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, or even a ChurchgoingVillain.

Contrast with SecularHero. Sometimes, they'll just be AmbiguouslyChristian or AmbiguouslyJewish.


[[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 says he's 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 ''Manga/Brave10'', left the Izumo temple to pursue his own brand of Buddhism which involves worshipping all gods equally, on the basis of maximizing potential protection from them. The Braves are pretty sceptical, but it does give him a CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' has Max Hartway, a pilot for Woolf's squadron who always prays to God for strength prior to battle.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': There are hints that Shouji Mezou is a Buddhist, particularly, his mentions of having "no worldly desires".
* Yukariko of the ''Anime/MaiHime'' anime, as she is a nun.
* In the American official GagDub of ''Anime/GhostStories'', Momoko becomes this.
* For the Death Scythes in ''Manga/SoulEater'', Justin Law is this, though he takes it a step farther in that he thinks his boss, the GrimReaper, is God. In the manga, this doesn't change, [[spoiler: though it isn't Lord Death he's worshipping...]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' 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.
* Implied with Megu-nee from ''Manga/SchoolLive''. She seems rather spiritual and carries around a rosary.

[[AC: ComicBooks]]
* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} from ''ComicBook/XMen'' 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 (possibly Eastern Orthodox, since his parents were Russian), 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 [[Anime/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 (after she notices him kissing a medallion of St. Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of pilots), and she basically says that'd be hypocritical of her.
* This trope is often applied to works featuring Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'', who because of owning some Catholic paraphernalia [[note]](specifically, a rosary necklace, a matching bracelet, a statue of the Virgin Mary surrounded by candles, a crucifix, and [[UnlimitedWardrobe occasionally]] cross motifs on his clothes[[/note]] and a real name that hints at a heritage that would make him more likely to actually be one, is [[{{Fanon}} thought to be]] a practicing Catholic.

[[AC: {{Film}}]]
* In ''Film/{{Waterloo}}'', Private Tomlinson (Oleg Vidov).
* In ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', [[BadassPreacher Meacham]].
* ''Film/MajorLeague'':
** The first film 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.
* ''Film/MadMax'' 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/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' 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). Upon being told that Thor is very powerful, enough that he's considered to be a god...
-->'''Steve''': There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure He doesn't dress like that.
* Dr Elizabeth Shaw in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
* ''Film/BullDurham'': Minor character Jimmy is an outspoken born-again Christian who is introduced trying to start a team Bible study group, to his teammates' annoyance. Surprisingly, in the third act he ends up marrying Millie, a girl who has "gone down on half the Carolina League."
* In ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/RogueOne'', Chirrut Îmwe is a blind warrior from Jedha who is both Force-sensitive and strongly believes in it. His buddy Baze Malbus thinks he's kind of a fool about that. Both join Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and [=K-2SO=] to form the chore team of what will become the Rogue One commando.

[[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}}''.
* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' most of the main characters are Church Knights, but 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.
* In ''Literature/TheRedTent'', Zilpah is the most religious out of Jacob's wives.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', while most characters don't place much importance on their faith, Monk Evraine is religious to the point of mild fanaticism.

[[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, the camp chaplain, is, as befits his position, the most devoutly religious member of the staff at the 4077th, dividing his time between giving religious guidance to the other personnel and the wounded soldiers passing through the camp (even those who are not Catholic or even Christian) and performing charitable works for local orphans. Many other characters have some religious faith, but they are not as overt about it (except when Major Burns' religious hypocrisy is being mined for laughs).
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Worf, of a sort. He doesn't actually actively ''worship'' anything but is knowledgeable about Klingon mythology, which is [[FantasyCounterpartCulture heavily Norse-influenced]] and actually misotheistic (in ''Deep Space Nine'' it's mentioned a couple times that ancient Klingon warriors ''killed'' their gods).
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
*** Major Kira in the beginning until Worf joins the crew. She's Bajoran, whose primary [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being one of the few species in the galaxy that still has a majority of outspokenly religious citizens. They worship the Prophets, which in the series premiere turn out to be a race of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens that inhabit a wormhole between the outer Bajoran system and the Gamma Quadrant.
*** In a meta sense, [=DS9=] is this to the other ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series; while most run on the idea that mankind has OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, it takes the Bajoran religion seriously and questions where the line between "SufficientlyAdvancedAlien" and "god" really is.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Chakotay follows a bizarre mishmash of various Native American religious beliefs, which in real life was due to the show's so-called Native American adviser, Jamake Highwater, being an infamous fraud with no actual Cherokee ancestry (as he claimed).
* 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.
* On ''Series/TheMindyProject'', Danny Castellano is a devout Catholic. When he and Mindy first discuss dating, he refuses because she has a boyfriend and it would be adultery. Mindy points out that not only is he divorced, he also had sex before marriage.
* Among the National Service aircraftmen in ''Series/GetSomeIn'', vicar's son Matthew Lilley is by far the most overt when it comes to living life according to religious guidelines. He makes a point of attending church services every week, has religious iconography on his notice board instead of the pin-ups most of his fellow aircraftmen have, ascribes unexpected good fortune to divine intervention, regards using even mild profanity such as "Blimey" as blasphemous, and plans to follow his father into the clergy after finishing his National Service. His fellow aircraftmen may not share his religious convictions, but they do respect them, unlike their [[DrillSergeantNasty Drill Instructor]], Corporal Marsh, who never misses an opportunity to insult Matthew for his devotion to his faith.
* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Turk is a fairly devout Christian, although not a regular churchgoer. The religious beliefs of the rest of the cast aren't really discussed, except Dr Cox who is a HollywoodAtheist and Laverne who is TheFundamentalist.
* Rembrandt in On Series/{{Sliders}}, he frequently mentions God and openly says he's Christian. Quinn and Arturo are agnostics whilst Wade has some NewAge believes but is never shown to be actually active in any religion.
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has Mac, a Catholic with some fundamentalist leanings. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist This does not make him a better person.]]

[[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.

* Scripps in TheHistoryBoys.

* William [=McCall=] from ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood''. He also doubles as the TokenGoodTeammate.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Leliana from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a [[spoiler: former spy / assassin]] who found religion while in hiding. In later installments, she becomes the Left Hand (i.e. personal spymaster) of the incumbent [[ThePope Divine]] and, potentially, [[spoiler:the next Divine herself.]]
** Sebastian Vael from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a FormerTeenRebel whose parents shipped him off to the Kirkwall Chantry to prevent him from further embarrassing them. Bethany Hawke from the same game also is shown to be very religious, despite the Chantry's official position that free mages like her are AlwaysChaoticEvil.
** Of the companions in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Cassandra Pentaghast is easily the most devout Andrastean--understandable, as she has served as the ''Right'' Hand (i.e. personal enforcer) of the Divine for most of her life ([[spoiler:and can also become the next Divine in the ending.]]) In fact, she is the closest thing this series thus far has to ThePaladin.
* Of the three Pacific High School students in ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', Boman is described as a devout Christian[[labelnote:*]]most likely Roman Catholic[[/labelnote]], with the title of [[RedBaron "Fighting Preacher"]]. His character-specific ending in the first game even showed him staying behind in Japan as a missionary...and somehow managing to drag [[JapaneseDelinquents Edge and Gan from Gedo High]] along with him on his charity fundraisers!
* 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.
** Though those two are the most devoted, all of the various alien characters generally believe in whatever religion their society developed. Garrus prays to the spirits in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3.'' In the same game, Liara is seething with anger when Javik tells her that her goddess was actually the Protheans. Ironic, [[AdventureArchaeologist as she had spent her life looking to the Protheans for answers.]]
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Not a teammate but a love interest. Maria from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' 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. She keeps her religious tone even in ''Magical Melody'', where there isn't even a church in town anymore.
** 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 [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature future incarnations.]]
* Novitiate nun Erica Fontaine in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars''.
* In ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Erica Fontaine]] is the token Catholic, with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] added to the mix in ''2''.
* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' has Beatrice who at times indicates ambiguously towards having religious leanings. [[spoiler: She prays before going into the woods at the game's climax.]]

[[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 ''Webcomic/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 ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', where Joyce's faith wasn't so often commented upon, some felt that this was {{flanderization}} or inconsistency of her character. [[ 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.
* ''Webcomic/CrimsonDark'': Daniel is a Christian missionary who leads Bible studies sometimes and gets called a "Bible basher", though he doesn't actually push it on anyone. The author said he added this because he's a Christian as well and wanted to counter the idea that religion would have [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions died out in the future]].

[[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. Basically the entire town aside from the Brovloskis are Catholic, though it doesn't come up as often in later seasons.
* Tim (the talking bear with no pants) in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* Beyal in ''WesternAnimation/MonSuno''.
* Wonder Woman in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' was the only team member who was overtly religious with her faith in the Greek pantheon. Hawkgirl was openly an atheist, but the others appeared to be simply nonreligious; Superman was clearly raised Christian, and Batman was occasionally implied to be a lapsed Catholic.