History AdaptationalVillainy / Mythology

10th Aug '16 11:11:42 AM Raptorslash
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* Set in Myth/EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.

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* Set in Myth/EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] Apep]], who he fought every night, and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.
1st May '16 10:46:38 AM DreamerCynist2
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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself the origin of the word "hell".

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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself is the origin of the word "hell".
30th Mar '16 8:29:06 AM SharkToast
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5th Feb '16 4:08:17 PM superboy313
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** Speaking of demons, {{Satan}}, probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]

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** Speaking of demons, {{Satan}}, probably the most famous demon of all, [[SatanIsGood worked with God]] in the original Jewish texts. While he did tempt people, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was to test them.]] The New Testament decided to turn Satan into a force actively opposing God, [[{{Retcon}} retconning him]] to be [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain the serpent who introduced sin in the first place.]]
19th Aug '15 2:12:18 AM MrThorfan64
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* Mordred in [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] went from playing a small but important role as the killer of Arthur (and something of a WorthyOpponent) to becoming Arthur's [[BastardBastard evil illegitimate son]] who was connected to Morgan le Fay. In his earliest appearances, it isn't clear whether Mordred and Arthur were enemies at all - it is only said that Mordred fought in the battle in which Arthur was killed, without making it clear whether they fought on the same side or opposing ones.

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* Mordred in [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] went from playing a small but important role as the killer of Arthur (and something of a WorthyOpponent) to becoming Arthur's [[BastardBastard evil illegitimate son]] and in earlier versions EvilNephew who was connected to Morgan le Fay. In his earliest appearances, it isn't clear whether Mordred and Arthur were enemies at all - it is only said that Mordred fought in the battle in which Arthur was killed, without making it clear whether they fought on the same side or opposing ones.
4th May '15 2:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* Odysseus, while [[WorthyOpponent respected by many of his enemies]] for his [[GuileHero cunning and tactical skills]] in GreekMythology, was viewed as a liar and a cheat by the Romans (such as Creator/{{Virgil}}), who treated him as a pure villain and placed far less emphasis on his good characteristics. In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante placed Ulysses in the hell of evil counselors.

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* Odysseus, while [[WorthyOpponent respected by many of his enemies]] for his [[GuileHero cunning and tactical skills]] in GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, was viewed as a liar and a cheat by the Romans (such as Creator/{{Virgil}}), who treated him as a pure villain and placed far less emphasis on his good characteristics. In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante placed Ulysses in the hell of evil counselors.



* Loki of NorseMythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.

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* Loki of NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, while always a trickster, steadily becomes more and more of a bad guy throughout the different stories. Some of this is assumed to be because of Christian influence.
30th Mar '15 9:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* Set in EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.

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* Set in EgyptianMythology, Myth/EgyptianMythology, although he feuded with Horus after killing Osiris, was originally the protector of Re from the evil serpent [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] and worshiped in his own right. After Egypt was split between the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, he became [[GodOfEvil an evil god]] in Lower Egypt and his positive aspects were handed over to other deities. His worship as the god of foreigners almost entirely stopped after the Hyksos invaded Egypt.
8th Feb '15 5:34:56 PM Raptorslash
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** The same thing happened to Loki's daughter Hel, the Norse goddess of death. Older myths suggest that she was originally a serene guide to the underworld for people who died of natural causes, and early descriptions of her realm Helheim aren't particularly negative. Later, more Christian-influenced myths portray her as a hag preparing an army of the dead for her father, and Helheim itself the origin of the word "hell".
23rd Oct '14 7:22:11 PM LadyJafaria
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* Doing this to Hades (and occasionally other gods of death) has become its own subtrope, see EverybodyHatesHades.
10th Mar '14 8:16:55 AM MightyKombat
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*** To be fair, even later adaptations have her returning to her role as a healer after she reconciles with Arthur, as she is one of the four women who takes him to be preserved in Avalon.
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