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18th Jan '16 4:39:59 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', Witch Bandra's true master is named Dai (Great) Satan. He looks nothing like the usual depiction of the Judeo-Christian devil, being a floating blue head who yells a lot, and is mostly just an evil spirit that just happens to be named "Satan" (as opposed to being the "actual" Satan). When footage of Dai Satan was used for ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', he was renamed "Lokar" and his role on the story was demoted to a monster who simply served Rita Repulsa.
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* In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', Witch Bandra's Bandora's true master is named Dai (Great) Satan. He looks nothing like the usual depiction of the Judeo-Christian devil, being a floating blue head who yells a lot, and is mostly just an evil spirit that just happens to be named "Satan" (as opposed to being the "actual" Satan). When footage of Dai Satan was used for ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', he was renamed "Lokar" and his role on the story was demoted to a monster who simply served Rita Repulsa.
15th Jan '16 4:59:01 PM Peridonyx
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** Before either of them, we had King Sombra in the two-parter "The Crystal Empire". His initial takeover of the Crystal Empire (stated to be Equestria's CosmicKeystone kingdom) was similar to Lucifer's first rebellion in {{Heaven}} from ''Literature/ParadiseLost''; his subsequent exile (to be sealed underground in ice) reflected the deepest part of {{Hell}} from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''; his TakingYouWithMe curse upon the Empire reflected Satan's RevengeByProxy introduction of sin among humanity, and his fearful and depressing PresentAbsence over the Crystal Ponies was similar to how Satan is described as "prowl{ing} about like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour", both examples being in ''Literature/TheBible''.
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** Before either of them, we had King Sombra in the two-parter "The Crystal Empire". His initial takeover of the Crystal Empire (stated to be Equestria's CosmicKeystone kingdom) was similar to Lucifer's first rebellion in {{Heaven}} from ''Literature/ParadiseLost''; his subsequent exile (to be sealed underground in ice) reflected the deepest part of {{Hell}} from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''; his TakingYouWithMe curse upon the Empire reflected Satan's Lucifer/Satan's RevengeByProxy introduction of sin among humanity, and his fearful and depressing PresentAbsence over the Crystal Ponies was similar to how Satan is described as "prowl{ing} about like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour", both examples being in ''Literature/TheBible''.
15th Jan '16 4:54:44 PM Peridonyx
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** Before either of them, we had King Sombra in the two-parter "The Crystal Empire". His initial takeover of the Crystal Empire (stated to be Equestria's CosmicKeystone kingdom) was similar to Lucifer's first rebellion in {{Heaven}} from ''Literature/ParadiseLost''; his subsequent exile (to be sealed underground in ice) reflected the deepest part of {{Hell}} from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''; his TakingYouWithMe curse upon the Empire reflected Satan's RevengeByProxy introduction of sin among humanity, and his fearful and depressing PresentAbsence over the Crystal Ponies was similar to how Satan is described as "prowl{ing} about like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour", both examples being in ''Literature/TheBible''.
15th Jan '16 2:08:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[Music/DavidBowie Jareth the Goblin King]] from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' was explicitly designed to essentially be {{Satan}} as an irresistibly alluring rock star. Boy, did they ever nail ''that'' one.
7th Jan '16 8:05:04 PM nombretomado
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* Keisar Ephes from the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' subseries. He was once known as the Psychodriver Augustus that rules the Balmar world wisely, worshipped like a God, but felt left out in the cycle of life and death by [[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ide]] so sought to surpass him by amassing more power by turning the spirit of the dead into his power, becoming more sadistic and tyrannical along the way. His attacks involve summoning the spirits of the dead and giving apocalyptic visions while LaughingMad, and if the victim is drained of HP from it, they get sucked to his Hell.
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* Keisar Ephes from the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' subseries. He was once known as the Psychodriver Augustus that rules the Balmar world wisely, worshipped like a God, but felt left out in the cycle of life and death by [[SpaceRunawayIdeon [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ide]] so sought to surpass him by amassing more power by turning the spirit of the dead into his power, becoming more sadistic and tyrannical along the way. His attacks involve summoning the spirits of the dead and giving apocalyptic visions while LaughingMad, and if the victim is drained of HP from it, they get sucked to his Hell.
7th Jan '16 2:21:19 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' presents [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus]], God of Slavery, [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans Tyranny]], [[DealWithTheDevil Contracts]], and {{Pride}}. However, while not quite [[SatanIsGood heroic]], he is significantly more [[AffablyEvil reliable, honorable and trustworthy]] [[NobleDemon than most examples]]; he even helped Sarenrae, the local MessianicArchetype, seal away [[EldritchAbomination Rovagug,]] [[OmnicidalManiac the Rough]] [[ChaoticEvil Beast]] and actually holds the only keys to his prison. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Which he uses to taunt Rovagug.]]
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' presents [[LawfulEvil Asmodeus]], God of Slavery, [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans Tyranny]], [[DealWithTheDevil Contracts]], and {{Pride}}.{{Pride}}, pictured above. However, while not quite [[SatanIsGood heroic]], he is significantly more [[AffablyEvil reliable, honorable and trustworthy]] [[NobleDemon than most examples]]; he even helped Sarenrae, the local MessianicArchetype, seal away [[EldritchAbomination Rovagug,]] [[OmnicidalManiac the Rough]] [[ChaoticEvil Beast]] and actually holds the only keys to his prison. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Which he uses to taunt Rovagug.]]
17th Dec '15 7:20:56 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': ** The Shadow of Red is a huge, red, fire-controlling demon who rules Zenith, a realm that resembles FireAndBrimstoneHell. He and his army of demons enslave and torture anyone who enters Zenith, and he's been compared to beings like Satan, Iblis, and Káli. ** Bagan is described as having once been a radiant paragon of virtue and wisdom (similar to how Satan was depicted in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'') until something caused him to despise life and become an OmnicidalManiac. He tempts certain characters with a DealWithTheDevil to manipulate them into helping him achieve his goal. One of his former titles was even "The Morning Star".
5th Dec '15 2:58:25 PM shiro_okami
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' [[spoiler: The Idea of Evil is the UltimateEvil in the series it commands the Godhand and all Apostles and in addition to its [[EldritchAbomination gastly appearance]] the only thing separating it from Satan himself is that it hasn't betrayed anyone it does deals with and the people who deal with it sometimes gleefully accept knowing full well what will happen, and the worst part is that it isn't a fallen angel rebelling against some creator God [[GodisEvil it is God.]]]]

* [[{{Transformers}} Unicron]] is, according to recent continuity, [[HumongousMecha giant mechanical]] [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Satan, although he comes a bit closer thematically to the Zoroastrian Angara Mainyu- a god of evil equal and opposite to the god of good, as opposed to Satan's "former servant" status. ** One could argue that the WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime version of Unicron [[spoiler:plays the role of [[GodIsEvil God and The Devil]] alike. After being defeated by Primus, Unicron is sealed inside what would later become Earth like The Devil; and he gave life to everything on Earth like God.]] ** For a "former servant gone evil" Transformers also has one, named The Fallen, who comes halfway between this and Judas. He was one of the first 13 transformers God-- er, ''Primus'' created, and went evil. [[IncendiaryExponent And is on fire]].
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* [[{{Transformers}} Unicron]] is, according to recent continuity, [[HumongousMecha giant mechanical]] [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[PlanetEater planet-eating]] Satan, although he comes a bit closer thematically to the Zoroastrian Angara Mainyu- a god of evil equal and opposite to the god of good, as opposed to Satan's "former servant" status. ** One could argue that the WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime version of Unicron [[spoiler:plays the role of [[GodIsEvil God and The Devil]] alike. After being defeated by Primus, Unicron is sealed inside what would later become Earth like The Devil; and he gave life to everything on Earth like God.]] ** For a "former servant gone evil" Transformers also ''{{Transformers}}'' has one, named The Fallen, who comes halfway between this and Judas. He was one of the first 13 transformers God-- er, ''Primus'' created, and went evil. [[IncendiaryExponent And is on fire]].

* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[EldritchAbomination Vaatu]], the series' BiggerBad. Although he is the spirit of chaos and darkness and would kill everyone if he had the chance, and has plotted the end of the world for eons, he ultimately more closely resembles the Zoroastrian evil god, Ahriman, than Satan, being on the same level as his "good" counterpart, the light spirit [[BigGood Raava]].
17th Nov '15 1:10:04 PM VVK
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** Sargeras was once a divine Titan tasked with battling the demon hordes and protecting the universe while the rest of the Titan pantheon created more planets. Exposure to the demons and their home dimension eventually drove Sargeras batshit insane, so he joined the demon hordes as their evil overlord. He led the Burning Crusade to invade many worlds and enslave/assimilate/demonize many species, before he was finally blown up on Azeroth -- not likely in a permanent way. His blood and other leftover bits can give mortals great power, at the cost of sanity (and potentially turning into a demon).
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** Sargeras was once a divine Titan tasked with battling the demon hordes and protecting the universe while the rest of the Titan pantheon created more planets. Exposure to the demons and their home dimension eventually drove Sargeras batshit insane, so he joined the demon hordes as their evil overlord.overlord and became the biggest BigBad and BiggerBad in the setting. He led the Burning Crusade to invade many worlds and enslave/assimilate/demonize many species, before he was finally blown up on Azeroth -- not likely in a permanent way. His blood and other leftover bits can give mortals great power, at the cost of sanity (and potentially turning into a demon).
17th Nov '15 1:05:53 PM VVK
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** Sargeras was once a divine Titan tasked with battling the demon hordes and protecting the universe while the rest of the Titan pantheon created more planets. Exposure to the demons and their home dimension eventually drove Sargeras batshit insane, so he joined the demon hordes as their evil overlord. He led the Burning Crusade to invade many worlds and enslave/assimilate/demonize many species, before he was finally blown up on Azeroth. His blood and other leftover bits can give mortals great power, at the cost of sanity (and potentially turning into a demon).
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** Sargeras was once a divine Titan tasked with battling the demon hordes and protecting the universe while the rest of the Titan pantheon created more planets. Exposure to the demons and their home dimension eventually drove Sargeras batshit insane, so he joined the demon hordes as their evil overlord. He led the Burning Crusade to invade many worlds and enslave/assimilate/demonize many species, before he was finally blown up on Azeroth.Azeroth -- not likely in a permanent way. His blood and other leftover bits can give mortals great power, at the cost of sanity (and potentially turning into a demon).
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