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7th May '17 10:19:14 AM Ultraman-Prime
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'', Lucifer appears as a [[AffablyEvil friendly, smooth-talking, easy-going]] ManOfWealthAndTaste. While he is said to be evil in nature as he attempted to usurp God's creation in the distant past and is fated to try it again in the end times, he saves the main protagonist's life when he is being [[KangorooCourt summarily judged]] by a group of [[LightIsNotGood overzealous archangels]] - Its quite telling when the ''freakin' Devil'' is nicer than the angels. A flashback shows him as a BenevolentBoss to [[TheAtoner Ekimus]] when he fought on Hell's side and gracefully heeds his retirement request from service. In general, he is the only one of the angels who maintains a close relationship with {{God}}. It's implied that the other angels have become so full of themselves that they can't recognize God for who He really is. God and Satan have creative differences, but they team up to manipulate the other angels into achieving mutual goals for each other. God even offers him redemption, Lucifer declines stating that he likes his gig.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'', Lucifer appears as a [[AffablyEvil friendly, smooth-talking, easy-going]] ManOfWealthAndTaste. While he is said to be evil in nature as he attempted to usurp God's creation in the distant past and is fated to try it again in the end times, he saves the main protagonist's life when he is being [[KangorooCourt [[KangarooCourt summarily judged]] by a group of [[LightIsNotGood overzealous archangels]] - Its quite telling when the ''freakin' Devil'' is nicer than the angels. A flashback shows him as a BenevolentBoss to [[TheAtoner Ekimus]] when he fought on Hell's side and gracefully heeds his retirement request from service. In general, he is the only one of the angels who maintains a close relationship with {{God}}. It's implied that the other angels have become so full of themselves that they can't recognize God for who He really is. God and Satan have creative differences, but they team up to manipulate the other angels into achieving mutual goals for each other. God even offers him redemption, Lucifer declines stating that he likes his gig.
4th May '17 8:37:03 AM infernape612
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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', also played with this. The role of God was taken by the Goddess of Order, Ashera, while Satan was depicted as the Goddess of Chaos, Yune. Neither goddess are [[ChaoticNeutral truly good or bad]] (and are actually two parts to a whole), but ancient propaganda had Yune portrayed as a "dark goddess", although this was actually for a noble, albeit misguided, purpose to preserve ethnic and political relations. It doesn't last, and when Ashera decides to pass judgment on the world and turns humanity into stone, it's Yune, long depicted as the "dark goddess", [[DarkIsNotEvil who assists the heroes to save the world]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', also played ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' plays with this. The role of God was taken by the Goddess of Order, Ashera, while Satan was depicted as the Goddess of Chaos, Yune. Neither goddess are [[ChaoticNeutral truly good or bad]] (and are actually two parts to a whole), but ancient propaganda had Yune portrayed as a "dark goddess", although this was actually for a noble, albeit misguided, purpose to preserve ethnic and political relations. It doesn't last, and when Ashera decides to pass judgment on the world and turns humanity into stone, it's Yune, long depicted as the "dark goddess", [[DarkIsNotEvil who assists the heroes to save the world]].
3rd May '17 1:10:50 PM Kervinle2500
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* A hentai anime called ''Be-yond'' involves Satan, who who was apparently a SealedEvilInACan with EasyAmnesia with a QuestForIdentity. The man (demon?) is so nice, you could forget that he can easily destroy the entire universe if he wanted, and crush someone into artoms if they are cruel, but he would rather put his own needs behind himself to help others. One of the main characters who is a FairCop decides to make sure he doesn't remember who he is.
1st May '17 8:45:53 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Prometheus subversively gives the gods' protected knowledge of fire to humanity, not unlike the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil offered by the evil serpent in Literature/TheBible. When the myth first appeared in Creator/{{Hesiod}}'s ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'', Zeus was a wise and just god who sentenced Prometheus to eternal suffering, while the Titan Prometheus was to blame for the suffering of humanity. ''Theatre/PrometheusBound'' turns this around, making [[GodIsEvil Zeus a cruel tyrant]] and Prometheus the benefactor of humanity's rise to civilization (OlderThanFeudalism). The suffering of humanity was blamed on [[SchmuckBait Pandora]], not Prometheus.

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Prometheus subversively gives the gods' protected knowledge of fire to humanity, not unlike the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil offered by the evil serpent in Literature/TheBible. When the myth first appeared in Creator/{{Hesiod}}'s ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'', Zeus was a wise and just god who sentenced Prometheus to eternal suffering, while the Titan Prometheus was to blame for the suffering of humanity. ''Theatre/PrometheusBound'' turns this around, making [[GodIsEvil Zeus a cruel tyrant]] and Prometheus the benefactor of humanity's rise to civilization (OlderThanFeudalism). The suffering of humanity was blamed on [[SchmuckBait Pandora]], not Prometheus.Prometheus (and even Pandora is clearly established as having been set up).
23rd Apr '17 12:36:17 PM nombretomado
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* Satan is [[spoiler:the protagonist himself]] and son of a Prometheus stand-in in ''TearsToTiara''. The angels are a bunch of jerkasses. [[spoiler: More precisely ''genocidal'' jerkasses. They had a hand in creating other races like elves, giants and dragons. When these did not live up to their expectations, the angels did their best to wipe them out. That is why in the present day, these races are now represented by scattered remnants of nigh extinct civilizations. Of these, the elves are in the best shape simply because Arawn stood up for them. ''And the angels have decided its now humanity's turn.'']]

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* Satan is [[spoiler:the protagonist himself]] and son of a Prometheus stand-in in ''TearsToTiara''.''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara''. The angels are a bunch of jerkasses. [[spoiler: More precisely ''genocidal'' jerkasses. They had a hand in creating other races like elves, giants and dragons. When these did not live up to their expectations, the angels did their best to wipe them out. That is why in the present day, these races are now represented by scattered remnants of nigh extinct civilizations. Of these, the elves are in the best shape simply because Arawn stood up for them. ''And the angels have decided its now humanity's turn.'']]
11th Apr '17 6:25:34 PM BillyMT
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** Despite being ChaoticEvil to God's [[GodIsEvil Lawful Evil in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'', 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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** Despite being ChaoticEvil to God's [[GodIsEvil Lawful Evil Evil]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'', In in the direct sequel - ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' - 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]].
9th Apr '17 8:18:58 AM BradOlson
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* Country singer Terri Gibbs's {{Signature Song}} "Somebody's Knockin'" has this notable lyric, "Somebody's Knockin' should I let him in? Lord It's the Devil, would you looked at him? I've heard about him but I never dreamed he'd have blue eyes and blue jeans." She would later record Christian Country music and is a Christian.
16th Feb '17 6:35:16 AM bedrockperson
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* In Judaism, Satan is not a fallen angel, the serpent in the Garden, or Lucifer. He's a regular angel submissive to God's will. He distinguishes himself by being critical of humanity's capacity for evil, and specifically proposes a test of faith for Job. His name comes from the word for "adversary" or "accuser" and his role is more like that of God's prosecuting attorney, the "devil's advocate." In fact, the title of Adversary does not necessarily belong to one angel; it could be the title of whichever angel is being argumentative at the moment.

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* In Judaism, Satan is not a fallen angel, the serpent in the Garden, or Lucifer. He's a regular angel submissive to God's will.will, though his job is still to spread sin, which he heavily implies he does not enjoy. He distinguishes himself by being critical of humanity's capacity for evil, and specifically proposes a test of faith for Job. His name comes from the word for "adversary" or "accuser" and his role is more like that of God's prosecuting attorney, the "devil's advocate." In fact, the title of Adversary does not necessarily belong to one angel; it could be the title of whichever angel is being argumentative at the moment.
7th Feb '17 12:24:55 PM Leyrann
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** Although, by the time he appears to tempt Jesus, he seems to have turned evil.

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** Although, by the time he appears to tempt Jesus, he seems to have turned evil. Of course, the opposite argument can also be made: If his purpose is indeed to make sure those chosen by God were truly devout and could not be swayed from His path, then his tempting of Jesus fits into this; Jesus, incarnated as a human, is not excempt from anything humans go through, up to and including temptations.
9th Jan '17 9:16:26 AM Game_Fan
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* Turns out Demon Overlord Satan in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' is actually a pretty decent and hardworking guy who protects humans on Earth from the excesses of some of his underlings. Or at least he is after GoingNative in Japan. He even passes up opportunities to return home and resume his conquest because there are people in need of his protection. And because he doesn't want to miss his shift at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]]. Even in his home land of Ente Isla, it is implied that all of the horrible atrocities the army of demons did against the Humans were the result of his generals. Satan never saw the front lines, never saw all the destruction for himself, so he had no idea how horrible things were.

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* Turns out Demon Overlord Satan in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' is actually a pretty decent and hardworking guy person who protects humans on Earth from the excesses of some of cares for his underlings. Or at least On Ente Isla its implied that he is after GoingNative in Japan. He even passes up opportunities to return home and resume his conquest because there are people in need spent most of his protection. And because he doesn't want to miss time running the demon empire far away from the front lines and didn't know much about the massive atrocities his shift generals committed during the war, though he admits he probably wouldn't have cared at the time. Once he ends up in Japan working at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]]. Even in his home land of Ente Isla, it MgRonalds]] and is implied forced to interact with humans he comes to see them as people, too. Not that all any of the horrible atrocities the army of demons did against the Humans were the result of this tempers his generals. Satan never saw the front lines, never saw all the destruction for himself, so he had no idea how horrible things were.desire to TakeOverTheWorld.
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