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29th Apr '16 6:52:15 PM Theriocephalus
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** [[TheHedonist Slaanesh]] is the God(-ess?) of Pleasure and Perfection. Its followers are usually drawn with promises of Pleasure and Perfection in all things, so they're as likely to be [[MadArtist Artists]] and [[MadScientist Scholars]] as well as [[TheHedonist Hedonists]] and [[ReallyGetsAround Harlots.]] The drawback is that Slaanesh has a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very different idea]] of perfection, and the followers will normally [[BodyHorror end]] [[AndIMustScream up]] [[NightmareFuel as]] [[EldritchAbomination something]]...[[LovecraftianSuperpower else.]]

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** [[TheHedonist Slaanesh]] is the God(-ess?) of Pleasure and Perfection. Its followers are usually drawn with promises of Pleasure and Perfection in all things, so they're as likely to be [[MadArtist Artists]] and [[MadScientist Scholars]] as well as [[TheHedonist Hedonists]] and [[ReallyGetsAround Harlots.]] The drawback is that Slaanesh has a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality very different idea]] of perfection, and the followers will normally [[BodyHorror end]] [[AndIMustScream up]] [[NightmareFuel as]] [[EldritchAbomination something]]... [[LovecraftianSuperpower else.]]


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** In 40k, there are the C'Tan Star-Gods, [[TimeAbyss as old as the universe itself and far older than the Chaos Gods]]. Originally diffuse {{Energy Being}}s the size of solar systems, they were given bodies of living metal by a mortal race in need of allies, which the CíTan promptly betrayed and turned into the Necrons, a race of robotic SlaveMooks without free will. They used to eat stars, but they later found [[YourSoulIsMine mortal souls]] much more to their liking, and world after world was sacrificed to their hunger. Individual CíTan were near as unpleasant as the Chaos Gods: the Nightbringer {{Mind Rape}}d organic life into fearing death [[EmotionEater to feed on their terror and despair]]; the Void Dragon, a being of oblivion and utter destruction, had absolute control over technology and tried to sever the warp from real space, which would have torn the souls out of every living thing; the Burning One just wanted to ''burn everything''. They were eventually cast down and [[PiecesOfGod shattered]] by rebellious Necrons and the gods of other races, but the pieces are still out there, and should they reuniteÖ
29th Apr '16 6:26:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' have this practically everywhere, in the form of the Gods of Chaos, and the C'Tan (only in the Warhammer 40,000 setting).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' have this practically everywhere, as integral parts of their settings, in the form of the Gods of Chaos, and the C'Tan (only in ''Warhammer 40,000'') the Warhammer 40,000 setting).C'Tan.
22nd Apr '16 4:57:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Mog-Pharau, the No-God, is essentially the antithesis of life. The Consult create him to reduce the world's population to fewer than 144,000 souls, which will sever the world from the Outside forever and save them from damnation. During the first apocalypse, the No-God appeared as a [[EldritchAbomination black whirlwind]] and spoke through the throats of [[SpeakInUnison one hundred thousand scranc]]. All births were stillborn while Mog-Pharau lived.
15th Apr '16 5:07:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On Music/{{GloryHammer}}'s second album, ''Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards'' EvilSorcerer Zargothrax tries to unleash Korviliath the Elder God from the 18th Hell Dimension, which will destroy all life in the Universe.
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11th Apr '16 11:17:12 AM Godzillawolf
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** However, Darkseid wasn't ''always'' the GodOfEvil, his father Zonuz was his predecessor and was considered ''[[EvilerThanThou even worse]]'' than he is.
11th Apr '16 11:04:06 AM Godzillawolf
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** [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]] is the literal Personification of Evil.
** This trope is also {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed with all examples: everyone hates Nyarlathotrot and tolerates him at best, Abandon is considered similarly, and Morning Star is justifiably treated as a criminal [[SealedEvilInACan and imprisoned for eternity]].
1st Apr '16 1:52:11 AM caranelen
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** [[TheChessmaster Tzeentch]] is the God of Ambition and Change. His followers are usually Psykers and those touched by the powers of the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]]. He's infamous for [[GambitPileup long, complex plans]] that exist simply for the sake of it, and his followers generally end up [[OutGambitted screwed out in the bargain.]]

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** [[TheChessmaster Tzeentch]] is the God of Ambition and Change. His followers are usually Psykers and those touched by the powers of the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]]. He's infamous for [[GambitPileup long, complex plans]] that exist simply for the sake of it, and his followers generally end up [[OutGambitted screwed out in the bargain.]]]] He is also the God of Hope, which speaks volumes about the setting.
22nd Mar '16 4:43:55 PM LondonKdS
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Compare and contrast EldritchAbomination, which, as horrifying as it may be and act, are most often completely amoral and not malicious - though there can be some overlap. Compare GodIsEvil and EverybodyHatesHades. If a God of Evil exists in a setting where the BigBad who actually drives the plot is a mortal, they'll be the GreaterScopeVillain. May overlap with or also be a MadGod. May be TheAntiGod if it's powerful enough. If there is a personified representation of evil in a world with no other deities, that's case of DevilButNoGod.

'''To avoid FlameBait and Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s, note that this trope isn't about gods who simply ''are'' evil, it's about gods ''of'' evil.''' JerkassGods that are petty, vain, or prone to DisproportionateRetribution do not qualify.

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Compare and contrast EldritchAbomination, which, as horrifying as it may be and act, are most often completely amoral and not malicious - though there can be some overlap. Compare GodIsEvil and EverybodyHatesHades.GodIsEvil, where the supreme God of the whole fictional universe (or explicitly the Judeo-Christo-Islamic One God) is a nasty piece of work. If a God of Evil exists in a setting where the BigBad who actually drives the plot is a mortal, they'll be the GreaterScopeVillain. May overlap with or also be a MadGod. May be TheAntiGod if it's powerful enough. If there is a personified representation of evil in a world with no other deities, that's case of DevilButNoGod.

DevilButNoGod.

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]].

'''To avoid FlameBait and Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s, note that this trope isn't about gods who simply ''are'' evil, it's about gods ''of'' evil.''' JerkassGods that are petty, vain, or prone to DisproportionateRetribution do not qualify.
15th Mar '16 7:06:42 PM MasterGhandalf
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* Skotos from the ''Literature/{{Videssos}}'' novels is the cosmic lord of all evil, and the opposite and ArchEnemy of the GodOfGood, Phos (both of whom are considered deities by the Zoroastrian-esque religion which dominates the Videssian Empire, though the precise nature of their relationship is a matter of rather heated - and often violent - debate). [[EvilSorcerer Avshar]] is the series' BigBad and Skotos's HighPriest, and [[ReligionOfEvil Skotos-worship]] tends to follow in his wake, but it's left ambiguous if Skotos himself is a real being or a philosophical abstraction... [[spoiler: at least until the climax of the last book; when Avshar gets DraggedOffToHell, ''something'' unutterably vast and powerful is there to receive him...]]
2nd Mar '16 7:30:52 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Elder God Shinnok from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is more or less this after his fall from grace, going as far as overthrowing Lucifer himself to take over the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Netherrealm]].
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