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20th Apr '17 8:39:27 AM FF32
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** It should be noted that ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' makes a difference between Lucifer and {{Satan}}: Lucifer is the First of the Demons, the FallenAngel who rebelled against [[{{God}} YHVH]], while Satan follows his Judean interpretation as an agent of YHVH's judgement and serves as TheDragon in most of the games. ''VideoGame/Persona3FES'' would further muddle this up by introducing Helel, Lucifer prior to his fall, as a Persona. Helel has yet to make an appearance as an actual demon in a main ''[=MegaTen=]'' game, however.

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** It should be noted that ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' makes a difference between Lucifer and {{Satan}}: Lucifer is the First of the Demons, the FallenAngel who rebelled against [[{{God}} YHVH]], while Satan follows his Judean interpretation as an agent of YHVH's judgement and serves as TheDragon in most of the games. ''VideoGame/Persona3FES'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' would further muddle this up by introducing Helel, Lucifer prior to his fall, as a Persona. Helel has yet to make an appearance as an actual demon in a main ''[=MegaTen=]'' game, however.
15th Apr '17 11:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the comic ''ComicBook/SatansHollow'', the Devil is serviced by four lieutenants in his infernal court, namely his Queen (a [[HornyDevils succubus]] with AbsoluteCleavage), his Squire (a [[SpiderPeople spider-esque]] demon), his Executioner (a [[BigRedDevil giant red demon]] with a Nazi cap), and his Reaper (TheGrimReaper with black wings).
8th Apr '17 10:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheScrewtapeLetters'', some aspects of Hell's Lowerarchy are mentioned in passing. (Yes, Lowerarchy--Hell's bureaucracy is inverted. Satan's title is "Our Father Below".) Screwtape himself is in a middle-management position.

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* In ''TheScrewtapeLetters'', ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'', some aspects of Hell's Lowerarchy are mentioned in passing. (Yes, Lowerarchy--Hell's bureaucracy is inverted. Satan's title is "Our Father Below".) Screwtape himself is in a middle-management position.
2nd Apr '17 1:05:07 PM nombretomado
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** It should be noted that ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' makes a difference between Lucifer and {{Satan}}: Lucifer is the First of the Demons, the FallenAngel who rebelled against [[{{God}} YHVH]], while Satan follows his Judean interpretation as an agent of YHVH's judgement and serves as TheDragon in most of the games. ''{{Persona 3}}: FES'' would further muddle this up by introducing Helel, Lucifer prior to his fall, as a Persona. Helel has yet to make an appearance as an actual demon in a main ''[=MegaTen=]'' game, however.

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** It should be noted that ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' makes a difference between Lucifer and {{Satan}}: Lucifer is the First of the Demons, the FallenAngel who rebelled against [[{{God}} YHVH]], while Satan follows his Judean interpretation as an agent of YHVH's judgement and serves as TheDragon in most of the games. ''{{Persona 3}}: FES'' ''VideoGame/Persona3FES'' would further muddle this up by introducing Helel, Lucifer prior to his fall, as a Persona. Helel has yet to make an appearance as an actual demon in a main ''[=MegaTen=]'' game, however.
4th Mar '17 1:26:07 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelUniverse has a huge variety of demon lords, Mephisto and Satannish usually being the most prominent. There's also a Satan, his relation to the others is unclear.
** Mephisto, Satannish and a few others are "brothers" in the sense that they were born from the same "mass of evil energy", possibly the one left after the destruction of the ElderGods. Also, Satan has NEVER officially appeared in MarvelComics; it's always been some other demon impersonating him. This is a {{retcon}}, probably for politically correct reasons, as Satan was a regular character in the "Son of Satan" (now known as Hellstorm) series in the 1970s. That "Satan" was later revealed to be Marduk Kurios, ''possibly'' a corrupted version of the Babylonian god (but there's someone else claiming to be that deity, too.) He showed up again when Wolverine went to hell. The "Satan" who created Comicbook/GhostRider was revealed to have been Mephisto.

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse has a huge variety of demon lords, Mephisto and Satannish usually being the most prominent. There's also a Satan, his relation to the others is unclear.
** Mephisto, Satannish and a few others are "brothers" in the sense that they were born from the same "mass of evil energy", possibly the one left after the destruction of the ElderGods. Also, Satan has NEVER officially appeared in MarvelComics; Creator/MarvelComics; it's always been some other demon impersonating him. This is a {{retcon}}, probably for politically correct reasons, as Satan was a regular character in the "Son of Satan" (now known as Hellstorm) series in the 1970s. That "Satan" was later revealed to be Marduk Kurios, ''possibly'' a corrupted version of the Babylonian god (but there's someone else claiming to be that deity, too.) He showed up again when Wolverine went to hell. The "Satan" who created Comicbook/GhostRider was revealed to have been Mephisto.
17th Feb '17 8:09:17 AM ZimFan89
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** Abaddon and Cain (yes, ''[[BiblicalBadGuy that]]'' one) are the only surviving members of the Knights of Hell before Cain wiped them out in revenge for killing his loved one. Despite being black-eyed, they're the first demons handpicked by Lucifer himself, possibly making them more powerful than even white-eyed demons.
* The BigBad of ''Series/SleepyHollow'' is Moloch, the demon god who [[DimensionLord rules Purgatory]].

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** Abaddon and Cain (yes, ''[[BiblicalBadGuy that]]'' one) are the only surviving members of the Knights of Hell before Hell, after Cain wiped them out in revenge for killing his loved one. Despite being black-eyed, they're the first demons handpicked by Lucifer himself, possibly making them more powerful than even white-eyed demons.
** Season 12 finally explains why Azazel had yellow eyes when no other demon did. He was one of the Princes of Hell, the first generation created by Lucifer after Lilith ([[RetCon but presumably]] before the Knights), who were meant to act as Hell's generals in the war against Heaven. However, by the time this is revealed, there's only three left, and they're all living in [[RetiredMonster comfortable retirement]].
* The first BigBad of ''Series/SleepyHollow'' is Moloch, the demon god who [[DimensionLord rules Purgatory]].
26th Jan '17 7:52:49 AM NubianSatyress
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** DC only recently got its own infernal hierarchy settled with the "Reign in Hell" miniseries after decades of contradictions. Note: this series renders most of Lucifer's stories (from DC's Vertigo comics) out of continuity.

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** DC only recently got its own Amongst the many {{Satanic Archetype}}s that appear within the DCU, top three are Blaze and Satanus, the brother-and-sister duo who were the children of [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} the Wizard Shazam]]. ''Underworld Unleashed'' later introduced Neron. Other archdemons who were slightly less influential included Abaddon, Asmodel, Trigon, Belial and Lilith.
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infernal hierarchy was temporarily settled with the "Reign in Hell" miniseries after decades of contradictions. Note: this series renders most of Lucifer's stories (from DC's Vertigo comics) out of continuity.
26th Jan '17 7:02:49 AM IsadorLevi
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* The Devils of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' are ruled over by a council of Ebon Devils referred to as the Heretics' Court. They act as something between an aristocracy and the bosses of a criminal cartel, since one of their main functions is to approve of high level criminal activity by other devils. Their other function is to keep the King of Devils imprisoned.
18th Jan '17 5:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Warhammer 40k has rules for Daemon Lords of Chaos, Greater Demons even bigger and more powerful than most of their kind. They are Gargantuan Creatures that cost from between 666 (Slaanesh) to 999 (Tzeench) points so they're only usable in extremely large-scale games, and for a good reason as they can pretty wipe out armies single-handedly.

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** Warhammer 40k * ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has rules for Daemon Lords of Chaos, Greater Demons even bigger and more powerful than most of their kind. They are Gargantuan Creatures that cost from between 666 (Slaanesh) to 999 (Tzeench) points so they're only usable in extremely large-scale games, and for a good reason as they can pretty wipe out armies single-handedly.



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Yozis, as well as the Third and Second Circle demons. The hierarchy of Hell established by the Yozi Cecylene declares Third Circle Demons (the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls of the Yozis]]) to be Unquestionable, while the Second Circle Demons (and some exceptional members of the lesser orders) are citizens, carrying numerous privileges and protections, while the Yozis themselves preside over the entire thing by virtue of command of the Third Circles [[GeniusLoci and being the substance from which Hell is composed]]. In terms of general function, only the citizens really fit the traditional image; the Yozis and Unquestionable preoccupy most of their time with distant and alien agendas, leaving the citizens to politics and conquest.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Yozis, as well as the Third and Second Circle demons. The hierarchy of Hell established by the Yozi Cecylene declares Third Circle Demons (the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls of the Yozis]]) to be Unquestionable, while the Second Circle Demons (and some exceptional members of the lesser orders) are citizens, carrying numerous privileges and protections, while the Yozis themselves preside over the entire thing by virtue of command of the Third Circles [[GeniusLoci and being the substance from which Hell is composed]]. In terms of general function, only the citizens really fit the traditional image; the Yozis and Unquestionable preoccupy most of their time with distant and alien agendas, leaving the citizens to politics and conquest.



* ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has the sourcebook ''Inferno'', who is all about demonkind. The hierarchy of demons go a long way, capping with the Archdemons, who are so powerful they aren't even given stats. It's strongly hinted that the aforementioned Maeljins are the same beings as the Archdemons.

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* ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has the sourcebook ''Inferno'', who is all about demonkind. The hierarchy of demons go a long way, capping with the Archdemons, who are so powerful they aren't even given stats. It's strongly hinted that the aforementioned Maeljins are the same beings as the Archdemons.
18th Jan '17 5:57:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' features twelve demons [[EvilKnockoff who act as evil counterparts of the major gods]]. Also there is the Demon Sultan, a true EldritchAbomination in demon form. ("Daemon Sultan", incidentally, was one of the titles for Azathoth in the CthulhuMythos.)

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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' features twelve demons [[EvilKnockoff who act as evil counterparts of the major gods]]. Also there is the Demon Sultan, a true EldritchAbomination in demon form. ("Daemon Sultan", incidentally, was one of the titles for Azathoth in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.)
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