The Messiah Complexes of 2014, starring Russell Brand, Katie Hopkins and Nigel Farage

It's Christmas time, so let us remember those who believe they might be here to save us from sin

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The Independent Online

At Christmas, we remember not only the ‘real life’ Messiah, but also mere mortals with a vain hankering to be one.

We’re talking of those who believe that they might a saviour of some kind; those suffering from grandiose illusions who believe themselves to be infallibly correct; and also those who refuse to admit the possibility of their error or failure – even when facts dictate otherwise.

And over the past 12 months, there have been many examples of high-profile individuals that imbue this unfortunate condition. Some have attempted to spearhead revolution; others have argued nonsensical, often offensive views until everyone grew tired talking about the; while another launched a foul-mouthed tirade at an unassuming taxi driver.

Here, we present 10 people who have demonstrated strong Messiah complex in 2014: