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17th Jun '18 11:31:13 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is the clear devil figure, as he seeks to become God and tempts humans to evil to further his ends. Like in the Book of Revelation how the world comes to worship Satan in awe, much of the world declares their support for Kira, and even view him as the divine savior of humankind; the light in the dark world the series takes place in. Just like how the Bible claims Lucifer can appear as an "angel of light", Light Yagami is angelical, gentle and beautiful but said beauty is only to mask his vile evil, as he is actually a megalomaniacal, back-stabbing SerialKiller.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': While [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is the clear devil figure, as he seeks to become [[AGodAmI God and tempts humans to evil to further his ends. Like in the Book of Revelation how the world comes to worship Satan in awe, much of the world declares their support for Kira, New World]], this is what he ''really'' is. Spurred by his own {{Pride}} and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish desires]], he sacrifices all notions of goodness in his heart and consigns himself to evil. A VillainWithGoodPublicity, he is seen as an inhumanly perfect, angelic, and even view him as the divine ''divine'' savior of humankind; the mankind; a light in the dark world the series ''Death Note'' takes place in. Just like how This is ''[[LightIsNotGood exactly]]'' what Satan is all about in the Bible claims Lucifer can appear as Bible, specifically in the Book of Revelation: an "angel of light", Light Yagami is angelical, gentle and beautiful but said beauty is only to mask his vile evil, as he is actually a megalomaniacal, back-stabbing SerialKiller.light" which the world will worship in sheer awe of.




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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': If Akihiko Kayaba is the equivalent of {{God}} and Kirito is TheChampion, then this makes Sugou Nobuyuki the Devil. He once worked for Kayaba, but was [[AlwaysSecondBest always his inferior]], however once given the chance Sugou seizes the world and its people, declaring himself [[AGodAmI its new god and ruler]]. However he's no match for the intervention of the ''real'' God, where Kayaba's VirtualGhost steps in to give Kirito the means to beat him. As Kirito puts it, Sugou is a "King of Thieves, sitting alone on [his] stolen throne." His LightIsNotGood theme only makes it all the more apparent.
17th Jun '18 2:25:29 AM Daikun
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** Magellan, the (now former) Chief Warden of Impel Down -- the ultimate HellholePrison -- is the most demonic figure of One Piece. Not only does he [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/C8Bzq7NwUQc/hqdefault.jpg look the part]], but he also possesses one of the most devastating powers in the series, the ability to [[PoisonousPerson produce hazardous amounts of poison]], which almost killed protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and many more prisoners who got in his way. Downplayed, as despite being clearly a demon figure with his evil appearance and horrific powers, Magellan was legitimately disgusted at his subordinate [[AxCrazy Shiliew]] for killing prisoners for fun and had him imprisoned on Level 6, the bottom most level of the prison, which makes Magellan more of a NobleDemon.

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** Magellan, the (now former) Chief Warden of Impel Down -- the ultimate HellholePrison -- is the most demonic figure of One Piece. Not only does he [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/C8Bzq7NwUQc/hqdefault.jpg look the part]], but he also possesses one of the most devastating powers in the series, the ability to [[PoisonousPerson produce hazardous amounts of poison]], which almost killed protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and many more prisoners who got in his way. Downplayed, as despite being clearly a demon figure with his evil appearance and horrific powers, Magellan was legitimately disgusted at his subordinate [[AxCrazy Shiliew]] for killing prisoners for fun and had him imprisoned on Level 6, the bottom most level of the prison, which makes Magellan more of a NobleDemon. He's also [[HeroAntagonist not that bad of a guy.]] He's just doing his job and avoids torturing his prisoners whenever possible unless things get '''''really''''' out of hand.



** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion,'' the aeformentioned movie, [[spoiler:ends with the creation of ''another'' devil to oppose Madoka's god. The worst part? It's her best friend and the movie's protagonist, Homura. Though played with, since she acts more like a [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist demon]]; she takes the part of Madoka that was human, usurps her power, and recreates the world so that Madoka lives a normal and happy life while remaining ignorant of her true nature. It gets REALLY complicated since due to ShrugOfGod, she's AmbiguouslyEvil, and there's plenty of evidence that she sincerely cares about the other girls, leading to the theory that she's pulling a ZeroApprovalGambit being relatively popular.]]

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** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion,'' the aeformentioned aforementioned movie, [[spoiler:ends with the creation of ''another'' devil to oppose Madoka's god. The worst part? It's her best friend and the movie's protagonist, Homura. Though played with, since she acts more like a [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist demon]]; she takes the part of Madoka that was human, usurps her power, and recreates the world so that Madoka lives a normal and happy life while remaining ignorant of her true nature. It gets REALLY complicated since due to ShrugOfGod, she's AmbiguouslyEvil, and there's plenty of evidence that she sincerely cares about the other girls, leading to the theory that she's pulling a ZeroApprovalGambit being relatively popular.]]
8th Jun '18 5:07:20 PM Dragonking56
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Tom Marvolo Riddle aka ''Lord Voldemort'' is unabashedly Satan based on [[WordOfGod JK's own views]] on evil and desire to escape death. Snakes are [[SnakesAreSinister considered vile and evil]] in nearly all religions, and snake-like Voldermort being descended from [[BoomerangBigot Salazar Slytherin's]] bloodline, Voldemort wasn't likely to turn out decent. Though Tom Riddle was adored by those around him when he was young, Riddle scorned normality and desired power and greatness, so he [[EvilMakesYouUgly made himself a abomination]] as a twisted way of escapism and fell into darkness as a result. Voldermort's most demonic trait is his lust for [[ImmortalityImmorality immortality]] which [[EvilCannotComprehendGood blinds]] him to all the other pleasures in life. JK states the reason why Voldemort cannot feel love is because he was conceived via LovePotion, which is of course only a parody of true love, tying into themes of Satan only understanding lust. Voldemort being the devil figure is part of a trifecta, with Dumbledore playing the God-like figure while Harry plays [[MessianicArchetype Jesus]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Tom Marvolo Riddle aka ''Lord Voldemort'' is unabashedly Satan based on [[WordOfGod JK's own views]] on evil and desire to escape death. Snakes are [[SnakesAreSinister considered vile and evil]] in nearly all religions, and snake-like Voldermort being descended from [[BoomerangBigot [[FantasticRacism Salazar Slytherin's]] bloodline, Voldemort Riddle wasn't likely to turn out decent. Though Tom Riddle was adored by those around him when he was young, Riddle he scorned normality and desired power and greatness, so he [[EvilMakesYouUgly made himself a abomination]] as a twisted way of escapism and fell into darkness as a result. Voldermort's most demonic trait is his lust for [[ImmortalityImmorality immortality]] which [[EvilCannotComprehendGood blinds]] him to all the other pleasures in life. JK states the reason why Voldemort cannot feel love is because he was conceived via LovePotion, which is of course only a parody of true love, tying into themes of Satan only understanding lust. Voldemort being is the devil figure is part of a trifecta, with Dumbledore playing the God-like figure while Harry plays [[MessianicArchetype Jesus]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender'', [[EvilOverlord Fire Lord Ozai]] apart his [[BeardofEvil devilish goatee]] he wants to burn the world clean and build it again [[ThePhoenix from the ashes]] as ''The Phoenix King''. Completely amoral Ozai has no issues giving his son a permanent [[FacialHorror facial burn]] [[spoiler: banish his wife]] and twist his daughter into something almost as insane as he is. Ozai is everything [[MessianicArchetype Aang]] the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] stands against.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender'', In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[EvilOverlord Fire Lord Ozai]] apart fits this trope to a T. Aside from his [[BeardofEvil devilish goatee]] goatee]], tall height, and the fact that he is almost always [[PlayingWithFire is surrounded by fire]], there's the fact that he wants to burn the world clean and build it again [[ThePhoenix from the ashes]] as ''The Phoenix King''. Completely amoral Ozai has no issues [[AbusiveParents He]] sees nothing wrong in giving his son a permanent [[FacialHorror facial burn]] burn]], [[spoiler: banish banishing his wife]] wife]], and twist twisting [[DaddysLittleVillain his daughter daughter]] into something someone almost as insane as he is. Ozai is everything [[MessianicArchetype Aang]] the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] stands against.


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** [[BigBad Megatron]] is this throughout ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. He is a FallenHero who started the Great War out of [[ItsAllAboutMe ego and pride]] and is the EvilFormerFriend to [[BigGood Optimus Prime]]. In addition, he uses the blood of Unicron to turn the dead into an army and [[TheUnfettered is completely willing to do anything to achieve domination of Cybertron]], [[TheSociopath no matter how morally objectionable it is]]. [[spoiler:Unlike most examples, however, [[HeelFaceTurn he sees the error of his ways]] and promptly leaves Cybertron without a fight to find his new lease in life.]]
27th May '18 8:34:02 AM Tehrannotaur
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': This is what [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] actually is. Like in the Book of Revelation how the world comes to worship Satan in awe, much of the world declares their support for Kira, and even view him as the divine savior of humankind; the light in the dark world the series takes place in. Just like how the Bible claims Lucifer can appear as an "angel of light", Light Yagami is angelical, gentle and beautiful but said beauty is only to mask his vile evil, as he is actually a megalomaniacal, back-stabbing SerialKiller.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': This is what [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] actually is.is the clear devil figure, as he seeks to become God and tempts humans to evil to further his ends. Like in the Book of Revelation how the world comes to worship Satan in awe, much of the world declares their support for Kira, and even view him as the divine savior of humankind; the light in the dark world the series takes place in. Just like how the Bible claims Lucifer can appear as an "angel of light", Light Yagami is angelical, gentle and beautiful but said beauty is only to mask his vile evil, as he is actually a megalomaniacal, back-stabbing SerialKiller.
10th May '18 8:05:08 AM Hjortron18
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** Surtur the massive fiery demon from ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' whose the ruler Muspelheim basically the FireAndBrimstoneHell for Asgardians, Surtur seeks to bring complete destruction to Asgard in the titular event known as Ragnarok, but was stopped by Odin and his power the eternal flames stripped from him. Weakened Surtur is killed by [[PhysicalGod Thor]] for good measure, [[spoiler: however when Hela proves to be a InvincibleVillain; Thor instructs Loki to resurrect Surtur by placing his crown in the eternal flame which brings Surtur back to full power and effectively destroy Hela along with Asgard]]. Really Surtur despite being malevolent is essential for the cycle of [[Fire Purifies "rebirth"]] of Asgard.
** Also from Ragnarok [[ComicBook/{{Hela}} Hela]]the Goddess of Death. [[spoiler: Thor and Loki's older sister who once fought by her father Odin's side, viciously conquering the Nine Realms until Odin had a change of heart and banished her for thousands of years. Upon his death, Hela is released and she tries to conquer everything. She even makes a deal with Skurge, offering him great power for his assistance]].

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** Surtur the massive fiery demon from ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' whose the ruler Muspelheim basically the FireAndBrimstoneHell for Asgardians, Surtur seeks to bring complete destruction to Asgard in the titular event known as Ragnarok, but was stopped by Odin and his power the eternal flames stripped from him. Weakened Surtur is killed by [[PhysicalGod Thor]] for good measure, [[spoiler: however when Hela proves to be a InvincibleVillain; Thor instructs Loki to resurrect Surtur by placing his crown in the eternal flame which brings Surtur back to full power and effectively destroy Hela along with Asgard]]. Really Surtur despite being malevolent is essential for the cycle of [[Fire Purifies [[FirePurifies "rebirth"]] of Asgard.
** Also from Ragnarok Ragnarok, [[ComicBook/{{Hela}} Hela]]the Hela]] the Goddess of Death. [[spoiler: Thor and Loki's older sister who once fought by her father Odin's side, viciously conquering the Nine Realms until Odin had a change of heart and banished her for thousands of years. Upon his death, Hela is released and she tries to conquer everything. She even makes a deal with Skurge, offering him great power for his assistance]].
10th May '18 5:30:43 AM Maxwell99
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** Janemba from the 12th movie is literally The Devil equivalent of Dragonball Z, or the closest thin considering the different Demon races and Demonic worlds. Janemba is born from '''all''' the evil in world when an [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Oni slacked off during the routine maintenance of hell's evil cleansing device]]. While he first appears as an idiotic bulbous baby-like creature, his [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6088/34dd847da90cc7d9370a851af0791bdb5cb08565_hq.jpg second form]] after Goku gets serious [[spoiler:using goddamn Super Saiyan 3]] is no joke. Goku and Vegeta have to [[TwoBeingsOneBody fuse]] to defeat him and use a attack known as "Stardust Breaker", also known as "Soul Punisher", so the haloed Gogeta was literally destroying the evil soul of Janemba. Even Dabura is afraid of Janemba, and Deimgra from ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' is implied to have the same status as Janemba, as "The Demon God".

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** Janemba from the 12th movie is literally The Devil equivalent of Dragonball Z, or the closest thin thing considering the many different Demon races and Demonic worlds. Janemba is born from '''all''' the evil in world when an [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Oni slacked off during the routine maintenance of hell's evil cleansing device]]. While he first appears as an idiotic bulbous baby-like creature, his [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6088/34dd847da90cc7d9370a851af0791bdb5cb08565_hq.jpg second form]] after Goku gets serious [[spoiler:using goddamn Super Saiyan 3]] is no joke. Goku and Vegeta have to [[TwoBeingsOneBody fuse]] to defeat him and use a attack known as "Stardust Breaker", also known as "Soul Punisher", so the haloed Gogeta was literally destroying the evil soul of Janemba. Even Dabura is afraid of Janemba, and Deimgra from ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' is implied to have the same status as Janemba, as "The Demon God".



* The Darkness from Ridley Scott's ''Film/Legend1985'' is never outright called Satan, but it's [[http://www.milesteves.com/gallery/d/449-3/Darkness2-72.jpg fairly obvious]] what the intent is. The Darkness planned to throw the world into TheNightThatNeverEnds by killing the unicorns, and was only stopped by the efforts of Forest Boy Jack and Princess Lili. It's basically the closest we're going to get to a ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' movie.

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* The Darkness from Ridley Scott's ''Film/Legend1985'' is never outright called Satan, but it's [[http://www.milesteves.com/gallery/d/449-3/Darkness2-72.jpg fairly obvious]] what the intent is. The Darkness planned to throw the world into TheNightThatNeverEnds by killing the unicorns, and was only stopped by the efforts of Forest Boy Jack and Princess Lili. It's basically the closest we're going to get to a ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' movie.



* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' has Ego. Meredith's description of Ego as an "angel, composed out of pure light" is evocative of Lucifer (whose name literally means "light bringer"), he's charismatic, manipulative, and narcissistic, acts as a corrupter to Peter and Yondu by preying on their vulnerabilities, and, despite all appearances, is ultimately an incredibly selfish and evil being willing to destroy innumerable lives for his own gain.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' has Ego. Meredith's description of Ego as an "angel, composed out of pure light" is evocative of Lucifer (whose name literally means "light bringer"), he's charismatic, manipulative, and narcissistic, acts as a corrupter to Peter and Yondu by preying on their vulnerabilities, and, despite all appearances, is ultimately an incredibly selfish and evil being willing to destroy innumerable lives for his own gain.gain.
** Surtur the massive fiery demon from ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' whose the ruler Muspelheim basically the FireAndBrimstoneHell for Asgardians, Surtur seeks to bring complete destruction to Asgard in the titular event known as Ragnarok, but was stopped by Odin and his power the eternal flames stripped from him. Weakened Surtur is killed by [[PhysicalGod Thor]] for good measure, [[spoiler: however when Hela proves to be a InvincibleVillain; Thor instructs Loki to resurrect Surtur by placing his crown in the eternal flame which brings Surtur back to full power and effectively destroy Hela along with Asgard]]. Really Surtur despite being malevolent is essential for the cycle of [[Fire Purifies "rebirth"]] of Asgard.
** Also from Ragnarok [[ComicBook/{{Hela}} Hela]]the Goddess of Death. [[spoiler: Thor and Loki's older sister who once fought by her father Odin's side, viciously conquering the Nine Realms until Odin had a change of heart and banished her for thousands of years. Upon his death, Hela is released and she tries to conquer everything. She even makes a deal with Skurge, offering him great power for his assistance]].
** [[spoiler: Thanos proves to be this in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', he's not so much as a "villain" more like a force of nature and is completely committed to his goal of bringing "balance" to universe which means massacring billions of people or when he has the [[TrickedOutGloves Infinity Gauntlet]] snapping his fingers to remove half the universe's population out of existence]]. Thanos was also considered an outcast to his own people similar to Lucifer being cast from Heaven.
*** [[spoiler: Red Skull may be closer to a Satan archetype than Thanos, not only did he found HYDRA which brought corruption to Earth for decades but he serves as the [[BlackCloak black robed]] Soul Stone keeper making a deal with Thanos giving him the stone in exchange for a [[KilltheOnesYouLove loved one]]'s life]].



* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' gives us [[ComicBook/{{Hela}} Hela]]. She once fought by her father Odin's side, viciously conquering the Nine Realms until Odin had a change of heart and banished her for thousands of years. Upon his death, Hela is released and she tries to conquer everything. She even makes a deal with Skurge, offering him great power for his assistance.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender'', [[EvilOverlord Fire Lord Ozai]] apart his [[BeardofEvil devilish goatee]] he wants to burn the world clean and build it again [[ThePhoenix from the ashes]] as ''The Phoenix King''. Completely amoral Ozai has no issues giving his son a permanent [[FacialHorror facial burn]] [[spoiler: banish his wife]] and twist his daughter into something almost as insane as he is. Ozai is everything [[MessianicArchetype Aang]] the [[PhysicalGod Avatar]] stands against.
** Vaatu the manifestation of Chaos from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendofKorra'' does hit closer to the Satan mark than Ozai, Vaatu is in constant battle with Raava; if he wins he cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and it was due to letting Wan the first Avatar live that he lost in the first place.
8th May '18 6:15:34 AM Carliro
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* Rose Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is basically a SatanIsGood variation: she's a being of light that rebelled against an unjust "Heaven" to champion freedom, self-expression, fusion and nature, making her similar to the Luciferian interpretation of Satan as a positive figure associated with liberty, individualism, homosexuality and paganism. [[spoiler:She's revealed to be a Diamond, making her a true FallenAngel as well as a liar]].
28th Apr '18 3:58:09 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Janemba from the 12th movie is literally The Devil equivalent of Dragonball Z, or the closest thin considering the different Demon races and Demonic worlds. Janemba is born from '''all''' the evil in world, and while he first appears as an idiotic bulbous baby-like creature, his [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6088/34dd847da90cc7d9370a851af0791bdb5cb08565_hq.jpg second form]] after Goku gets serious [[spoiler:using goddamn Super Saiyan 3]] is no joke. Goku and Vegeta have to [[TwoBeingsOneBody fuse]] to defeat him and use a attack known as "Stardust Breaker", also known as "Soul Punisher", so the haloed Gogeta was literally destroying the evil soul of Janemba. Even Dabura is afraid of Janemba, and Deimgra from ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' is implied to have the same status as Janemba, as "The Demon God". Mira and Towa are also close as [[UnholyMatrimony Hell's couple]].

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** Janemba from the 12th movie is literally The Devil equivalent of Dragonball Z, or the closest thin considering the different Demon races and Demonic worlds. Janemba is born from '''all''' the evil in world, and while world when an [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Oni slacked off during the routine maintenance of hell's evil cleansing device]]. While he first appears as an idiotic bulbous baby-like creature, his [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6088/34dd847da90cc7d9370a851af0791bdb5cb08565_hq.jpg second form]] after Goku gets serious [[spoiler:using goddamn Super Saiyan 3]] is no joke. Goku and Vegeta have to [[TwoBeingsOneBody fuse]] to defeat him and use a attack known as "Stardust Breaker", also known as "Soul Punisher", so the haloed Gogeta was literally destroying the evil soul of Janemba. Even Dabura is afraid of Janemba, and Deimgra from ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' is implied to have the same status as Janemba, as "The Demon God".
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Mira and Towa are also close as [[UnholyMatrimony Hell's couple]].couple]]. In ''Videogame/DragonBallOnline'' Towa is a [[ClarkesThirdLaw scientist so brilliant she's mistaken her for a witch]], [[GetOut who was cast into the mortal realm]] for a nebulous betrayal against the demon world. "Xenoverse" adds that she is [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the setting's most beautiful woman]] and reveals her goal is to be break a seal between the demon world and the rest of universe seven, similar to Satan opening up the BottomlessPit. "Xenoverse" also gives her the ability to increase the power of villains doomed by history, similar to how Satan healed vanquished beast. Towa's "son", Mira, is the face of her gang, "The Time Breakers". In "Online" Mira has an unhealthy obsession with all things Goku but in "Xenoverse" he is instead pitted opposite of your player character, who was born when Trunks wished to Shenron for [[HopeBringer a warrior that could protect time itself]]. "Xenoverse" also states Towa is the sister of Dabura, for whatever that's worth.
25th Apr '18 1:15:59 AM Arachnos
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* The Sea Witch in ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' is one of the DealWithTheDevil variety, but unlike Ursula in the Disney adaptation, she has no ulterior motives and honestly warns the protagonist of the consequences of the deal.
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