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* The infamous GagDub of ''Anime/GhostStories'' turned Momoko into a born-again evangelical Christian who constantly tells the other kids they're going to hell, and manages to work Jesus into nearly every sentence.

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* ''VideoGame/AngryGran'': Granny takes public displays of indecency very seriously. Also, being younger and prettier than her does qualify as being indecent enough for a good old-fashioned smackdown.


* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': the Christian Marines claim to not be a religious organization, despite the name, merely to fight for traditional values. Yet we see by the end the society they build banishes non-believers and burns heretics at the stake.


* ''Literature/TheBible'': In [[Literature/TheFourGospels the gospel of Matthew]], Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees for going far and wide to win a convert to their religion, and when they do, they make that convert "twice more the son of Hell" than themselves.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'': Literature/TheBible: In [[Literature/TheFourGospels the gospel of Matthew]], Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees for going far and wide to win a convert to their religion, and when they do, they make that convert "twice more the son of Hell" than themselves.themselves.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/HellFire": Joseph Vincenzo insists on the view that nuclear weapons are MadeOfEvil, and that people should be afraid of HellFire, but they ignore THE TRUTH. Our viewpoint character is disturbed by Vincenzo and changes seats to avoid the apparently [[TheFundamentalist religious fundamentalist]].

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Even ScaryDogmaticAliens are not immune to this one. The Primus is introduced grumbling about [[BigBad The Archon]] spurning kett tradition in favor of his own agenda. As the game goes on, she gets more and more tetchy about it, eventually resulting in her quietly going rogue. If the player investigates, she offers them a chance at the Archon via backstabbing, so the kett can get back to their ''true'' purpose in the area. If the player leaves said mission 'till after the game's over, they find the Primus has decided anyone who sided with the Archon is not a "true" kett, and has started a mass purge, complete with [[MakeAnExampleOfThem examples]].


* In Creator/GregRucka's ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Volume 2]] run, Diana's book of philosophy leads to moral crusaders (encouraged by BigBad Veronica Cale) panicking about paganism, to the point where Wonder Girl is driven out of her school, and there are pickets at Diana's book signings chanting "Hey, ho! Hey, ho! The Amazon has got to go!" (And counter-pickets chanting "Two! Four! Six! Eight! Amazons preach love not hate!")

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* In Creator/GregRucka's ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Volume 2]] run, Diana's book of philosophy leads to moral crusaders (encouraged by BigBad Veronica Cale) panicking about paganism, to the point where Wonder Girl ComicBook/WonderGirl is driven out of her school, and there are pickets at Diana's book signings chanting "Hey, ho! Hey, ho! The Amazon has got to go!" (And counter-pickets chanting "Two! Four! Six! Eight! Amazons preach love not hate!")


* In Creator/GregRucka's ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'' run, Diana's book of philosophy leads to moral crusaders (encouraged by BigBad Veronica Cale) panicking about paganism, to the point where Wonder Girl is driven out of her school, and there are pickets at Diana's book signings chanting "Hey, ho! Hey, ho! The Amazon has got to go!" (And counter-pickets chanting "Two! Four! Six! Eight! Amazons preach love not hate!")

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* In Creator/GregRucka's ''Comicbook/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Volume 2]] run, Diana's book of philosophy leads to moral crusaders (encouraged by BigBad Veronica Cale) panicking about paganism, to the point where Wonder Girl is driven out of her school, and there are pickets at Diana's book signings chanting "Hey, ho! Hey, ho! The Amazon has got to go!" (And counter-pickets chanting "Two! Four! Six! Eight! Amazons preach love not hate!")


** Reg Shoe (before he was a zombie) in Discworld/NightWatch is the classic useful idiot: he shouts lots of slogans, insists that the revolution happen according to his great plans, and is otherwise an insufferable RuleAbidingRebel. When Vimes shows up and lays out just how little anyone (including the real revolutionaries) cares about what he has to say, Reg's brain "rejected the information as contrary to whatever total fantasy was going on inside". After zombification, his antics are slightly more subdued, in that he's always going on about unfair treatment of the undead, while the other undead wish he'd shut up about it.

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** Reg Shoe (before he was a zombie) in Discworld/NightWatch ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'' is the classic useful idiot: he shouts lots of slogans, insists that the revolution happen according to his great plans, and is otherwise an insufferable RuleAbidingRebel. When Vimes shows up and lays out just how little anyone (including the real revolutionaries) cares about what he has to say, Reg's brain "rejected the information as contrary to whatever total fantasy was going on inside". After zombification, his antics are slightly more subdued, in that he's always going on about unfair treatment of the undead, while the other undead wish he'd shut up about it.



** The antagonist of ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld IV'' is the Reverend Mr Stackpole of the Church of Latter-Day Omnians, who not only insists the Disc is spherical (something most Omnians have accepted is not the case), but that [[InsaneTrollLogic somehow]] this means the Omnian church should have custody of Roundworld (the universe containing actually spherical planets which the wizards created by accident, and is kept on a shelf in Unseen University). The fact the Great God Om actually descends in order to personally tell him to stop talking nonsense only drives him to further heights of incoherent ranting.

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** The antagonist of ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld ''Literature/TheScienceOfDiscworld IV'' is the Reverend Mr Stackpole of the Church of Latter-Day Omnians, who not only insists the Disc is spherical (something most Omnians have accepted is not the case), but that [[InsaneTrollLogic somehow]] this means the Omnian church should have custody of Roundworld (the universe containing actually spherical planets which the wizards created by accident, and is kept on a shelf in Unseen University). The fact the Great God Om actually descends in order to personally tell him to stop talking nonsense only drives him to further heights of incoherent ranting.


** There's actually very little activism in the Imperium. Rather than trying to convert anyone people who doesn't worship the Emperor they just kill them.

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** There's actually very little activism in the Imperium. Rather than trying Outside the Imperium, however, there is the Missionaria Galaxia, which tries to convert anyone people who doesn't every single human world to the worship of the Emperor they just kill them.Emperor. They are often active with less-advanced worlds that lack contact with other worlds.


* The Age Of The Fall in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Full Impact Pro and others. The American Healthcare system is ''wrong'' and you're going to hear about it, even though you came to watch a wrestling show. When they actually got around to talking about everything they(or rather, Wrestling/JimmyJacobs) thought was corroding society, fans actually agreed with them. That still didn't stop Age Of The Fall from being [[ProducePelting pelted with garbage]] when they won matches though.

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* The Age Of The Fall in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Full Impact Pro and others. The American Healthcare system is ''wrong'' and you're going to hear about it, even though you came to watch a wrestling show. When they actually got around to talking about everything they(or they (or rather, Wrestling/JimmyJacobs) thought was corroding society, fans actually agreed with them. That still didn't stop Age Of The Fall from being [[ProducePelting pelted with garbage]] when they won matches though.


* Edna Strickland in ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' seems harmless enough in her support for Prohibition in 1931. [[spoiler:It later turns out she was the famed "Speakeasy Arsonist". [[FromNobodyToNightmare And in two other timelines]]...]]

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* Edna Strickland in ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' ''VideoGame/BackToTheFutureTheGame'' seems harmless enough in her support for Prohibition in 1931. [[spoiler:It later turns out she was the famed "Speakeasy Arsonist". [[FromNobodyToNightmare And in two other timelines]]...]]


** Estrella Partleigh and the ''Campaign For Equal Heights'' are another good Discworld example: where human beings take it upon themselves to agitate for the civil rights of Dwarfs, despite the fact that Dwarfs are incredibly successful in their own right and do not need humans to advocate for them...

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** Estrella Partleigh and the ''Campaign For Equal Heights'' are another good Discworld example: where human beings take it upon themselves to agitate for the civil rights of Dwarfs, despite the fact that Dwarfs are incredibly successful in their own right and do not need humans to advocate for them...them. In ''Feet of Clay'' there's a gag that a human arms merchant took on a Dwarf-sounding name (but not actually claiming to be one) for marketing reasons and the Campaign has ''no idea'' how to deal with it.


Silly, scary, or both, while the person doing Activist Fundamentalist Antics is often genuinely unsympathetic, it is not always so. They can [[NobleBigot have other redeeming qualities]], or [[WellIntentionedExtremist be on the right track but are taking it too far]]. They might also be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot wrestling with their life, conscience, and/or world-view]]. It can even lead to a CrisisOfFaith if things don't turn out the way their indoctrination led them to expect.

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Silly, scary, or both, while the person doing Activist Fundamentalist Antics is often genuinely unsympathetic, it is not always so. They can [[NobleBigot have other redeeming qualities]], or [[RightlySelfRighteous be on the right track]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist be on the right track but are taking it too far]]. They might also be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot wrestling with their life, conscience, and/or world-view]]. It can even lead to a CrisisOfFaith if things don't turn out the way their indoctrination led them to expect.


** How ridiculous can their protesting get? In a flashback they're shown protesting a wedding reception. One of the protesters was ''the bride herself''. If that's not convincing, Ms. Cendordoll found a reason to protest ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'''',which, we remind you, is a movie ''about Jesus Christ''. (Her excuse is that it's too long and dull, and therefore moviegoers will be tempted into whoring out of boredom.)

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** How ridiculous can their protesting get? In a flashback they're shown protesting a wedding reception. One of the protesters was ''the bride herself''. If that's not convincing, Ms. Cendordoll found a reason to protest ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'''',which, ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'',which, we remind you, is a movie ''about Jesus Christ''. (Her excuse is that it's too long and dull, and therefore moviegoers will be tempted into whoring out of boredom.)


'''Ms. Censordoll:''' Only the Jewish parts.

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'''Ms. Censordoll:''' Only the Jewish parts. (tears the Bible in half and tosses one half into the fire)

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