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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: priest kink, priest!kink, priestiform
Related: religion
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Priest!fic refers to (usually AU) stories in which one or more of the characters is a priest, as well as to stories in which one or more characters dress up as a priest.

In AU works, where one or more characters are recast as a Catholic Priest, works often focus on the taboo of beginning a romantic relationship with someone who has taken a vow of celibacy. The character in the priest role may have their beliefs tested by a growing attraction, and begin to question their vows. Hurt Comfort is common in these works, with the Priest often providing comfort or advice in a time of need, leading to both characters developing romantic feelings.

It's a common trope in Supernatural fandom, after an episode where the characters disguise themselves as priests.[1] In other fandoms, the character who is a priest in the story is often Catholic or in some way particularly associated with Christianity or religion in canon. Sometimes someone not correlated with a specific religion but who somehow has strict habits that lead to a resemblance on some level to the attitudes of a priest, as someone quite correct, who follows strict rules.

However sometimes the trope can be used on characters with characteristics totally different from those expected in a priest, he can be someone explosive, who has had many setbacks in his life and is transformed into a priest as a way to overcome his impulses and mistakes.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • My Chemical Romance: priest!Gerard is a popular trope in MCR fics due to that one time he went on stage dressed as one(ca. Revenge era). Often paired with paranormal elements and demon AUs. Sometimes the other memembers are priests themselves.

Daredevil (TV)

  • Prayer Beads by ChuckleVoodoos: Matt doesn't know if love or lust is the deadlier sin. Either way, he's going to hell. AU in which Foggy is a priest at the Catholic church which Matt frequents. Matt/Foggy

From Dusk Till Dawn



Stargate Atlantis

X-Men: First Class

Supernatural RPF

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (film)

Once Upon A Time

Star Wars


  1. ^ Supernatural Wiki: Priest Fic (accessed 31 August 2012)