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10th Oct '17 11:16:31 AM DustSnitch
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6th Oct '17 4:02:10 PM RedScharlach
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* Although never making a direct appearance Satan is a big part of ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''. It turns out [[spoiler: that Maron is actually working for Satan and not God when she collects the demons in paintings. She finds out too late to prevent Satan's overthrow of Heaven. Or so it seems ...]]

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* Although never making a direct appearance Satan is a big part of ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''. It turns out [[spoiler: that Maron is actually working for Satan and not God when she collects the demons in paintings. She finds out too late to prevent Satan's overthrow of Heaven. Or so it seems ...seems...]]



** The second depiction is in Chapel's ceiling, which adapts the first parts of the Literature/BookOfGenesis, where the is Devil depicted as a beautiful, scaled women with a tail in the place of legs. It's unlike from most other depictions of Satan, but it does have much in common with images of UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}. In any case, the beauty of the woman acts as a reminder of the seductiveness of evil, while her scaled tail, which she hides from Adam and Eve, reveals that the Devil is hideous no matter how appealing he may seem.

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** The second depiction is in on the Chapel's ceiling, which adapts the first parts of the Literature/BookOfGenesis, where the is Devil depicted as a beautiful, scaled women with a tail in the place of legs. It's unlike from most other depictions of Satan, but it does have much in common with images of UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}. In any case, the beauty of the woman acts as a reminder of the seductiveness of evil, while her scaled tail, which she hides from Adam and Eve, reveals that the Devil is hideous no matter how appealing he may seem.



** The Literature/BookOfJob introduces it's exploration of the problem of evil, the idea that an infinitely good God could not exist if there is evil, by painting a scene where the satan, or "the accuser" in English, goes to God's court and wagers that God's most righteous follower, Job, can be turned away from him if he was faced with evil and suffering. With God's allowance, the satan strips Job of his property, his wealth, and his family, and goes unmentioned as Job questions why God would allow such a thing.

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** The Literature/BookOfJob introduces it's its exploration of the problem of evil, the idea that an infinitely good God could not exist if there is evil, by painting a scene where the satan, or "the accuser" in English, goes to God's court and wagers that God's most righteous follower, Job, can be turned away from him if he was faced with evil and suffering. With God's allowance, the satan strips Job of his property, his wealth, and his family, and goes unmentioned as Job questions why God would allow such a thing.



** Season 3 then gives us the even more shocking reveal that [[spoiler: Satan is the ''weaker'' of the two brothers; [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly as a spirtual being that requires people to believe in him to maintain his strength, he is at a disadvantage in the age of science and enlightenment]], while the terrestrial Dracula only needs blood and so has grown stronger and more dangerous over the centuries]].

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** Season 3 then gives us the even more shocking reveal that [[spoiler: Satan is the ''weaker'' of the two brothers; [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly as a spirtual spiritual being that requires people to believe in him to maintain his strength, he is at a disadvantage in the age of science and enlightenment]], while the terrestrial Dracula only needs blood and so has grown stronger and more dangerous over the centuries]].



%%* While Arceus is the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' equivalent of {{God}}, [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Primal Dialga]] , the [[spoiler: (fake)]] BigBad of the second ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon'' game (who looks like an evil Dialga with a black body and red stripes instead of a blue body and green stripes) may actually be the series' equivalent of the Devil. Giratina and Darkrai are popular candidates for the title as well, though they are both [[DarkIsNotEvil not outright evil.]] [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Occasionally played straight]] with the latter however.

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%%* While Arceus is the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' equivalent of {{God}}, [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Primal Dialga]] , Dialga]], the [[spoiler: (fake)]] BigBad of the second ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon'' game (who looks like an evil Dialga with a black body and red stripes instead of a blue body and green stripes) may actually be the series' equivalent of the Devil. Giratina and Darkrai are popular candidates for the title as well, though they are both [[DarkIsNotEvil not outright evil.]] [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Occasionally played straight]] with the latter however.
30th Sep '17 7:19:08 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', Geralt encounters Gaunter O'Dimm, a seemingly ordinary merchant of mirrors who proves to be a [[RealityWarper terrifyingly powerful]] [[TimeMaster master of strange magics]] and who forms pacts with others to give them gifts, in exchange for eventually taking their souls through [[LoopholeAbuse manipulating the hell out of the wordings of his contracts]]. A conversation with a scholar who researched O'Dimm reveals him to be an ancient, malicious being who goes by many titles, but the most consist one was "Evil Incarnate." Much like Old Scratch, he uses classic tropes associated with Satan, such as making deals and bargains for souls and often striking those bargains at crossroads. And ultimately, [[spoiler: Geralt cannot kill him; the only way to beat O'Dimm is to beat him in a game of wits to win back the soul of the man he had condemned]].
27th Sep '17 9:26:36 AM WarriorSparrow
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Satan's traditional backstory casts him as a FallenAngel who was Lucifer, the [[LightIsNotGood light-bearing]] archangel of {{Heaven}}, who is damned to spend eternity in {{Hell}} due to his rebellion against {{God}}. By virtue of his once-grand celestial position, Satan is depicted as the king of Hell, even if he's as much a prisoner there as any of the damned. It's worth noting though that this is actually a VERY common misconception, as "Lucifer" was no fallen angel but rather an arrogant Babylonian king who [[AGodAmI saw himself at the level of a god]]. A full reading of Isaiah 14 makes this abundantly clear, but it's obvious that most DidNotDoTheResearch.

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Satan's traditional backstory casts him as a FallenAngel who was Lucifer, the [[LightIsNotGood light-bearing]] archangel of {{Heaven}}, who is damned to spend eternity in {{Hell}} due to his rebellion against {{God}}. By virtue of his once-grand celestial position, Satan is depicted as the king of Hell, even if he's as much a prisoner there as any of the damned. It's worth noting though that this is actually a VERY common misconception, as "Lucifer" was no fallen angel but rather an arrogant Babylonian king who [[AGodAmI saw himself at the level of a god]]. A full reading of Isaiah 14 makes this abundantly clear, but it's obvious that most DidNotDoTheResearch.
the prevalence of the erroneous idea has made it a case of CriticalResearchFailure.
27th Sep '17 9:23:58 AM WarriorSparrow
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Satan's traditional backstory casts him as a FallenAngel who was Lucifer, the [[LightIsNotGood light-bearing]] archangel of {{Heaven}}, who is damned to spend eternity in {{Hell}} due to his rebellion against {{God}}. By virtue of his once-grand celestial position, Satan is depicted as the king of Hell, even if he's as much a prisoner there as any of the damned.

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Satan's traditional backstory casts him as a FallenAngel who was Lucifer, the [[LightIsNotGood light-bearing]] archangel of {{Heaven}}, who is damned to spend eternity in {{Hell}} due to his rebellion against {{God}}. By virtue of his once-grand celestial position, Satan is depicted as the king of Hell, even if he's as much a prisoner there as any of the damned.
damned. It's worth noting though that this is actually a VERY common misconception, as "Lucifer" was no fallen angel but rather an arrogant Babylonian king who [[AGodAmI saw himself at the level of a god]]. A full reading of Isaiah 14 makes this abundantly clear, but it's obvious that most DidNotDoTheResearch.
26th Sep '17 4:58:22 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Bedazzled 1967}}'', the Devil is more in line with the Book of Job version, in which it's his/her job to test humanity with sin. Peter Cook plays the role as a DeadpanSnarker and a {{Trickster}}, while Elizabeth Hurley plays a seductress in [[Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}} the remake]]. Both seem to enjoy their job a lot.

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* ''Film/{{Bedazzled 1967}}'', ''Film/{{Bedazzled|1967}}'', the Devil is more in line with the Book of Job version, in which it's his/her job to test humanity with sin. Peter Cook plays the role as a DeadpanSnarker and a {{Trickster}}, while Elizabeth Hurley plays a seductress in [[Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}} the remake]]. Both seem to enjoy their job a lot.


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* ''Film/AngelOnMyShoulder'': He's "Nick", played by Creator/ClaudeRains, and he recruits a recently murdered gangster to go back to the land of the living and impersonate a do-gooder crusading judge, in order to destroy the judge's good works.
21st Sep '17 3:32:58 PM AaronBrawnstone
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* The Beast King from "WebAnimation/MagicalIsland" is a giant version of Satan.
8th Sep '17 6:31:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* Several characters in Franchise/TheDCU are a good match for Mr. S. There's Neron, who ruled Hell for a while and, as the main villain of the CrisisCrossover ''Underworld Unleashed'' bought the souls of many supervillains, as well as killing [[TheFlash the Rogues]] and [[{{Superman}} Mongul]] [[TheWorfEffect to show how cool he is]]; Lord Satanus, who began as a human sorcerer yet grew powerful enough to kick Neron out; and his sister Blaze, who kicked ''him'' out in return. The most likely candidate to be the real deal is The Original Darkness, an EldritchAbomination encountered by Comicbook/SwampThing, whose mere presence can kill several powerful sorcerers and whose ''fingernail'' couldn't be cracked by ComicBook/TheSpectre. Finally, in the New 52 Lucifer appears as a villain in ComicBook/DemonKnights. In ''Batman RIP'' numerous characters imply or outright state that Simon Hurt is the Devil. Batman himself wonders this at the end. It is ultimately revealed that he [[spoiler:is not]].

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* Several characters in Franchise/TheDCU are a good match for Mr. S. There's Neron, who ruled Hell for a while and, as the main villain of the CrisisCrossover ''Underworld Unleashed'' bought the souls of many supervillains, as well as killing [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash the Rogues]] and [[{{Superman}} Mongul]] [[TheWorfEffect to show how cool he is]]; Lord Satanus, who began as a human sorcerer yet grew powerful enough to kick Neron out; and his sister Blaze, who kicked ''him'' out in return. The most likely candidate to be the real deal is The Original Darkness, an EldritchAbomination encountered by Comicbook/SwampThing, whose mere presence can kill several powerful sorcerers and whose ''fingernail'' couldn't be cracked by ComicBook/TheSpectre. Finally, in the New 52 Lucifer appears as a villain in ComicBook/DemonKnights. In ''Batman RIP'' numerous characters imply or outright state that Simon Hurt is the Devil. Batman himself wonders this at the end. It is ultimately revealed that he [[spoiler:is not]].
30th Aug '17 12:17:27 AM Psychadelico
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* The Outsider from the ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' series is not a proactive force of destruction, but much closer to the original Hebrew definition of Satan as the accuser/tempter from the Book of Job, as instead of being a proactive force of destruction, he grants pieces of his power to a select few individuals at any time and watches what they do with it. A strong argument can be made both that this is meant mainly as a test of his chosen's moral character, and that the Outsider knows damn well how quickly power goes to their heads and relies on their fallibility to sow chaos and misery in the world without getting his hands dirty.

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* The Outsider from the ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' series is not a proactive force of destruction, but much closer to the original Hebrew definition of Satan as the accuser/tempter from the Book of Job, as instead of being a proactive force of destruction, he grants pieces of his power to a select few individuals at any time and watches what they do with it. A strong argument can be made both either way that this is meant mainly as a test of his chosen's moral character, and character (and one he prefers his subjects pass, even if he doesn't expect them to), or that the Outsider knows damn well how quickly power goes to their heads and relies on their fallibility to sow chaos and misery in the world without getting his hands dirty.dirty. Regardless of his actual nature, the local church in the game treats him as essentially an {{Expy}} of Old Scratch.
21st Aug '17 1:24:32 PM DustSnitch
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** The first depiction is in ''The Temptations of Christ'', where Satan's evil is visualized with a hideous beard, bat-like wings, and a black cloak that hide his most inhuman figures, hoofed feet and furred body. His hairiness and hooves call to mind the pagan god Pan, subtly demonstrating Satan's role as a deceiver.
** The second depiction is in the famous ceiling of the Chapel, with the Devil depicted as a beautiful scaled women with a tail in the place of legs. It's different from most over depictions of Satan as the Serpent of Eden, but it does have much in common with images of UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}. In any case, the beauty of the woman acts as a reminder of the seductiveness of evil, while her scaled tail, which she hides from Adam and Eve, reveals that the Devil is hideous no matter how appealing he may seem.

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** The first depiction is in ''The ''[[Literature/TheFourGospels The Temptations of Christ'', Christ]]'', where Satan's evil is visualized with a hideous beard, bat-like wings, and a black cloak that hide his most inhuman figures, hoofed feet and furred body. His hairiness and hooves call to mind the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology pagan god Pan, Pan]], subtly demonstrating Satan's role as a deceiver.
** The second depiction is in Chapel's ceiling, which adapts the famous ceiling first parts of the Chapel, with Literature/BookOfGenesis, where the is Devil depicted as a beautiful beautiful, scaled women with a tail in the place of legs. It's different unlike from most over other depictions of Satan as the Serpent of Eden, Satan, but it does have much in common with images of UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}. In any case, the beauty of the woman acts as a reminder of the seductiveness of evil, while her scaled tail, which she hides from Adam and Eve, reveals that the Devil is hideous no matter how appealing he may seem.
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