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12th Jan '16 2:40:35 PM Piando
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* In the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' series, King Piccolo and his son Piccolo Jr. were portrayed as such, before '''Dragon Ball Z'' [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] them into being aliens. ''Z'' also had its own example with Dabura.
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* In the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' series, King Piccolo and his son Piccolo Jr. were portrayed as such, before '''Dragon Ball Z'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] them into being aliens. ''Z'' also had its own example with Dabura.
3rd Jan '16 2:11:55 AM VVK
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** The LawfulEvil devils are ruled by Asmodeus (probably the most direct Satan-analogue) and overseen by a pretty complicated hierarchy of devils, the most important one being the other eight Archdevils or Lords of the Nine: [[GeneralRipper Bel]], [[ExtraOreDinary Dis]][[ProperlyParanoid pater]], Mammon, [[HornyDevils Belial]] [[ParentalIncest (and his daughter and co-ruler Fierna)]], [[SealedEvilInACan Levi]][[AnIcePerson stus]], [[DaddysLittleVillain Glasya]], [[BalefulPolymorph Baal]][[FallenHero zebul]], and [[TheStarscream Mephist]][[{{Hellfire}} opheles]]; there are also a couple of exiles, most notably Geryon and Moloch. The lesser unique devils are known as Dukes of Hell and serve the above as vassals.
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** The LawfulEvil devils are ruled by Asmodeus (probably the most direct Satan-analogue) and overseen by a pretty complicated hierarchy of devils, the most important one being the other eight Archdevils or Lords of the Nine: [[GeneralRipper Bel]], [[ExtraOreDinary Dis]][[ProperlyParanoid pater]], Mammon, [[{{Greed}} Mammon]], [[HornyDevils Belial]] [[ParentalIncest (and his daughter and co-ruler Fierna)]], [[SealedEvilInACan Levi]][[AnIcePerson stus]], [[DaddysLittleVillain Glasya]], [[BalefulPolymorph Baal]][[FallenHero zebul]], and [[TheStarscream Mephist]][[{{Hellfire}} opheles]]; there are also a couple of exiles, most notably Geryon and Moloch. The lesser unique devils are known as Dukes of Hell and serve the above as vassals.
3rd Jan '16 2:10:50 AM VVK
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Mr Vice Guy is a good guy, so I doubt...
** The LawfulEvil devils are ruled by Asmodeus (probably the most direct Satan-analogue) and overseen by a pretty complicated hierarchy of devils, the most important one being the other eight Archdevils or Lords of the Nine: [[GeneralRipper Bel]], [[ExtraOreDinary Dis]][[ProperlyParanoid pater]], [[MrViceGuy Mammon]], [[HornyDevils Belial]] [[ParentalIncest (and his daughter and co-ruler Fierna)]], [[SealedEvilInACan Levi]][[AnIcePerson stus]], [[DaddysLittleVillain Glasya]], [[BalefulPolymorph Baal]][[FallenHero zebul]], and [[TheStarscream Mephist]][[{{Hellfire}} opheles]]; there are also a couple of exiles, most notably Geryon and Moloch. The lesser unique devils are known as Dukes of Hell and serve the above as vassals.
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** The LawfulEvil devils are ruled by Asmodeus (probably the most direct Satan-analogue) and overseen by a pretty complicated hierarchy of devils, the most important one being the other eight Archdevils or Lords of the Nine: [[GeneralRipper Bel]], [[ExtraOreDinary Dis]][[ProperlyParanoid pater]], [[MrViceGuy Mammon]], Mammon, [[HornyDevils Belial]] [[ParentalIncest (and his daughter and co-ruler Fierna)]], [[SealedEvilInACan Levi]][[AnIcePerson stus]], [[DaddysLittleVillain Glasya]], [[BalefulPolymorph Baal]][[FallenHero zebul]], and [[TheStarscream Mephist]][[{{Hellfire}} opheles]]; there are also a couple of exiles, most notably Geryon and Moloch. The lesser unique devils are known as Dukes of Hell and serve the above as vassals.
29th Dec '15 2:30:42 PM arbane
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* The ''Literature/ArsGoetia,'' the first section of the Lesser Key of Solomon, lists 72 demon lords, along with [[DontTryThisAtHome instructions for their summoning]].
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* The ''Literature/ArsGoetia,'' the first section of the Lesser Key of Solomon, lists 72 demon lords, along with [[SchmuckBait instructions]] [[DontTryThisAtHome instructions for their summoning]].

* This is the general role played by the Daevas in UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} (theorized to have originally been the gods of the religion that was dominant in ancient Iran during and prior to Zoroaster's life, and the names of several of whom resemble gods from Vedic Hinuism). Traditionally, there are six main Daevas, each corresponding to a particular form of evil: Akoman (Evil Thought), Indar (who freezes the minds of the righteous), Nanghait (Disconent), Sawar (Oppression), Tauriz (Destruction), and Zariz (who poisons plants), though there are a number of lesser ones as well. Collectively, they are evil counterparts to the Amesha Spentas (roughly equivalent to archangels) and are the minions of [[GodOfEvil Angra Mainyu/Ahriman]].
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* This is the general role played by the Daevas in UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} (theorized to have originally been the gods of the religion that was dominant in ancient Iran during and prior to Zoroaster's life, and the names of several of whom resemble gods from Vedic Hinuism).Hinduism). Traditionally, there are six main Daevas, each corresponding to a particular form of evil: Akoman (Evil Thought), Indar (who freezes the minds of the righteous), Nanghait (Disconent), Sawar (Oppression), Tauriz (Destruction), and Zariz (who poisons plants), though there are a number of lesser ones as well. Collectively, they are evil counterparts to the Amesha Spentas (roughly equivalent to archangels) and are the minions of [[GodOfEvil Angra Mainyu/Ahriman]].
29th Dec '15 12:01:35 AM 082122712641
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* Several Demon lords appear in ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. The demons have a hierarchy of nobility,with Satan being the top dog. Directly beneath him are the 7 demon kings,- Asmodeus,Astaroth,Baal,Beelzebub,Belial,Bilt & Paimon,among whom Beelzebub seems to be the one in charge. Further down the hierarchy,we have demons like Konron,who is a Viscount of Hell.
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* Several Demon lords appear in ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. The demons have a hierarchy of nobility,with Satan being the top dog. Directly beneath him are the 7 demon kings,- Asmodeus,Astaroth,Baal,Beelzebub,Belial,Bilt Asmodeus, Astaroth, Baal, Beelzebub, Belial, Bilt & Paimon,among Paimon. Among whom Beelzebub seems to be the one in charge. Further down the hierarchy,we hierarchy, we have demons like Konron,who is a Viscount of Hell.

* The Godhand are the five most powerful demons of the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe, and are in charge of creating new demons [[spoiler:and occasionally, new members of the Godhand]] when they are summoned by [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelits]]. They, in turn, serve [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil the Idea of Evil]]]].
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* The Godhand are the five most powerful demons of the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe, and are in charge of creating new demons [[spoiler:and (and occasionally, new members of the Godhand]] Godhand) when they are summoned by [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelits]]. They, [[spoiler:They, in turn, serve [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil [[GodIsEvil the Idea of Evil]]]].Evil]].]]
18th Dec '15 10:50:52 AM Morgenthaler
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Like A Badass Out Of Hell is being split into new tropes.
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' you have various [[GodOfEvil Evil Gods]] fighting for power under [[BigBad Chaos]], Archfiends (the classical four... all with [[DysfunctionJunction their own personality problems]]), and then the legions of hell underneath. All of them tend to be incredibly [[ChaoticEvil evil and devious]], and hell is, well [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]]. Of course, when [[OmnicidalManiac Black Mage]] temporarily [[LikeABadassOutOfHell becomes king of hell]] for twenty minutes, all of these afore-mentioned evil beings (and the universe in general) experience a terrified OhCrap moment complete with OminousLatinChanting. Luckily the [[NiceJobFixingItVillain forces of Evil]] manage to kick him [[RestrainingBolt back into his body]], [[CosmicPlaything and the universe isn't stupid enough to let him die again any time soon]] ([[IronButtmonkey although this doesn't stop it from kicking his ass into the gutter for all that its worth]]). One GodOfEvil ''did'' try to make Black Mage his Archdemon[=/=]Antichrist[=/=]Evil Messiah, but [[SpannerInTheWorks that didn't work out too well]].
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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' you have various [[GodOfEvil Evil Gods]] fighting for power under [[BigBad Chaos]], Archfiends (the classical four... all with [[DysfunctionJunction their own personality problems]]), and then the legions of hell underneath. All of them tend to be incredibly [[ChaoticEvil evil and devious]], and hell is, well [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]]. Of course, when [[OmnicidalManiac Black Mage]] temporarily [[LikeABadassOutOfHell [[HellHasNewManagement becomes king of hell]] for twenty minutes, all of these afore-mentioned evil beings (and the universe in general) experience a terrified OhCrap moment complete with OminousLatinChanting. Luckily the [[NiceJobFixingItVillain forces of Evil]] manage to kick him [[RestrainingBolt back into his body]], [[CosmicPlaything and the universe isn't stupid enough to let him die again any time soon]] ([[IronButtmonkey although this doesn't stop it from kicking his ass into the gutter for all that its worth]]). One GodOfEvil ''did'' try to make Black Mage his Archdemon[=/=]Antichrist[=/=]Evil Messiah, but [[SpannerInTheWorks that didn't work out too well]].

* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', a central element of the plot is that the [[BigBad Emperor]] has made a DealWithTheDevil (quite literally, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual novelizations]] {{Satan}} himself rules hell in ''FFII''-verse) to summon the LegionsOfHell in order to TakeOverTheWorld. However, when the heroes kill the Emperor, he ends up [[LikeABadassOutOfHell killing Satan and taking over Hell]], and thus the heroes are obligated to journey to the palace of Hell to take him out for good. And it is in the palace of Hell that the DemonLordsAndArchdevils of ''FFII'' are found, two of them even named Astaroth and Beelzebub.
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', a central element of the plot is that the [[BigBad Emperor]] has made a DealWithTheDevil (quite literally, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual novelizations]] {{Satan}} himself rules hell in ''FFII''-verse) to summon the LegionsOfHell in order to TakeOverTheWorld. However, when the heroes kill the Emperor, he ends up [[LikeABadassOutOfHell [[HellHasNewManagement killing Satan and taking over Hell]], and thus the heroes are obligated to journey to the palace of Hell to take him out for good. And it is in the palace of Hell that the DemonLordsAndArchdevils of ''FFII'' are found, two of them even named Astaroth and Beelzebub.
22nd Nov '15 5:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSalvationWar'', Hell is split into many fiefdoms of various sizes. The ranks of nobility the Demons use is based primarily on medieval Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, with Satan acting as the King/Emperor who allowed the Grand Dukes, Barons, etc. fight amongst each other in order to preserve the balance of power and have no one be able to challenge him. Throw in the basic territorial setup found in Dante's ''DivineComedy'', and you have an idea of the political, technological and geographic situation the modern humans fighting them easily overcame. Following this trope, the largest and most powerful demons were usually regarded as Grand Dukes and Princes. They usually had the best territory, the most wives and offspring, the most powerful armies, and the most favour in Satan's Court. They were also (as mentioned before) [[LargeAndInCharge the physically largest and most imposing Demons in Hell (only trumped by Satan himself)]], as well as [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the strongest and most feared Demons, with Satan regularly killing off underlings easy-as-you-please whenever he threw a tantrum]].
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* In ''TheSalvationWar'', ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', Hell is split into many fiefdoms of various sizes. The ranks of nobility the Demons use is based primarily on medieval Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, with Satan acting as the King/Emperor who allowed the Grand Dukes, Barons, etc. fight amongst each other in order to preserve the balance of power and have no one be able to challenge him. Throw in the basic territorial setup found in Dante's ''DivineComedy'', and you have an idea of the political, technological and geographic situation the modern humans fighting them easily overcame. Following this trope, the largest and most powerful demons were usually regarded as Grand Dukes and Princes. They usually had the best territory, the most wives and offspring, the most powerful armies, and the most favour in Satan's Court. They were also (as mentioned before) [[LargeAndInCharge the physically largest and most imposing Demons in Hell (only trumped by Satan himself)]], as well as [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the strongest and most feared Demons, with Satan regularly killing off underlings easy-as-you-please whenever he threw a tantrum]].
16th Nov '15 11:41:56 PM jameygamer
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* The Demon Sorcerors in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' are a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] of eight [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] demon siblings who once [[EvilOverlord ruled]] the Earth with an iron fist before they were sealed in the [[PrisonDimension Netherworld]]. They each [[ElementalEmbodiment represent elements]] that appear in UsefulNotes/BaGua.
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* The Demon Sorcerors in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' are a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] of eight [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] demon siblings who once [[EvilOverlord ruled]] the [[SorcerousOverlord the]] Earth with an iron fist before they were sealed in the [[PrisonDimension Netherworld]].Nether]][[PhantomZone world]]. They each [[ElementalEmbodiment represent elements]] that appear in UsefulNotes/BaGua.
12th Nov '15 4:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven'' has a complicated system in its underworld--the demons are ruled by the titular lord of the underworld, who oversees the demon gods; the demon gods oversee the Accursed, and the Accursed are in charge of regulating basic {{Mook}} demons. Apparently a demon's intelligence and competence determine its rank, and rank is very important in Niflheim, as survival of the fittest is the only real law. The underworld itself can only be explored briefly in ''[[RivieraThePromisedLand Riviera]]'''s BonusLevelOfHell, but the Accursed and demon gods have starred as enemies in both that game and ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare''.
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* ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven'' has a complicated system in its underworld--the demons are ruled by the titular lord of the underworld, who oversees the demon gods; the demon gods oversee the Accursed, and the Accursed are in charge of regulating basic {{Mook}} demons. Apparently a demon's intelligence and competence determine its rank, and rank is very important in Niflheim, as survival of the fittest is the only real law. The underworld itself can only be explored briefly in ''[[RivieraThePromisedLand ''[[VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand Riviera]]'''s BonusLevelOfHell, but the Accursed and demon gods have starred as enemies in both that game and ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare''.
9th Nov '15 3:17:05 PM MarkLungo
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* ''RockosModernLife'' features an arch-demon named [[FluffyTheTerrible Peaches]]. Although he isn't the absolute ruler of [[GoshDangItToHeck Heck]]; that title belongs to an ill-tempered shadowy figure in a beanie.
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* ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features an arch-demon named [[FluffyTheTerrible Peaches]]. Although he isn't the absolute ruler of [[GoshDangItToHeck Heck]]; that title belongs to an ill-tempered shadowy figure in a beanie.
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