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Encyclopedia > Messiahs in fiction and fantasy
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Apart from featuring in several religions, the idea of a messiah or "Chosen one" figure has been a key plot device in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The One can refer to several things: The Absolute The Downbeat is the first beat in the bar. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ anointed one, Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic , Arabic ) 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. ... For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ...

The remainder of this article contains many plot spoilers for many different stories. Discretion is advised regarding unfamiliar stories.

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Akira

The manga and 1988 anime-movie Akira features both the themes of a returning saviour, and sacrifice based on compassion – two very strong reccurent 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. For other uses, see Manga (disambiguation). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... Akira (Japanese: ) is a 1988 anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo. ... In literature (as well as many works of nonfiction), a theme is a broad idea in a story, or the message the author is conveying. ... 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: contemporarybas-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 practice... In religion and sociology, a cult is a cohesive group of people (often a relatively small and recently founded religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be far outside the mainstream. ... In telecommunication, the term code word has the following meanings: A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data. ... Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Psychic or psychical is a term referring to psi or extra-sensory abilities. ...


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. // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, all directed by the Wachowski brothers and set in the same universe. ...


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 Medieval Dead) (1993) is the third installment of the Evil Dead film trilogy, written and directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. ... Ashley J. Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II Ashley J. Ash Williams is the main character in the Evil Dead horror film franchise, played by Bruce Campbell. ... Bruce Campbell lectures on his life as a B Movie actor. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948, debuted in the mid-1990s until the final Olds rolled off the line in 2004. ... The Evil Dead (also known as 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 directed and written by Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell. ... Evil Dead II (also known as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Evil Dead II, the Sequel to the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror) is a sequel to the movie The Evil Dead by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. ...


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 boot, he leads an army of humans to defeat the demons.


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 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. ... John David Sheridan1 (2215–2281), played by Bruce Boxleitner, is a fictional character in the universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ...


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 undo 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 establised as the "police" for the Alliance, maitaining 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 Micheal 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.


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.


Buffy

In the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, in addition to being a Run-of-the-mill Chosen One, has a Messianic role and Messianic duties. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ... 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. ...


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 born with super-human abilities. 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.


Additionally, near the end of the first season she encounters a vampire Messianic figure who is prophesied to deliver her to her death and bring about an age of darkness.


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 (クロノ・トリガー) is a role-playing game that was released in Japan on March 11, 1995 for the Super Famicom and in North America on August 22, 1995 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). ... Crono (クロノ kurono) 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. ... Magus is a fictional character, who is a playable character in Squaresofts Chrono Trigger. ...


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.


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 ship as a kamikaze missile to split the comet's nucleus. The name Deep Impact may refer to: Deep Impact, the 2005 NASA space mission. ...


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 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. ... The Mahdi (Arabic: ‎ translit: , also Mehdi; Guided One), in Islamic eschatology, is the prophesied redeemer of Islam, who will change the world into a perfect Islamic society before Yaum al-Qiyamah (literally Day of the Resurrection). The exact nature of the Mahdi differs according to Sunni and Shia Muslims. ... 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 (from Latin: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ...


In Dune Messiah he wanders into the desert, leaving behind twin newborn children. Dune Messiah Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ...


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 a metamorphosis into a sandworm, becoming a second messianic figure for the next 3,000 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 later refers to him as The Prophet, a messianic figure, because they have kept their ancient beliefs in an abstract God. 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. ... Sandworms are fictional creatures from Frank Herberts science-fiction novel 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 Prophet is the name of several things, including several religious leaders and charismatic figures in history: Joseph Smith, Jr. ...


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 (known as Mother 2 in Japan) is a role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Nesss original clay model. ... A terrifying stilled image of Giygas inexplicable final form, which appears in the game as an undulating background. ...


Fallout II

The main character, the descendant of the main character of the original Fallout, is called "Chosen One" by his fellow tribesmen, because he was meant to save his village, Arroyo, from death by starvation, by recovering the G.E.C.K. from the mythical Vault 13. However, this "chosen"-ness is hard to prove by means of "Messiah"-ness, as 'tribals' have easy to get spiritual about saviours they materially choose, in the name of the original Vault Dweller, however. The Garden of Eden Creation Kit is a McGuffin-like device in the computer game series Fallout. ...


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 prophecized by Harry's Divination teacher Sybill 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. The official Harry Potter film logo This article is about the Harry Potter series. ... Cover of the UK Childrens Edition, Bloomsbury Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling. ... Harry James Potter (born 31 July 1980) is a fictional character and the protagonist of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... Lord Voldemort (born December 31, 1926) 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. ... Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (born c. ... In the Harry Potter series, many magical objects exist for the use of the characters. ... Spoiler warning: 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. ... Sybill Patricia Trelawney (Sibyll Patricia Trelawney in the United States) is a fictional character who appears in J.K. Rowlings series of Harry Potter novels. ...


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. Cover of the UK and Canadian Childrens edition by Bloomsbury Cover of the USA edition by Scholastic 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 Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Square Co. ... Sora, as he appears in Kingdom Hearts II. Sora (ソラ) is the protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series. ... Donald Duck Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Goofy Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a comic animal cartoon character who has become a symbol for The Walt Disney Company. ...


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. ...


Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings

Catholic author J. R. R. Tolkien wrote the fantasy series The Lord of the Rings, from which many Christian parallels can be drawn (compare with Narnia, below, by fellow Inkling C. S. Lewis). It is worth noting that, while the parallels certainly exist, Tolkien denied having consciously developed the story as a Biblical allegory. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his most popular work and a sequel to his popular fantasy novel The Hobbit. ... The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford where the Inklings met on Thursday nights from 1939. ... C.S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898–22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar, of mixed Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. ... An allegory (from Greek αλλος, allos, other, and αγορευειν, agoreuein, to speak in public) is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal. ...


The first Tolkienian messianic figure, although in Silmarillion, could be the half-elven Earendil whose bloodline descended from the 3 houses of the Edain, while both his parents were half-elven. His birth was prophesized by Huor and indeed the major events of the Silmarillion saga seem like they happened only to culminate in his birth, more or less like the genealogy of Jesus. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... This article deals with the Half-elven Eärendil. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Edain were those Men (humans) who made their way into Beleriand in the First Age, and were friendly to the Elves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Huor (c. ... Lukes genealogy of Jesus, from the Book of Kells transcribed by Celtic monks circa 800 The genealogy of Jesus through his legal father Joseph is given by two passages from the Gospels, Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38. ...


Earendil traveled to Aman to appeal to the Valar to save the mortal lands. This act was considered self-sacrificial since he was then ordered never to return, but wander the skies as a star. A map of Aman, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ...


In the Lord of the Rings however, the One Ring, an instrument of power and evil, works also as a temptation. In the book it is described to be a heavy burden for the main character Frodo Baggins, reminding of the heavy Cross carried by Christ on the mount Calvary. Although Frodo fails on his quest to destroy the Ring, the Ring is destroyed by chance, and the world is saved by his quest. Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... The ring-inscription appearing to Isildur (top) and Frodo (bottom) in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Frodo Baggins (T.A. 2968 – ?) is the main character of J. R. R. Tolkiens monumental and mythological novel, The Lord of the Rings. ... A Greek cross (all arms of equal length) above a saltire, a cross rotated by 45 degrees For other uses, see Cross (disambiguation). ... This page is about the title. ... Calvary (Golgotha) is the English-language name given to the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified according to Christian tradition. ...


Gandalf could also be considered a Messiah figure; His death followed by resurrection (The latter taking place in time for him to rescue his disciples), and his "white" robes after his return from death are parallel to the story of Jesus. Gandalf is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings. ... Jesus (8-2 BC/BCE– 29-36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ...


Aragorn is another long-expected Messianic personality who is destined to unite and be the new King of Gondor and Arnor, in which the throne has been empty for ages, only protected by a steward-regent. Aragorn was destined to be the one who would rejoin the two kingdoms and restore the kingship. He also was the first, after millennia, to restore the line of Earendil by wedding Arwen. Aragorn II, 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North (T.A. 2931 – F.A. 120), later crowned King Elessar Telcontar, 26th King of Arnor, 34th King of Gondor and First High King of the Reunited Kingdom, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world... One rendition of the flag of Gondor Gondor is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ... Lady Arwen Undómiel (usually called Arwen Evenstar, which is Undómiel in Quenya) (T.A. 241–F.A. 121) Queen of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, the betrothed of Aragorn in Tolkiens...


Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Universe, Cable is the Chosen One who was prophesied to defeat and destroy Apocalypse. Apocalypse was the first mutant born on Earth, and Cable was the first mutant born of mutant parents. Mister Sinister created Cable for the specific goal of creating an ultimate mutant to destroy his master, Apocalypse. Various characters of the Marvel Universe. ... Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers, also called Dayspring and AskaniSon) is a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men and X-Force. ... Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ... Mister Sinister is a fictional character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ...


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 is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... 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 -- Aka 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. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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 central 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. ...


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 does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 the blind messiah. However, Neo was not completely blinded – he could sense the machine code within Bane. Agent Smith (later merely Smith) is a fictional character featured in the Matrix film series, played by actor Hugo Weaving. ... Spoiler warning: Bane was a human crew member of the Zion hovercraft Caduceus in the films The Matrix Reloaded and its sequel, The Matrix Revolutions. ...


Narnia

Christian apologist C. S. Lewis wrote the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, which deals heavily with Christian beliefs (Compare with The Lord of the Rings, above, by fellow Inkling J. R. R. Tolkien). A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... Apologetics is the field of study concerned with the systematic defense of a position. ... C.S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898–22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar, of mixed Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. ... This article is about the series of books by C.S. Lewis. ... The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford where the Inklings met on Thursday nights from 1939. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ...


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. Aslan in promotional artwork from the film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Great Lion, is the main character in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. ... SiN is a computer game developed by Ritual Entertainment and published by Activision in late 1998. ... It has been suggested that Resurrection of the dead be merged into this article or section. ...


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. ... // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... 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 live action tokusatsu. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Usagi Tsukino (月野うさぎ Tsukino Usagi), also known as Sailor Moon, is the main and title character of the anime and manga Sailor Moon, and the de jure leader of the group known as the Sailor Senshi. ... Past Lives redirects here. ... Bulk composition of the moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ...


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. 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.


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 collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten feature films in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the... Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991 Born in El Paso, Texas) 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 presevered his katra (in essence his anima) 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. Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic, with no interference from emotion. ... Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... Jonathan Archer is a fictional character from the television show Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005). ...


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 (tlhIngan in the Klingon language) are a race of humanoids 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. ... Klingons (tlhIngan in the Klingon language), are a race of humanoids in the fictional 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. 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. ... Benjamin Lafayette Sisko is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Deep Space Nine (DS9) In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9 for short) is a space station and primary setting for the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... It has been suggested that Cardassian military ranks be merged into this article or section. ... 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 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

The spirits of Yoda, Obi-Wan, and the redeemed Anakin Skywalker watch the celebration of the Galactic Empire's defeat.
The spirits of Yoda, Obi-Wan, and the redeemed Anakin Skywalker watch the celebration of the Galactic Empire's defeat.

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. Image File history File links Spirits. ... Image File history File links Spirits. ... Jedi Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY), voiced by Frank Oz, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 - 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, a Jedi Master of legendary status. ... Anakin Skywalker (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... 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 (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. ... Qui-Gon Jinn (92 – 32 BBY) is a Jedi Master, the mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and was once the Padawan of Count Dooku 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. ... Darth Vader and the Emperor (Darth Sidious) Within the fictional Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Midi-clorians are mysterious organisms in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader and the Emperor (Darth Sidious) Within the fictional Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... — Jedi Master Kreia, in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Darth Revan (pronounced /ɹɛvɪn/) is a fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith in the Star Wars universe. ... Anakin Skywalker (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Darth Sidious is a is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


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 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 (similar to the Christian belief of Jesus's resurrection and joining his father, God, in Heaven - Obi-Wan was like a father to Anakin when he was Obi-Wan's apprentice). 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, but there is clear proof behind Anakin, while Luke's case has very little information supporting it. Some of these include the fact that the Jedi prophecy clearly states that the Chosen One will be concieved by the midi-chlorians. When the fact that Luke was concieved by Anakin and his wife, Padme Amidala, then it is quite clear that the Chosen One could never be Luke, or anyone else bar Vader/Anakin. This means therefore, that the reaction that Obi-Wan and Yoda take towards Vader is illogical. Being former members of the Jedi Council, it is bizarre that they refer to Luke and the '(an)other Skywalker' to be the Jedi/Alliance's 'last hope' in Episode V. Surely they would understand that the prophecy could never posibly refer to anyone other than Anakin himself, and especially not to his children. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Clone Wars, (also known as the Clone War) were a series of intragalactic battles in the Star Wars galaxy that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. The Clone Wars were... His Imperial Majesty Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker (b. ... Redemption can mean several things: Redemption is a religious term synonymous with salvation; or delivery from sins. ... Jedi Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY), voiced by Frank Oz, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... Jesus (8-2 BC/BCE– 29-36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Michelangelos depiction of God in the painting Creation of the Sun and Moon in the Sistine Chapel Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, one of the manifestations of the ultimate reality or God in Hinduism This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies. ...


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. 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. ... Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ... Miles Tails Prower as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog. ...


Superman

The classic American superhero, Superman, IS not a messiah but the Deliverer as Jerry SIgel and Joe SHuster based him on Moses as they were Jewish. Many Superman-writers now make much of the fact that Jor-El (Superman's biological father) sacrificed his own life, allowing his only son to be saved. (An inversion of the Christian mythology, 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. This or course is wrong for like Moses he was set in a small bungle and sent in a space version of down the river to be raised by adopted parents. Some versions of the Superman story (both comics, and the recent Smallville television series) 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 versions of the Superman story, Superman rejects his primary identification as a Kryptonian, and sees himself as a man; He views Clark Kent as the actual person, and "Superman" as merely a public persona he adopts. Superman and Batman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Superman is a fictional character and superhero of DC Comics who first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938 and is considered the first character to embody the particular combination of traits that characterize the modern superhero. ... Moses or Móshe (מֹשֶׁה, Standard Hebrew Móše, Tiberian Hebrew Mōšeh, Arabic موسى MÅ«sa, Spanish Moisés, Ethiopic ሙሴ Musse) was a son of Amram and his wife, Jochebed, a Levite. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman. ...


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 is a 1984 science fiction-action film which became the break-through role for former body-builder Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... John Connor is a major character in the Terminator series of movies. ... Sarah Connor Sarah Connor is a fictional character, the heroine in the first two entries in the Terminator film series. ... Kyle Reese Kyle Reese, 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. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2003. ... 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.


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". Jun Kazama is from the video game series Tekken. ...


Warhammer 40,000

The Fictional Background 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. ... Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ...


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", Horus as Lucifer, the Emperor as God. In science fiction, hyperspace is any region of space co-existing with our own universe (in some cases displaced in an extra spatial dimension) which may be entered using some sort of energy field or space-altering method. ...


The true "God" or indeed "deity" 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 Emperors Soul". An official in an Inquisition, an Inquisitor is literally one who searches out or inquires (Latin inquirere < quaerere, to seek). The Grand Inquisitor, or Inquisitor Generalis, was the chief Inquisitor of an Inquisition. ...


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 the 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 prophecied 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 reemerging shadow, atleast for a time. The Dragon will presumably be reincarnated once again when the cycle begins anew, but that's yet to see... 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. ...


Xenogears

In the story of the game Xenogears, the male "Contact" and female "Anti-type" are dual consciousnesses perpetually continued over millennia by the "Wave Existence," a waveform 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", but prefers the familiar name "Elly"; 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 gear 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. Xenogears (ゼノギアス Zenogiasu) is a role-playing game released on the Sony PlayStation. ... Xenogears (ゼノギアス Zenogiasu) is a role-playing game released on the Sony PlayStation. ... 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 portions of this article be split into a new article entitled Adam. ... 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.


The Simpsons

In the episode Homer the Great, Homer Simpson joins the Stonecutters, and soon afterward, gets kicked out because he misused the sacred parchment. He is revealed to be their Chosen One when he is removed of all clothing and forced to drag a large stone home. But this "Chosen One" was not really meant to save the world. They just overprivileged him and excluded him (in a different manner as he experienced all his life). Homer does try to get the Stonecutters to help humanity, but they hate it and start the ancient society of "No-Homers". Homer the Great is an episode from the sixth season of The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is one of the main characters in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The logo of the Stonecutters The Sacred Order of the Stonecutters is a fictional secret society from the animated television show The Simpsons. ... German parchmenter, 1568 Parchment is a material for the pages of a book or codex, made from fine calf skin, sheep skin or goat skin. ...


See also

Throughout history, various groups have considered themselves chosen by God for some purpose. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ anointed one, Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic , Arabic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ...

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