List of fictional clergy and religious figures

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Clergy and other religious figures have generally represented a popular outlet for pop culture, although this has tapered in recent years. Some of the more popular clergy, members of religious orders and other religious personages featured in works of fiction are listed below.

All names on list are in Western order (first name, last name) when applicable.

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Christianity[edit]

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

Attended seminary[edit]

Monks and friars[edit]

Nuns[edit]

Nuns from Chrono Crusade[edit]

Unless otherwise specified, all below belong to the fictional Order of Magdalene (the Order of Mary Magdalene).

Priests[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Cardinals[edit]

Popes[edit]

Saints[edit]

  • Saint Grobian – a fictional patron saint of vulgar and coarse people in various late Medieval satirical works.

Eastern Orthodox Church[edit]

Monks[edit]

Nuns[edit]

Priests[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Anglican/Episcopal churches[edit]

Priests[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Monks[edit]

Nuns[edit]

  • Index Librorum Prohibitorum – A Certain Magical Index
Nuns from Black Narcissus[edit]

Sisters from Call the Midwife[edit]

Other Protestants[edit]

Baptist ministers[edit]

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ministers[edit]

  • Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) – Footloose, minister responsible for banning dancing and rock music in a small town

Churches of Christ ministers[edit]

  • Pastor Caleb Troyer – Caleb Troyer series[3]

Congregationalist ministers[edit]

  • Rev. John Ames – Gilead
  • Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale – The Scarlet Letter
  • Rev. Abner Hale – Hawaii novel and movie
  • Rev. John Wilson – The Scarlet Letter

Lutheran pastors and priests[edit]

Methodist ministers[edit]

Presbyterian ministers[edit]

Quakers[edit]

  • Elizabeth Elliot – Quaker series[3]

Shakers[edit]

  • Sister Rose Callahan – Sister Rose Callahan series[3]

Non-denominational/other/unspecified/fictional Protestant[edit]

Unspecified/pre-schism/other religious workers[edit]

Islam[edit]

Shinto[edit]

Kannushi[edit]

Miko[edit]

Miko from Shrine of the Morning Mist[edit]

  • Kurako Hieda
  • Tama Hieda
  • Yuzu Hieda
  • Shizuka Midō
  • Seiko Rikīshi
  • Izumi Sakakibara
  • Chika Yurikasa

Kuro Miko[edit]

While "Dark Miko" do not exist in real-world Shinto, a number of them appear in popular fiction.

Buddhism[edit]

Mahayana[edit]

Priests[edit]

Abbots[edit]

  • Spiritual Virtue – The Chinese Bell murders by Robert van Gulik
  • Abbot Songsten – in the Doctor Who story "The Abominable Snowmen"
  • K'anpo Rinpoche – in the Doctor Who story "Planet of The Spiders"

Monks[edit]

Monks from Shaolin Soccer[edit]
  • Empty Hand (Brother #4)
  • Hooking Leg (Brother #2)
  • Iron Head (Brother #1)
  • Iron Shirt (Brother #3)
  • Sing (also known as "Steel Leg") (Brother #5) (Stephen Chow)
  • Weight Vest (Brother #6)
Monks from Mortal Kombat[edit]

Unless specified, all belong to the Shaolin discipline.

Vajrayana[edit]

Monks[edit]

Lamas[edit]

Judaism[edit]

High Priests[edit]

Priests[edit]

Rabbis[edit]

Left[edit]

Taoism[edit]

Abbots[edit]

Hermits[edit]

Shamanism[edit]

Ainu religion[edit]

North American shamanist[edit]

  • Goldva, Native American shaman – Shaman King
  • Kalim, Native American shaman – Shaman King
  • Nightwolf, Native American shaman – Mortal Kombat video game series
  • Silva, Native American shaman – Shaman King
  • Montagnais shaman – Black Robe

Siberian Indigenous People[edit]

  • Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Siberian shaman – "Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard-boiled Shaman" by Terry Laban

Paganism[edit]

Isis[edit]

High Priestesses[edit]

Priestesses[edit]

Vesta[edit]

Virgo Vestalis Maxima (Chief Vestals)[edit]

Fictional religions[edit]

In video games[edit]

Yevonism (from Final Fantasy X)[edit]

Maesters

Maesters are considered equivalent of cardinals, with the Grand Maester equivalent to the Pope.

  • Grand Maester Mika
  • Maester Seymour Guado
  • Maester Wen Kinoc
  • Maester Kelk Ronso
  • Maester Jyscal Guado (predecessor and father to Maester Seymour Guado)
Summoners

Summoners are a cross between miko and priests; they fall into the ranks of "summoner" and "high summoner" (the title of High Summoner is posthumously bestowed upon a summoner when they defeat Sin).

  • High Summoner Yunalesca (first high summoner)
  • High Summoner Gandof
  • High Summoner Ohalland
  • High Summoner Yocun
  • High Summoner Braska
  • High Summoner Yuna (received title non-posthumously)
  • Summoner Belgemine (killed on pilgrimage)
  • Summoner Ginnem (killed on pilgrimage)
  • Unnamed sister of O'aka XXIII and Wantz (killed on pilgrimage)
  • Summoner Dona (quit pilgrimage)
  • Summoner Isaaru (quit pilgrimage)
  • Summoner Zuke (quit pilgrimage)
Acolytes

Acolytes of the Yevon church are common, but the only one that plays a major role in the game is a young woman named Shelinda.

Arms of the Church

The Yevon Church also has many militant arms in addition to the Summoners.

  • The Warrior Monks serve as protectors of the Maesters and the City of Bevelle itself. Maester Kinoc is the leader of the Warrior Monks and Auron was a former member of the Warrior Monks.
  • The Guardians serve as protectors of the Summoners, but are not directly related to the church. A Summoner chooses their Guardians and can choose non-Yevonites if they wish.
  • The Crusaders are a kind of army the exists to protect towns and temples from Sin. Unlike the Guardians, Crusaders are directly related to the church. The Crusaders used to be called the "Crimson Blades" until they were absorbed into the church.

The Church of Aram (from The Elder Gods)[edit]

Andari

Andari are considered the equivalent of bishops.

  • Andari Estarg
Heria

Heria are Aramite priests.

  • Jalkan

The Order (from Silent Hill)[edit]

  • Dahlia Gillespie, Priestess
  • Leonard Wolf, Keeper of the Seal
  • Vincent, priest
  • Claudia Wolf, Priestess
  • Jimmy Stone, Priest of the Valtiel Sect
  • George Rostin, Priest of the Valtiel Sect
  • Toby Archbolt, Priest of the Holy Mother Sect

Ethos, Ormus, and Nisan Religion (from Xenogears/Xenosaga)[edit]

Great Mother

Great Mothers are akin to popes, the leaders of the religion.

  • Margie Fatima
  • Sophia
Etones
Bishop
  • Stone
Ormus
Patriarchs
  • Patriarch Julius XVIII
  • Patriarch Sergius XIV
  • Patriarch Sergius XVII
Cardinals
  • Cardinal Heinlein
Inquisitors
  • Chief Inquisitor Margulis
  • Pellegri

The Church of Granas (from Grandia II)[edit]

Pope
  • Pope Zera
High Priestess
  • Selene
Priests
  • Carius
Songstresses
  • Elena
Sisters
  • Eurydice
  • Ismene
  • Isolde
  • Tessa
  • Velda

Khura'inism (from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice)[edit]

Deities
  • Holy Mother, founder; reserved as the central figure of the religion, which is based around her teachings of peace. The rulers of Khura'in's monarchy are descended from her.
  • Lady Kee'ra, protector; she was believed to have used violence and murder as opposed to her sister the Holy Mother. The "Purification Rite" of Khura'nism has the purpose of purifying Lady Kee'ra of her bloodshed. It is forbidden for those with "Khura'in" blood to take part in this rite.
High priests
  • Tahrust Inmee
Grand priestesses
  • Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in
  • Amara Sigatar Khura'in (former)
Royal priestesses
  • Rayfa Padma Khura'in
Reserved clergymen
  • Pees'lubn Andistan'dhin; head monk of Tehm'pul Temple
  • Nahyuta Sahdmadhi; highly reserved monk

In television[edit]

Unnamed Air Nomadic religion (from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra)[edit]

Bajoran Religion (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)[edit]

Origin (from Stargate SG-1)[edit]

Oricis
  • Adria
Priors
  • The Doci, the leader of the Priors
  • Damaris
  • Gerak
  • Daniel Jackson
  • Several unnamed priors

Omnianism (from Discworld)[edit]

Cenobiarch

The Cenobiarch or Supreme Iam is equivalent to the Pope.

Iam
  • Fri'it
Deacon
  • Cusp
  • Vorbis
Bishop
  • Didactylos
  • Drunah
  • Horn
Quite Reverend
  • Mightily-Exalted-Are-Those-Who-Praise-Om Oats
Brother
  • Murduck
  • Nuhmrod (Master of Novices)
  • Sasho
Discworld pantheon
The Order of Wen the Eternally Surprised

In literature[edit]

The Chapter of Viron (from The Book of the Long Sun)[edit]

Augers
Sibyls

Other/unclassified[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In actuality there was a conservative French priest named Michel Collin or Colin who between 1950 and 1974 proclaimed himself to be "Pope Clement XV" (see Antipope#Collinites) but his claim was not accepted by the Church. That is clearly not the person meant in any the books enumerated here.
  2. ^ "The Grady Nutt Show". Yahoo! TV
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Fictional Clergy Detectives III". Levellers. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  4. ^ Berts ytterligare betraktelser, Rabén & Sjögren, 1991
  5. ^ Sune och Svarta Mannen, Rabén & Sjögren, 1989
  6. ^ Berts bekännelser, Rabén & Sjögren, 1992
  7. ^ TMNT Adventures #34, "The Search for the Charlie Llama", 1992