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* ''VideoGame/BodyBlows'': Lo Ray is a Shaolin Monk capable of wielding fire (like Liu Kang described above) who competes in the tournament. However, he is a bit of a case of NunTooHoly as his biography states that he is motivated by gaining fame and fortune.


* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Urouge, a pirate modelled after the typical japanese warrior monk, along with [[PlanetOfHats his crew.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Urouge, a pirate modelled after the typical japanese warrior monk, along with [[PlanetOfHats [[GangOfHats his crew.]]


* Donovan in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' was a [[ReligiousVampire Dhampyr turned Buddhist monk]] who adhered to his religion's teachings to tame his EnemyWithin.



* Donovan in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' was a [[ReligiousVampire Dhampyr turned Buddhist monk]] who adhered to his religion's teachings to tame his EnemyWithin.


* Donovan in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' was [[ReligiousVampire Dhampyr turned Buddhist monk]] who adhered to his religion's teachings to tame his EnemyWithin.

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* Donovan in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' was [[ReligiousVampire Dhampyr turned Buddhist monk]] who adhered to his religion's teachings to tame his EnemyWithin.


** It's an unusual version where TheReveal is that the soldiers are priests, rather than that the priests are soldiers.


* Paladins and clerics in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', along with avengers and invokers from 4th edition. There's a monk class as well, but oddly it has significantly less religious content than the above classes. (But although the monk class is mostly [[NotUsingTheZedWord another name for a ninja]], it too has some notion of a pseudo-Buddhist spiritual path.)

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* Paladins ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Of the core classes, paladins and clerics in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', along are both examples, with avengers paladins being more warrior and invokers from 4th edition. There's the cleric being more religious. There are a monk class as well, but oddly it has significantly less wide range of other bonus classes with divine and/or religious content than the above classes. (But although the monk class is mostly [[NotUsingTheZedWord another name for a ninja]], it too has some notion of a pseudo-Buddhist spiritual path.)abilities mixed with combat abilities.



* The Monk class in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Also the sohei from various editions' ''Oriental Adventures'' or ''Kara-Tur'' campaign settings.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The Monk class in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Also the sohei from various editions' ''Oriental Adventures'' or ''Kara-Tur'' campaign settings.settings are an example. Monks themselves are a very weak example, given that the class has very little overt religiosity attached to it beyond getting Religion as a class skill in some editions.



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has them in both of its asian-inspired planes. In Kamigawa, based off Japan, the Budoka and Kannushi seek harmony with nature, but when the kami war rages on they're forced to fight against the very spirits they seek union with. In Tarkir, based off literally ''erverything'' but Japan, the Jeskai are more focused on personal perfection and martial arts. Upon the plane's re-writing, the Ojutai clan that replaces them are repressive, fanatical dragon-worshipping theocrats.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has them in both of its asian-inspired Asian-inspired planes. In Kamigawa, based off Japan, the Budoka and Kannushi seek harmony with nature, but when the kami war rages on they're forced to fight against the very spirits they seek union with. In Tarkir, based off literally ''erverything'' but Japan, the Jeskai are more focused on personal perfection and martial arts. Upon the plane's re-writing, the Ojutai clan that replaces them are repressive, fanatical dragon-worshipping theocrats.


** Much the same in Korea, where, during wartime, Buddhist monks often furnished a large number of fighters, either for government armies, or as volunteers fighting on their own against aggressors. During the 16th century Japanese invasion of Korea, this led to occasional battles where combatants on both sides were Buddhist monks.

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** Much the same in * In Korea, where, during wartime, Buddhist monks often furnished a large number of fighters, either for government armies, or as volunteers fighting on their own against aggressors. During the 16th century Japanese invasion of Korea, this led to occasional battles where combatants on both sides were Buddhist monks.



** While the Templars are most famous for their less than holy concerns, the Teutons and Hospitallers ruled significant chunks of land on the borders of Christendom; the Teutons in central and eastern Europe, ruling first in Transylvania in the early 13th century, then moving up to found the ''Ordenstaat'' in 1230, now part of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, southern Sweden and western Russia (with the invasion of the latter including the famous 'Battle on the Ice'), nominally expanding Christendom eastwards and converting the pagans of the east. It ultimately evolved into the Duchy of Prussia and Royal Prussia in 1525, when the Grandmaster of the time decided to secularise the Order and become a Duke. The Hospitallers, meanwhile, took first Rhodes, then Malta, holding the Ottomans off in the famous 1565 Siege of Malta (albeit after the Ottomans had kicked them off Rhodes at the second time of asking in 1522), and held it until 1798, when Napoleon took it.



* Sikhs could be considered a mild example, as a part of the purpose of carrying a Kirpan is to prevent violence against the innocent when all else fails.



** The Latin American flavor of this was known as liberation theology, and in the politically-charged 80s it got the priests involved in hot water with the CDF (i.e. the modern Inquisition) under Cardinal Ratzinger (i.e. the future Pope Benedict XVI). Their collaboration with Marxist revolutionaries was strongly denounced. 25 years later, Pope Francis cooled off the Catholic Church's opposition to liberation theology, as he was sympathetic to their focus on poverty if not their political activism.


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* Series 5 of the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a religious order of Clerics, who judging by the titles they hold appear to be members of a variant of Anglicanism. Refreshingly for a warrior monk order from the far future, they wear practical camouflage combat gear instead of anything overtly religious or ornate.

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* Series 5 ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]] has a religious order of Clerics, who judging by the titles they hold appear to be members of a variant of Anglicanism. Refreshingly for a warrior monk order from the far future, they wear practical camouflage combat gear instead of anything overtly religious or ornate.



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* Yao Shu in ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Lords of the Bow]]''.
* The Fighting Monks of the Order of Wen the Eternally Surprised in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime''.

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* In the ''Series/ChinesePaladin'' series, the monks of Mt. Shu are this, dedicated to exterminating evil and aiding the just and innocent. They also have a demon-expelling mantra that doubles handily as a BadassCreed. [[DrunkenMaster Mo Yixi]] and [[BigGood the Sword Saint]] from the original series, and [[TheAce Xu Chanqing]] from the sequel are primary examples.



* The evil monks in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Tooth and Claw" were martial artists. Which was a bit out of place given that they were 19th-century Scots.

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* Jedi Knights from ''Film/StarWars'' combine Western chivalry and swordsmanship with Eastern mysticism, ascetics and acrobatics. They don't worship any deity in the usual sense, although their reverence of the Force itself fills in quite nicely. It goes as far as their headquarters being named the Jedi Temple.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Jedi combine Western chivalry and swordsmanship with Eastern mysticism, ascetics and acrobatics. They don't worship any deity in the usual sense, although their reverence of the Force itself fills in quite nicely. It goes as far as their headquarters being named the Jedi Temple.



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* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series has tons of these. In some games you can promote the previously [[SupportPartyMember helpless Clerics]] into badass ax-wielding men of faith. Then there's [[spoiler:the former [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]]] Gotoh, who gave men the gift of magic, from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem''; Celica, one of the two protagonists of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' who wields swords as well as her WhiteMagic; Frost from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery of the Emblem]]''; and Jodel from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', just to name a few.

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* Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'' is a (partially)-red-robed monk, holding up a devout, mystic faith in a cosmic power every bit as well as he does some serious skills in whooping butt.


* The gunslinger kick-ass "priests" in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' are also fit in this trope. They are refered as cleric and their leader is called Father.
* Soldiers in the movie ''Film/{{The Men Who Stare at Goats}}''. They refer themselves as warrior monks, using new age phrases, and their goal is to be jedi-like warriors.

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* The gunslinger kick-ass "priests" in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' are also fit in this trope. They are refered referred to as cleric clerics and their leader is called Father.
* Soldiers in the movie ''Film/{{The Men Who Stare at Goats}}''. They refer to themselves as warrior monks, using new age phrases, and their goal is to be jedi-like Jedi-like warriors.



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* The antagonists from the second season of ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'' are the Nanyang monks - a Buddhist cult that rules over the Earth's South Seas. Initially affiliated with The Federation, they defect and oppose both sides at the end of the One Year War, and what they lack in technological warfare, they make up with dogmatic faith [[spoiler: created by brainwashing from the leader's Newtype powers]] which goes as far as using suicide attacks.


* In ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Armed_Samurai_-_Ben_Kei Armed Samurai Ben Kei]], who naturally, is based on Musashibō Benkei.

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* In ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Armed_Samurai_-_Ben_Kei Armed Samurai Ben Kei]], Kei,]] who naturally, is based on Musashibō Benkei.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaolin_monks Shaolin Monks]].

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* In the two [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness earliest]] installments of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda,'' [[LegacyCharacter Link]] was definitely this trope. (Both games feature the same Link) He was a [[ChurchMilitant righteous warrior who had a Crucifix on his shield and carried a Holy Bible in his inventory]], and was willing to [[ThePaladin selflessly and unquestioningly risk his life to rid the world of evil]]. He used a cross to see invisible enemies, and even learned a special swordsmanship technique from a knight in in a church. Even more, one of his "magic spells" is actually represented with [[http://zeldawiki.org/File:Spell.png an image of him praying.]] Later installments abandoned this motif.

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* In the two [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness earliest]] installments of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda,'' [[LegacyCharacter Link]] was definitely this trope. (Both games feature the same Link) Link.) He was a [[ChurchMilitant righteous warrior who had a Crucifix on his shield and carried a Holy Bible in his inventory]], and was willing to [[ThePaladin selflessly and unquestioningly risk his life to rid the world of evil]]. He used a cross to see invisible enemies, and even learned a special swordsmanship technique from a knight in in a church. Even more, one of his "magic spells" is actually represented with [[http://zeldawiki.org/File:Spell.png an image of him praying.]] Later installments abandoned this motif.

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