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Sun, Jun 30, 2019 2:57 AM

Live Poll: 25 Shady "Saints"

Intro:

Normaly a priest is a special person to rely on - like a doctor. In some movies and tv-series there are fictional priests portrayed, you sure wouldn't rely on. Which of them is the most shady? Confess here.

Rules:

Put in any shady priest of popular or formerly popular movies or tv-series here.
Link for an image of IMDb requiered. It should show the priest
Tell me about him. Any confession!

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049971124/

Poll:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/xm6Z95zQe24/

Responses

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a year ago

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His Highness now burns in hell. He is on my list. ;D

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Thanks, Breumaster.

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a year ago

May I suggest Ian McShane as Waleran Bigod in 'The Pillars of The Earth' - pure evil!

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I've put this little devil on the list. ;D

Champion

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a year ago

If 25 is not a fixed point I have some FYC: 
Dolph Lundgren as Street Preacher in Johnny Mnemonic (1995) (a totally jaw-dropping performace you're not expecting from an action star in an all-over-the-place sci-fi)

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25 is a fixed point, but mabe I would drop one or two of my own suggestions. If your suggestions are specially good or very better than the existing, I would even break the 25. But I really want to keep it fix. ;) So as it is in the title.

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The street preacher is on the list. Thank you, Nikolay! :D
There are still 10 options free.

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Err, 9.

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The Street preach of "Johnny Mnemonic" is on the list! Check!

Champion

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a year ago

Was Eli Sunday a priest or a preacher or minister? I can't remember but he'd get my vote. If all of the characters aren't actual priests, you could just change the intro to "priest, preacher, or minister."

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I changed it. Thank you for mentioning. :D

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a year ago

No more foul priests in here? I guess the database has some more of these little burners. ;D

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a year ago

Got 25! The list is ready! Except, there is a better suggestion.
Then I would leave one of mine. :D

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Perhaps the High Sparrow from Game of Thrones would be a popular option?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3658014/...

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That's a very good candidate. I'll kick the priest of "Dark" for it.
Thank you, Peter. :D

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Done.

Champion

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Breu, I think you should keep the priest from Dark. And why does it have to be just 25? :)

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Hi, Jessica. :D
I like the number. It sounds round. A quarter of 100. I think that more than 25 is a little much. It's better to concentrate on a lower number, but also to have more qualified options in it. Is there a special reason why you want to keep the priest of dark? Maybe I would skip another one, if I get the point.

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I just think he's an interesting character from a very good and popular show. :)

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Yes, but on the other hand I have no fitting image for the character, only the poster. I have to do a little work now. But later I will think of which priest I'll kick. Maybe the one of the Thorn Birds. Which do you think is the most unimportant on the list?

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You're right. I took Ralph de Bricassart from the list and put back Noah from "Dark". I even found a better image. He now is option #7 the number of the sin. ;)

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a year ago

Good one.

Correction: Normaly --> Normally
In the last option, you wrote the episode title instead of the TV series.

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Thank you. I corrected it.

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a year ago

I overworked the list a little. Now there are links to the characters - when available! ;D

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I think the list is ready to go online.

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a year ago

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Thank you, Jessica.  And of course all of you who made that happen with suggestions and discussion.

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Option #7 has a broken link, but the list seems to be correct.
How can this happen?

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Breu, you probably forgot about the link: [link=tt5753856]
It's the same in the last option. Please correct it and ask for a re-push.

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a year ago

"Normally a priest is a special person to rely on"

Not if you live in Greece. Priests of various ranks have been arrested for (among other things) rape, child rape, blackmail, smuggling antiquities, and promotion of hate speech. 

My favorite has to be Stylianos Kornaros (1912-1999), Bishop of Preveza (term 1952-1980). He was a torturer whie serving as the military priest in a number of prison islands (reserved for political prisoners).  He became much more famous in 1979, when a sex tape involing him and an unnamed woman was leaked to the press. An investigation of his personal life discoved that he had coerced the wives of several of his employees to have sex with him, promising to secure higher pay for the husbands if they complied or having the husbands fired if the wives refused. He was forced to step down in 1980, despite threatening to expose the homosexual activities of 8 other bishops if they dared to vote against him in the Church Council. For more details see here: https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Στυλιανός_Κορνάρος

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Dimos Dicoudis, this comment was caught in the spam filter, perhaps due to Greek and/or URL. Fished it out. 

Also, wow, Kornaros sounds like an interesting figure. Were there any attempts of making a movie out of his story?..  

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Yes. "O Agios Prevezis... kai i papadia" (1982). In English "The Saint of Preveza and the Priest's wife". Note it is common to refer to Bishops as Saints in Greece. The film has an entry in the Internet Movie Database:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0231106/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_6

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Very interesting. But sadly there are no images of Stylianos Kornaros' character in 'O Agios Prevezis... kai i papadia' on the IMDb movie site you linked. If there were, you could have suggested him earlier. And the poll runs. But he clearly is a wolf in sheep's wool. Ugly guy! Very ugly guy! And maybe he would have been a runner in this poll.