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8th Feb '18 4:14:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has several contenders for the title, but the sanest and most focused is [[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]], an ancient mortal warlord who managed to ascend to godhood by seizing the death and rebirth of an entire universe in his own megalomaniacal name. He ''requires'' his followers to do evil and is thus ironically just as bound to the notion of Good and Evil as his angelic archrival [[KnightTemplar Namm]]. Tlacolotl's real personality and goals are loathsome enough that he's become totally reliant on goodly moral systems to brand people as Evil (thus leaving him as their [[DarkMessiah only refuge]]) in order to secure recruits for his forces.

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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' has several contenders for the title, but the sanest and most focused is [[ManipulativeBastard Tlacolotl]], an ancient mortal warlord who managed to ascend to godhood by seizing the death and rebirth of an entire universe in his own megalomaniacal name. He ''requires'' his followers to do evil and is thus ironically just as bound to the notion of Good and Evil as his angelic archrival [[KnightTemplar Namm]]. Tlacolotl's real personality and goals are loathsome enough that he's become totally reliant on goodly moral systems to brand people as Evil (thus leaving him as their [[DarkMessiah only refuge]]) in order to secure recruits for his forces.
29th Jan '18 8:31:55 PM nombretomado
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* Gyphon from ''{{Mithgar}}'' is both the overarching BigBad of the series and its primary God of Evil. Specifically, he represents tyranny, since he holds to the belief that the strong should use their powers to control the weak and in fact opposed giving mortals (and non-divine immortals) free will in the first place. Other, lesser Gods of Evil who follow him are namedropped occasionally, but none of them ever do anything directly and very little is ever revealed about them.

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* Gyphon from ''{{Mithgar}}'' ''Literature/{{Mithgar}}'' is both the overarching BigBad of the series and its primary God of Evil. Specifically, he represents tyranny, since he holds to the belief that the strong should use their powers to control the weak and in fact opposed giving mortals (and non-divine immortals) free will in the first place. Other, lesser Gods of Evil who follow him are namedropped occasionally, but none of them ever do anything directly and very little is ever revealed about them.
28th Jan '18 9:42:16 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]] from ''The Hobbit/Lord of The Ring'' franchise.



* In ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Rebellion]]'' [[spoiler:Homura becomes a goddess of evil and suppresses Madoka's powers as the [[GodOfGood goddess of good]] in order to bring her back to earth and erase her memories. She actually comes off as an AmbiguouslyEvil WellIntentionedExtremist given that she just [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants Madoka to be happy]]...which means making everyone else happy.]]

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* In ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Rebellion]]'' ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' [[spoiler:Homura becomes a goddess of evil and suppresses Madoka's powers as the [[GodOfGood goddess of good]] in order to bring her back to earth and erase her memories. She actually comes off as an AmbiguouslyEvil WellIntentionedExtremist given that she just [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants Madoka to be happy]]...which means making everyone else happy.]]
28th Jan '18 9:40:23 AM Ramidel
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* Lavos from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is a weird form of this. Lavos is worshipped as a god by several beings (among them the Queen of Zeal), and its power can be drawn upon by mortal beings. That power ''is'' inherently evil, [[TheCorruption destroying the morality of those who use it]] and sometimes [[OneWingedAngel transforming them into monsters]]. However, Lavos itself is a StarfishAlien EldritchAbomination and isn't really evil, itself - it doesn't really seem to be sentient on a level that humans can comprehend, and the corrupting aspects are simply how its power affects humans who channel it.
27th Jan '18 5:34:06 PM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]] from ''The Hobbit/Lord of The Ring'' franchise.
22nd Jan '18 5:40:40 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': The Keeper of the Underworld, who caused all death, suffering and darkness, in contrast to the Creator. He did this to spite her in spite when the Creator lavished so much on human beings.

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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': The Keeper of the Underworld, who caused all death, suffering and darkness, in contrast to the Creator. He did this to spite her in spite when the Creator lavished so much on human beings.beings (they were lovers, and the Keeper was jealous).
17th Jan '18 10:42:44 AM chopshop
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* Odium, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''Literature/TheCosmere'', is [[spoiler:a shard of the dead creator god Adonalsium]] and, essentially, a force of living hatred. He plans to [[spoiler:murder all his fellow Shards in order to become the supreme deity of the entire Cosmere]]. His pass times include creating [[EldritchAbomination cosmic horrors]] and roving about the Cosmere, indirectly causing chaos everywhere he goes. Horrifically, [[spoiler:he's [[SubvertedTrope a subversion]]; according to Odium himself, he's actually the Shard of ''passion and emotion'', not evil. He's the only Shard that actually understands how mortals feel and think, with the others having BlueAndOrangeMorality. Though it could be argued that Odium has ''become'' a God of Evil through his actions.]]
15th Jan '18 2:34:02 PM MasterN
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* Played with in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight.'' During the Third Holy Grail War the Einzberns tried to guarantee a victory by summoning the [[SuperRinger Zoroastrian god of evil, Angra Mainyu]]. It turns out that Angra Mainyu never actually existed, so the Grail grabbed the next-closest thing it could find: an ancient villager who was sacrificed by his people as the ''representation'' of all their sins, who eventually became known in legend as Angra Mainyu. Having no special abilities he was quickly killed and absorbed by the Grail. But because this man represented the ''wish'' of those ancient villagers for there to exist a singular source of evil, the Grail attempted to grant that wish. Had there been a victor in either the [[LightNovel/FateZero Fourth]] or [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fifth]] Grail Wars, he would have become a PhysicalGod.

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* Played with in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight.'' During the Third Holy Grail War the Einzberns tried to guarantee a victory by summoning the [[spoiler:the [[SuperRinger Zoroastrian god of evil, Angra Mainyu]]. Mainyu]]]]. It turns out that [[spoiler: Angra Mainyu never actually existed, existed]], so the Grail grabbed the next-closest thing it could find: an [[spoiler:an ancient villager who was sacrificed by his people as the ''representation'' ''[[TheScapegoat representation]]'' of all their sins, who eventually became known in legend as Angra Mainyu. Having no special abilities he was quickly killed and absorbed by the Grail. But because this man represented the ''wish'' of those ancient villagers for there to exist a singular source of evil, the Grail [[ThenLetMeBeEvil attempted to grant that wish. wish]]. Had there been a victor in either the [[LightNovel/FateZero Fourth]] or [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fifth]] Grail Wars, he would have become a PhysicalGod.PhysicalGod]].
11th Jan '18 6:27:25 AM Derkhan
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** The Dying God, aka [[spoiler:Bellurdan Skullcrusher]], in ''Literature/TollTheHounds]] is the trope more or less played straight, [[TheCorruption corrupting]] people with his toxic blood into becoming his [[ReligionOfEvil followers.]] Although due to being both a new god and a dying one, he doesn't have much power outside his own temple or through his followers.

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** The Dying God, aka [[spoiler:Bellurdan Skullcrusher]], in ''Literature/TollTheHounds]] ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' is the trope more or less played straight, [[TheCorruption corrupting]] people with his toxic blood into becoming his [[ReligionOfEvil followers.]] Although due to being both a new god and a dying one, he doesn't have much power outside his own temple or through his followers.
11th Jan '18 6:26:50 AM Derkhan
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** The Crippled God Deconstructs this trope. He essentially fills this niche, but he's more like a god of suffering than evil- and while he certainly inflicts more than his fair share of suffering on the world, he also [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds continually suffers himself]]. [[spoiler: In the end, after a bunch of {{AbusivePrecursor|s}} {{Knight Templar}}s hijack his power, he ends up becoming a more sympathetic deity who empathizes with those who suffer]].
** Bellurdan Skullcrusher, the Dying God, is the trope more or less played straight, [[TheCorruption corrupting]] people with his toxic blood into becoming his [[ReligionOfEvil followers.]]

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** The Crippled God Deconstructs this trope. He essentially fills this niche, but he's more like a god of suffering ''suffering'' than evil- and while he certainly inflicts more than his fair share of suffering on the world, he also [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds continually suffers himself]]. [[spoiler: In the end, after a bunch of {{AbusivePrecursor|s}} {{Knight Templar}}s hijack his power, he ends up becoming a more sympathetic deity who empathizes with those who suffer]].
** Bellurdan Skullcrusher, the The Dying God, aka [[spoiler:Bellurdan Skullcrusher]], in ''Literature/TollTheHounds]] is the trope more or less played straight, [[TheCorruption corrupting]] people with his toxic blood into becoming his [[ReligionOfEvil followers.]] Although due to being both a new god and a dying one, he doesn't have much power outside his own temple or through his followers.
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