There's this one guy or girl in the team that stands out from the other team members. They stand out because of their faith or their religious values. While many of the team members may be atheists or agnostics, or at least haven't given much thought to religion, this team member is ''devoted'' to their faith.

Regardless of whether they serve one god, or multiple gods, or some divine cosmic energy, their beliefs have defined the way they see the world and the way they respond to any given situation. This may manifest in a ThouShaltNotKill code, or they may be [[KnightTemplar a violent, psychotic character who uses their faith to justify their actions]]. Whatever the case, this causes the character to stand out from the other characters due to their faith. If they are militant, expect them to be a BadassPreacher, or a TechnicalPacifist.

If they are Christian, they will almost invariably be [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic]]. Unless they're [[AcceptableReligiousTargets wacky or hypocritical]], in which case they'll be [[TheFundamentalist Protestant]].

Quite often the TokenGoodTeammate, although psychotic examples could qualify for TokenEvilTeammate. May also be the TokenWholesome.

At their worst, a Token Religious Teammate is StupidGood or LawfulStupid.

Contrast with SecularHero.

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!!Examples:

[[AC: {{Anime}}]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'':
** Sister Eda is the only major side character who shows religious affiliation (Catholic) in an otherwise secular or atheistic Roanapur. It's subverted because not only is [[NunTooHoly Eda rather irreverent]], her [[CorruptChurch "church" is little more than a gun cartel]] [[spoiler:and an undercover CIA listening post]] built into a church.
** Claude Weaver from the Greenback Jane arc is implied to be a Mormon, but he's private about his faith and also has problems with some tenets of his faith, primarily the whole "thou shalt not kill" thing.
* Seikai, one of the ''Anime/{{Brave 10}}'', left the Izumo temple to pursue his own brand of Buddhism.
* ''GundamAGE'' has Max Hartway, a pilot for Woolf's squadron who always prays to God for strength prior to battle.
* Yukariko of the ''MaiHime'' anime, as she is a nun.
* In the American official GagDub of ''Anime/GhostStories'', Momoko becomes this.
* For the Death Scythes in ''SoulEater'', Justin Law is this, though he takes it a step farther in that he thinks his boss, the GrimReaper, is God.
* Subverted in ''GundamWing'' with Duo. Although he wears CreepyCoolCrosses and a priest's collar, he's actually a HollywoodAtheist.
* Asia Argento, Xenovia Quarta, and Irina Shidou from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. And no, being demons didn't stop the first two from being religious at all.

[[AC: ComicBooks]]
* Nightcrawler from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' is a devout Catholic, despite the fact that his appearance frequently causes him to be mistaken for a demon.
* Wolfsbane in ComicBook/NewMutants and later in ComicBook/XFactor.
** In one of the later iterations of the series, there is Dust, a devout Muslim who still observes ''niqab''.
* The title character in ''Comicbook/{{Nexus}}'' is a devout Christian, and makes more frequent reference to his faith than most of the main characters. By contrast, while his friend Judah Maccabee is introduced as a devout convert to Judaism (his name was Fred before he converted), [[AmbiguouslyJewish in practice he doesn't actually talk about it that much;]] as a side note, Judah is an alien.
* Victor Mancha of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} was raised as a devout Catholic. Teammate Nico Minoru used to be an altar girl, but has lapsed somewhat.

[[AC: FanWorks]]
* Shizune from ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated''. Unfortunately, she also holds [[TheFundamentalist particularly extreme and uncompromising beliefs]], and is willing to kill anyone who disagrees with her in almost any way, including the rest of [[MaiHime the Himes]].
* {{Downplayed}} in ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire''. Most of the characters are Romulan and pay at least lip service to the Romulan spiritual belief in the Elements, but it's not an organized religion in the manner of Jaleh Khoroushi's Shi'a Islam. Jaleh also pointedly doesn't keep ''halal'' [[FantasticReligiousWeirdness for practical reasons]]. Meanwhile D'trel's crew has Omek'ti'kallan, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jem'Hadar]] [[EliteMook First]] and a devout follower of "Glorious Odo'Ital" (a.k.a. Odo from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') who frequently quotes religious maxims from a SparseListOfRules.
* The USS ''Bajor'' among Federation starships in ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' and related fics, due to having a crew that's about 15% Bajoran, including the captain and operations officer. They've even got a Bajoran monk for a chaplain. In "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans" conn officer Park Jin-Soo asks Captain Kanril Eleya if she has a problem with him being Catholic, and she basically says that'd be hypocritical of her.

[[AC: {{Film}}]]
* In ''Film/{{Waterloo}}'', Private Tomlinson (Oleg Vidov).
* In ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', [[BadassPreacher Meacham]].
* ''Film/MajorLeague'' has Eddie Harris, the stock hypocritical Protestant, and Pedro Cerrano, the voodoo practitioner, who are often in conflict.
** In ''Major League 2,'' Cerrano converts to Buddhism, which puts him in conflict with new outfielder Isuro "Kamikazi" Tanaka, who mocks his shallow understanding of Buddhism.
* Holly Little from ''Film/StarshipTroopers3Marauder''. In addition to Little, Sky Marshal Omar Anoke is also revealed to be religious [[spoiler:but he is not worshipping the same god that Little was.]]
* [[NomDeGuerre Deacon]], from ''Film/RedTails'', who made a point of praying to "[[DivineRaceLift Black Jesus]]'' for protection for himself and his fellow pilots.
* Mad Max has two highway patrolmen chasing a maniac. After a crash one starts cursing and the other says that he doesn't have to "... work with a blasphemer."
* In ''Smiley's People'', a man is found shot in the face. A detective starts saying "Christ, Christ" and becomes sick. His superior tells him that if he has to vomit go off and do it, but no blaspheming.
* ''Film/TheAvengers'' has ComicBook/CaptainAmerica make a specific reference to Christianity. This is in-character for him (having been frozen in the 1940s and still having that mindset).
* Dr Elizabeth Shaw in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.

[[AC: {{Literature}}]]
* Relg in the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is a fanatic who observes strict religious rites, including stopping to pray several times a day, until the rest of the party force him to stop. He also has issues with sin, especially relationships with women, that he never entirely gets over even after he's married.
* Constable Visit-The-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets is this for the Watch in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.
* While in the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' most of the main characters are Church Knights, Bevier the Cyrinic knight is the most pious, stern and religious of the bunch, almost ending up in the Lawful Stupid ground. The other Church Knights in the group tend to have a much more pragmatic approach.
* April in ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''.
** Jalil is an {{inversion}} as the only explicitly atheist (and anti-religious) member of the group. This had an interesting result when the gods of Everworld-Africa ordered the team to make a sacrifice to them, as Jalil and April actually teamed up in refusing.
* ''Literature/IRobot'' features the experimental robot Cutie, who attempts to make sense of the world around him (really little more than a space station one mile across) by turning to religious faith.
* Robyn Mathers from ''Literature/TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan''. She isn't the only Christian in the group, but she's the most devout, even having a ThouShaltNotKill code. [[spoiler:She eventually breaks it.]]
* In the ''Literature/VenusPrime'' series, Sparta's former classmate Khalid Sayeed is a devout Shiite Muslim.

[[AC: LiveActionTV]]
* Lourdes from ''Series/FallingSkies''.
* Zhaan from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' was a Delvian Pa'u or priest(ess). At one point she committed acts of violence so repugnant to her own sense of morality that she renounced her status and spent about half a season reattaining it. She was the spiritual heart of the show [[spoiler: up until her death in early Season 3.]] Stark and Noranti were similarly spiritual characters.
* Shepherd Derrial Book from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is a BadassPreacher from a fictional Christian denomination (named the Order of Shepherds in the RPG). He doesn't push his beliefs on the crew (which includes at least one Buddhist and an unapologetic HollywoodAtheist, while the other crew members' preferences aren't known) unless they ask for it, but he practices what he preaches and follows the Ten Commandments to the letter. We should note here that, while Literature/TheBible is quite specific that ThouShaltNotKill, [[TechnicalPacifist "it is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps."]]
* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Father Mulcahy.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Worf.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Major Kira in the begining until Worf joins the crew.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Chakotay.
* Hershel from ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. He seems to be the only character on the show so far with any serious religiosity.
* Shirley from ''Series/{{Community}}''.
* ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'' has Communications Officer Lt. Tim O'Neill, whose devout Catholicism is singled out as a plot point in a few episodes.
* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Arastoo is the only member of the Squints to voice a religious belief (Islam). While he never tries to hide this aspect of himself, he did attempt to put on a fake accent in hopes of making the others think that he was newly immigrated to the country and would thus not give him a hard time about it. Angela is the only other Squint that shows spiritual leanings, although she seems more spiritual than religious about the matter. The only other character to emphasize a religious preference is Booth, who rarely lets an episode pass without reminding everyone that he is Catholic.
* In the BBC's ''Series/TheMusketeers'', [[TruthInTelevision Catholicism is the national religion]], but (somewhat ironically) the ChivalrousPervert Aramis is the only one amongst the Musketeers who seems to embrace it.
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Elliot Stabler is a somewhat devout Catholic, and is the only member of the SVU whose religious views get any significant mention.


[[AC: Roleplay]]
* Surprisingly for an RPG on a board that usually frowns on religious discussion, Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG got ''two'' spiritual characters. The first was Commander Pharisee, who believes he has a divinely-inspired right to impart justice on others. The second is Dr. Noomi Shaw, who despite being a capable surgeon tries to use prayer as a source of comfort.

[[AC: TabletopGames]]
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there is a general trend for the party's Cleric or Paladin to be the lone religious, pious member of the party.
* Lorgar (and by extension the entire Word Bearers Legion) was this for the Primarchs in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', which led to his downfall. Lorgar and his legion made very little progress during the reunification of the galaxy since they kept building churches and presenting the (very much atheist) Emperor as, well, GodEmperor. The Emperor humiliated Lorgar and his entire legion for his worship, so when it turned out there were actual gods in the Warp more than willing to be prayed to, Lorgar jumped ship.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* William [=McCall=] from ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood''. He also doubles as the TokenGoodTeammate.
* Leliana from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and Sebastian Vael from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Leliana is a [[spoiler: former spy / assassin]] who found religion while in hiding, and Sebastian is a FormerTeenRebel whose parents shipped him off to the Kirkwall Chantry to prevent him from further embarrassing them.
** Bethany Hawke also is shown to be very religious, despite the Chantry's official position that free Mages like her are AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* VideoGame/RivalSchools: of the three Pacific Highschool students, Boman is said to be a devout Christian.
* Vanilla H from VideoGame/GalaxyAngel is the only member of the team for whom religion is really important (superficial resemblance to Catholicism plus vegetarianism).
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a few ReligiousBruiser teammates:
** Ashley Williams is eventually revealed to be this in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. She reports having faced some prejudice for her beliefs, giving Shepard the option to say that s/he is religious, too.
** Thane Krios from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is the most obviously religious teammate. He's introduced killing a CorruptCorporateExecutive and then saying a "prayer for the wicked"--referring to himself.
* Not a teammate but a love interest. Maria from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries Harvest Moon 1]]'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' is probably the most religious person in the series that isn't a nun or priest. She worships the Harvest Goddess but the religion is a mashup of Catholicism and Paganism.
** Her granddaughter, Maria from ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'', is the same though to a lesser degree. She attends church often and plays the piano on her free days. She's less religious in future incarnations.
* Erica Fontaine from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.

[[AC: {{Webcomics}}]]
* [[PrinciplesZealot Chirinide]] and her protector Shan'naal from ''Webcomic/DrowTales''. Notably the other members of the "team" mostly just find her annoying or ignore her.
* Fletcher Emerson (AKA Pardus) is the only overtly religious member of ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}''.
* Reverend Theo Fobius in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' is a multi-disciplinary chaplain for a company of mercenaries, most of whom actively avoid anything regarding religion as much as possible. He often acts as the company counselor more than a spiritual guide.
* Kurloz Makara, to the Pre-Scratch Trolls, in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. His particular ReligionOfEvil worships BigBad Lord English and the Cherub species in general.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', every team needs some sort of cleric to balance to balance out their stats. [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Durkon]] holds this role for the Order, [[DragonWithAnAgenda Redcloak]] for Team Evil, [[FriendlyEnemy Malack]] for the Empire of Blood and whoever-Durkon's-EvilCounterpart-is-this-time for the Linear Guild.
* When DumbingOfAge premiered, some felt that Joyce was becoming this. As Dumbing of Age features characters re-imagined from his previous works, like Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky, and {{Shortpacked}}, where Joyce's faith wasn't so often commented upon, some felt that this was {{flanderization}} or inconsistancy of her character. [[http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/10270379367/some-people-who-read-roomies-and-its-walky Later David Willis clarified that when he first created many of his characters, he was a Christian fundementalist and therefore made most of his characters the same as a default,]] inverting this trope.

[[AC: WebOriginal]]
* Phase of Team Kimba, and Loophole of the Whitman Lit Chix. They even have a talk about their faith in a Loophole story, with Phase revealing that he is having a crisis of faith since he has lost everything: his family, his old friends, his wealth and power and protection, his long-held anti-mutant beliefs, his identity, and even his gender.

[[AC: WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Mentioned in "Lemons of Troy", when Bart is assigning identities to his squad. Todd Flanders is "the religious guy who goes crazy."
** Marge Simpson is clearly more involved in the church than the rest of the family. And while for example "Homer the Heretic" focuses on Homer's dwindling faith, it's obvious on several occasions that the kids wouldn't go to church unless Marge made them.
** In the thirteenth-season episode "She Of Little Faith," Lisa converts to Buddhism and seems at least as serious about it as Marge is about Christianity... [[DependingOnTheWriter when the writers remember to reference it]], anyway.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' both Kyle (Jewish) or Butters (Christian) get played this way in some episodes, though not as heavily as most examples.
* Tim (the talking bear with no pants) in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* Beyal in ''MonSuno''.

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