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30th Aug '16 7:33:22 PM WillKeaton
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* By the time Al Simmons becomes ComicBook/Spawn, Malebolgia has ruled the Eighth Circle of Hell for 70,000 years.

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* By the time Al Simmons becomes ComicBook/Spawn, ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, Malebolgia has ruled the Eighth Circle of Hell for 70,000 years.
30th Aug '16 7:33:07 PM WillKeaton
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* By the time Al Simmons becomes ComicBook/Spawn, Malebolgia has ruled the Eighth Circle of Hell for 70,000 years.
30th Aug '16 7:29:02 PM WillKeaton
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* As part of how it enjoys in the broader ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' canon, there exists a group by the name of the Seven Great Demon Lords, consisting of... well, seven great demon lords: [[BigRedDevil Daemon]], [[EvilSorcerer Barbamon]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Leviamon]], [[BearsAreBadNews Belphemon]], [[BadassBiker Beelzebumon]], [[HornyDevils Lilithmon]] and their leader, [[{{Satan}} Lucemon]]. In actual appearances in media, they've been portrayed rather inconsistently and never together though, outside of the video games (they're the primary antagonists in ''Digimon World Data Squad'', for example):

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* As part of how it enjoys in In the broader ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' canon, there exists a group by the name of the Seven Great Demon Lords, consisting of... well, seven great demon lords: [[BigRedDevil Daemon]], [[EvilSorcerer Barbamon]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Leviamon]], [[BearsAreBadNews Belphemon]], [[BadassBiker Beelzebumon]], [[HornyDevils Lilithmon]] and their leader, [[{{Satan}} Lucemon]]. In actual appearances in media, they've been portrayed rather inconsistently and never together though, outside of the video games (they're the primary antagonists in ''Digimon World Data Squad'', for example):
25th Aug '16 3:15:07 AM OlmoJV
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* The Demon Sorcerors in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' are a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] of eight [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] demon siblings who once [[EvilOverlord ruled]] [[SorcerousOverlord the]] Earth with an iron fist before they were sealed in the [[PrisonDimension Nether]][[PhantomZone world]]. They each [[ElementalEmbodiment represent elements]] that appear in UsefulNotes/BaGua.

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* The Demon Sorcerors Sorcerers in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' are a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] of eight [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] demon siblings who once [[EvilOverlord ruled]] [[SorcerousOverlord the]] Earth with an iron fist before they were sealed in the [[PrisonDimension Nether]][[PhantomZone world]]. They each [[ElementalEmbodiment represent elements]] that appear in UsefulNotes/BaGua.UsefulNotes/BaGua.
** There's also Tarakudo, who's an {{Oni}}, a Japanese demon. He leads vast [[LivingShadow Shadowhkan]] armies with his nine Oni Generals and is called "King of all Shadowkhan" and "Lord of all Oni".
14th Aug '16 10:54:28 AM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels Asmodeus]], [[SatanicArchetype Lord of Nessus]] and [[{{Satan}} King of]] [[{{Literature/TheDivineComedy}} the Nine Hells]]. ]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels Asmodeus]], [[SatanicArchetype Lord of Nessus]] and [[{{Satan}} King of]] [[{{Literature/TheDivineComedy}} [[Literature/TheDivineComedy the Nine Hells]]. ]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' each have their own versions of the Four Elemental Fiends, who represent the corruption of the natural elements. Lich, Marilith, Kraken, and Tiamat serve Chaos in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', serving as important storyline bosses. The Archfiends that appear in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Scarmiglione, the Blighted Despot, Cagnazzo, the Drowned King, Barbariccia, the Empress of Winds, and Rubicante, the Autarch of Flame, fit the trope better, though, since they have names derived from ''DivineComedy'', grandiose titles (at least in the DS version) and make reference to having some connection to hell, whatever that means in that universe.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' each have their own versions of the Four Elemental Fiends, who represent the corruption of the natural elements. Lich, Marilith, Kraken, and Tiamat serve Chaos in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', serving as important storyline bosses. The Archfiends that appear in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Scarmiglione, the Blighted Despot, Cagnazzo, the Drowned King, Barbariccia, the Empress of Winds, and Rubicante, the Autarch of Flame, fit the trope better, though, since they have names derived from ''DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', grandiose titles (at least in the DS version) and make reference to having some connection to hell, whatever that means in that universe.



* In ''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]].

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* In ''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'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', 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]].
12th Aug '16 9:47:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''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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* ''TheDarkEye'' ''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.)



* ''MagicTheGathering'' has a hellish plane called Phyrexia, filled with these guys. There's Gix, Davvol, Tsabo, and many others. Some people even ascend (descend?) to this role, such as Volrath, Ertai, and Crovax. The new Phyrexia doesn't have a BigBad, just five praetors who also fill this role.

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a hellish plane called Phyrexia, filled with these guys. There's Gix, Davvol, Tsabo, and many others. Some people even ascend (descend?) to this role, such as Volrath, Ertai, and Crovax. The new Phyrexia doesn't have a BigBad, just five praetors who also fill this role.
5th Aug '16 12:59:55 AM superboy313
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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMooks.

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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMooks.
EliteMooks. Because of their status, many of them are [[DimensionLord Dimension Lords]].
4th Aug '16 5:03:33 PM superboy313
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For whatever reasons there are these guys: usually with names taken from the Apocrypha, Literature/ArsGoetia or Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', these guys can be described as Almost-Satan, for when the real deal isn't as fun to use. (Though some demon lords are so powerful that they'd might as well be the Devil himself.) They're often given fancy titles and pretty much do whatever {{Satan}} would have done had he been present. Also, if you actually kill one or stop their schemes, it's still an accomplishment, but it's hardly a collapse of the demonic system. There will always be another to replace the one that falls. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Perhaps even]] [[TheStarscream the killer.]] Keep in mind, killing one is a lot harder than it sounds, because miraculously driving one's HitPoints to zero usually involves FightingAShadow.

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For whatever reasons there are these guys: usually with names taken from the Apocrypha, Literature/ArsGoetia or Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', these guys can be described as Almost-Satan, for when the real deal isn't as fun to use. (Though some demon lords are so powerful that they'd might as well be the Devil himself.) They're often given fancy titles and pretty much do whatever {{Satan}} would have done had he been present. Also, if you actually kill one or stop their schemes, it's still an accomplishment, but it's hardly a collapse of the demonic system. There will always be another to replace the one that falls. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Perhaps even]] [[TheStarscream the killer.]] Keep in mind, killing one is a lot harder than it sounds, because miraculously driving one's HitPoints to zero usually involves FightingAShadow.
4th Aug '16 5:00:56 PM superboy313
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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMook.

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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMook.
EliteMooks.
4th Aug '16 5:00:47 PM superboy313
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For whatever reasons there are these guys: usually with names taken from the Apocrypha, Literature/ArsGoetia or Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', these guys can be described as Almost-Satan, for when the real deal isn't as fun to use. They're often given fancy titles and pretty much do whatever {{Satan}} would have done had he been present. Also, if you actually kill one or stop their schemes, it's still an accomplishment, but it's hardly a collapse of the demonic system. There will always be another to replace the one that falls. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Perhaps even]] [[TheStarscream the killer.]] Keep in mind, killing one is a lot harder than it sounds, because miraculously driving one's HitPoints to zero usually involves FightingAShadow.

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For whatever reasons there are these guys: usually with names taken from the Apocrypha, Literature/ArsGoetia or Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', these guys can be described as Almost-Satan, for when the real deal isn't as fun to use. (Though some demon lords are so powerful that they'd might as well be the Devil himself.) They're often given fancy titles and pretty much do whatever {{Satan}} would have done had he been present. Also, if you actually kill one or stop their schemes, it's still an accomplishment, but it's hardly a collapse of the demonic system. There will always be another to replace the one that falls. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Perhaps even]] [[TheStarscream the killer.]] Keep in mind, killing one is a lot harder than it sounds, because miraculously driving one's HitPoints to zero usually involves FightingAShadow.
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