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5th Nov '16 5:35:12 PM RisefromYourGrave
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-->--'''Music/ElvisPresley'''

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-->--'''Music/ElvisPresley''', "(You're the) Devil in Disguise"
29th Jun '16 6:40:05 PM Doug86
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* The wizard [[spoiler:Pralaya]] in ''The Wizard's Dilemma'' (Diane Duane's YoungWizards series) is "overshadowed" by the Lone Power (meaning, possessed by the Devil, basically).

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* The wizard [[spoiler:Pralaya]] in ''The Wizard's Dilemma'' (Diane Duane's YoungWizards Literature/YoungWizards series) is "overshadowed" by the Lone Power (meaning, possessed by the Devil, basically).
9th Feb '16 3:05:58 PM Narsil
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* A common situation in Jack Chick's "ComicBook/ChickTracts"' (for example, ''Somebody Goofed''). A person is considering accepting Jesus, but a friend convinces him not toŚ"you'll lose all your friends" or "you have plenty of time for that later". The person dies unsaved, goes to hell, and sees who his "friend" was all along.
19th Jan '16 11:34:56 AM Willbyr
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* In ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon'', the story's narrator / hero's sidekick Murmur turns out to be [[spoiler: the Duke of Hell with the same name]]. To be fair, the name's a lot more subtle that Lou Cypher, and isn't likely to mean anything to players without a background in demonology mythology/MegaTen fan.

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* In ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon'', the story's narrator / hero's sidekick Murmur turns out to be [[spoiler: the Duke of Hell with the same name]]. To be fair, the name's a lot more subtle that Lou Cypher, and isn't likely to mean anything to players without a background in demonology mythology/MegaTen fan.mythology and/or who aren't ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' fans.
14th Nov '15 12:24:50 PM StFan
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* Xellos from ''{{Slayers}}''. Among his AlwaysChaoticEvil kind he's the most powerful one not counting godlike Dark Lords, but prefers to use manipulation rather than violence. Two most powerful Dark Lords died from consequences of one of them employing Xellos against the other -- the second strongest managed to injure him in one-on-one battle, but he still got away. He's also [[NobleDemon honorable in his own way]] and [[AffablyEvil can be a good company]] when he wants. In his world few humans have thorough knowledge of demonology, so he walks among them under his own name and title.
** Not to mention that his ''self-proclaimed'' title is "Mysterious Priest". If people assume "Priest" always means "user of WhiteMagic", it's their fault.

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* Xellos from ''{{Slayers}}''.''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. Among his AlwaysChaoticEvil kind he's the most powerful one not counting godlike Dark Lords, but prefers to use manipulation rather than violence. Two most powerful Dark Lords died from consequences of one of them employing Xellos against the other -- the second strongest managed to injure him in one-on-one battle, but he still got away. He's also [[NobleDemon honorable in his own way]] and [[AffablyEvil can be a good company]] when he wants. In his world few humans have thorough knowledge of demonology, so he walks among them under his own name and title.
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title. Not to mention that his ''self-proclaimed'' title is "Mysterious Priest". If people assume "Priest" always means "user of WhiteMagic", it's their fault.






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* ''{{Welcome to Tranquility}}'' has Funky Freddy Beasel a seemingly ageless radio DJ who turns out to be a satanic demon known as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Host.]]


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* ''{{Welcome to Tranquility}}'' ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility'' has Funky Freddy Beasel a seemingly ageless radio DJ who turns out to be a satanic demon known as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Host.]]

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-->'''Joe''': Who are you?\\
'''Applegate''': I am quite a famous character, Mr. Boyd. I have historical significance, too. In fact, I'm responsible for most of the history you can name.

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-->'''Joe''': -->'''Joe:''' Who are you?\\
'''Applegate''': '''Applegate:''' I am quite a famous character, Mr. Boyd. I have historical significance, too. In fact, I'm responsible for most of the history you can name.



* Basil Bob in ''TheTempestChronicles''


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* Basil Bob in ''TheTempestChronicles''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lady Bouvier's Lover", Marge's mother goes out dancing with Mr. Burns:
-->'''Mrs. Bouvier:''' I swear, Monty, you're the Devil himself.
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' WHA?!! WHO TOLD Y... oh, er, heh heh...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lady Bouvier's Lover", Marge's mother goes out dancing with Mr. Burns:
-->'''Mrs. --->'''Mrs. Bouvier:''' I swear, Monty, you're the Devil himself.
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himself.\\
'''Mr.
Burns:''' WHA?!! WHO TOLD Y... oh, er, heh heh...



-->'''Devil Flanders:''' Hey, Bart.
-->'''Bart:''' (nonchalant) Hey.

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-->'''Devil --->'''Devil Flanders:''' Hey, Bart.
-->'''Bart:''' (nonchalant) Hey.

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Bart.\\
'''Bart:''' (''nonchalant'') Hey.
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7th Nov '15 5:21:04 PM nombretomado
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* The mysterious stranger in ''RedDeadRedemption'' never actually identifies himself (he claims, in a possibly sarcastic tone, to have forgotten his name,) but he appears in locations that such a SharpDressedMan has no business in being, knows a huge amount about John's past (including the name of one of the random civilians John's gang killed in their outlaw days), calls himself "an accountant, in a way", and in their third encounter John gets fed up and demands answers or "[he] will not be responsible for [his] actions" he calmly tells him "Oh, but you will be responsible". John then shouts "Damn you!", the man replies "Yes, many have", doesn't seem to notice the three bullets John shoots at him and then just vanishes. [[spoiler: This is after a conversation where he muses over what a beautiful spot they're at, which is right where John later gets buried.]] It's not clear who exactly he is; common interpretations are that the man is God, St Peter, Death, or, of course, the Devil.

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* The mysterious stranger in ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' never actually identifies himself (he claims, in a possibly sarcastic tone, to have forgotten his name,) but he appears in locations that such a SharpDressedMan has no business in being, knows a huge amount about John's past (including the name of one of the random civilians John's gang killed in their outlaw days), calls himself "an accountant, in a way", and in their third encounter John gets fed up and demands answers or "[he] will not be responsible for [his] actions" he calmly tells him "Oh, but you will be responsible". John then shouts "Damn you!", the man replies "Yes, many have", doesn't seem to notice the three bullets John shoots at him and then just vanishes. [[spoiler: This is after a conversation where he muses over what a beautiful spot they're at, which is right where John later gets buried.]] It's not clear who exactly he is; common interpretations are that the man is God, St Peter, Death, or, of course, the Devil.
11th Sep '15 3:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Applegate from ''Theatre/DamnYankees''. Referencing, of course, ''[[HowDoYouLikeThemApples that particular apple]]'', the first temptation of man; [[TheVamp Lola]] is one of his newer ones.

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* Applegate from ''Theatre/DamnYankees''. Referencing, of course, ''[[HowDoYouLikeThemApples ''[[TemptingApple that particular apple]]'', the first temptation of man; [[TheVamp Lola]] is one of his newer ones.
12th Apr '15 10:26:49 AM DannWoolf
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* The mysterious stranger in RedDeadRedemption never actually identifies himself (he claims, in a possibly sarcastic tone, to have forgotten his name,) but he appears in locations that such a SharpDressedMan has no business in being, knows a huge amount about John's past (including the name of one of the random civilians John's gang killed in their outlaw days), calls himself "an accountant, in a way", and in their third encounter John gets fed up and demands answers or "[he] will not be responsible for [his] actions" he calmly tells him "Oh, but you will be responsible". John then shouts "Damn you!", the man replies "Yes, many have", doesn't seem to notice the three bullets John shoots at him and then just vanishes. [[spoiler: This is after a conversation where he muses over what a beautiful spot they're at, which is right where John later gets buried.]] It's not clear who exactly he is; common interpretations are that the man is God, St Peter, Death, or, of course, the Devil.

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* The mysterious stranger in RedDeadRedemption ''RedDeadRedemption'' never actually identifies himself (he claims, in a possibly sarcastic tone, to have forgotten his name,) but he appears in locations that such a SharpDressedMan has no business in being, knows a huge amount about John's past (including the name of one of the random civilians John's gang killed in their outlaw days), calls himself "an accountant, in a way", and in their third encounter John gets fed up and demands answers or "[he] will not be responsible for [his] actions" he calmly tells him "Oh, but you will be responsible". John then shouts "Damn you!", the man replies "Yes, many have", doesn't seem to notice the three bullets John shoots at him and then just vanishes. [[spoiler: This is after a conversation where he muses over what a beautiful spot they're at, which is right where John later gets buried.]] It's not clear who exactly he is; common interpretations are that the man is God, St Peter, Death, or, of course, the Devil.
12th Apr '15 10:26:33 AM DannWoolf
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', The Hidden Secret Reports reveal that [[spoiler: Sanae Hanekoma is a fallen angel that gave the taboo powers to Sho Minamimoto]]. Although technically, the TWEWY cast is not alive at all.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', The Hidden Secret Reports reveal that [[spoiler: Sanae Hanekoma is a fallen angel that gave the taboo powers to Sho Minamimoto]]. Although technically, the TWEWY cast is not alive at all.
1st Apr '15 8:22:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope was invoked in ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', during Jesus's final temptation while on the cross. A young girl introduces herself as an angel, says that Jesus has done enough, and offers him an escape from the cross. This girl accompanies as a friend him through a happy life with a wife and children. But this friend is actually Lucifer, and these years after escaping the cross were AllJustADream to tempt Jesus into abandoning his role as SacrificialLion. As soon as Jesus rebukes this temptation, the illusion ceases and he instantly returns dying on the cross, accepting it as his destiny.
* John Milton in ''TheDevilsAdvocate''.

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* This trope was invoked in ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', during Jesus's final temptation while on the cross. A young girl introduces herself as an angel, says that Jesus has done enough, and offers him an escape from the cross. This girl accompanies as a friend him through a happy life with a wife and children. But this friend is actually Lucifer, and these years after escaping the cross were AllJustADream to tempt Jesus into abandoning his role as SacrificialLion. As soon as Jesus rebukes this temptation, the illusion ceases and he instantly returns dying on the cross, accepting it as his destiny.
* John Milton in ''TheDevilsAdvocate''.
''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate''.



* In ''AshesToAshes'' [[spoiler:DCI Jim Keats]] - who appeared to be a helping hand to Alex - is revealed to be the Devil in the GrandFinale. Gene Hunt possibly knew this right from the first episode of Season 3.

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* In ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' [[spoiler:DCI Jim Keats]] - who appeared to be a helping hand to Alex - is revealed to be the Devil in the GrandFinale. Gene Hunt possibly knew this right from the first episode of Season 3.
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