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13th Feb '17 2:10:09 AM LondonKdS
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There are some examples in real-world pantheons, but sometimes more morally-ambiguous or outright decent gods get depicted as Gods Of Evil in SadlyMythtaken fiction just because they are [[DarkIsNotEvil dark]] or [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy associated with violence]]. For various reasons, this happens often enough with death gods to [[EverybodyHatesHades qualify as a subtrope]].

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There are some examples in real-world pantheons, but sometimes more morally-ambiguous or outright decent gods get depicted as Gods Of Evil in SadlyMythtaken fiction just because they are [[DarkIsNotEvil dark]] or [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy associated with violence]]. For various reasons, this happens often enough with death gods to [[EverybodyHatesHades qualify as a subtrope]].
death gods]] and [[EverybodyHatesAres war gods]] to create subtropes.
2nd Feb '17 5:18:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Charnel from ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' is a CardCarryingVillain God of Evil who is GenreSavvy about how important his place is in the pantheon. Amusingly, Charnel is publicly the most fervent opponent of the game's FinalBoss, OmnicidalManiac Marduk, as he doesn't like competitors. [[spoiler:It remains ambiguous just how much he knows about who's ''really'' responsible for summoning Marduk and whether his lines of reasoning for siccing you on the other gods are genuine or simply him using you to settle his old grudges.]]

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* Charnel from ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' is a CardCarryingVillain God of Evil who is GenreSavvy well aware about how important his place is in the pantheon. Amusingly, Charnel is publicly the most fervent opponent of the game's FinalBoss, OmnicidalManiac Marduk, as he doesn't like competitors. [[spoiler:It remains ambiguous just how much he knows about who's ''really'' responsible for summoning Marduk and whether his lines of reasoning for siccing you on the other gods are genuine or simply him using you to settle his old grudges.]]
30th Jan '17 10:05:07 PM Luppercus
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* Mara in UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} is a Deva and is also the "King of Demons". Devas in Buddhism are not exactly like gods in other religions as they're not immortal (though they do have very long lifespan, as in millennia-long) and although most Buddhists believe that they inspire the gods of other religions, should not be praise as they are not really different from humans and not only they also produce karma, they can't really change a person's karma either. Nevertheless they are still very powerful, making Mara particularly dangerous as is the only really "evil" Deva (the other Devas are not evil, just are generally [[UpperClassTwat very arrogant and materialistic]], with some exceptions (as some --very few of them-- are Buddhists).

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* Mara in UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} is a Deva and is also the "King of Demons". Devas in Buddhism are not exactly like gods in other religions as they're not immortal (though they do have very long lifespan, as in millennia-long) and although most Buddhists believe that they inspire the gods of other religions, should not be praise as they are not really different from humans and not only they also produce karma, they can't really change a person's karma either. Nevertheless they are still very powerful, making Mara particularly dangerous as is the only really "evil" Deva (the other Devas are not evil, just are generally [[UpperClassTwat [[UpperClassTwit very arrogant and materialistic]], with some exceptions (as some --very few of them-- are Buddhists).
30th Jan '17 10:03:18 PM Luppercus
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* Mara in UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} is a Deva and is also the "King of Demons". Devas in Buddhism are not exactly like gods in other religions as they're not immortal (though they do have very long lifespan, as in millennia-long) and although most Buddhists believe that they inspire the gods of other religions, should not be praise as they are not really different from humans and not only they also produce karma, they can't really change a person's karma either. Nevertheless they are still very powerful, making Mara particularly dangerous as is the only really "evil" Deva (the other Devas are not evil, just are generally [[UpperClassTwat very arrogant and materialistic]], with some exceptions (as some --very few of them-- are Buddhists).
29th Dec '16 6:07:40 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' has a parody of it. At one point, two preachers appear trying to convert everyone to their belief of a hateful angry god Sithrak promising an eternity of pain even to it's followers. When one of them actually dies and meets him, the god tells them that the book they were reading was his old poetry book from when he was going trough a [[EmoTeen Teen]] {{Angst}} phase and that he doesn't really have any interest in hatred and pain like that, even sending the man back to warn the other follower, though they believe he just hates them so much he is messing with their heads.
14th Dec '16 6:59:45 PM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/TheElenium'', Azash is an elder evil that verges on EldritchAbomination if he didn't manipulate human desires so often (though it's clear his understanding of humanity is imperfect, and largely based on the cultural group most of his worshipers come from), while Cyrgon is a straight example and Klael is ''the god'' of Gods of Evil.

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** In ''Literature/TheElenium'', Azash is an elder evil that verges on EldritchAbomination if he didn't manipulate human desires so often (though it's clear his understanding of humanity is imperfect, and largely based on the cultural group most of his worshipers come from), while from). In the sequel series ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Cyrgon is a straight example and Klael is ''the god'' of Gods of Evil.
6th Dec '16 5:58:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some more dualistic forms of Zoroastrianism claim Angra Mainyu (better known by the Persian name ''Ahriman'') is the EvilCounterpart to [[GodOfGood Ahura Mazda]]. In other words, he is essentially the anti-God, or the god of evil. Angra Mainyu isn't so much a name as a title alluding to his nature. Angra can be translated as "destructive" or "malign", while Mainyu can mean "spirit" but also "mind", "concept" or "thought". [[FridgeBrilliance Which means]], Angra Mainyu is ''the'' [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Idea of Evil]]!

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* Some more dualistic forms of Zoroastrianism UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} claim Angra Mainyu (better known by the Persian name ''Ahriman'') is the EvilCounterpart to [[GodOfGood Ahura Mazda]]. In other words, he is essentially the anti-God, or the god of evil. Angra Mainyu isn't so much a name as a title alluding to his nature. Angra can be translated as "destructive" or "malign", while Mainyu can mean "spirit" but also "mind", "concept" or "thought". [[FridgeBrilliance Which means]], Angra Mainyu is ''the'' [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Idea of Evil]]!
26th Nov '16 4:10:38 PM nombretomado
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* Tash is described this way in ''TheLastBattle'', the final book of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', with CrystalDragonJesus Aslan outright stating that Tash is his antithesis. Interestingly, while Tash is very much a CardCarryingVillain, his own religion is ''not'' a ReligionOfEvil, given that it apparently includes a number of sincere followers who believe Tash to be a just and righteous god. It gets better - Tash is so evil that you cannot commit a good act in his name - they automatically are assumed as your service to Aslan. The opposite is also true - if you do something terrible in the name of Aslan, you're really serving Tash.

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* Tash is described this way in ''TheLastBattle'', ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', the final book of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', with CrystalDragonJesus Aslan outright stating that Tash is his antithesis. Interestingly, while Tash is very much a CardCarryingVillain, his own religion is ''not'' a ReligionOfEvil, given that it apparently includes a number of sincere followers who believe Tash to be a just and righteous god. It gets better - Tash is so evil that you cannot commit a good act in his name - they automatically are assumed as your service to Aslan. The opposite is also true - if you do something terrible in the name of Aslan, you're really serving Tash.
23rd Nov '16 2:16:26 PM ErebusElysium
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* Leviathan from ''HellboundHellraiserII'', Lord of The Labyrinth, God of flesh, hunger, and desire. Leviathan rules over {{Hell}} and decides its very nature, including the very torture of any unlucky soul that wanders into its domain (whether [[TheWoobie they]] deserve it or not) [[AndIMustScream for all of eternity]] or [[spoiler:[[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil turning them into]] [[DemonOfHumanOrigin cenobites]]]].
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9th Oct '16 5:47:31 PM patxiao
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* Zarc from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is one whose power was unstoppable and destroyed the world. [[spoiler:The kicker comes when he's been split into four pieces, one of which is the protagonist, Yuya.]]
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