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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The race car drivers at the center of the plot for "[[http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1022 The Wall]]" are barely disguised stand-ins for Creator/DaleEarnhardt and Jeff Gordon.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The race car drivers at the center of the plot for "[[http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1022 The Wall]]" are barely disguised stand-ins for Creator/DaleEarnhardt UsefulNotes/DaleEarnhardt and Jeff Gordon.


* AllHallowsEve: Chick published a whole bunch of Halloween-themed tracts.
** [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0058/0058_01.asp "Boo!"]] It's {{Satan}}'s birthday[[note]]Sort of. The tract does recognize that it isn't; Satan was created in Heaven before the Earth, the Sun, and the calendar existed so technically he doesn't have a birthday. But Satan calls it his birthday anyway, and the tract implies it does hold some special meaning for him.[[/note]] so he's liable to crash your party while wielding a {{chainsaw|Good}} and wearing a [[{{Narm}} pumpkin on his head]]. Surprise!
--> "I hate you! And I hate your lousy birthday!"
** Also, as noted below, [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1053/1053_01.asp "The Devil's Night"]] explains the "true" origins of Halloween in a massive case of research failure.


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* HalloweenEpisode: Chick published a whole bunch of Halloween-themed tracts.
** [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0058/0058_01.asp "Boo!"]] It's {{Satan}}'s birthday[[note]]Sort of. The tract does recognize that it isn't; Satan was created in Heaven before the Earth, the Sun, and the calendar existed so technically he doesn't have a birthday. But Satan calls it his birthday anyway, and the tract implies it does hold some special meaning for him.[[/note]] so he's liable to crash your party while wielding a {{chainsaw|Good}} and wearing a [[{{Narm}} pumpkin on his head]]. Surprise!
--> "I hate you! And I hate your lousy birthday!"
** Also, as noted below, [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1053/1053_01.asp "The Devil's Night"]] explains the "true" origins of Halloween in a massive case of research failure.

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*** And King James himself was gay (or at least bisexual).


* MeetTheNewBoss / FullCircleRevolution: Played straight with a vengeance in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0053/0053_01.asp "Fat Cats"]]. (Compare the first and last frames.)

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* MeetTheNewBoss / FullCircleRevolution: Played straight with a vengeance in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0053/0053_01.asp "Fat Cats"]]. (Compare the first and last frames.)) Indeed, this tract supplies the image for the main trope page.

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* TheMafia: "The Poor Pope?" reveals that the Mafia is also one of the Roman Catholic Church's enforcement arms. This theory is ''somewhat'' less exotic than many others displayed in the tracts, since the traditional Sicilian Mafia is indeed strongly Catholic, but they still don't take their orders directly from the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office in real life; indeed, official Catholicism is [[StopBeingStereotypical actually rather ashamed]] of them.


* The AncientConspiracy is everywhere. Science, religion, and politics are all fronts for it. The world is a very dangerous place indeed, and [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] rules over us all.

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* The AncientConspiracy is everywhere. Science, religion, The world's most powerful scientific, religious, and politics political establishments are all fronts for it. The world is a very dangerous place indeed, and [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] rules over us all.


Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to [[TheDevilIsALoser silly little imps]] that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. Most of the tracts are set in the same world, though some take place in more obviously fantastic near-future {{dystopia}}s. The baseline setting is LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, but even so soon becomes a world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. Such is TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':

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Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to [[TheDevilIsALoser silly little imps]] that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. Most of the tracts are appear to be set in the same world, though some take place in more obviously fantastic near-future {{dystopia}}s. The baseline setting is LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, but even so soon becomes a world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. Such is TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':


Each tract tells a story. These stories handle all kinds of subjects, but they all have two things in common: They all have some direct or indirect connection to religion, and they all end in AnAesop about everyone needing to become a born-again Christian. Sometimes the entire story builds up to this Aesop; other times it's shoehorned in after the actual story is finished.

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Each tract tells a story. These stories handle all kinds of subjects, but they all have two things in common: They all have some direct or indirect connection to religion, and they all end in AnAesop about everyone needing to become a born-again Christian. Sometimes the entire story organically builds up to this Aesop; at other times it's times, it can be more or less [[AndKnowingIsHalftheBattle shoehorned in in]] after the actual story is finished.


Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to [[TheDevilIsALoser silly little imps]] that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. The tracts are all set in the same world. A world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. In TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':

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Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to [[TheDevilIsALoser silly little imps]] that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. The Most of the tracts are all set in the same world. A world, though some take place in more obviously fantastic near-future {{dystopia}}s. The baseline setting is LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, but even so soon becomes a world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. In Such is TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':


In other words, this setting is literally {{Hell}}, comparable to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', although with less graphic violence (and with a bit of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' thrown in). There are even a few recurring characters, like pencil-'stached Bible-thumper Bob Williams, and [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent]], pigtailed schoolgirl Li'l Susy Barnes, who exist to deliver EasyEvangelism and present Chick's message in the most {{Anvilicious}} way possible. There's also an UglyCute dog (?) named Fang who shows up randomly, and has become the EnsembleDarkhorse of the series.

Unlike Games Workshop, however, the people behind chick.com seem to believe their own message. Some people [[PoesLaw insist that it must be some kind of parody]]. In a rare interview, Chick claimed to be totally serious. Honest or not, he did seem to make a lot of money from people who buy large quantities of his tracts with their own money and then hand them out free of charge to friends and random strangers in the hope that this act will eventually spare a few souls from the horrors of hell.

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In other words, this setting is literally {{Hell}}, a DarkFantasy comparable to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', although with less graphic violence (and with a bit of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' thrown in). There are even a few recurring characters, like pencil-'stached Bible-thumper Bob Williams, and [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent]], pigtailed schoolgirl Li'l Susy Barnes, who exist to deliver EasyEvangelism and present Chick's message in the most {{Anvilicious}} way possible. There's also an UglyCute dog (?) named Fang who shows up randomly, and has become the EnsembleDarkhorse of the series.

Unlike Games Workshop, however, the people behind chick.com seem to believe their own message. Some people [[PoesLaw insist that it must be some kind of parody]]. parody]], however information released after Chick's death makes this unlikely. In a rare interview, Chick claimed to be totally stated he was completely serious. Honest or not, he did seem to make a lot of money from people who buy large quantities of his tracts with their own money and then hand them out free of charge to friends and random strangers in the hope that this act will eventually spare a few souls from the horrors of hell.


* The King James Version of the Bible is the only version that God inspired. All other versions of the Bible, [[InsaneTrollLogic including the Hebrew and Greek versions it is based upon]], are lies corrupted by humans and Satan.

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* The Authorized Version (or King James Version Version) of the Bible is the only modern version that God inspired. All Nearly all other versions of the Bible, [[InsaneTrollLogic including the Hebrew and Greek versions it is based upon]], Bible are lies corrupted by humans and humans, and/or Satan.


* People can only relate to other people of the same gender and ethnic group. Many best-selling tracts have been rewritten to change the characters to women, or to black people, or to (insert target demographic here). All of these have a JiveTurkey feel to them.

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* People can only relate to other people of the same gender and ethnic group. Many best-selling tracts have been rewritten to change the characters to women, or to black people, or to (insert [insert target demographic here).here]. All of these have a JiveTurkey feel to them.


* The AncientConspiracy is everywhere. Science, religion, and politics are all fronts for it. The world is a very dangerous place indeed, and TheDevil rules over us all.

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* The AncientConspiracy is everywhere. Science, religion, and politics are all fronts for it. The world is a very dangerous place indeed, and TheDevil [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] rules over us all.


Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to silly little imps that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. The tracts are all set in the same world. A world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. In TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':

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Villains in these stories are demons or misguided mortals. Demons range from [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhuish monstrosities]] that make the heroes facing them come across as epic fantasy heroes, to [[TheDevilIsALoser silly little imps imps]] that are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Mortal villains are very likely to make a HeelFaithTurn due to EasyEvangelism. Those who do not convert invariably end up in Hell and so does everyone else, [[ValuesDissonance including those who are kind and selfless]]. Only a very particular kind of evangelical Christian gets to avoid eternal torture; everyone else is doomed no matter what. The tracts are all set in the same world. A world very different from RealLife and what most people, including most Christians, are used to. In TheVerse of ''Chick Tracts'':


** Jimmy's parents tell him that the woman he marries is trash. In the end, she leaves him and takes all his money.

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** In "unloved" Jimmy's parents tell him that the woman he marries is trash. In the end, she leaves him and takes all his money.

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