces of Hell for one last hoorah before finally and permanently banishing them and what followers still remain on Earth to the Lake of Fire. He'll then merge Heaven with Earth, creating a perfect paradise free of eternal damnation, with New Jerusalem as its capital.

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* Abel, the CrystalDragonJesus of ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy''. Not only he went elsewhere fighting the supernatural (evil wizards and even a god) but also forged weapons of great power against supernatural entities enchanted with his blood.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Playable character in the Creator/AdultSwim web game, ''VideoGame/BibleFight''.
** Adapted for VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}.
** He is also a playable character in another web game, ''[[http://www.molleindustria.org/en/faith-fighter/ Faith Fighter]]''.
* ''VideoGame/GodHand'' is based almost entirely around this concept. In the game's backstory, demons invaded the world but were defeated by a man (the God Hand) wielding the power of God in his fists. The player character, Gene, inherits some of the God Hand's powers and has to beat the tar out of demons to save the day.
* I-Mockery's ''[[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/santa-fu/ Santa-Fu]]'' features a literal example as well as a [[spoiler:[[MemeticMutation Kung-Fu Raptor Jesus]].]]
* The most powerful Persona of the Judgment Arcana from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is Jesus. Well, okay, it's never outright ''stated'' to be Jesus, instead going by the name 'Messiah', but the description given pretty firmly implies exactly which Messiah it is meant to be. Especially since, at level 95, he gets the skill [[{{Pun}} Absorb Pierce]].
** In the parent series, Aleph of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' is an amnesiac gladiator who is declared to be the Messiah. His first tasks as Messiah involve fighting demons attacking the populace, and he is only publicly declared to be the Messiah after defeating the other claimant in a tournament-like match. [[spoiler:His actual status as the Messiah is up for debate, because he's an artificial human created by science, but under the supervision of the four archangels.]]
* Chaos from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''. He's implied to be the literal Jesus Christ ''and'' fights with his fists and legs. And he [[CutscenePowerToTheMax destroyed Gnosis by touching it with bare hand]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLastResurrection'' contains a fireball-hurling Jesus as its BigBad.
* The Dragonborn in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. Naturally, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Nordic]] equivalent of [[CrystalDragonJesus their messiah]] is the ultimate [[TheDragonslayer Dragonslayer]], capable of [[RealityWarper Shouting at reality so loud that reality listens]] via [[LanguageOfMagic the Thu'um]]. Depending on character build, it's not uncommon for him to be an armor-clad, {{BFS}}-wielding badass either.

[[folder: Web Animation ]]
* The flash ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' involves Jesus quite extensively from making zombies to kill the protagonist to murderizing mooks with a massive smith and wesson and a sniper rifle. He also has a sword marked 3:16, presumably a reference to John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Major subversion in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-18 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' comic where it starts off looking like Jesus is the divine version of Franchise/{{Batman}} until [[IncrediblyLamePun he gets nailed at the end]].
** But then later on in the comic's run, he does stuff like [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-02-10 this]].
*** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-10 And this.]]
*** [[Film/TheDarkKnight And]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-12-14 this.]]
*** [[Manga/DragonBall And]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-12-30 this.]]
*** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-22 This]], however, is by far the most literal example, with [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-10-15 this]] one coming in a close second. Jesus Kick!
** Also the [[ShowWithinAShow comic within a comic]] ''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-01-25 "The Dark Jesus Return"]]'', its not canon though.
* [[http://www.ninjapirate.com/returnofjesus.html Super Saiyan Jesus!]]
** [[http://mfm-comics.deviantart.com/art/Superssiah-77983739 Superssiah]] Jesus.
* [[http://www.jesuschriststory.com/ Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun]] - Where else can you see a [[RuleOfCool gun-toting Jesus partner up with a time traveling Ernest Hemingway]] to [[TheyFightCrime fight Nazis]], Mutants, and a massive [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Were-Hitler?]]
* [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/1/0/27610.jpg?v=1 BAM! Super Jesus]] Presumably going off to fight [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/0/0/27600.jpg?v=1 Super Aryan Hitler!]]
* In ''Webcomic/AlienLovesPredator'' Jesus plays baseball for the New York Yankees. Naturally, he's the star player.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' gives us [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=1481 this strip.]]
* The page title for the index page of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' changes regularly, but for a while it said "We now return to the Adventures of Kung-Fu Jesus and His [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha Amazing Giant Robot]]."

[[folder: Web Video]]
* According to ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'', [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] is one example.
* Also according to Michael in the ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' episode about Film/TheMatrix. More specifically, Michael calls Neo "Kung-Fu Super Jesus".
* "Jesús, Christian Martial Artist" is one of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] lesser used running gags. Coined in his review of ''The Godyssey''.
* [[WebOriginal/AngryVideoGameNerd Super Mecha Death Christ]], anyone?

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** It turned out the sequel to ''"Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' was an action film, where Jesus was a gun-toting cop.
-->"This summer, let he who is without sin... KICK THE FIRST ASS."
*** ....With Chris Tucker.
** And one of their other random cutaways made him even more awesome. "For my next miracle, I'm going to turn water... into FUNK."
** Did you know Jesus and Moses used guns to defeat the Romans?
** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' did a similar joke, except it was a parody of ''Film/KillBill'' that replaced the Bride and Bill with Jesus and the Easter Bunny.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has done this right from the beginning--before they had a TV show, the "Spirit of Christmas" short depicted a Kung Fu battle between Jesus and Santa Claus.
** Jesus stormed an Iraqi prison to rescue SantaClaus but was killed by an Iraqi later in the episode. The boys and Santa escaped to South Park, at which point Santa gave a speech to the assembled townspeople, urging them, from this point on, to remember Jesus on Christmas.
--->''There's a man named Jesus who gave his life to save me. And so I declare that every year on Christmas Day. we should remember Jesus for what he did, and thank him for it. From now on, Christmas will be a day for remembering a brave man named Jesus.''
** Then taking down the head of the Catholic League with [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon the Glaive]] from ''Film/{{Krull}}'', complete with an epic GlassesPull, and leading the forces of Imagination in the final battle [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn style.]] Jesus is a badass in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** He TookALevelInBadass, since his initial appearances had him a little meek, and got his ass handed to him by Satan in a boxing match (before Satan threw the fight).
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Jesus arrives to take control of the forces of good at Armageddon and becomes known as Commander Jesus. His counterpart, the Anti-Christ, however, is not nearly so badass. Well, [[WordOfDante Jesus said that]] the Anti-Christ was the opposite of him in every sense, so if Jesus was badass, it's obvious that the Anti was not.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'': JESUS! He killed all the dinosaurs!
* This is essentially what the Avatar is in ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. For the current living avatar to fully realize their power, they have to become highly spiritualů and this full realization entails unlocking a SuperMode that can potentially alter plate tectonics. Considering that the Avatar idea comes from Hinduism and Buddhism, this would technically make Aang and Korra examples of Kung Fu Vishnu/{{Rama|yana}}/[[Literature/TheMahabharata Krishna]], by way of the Dalai Lama.
** The [[GreaterScopeParagon man]] who established the Avatar Cycle, [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Wan]] qualifies as this. He is an AllLovingHero, with long hair reminiscent of Jesus. He is also the creator and the first practitioner of the firebending martial arts based on the movements of a dragon. His peaceful nature didn't stop him from becoming [[WorldsBestWarrior the First Avatar]] and [[CurbStompBattle kicking]] [[BigBad Vaatu's butt]]. It is implied that Wan continued to fight in wars for the rest of his life.

* The Church of the Subgenius take on the mythos, the ''Fightin' Jesus''. The badass that chased out the moneylenders. In the war against the Elder Gods, he pilots the starship ''Blood of Christ''.
* The most popular depiction of his physical appearance actually is somewhat similar to [[MemeticBadass Chuck Norris]].
* There is a Norse version of the Bible that portrays Jesus as a righteous warrior in a very literal sense.
** One of the kenning names[[note]]Norse poetry prided itself on naming things via referential descriptions, assuming that ViewersAreGeniuses[[/note]] for Jesus was 'the white Thor.' Given that Thor was the God of Fighting and Surviving[[note]]Odin was more of the God of Dying Horribly in Battle[[/note]]...
* The sketch by the French Humorists "Les Inconnus". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbtUq67e2TY Jesus II, the Return]]
* According to a bit of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K]]'' fluff, Jesus was highly likely one of the many pseudonyms of The Emperor of Mankind. Jesus must have been feeling ''incredibly'' merciful when He only used a bullwhip at the temple. But it's ''probably'' just because bolters hadn't been invented yet..
* One illustration in TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Powers has been called [[KillItWithFire Fire]] {{Breath|Weapon}}ing Kung-Fu Jesus.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei7kGqpHOjw Passion 2: Judgment Day]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-khATBDrBU&feature=relmfu Jesus Christ: Violent Communion]]
* Indie action figure company 3A created [[http://www.tomopop.com/tomopop-review-threea-s-fighting-jc-19057.phtml Fighting JC]], who has been released with different colored robes, and different tattoos. Some people have described it as Jesus Christ, reborn to kick some Zombie ass, given that Fighting JC was released as part of a line dealing with the survivors of a Zombie Apocalypse.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuKV2Z3eYTY Fist of Jesus]]'' is a 2012 short action film where Jesus brings Lazarus BackFromTheDead, but since it's his first time [[CameBackWrong something]] [[ZombieApocalypse goes wrong]]... cue Jesus and Judas fighting the zombie horde [[ImprovisedWeapon armed with]] [[ShamuFu multiplied fish]].
* A horrifying example of this trope can be found in [[http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/positive_christianity.htm Positive Christianity]], a version of the faith that was briefly promoted by the Nazis shortly after taking power in Germany. Instead of focusing on the "passive" parts of Jesus' life (his birth, his miracles, his crucifixion), which the Nazis felt turned Christianity into a religion of weakness and submission, it recast Jesus as an Aryan warrior who rebelled against the Jewish authority of his day -- in other words, something that could motivate the Germans to go to war in a quest to do the same.