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6th Apr '18 2:57:52 PM Zaptech
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** The elves in general view Lorkhan, the god who initially came up with the idea to create the universe, to be a god of malicious evil and trickery, as they hold that prior to the creation of the universe their souls were all glorious immortal spirits, and the world they live in now is a prison in which their spirits are trapped in a perpetual cycle of reincarnation. That Lorkhan seems to protect and guide humanity, who are perpetual enemies of the elves, only affirms this belief. Other elves, most notably the Dunmer, hold that Lorkhan is indeed an evil god, but his deceptions and trickery exposed the "lies" of the Aedra, the gods that most of the rest of the world revere, and thus they view Lorkhan as a god of [[NecessarilyEvil necessary evils]].
6th Apr '18 2:35:19 PM Zaptech
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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.]]

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* Odium, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''Literature/TheCosmere'', is [[spoiler:a [[PiecesOfGod shard of the dead creator god Adonalsium]] 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.actions, as the man he was before turning into Odium was a horrific monster already.]]
25th Mar '18 1:28:20 PM Scorntex
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Some versions of Unicron have him as one of these (or treated as one by anything unfortunate enough to be in his path). His very first origin story had Unicron recounting how he led a legion of dark gods, with Primus as his opposing number. The second has him as the ''last'' dark god, trying (and succeeding) in taking the universe down with him. Most depictions since have him as Primus' direct opposite, the evil to Primus' good (if not necessarily nice).

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14th Mar '18 10:12:47 AM Hanz
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* In the backstory for ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', we have The Dark One, a goblin warlord and DarkMessiah who -- upon his death -- was [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence elevated to godhood]] by the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly belief]] of his followers (specifically, after they went on a year-long slaughter in his name). [[TheDragon Red]][[AntiVillain cloak]] is his high priest.

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* In the backstory for ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', we The various pantheons in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' have a variety of evil-aligned gods, who range from AffablyEvil to actively malevolent. The most plot-significant one is The Dark One, the god of Goblins and patron deity of Redcloak, who was a former goblin warlord and DarkMessiah who -- upon his death -- was [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence elevated that ascended to godhood]] by the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly belief]] of his followers (specifically, become a deity after they went on [[HumanSacrifice the Goblins waged a year-long slaughter crusade in his name). [[TheDragon Red]][[AntiVillain cloak]] is name after his high priest.assassination]].
6th Mar '18 5:20:35 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'': Kardis, the goddess of Destruction and Madness, worshiped by the [[TheEmpire forces of Mormo]].
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.
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