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20th Feb '17 3:29:46 AM jormis29
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* Although for [[ComicBook/ChickTracts obvious reasons]] post-Gygax TSR and later Wizards of the Coast were extremely wary of allowing anything that could be even remotely used to put the charges of Satan-worship at their doorstep, there have been a few uses of Satan-like characters in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':

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* Although for [[ComicBook/ChickTracts obvious reasons]] post-Gygax TSR Creator/{{TSR}} and later Wizards of the Coast Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast were extremely wary of allowing anything that could be even remotely used to put the charges of Satan-worship at their doorstep, there have been a few uses of Satan-like characters in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':



** Satan himself was statted up in a fan-penned article in an early issue of ''The Dragon'', ''long'' before the "D&D=Satanism" panic took off. As a injoke, Satan had exactly 333 hit points.

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** Satan himself was statted up in a fan-penned article in an early issue of ''The Dragon'', ''Magazine/DragonMagazine #28'', ''long'' before the "D&D=Satanism" panic took off. As a injoke, Satan had exactly 333 hit points.
9th Feb '17 5:31:39 AM Njein
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* ''MortalKombat'' has the Elder God Shinnok, who attempted to overthrow the other Elder Gods but was defeated and banished to the Netherrealm(which happens to be a fiery wasteland where evil beings hang around, blatantly Hell). At some point he overthrew the Netherrealm's ruler Lucifer with the aid of Quan-Chi, placing himself as the Netherrealm's ruler.

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* ''MortalKombat'' has the [[FallenHero fallen Elder God Shinnok, Shinnok]], who attempted to overthrow the other his fellow Elder Gods and conquer Earthrealm but was defeated and banished to the Netherrealm(which Netherrealm (which happens to be a fiery wasteland where evil beings hang around, blatantly Hell). At some point he overthrew the Netherrealm's ruler Lucifer with the aid of Quan-Chi, Quan Chi, placing himself as the Netherrealm's ruler.
31st Jan '17 7:30:06 PM IenHenzX
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* [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. A more subtle example, and despite also being rather Lovecraftian, Bill fits this trope quite well. For starters there is the Cipher part of his name, while obviously connected to the algorithm of encryption, but also to Louis Cypher. He also uses a lot of common tropes associated with Satan and devils, including Deal with the Devil, Demonic Possession, Voice of the Legion, and is outright called a "demon". His association with light connects him directly to Lucifer, and the "Eye of Providence" symbol that he is based on is connected to God and His angels, who often are described manifesting as strange, geometric shapes (including a whole choir called Wheels). On top of all that, the actual Stanford Pines mentions in his backstory that a friend of his referred to a "beast with one eye" when he accidentally peeked into an Alternate Universe.

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* [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. A more subtle example, and despite also being rather Lovecraftian, Bill fits this trope quite well. For starters there is the Cipher part of his name, while obviously connected to the algorithm of encryption, but also to Louis Cypher. LouisCypher. He also uses a lot of common tropes associated with Satan and devils, including Deal with the Devil, Demonic Possession, Voice of the Legion, DealWithTheDevil, DemonicPossession, VoiceOfTheLegion, and is outright called a "demon". [[OurDemonsAreDifferent "demon"]]. His association with light [[LightIsNotGood light]] connects him directly to Lucifer, and the "Eye of Providence" symbol that he is based on is connected to God and His angels, who often are described manifesting as strange, geometric shapes (including a whole choir called Wheels). On top of all that, the actual Stanford Pines mentions in his backstory that a friend of his referred to a "beast with one eye" when he accidentally peeked into an Alternate Universe.
31st Jan '17 1:33:16 PM lordGacek
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* [[TheCorrupter A tempter, who guides decent people towards indecent things]]. Often an EvilMentor or [[ToxicFriendInfluence a toxic friend]], sometimes more supernatural and less corporeal.
31st Jan '17 12:33:21 PM Shadoboy
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* Mephiles the Dark from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is essentially the Devil, especially when he fuses with Iblis and becomes Solaris. In fact, both Mephiles ([[CaptainObvious whose name is a play on]] [[LouisCypher Mephistopheles]]) and Iblis (NamesTheSame [[LouisCypher as the Muslim devil]]) represent two sides of the devil: the supreme manipulator and the destroyer. When they first fuse back into Solaris, the initial result is a creature form with [[NumberOfTheBeast 6 stones on his back (shaped like a star), 6 claws, and 6 horn segments on his head]]. Solaris' second form is [[LightIsNotGood a luminous angle-like being]].

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* Mephiles the Dark from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is essentially the Devil, especially when he fuses with Iblis and becomes Solaris. In fact, both Mephiles ([[CaptainObvious whose name is a play on]] [[LouisCypher Mephistopheles]]) and Iblis (NamesTheSame [[LouisCypher as the Muslim devil]]) represent two sides of the devil: the supreme manipulator and the destroyer. When they first fuse back into Solaris, the initial result is a creature form with [[NumberOfTheBeast 6 stones on his back (shaped like a star), 6 claws, and 6 horn segments on his head]]. Solaris' second form is [[LightIsNotGood a luminous angle-like angel-like being]].
26th Jan '17 7:06:11 AM IsadorLevi
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the King of Devils is referred to as Himself. Unlike all other devils, he possesses a coherent identity despite lacking a name or mask, which is implied to either be the result or cause of him possessing immense, reality-defying power. The ruling council of devils that serve under him are also responsible for [[SealedEvilInACan keeping him eternally imprisoned within a chained iron coffin]].
22nd Jan '17 9:09:33 AM rafi
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* In the MarvelComics, the Hell Lords is a group of demons composed of Asmodeus, Hela, Mephisto, Pluto, Satannish The Supreme, and Satana. Former members of the group included Beelzeboul, Dormammu, Hellstrom, Lucifer/Satan, Marduk Kurios, Olivier, Thog the Nether-Spawn, and Umar the Unrelenting. Yes. Satan himself used to be a member of a group of demons who represent all the aspects of Satan. Somehow. Many have admitted to either inspiring, playing off the name, or claiming to be the REAL Satan. Thanks to [[ContinuitySnarl inconsistent continuity]] and their own history as liars nothing they say can be believed. This was further complicated with the introduction of the real Lucifer- Who is very specifically the ''Satan of the Christian religion'' in the Marvel universe. A tie-in to the Fear Itself crossover introduced Satan's empty throne, but was unclear if there was a real Satan and if so who it was (though when we saw God's throne in ''Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire'', it was also empty). Only to have several hell-lords claim to be Satan, but none sit in it for fear of being torn apart by the other hell-lords.

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* In the MarvelComics, the Hell Lords is a group of demons composed of Asmodeus, Hela, Mephisto, ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}, Pluto, Satannish The Supreme, and Satana. Former members of the group included Beelzeboul, Dormammu, Hellstrom, Lucifer/Satan, Marduk Kurios, Olivier, Thog the Nether-Spawn, and Umar the Unrelenting. Yes. Satan himself used to be a member of a group of demons who represent all the aspects of Satan. Somehow. Many have admitted to either inspiring, playing off the name, or claiming to be the REAL Satan. Thanks to [[ContinuitySnarl inconsistent continuity]] and their own history as liars nothing they say can be believed. This was further complicated with the introduction of the real Lucifer- Who is very specifically the ''Satan of the Christian religion'' in the Marvel universe. A tie-in to the Fear Itself crossover introduced Satan's empty throne, but was unclear if there was a real Satan and if so who it was (though when we saw God's throne in ''Ghost Rider: Heaven's on Fire'', it was also empty). Only to have several hell-lords claim to be Satan, but none sit in it for fear of being torn apart by the other hell-lords.
22nd Jan '17 8:43:53 AM Onlythrice
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* [[spoiler: Gaunter O'Dimm]] in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3''. He's an exceptionally powerful demon who's described as evil incarnate and has made [[DealWiththeDevil bargains]] with humans AtTheCrossroads for millennia, which almost always end with them being DraggedOffToHell. Said deals often overlap with JackassGenie, such as granting a historian protection from him in exchange for making him stay in a small [[GeometricMagic protective circle]] in his basement, plaguing him with nightmares and killing him should he ever leave it. He's one of the few monsters that is too powerful to be killed, and the most Geralt can do is temporarily banish him by solving his riddle.
15th Jan '17 2:09:18 PM memememememe
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See also HijackedByJesus, GodOfEvil, TheAntiGod, and LouisCypher (a trope which frequently overlaps with this one). Contrast with CrystalDragonJesus, MessianicArchetype and BigRedDevil (who looks Satanic but doesn't act the part). Tends to share traits with the KingKoopaCopy.

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See also TricksterArchetype, HijackedByJesus, GodOfEvil, TheAntiGod, and LouisCypher (a trope which frequently overlaps with this one). Contrast with CrystalDragonJesus, MessianicArchetype and BigRedDevil (who looks Satanic but doesn't act the part). Tends to share traits with the KingKoopaCopy.
25th Dec '16 1:22:10 AM superboy313
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See also HijackedByJesus, TheAntiGod, GodOfEvil, LouisCypher (a trope which frequently overlaps with this one). Contrast with CrystalDragonJesus, MessianicArchetype and BigRedDevil (who looks Satanic but doesn't act the part). Tends to share traits with the KingKoopaCopy.

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See also HijackedByJesus, GodOfEvil, TheAntiGod, GodOfEvil, and LouisCypher (a trope which frequently overlaps with this one). Contrast with CrystalDragonJesus, MessianicArchetype and BigRedDevil (who looks Satanic but doesn't act the part). Tends to share traits with the KingKoopaCopy.
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