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24th Sep '16 4:56:48 PM ChaoticNovelist
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If the Devil's job sucks enough, he may decide to leave it to someone else altogether; see ToHellWithThisInfernalJob.

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If the Devil's job sucks enough, enough then he may decide to leave it to someone else altogether; see ToHellWithThisInfernalJob.
ToHellWithThisInfernalJob. If the Devil sucks at his job enough then someone else might take it from him; see HellHasNewManagement.



* There's a folk tale about The Devil and the Farmer's Wife, where the farmer lets the devil take his wife, but [[PityTheKidnapper soon wants to give her back.]] Sometimes, the farmer can live with her even though the Devil can't (either he's just more patient or [[BadassNormal the wife deliberately made more of a nuisance of herself in hell]]) and he leaves the family alone; in other versions, the farmer doesn't want her back either and they split up, while the Devil ''still'' leaves the family alone. Either way, the devil is not particularly impressive.

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* There's a folk tale about The Devil and the Farmer's Wife, where the farmer lets the devil take his wife, but [[PityTheKidnapper soon wants to give her back.]] Sometimes, the farmer can live with her even though the Devil can't (either he's just more patient or [[BadassNormal [[DefiantCaptive the wife deliberately made more of a nuisance of herself in hell]]) and he leaves the family alone; in other versions, the farmer doesn't want her back either and they split up, while the Devil ''still'' leaves the family alone. Either way, the devil is not particularly impressive.
20th Sep '16 7:33:11 AM NaraNumas
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* In the True Cheater ending of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', [[spoiler: Catherine's father, the demon Nergal appears when Vincent proposes to his daughter to try to intercede. He's completely harmless, gets [[GroinAttack kicked in the nads by his daughter]] for interrupting, seems more concerned with playing video games, and ultimately gets overthrown by Vincent when he turns into an Incubus and takes over Hell.]]
17th Sep '16 7:46:18 AM Morgenthaler
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If the Devil's job sucks enough, he may decide to leave it to someone else altogether; see ToHellWithThisInfernalJob.
14th Sep '16 11:35:20 AM GoldenKeyblade
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* In later episodes of [[WebVideo/VinesauceTomodachiLife Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams]], Satan ends up moving to Vineland Island. [[AffablyEvil He quickly makes lots of friends]], wears a basketball jersey among other ridiculous outfits, and lives in a brightly-colored apartment. [[LampshadeHanging Vinny freely admits that this is the least threatening version of Satan he's ever seen.]]
12th Aug '16 5:06:17 PM WillBGood
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** Satanus joins Neron as a ''Devil who is a loser'' by losing his throne to Blaze.

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** Satanus joins Neron as a ''Devil who is a loser'' loser by losing his throne to Blaze.



* ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'': The devil takes the form of an emaciated, impoverished down-on-his-luck country gentleman. He also seems pretty resigned to be being blamed for all of mankind's ills. Not suave or sophisticated at all, but still capable of causing the occasional ''HeroicBSOD''. He ''claims'' to take this form to mess with Ivan's sense of self-importance, but we all know that this just to help his ''own'' self-importance.

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* ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'': The devil takes the form of an emaciated, impoverished down-on-his-luck country gentleman. He also seems pretty resigned to be being blamed for all of mankind's ills. Not suave or sophisticated at all, but still capable of causing the occasional ''HeroicBSOD''.HeroicBSOD. He ''claims'' to take this form to mess with Ivan's sense of self-importance, but we all know that this just to help his ''own'' self-importance.



* Although the Devil wins in the short story ''Literature/EnochSoames'', the narrator characterizes him as a humorless, self-important prig, describing him variously as a DastardlyWhiplash type- attempting to seem cool and sinister but really looking like as melodrama villain; as well as a "swell mobsman"- slang for a type of pickpocket/petty criminal that dressed in fashionable clothing to blend in.

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* Although the Devil wins in the short story ''Literature/EnochSoames'', the narrator characterizes him as a humorless, self-important prig, describing him variously as a DastardlyWhiplash type- attempting to seem cool and sinister but really looking like as a melodrama villain; villain as well as a "swell mobsman"- slang for a type of pickpocket/petty criminal that dressed in fashionable clothing to blend in.
8th Mar '16 10:47:24 AM MsChibi
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gives us Peaches, Dark Overlord of Heck...who gets bossed around by Heffer's late [[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]] and [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant isn't]] ''[[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant actually]]'' [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant the ruler of Heck]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gives us Peaches, Dark Overlord of Heck...[[GoshDangItToHeck Heck]]...who gets bossed around by Heffer's late [[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]] and [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant isn't]] ''[[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant actually]]'' [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant the ruler of Heck]].
8th Mar '16 10:46:53 AM MsChibi
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gives us Peaches, Dark Overlord of Heck...who gets bossed around by Heffer's late [[NeverMessWithGranny grandma]] and [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant isn't]] ''[[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant actually]]'' [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant the ruler of Heck]].
28th Feb '16 7:09:18 AM ading
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* One AlternativeCharacterInterpretation in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' is that despite Satan's fancy rhetoric and impressive figure, he's just posturing as an epic hero and making self-defeating arguments and that he's simply too proud to ask for forgiveness and admit his mistakes in front of all his loyal followers. Even in the battle scene he gets clobbered unconscious the moment he takes the field.
** Its sequel, ''ParadiseRegained,'' continues this, in part to fit into the idea of damnation as continually degrading him into weaker and less godly forms, and also because he was up trying to tempt ''[[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]'' and was obviously doomed to failure, unlike with Adam and Eve.

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* One AlternativeCharacterInterpretation in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' is that In ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', despite Satan's fancy rhetoric and impressive figure, he's just posturing as an epic hero and making self-defeating arguments and that he's simply too proud to ask for forgiveness and admit his mistakes in front of all his loyal followers. Even in the battle scene he gets clobbered unconscious the moment he takes the field.
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field. Its sequel, ''ParadiseRegained,'' ''Literature/ParadiseRegained,'' continues this, in part to fit into the idea of damnation as continually degrading him into weaker and less godly forms, and also because he was up trying to tempt ''[[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]]'' and was obviously doomed to failure, unlike with Adam and Eve.
21st Feb '16 11:30:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}'' remake the Devil [[HotAsHell (a beautiful woman)]] grants wishes to a man in exchange for his soul, but each wish [[JackassGenie results in a humiliating failure]]. It turns out that the Devil is actually harmless, since [[spoiler: God owns all people's souls; they can't be sold!]] She's just a practical joker.

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** * In the ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}'' remake the Devil [[HotAsHell (a beautiful woman)]] grants wishes to a man in exchange for his soul, but each wish [[JackassGenie results in a humiliating failure]]. It turns out that the Devil is actually harmless, since [[spoiler: God owns all people's souls; they can't be sold!]] She's just a practical joker.
21st Feb '16 11:19:29 AM Morgenthaler
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*** At one point, he calls the three lesser devils "Insignificant piles of insect saliva." The one of the lesser devils, played by Norm [=McDonald=] asks, "How exactly do you pile saliva?"
*** After choking on a grape following his threat to eat their bloody entrails, another minion played by David Spade tells him that he shouldn't attempt to eat bloody entrails until he ''mastered grapes.'' They keep on mocking him even after he turns them all into monkeys.
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