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1st Dec '16 12:17:50 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* This is explored in the Creator/JoeHill novel ''Literature/{{Horns}}'', in which the protagonist wakes up one morning with a pair of horns and supernatural abilities allowing him to influence people and know their deepest, darkest thoughts. He soon comes to believe that he's becoming a devil, but for every character he punishes for their urges and transgressions, he helps just as many to find peace and happiness, as he helps them to realize that it is not healthy for them to repress certain urges, such as helping a couple of closeted gay police officers to discover that they are in love with each other and should pursue their relationship regardless of what the rest of the force might think of them. He also muses on the nature of Satan, who does God's work by punishing sinners but also accepts humanity for what it is and celebrates sin/human nature, compared to a God who runs a theological protection racket.

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* This is explored in the Creator/JoeHill novel ''Literature/{{Horns}}'', in which the protagonist wakes up one morning with a pair of horns and supernatural abilities allowing him to influence people and know their deepest, darkest thoughts. He soon comes to believe that he's becoming a devil, but for every character he punishes for their urges and transgressions, he helps just as many to find peace and happiness, as he helps them to realize that it is not healthy for them to repress certain urges, such as helping making a couple of closeted gay police officers to discover that they are deeply in love with each other and should pursue their relationship regardless of what the rest of the force might think of them. He also muses on the nature of Satan, who does God's work by punishing sinners but also accepts humanity for what it is and celebrates sin/human nature, compared to a God who runs a theological protection racket.
1st Dec '16 12:16:26 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* This is explored in the Creator/JoeHill novel ''Literature/{{Horns}}'', in which the protagonist wakes up one morning with a pair of horns and supernatural abilities allowing him to influence people and know their deepest, darkest thoughts. He soon comes to believe that he's becoming a devil, but for every character he punishes for their urges and transgressions, he helps just as many to find peace and happiness. He also muses on the nature of Satan, who does God's work by punishing sinners but also accepts humanity for what it is and celebrates sin/human nature, compared to a God who runs a theological protection racket.

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* This is explored in the Creator/JoeHill novel ''Literature/{{Horns}}'', in which the protagonist wakes up one morning with a pair of horns and supernatural abilities allowing him to influence people and know their deepest, darkest thoughts. He soon comes to believe that he's becoming a devil, but for every character he punishes for their urges and transgressions, he helps just as many to find peace and happiness.happiness, as he helps them to realize that it is not healthy for them to repress certain urges, such as helping a couple of closeted gay police officers to discover that they are in love with each other and should pursue their relationship regardless of what the rest of the force might think of them. He also muses on the nature of Satan, who does God's work by punishing sinners but also accepts humanity for what it is and celebrates sin/human nature, compared to a God who runs a theological protection racket.
18th Nov '16 10:29:11 AM ashlay
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** Although, in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' for SFC, Lucifer was evil -- he was just ChaoticEvil to God's [[GodIsEvil Lawful Evil.]] In the direct sequel, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' - Lucifer's depiction changed to ChaoticGood, while YHVH remained Lawful Evil - the ending where you side with Lucifer is the closest that comes to being a truly HappyEnding of the three. Also, Satan (again, different beings) is usually God's [[TheDragon lackey]]. CrapsackWorld, folks. CrapsackWorld. It's {{Double Subver|sion}}ted with Satan's alignment in ''Shin Megami Tensei II'' - even ''he'' gets fed up with God and joins the hero if you chose the Law path. Then again, everyone thought God [[GodIsEvil had gone]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable too far]], even [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]].

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** Although, in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' for SFC, Lucifer was evil -- he was just Despite being ChaoticEvil to God's [[GodIsEvil Lawful Evil.]] Evil in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'', In the direct sequel, sequel - ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' - Lucifer's depiction changed to ChaoticGood, while YHVH remained Lawful Evil - the ending where you side with Lucifer is the closest that comes to being a truly HappyEnding of the three. Also, Satan (again, different beings) is usually God's [[TheDragon lackey]]. CrapsackWorld, folks. CrapsackWorld. It's {{Double Subver|sion}}ted with Satan's alignment in ''Shin Megami Tensei II'' - even ''he'' gets fed up with God and joins the hero if you chose the Law path. Then again, everyone thought God [[GodIsEvil had gone]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable too far]], even [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]].


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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The heroic main character's ultimate GuardianEntity is [[spoiler:Satanael, the {{UsefulNotes/Gnostic|ism}} equivalent of the Devil. This version is also heavily inspired by the standard ''Shin Megami Tensei'' interpretation of Lucifer, down to having the same character outline and sporting the same arms open wide AssKickingPose.]]
17th Nov '16 11:01:33 AM Ahto
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* In Raëlism, there's an Elohim named Lucifer who was responsible for, among other things, saving samples of all life on Earth from an attack by Yahweh.
15th Nov '16 5:50:09 PM dragonfire5000
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', Satan only exists to serve [[GodIsEvil the Creator]], but [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII once again]] comes to doubt his boss and [[HeelFaceTurn joins you]] so you can take YHVH's place. [[spoiler:TheReveal that [[TopGod the Great Will]] itself has become fed up with YHVH's shenanigans probably has something to do with it]].

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', Satan only exists to serve [[GodIsEvil the Creator]], but [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII once again]] comes to doubt his boss and [[HeelFaceTurn joins you]] so you can take YHVH's place. [[spoiler:TheReveal that [[TopGod the Great Will]] itself Axiom, the embodiment of reality itself, has become fed up with YHVH's shenanigans probably has something to do with it]].
31st Oct '16 8:38:27 PM Mooncalf
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* The title character of ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' may be amoral, as self-centered as a gyroscope, and constantly trying to get the female lead into bed with him, but he's very dedicated to punishing wrongdoers and saving innocents (even when he doesn't believe he's doing it), and some wrongdoings disgust him deeply. For example, one villain murdered an innocent woman just to get his prize client indebted to him. When said villain referred to the girl as "that bitch", Lucifer furiously shoved him through a window.
30th Sep '16 4:45:56 AM Wymar
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', Satan only exists to serve [[GodIsEvil the Creator]], but [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII once again]] comes to doubt his boss and [[HeelFaceTurn joins you]] so you can take YHVH's place. [[spoiler:TheReveal that [[TopGod the Great Will]] itself has become fed up with YHVH's shenanigans probably has something to do with it]].
26th Sep '16 5:56:37 PM kome360
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* ''Anime/TestamentOfSisterNewDevil'': Season 2 reveals that while most combat demons are dicks, [[spoiler:a vast majority of demons are just ordinary citizens who have MUCH more in common with human citizens than any other faction in existence]]. Suddenly, the former demon lord's desire for demons to invade the human world seems like the most rational option.

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* ''Anime/TestamentOfSisterNewDevil'': Season 2 reveals that while most combat demons are dicks, [[spoiler:a vast majority of demons are just ordinary citizens who have MUCH more in common with human citizens than any other faction in existence]].existence. They've managed to balance out their economy with the environment (as seen by their pollution-free cities and lack of slums) and have little desire to rebel against the demon lords, who they pay tribute to but don't actually need]]. Suddenly, the former demon lord's desire for demons to invade the human world seems like the most rational option.
26th Sep '16 5:53:33 PM kome360
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* ''Anime/TestamentOfSisterNewDevil'': Season 2 reveals that while most combat demons are dicks, [[spoiler:a vast majority of demons are just ordinary citizens who have MUCH more in common with human citizens than any other faction in existence]]. Suddenly, the former demon lord's desire for demons to invade the human world seems like the most rational option.
19th Sep '16 9:58:58 PM PaulA
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* The sixth book of Piers Anthony's Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality series, ''For Love of Evil'' is based entirely on this trope, combined with a PerspectiveFlip from the previous 5 books.

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* The sixth book of Piers Anthony's Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality series, ''For Love of Evil'' ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'' is based entirely on this trope, combined with a PerspectiveFlip from the previous 5 books.
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