Playing With: Crystal Dragon Jesus

Basic Trope: A fictional religion which closely resembles a real-life religion, usually Christianity.
  • Straight: Troperianism is the predominant religion of Namespacia, and it is a monotheistic religion whose God consists of three component essences, and who sent a savior down to Earth to redeem man for their collective sinful nature.
  • Exaggerated: Every aspect of Troperianism, from the mythology to the structure of the religious hierarchy, has a direct analogue in Christianity.
  • Downplayed: Troperianism is monotheistic.
  • Justified: Troperianism is a belief system that developed out of Christianity, adapted to suit the denizens of Namespacia.
  • Inverted:
    • Troperianism has aspects of just about every religion except Christianity.
    • Troperianism uses many Christian names but it is really In Name Only with no real association used because they thought the names were cool.
  • Subverted: Troperianism appears to be closely related to Christianity...but all Troperians actually worship Troperianism's version of Satan.
  • Double Subverted: But they only do so to bide their time and stave off Troperian!Satan's wrath until Troperian!Jesus comes to rescue from his clutches.
  • Parodied: Troperians worship Dog, whose son, Tsirhc Susej, died for man's sins and return again in the future to save mankind from Natas' evil ways.
  • Zig Zagged: Troperianism borrows heavily from Christianity, but also from Islam, Hinduism, Greek mythology, Shintoism, etc.
  • Averted: Troperianism is a completely original religion.
  • Enforced: The author is writing for a primarily Christian (or culturally Christian) audience, and wants them to be able to immediately identify with the protagonists.
  • Lampshaded: "Praise Jesus...I mean...Tsirch Susej!"
  • Invoked: A character is forced by circumstances to invent a religion on the spot, and comes with little more than Christianity with some changed names.
  • Exploited: It's ridiculously easy for Christians to avoid anyone noticing their not Troperianists.
  • Defied: All Troperians are atheists and anti-theists, who hate any Messianic Archetype with a passion.
  • Discussed: "This...Troperianism...it sounds an awful lot like Christianity, doesn't it?"
  • Conversed: "Why do people in fantasy books always just practice some relabeled version of Christianity?"
  • Implied: Little about Troperianist mythology is ever actually discussed, but the imagery, symbols, and religious practices all bear close resemblance to Christian ones.
  • Played For Laughs: A church for Troperianism and a church for Christianity are side by side. People often walk into the wrong one and it takes hours for them notice.

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