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02:04:14 PM May 31st 2014
I think Stalin would fit better as a this page's poster boy than Lenin, since Lenin didn't live to rule for as long as Stalin did and, while some of his actions may range from highly questionable to undoubtedly condemnable, he's nowhere near the level of Stalin's infamy. And while some communism supporters nowadays would still defend him or, at least, argue that there've been capitalist leaders who did much worse without receiving the same treatment, very few would lift a finger in Stalin's defense. I don't know, I'm just trying to reach a more common ground here, so that none gets upset.
01:14:12 AM May 29th 2013
The wrestling examples are currently limited to the Cult Leader types.

Cult leaders claim to be Dark Messiahs, but The Undertaker truly is one when you look at his career, how many storyline revolve around hm being "Killed" and rising again, and now all the Hype around The Streak making him effectively the biggest star of Wrestling's biggest event.

And also Sting in 97.
07:53:22 PM Jul 16th 2013
Looks like the Wyatt family's Centerpeice can be added to the Cult Leader variety.
09:16:14 PM Jul 18th 2012
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I'm not actually familiar with Joseph Balsamo as depicted by Alexandre Dumas, but it sounds to me like he might qualify. But before I'd take the step to add him I'd like the opinion of someone is familiar.

I also feel the A Song of Fire and Ice example should be corrected. What Melisandre believes makes Stannis The Messiah and herself his Prophet (Or False Prophet depending on your POV).
08:41:41 AM Jan 28th 2012
Why on Earth was Kane's picture removed?
05:06:26 PM Aug 31st 2011
edited by Osric
With reference to the Puella Magi Madoka Magica example: whilst I agree with witch!Madoka as an example, I disagree with Homura, who's a Well-Intentioned Extremist but not a Messianic Archetype, as it's just really Madoka she wants to save; the rest of the world, at best, comes second. Removing, just thought I'd leave a note to justify it.
12:57:24 AM Apr 2nd 2011
This trope probably shouldn't say that Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is not an example in the descriptive text, and have it as the first video game example.

I don't actually know which is right...
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