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24th Aug '16 8:30:09 PM Midna
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** [[Main/CuteIsEvil So?]]
7th Aug '16 12:48:05 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics' main universe is Earth-616. The term was created around the time of Alan Moore's run on ''ComicBook/CaptainBritain''. Moore's son-in-law said that Moore intentionally used a random number with no meaning (as a deliberate contrast to TheDCU, where the main universe is Earth-1, with the idea being that Marvel's "main" Earth is just one random universe out of many, no more or less important than the rest), but artist Alan Davis said it was created by the previous writer David Thorpe, who intentionally used the Number of the Beast to indicate his feelings about superheroes.

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* MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' main universe is Earth-616. The term was created around the time of Alan Moore's run on ''ComicBook/CaptainBritain''. Moore's son-in-law said that Moore intentionally used a random number with no meaning (as a deliberate contrast to TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, where the main universe is Earth-1, with the idea being that Marvel's "main" Earth is just one random universe out of many, no more or less important than the rest), but artist Alan Davis said it was created by the previous writer David Thorpe, who intentionally used the Number of the Beast to indicate his feelings about superheroes.
1st Aug '16 6:51:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* When [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Stan]] is worried that his adopted grandson Nemo is the anti-christ he checks him for the mark finding a 66 but is relieved to find the next number 2 but then he sees a he has a +4 after that, cue ScareChord.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': When [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Stan]] Stan is worried that his adopted grandson Nemo is the anti-christ he checks him for the mark finding a 66 but is relieved to find the next number 2 but then he sees a he has a +4 after that, cue ScareChord.
1st Aug '16 6:51:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an AquaTeenHungerForce episode "The Cloning" the channel number that the cursed TV is playing, is channel six sixty six. Another episode included the Satanic sandwich "The Broodwich", which, among other horrifying ingredients, was, "layered with six-hundred and sixty-six separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood!"

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* In an AquaTeenHungerForce ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "The Cloning" the channel number that the cursed TV is playing, is channel six sixty six. Another episode included the Satanic sandwich "The Broodwich", which, among other horrifying ingredients, was, "layered with six-hundred and sixty-six separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood!"
1st Aug '16 5:29:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WarAndPeace'', Pierre Bezukhov calculates the Hebrew number equivalent of Napoleon's full title (''L'Empereur Napoléon'') to be 666, shoehorns his own name to yield the same number (''L'Russe Besuhof''), and thinks that he's destined to kill Napoleon or at least for something great. In reality, the scheme he used yields 661 for Napoleon, not 666, rendering all his actions based on this observation bunk.

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* In ''WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', Pierre Bezukhov calculates the Hebrew number equivalent of Napoleon's full title (''L'Empereur Napoléon'') to be 666, shoehorns his own name to yield the same number (''L'Russe Besuhof''), and thinks that he's destined to kill Napoleon or at least for something great. In reality, the scheme he used yields 661 for Napoleon, not 666, rendering all his actions based on this observation bunk.



* JohnHodgman's ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' includes a list of (North American) phone numbers beginning with the prefix "666" including "a bunch of Satanists who got lucky" and "the author's home phone number".
* ''NightmareAcademy'', by Frank Peretti has a rather contrived situation near the end of the book in which a row of buildings is being demolished and one of the characters needs to stop it by putting in a code that corresponds to... some technical detail. Anyway, it ends up being 666 (or 666.0 if you want to be picky, and the computer did). Lampshaded by the kid stopping it when he figures it out.

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* JohnHodgman's ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' Creator/JohnHodgman's ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' includes a list of (North American) phone numbers beginning with the prefix "666" including "a bunch of Satanists who got lucky" and "the author's home phone number".
* ''NightmareAcademy'', ''Literature/NightmareAcademy'', by Frank Peretti has a rather contrived situation near the end of the book in which a row of buildings is being demolished and one of the characters needs to stop it by putting in a code that corresponds to... some technical detail. Anyway, it ends up being 666 (or 666.0 if you want to be picky, and the computer did). Lampshaded by the kid stopping it when he figures it out.



* Surprisingly averted in the ''LeftBehind'' series. Nicolae Carpathia is the aforementioned Beast himself, but the obligatory references to 666 are all [[FridgeBrilliance subtle]]: a fixation with the number 216, an assistant named [[MeaningfulName Viv Ivins]], and the numerology of his full name. Nobody brings any of this up directly; they have other, less coincidental, ways of knowing he's the Antichrist.

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* Surprisingly averted in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series. Nicolae Carpathia is the aforementioned Beast himself, but the obligatory references to 666 are all [[FridgeBrilliance subtle]]: a fixation with the number 216, an assistant named [[MeaningfulName Viv Ivins]], and the numerology of his full name. Nobody brings any of this up directly; they have other, less coincidental, ways of knowing he's the Antichrist.
25th Jul '16 9:07:49 AM GlassRain
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0631.html According to Qarr]], the application form for a DealWithTheDevil is 666 pages long. Subverted with the IFCC's adress, which is "9 Hells Plaza, Lower Planes 00999".

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0631.html According to Qarr]], the application form for a DealWithTheDevil is 666 pages long. Subverted with the IFCC's adress, address, which is "9 Hells Plaza, Lower Planes 00999".


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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Given a nod when Jack reveals that it has been 1,'''666''' days since [[spoiler:Sandra's banishment and subsequent return]].
23rd Jul '16 2:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* The Halloween episode of ''BowsersKingdom'' was titled episode 666.

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* The Halloween episode of ''BowsersKingdom'' ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'' was titled episode 666.
22nd Jul '16 12:09:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' we have the BigBad [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Solaris]], a sun god whose initial form upon being fused together features '''six''' stones on his back, '''six''' wings, and '''six''' horn pieces on his head. Note that this is a character whose raw power and cunning mind were separated into [[AlmightyIdiot a beast and]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a false prophet]] [[LouisCypher named after the Muslim devil and a pun on Mephistopheles respectively]].

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' we have the BigBad [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Solaris]], a sun god whose initial form upon being fused together features '''six''' stones on his back, '''six''' wings, and '''six''' horn pieces on his head. Note that this is a character whose raw power and cunning mind were separated into [[AlmightyIdiot a beast and]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a false prophet]] prophet [[LouisCypher named after the Muslim devil and a pun on Mephistopheles respectively]].
17th Jul '16 7:54:59 PM Cinereous
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Oddly enough, the Beast of Revelations itself [[OneSceneWonder is rarely ever mentioned]] anymore. (In fact, there were two of them in the Book of Revelations, the Number describing the second.) The Number has totally eclipsed the being it represented.

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Oddly enough, the Beast of Revelations Revelation itself [[OneSceneWonder is rarely ever mentioned]] anymore. (In fact, there were two of them in the Book of Revelations, Revelation, the Number describing the second.) The Number has totally eclipsed the being it represented.
11th Jul '16 5:58:09 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape[='=]s'' Lowerniel Drakan has a combat level of 666.
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