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Encyclopedia > Messiahs in fiction

Apart from featuring in several religions, the idea of a divine messiah has been a key plot device in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ...

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Characteristics

In general terms, a messiah is a person who saves, liberates, or protects a large group of people (e.g. a tribe, a nation, the human race, the Universe). The term "messiah" may also imply one or more other characteristics, in analogy either with Jewish tradition or with Jesus in Christian tradition: Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ. ...

  • A messiah may be one who does what no one else has been able to do, either by having superior abilities or by overcoming impossible odds.
  • A messiah may be one whose appearance has been foretold through prophesy (or, in science-fiction settings, by a time traveller).
  • A messiah may be one who sacrifices his or her life for the sake of other people.
  • Less frequently, a messiah may be one who returns to life after having died, in analogy with the story of Jesus Christ. (See also Christ-figure).

Not all of these characteristics are necessary for a character to be referred to as a "messiah". For prophecy in the context of revealed religions see Prophet. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A Christ-figure is a literary technique that authors use to draw allusions between their characters and the bibilical Jesus Christ. ...

Akira

The manga Akira and its 1988 anime film adaptation features both the themes of a returning saviour, and sacrifice based on compassion – two very strong recurrent themes in messianic literature. Cults in a post-WWIII Neo-Tokyo herald the return of an entity known as "Akira", a codeword for a shady governmental project and an incident that destroyed Tokyo city at the outset of the war. The story follows Tetsuo, a latent psychic inextricably linked to the Akira project, and proclaimed by the cults to be Akira reborn. Tetsuo has no control over his powers, and threatens to set off a similar Akira-incident if he is not brought in check by the efforts of the army, other children in the experiment, and his friend and rival Kaneda. 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Akira (Japanese: ) is a cyberpunk serial manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Rioting mobs set the tone of urban chaos. ... In literature, a theme is a broads idea in a story, or a message conveyed by a work. ... Savior refers to a person who helps people achieve Salvation. ... Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family offer sacrifice in gratitude for success against Germanic tribes: contemporary bas-relief, Capitoline Museum, Rome Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In telecommunication, the term code word has the following meanings: A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... A psychic is a person who has the abilities of extra-sensory perception, such as clairvoyance, psychometry, premonition and precognition, or other paranormal abilities such as psychokinesis. ...


The film itself is often pointed out as the progenitor of anime fandom in North America. It has had strong cult influence on several contemporary works, including the Wachowski brothers' Matrix trilogy. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartikovsky's cartoon "Samurai Jack" details the story of the son of a Japanese emperor who is destined to defeat a presence of ultimate evil named Aku. The samurai wields a magic sword forged of righteousness. He battled the evil, shapeshifting sorcerer and nearly destroyed him, but Aku then sent the samurai to a distant future where Aku has conquered the world. It is there that the hero acquired the name Samurai Jack. Though the show never concluded the samurai and Aku's feud, it is Jack's compassionate, altruistic nature to help those oppressed by Aku that is most comparable to Christ. Often, Jack sacrifices chances to return to his own time so that he can help people.


Alias

In the television series Alias, Milo Rambaldi foretold the coming of a woman the "Chosen One" who would "bring forth Rambaldi's works" and "render the greatest power unto utter desolation". Written on the forty-seventh page of one of his manuscripts. Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams that aired on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006. ... Milo Giacomo Rambaldi is a fictional person from the TV series Alias. ...


The prophecy reads:

This woman here depicted will possess unseen marks, signs that she will be the one to bring forth my works: bind them with fury, a burning anger. Unless prevented, at vulgar cost, this woman will render the greatest power unto utter desolation. This woman, without pretense, will have had her effect, never having seen the beauty of my sky behind Mt. Subasio. Perhaps a single glance would have quelled her fire.

The identity of this woman was speculated to be Sydney Bristow, her mother, Irina Derevko, or her half-sister, Nadia Santos, as included with the prophecy is a drawing of Sydney's likeness, which also resembles her mother. In the end it was Sydney who in the forty-seventh page Rambaldi refers to. Mount Subasio is a small mountain near Assisi, in Italy. ... Sydney Anne Bristow (born 17 April 1975), played by Jennifer Garner, is the main character on the television series, Alias. ... Irina Derevko (a. ... Nadia Santos is a fictional character in the television series Alias. ...


Prophecy Fullied


It is a picture of Sydney in the page 47 prophecy, who has unseen marks (heart size, DNA sequencing, platelet levels, three dimensional problem solving), who brought forth his works (She found 3/4 of Rambaldi artifacts, also in killing Sloane, his body was immersed in the immortality liquid, in effect bring forth his work): Sydney was angry at being portrayed as the "Chosen One" who in several failed attempts to disprove the prophecy Sydney also displays a burning anger towards Arvin Sloane. Sydney in the Series Finale ruin his endgame by destroying the last of the immortality, leaving the secrets of immortality forever lost. Sydney was not shown Rambaldi's "Sky" in the Cave in Mt Subasio, when Slone shot at her ice beneath not letting Sydney see the Sky. Perhaps if she were shown it would have made her a full believer in Rambaldi's works. Look up immortal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Rambaldi accurately predicted that Sydney "The Chosen One" would ensure his greatest work (the secret of immortality) would be rendered unto utter desolation because it is forever lost.


Army of Darkness

The protagonist of the film Army of Darkness, Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) and his 1973 yellow Oldsmobile are sucked into a time vortex caused by his reading the spell to defeat the demons which he defeated in The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II. Army of Darkness (also known as The Medieval Dead, Bruce Campbell vs. ... Ashley J. Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness Ashley J. Ash Williams is the main character in the Evil Dead horror film franchise, played by Bruce Campbell. ... Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958, Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American actor of Irish-Scottish descent. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, introduced in 1997 as an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948. ... The Evil Dead (also known as Evil Dead, The Book of The Dead , Sam Raimis The Evil Dead and The Evil Dead: The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror) is a 1981 horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. ... Evil Dead II (also known as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn or The Sequel to the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror) is an American horror film, released in 1987. ...


Ash ends up in England in AD 1300, where he is believed to be the "Hero From The Sky," the man destined to deliver mankind to salvation from the "Deadites," or demons. With scientific knowledge from books from his Oldsmobile's trunk, he leads an army of humans to defeat the demons. Events February 22 - Jubilee of Pope Boniface VIII. March 10 - Wardrobe accounts of King Edward I of Englanddo (aka Edward Longshanks) include a reference to a game called creag being played at the town of Newenden in Kent. ...


Babylon 5

J. Michael Straczynski had a series of three messiah-figures in his television series Babylon 5; The Messiah is referred to as "The One". The character Zathras explains to Ambassador Jeffrey Sinclair, Ambassador Delenn, and Captain John Sheridan in order how they are all The One. He turns to Sinclair. "You are the One Who Was." He turns to Delenn. "You are the One Who Is." He turns to Sheridan. "You are the One Who Will Be." He again refers to them in turn. "You are the beginning of the story, and the middle of the story, and the end of the story that creates the next great story." J. Michael Straczynski Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Jeffrey Sinclair is a fictional character in the television science fiction drama Babylon 5. ... Delenn, played by Mira Furlan, is a fictional character in the universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... now. ...


Ambassador Jeffrey Sinclair being "the one who was" refers to him traveling 1,000 years into the past and becoming Valen, the holiest of Minbari figures, to help win the Shadow War. After doing so, he established their ruling body, called the Grey Council (meaning that they are the balance between the darkness and the light). The council is made up of three members of each of the three castes (worker, warrior, and religious) so that no one caste has undue influence over the others. This balance kept the peace for 1,000 years until the council was broken by Ambassador Delenn, "the one who is". Jeffrey Sinclair is a fictional character in the television science fiction drama Babylon 5. ... Michael OHare as Valen in Babylon 5 A Minbari not born of Minbari Valen is the fictional leader of the Minbari in the science fiction television show Babylon 5. ...


Ambassador Delenn being "the one who is" refers to her position as head of the An La Shok (Army of Light, also called The Rangers) once Sinclair travels to the past. She is instrumental in coordinating efforts with the Vorlons, and organizing the construction of a fleet of advanced warships that use partial Vorlan technology. While fighting the current Shadow War she transfers equal authority of the Rangers to Captain Sheridan, the one who will be ...


Captain Sheridan being "the one who will be" refers to his eventual position as President of the Interstellar Alliance, which is formed after the Shadow War similar to the way the United Nations was formed after World War II. The Rangers are established as the "police" for the Alliance, maintaining the peace under the direct control of President Sheridan and Delenn. Part of him being perceived as a particularly holy figure extend from his death and resurrection on the planet Z'ha'dum. Even after the character Michael Garibaldi betrays Sheridan to his enemies, he admits that "the last guy got 30 pieces of silver for the same job", an obvious reference to Judas. The Shadow Wars refer to the great wars involving the Shadows in the television science fiction series Babylon 5. ... Zhadum is the final episode of the third season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. ... Michael Garibaldi, played by Jerry Doyle, is a fictional character in the universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... For the American black metal band, see Judas Iscariot (band). ...


It can be thought of as a Holy Trinity: One in Three parts. The prophecy of The One comes from the Minbari, who have a penchant for doing things in threes. Cryptically, Delenn later said that a place of leadership over all of her people was left open for "The One Who Will Come"; she said this after she had been told that she was "The One Who Is", so she was not referring to Sinclair, Sheridan, or herself. Possibly she was referring to her unborn son David Sheridan, the first true Minbari/Human hybrid. Delenn also discovers that Valen had children after settling on Minbar, and he is her ancestor. David Sheridan therefore has all three persons who held the title of "The One" in his ancestry. In the Babylon 5 science fiction saga, David Sheridan was the son of the Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan and his wife Delenn. ...


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

In the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the title characters are informed by Rufus, a visitor from the future, that their rock band, Wyld Stallyns, is destined to usher in an era of human enlightenment and world peace. Correspondingly, Rufus has been sent in order to help the friends pass a vital history examination. Both the plot of the movie, and it's subsequent resolution, rely heavily on the concept of time travel, which brings about questions of paradoxes and predestination. That is, it raises the question, was it ever really possible for Bill & Ted to fail? Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1988) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Robert Boyles self-flowing flask fills itself in this diagram, but perpetual motion machines cannot exist. ... Predestination is a religious idea, under which the relationship between the beginning of things and the destiny of things is discussed. ...


Bionicle

In the story line of the LEGO range Bionicle, the Toa of Light, Takanuva is a Messiah figure. Like Jesus, he is a saviour whose coming was prophesised in legend. He does battle with the satanic villain of the Bionicle universe, the Makuta and during the battle ends up fused together with him, becoming Takutanuva. He then opens the gateway into Metru-Nui allowing the Matoran through but then the gate becomes too heavy for him to hold and he says 'My duty is done' before being crushed. He is later brought back to life in a beam of light. Like Christ, he sacrificed himself to save his people before being resurrected. Lego Group logo The classic red 2x4 Lego brick. ... Bionicle as it is stylised by the Lego Company. ... Makuta, represented by a carved stone Makuta is a fictional character in Bionicle, a story and toy line created by Lego. ...


Brother Man

A novel by Roger Mais, about a Messianic folk Rastafarian healer, "Bra' Man" (in dialect) John Power. The plot follows the superstructure of the story of Jesus, with characters resembling Mary Magdelene and others. The book is significant as the first serious representation of Rastafarianism in literature, and as an exploration of life in the Jamaican Ghetto, and how the people relate to their leaders, making them deities and throwing them away when they fail to entertain. Roger Mais foresaw the defining power of the Rasta movement to Jamaican society 20 years before the era of Bob Marley and Reggae mainstream. Roger Mais (1904-1955) was a Jamaican journalist, novelist, poet, and playwright. ... Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religion and philosophy that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former (and last) emperor of Ethiopia, as Jah (the Rasta name for God incarnate, from a shortened form of Jehovah found in Psalms 68:4 in the King... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Mary Magdalene is described, both in the canonical New Testament and in the New Testament apocrypha, as a devoted disciple of Jesus. ... Motto: Out of many, one people Anthem: Jamaica, Land We Love Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital (and largest city) Kingston English Government Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy  - Monarch Elizabeth II  - Governor-General Kenneth Hall  - Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller Independence    - From the UK August 6, 1962  Area  - Total 10,991... Robert Nesta Marley, OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers has a messianic role and duty. Buffy is just a normal girl until she learns that she is a Slayer, a person that is chosen in every generation and who is gifted with super-human abilities upon the death of their predecessor. As she is the only girl on Earth with such powers, she is the only person capable of stopping evil from spreading around the Hellmouth until she dies and another girl is chosen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American cult television series that aired from March 10, 1997, until May 20, 2003. ... Buffy Anne Summers is the title fictional character in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the television program of the same name and its numerous spin-offs such as novels, comic books and video games. ... A Slayer in the fictional Buffyverse established by Buffy and Angel, is a young female bestowed with mystical powers that originate from the heart of a pure-demon, which gives her superhuman senses, strength, speed, endurance, agility, healing and stamina in the fight against forces of darkness. ...


Additionally, near the end of the first season she encounters a vampire messiah figure who is prophesied to deliver her to her death and bring about an age of darkness. Buffy is killed and then brought back to life twice over the course of the series. Once at the end of the first season (at which time another, Kendra, is chosen and bestowed the powers of the Slayer), and again at the end of the fifth season/beginning of the sixth season. Andrew J. Ferchland as The Anointed One The Anointed One is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Kendra Young (born 1979 in The Carribean) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Marti Noxon for the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


See also: Category:Vampire Slayers.


Chrono Trigger

In the video game Chrono Trigger a group of heroes travels through time to stop an incredible evil. The leader of the group, Crono, is a messianic figure who even "dies" and is resurrected during the course of the story. Chrono Trigger ) is a console role-playing game created by Square Co. ... Crono ) is the main character from the 1995 Super Famicom/SNES game Chrono Trigger, developed by Square Co. ...


In addition to Crono, the group has a second "chosen" character, a knight named Glenn, who travels under the name 'Frog', and who is referred to as a "Legendary Hero". He bears a token known as the "Hero's Medal" and is destined to wield the Masamune sword against the sorcerer Magus. Frog is a playable character in Squaresofts Chrono Trigger. ... The Masamune is a weapon that has been featured in many video games, most notably the Final Fantasy series. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


There are many comparisons between the stories of Crono Trigger and the Holy Bible as nearly every character, many of the settings and most of the events in the game have biblical parallels. It should be noted however, that many of these biblical names and terms were chosen by English translators. The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ...


Code Lyoko

In Code Lyoko, Aelita was regarded as the very person that holds Lyoko together. In the second season episode "The Key", Aelita's memories were taken by the Scyphozoa, leaving her effectively dead. Her father, Franz Hopper, managed to restore her memories and bring her and Lyoko back to life, in a similar manner to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, respectively. Code Lyoko is a French animated television series featuring both conventional animation and CGI animation. ... Aelita in the Desert sector of Lyoko. ... An outside view of Lyoko. ... Franz Hopper in the lab. ... Crucifixion of St. ... Resurrection of the Flesh (1499-1502) Fresco by Luca Signorelli Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto The term resurrection is used in the literal sense to mean either the religious concept of the reunion of the spirit and the body of a dead person, or the return to life of...


Command & Conquer

Kane is a fictional and prominent character from Westwood Studios' benchmark Command & Conquer series real-time strategy computer games, and the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. Little is truly known about him; many of his followers draw a connection between him and the biblical figure of Cain, which Kane does not go out of his way to confirm or deny. Kane. ... Westwood Studios (1985-2003) was a computer and video game developer, founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of existing for a potentially infinite, or indeterminate, length of time. ... The emblem of the Brotherhood of Nod The Brotherhood of Nod, often known simply as Nod, is one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer computer and video games. ... The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ... In stories common to the Abrahamic religions, Cain or Káyin (קַיִן / קָיִן spear Standard Hebrew Qáyin, Tiberian Hebrew Qáyin / Qāyin; Arabic قايين QāyÄ«n in the Arabic Bible; قابيل QābÄ«l in Islam) is the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and the first man born in creation...


Deep Impact

In the movie Deep Impact, the space shuttle that saves Earth from a comet impact was named the Messiah. At the end of the movie the Messiah's crew sacrifice themselves by using the whole ship as a manned bomb to split the comet's nucleus. Deep Impact is a 1998 disaster film/science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. ...


Deus Ex

In the game Deus Ex, the protagonist JC Denton must ultimately serve a role as a savior of humanity. It should also be noted that he has the same initials (JC) as the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ. Deus Ex (commonly abbreviated DX) is a first-person shooter/computer role-playing game developed by Ion Storm Inc. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Dragon Ball

In the manga/anime series Dragon Ball, and especially the early parts of its sequel,[Dragon Ball Z], much ado is made of the prophecy of the coming of a great warrior -- the legendary Super Saiyan. The legend states that once every thousand years, a Saiyan will rise up and become the strongest fighter in the universe. The alien warlord Frieza was so fearful of the prophecy that he personally destroyed the Saiyan's home world, but a small community survived, being in his employ. At first the fated one is assumed to be Vegeta, prince of the Saiyans and their strongest warrior. However, questions arise when Vegeta is defeated by Goku, a Saiyan living on Earth. On the planet Namek, Vegata engages Frieza in battle, claiming to be the Legendary Super Saiyan, but is brutally beaten and is dying when Goku arrives. In his dying moments, Vegeta apparently has an epiphany, and proclaims that his rival will fulfill the prophecy. And indeed, in the ensuing battle, Goku achieves the legendary power and crushes Frieza. Dragon Ball ) is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama serialized in the weekly anthology magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, and originally collected into 42 individual books called tankōbon. ... Broly as a Super Saiyan. ... The saiyans, or saiyajin (サイヤ人) abbreviated SJ, are a fictional, almost extinct race in the Japanese anime and manga Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and the self-parody Neko Majin Z. 4 full blooded saiyans (Nappa , Son Goku, Vegeta, and Raditz). ... Freeza (FUNimations dub: Frieza), is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/(US only: Dragon Ball Z) and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. In the series, Freeza is the leader of an empire which spans at least seventy-nine planets, and likely many more. ... Vegeta or Prince Vegeta is a fictional character, villain, anti-hero and later hero in the manga and anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the prince of the fallen Saiyan race, archrival to Son Goku and a powerful warrior. ... Son Goku is the main character in the Dragon Ball series. ... A namek or a namekian, is a fictional race in the manga and anime Dragon Ball and its sequels Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. They are humanoid with slug-like characteristics, including green skin and antennae. ...


The story contains many classic elements: Goku as a messiah, Vegeta as a prophet, and Frieza's battle against fate.


Dune

The concept of the messiah is central to the Dune series of books by Frank Herbert. The main character in Dune is Paul Atreides (titled Muad'Dib), the Mahdi of the Fremen people and the Kwisatz Haderach (also a messianic figure) of the Bene Gesserit order. The Bene Gesserit have abilities beyond that of normal humans, and the Kwisatz Haderach even more so, to the point of extreme prescience. Seeing mankind's future annihilation in almost all possible circumstances, Muad'Dib's foresight both allows and forces him to take over the galactic empire to ensure humanity's survival. He becomes the central religious figure of the empire in the process. However, he knows that for his foreseen Golden Path to come to pass, mankind's dependence on him must eventually be broken. Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... MuadDib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herberts Dune. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The Kwisatz Haderach is a fictional name of a prophesied messiah figure in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert, and later extended by his son, Brian Herbert, alongside science fiction author Kevin J Anderson. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of Dune) The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... Prescience is the ability to predict the future through vision. ... The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ...


In Children of Dune, Muad'Dib's son Leto Atreides II achieves the same level of prescience as his father, and sees the same Golden Path as the only hope for humanity's survival. He attains perceived godhood by undertaking first a symbiosis with the larval sandtrout of Arrakis and ultimately a metamorphosis into a sandworm, becoming a second messianic figure for the next 3,500 years. He is eventually assassinated in God Emperor of Dune, but the survival of humankind is seemingly assured by the sacrifices of both Paul and Leto. The Bene Tleilax (who have for millennia kept their ancient beliefs in an abstract God) later refer to him as The Prophet, also messianic figure. Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in their Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home. ... A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians). ... A photo of a sand trout from a Dune movie. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... Sandworms are fictional desert-dwelling creatures from Frank Herberts science fiction series Dune. ... God Emperor of Dune God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert —the fourth novel within the Dune series. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are a secretive society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ... In religion, a prophet is a person who has directly encountered God, of whose intentions he can then speak. ...


EarthBound

The main character of EarthBound, Ness, is chosen by a bee-like alien named Buzz Buzz to lead a group of four children to stop an alien entity known as Giygas. However, Buzz Buzz is killed before he can tell the player what or where this Giygas is. Still, Ness ventures on his long and bewildering journey of friendship and self-discovery anyway. Throughout the game Ness is told how his destiny is set on destroying Giygas, and that an ancient prophecy meant for him to succeed. Other characters have odd dreams about Ness. Fans of the game refer to Ness and his friends as "The Chosen Four." EarthBound (Japanese: MOTHER 2 ギーグの逆襲 Māzā Tsū Gīgu no Gyakushū Mother 2: Gyiyg Strikes Back) is a role-playing video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Ness ) is the hero of EarthBound. ... Giygas ) is the villain in the Famicom RPG game Mother, and the Super Nintendo RPG EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan). ...


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

In the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the titular alien visitor possesses several commonly-recognized messianic attributes. ET is able to heal injuries with only a touch and in the course of the film, dies and is resurrected. Furthermore, in the scene were ET emerges from the back of the van, his chest glowing and draped in a white sheet, mirrors artwork depicting Jesus and the Sacred Heart. A depiction of Christ and the Sacred Heart The Sacred Heart is a devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. ...


Fallout 2

The main character of the computer role-playing game Fallout 2, the descendant of the main character of the original Fallout, is called the "Chosen One" by his (or her) fellow tribesmen, because he (or she) was meant to save their village, Arroyo, from death by starvation, by recovering the G.E.C.K. from the mythical Vault 13. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fallout 2 is a computer role-playing game published by Interplay in 1998. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The GECK The Garden of Eden Creation Kit is a MacGuffin-like device in the computer game series Fallout. ...


Fist of the North Star

In the manga and anime Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star in english) there are several messiah-like characters. Most notable, the main character Kenshiro, master of the fictional martial art Hokuto Shinken, who is on a journey through the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic future to restore peace and prosperity to the world by punishing evil-doers and curing diseases using pressure point techniques. 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Fist of the North Star (Japanese: 北斗の拳; Hokuto no Ken) was a manga series that was originally serialized between 1983 and 1988 in the Weekly Japanese version of Shonen Jump, originally created by Tetsuo Hara. ... Fist of the North Star (Japanese: 北斗の拳; Hokuto no Ken, literally Fist of the Big Dipper) was a manga series that was originally serialized between 1983 and 1988 in the weekly Japanese version of Weekly Shonen Jump, created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... Apocalyptic science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of the world or civilization, through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. ... Pressure points are points on the body that have some anatomical significance, e. ...


Final Fantasy

In the video game Final Fantasy, 4 Light Warriors are chosen by 4 crystals to rid the world of the dark lord Chaos and his minions, the Four Fiends, who are destroying the world. In Final Fantasy IV, the character of Cecil becomes a Paladin and fulfills a prophecy to bring darkness and light into balance. The game Final Fantasy VII has features two characters, Aerith Gainsborough and Sephiroth, who play out a christ/anitchrist scenario through the story. In Final Fantasy X, a summoner completes a pilgrimage to sacrifice himself(or herself, as was the case with Summoner Yuna) in order to defeat Sin and bring the Calm, although in this case, the cycle is broken when Yuna refuses to choose a new Fayth and instead take it upon themselves to destroy Jecht(the last "final aeon") and all other aeons. Final Fantasy ) is a computer role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy IV ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy VII ) is a console role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Square Co. ... Aerith Gainsborough ), known as Aeris Gainsborough in the English version of Final Fantasy VII, is the main female protagonist , from the role playing game She has vivid green eyes, long brown hair which she ties in a braid with pink ribbons, and wears a pink dress with brown hiking boots. ... Sephiroth may mean: Sephiroth is the main antagonist from the video-game, Final Fantasy VII produced by the company SquareSoft. ... Final Fantasy X ) is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix. ...


The concept of the Messianic figure is mocked in 8-Bit Theater, a comic parodying the original Final Fantasy game. In the story the Title of Light Warriors are give to a group of characters, which includes the evil and bloodthirsty magician Black Mage, the childish, exceedlingly naive swordsman of questionable intelligence Fighter, the greedy and manipulative Thief and Red Mage, a versatile warrior who is obsessed with the concept of being in an RPG and versatility and has a highly questionable touch with reality. The characters tend to cause much more chaos than overall good throughout their adventure (such as committing mass Dwarven Genocide) and are more or less false messiahs (the comics feature the True Light Warriors as characters who often meet unfortunate events due to the actions of the False Light Warriors) and are more like villains than true heroes. 8-Bit Theater (also spelled 8-Bit Theatre) is a sprite comic, originally based on the game Final Fantasy I, created and launched by Brian Clevinger in March 2001. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... This page is about a mythological race. ... Look up Genocide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Fushigi Yuugi

In Fushigi Yuugi Anime and Manga created by Yuu Watase, Miaka Yuki and Yui Hongo are sucked into the book "The universe of the Four Gods" where Miaka becomes the legendary Priestess of Suzaku (Suzaku no Miko), a girl from another world who will gather Konan’s Seven Celestial Warriors and summon the phoenix god, Suzaku who chose her. Doing so will grant her the power to grant any three wishes and save Konan Empire. There are also frequent clashes with Yui, who has become the country of Kutou's Priestess of Seiryu and thus making the former best friends deadly enemies and rivals, along with the Seiryu Celestial Warriors. Along the way they discover the existence of the four Gods: Suzaku, Seiryuu, Genbu and Byakko. Each god has his Priestess(Miko),and each Priestess her Seven Celestial Warriors. But Miaka finds out that after the Priestess uses the power of the god three times, the god will devour the Priestess. Will Miaka and Yui survive? The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Yū Watase (渡瀬悠宇 Watase Yū, born March 5, 1970 in Osaka) is a Japanese shōjo manga author and artist. ... Suzaku can refer to: Emperor Suzaku of Japan, the 61st Emperor of Japan. ... Seiryu (青竜) as it is called in Japanese culture is also known as Qin Long (青龍) in Chinese culture which translates to mean roughly Blue-green Dragon (青 is a color variously between blue and green). ... A black land tortoise in Oriental mythology, known as Bixi (贔屭) in China and genbu in Japan. ... Byakko as it is called in Japanese culture is also known as Bai Hu in Chinese culture, which roughly translates to White Tiger or Jade Tiger. ...


Halo

In the Halo video game trilogy Master Chief is shown as a somewhat messiah since he is possibly the last of the SPARTAN-II's and possibly the only human capable of saving humanity from both the Covenant and the Flood. 343 Guilty Spark also continually refers to the Master Chief as "Reclaimer," suggesting that the Master Chief may be a messiah in the Forerunners' eyes. The Arbiter is also somewhat of a messiah as he is the leader of the Elite forces in the Covenant civil war and the Prophets' and Brutes' attempt to destroy his race. Master Chief emerges from smoke and rubble that litters an African plain in Halo 3. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... 343 Guilty Spark 343 Guilty Spark (alternatively known to the UNSC as the Monitor; and to the Covenant as the Oracle) is a fictional character featured in the video games Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. ...


Half-Life

In Half-Life 2, the protagonist, Gordan Freeman, is treated as a messiah by some of the Non-player characters. He is referred to as the "One Free Man," the one who is successful in resisting dominion by the Combine. Half-Life 2 (HL2) is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game and the sequel to Half-Life, developed by the Valve Software Corporation. ... Gordon Freeman, Ph. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Combine is a powerful alien race and empire from Valve Corporations 2004 first-person shooter computer game Half-Life 2. ...


Harry Potter

In the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a prophecy is revealed concerning Harry and the books' chief antagonist, Lord Voldemort. Although the official recording of this prophecy is destroyed in the Ministry of Magic, professor Dumbledore knows the contents of the prophecy entirely, and reveals them to Harry using his Pensieve. As prophesied by Harry's Divination teacher Sybil Trelawney (although unknowingly), Harry is the only one in the wizarding community with the ability to destroy Voldemort and one of the two will have to die at the hands of the other. Cover of the first book in JK Rowlings series: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (British/Canadian/Australian version) The Harry Potter books are an extremely popular series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. ... This article is about the book. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Lord Voldemort is the fictional arch-villain of the Harry Potter series. ... In J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series of novels the Ministry of Magic is the governing body of the magical community of Britain and succeeded the earlier Wizards Council. ... ... In the Harry Potter series, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. ... The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a fictional magic school that is the main setting of the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. ...


In the sixth book of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, some of the wizarding community begin calling Harry 'The Chosen One', although only guessing the contents of the prophecy. However, Professor Dumbledore, while discussing the matter with Harry, emphasizes that it will be Harry's hunger to avenge the death of his parents that will drive him to chase Voldemort, rather than anything said in the prophecy. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth novel in J. K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ...


Kingdom Hearts

In the Disney/Squaresoft game Kingdom Hearts, the main character Sora is "chosen", after Riku is led to the darkness, to wield the Keyblade, a weapon that has the ability to lock the Keyholes that lead to the core of a world, thus protecting it from the Heartless. His partners, Donald and Goofy, were ordered by their King to follow him, in order to save all the worlds from dying out. The game's villain, Xehanort, tries to convince Sora that the heart by its very nature is evil, but Sora remains convinced that there is a light in every heart that cannot be exstinguished (compare to Matthew 5:14-16). In the game's sequel, "Kingdom Hearts 2," Sora is resurrected from a deep sleep. The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Square Co. ... Kingdom Hearts ) is a hybrid action-RPG that was released in 2002, which is notable for being the result of a collaboration between the video game developer and publisher Square and Disney. ... Sora ) is the protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game series. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become a symbol for The Walt Disney Company. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about Kingdom Hearts II Xehanort ) is a fictional character in the video game Kingdom Hearts series and is the main villain of the series. ...


Legacy of Kain

The Legacy of Kain video game series centers on a mysterious, messianic character known as the Scion of Balance, who is destined to restore Balance to the dying land of Nosgoth. The story, which has numerous twist and turns, does not reveal the Scion’s true identity until the end of Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Legacy of Kain is a series of video games developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Kain Kain is a main character in the Legacy of Kain series. ... Nosgoth is a fictional realm that serves as the setting of the Legacy of Kain series. ...


Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda series of games feature a hero known as Link who is the chosen hero to defeat the game's antagonist (usually, although not always, Ganon). In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is known as the Hero of Time after acquiring the Master Sword (itself a chosen weapon of sorts). In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past the prophecy is explained that upon the eve of a "Great Cataclysm", a hero shall always arise to bring hope, but if he fails, all is lost. In the introduction to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker this was shown not to have happened upon Ganon's last return to Hyrule — but at the end of the game, the King makes a wish on the Triforce for hope, possibly setting the prophecy for all future generations. A Legend of Zelda series logo The Legend of Zelda series (often shortened to Zelda, TLoZ, or LoZ), by Nintendo, is a series of video games created by celebrated game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Link ) is the fictional protagonist in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ), is a fictional character and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Master Sword in its Lost Woods pedestal The Master Sword ) is a fictional sword from Nintendos Legend of Zelda video game series. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Simplified representation of the Triforce Within the fictional universe of the Legend of Zelda series of video games, the Triforce (sometimes called The Golden Power or The Golden Triforce) is a holy relic created by three goddesses. ...


The 4400

Former real-estate mogul Jordan Collier is often mentioned as a "messiah" (often derogatorily, implying self-importance) after his return from the dead in Season 3. Specifically, parallels with Jesus Christ mark Collier not just as a messiah, but as a Christ-figure. Supporting this, it has been said that his initials (JC) have a specific importance to the character; he wears a full beard and long hair, in keeping with traditional representations of Christ; and when he is portrayed in graffiti, his arms are stretched out and downwards with his eyes towards heaven, recalling the Cross and also like many icons of Jesus. Jordan Collier is a fictional character on the USA Network science fiction television series The 4400. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... This page is about the title or the Divine Person. For the Christian figure, see Jesus. ... A Christ-figure is a literary technique that authors use to draw allusions between their characters and the bibilical Jesus Christ. ... A man with a full beard A Full Beard is a type of downward flowing beard with either styled or integrated moustache; i. ... Graffiti is the unofficial application of graphics on publicly viewable surfaces. ...


The Matrix Trilogy

The Matrix movie trilogy also features a messianic figure referred to as "The One". The One has many prophecies relating to his role in humanity's salvation. In The Matrix, The One is described this way by the character of Morpheus: "When the Matrix was first built, there was a man born inside who had the ability to change whatever he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. It was he who freed the first of us, taught us the truth. As long as the Matrix exists the human race will never be free. After he died the Oracle prophesied his return and that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix and the war, bring freedom to our people." The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus as he styled himself in The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


However, it was the opposite that actually happened in the movies, and Neo was taught the truth by Morpheus, instead.


Thomas Anderson, alias Neo, discovers that the world he lives in is merely a computer simulation intended to keep humanity enslaved. Not only does he penetrate this illusion, but he discovers that he has significant abilities to manipulate the simulation himself and joins with other rebellious humans to bring down the entire system. Mr. Anderson doesn't find true confirmation of his role as the One until he is killed in battle, but manages through his own power over the Matrix to somehow bring himself back to life immediately thereafter. There are several Gnostic-themes in the story. Other subliminal themes include the Free Will vs. fate-debate and the nature of reality, perception, enlightenment, and existence. In many ways The Matrix is about a kind of reality enforcement. Neo is the name of the central fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The term Consensus reality has two usages: either in reference to the overall space-time reality thats believed to exist irrespective of anyones perceptions, if you adhere to the materialist philosophy, or as the predominent agreed-upon version of reality if you dont. ...


The Matrix Reloaded featured a Neo who had many new powers, among them, the power of flight, incredible fighting abilities, and the power to resurrect the dead. The film also expanded the role of "The One", revealing that the existence of "The One" was a recurring flaw inherent to the programming of the Matrix, and that his purpose is to return to the machine mainframe to assist in reloading the Matrix program. In addition to doing so, "The One" is meant to choose a number of individuals from the Matrix to repopulate Zion, the last human city, after its destruction. Neo is the sixth One, and the first to refuse to cooperate with the machines in favor of saving his Beloved. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... In the The Matrix films, Zion was the last human city, which existed deep underground to hide itself from its enemies as well as for warmth. ... Trinity is the main female fictional character in The Matrix universe, played by actress Carrie-Anne Moss in the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions and in the film segments of The Matrix: Path of Neo. ...


In The Matrix Revolutions, Neo visits the machine capital in the real world to negotiate with the machines. Since the Matrix has at this point been taken over by a rogue program, Smith, a former agent and a replicating virus, Neo negotiates an end to the war between humans and machines in return for Neo's help in destroying Smith. Smith ultimately copies himself over Neo, but is destroyed in the process, allowing for the Matrix to be Reloaded. Neo thus sacrifices himself to save both humanity (Who would have been destroyed by the Matrix system crash and the destruction of Zion) and the machines. In one of the closing scenes, the body of Neo, plugged into the Matrix in the machine city, glows with a bright white crucifix, the symbol of Jesus Christ, the Christian messiah. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... From www. ...


During the fight between the Smith-infected Bane and Neo, Neo was blinded by a live wire damaged during the fight, and effectively had his eyes fried. Bane then taunts him, calling him blind messiah. However, Neo was not completely blinded – he could sense the machine code within Bane. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Magic Knight Rayearth

A magical Girl Anime and Manga, created by CLAMP where three girls from separate schools, all on field trips to Tokyo Tower, are blinded by a flash of light and hear a voice calling for the "Legendary Magic Knights" to save Cephiro. The girls fall through the sky into another world, known as Cephiro. The three girls are charged with the rescue of the Princess Emeraude by becoming Magic Knights and collecting the three "Magic-gods" ("Ma-shin," a multiple wordplay on Japanese kanji and the English word "machine") of Cephiro, and given a bizarre creature named Mokona to guide them on their journey, only if they become Magic Knights and save Cephiro they will be able to return to their World. Mokona turns out to be the creator of Cephiro, the Earth and some other planets, and the one who chooses the Pillar. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... A group photo of CLAMP. From Left to Right: Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi. ... Tokyo Tower by day Tokyo Tower by night Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( ). It is 333 m (1093 ft) tall, making it the worlds highest self-supporting iron tower and the tallest structure in Tokyo. ... Mokona Mokona (もこな Mokona) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team CLAMP. She is the lead artist on the team, the colourist, and in charge of composition. ... Mokona Mokona (もこな Mokona) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team CLAMP. She is the lead artist on the team, the colourist, and in charge of composition. ...


Methuselah's Children

Robert A. Heinlein's short story Methuselah's Children (1941) introduces the character of Lazarus Long, a member of a group of approximately 100,000 people known as the "Howard Families," or Howards, a group who have exceptionally long lifespans as a result of selective breeding as a result of a trust fund set up by Ira Howard, dying of old age in his forties. The general public are suspicious of the members of the Families, because of their extremely long lifespans, some of them are more than 150 years old, and believe they are selfishly hoarding the "secret" of their long lifespans. (At the time the story is taking place, Lazarus himself is 212 years old.) This article is becoming very long. ... Methuselahs Children is a 1941 science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein. ... See also: 1940 in literature, other events of 1941, 1942 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Spoiler warning: Lazarus Long is a fictional character featured in a number of science fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein. ...


As a result of envy of their longevity, the government is forced to round up the Howards, who will most likely be tortured, quite possibly to the point of extermination, in order that the government can force them to divulge the nonexistent secret of how they have managed to obtain longer life. Lazarus, through guile, stealth and plain audacity, pilots a space-freighter through restricted airspace to ferry all of the Howard Families members to a starship, which he then hijacks, and the Howard Families escape from the earth and outmigrate to the stars.


In a later book of the series, Time Enough For Love. the then Chief Archivist of the Howard Families admits that Lazarus is "our Moses, who led Our People out of bondage." By the end of the series, the books, which include Time Enough for Love (1973), The Number of the Beast (1980), The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (1985), and To Sail Beyond the Sunset (1987), show Lazarus as still alive after more than 2,000 years. Time Enough for Love is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1973. ... Moses strikes water from the stone, by Bacchiacca Moses (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה, Standard Tiberian ; Arabic: موسى, ; Geez: ሙሴ Musse) was an early Biblical Hebrew religious leader, lawgiver, prophet, and historian. ... Time Enough for Love is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1973. ... See also: 1972 in literature, other events of 1973, 1974 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Book cover The Number of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1980 (ISBN 0-44-913070-3). ... See also: 1979 in literature, other events of 1980, 1981 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Book cover The Cat Who Walks Through Walls is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1985. ... See also: 1984 in literature, other events of 1985, 1986 in literature, list of years in literature. ... To Sail Beyond the Sunset is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1987. ... See also: 1986 in literature, other events of 1987, 1988 in literature, list of years in literature. ...


Mighty Max

In the Nineties animated cartoon Mighty Max the series' protagonist, a thirteen year old boy called Max, learns that he is the 'chosen one'; that person destined to destroy the series' antagonist, the demonic sorcerer Skullmaster. Max is aided in his journey by two allies — a wise 'Lemurian' fowl named Virgil, and a viking warrior called Norman, and given a cap which opens portals to locations around the earth. While Max's nemesis remained Skullmaster, he is seen fighting many smaller villains around the world. At the end of the series, Max is sent back in time, after Skullmaster seizes his cap and kills his guardians, and he resolves to do things right with this second chance. Mighty Max was an animated action/sci-fi/horror series which aired from 1993 to 1994 to promote the British Mighty Max toys, an offshoot of the Polly Pocket line, created by Bluebird Toys in 1992. ...


Narnia

C. S. Lewis wrote the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, which deals heavily with Christian beliefs. Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was a Northern Irish author and scholar. ... The cover to an audio book edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, with artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. ...


The talking lion Aslan is the Narnian version of Christ; He created the world, describes himself as the "son" of a mysterious god figure called the Emperor-over-the-Sea, willingly sacrifices his own life so that a traitorous human child can avoid punishment for his sin, and is resurrected. For other uses, see Aslan (disambiguation). ... Sin is a term used mainly in a religious context to describe an act that violates a moral code of conduct or the state of having committed such a violation. ... Resurrection of the Flesh (1499-1502) Fresco by Luca Signorelli Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto The term resurrection is used in the literal sense to mean either the religious concept of the reunion of the spirit and the body of a dead person, or the return to life of...


Pokémon

In Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash Ketchum sacrifices himself to save the Pokémon, and is revived by their tears. In Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Ash is discovered to be the prophecised Chosen One, a legendary figure able to help save the world from several warring Pokémon. Also, some legendary Pokémon in the films, such as Mewtwo in Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns and Latios in Pokémon Heroes, sacrifice themselves for others and somehow survive, either by being physically saved or by assuming some sort of spirit form. Ash Ketchum is the protagonist of the fictional anime Pokémon. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Mewtwo ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Latios ) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Pokémon Heroes is the fifth movie in the Pokémon series, complimenting Pokémon: Master Quest (the last season of Pocket Monsters story arc in the Japanese version). ...


Sailor Moon

In the shōjo manga and subsequent anime Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, the main-character Usagi Tsukino discovers that she is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, the princess of an ancient Moon-kingdom. She transforms into the girl soldier Sailor Moon and is portrayed as the "Chosen One" in her many incarnations. In fact, during many times throughout the story, Usagi is referred to as the Messiah, or the Senshi who brings light, peace, healing, and hope and all things good. Consequently, being Sailor Moon, Princess Serenity, the future Neo-Queen Serenity, and the more distant future Sailor Cosmos associates her with the feminine nature and power of the Moon. Shōjo or shoujo (少女 lit. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Usagi Tsukino ) is a fictional character, the protagonist and namesake of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... According to Hinduism, every living being is an eternally existing spirit (the soul or the self). ... Bulk silicate composition (estimated wt%) SiO2 44. ...


In the third season of the anime series, Sailor Moon S, along with Usagi being the Messiah of Light, there is Mistress 9, the Messiah of Silence. Her goal is to deliver Sailor Moon's Holy Grail (an item Usagi uses to transform into Super Sailor Moon; it was called the "Purity Chalice" in the American dub of the TV show) to Pharaoh 90, a being that wishes to throw the earth into silence with the power of the Grail. Mistress 9 possesses Hotaru Tomoe's body but is eventually destroyed from within by Hotaru, who transforms into the senshi of death and rebirth, Sailor Saturn. Sailor Saturn sacrifices herself to destroy Pharaoh 90, but Sailor Moon, at great personal risk, manages to rescue Hotaru, who has been transformed into an infant. Pharaoh 90 is defeated, and Hotaru experiences a second childhood. Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu... Mistress 9 as seen in Sailor Moon S. Mistress 9 (or Mistress Nine) is a fictional character from the Sailor Moon S series. ... Sailor Saturn is really the tragic girl, Hotaru Tomoe. ...


In the Infinity Arc of the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon manga, which corresponds to the third anime season, Sailor Saturn's awakening is feared by the outer senshi because she has the power to destroy the world. In the past, she actually did destroy the dying Moon Kingdom, and herself, the senshi of the Moon Kingdom, and the Kingdom's Princess Serenity were reborn in the future.


Spyro the Dragon

In the game,The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, it is revealed that Spyro is part of a prophecy that spoke of a purple dragon that will be born every 10 generations and will direct the fate of the era.


Star Trek

In the various incarnations of Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, there have been a number of messianic figures, applied to various cultures. Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series, ten feature films, hundreds of novels, computer and video games, and other fan stories. ... Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ...


The Vulcans revere a man named Surak, a philosopher who helped save the Vulcan people from their violent nature by teaching them how to embrace logic. After his death (from radiation poisoning resulting from atomic wars), Surak preserved his katra (an imprint of his consciousness) in an artifact that would be found in 2137 by a man named Syrran, who would later place the katra in the mind of Jonathan Archer via a mind-meld. Through Surak's katra, Archer was able to locate an artifact known as the Kir'shara, a holographic tome containing Surak's original writings. This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


The Klingons revere a man known as Kahless the Unforgettable, who was renowned as the greatest warrior in the history of the Klingon race. It was Kahless who forged the code of honorable combat that all Klingon warriors are expected to follow. Kahless was known for his prowess in battle. According to legend, Kahless forged the first bat'leth from molten lava, battled his brother for twelve days and nights over a matter of honor and single-handedly defeated a 500-strong horde. It was prophesied that Kahless would someday return from Sto-Vo-Kor. In The Next Generation episode Rightful Heir, the prophecy was fulfilled (in a way). A group of Klingon scientists created a clone of Kahless from dried blood from the ancient dagger. Later, even thought the truth of Kahless' nature was revealed, he was appointed as a figurehead Emperor of the Klingon Empire (with the true authority of state remaining with the High Council). Klingons (Klingon: tlhIngan) are a warrior race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Kahless the Unforgettable, (Klingon language qeylIS), is a legendary Klingon portrayed in the Star Trek: The Original Series by Robert Herron and in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Kevin Conway. ... A batleth (in Klingon, betleH, ultimately said to be from batlh etlh honour sword) is a traditional Klingon sword in the Star Trek universe. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Sto-Vo-Kor is the state of existence that Klingons believe that honorable members of their society will go to in the afterlife. ...


According to Ferengi beliefs, Gint the first Grand Nagus, who wrote the Rules of Acquisition and unified the competing Ferengi Commerce Zones into the great Ferengi Alliance, resides over the Divine Treasury, where Ferengi who led successful lives devoted to the acquisition of profit go when they die (provided that they can bribe their way in). Ferengi on Star Trek: The Next Generation The Ferengi are a fictional extraterrestrial race from the Star Trek universe. ... In the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Grand Nagus is the title given to the political and economic leader of the fictional race known as the Ferengi. ... The Rules of Acquisition, in the fictional Star Trek universe, are a set of guidelines intended to ensure the profitability of businesses owned by the ultra-capitalist Ferengi. ...


In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Starfleet officer Benjamin Sisko takes command of space station Deep Space Nine (Formerly the Cardassian mining station Terok Nor) orbiting the planet Bajor. The Bajoran people herald him as their Emissary to the Prophets, their gods, when he finds the Bajoran wormhole, which the Bajorans refer to as the "Celestial Temple", in which they believe the Prophets reside. Throughout the series, events take place that prove him to indeed be the Emissary, and in the end, he sacrifices himself, in true messianic tradition, to stop the evil Pah-Wraiths, false-Prophets cast out of the Celestial Temple by the Prophets, whose desire is to burn the entire universe. Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is a Starfleet officer and the main character of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Deep Space Nine Deep Space Nine is a fictional space station in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... A typical major city on Bajor In the fictional Star Trek universe, Bajor (IPA: /bedʒoɹ/ or /beʒoɹ/) is the homeworld of the Bajorans. ... Kira Nerys Bajorans, a race of humanoids in the fictional Star Trek universe, were introduced in the Next Generation series and played an integral part in the Deep Space Nine series. ... Emissary was the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Prophets may refer to: The Prophets (Neviim), which is the second of the three major sections in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran wormhole is a wormhole located near the planet Bajor. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran wormhole is a wormhole located near the planet Bajor. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ...


Star Wars

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a young junkyard slave, Anakin Skywalker, is discovered by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qui-Gon believes Anakin to be the "Chosen One", prophesied to bring balance to the Force and destroy the Sith. Qui-Gon Jinn is convinced on this fact when Anakin's mother reveals to him that Anakin has no father and was possibly conceived by the Force itself. This fact explains why Anakin has the highest midi-chlorian count of any lifeform. Also, the coming of the Sith'ari, an ancient Sith prophecy, became somewhat well known in Darth Revan's Sith Empire. The Sith'ari was said to be a perfect (in accordance with the Sith philosophy) being who would rise to power and bring balance to the Force. According to prophecy, the Sith'ari would rise up and destroy the Sith, but in the process would return to lead the Sith and make them stronger than ever before. It is believed that the prophecy of the Sith'ari and the prophecies of the Jedi "Chosen One" refer to the same individual. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader made the Sith stronger than ever by wiping out the Jedi Knights and assisting Darth Sidious in his rise to power, but then destroyed the Sith when he betrayed and killed Sidious, sacrificing himself in the process, thus fulfilling the ancient prophecy of the Sith'ari. It can also be interpreted that he did bring balance to the force at the end of episode III because only two sith and two jedi were left in the galaxy Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Knight redirects here. ... Qui-Gon Jinn (92 – 32 BBY) was a Jedi Master character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Knights are a fictional monastic organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Midi-clorians are mysterious organisms in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Darth Revan (pronounced //) was a fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith in the Star Wars universe. ... Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Knights may refer to: Jedi Knights are a group of characters in the Star Wars Universe. ... Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith, who often contacts his minions via hologram. ...


Throughout the rest of the saga, Skywalker grows and is trained as a Jedi, eventually rising to the rank of Jedi Knight. But near the end of the Clone Wars, he feared the loss of his beloved wife and willingly turned to the Dark Side, becoming Darth Vader in the hopes that his new power could save her life. He suffers greatly at the hands of Obi-Wan, which result in 3 decades of carrying a physical burden, in the form of robotic limbs and a respirator that cannot be removed. Although originally appearing as though he is not the Chosen One, Anakin does eventually destroy the Sith. He sacrifices himself (this time his own life) to stop Emperor Palpatine from killing his son, Luke. After doing so, he finds his own redemption in the light side of the Force. His spirit rises from death and joins those of Yoda and Obi-Wan. (This completes the prophecy of the Chosen One as the newly redeemed Anakin Skywalker brings balance to the Force.) There are some rumors that consider Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker, to be the Chosen One, and the proof supporting such a theory is plausible, however George Lucas has stated that Anakin is the Chosen One, and not his progeny. Anakin is the Messiah of Star Wars. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... Redemption is also a collectible card game. ... Jedi Master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) is a character from Star Wars fictional universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Progeny can mean: A genetic descendant, see offspring. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog

In the Archie Comics production of Sonic the Hedgehog the character Miles "Tails" Prower is rumored to be the Chosen One of the universe, and in recent editions has been shown to be able to transform into a much larger, stronger version of himself when the time is right. Interestingly, 'Chosen One' is also the title of one of the songs from the Shadow the Hedgehog video game, which in the same game Shadow was revealed to be secretly created specifically to destroy the Black Arms, where the knowledge and power to create him came from. Knuckles the Echidna also follows this after a fashion, having the title "Avatar." According to a prophecy, Knuckles is destined to circumvent death and return to deliver the world from its' suffering. Knuckles has already come back from the dead, so the prophecy appears accurate. In addition, Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails are destined to someday reach a "divine status." Furthermore, the franchise's namesake character is often put into this role, tasked with defeating various evils insurmountable to those around him. One of Sonic's battles even seems to have been foretold in Echidna mythology; a mural depicting a battle between Super Sonic and Dr. Eggman being visible in the Hidden Palace zone of the Sonic and Knuckles video game. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ...


Superman

The classic American superhero, Superman, is either a messiah or a Deliverer. Like Moses, he was set in a small bundle and sent on an unknown voyage to be raised by adopted parents. Many Superman writers make much of the fact that Jor-El (Superman's biological father) sacrificed his own life, allowing his only son to be saved, in an inversion of the Christian beliefs, in which God sacrifices his only son to save the world. This last son of Krypton is sent to Earth to be a figure of leadership and hope, a clearly messianic message. Some versions of the Superman story have Jor-El desire that Kal-El (Superman's Kryptonian name) set up his own kingdom on Earth, to lead mankind in a new era (another clearly messianic message). Depending on the author of the story, such an intended kingdom is usually threatening to the existing human social order. In most recent versions of the Superman story, Superman rejects his primary identification as a Kryptonian, and sees himself as a human: he views Clark Kent as the actual person, and "Superman" as merely a public persona he adopts. Many fans disagree with this however, stating that Superman is proud of and embraces his Kryptonian heritage, carrying on the legacy of his people and still adapting to the ways of Earth. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... Moses strikes water from the stone, by Bacchiacca Moses (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה, Standard Tiberian ; Arabic: موسى, ; Geez: ሙሴ Musse) was an early Biblical Hebrew religious leader, lawgiver, prophet, and historian. ... Jor-El by Joe Shuster. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ...


The kyptonian name of Superman "Kal-El" contains an inner meaning in Hebrew. Kal El is translated as "The Voice Of God" (קול-אל)


The Terminator

In the film The Terminator (1984), John Connor is the future leader of the human Tech-Com resistance in the war against machines. He was trained by his mother Sarah Connor as a young man to carry out such a task. Sarah was aware that he would come to such a position based on the testimony of Kyle Reese, a man sent back in time by John Connor himself (from the future) to protect Sarah from being killed by a cyborg (also from the future) before John was born. As many messianic figures have unusual births, John was conceived by Kyle and Sarah when they met in the year 1984. Therefore, the paradox of time travel comes into play in his birth. As a preteen, a cyborg was sent again in the past to kill John himself in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Another cyborg was sent by the adult John, from the future, to protect him. The latter cyborg was ultimately successful. In the final installment in the Terminator films, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), John was again hunted down by a cyborg from the future. A similar cyborg as his protector in the second film is sent to protect him and his to-be wife, Katherine Brewster. As an adult, John Connor is assassinated by a T-800 Model 101 cyborg in the year 2032. The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction-action film featuring body-builder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Edward Furlong as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day John Connor (February 28, 1985–July 4, 2032?) is a major fictional character in the science-fiction Terminator series of movies. ... Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. ... Kyle Reese in The Terminator Kyle Reese (2008-2029/1984), played by Michael Biehn, is the main fictional character of the first Terminator film, father of John Connor, and brief lover to Sarah Connor. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (commonly abbreviated T3) is a 2003 movie directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Headline text Katherine Brewster :- In Terminator 3 she was the future wife of John Connor. ... Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 - 2032 - 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 The year 2032 (MMXXXII) in the Gregorian calendar corresponds to 5792-5793 in the Hebrew calendar. ...


The reference to Jesus Christ is hidden in plain sight. Jesus Christ and John Connor have the same initials: J.C. This may be unintentional though: J.C. is the initials of the film's director, James Cameron. James Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning Canadian-American film director noted for his action/science fiction films, which are often extremely successful financially. ...


Tekken

Within the Tekken series, Jun Kazama is displayed as a messiah to a fashion, and even after her apparent death, continues to be a significant influence in ongoing events. She is even explicitly referred to as "The Chosen One" in her original profile. Circumstances have led her son to become the series' most notable protagonist and the foremost character in a plot that revolves around a cursed family of "Devils". Tekken lit. ... Jun Kazama ) is a fictional character from the video game series Tekken. ...


Transformers

In the Transformers universes, which has spin-offs in toys, cartoons, comics and an upcoming film, Optimus Prime has died at least once in every incarnation, and always returned, most noticeably after his death in Transformers: The Movie and the immediate follow up of the third season of the original series. This article is about the various fictional universes in which the Transformers have been depicted. ... Various Transformers toys. ... The Transformers (G1) 1984-1987, U.S. This page is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various television series that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ... Various Transformers toys Transformers is the name of a line of toys produced by Hasbro from 1984 onwards, and also of a number of spin-offs based on the toys including a Marvel Comics series, an animated television series that began airing on 1984 (Transformers series) and a feature-length... Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film conceptually based on the popular Transformers franchise and toy line. ... This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ... Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the cartoon movie, however, Hot Rod is the Chosen One and becomes Rodimus Prime. Furthermore, the original form of Primus (the Transformers' deity) looks like a humanoid Rodimus Prime. Rodimus Prime 1986 toy packaging artwork Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


The Undertaker

The comic book incarnation of WWE wrestler The Undertaker, depicts the central character as the 'chosen one' who will gather all three Books of Death, and consume their power, enabling him to become the perfect keeper of evil or to become the ultimate conqueror. The Undertaker, though hardly heroic in any sense of the word in the series, is intent on containment and rule of the forces of Hell, rather than destruction of all existence and remaking it in his own image. Like with other messianic stories, there are three main individuals involved in the prophecy: The Undertaker, The Embalmer, and Paul Bearer. Each holds one of the three volumes of the Books of Death, and desires the other two. Paul surrenders his volume to the Undertaker, greatly increasing his power, in exchange for being made the Undertaker's second in command. The Undertaker later kills the Embalmer, sending him to Stygian, which is Hell's prison realm in the series, and briefly holds all three volumes. The Undertaker halloween special seems to indicate that the books merged into one singular volume, which is at that point possessed by the Undertaker, indicating that sometime between the final issue of the regular series and the one-shot, that the Undertaker did indeed fulfill the prophecy. World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1962[1][2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, (The) Undertaker. ...


Warhammer 40,000

The fictional universe of the British miniatures game Warhammer 40,000, created by Games Workshop, features a God-Emperor of humanity, not unlike the one from Dune (see above). Cover of the Warhammer 40,000 4th edition rulebook This article is about the tabletop miniature wargame and the fictional universe in which it is set. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ...


The Emperor is said to be "immortal". He guides his Imperial Fleets, through the daemonically-infested hyperspace realm of the Warp using the psychic beacon of the Astronomicon and he is sometimes considered the only force that can save humankind from imminent extinction. Though he was nearly killed by one of his sons, the Warmaster Horus, in a vast daemonically engineered rebellion, he gave his life (or at least the better half of it) to preserve the Imperium. The rebellion, known as the Horus Heresy, also has strong parallels with the Christian Fall of Lucifer, with Horus as Lucifer and the Emperor as God. Scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope depicting the inside of the Millenium Falcon when entering hyperspace. ... In the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Horus Heresy was a galaxy-spanning civil war that marked the end of the Great Crusade. It is also the title of a novel series published by the Black Library, a collectible card game produced by Sabertooth Games and an out of...


The true "divine" status of the Emperor is debated, both in the fictional universe and with the Games Workshop fanbase. Some state that the Emperor is not a true god, but a powerful psychic sustained simply by technology. This is the view seen to be most supported by the Canon, as all of the Emperor's powers Post Horus Heresy, including his immortality, are sustained by technology in the form of the golden throne, a vast life support machine in the Imperial Palace on Terra. However, some state that the Emperor was far more than a psychic pre-heresy, and that if allowed to die, would arise as a true god of mankind, able to stand as a potent force against the nightmarish gods of Chaos. And of course, there are any number of conflicting theories between these two polar opposites.


Given the relative and intentional ambiguity in the way 40K history is presented, in multiple editions and rulebooks, along with novels set in the 40K universe and a seemingly retroactive and constantly rewritten, ignored or denied continuity, it seems unlikely that the God-Emperor debate — along with countless others — will ever be truly resolved.


The issue of the Emperor's God-Status is dealt with most extensively in the Games Workshop 40k-offshoot Inquisitor, often prefixed with "The Battle for the Emperor's Soul". An Inquisitor is a type of unit from Warhammer 40,000 a tabletop miniatures by Games Workshop. ...


Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, as the name indicates, deals with the idea of time as an eternal cycle of seven ages, neither beginning nor ending. At one focus of this cycle stands a messianic figure known in the series as the Dragon Reborn. His name and title may vary through the ages, but in at least two of the seven ages he plays an important role in determining the outcome of the battle against evil. At the end of what is currently known as the Second Age, Lews Therin, styled The Dragon, led the battle against the forces of the Dark One, the personification of evil. He succeeded in resealing the Dark One's prison at Shayol Ghul, but in the process the Dark One tainted the male half of the One Power. This caused all male channelers to go on a rampage, including The Dragon, who killed his entire family and earned himself the moniker "Kinslayer". Lews Therin and all other male Aes Sedai died, but not before causing extreme damage to their surroundings, reshaping the map of the world. This is later known as the Breaking of the World. Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. ... The Wheel of Time (abbreviated WoT or less commonly, tWoT) is a bestselling fantasy book series written by Robert Jordan. ... In the fictional Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan, Dragon Reborn may refer to: any reincarnation of the Dragon especially Rand alThor, the protagonist of the series previously Lews Therin Telamon was known as the Dragon. ... This article is about the fictional world history of Robert Jordans Wheel of Time fantasy fiction series. ... Lews Therin Telamon is a fictional character in Robert Jordans The Wheel of Time fantasy series. ... The Dark One is the primary antagonist of The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. ... In the Wheel of Time fantasy novel series, Shayol Ghul is a mountain beyond the Great Blight in the north of the known world. ... In The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan, the One Power is the force that maintains the continuous motion of the Wheel of Time. ...


In the Third Age, in which the series takes place, the Dragon Reborn is expected with both hope and fear, as it is prophesied that he will save the world, but also break it once again. Rand al'Thor is eventually determined to be the reincarnation of Lews Therin by fulfillment of various prophecies, not the least of which is removing the sword Callandor from the Stone of Tear. In addition to being the Dragon Reborn of the continental peoples, he fulfills the prophecies of He Who Comes With The Dawn of the Aiel, and the Coramoor of the Atha'an Miere. Further prophecy seems to indicate that his death in the last battle, Tarmon Gai'don, will free mankind from the re-emerging shadow, at least for a time. The Dragon will presumably be reincarnated once again when the cycle begins anew. Rand alThor is the protagonist and main character of The Wheel of Time, a series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan. ... In Robert Jordans fantasy series The Wheel of Time, the Aiel are a race of people. ... The Athaan Miere are a fictional group of people in Robert Jordan series of novels of the fantasy genre titled The Wheel of Time. ... This article is about the fictional world history of Robert Jordans the Wheel of Time fantasy fiction series. ...


X-1999

In X-1999 Anime, and Manga created by CLAMP, Kamui Shirōu (kamui literally meaning "GOD") returns to Tokyo for the first time in six years to honour his mother's final wishes. It is here he will fulfill his destiny, yet all he wants is for others to leave him alone. According to the yumemi Hinoto, Kamui alone has the power to decide the world's fate. Kamui must decide to either become a Dragon of Heaven (also known as the Seven Seals) and protect humanity from supernatural destruction or join the Dragons of Earth (also known as the Seven Angels) to destroy humanity so the Earth can be reborn. While Kamui couldn't care less about the world, he feels he must protect childhood friends Monō Fūma and his younger sister Kotori. However, his choice to become a Dragon of Heaven results in tragedy when Fūma is revealed to be Kamui’s “Twin Star”, destined to be Kamui’s opposite number no matter which side Kamui chooses. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... A group photo of CLAMP. From Left to Right: Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi. ... The Dragons of Earth (with Shōgo) In the manga series X created by the popular mangaka circle CLAMP, the Dragons Of Earth ), also known as the Seven Angels ), are a group of seven individuals who are fated to stand against the Dragons of Heaven in the apocalyptic battle on...


X-Men

In Marvel Comics' X-Men franchise, Cable was the Chosen One who was prophesied by the Askani clan who raised him to defeat and destroy the ancient mutant tyrant Apocalypse. Mister Sinister orchestrated Cable's birth for the specific goal of creating an ultimate mutant to destroy his former master, Apocalypse. When Apocalypse was resurrected, Cable decided that he could better serve the world as a general messiah figure, and so he let his former teammates in the X-Men defeat the reborn villain. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a superhero associated with the X-Men and X-Force. ... It has been suggested that A-Z of mutants be merged into this article or section. ... Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) is a very powerful supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe, one of the foremost enemies of the X-Men. ... Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, a foe of the X-Men and related teams. ...


Xenogears

In the story of the video game Xenogears, the male "Contact" and female "Anti-type" are dual consciousnesses perpetually continued over millennia by the "Wave Existence," a waveform accidentally contained by a monolithic device called the "Zohar". These two characters fill co-messianic roles, as "the Power of God" and "the Will of God" respectively. The Contact and Anti-Type are born, live, and die in five lifetimes in five separate bodies over a 10000-year period, each always within the other's lifetime. The story's Nisan sect religion actively venerates the Contact and Anti-Type, believing them to be two one-winged angels who must cooperate with one another in order to fly. In all attested incarnations before the fifth incarnation, the Anti-Type is always named "Elehayym" (see also "Elohim"), but prefers the familiar name "Elly" (see also "Eli"); At the end of Elly's life, she always selflessly sacrifices herself to save others, with each act of salvation being greater than before. During the time of the game's story, Fei Fong Wong and Elhaym Van Houten are the fifth incarnations. At the end, the fifth Elly attempts to sacrifice herself again, this time to save the entire planet from destruction, but is rescued from death by Fei piloting his omnigear, Xenogears. For more details, see Xenogears. But, there are also many parallels between Fei and Elly, and Adam and Eve, as well as between Miang and Lilith. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Elohim (אֱלוֹהִים , אלהים) is a Hebrew word which expresses concepts of divinity. ... Eli may refer to: Eli (אלי), a variant on the name of God as spoken in Hebrew and Aramaic. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Xenogears (ゼノギアス Zenogiasu) is a role-playing game for the Sony PlayStation. ... The following are the playable characters from the Playstation RPG Xenogears. ... It has been suggested that Adam be merged into this article or section. ... The following are supporting characters from the PS1 game Xenogears. ... Lilith is a female Mesopotamian night demon believed to harm male children. ...


Yu-Gi-Oh!

In the "Waking the Dragons" arc in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and Joey Wheeler are referred to as the three chosen duelists by Legendary Knights Timaeus, Critias, and Hermos while they release Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey's souls from getting absorbed by the Great Leviathan. This all happened when the Pharaoh defeated Dartz to end Dartz' plan to destroy the earth by gathering souls of mankind and beast with the power of the Orichalcos to give the Great Leviathan the power it needed to destroy mankind. 10,000 years before that, The Battle of Atlantis took place between Dartz, his Orichalcos soldiers, and the Great Leviathan and Ironheart, Chris, Skye, an army of Duel Monsters, and the Legendary Dragons (who used to be the Legendary Knights until the Pharaoh released them), Timaeus, Critias, and Hermos. Dartz was trying to destroy mankind with the power of the Orichalcos, and Ironheart (his father) tried to save it with the help of the three dragons. The battle had neither side victorious, and the Legendary Dragons were sealed away in the world of Duel Monsters. Then, 10,000 years later when mankind was in trouble again, Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey were called forth to release the three dragons to save mankind once again. Yu-Gi-Oh! , literally Game King [1]) is a popular Japanese anime and manga franchise from Kazuki Takahashi, that mainly involves characters who play a card game called Duel Monsters (originally known as Magic & Wizards), wherein each player purchases and assembles a deck of Monster, Magic, and Trap Cards in...


See also

Throughout history, various groups have considered themselves chosen by God for some purpose. ... DigiDestined (Chosen Children in the Japanese version) is a name of a group in the anime and manga series Digimon. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ...

External links

  • Kabalyon Key Messanic Seal of Washington, DC

 
 

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