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3rd Oct '15 9:40:43 AM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler:While Lucifer has committed many horrible deeds in the past, this is explained as because of his jealousy towards humans. He believed he was no longer loved by God when God created humanity, which is why he rebelled against Him. During the time frame in which ''The Fallen'' takes place, though, it is shown that he deeply regrets his past actions and now seeks redemption; he is also shown in his first appearance to have been serving as a priest in a church and has befriended a small mouse he names "[[ParadiseLost Milton]]." He is also Aaron's father. Though in the end, God still has not forgiven him; it is heavily suggested that it is merely a matter of time at this point. Also, {{Hell}} is not a place where Lucifer tortures the souls of evildoers, but rather his own tormented metaphysical state of being caused by all of the grief of the heavenly war being sealed into his body.]]

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** [[spoiler:While Lucifer has committed many horrible deeds in the past, this is explained as because of his jealousy towards humans. He believed he was no longer loved by God when God created humanity, which is why he rebelled against Him. During the time frame in which ''The Fallen'' takes place, though, it is shown that he deeply regrets his past actions and now seeks redemption; he is also shown in his first appearance to have been serving as a priest in a church and has befriended a small mouse he names "[[ParadiseLost "[[Literature/ParadiseLost Milton]]." He is also Aaron's father. Though in the end, God still has not forgiven him; it is heavily suggested that it is merely a matter of time at this point. Also, {{Hell}} is not a place where Lucifer tortures the souls of evildoers, but rather his own tormented metaphysical state of being caused by all of the grief of the heavenly war being sealed into his body.]]
18th May '15 6:08:16 AM kalel32688
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'''''The Fallen''''' is a series of young adult fantasy novels, written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, that tells the story of Aaron Corbet, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who, on his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 18th birthday]], begins developing strange abilities. He soon learns that he is a {{Nephilim}}, the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of an angel and a human woman]]. As it turns out, Aaron isn't just any ordinary Nephilim; according to an ancient prophecy, he is the [[TheChosenOne Redeemer]], the only Nephilim with the power to absolve the sins of {{Fallen Angel}}s and send them back to {{Heaven}}.

When [[BigBad Verchiel]], the leader of the Powers (warrior angels charged with wiping out all Nephilim), kills his foster parents and kidnaps his autistic younger foster brother Stevie, Aaron is forced to leave his hometown with Camael, the former leader of the Powers who believes in the prophecy of the Redeemer and becomes Aaron's [[{{Mentors}} Mentor]], and his pet dog Gabriel whom Aaron can talk to after the latter heals him.

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A series of young adult fantasy novels written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, '''''The Fallen''''' is a series of young adult fantasy novels, written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, that tells the story of Aaron Corbet, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who, on his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 18th eighteenth birthday]], begins developing strange abilities. He soon learns that he is a {{Nephilim}}, the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of an angel and a human woman]]. As it turns out, Aaron isn't just any ordinary Nephilim; according to an ancient prophecy, he is the [[TheChosenOne Redeemer]], the only Nephilim with the power to absolve the sins of {{Fallen Angel}}s and send them back to {{Heaven}}.

When [[BigBad Verchiel]], the leader of the Powers (warrior angels charged with wiping out all Nephilim), kills his foster parents and kidnaps his autistic younger foster brother Stevie, Aaron is forced to leave his hometown with Camael, the former leader of the Powers who believes in the prophecy of the Redeemer and becomes Aaron's [[{{Mentors}} Mentor]], and his pet dog Gabriel whom Aaron can talk to after the latter heals him.
4th Jan '15 8:37:11 AM kalel32688
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** Verchiel. [[spoiler:He realizes this in "End of Days" in the books and seeks to help the Nephilim, but he's not happy about it.]]

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** Verchiel. [[spoiler:He realizes this in "End ''End of Days" in the books Days'' and seeks to help the Nephilim, but he's not happy about it.]]



* LightIsNotGood: The Powers, as led by Verchiel in the first four books, and later Geburah in ''End of Days''.

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* LightIsNotGood: LightIsNotGood:
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The Powers, as led by Verchiel in the first four books, and later Geburah in ''End of Days''.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: For instance, the Powers are flat out KnightTemplar versions, and they appear to be [[OneGenderRace all male]], at least in the books.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: For instance, the Powers are flat out KnightTemplar versions, flat-out {{KnightTemplar|s}}, and they appear to be [[OneGenderRace all male]], at male]] (at least in the books.books).



* AdaptationalHeroism: Belphegor, known to be a demon in Christian demonology, is a fallen angel in this series.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Belphegor, who is known to be a demon in Christian demonology, is a fallen angel in this series.who helps Aaron.
** Also [[spoiler:Lucifer]].



* BigBad: Verchiel serves as the main antagonist for books 1-4 (or for those who take the re-releases, until ''Reckoning''). [[spoiler:He gets replaced by {{Satan}} for the final few books]].

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* BigBad: Verchiel serves as the main antagonist for books 1-4 (or (or, for those who take the re-releases, until ''Reckoning''). [[spoiler:He gets replaced by {{Satan}} for the final few books]].



* CoolOldGuy: Camael
** Also Belphegor in ''Aerie''.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Sniegoski's description of Camael in the first book clearly evokes that of Creator/SeanConnery.

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* CoolOldGuy: Camael
** Also Belphegor in ''Aerie''.
Camael and Belphegor.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Sniegoski's description of Camael in the first book clearly evokes that of Creator/SeanConnery.



** SubvertedTrope. Aaron and his father have black wings, but are decidedly good. On the other hand, the Powers tend to have white wings, and are decidedly... [[KnightTemplar not]].
** PlayedStraight as well. [[spoiler:Satan's forms tend to have truly demonic wings, befitting his evil. Then again, it's also an InvokedTrope to instill TheDreaded in others.]]

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** SubvertedTrope. {{Subverted|Trope}} with Aaron and his father [[spoiler:Lucifer]], who both have black wings, but are decidedly good. On the other hand, the Powers tend to have white wings, and are decidedly... [[KnightTemplar not]].
** PlayedStraight as well. [[spoiler:Satan's forms tend to have truly demonic wings, befitting his evil.evil nature. Then again, it's also an InvokedTrope to instill TheDreaded in others.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Verchiel joins the cause of the Nephilim after being thrust down by God, but he's [[ReformedButNotTamed not happy about it]].]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Verchiel joins the cause of the Nephilim after being thrust down returned to Earth by God, but he's [[ReformedButNotTamed not happy about it]].]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:In ''Forsaken'', {{Satan}} impales Lorelei. He later does the same to Aaron]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah, Verchiel is quite a prick to the other characters, especially the Nephilim. [[spoiler:He gets marginally better after being sent back down by God in "End of Days", but not by much.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:In ''Forsaken'', {{Satan}} impales Lorelei. He later does the same to Aaron]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah, Verchiel is quite a prick to the other characters, especially the Nephilim. [[spoiler:He gets marginally better after being sent back down to Earth by God in "End ''End of Days", Days'', but not by much.]]



* OffWithHisHead: Combined with ShutUpHannibal. [[spoiler:In "End of Days", Verchiel decapitates Geburah while he is proclaiming him a traitor to the Powers for abandoning his former goals.]]

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* OffWithHisHead: Combined with ShutUpHannibal. [[spoiler:In "End ''End of Days", Days'', Verchiel decapitates Geburah while he is proclaiming him a traitor to the Powers for abandoning his former goals.]]



%%* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Verchiel



* ReformedButNotTamed: [[spoiler:Verchiel in "End of Days" and after ''is'' TheAtoner and wants to be forgiven by God, but he's still a PoliticallyIncorrectHero and his methods of obtaining victory have not stopped their brutality.]]

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* ReformedButNotTamed: [[spoiler:Verchiel in "End ''End of Days" Days'' and after ''is'' TheAtoner and wants to be forgiven by God, but he's still a PoliticallyIncorrectHero and his methods of obtaining victory have not stopped their brutality.]]



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Lucifer, in this version, is much more stereotypically evil than in the books, as is his version of Hell actually a lot more of a FireAndBrimstoneHell.]]
* AntiAntiChrist: [[spoiler:Aaron]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Lucifer, in this version, [[spoiler:Lucifer is much more stereotypically evil than in the books, as is his version of Hell {{Hell}}, which is actually a lot more of a FireAndBrimstoneHell.]]
* AntiAntiChrist: [[spoiler:Aaron]][[spoiler:Aaron. His father Lucifer tries to persuade him to redeem him so he can return to Heaven and challenge God, but Aaron fortunately experiences a vision that alerts him to Lucifer's true intentions and refuses.]]



* DarkActionGirl: Verchiel

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* %%* DarkActionGirl: Verchiel



%%* LukeIAmYourFather
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The Stanleys (including Stevie)]].

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%%* LukeIAmYourFather
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Lucifer reveals to Aaron he is his biological father. Aaron is understandably freaked out by the revelation.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The Stanleys (including Stevie)]].Stanleys, including Stevie]].
3rd Jan '15 2:11:30 PM Gregzilla
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** Verchiel

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** VerchielVerchiel. [[spoiler:He realizes this in "End of Days" in the books and seeks to help the Nephilim, but he's not happy about it.]]



%%* OurAngelsAreDifferent

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%%* OurAngelsAreDifferent* OurAngelsAreDifferent: For instance, the Powers are flat out KnightTemplar versions, and they appear to be [[OneGenderRace all male]], at least in the books.


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* OffWithHisHead: Combined with ShutUpHannibal. [[spoiler:In "End of Days", Verchiel decapitates Geburah while he is proclaiming him a traitor to the Powers for abandoning his former goals.]]
* OneGenderRace: Angels appear to all be male.
3rd Jan '15 2:06:32 PM Gregzilla
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%%* GoodWingsEvilWings

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%%* GoodWingsEvilWings* GoodWingsEvilWings: PlayedWith.
** SubvertedTrope. Aaron and his father have black wings, but are decidedly good. On the other hand, the Powers tend to have white wings, and are decidedly... [[KnightTemplar not]].
** PlayedStraight as well. [[spoiler:Satan's forms tend to have truly demonic wings, befitting his evil. Then again, it's also an InvokedTrope to instill TheDreaded in others.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Verchiel joins the cause of the Nephilim after being thrust down by God, but he's [[ReformedButNotTamed not happy about it]].]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah, Verchiel is quite a prick to the other characters, especially the Nephilim.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah, Verchiel is quite a prick to the other characters, especially the Nephilim. [[spoiler:He gets marginally better after being sent back down by God in "End of Days", but not by much.]]


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* ReformedButNotTamed: [[spoiler:Verchiel in "End of Days" and after ''is'' TheAtoner and wants to be forgiven by God, but he's still a PoliticallyIncorrectHero and his methods of obtaining victory have not stopped their brutality.]]
3rd Jan '15 10:20:21 AM kalel32688
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A series of young adult fantasy novels written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, '''''The Fallen''''' tells the story of Aaron Corbet, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who, on his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 18th birthday]], begins developing strange abilities. He soon learns that he is a {{Nephilim}}, the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of an angel and a human woman]]. As it turns out, Aaron isn't just any ordinary Nephilim; according to an ancient prophecy, he is the [[TheChosenOne Redeemer]], the only Nephilim with the power to absolve the sins of {{Fallen Angel}}s and send them back to {{Heaven}}.

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A series of young adult fantasy novels written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, '''''The Fallen''''' is a series of young adult fantasy novels, written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, that tells the story of Aaron Corbet, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who, on his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 18th birthday]], begins developing strange abilities. He soon learns that he is a {{Nephilim}}, the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of an angel and a human woman]]. As it turns out, Aaron isn't just any ordinary Nephilim; according to an ancient prophecy, he is the [[TheChosenOne Redeemer]], the only Nephilim with the power to absolve the sins of {{Fallen Angel}}s and send them back to {{Heaven}}.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: This happens to any angel that Aaron redeems.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: This happens to any Any angel that Aaron redeems.redeems is returned to {{Heaven}}.



* TheChosenOne: Aaron is the Redeemer, a Nephilim foretold to be able to forgive {{Fallen Angel}}s of their sins and return them to {{Heaven}}.

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* TheChosenOne: Aaron is the Redeemer, a Nephilim {{Nephilim}} foretold to be able to forgive {{Fallen Angel}}s of their sins and return them to {{Heaven}}.



* FlamingSword: Not just limited to swords, either. Angelic weapons [[spoiler:barring that of Wormwood]] take the form of that weapon out of fire. The user visualizes the weapon, and it becomes manifest, in whatever form is best suited to that user's needs. However, each angel or Nephilim has their own WeaponOfChoice. Other weapons include [[BatterUp baseball bats]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bows and arrows]], and [[CoolGuns guns]].
* HalfHumanHybrids: Nephilim are the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of angels and human women]].

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* FlamingSword: Not just limited to swords, either. Angelic weapons weapons, [[spoiler:barring that of Wormwood]] Wormwood]], take the form of that weapon out of fire. The user visualizes the weapon, and it becomes manifest, in whatever form is best suited to that user's needs. However, each angel or Nephilim has their own WeaponOfChoice. Other weapons include [[BatterUp baseball bats]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bows and arrows]], and [[CoolGuns guns]].
* HalfHumanHybrids: Nephilim {{Nephilim}} are the [[HumanMomNonhumanDad offspring of angels and human women]].



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Verchiel. Geburah is even worse, deliberately helping demons.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Verchiel. Geburah JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope:
** Verchiel
** Geburah, who takes command over the Powers after Verchiel joins the good guys,
is even worse, deliberately helping demons.demons during the End of Days.



* LightIsNotGood: The Powers, as led by Verchiel in the first 4 books, and later Geburah in ''End of Days''.

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* LightIsNotGood: The Powers, as led by Verchiel in the first 4 four books, and later Geburah in ''End of Days''.



* ApocalypseHow: From "End of Days" to "Armageddon", this becomes increasingly evident, all stemming from [[spoiler:[[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Verchiel's release of Hell from Lucifer's body]]]].

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* ApocalypseHow: From "End ''End of Days" Days'' to "Armageddon", ''Armageddon'', this becomes increasingly evident, all stemming from [[spoiler:[[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Verchiel's release of Hell {{Hell}} from Lucifer's body]]]].



* BigRedDevil: An InvokedTrope. [[spoiler:In "End of Days", Satan reveals that his first preferred form to take in order to conquer reality once more is one he fashioned after humanity's interpretations of the Devil. He takes it up briefly to duel against Lucifer before possessing him instead.]]

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* BigRedDevil: An InvokedTrope. {{Invoked|Trope}}. [[spoiler:In "End ''End of Days", Days'', Satan reveals that his first preferred form to take in order to conquer reality Earth once more is one he fashioned after humanity's interpretations of the Devil. He takes it up briefly to duel against Lucifer before [[DemonicPossession possessing him him]] instead.]]



** In the first 4 books, as revealed in "End of Days", [[spoiler:Satan is this to Verchiel, having convinced him to go after Nephilim instead of the monsters created by Satan and his family]].

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** In the first 4 four books, as revealed in "End ''End of Days", Days'', [[spoiler:Satan is this to Verchiel, having convinced him to go after Nephilim instead of the monsters created by Satan and his family]].



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Poor Stevie, whom Verchiel turns into a hunter of Nephilim and fallen angels]].

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Poor Stevie, whom Verchiel turns into Malak, a hunter of Nephilim and fallen angels]].



* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Sniegoski's description of Camael in the first book clearly evokes that of Creator/SeanConnery.



%%* DecoyProtagonist: In the first book.

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%%* * DecoyProtagonist: In the The first book.book opens with Eric Powell, a Nephilim being hunted by Verchiel and the Powers.



* EyesOfGold: Camael



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lucifer in the final book uses the force of Hell within him to draw all the monsters to him and bring them down to the physical Hell with him]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lucifer in [[spoiler:In the final book book, Lucifer uses the force of Hell within him to draw all the monsters to him and bring them down to the physical Hell with him]].



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Lorelei in ''Forsaken''. She comes back as a ghost in the following installment, ''Armageddon''.]]



* NamesTheSame: Aaron's pet dog Gabriel has the same name as the ArchangelGabriel who makes an appearance in ''Leviathan''.

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* NamesTheSame: InUniverse, Aaron's pet dog Gabriel has the same name as the ArchangelGabriel who makes an appearance in ''Leviathan''.
1st Jan '15 3:28:12 PM Gregzilla
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* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Verchiel

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* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: VerchielVerchiel, twice. First, accidentally provoking Aaron to accept his destiny. Second, [[spoiler:his goals against the Nephilim eventually bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt due to Satan's manipulations]].
1st Jan '15 3:26:07 PM Gregzilla
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* FlamingSword: Or [[AnAxeToGrind battle-ax]], [[BladeOnAStick spear]], or [[BatterUp baseball bat]].

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* FlamingSword: Or [[AnAxeToGrind battle-ax]], [[BladeOnAStick spear]], Not just limited to swords, either. Angelic weapons [[spoiler:barring that of Wormwood]] take the form of that weapon out of fire. The user visualizes the weapon, and it becomes manifest, in whatever form is best suited to that user's needs. However, each angel or Nephilim has their own WeaponOfChoice. Other weapons include [[BatterUp baseball bat]].bats]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bows and arrows]], and [[CoolGuns guns]].
1st Jan '15 3:22:46 PM Gregzilla
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The Architects, specifically the Overseer, in the final two books]].

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* BiggerBad: BiggerBad:
** In the first 4 books, as revealed in "End of Days", [[spoiler:Satan is this to Verchiel, having convinced him to go after Nephilim instead of the monsters created by Satan and his family]].
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[[spoiler:The Architects, specifically the Overseer, in the final two books]].
1st Jan '15 3:13:55 PM Gregzilla
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* BigRedDevil: An InvokedTrope. [[spoiler:In "End of Days", Satan reveals that his first preferred form to take in order to conquer reality once more is one he fashioned after humanity's interpretations of the Devil. He takes it up briefly to duel against Lucifer before possessing him instead.]]
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