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[[folder:Delilah]]
-->"[[SchmuckBait Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee]]."
---> -- '''Delilah''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 16:6]]''

The notorious seductress who betrayed Samson in the Literature/BookOfJudges. While Samson's name suggests a violent killer, Delilah's tends to suggest a sinister temptress. Despite (or perhaps because of) this, most uses of this name in modern day works are subversions.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for a listing of tropes related to Delilah herself.

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[[folder:Delilah]]
-->"[[SchmuckBait Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee]]."
[[folder:David]]
-->"[[BadassBoast Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God]]?"
---> -- '''Delilah''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 16:6]]''

The notorious seductress who betrayed Samson in the Literature/BookOfJudges. While Samson's
'''David''', ''[[Literature/BooksOfSamuel 1 Samuel 17:26]]''

David's
name suggests a violent killer, Delilah's tends is derived from the Hebrew word for "beloved", which is no accident as he is '''the''' hero of the Old Testament, and arguably second only to suggest Christ himself among Biblical heroes. With a sinister temptress. Despite (or perhaps because of) this, pedigree like that it should come a no surprise that David is consistently one of the most uses popular names of this all time, and up there with Adam for most frequently used Biblical name both in modern day works real life and in fiction. And just as there are subversions.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah''
Adams of all stripes in fiction, so too are there a multitude of Davids both heroic and villainous.

David is one half of the TropeNamer
for a listing of tropes related to Delilah herself.DavidVersusGoliath.



* SpiderMan villain the Rose (Jacob Conover) employed a cybernetic female enforcer named Delilah, both as a bodyguard and an assassin. (Unlike her namesake, she seemed to have UndyingLoyalty towards him.)

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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and became addicted to the killing sensation.

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* SpiderMan The name of ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' villain Black Manta was revealed to be "David" right around the Rose (Jacob Conover) employed time the character took a cybernetic female enforcer named Delilah, both as a bodyguard steep turn from HarmlessVillain to child-murdering KnightOfCerebus.
* David Cain from the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics bags ''two'' Biblical names for the price of one,
and an assassin. (Unlike her namesake, she seemed as one of the world's deadliest assassins he is most certainly someone to have UndyingLoyalty towards him.)

[[AC:FanWorks]]
run away from.
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also Played straight with David Cannon of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', who is better known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, evil StalkerWithACrush villain Whirlwind.
* Originally played straight
with one version David Haller of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] ''ComicBook/XMen'', who won the SuperpowerLottery only to go crazy and became addicted to become the killing sensation.
supervillain Legion because WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Later subverted when the character was reformed.



* Delilah Johnson, a deconstruction of the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] {{Mammy}} archetype in ''Film/ImitationOfLife1934''.
* Lilah, ActionGirl and love interest of ComicBook/JonahHex in the 2010 film ''Film/JonahHex''.

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* Delilah Johnson, David 8, a deconstruction of character in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' who becomes the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] {{Mammy}} archetype in ''Film/ImitationOfLife1934''.
* Lilah, ActionGirl and love interest of ComicBook/JonahHex
BigBad in the 2010 sequel film ''Film/JonahHex''.
''Film/AlienCovenant''.
* Subverted with Dr. David Bowman of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (unless you happen to be a murderous AI, in which case you probably should steer clear of him).



* Delilah the BadassIsraeli and love interest of HitmanWithAHeart John Rain from Barry Eisler's ''Literature/JohnRain''.
* Delilah D'Artigo, a [[CatGirl werecat]] from Literature/TheOtherworldSeries.

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* Delilah Played straight with David, the BadassIsraeli and love interest SixthRanger (and later SixthRangerTraitor) of HitmanWithAHeart John Rain from Barry Eisler's ''Literature/JohnRain''.
''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
* Delilah D'Artigo, As with the films above, David Bowman of the ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'' is a [[CatGirl werecat]] from Literature/TheOtherworldSeries.
subversion of this trope.
* Subverted with David Levin, one of the four main characters of ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' (which no doubt came as a surprise to ''Animorphs'' readers).



* Lilah Morgan is the name of an evil lawyer on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; Delilah, who first appeared in Season 10 as Tim [=McGee's=] new girlfriend, has since then proven to be a likable character and steadfastly faithful to Tim.

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* Lilah Morgan is the name of an evil lawyer on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; Delilah, with David Fisher of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', who first appeared in Season 10 is TheDutifulSon and an all-around good guy.
* David Haller of ''Series/Legion2017'' plays with this,
as Tim [=McGee's=] new girlfriend, has since then proven on the one hand he does not go bad (unlike his comic counterpart) but on the other hand he is ''still'' a SuperpowerLottery winner who is TheMentallyDisturbed.
* Subverted with David Nolan of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', who is the reincarnation of the storybook hero Prince Charming.
* David Rossi of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is one of the core members of the BAU, and therefore definitely worth running away from if you have any criminal behavior on your mind.
* Played straight with Colonel David Telford of ''Series/StargateUniverse'', who is TheNeidermeyer (and later revealed
to be TheMole).
* Subverted with David Trueheart, LongLostRelative of Tommy Oliver in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and almost certainly named as
a likable nod to Tommy's actor, Jason ''David'' Frank).
* The
character of Luke Campbell in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] going to be named David, which would have played this straight as the character is a LoonyFan and steadfastly faithful to Tim.
budding SerialKiller.



* ''Delilah'' is the name of [[HornAttack a particular genus of longhorn beetle]].

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* ''Delilah'' is Creator/DavidAnders, an American actor best known for the name role of [[HornAttack Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Creator/DavidAttenborough,
a particular genus British broadcaster and naturalist known and ''beloved'' the world over for his nature documentaries.
* Creator/DavidBoreanaz, an American actor best known for the role
of longhorn beetle]].
Angel in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and the titular ''Series/{{Angel}}.
* Creator/DavidBradley, a British actor best known for the roles of Argus Filch in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films and Walder Frey in Creator/{{HBO}}'s ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* Music/DavidBowie (born David Robert Jones), legendary rock-and-roll figure, sadly no longer with us as of 2016.
* Creator/DavidCronenberg, a Canadian film director known for BodyHorror films such as ''Film/TheFly1986'' and ''Film/TheBrood''.
* Creator/DavidFincher, an American film director known for hit films ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', and ''Film/Alien3'' (the latter of which was admittedly not quite a hit).
* Creator/DavidHasselhoff, an American actor and musician best known for the role of Michael Knight in ''Series/KnightRider''. TropeNamer for GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff.
* Creator/DavidLetterman, an American talk show host best known for ''Series/TheLateShowWithDavidLetterman''.
* Creator/DavidLynch, an American film director known for his many MindScrew films (and for being the anthropomorphic personification of MindScrew in real life).
* Creator/DavidMitchell, a British actor, comedian and writer best known for being one half of the "Mitchell and Webb" comedy duo.
* Creator/DavidMorrissey, a British actor, director and musician best known for his many roles as soldiers and policemen characters.
* Creator/DavidTennant (born David John [=McDonald=]), a British actor best known for the role of the Tenth Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Creator/DavidWarner, a British actor and voice actor best known for his stage work and role of one of the (alternate) Doctors in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Glen Creator/DavidBrin, an American science fiction writer best known for the Literature/{{Uplift}} books and for writing the story of ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin: Defender of the Future''.
* Creator/JasonDavidFrank, an American actor and martial artist best known for the role of Tommy Oliver in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* Creator/PeterDavid, an American comic book writer best known for his work with ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' and ''ComicBook/XFactor''.

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* David Xanatos, resident MagnificentBastard of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and the proud mastermind behind XanatosPlannedThisIndex.



* Delilah Copperspoon, a witch and DLC BigBad from the ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' games.
* June A. Delilah, a deuteragonist in ''Videogame/{{Firewatch}}'' and TheVoice who is communicated with but never seen.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Thailog makes a fused clone of Demona and Elisa Maza, naming her Delilah.
* Delilah Devonshire is one of the two teenage spies and title characters in the Canadian AnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/DelilahAndJulius''.

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* Delilah Copperspoon, a witch and DLC BigBad "David" is the real name of [[spoiler:Solid Snake]] from the ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' games.
* June A. Delilah, a deuteragonist in ''Videogame/{{Firewatch}}'' and TheVoice David of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', who is communicated generally heroic but might be worth running from anyway since you should BewareTheNiceOnes.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolname Hulk Davidson]] of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe: Red Hot Rumble'' is an anthropomorphic dinosaur
with but never seen.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Thailog makes a fused clone of Demona and Elisa Maza, naming her Delilah.
* Delilah Devonshire is one of the two teenage spies and title characters in the Canadian AnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/DelilahAndJulius''.
AnAxeToGrind.



[[folder:Eden]]
-->"Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 2:8]]'''

The garden paradise that Adam and Even are born into (and forsake when they eat from he tree of knowledge), this name is like Adam's in that it is frequently used for villains to represent the loss of Paradise, though it can also be used to evoke a certain primordial sense of mystery. (And not coincidentally, Eden is also a rather popular RealLife name).

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[[folder:Eden]]
-->"Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;
[[folder:Delilah]]
-->"[[SchmuckBait Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth,
and there he put the man he had formed.wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee]]."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 2:8]]'''

-- '''Delilah''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 16:6]]''

The garden paradise that Adam and Even are born into (and forsake when they eat from he tree notorious seductress who betrayed Samson in the Literature/BookOfJudges. While Samson's name suggests a violent killer, Delilah's tends to suggest a sinister temptress. Despite (or perhaps because of) this, most uses of knowledge), this name is like Adam's in that it is frequently used modern day works are subversions.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah''
for villains a listing of tropes related to represent the loss of Paradise, though it can also be used to evoke a certain primordial sense of mystery. (And not coincidentally, Eden is also a rather popular RealLife name).Delilah herself.



[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld'' a cyberpunk manga set AfterTheEnd and written by Hiroki Endo.
* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', a 2009 anime featuring a mysterious man suffering from EasyAmnesia and plenty of apocalyptic incidents.

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[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld'' SpiderMan villain the Rose (Jacob Conover) employed a cyberpunk manga set AfterTheEnd cybernetic female enforcer named Delilah, both as a bodyguard and written by Hiroki Endo.
an assassin. (Unlike her namesake, she seemed to have UndyingLoyalty towards him.)

[[AC:FanWorks]]
* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a 2009 anime featuring a mysterious man suffering female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from EasyAmnesia her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and plenty of apocalyptic incidents.
became addicted to the killing sensation.



* One of the two villains from ''Film/TheProposition'' is named Eden Fletcher. His first name kind of gets him on here. Since he's an evil decadent type, and, better yet, a {{Smug|Snake}} ''[[SmugSnake Snake]]'' his name makes perfect symbolic sense.
* Eden Log, the promised paradise in ''Film/EdenLog'' that lends the film its title, [[spoiler:which turns out to be an evil company harvesting people.]]

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* One Delilah Johnson, a deconstruction of the two villains [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] {{Mammy}} archetype in ''Film/ImitationOfLife1934''.
* Lilah, ActionGirl and love interest of ComicBook/JonahHex in the 2010 film ''Film/JonahHex''.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Delilah the BadassIsraeli and love interest of HitmanWithAHeart John Rain
from ''Film/TheProposition'' is named Eden Fletcher. His first name kind of gets him on here. Since he's an evil decadent type, and, better yet, Barry Eisler's ''Literature/JohnRain''.
* Delilah D'Artigo,
a {{Smug|Snake}} ''[[SmugSnake Snake]]'' his name makes perfect symbolic sense.
* Eden Log, the promised paradise in ''Film/EdenLog'' that lends the film its title, [[spoiler:which turns out to be an evil company harvesting people.]]
[[CatGirl werecat]] from Literature/TheOtherworldSeries.



* AntiHero Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice the power of persuasion]].

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* AntiHero Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice Lilah Morgan is the power name of persuasion]].
an evil lawyer on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; Delilah, who first appeared in Season 10 as Tim [=McGee's=] new girlfriend, has since then proven to be a likable character and steadfastly faithful to Tim.



* UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden, a British politician who served as Foreign Secretary during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Creator/EdenRiegel, an American actress best known for the role of Bianca Montgomery in ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou The]] [[CarFu Edens]] [[DrivesLikeCrazy Expressway]] in Chicago, Illinois.

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* UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden, a British politician who served as Foreign Secretary during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Creator/EdenRiegel, an American actress best known for
''Delilah'' is the role name of Bianca Montgomery in ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou The]] [[CarFu Edens]] [[DrivesLikeCrazy Expressway]] in Chicago, Illinois.
[[HornAttack a particular genus of longhorn beetle]].



* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', a 1992 RPG with GoalOrientedEvolution gameplay.
* Eden, the ultimate summon from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* John Henry Eden, President of the Enclave ([[spoiler:and secretly an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI intelligence]] amalgamation of previous American presidents]]) in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectEden'', a 2001 action-adventure game developed by Creator/CoreDesign and published by Creator/EidosInteractive.
* The [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning supercomputer]] in ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden''.

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* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', Delilah Copperspoon, a 1992 RPG witch and DLC BigBad from the ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' games.
* June A. Delilah, a deuteragonist in ''Videogame/{{Firewatch}}'' and TheVoice who is communicated
with GoalOrientedEvolution gameplay.
* Eden, the ultimate summon from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* John Henry Eden, President of the Enclave ([[spoiler:and secretly an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI intelligence]] amalgamation of previous American presidents]]) in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectEden'', a 2001 action-adventure game developed by Creator/CoreDesign and published by Creator/EidosInteractive.
* The [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning supercomputer]] in ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden''.
but never seen.



* The Genie would find himself a girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a female Genie who bore this name.

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* The Genie would find himself In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Thailog makes a girlfriend fused clone of Demona and Elisa Maza, naming her Delilah.
* Delilah Devonshire is one of the two teenage spies and title characters
in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a female Genie who bore this name.the Canadian AnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/DelilahAndJulius''.



[[folder:Exodus]]
-->"Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus 3:10]]''

The [[Literature/BookOfExodus second book of the Old Testament]], this name is actually derived from the [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] term for "exit". Originally referring specifically to the ''exit'' of the Israelite slaves in Egypt that the book of Exodus focuses on, the word has since become a catch-all term for any mass departure, especially of a group or race of people. Expect any event named this to specifically evoke the mass departure meaning, and any character named this to either be affiliated with such a departure, or simply be named as such for the RuleOfCool.

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[[folder:Exodus]]
-->"Come now therefore,
[[folder:Eden]]
-->"Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;
and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people, there he put the children of Israel, out of Egypt.man he had formed."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus 3:10]]''

--'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 2:8]]'''

The [[Literature/BookOfExodus second book garden paradise that Adam and Even are born into (and forsake when they eat from he tree of the Old Testament]], knowledge), this name is actually derived from the [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] term for "exit". Originally referring specifically to the ''exit'' of the Israelite slaves like Adam's in Egypt that it is frequently used for villains to represent the book loss of Exodus focuses on, the word has since become a catch-all term for any mass departure, especially of a group or race of people. Expect any event named this Paradise, though it can also be used to specifically evoke the mass departure meaning, and any character named this to either be affiliated with such a departure, or simply be named as such for the RuleOfCool.certain primordial sense of mystery. (And not coincidentally, Eden is also a rather popular RealLife name).



[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* In ''ComicBook/XMen'' one of the earliest mutants was a [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Bennet du Paris]], who would be dubbed Exodus due to his intended role as "the bridge between the ancient past and the inevitable future".
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xodus]] the Forgotten One, an OmnicidalManiac [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/XMen92''[='s=] second series.

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[[AC:ComicBooks]]
[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* In ''ComicBook/XMen'' one of the earliest mutants was ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld'' a [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Bennet du Paris]], who would be dubbed Exodus due to his intended role as "the bridge between the ancient past cyberpunk manga set AfterTheEnd and the inevitable future".
written by Hiroki Endo.
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xodus]] the Forgotten One, an OmnicidalManiac [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', a 2009 anime featuring a mysterious man suffering from EasyAmnesia and the BigBad plenty of ''ComicBook/XMen92''[='s=] second series.
apocalyptic incidents.



* Creator/OttoPreminger's 1960 film ''Film/{{Exodus}}'', based on a 1958 novel and chronicling the founding of modern Israel.
* 2014's ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'', a controversial retelling of the Old Testament story.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* 2007's ''Exodus'', a science-fiction novel and the sequel to the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Starfire}} Stars at War]]'' novel series.
* ''Literature/ExodusUK'', a 1975 novel by Creator/RichardRohmer and the first of his two Joseph Roussel books (the second being 1977's ''Literature/SeparationTwo'').
* 2010's ''Literature/TransformersExodus'', a prequel novel for the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' series.

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* Creator/OttoPreminger's 1960 film ''Film/{{Exodus}}'', based on a 1958 novel and chronicling the founding of modern Israel.
* 2014's ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'', a controversial retelling
One of the Old Testament story.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* 2007's ''Exodus'', a science-fiction novel and the sequel to the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Starfire}} Stars at War]]'' novel series.
* ''Literature/ExodusUK'', a 1975 novel by Creator/RichardRohmer and the
two villains from ''Film/TheProposition'' is named Eden Fletcher. His first name kind of gets him on here. Since he's an evil decadent type, and, better yet, a {{Smug|Snake}} ''[[SmugSnake Snake]]'' his two Joseph Roussel books (the second being 1977's ''Literature/SeparationTwo'').
name makes perfect symbolic sense.
* 2010's ''Literature/TransformersExodus'', a prequel novel for Eden Log, the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' series.
promised paradise in ''Film/EdenLog'' that lends the film its title, [[spoiler:which turns out to be an evil company harvesting people.]]



* "Exodus" is the name for a two-part episode in the third season of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', and is so named because of the evacuation of the New Caprica space colony.
* The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original subtitle]] for the third Volume of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was "Exodus", before the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot 2008 writer's strike]] and subsequent rewrite to the "Villains" volume that was the final product.
* "The Exodus" is the title for a 2-part epiode from the third season of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.
* The season 2 finale episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' was titled Exodus, in reference to a mandate Clark receives from Jor-El telling him he must leave his titular hometown.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* ''Music/ExodusAlbum'', a 1977 release by Music/BobMarley and the Wailers that is to date his most famous and celebrated album.
* ''Music/ExodusBand'', a defunct American ThrashMetal band originally formed in 1980.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The 22nd ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' expansion set is named Exodus, in reference to the heroes of the Weatherlight escaping the plane of [[Literature/RathAndStorm Rath]] in this set.
* Exodia the Forbidden One, a legendary monster from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' well known for being an InstantWinCondition in the card game when summoned.

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* "Exodus" is the name for a two-part episode in the third season of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', and is so named because of the evacuation of the New Caprica space colony.
* The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original subtitle]] for the third Volume of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was "Exodus", before the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot 2008 writer's strike]] and subsequent rewrite to the "Villains" volume that was the final product.
* "The Exodus" is the title for a 2-part epiode
AntiHero Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice the third season power of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.
persuasion]].

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The season 2 finale episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' was titled Exodus, in reference to UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden, a mandate Clark receives from Jor-El telling him he must leave his titular hometown.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
British politician who served as Foreign Secretary during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ''Music/ExodusAlbum'', a 1977 release by Music/BobMarley and the Wailers that is to date his most famous and celebrated album.
* ''Music/ExodusBand'', a defunct
Creator/EdenRiegel, an American ThrashMetal band originally formed in 1980.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The 22nd ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' expansion set is named Exodus, in reference to the heroes of the Weatherlight escaping the plane of [[Literature/RathAndStorm Rath]] in this set.
* Exodia the Forbidden One, a legendary monster from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' well
actress best known for being an InstantWinCondition in the card game when summoned.
role of Bianca Montgomery in ''Series/AllMyChildren''.
* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou The]] [[CarFu Edens]] [[DrivesLikeCrazy Expressway]] in Chicago, Illinois.



* 2004's ''Ground Control II: Operation Exodus'', the sequel to the groundbreaking ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' RTS game.
* Set for a 2018 release date is ''Metro: Exodus'', the third game in the ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' series.
* The second ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' game is titled ''Abe's Exoddus''.
* 1983's ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' bears the subtitle of Exodus, in reference to the game's BigBad.

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* 2004's ''Ground Control II: Operation Exodus'', ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', a 1992 RPG with GoalOrientedEvolution gameplay.
* Eden,
the sequel to ultimate summon from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* John Henry Eden, President of
the groundbreaking ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' RTS game.
Enclave ([[spoiler:and secretly an [[AIIsACrapshoot AI intelligence]] amalgamation of previous American presidents]]) in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
* Set for ''VideoGame/ProjectEden'', a 2018 release date is ''Metro: Exodus'', the third 2001 action-adventure game in the ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' series.
developed by Creator/CoreDesign and published by Creator/EidosInteractive.
* The second ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' game is titled ''Abe's Exoddus''.
* 1983's ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' bears the subtitle of Exodus,
[[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning supercomputer]] in reference to the game's BigBad.''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden''.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* The Genie would find himself a girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a female Genie who bore this name.



[[folder:Genesis]]
-->"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 1:1]]'''

Everyone knows this one. The first book of the Bible, the beginning of creation itself, the origin of life, the universe, and everything else. As Biblical names go few are more well-known or used than Genesis, and most uses in both fiction and RealLife are benign. But creation [[CloningBlues isn't]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist necessarily]] [[PlayingGod an act]] [[CreatingLifeIsBad of good]], and occasionally there'll be villains or [[DoomsdayDevice doomsday]] [[ArtifactOfDoom objects]] given this name outright for the {{Irony}}. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Genesys'' or ''Genisys'', also qualify.

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[[folder:Genesis]]
-->"In
[[folder:Exodus]]
-->"Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people,
the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.children of Israel, out of Egypt."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 1:1]]'''

Everyone knows this one.
-- '''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus 3:10]]''

The first [[Literature/BookOfExodus second book of the Bible, the beginning of creation itself, the origin of life, the universe, and everything else. As Biblical names go few are more well-known or used than Genesis, and most uses in both fiction and RealLife are benign. But creation [[CloningBlues isn't]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist necessarily]] [[PlayingGod an act]] [[CreatingLifeIsBad of good]], and occasionally there'll be villains or [[DoomsdayDevice doomsday]] [[ArtifactOfDoom objects]] given Old Testament]], this name outright is actually derived from the [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] term for "exit". Originally referring specifically to the ''exit'' of the Israelite slaves in Egypt that the book of Exodus focuses on, the word has since become a catch-all term for any mass departure, especially of a group or race of people. Expect any event named this to specifically evoke the mass departure meaning, and any character named this to either be affiliated with such a departure, or simply be named as such for the {{Irony}}. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Genesys'' or ''Genisys'', also qualify.RuleOfCool.



[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is an anime set in the SuperRobotGenre and stars a group of teenagers with PsychicPowers. As said teens activate their robots in a rather [[DeusSexMachina unusual]] way, this trope may well apply depending on your tastes.
* Played deadly straight with the planetary-scale WeaponOfMassDestruction GENESIS from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''.
* ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a franchise started in 1995 that is famous the world over for its love of MindScrew and the GainaxEnding.
* ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis'' is a 2014 prequel series for the video game ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut''.
* ''Zoids: Genesis'', the fourth installment in the ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'' franchise.



* Averted in Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'', where the titular Gods dwell on a utopian world called New Genesis.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' there is an EldritchAbomination named Genesis, the spawn of an angel and a demon. As this creature is an AlmightyIdiot, it is very definitely worth running away from.
* There are no less than three characters from the ''Franchise/XMen'' who have taken or will take the name Genesis, but only one is worth running away from
** Tyler Dayspring, son of ComicBook/{{Cable}}, is the only Genesis in ''X-Men'' who is played straight, as he takes the Genesis name after turning evil and becoming an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} worshipper.
** A second Genesis would emerge decades later in the form of Evan Sabahnur, a GenerationXerox of Apocalypse himself. Unlike Tyler, Evan has rejected his VillainousLegacy, though in alternate futures he has been seen falling prey to the dark side anyway.
** The third and final Genesis isn't even a Genesis yet! In the '90s it was revealed that the X-Man [[GadgeteerGenius Forge]] would become famous in the future by the name of Genesis. This was teased as a big deal at the time, but has not been mentioned in decades, and may even be an AbortedArc at this late date.

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* Averted in Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'', where the titular Gods dwell on a utopian world called New Genesis.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' there is an EldritchAbomination named Genesis, ''ComicBook/XMen'' one of the spawn of an angel earliest mutants was a [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Bennet du Paris]], who would be dubbed Exodus due to his intended role as "the bridge between the ancient past and a demon. As this creature is an AlmightyIdiot, it is very definitely worth running away from.
* There are no less than three characters from
the ''Franchise/XMen'' who have taken or will take inevitable future".
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xodus]]
the name Genesis, but only one is worth running away from
** Tyler Dayspring, son of ComicBook/{{Cable}}, is
Forgotten One, an OmnicidalManiac [[CosmicEntity Celestial]] and the only Genesis in ''X-Men'' who is played straight, as he takes the Genesis name after turning evil and becoming an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} worshipper.
** A
BigBad of ''ComicBook/XMen92''[='s=] second Genesis would emerge decades later in the form of Evan Sabahnur, a GenerationXerox of Apocalypse himself. Unlike Tyler, Evan has rejected his VillainousLegacy, though in alternate futures he has been seen falling prey to the dark side anyway.
** The third and final Genesis isn't even a Genesis yet! In the '90s it was revealed that the X-Man [[GadgeteerGenius Forge]] would become famous in the future by the name of Genesis. This was teased as a big deal at the time, but has not been mentioned in decades, and may even be an AbortedArc at this late date.
series.



* 2014's ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornGenesis'', the eighth film in the ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'' series.
* 2015's ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', the fifth film and ContinuityReboot of the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series.

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* Creator/OttoPreminger's 1960 film ''Film/{{Exodus}}'', based on a 1958 novel and chronicling the founding of modern Israel.
* 2014's ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornGenesis'', the eighth film in the ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'' series.
* 2015's ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', the fifth film and ContinuityReboot
''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'', a controversial retelling of the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series.
Old Testament story.



* ''Literature/TheGenesisCode'', a 1997 ConspiracyThriller.
* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfShannara'', a book trilogy in the long-running ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series.

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* ''Literature/TheGenesisCode'', 2007's ''Exodus'', a 1997 ConspiracyThriller.
* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfShannara'', a book trilogy in
science-fiction novel and the long-running ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' sequel to the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Starfire}} Stars at War]]'' novel series.
* ''Literature/ExodusUK'', a 1975 novel by Creator/RichardRohmer and the first of his two Joseph Roussel books (the second being 1977's ''Literature/SeparationTwo'').
* 2010's ''Literature/TransformersExodus'', a prequel novel for the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' series.



* The EldritchAbomination Genesis of ''Preacher'' mentioned above also appears in ''Series/Preacher2016''.

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* "Exodus" is the name for a two-part episode in the third season of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', and is so named because of the evacuation of the New Caprica space colony.
* The EldritchAbomination Genesis [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original subtitle]] for the third Volume of ''Preacher'' mentioned above also appears ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was "Exodus", before the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot 2008 writer's strike]] and subsequent rewrite to the "Villains" volume that was the final product.
* "The Exodus" is the title for a 2-part epiode from the third season of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.
* The season 2 finale episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' was titled Exodus,
in ''Series/Preacher2016''.
reference to a mandate Clark receives from Jor-El telling him he must leave his titular hometown.



* Music/{{Genesis}} the band, a British rock band formed in 1967.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Genesys Telecommunications, a UsefulNotes/{{California}}-based company that specializes in [[SchmuckBait call center tech]].
* The UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a video game console. Somewhat misleadingly named, as it was in fact the ''second'' home gaming console produced by SEGA. '''Definitely''' a subversion, as it is a legendary console from the 16-bit era with hundreds of games that have stood the test of time and are worth playing even today.

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* Music/{{Genesis}} ''Music/ExodusAlbum'', a 1977 release by Music/BobMarley and the band, Wailers that is to date his most famous and celebrated album.
* ''Music/ExodusBand'',
a British rock defunct American ThrashMetal band originally formed in 1967.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Genesys Telecommunications, a UsefulNotes/{{California}}-based company that specializes in [[SchmuckBait call center tech]].
1980.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a video game console. Somewhat misleadingly named, as it was 22nd ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' expansion set is named Exodus, in fact reference to the ''second'' home gaming console produced by SEGA. '''Definitely''' a subversion, as it is heroes of the Weatherlight escaping the plane of [[Literature/RathAndStorm Rath]] in this set.
* Exodia the Forbidden One,
a legendary console monster from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' well known for being an InstantWinCondition in the 16-bit era with hundreds of games that have stood the test of time and are worth playing even today.
card game when summoned.



* Genesis Rhapsodos, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoff ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
* 2000's ''Genesys'', a PC EdutainmentGame featuring voice work from Creator/JeanneMoreau.
* 2003's ''VideoGame/JurassicParkOperationGenesis'' has the prospect of putting its player in the unenviable shoes of John Hammond if they mismanage their park badly enough.
* 2009's ''VideoGame/GeNeSis'' a flash game based around TurnBasedStrategy.
* 2014's ''VideoGame/AlphadiaGenesis'', a mobile phone game.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM:_Genesis X-COM: Genesis]]'', a [[CanceledVideoGames canceled video game]] from the ''VideoGame/XCom'' game series. It would have been the seventh installment in the series had it been released.

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* Genesis Rhapsodos, 2004's ''Ground Control II: Operation Exodus'', the BigBad of sequel to the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoff ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
* 2000's ''Genesys'', a PC EdutainmentGame featuring voice work from Creator/JeanneMoreau.
* 2003's ''VideoGame/JurassicParkOperationGenesis'' has the prospect of putting its player in the unenviable shoes of John Hammond if they mismanage their park badly enough.
* 2009's ''VideoGame/GeNeSis'' a flash game based around TurnBasedStrategy.
* 2014's ''VideoGame/AlphadiaGenesis'', a mobile phone
groundbreaking ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' RTS game.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM:_Genesis X-COM: Genesis]]'', Set for a [[CanceledVideoGames canceled video game]] from 2018 release date is ''Metro: Exodus'', the ''VideoGame/XCom'' third game series. It would have been the seventh installment in the series had it been released.''VideoGame/Metro2033'' series.
* The second ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' game is titled ''Abe's Exoddus''.
* 1983's ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' bears the subtitle of Exodus, in reference to the game's BigBad.



[[folder:Gideon]]
-->"When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, He said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 6:21]]'''

A minor hero from the Book of Judges, Gideon was essentially the proto-[[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]], right down to the leading 300 men into battle against enormous odds (though unlike Leonidas, Gideon and his men would survive their battle). Due to this legacy fictional Gideons are invariably martially-minded sorts, and due to the original Biblical Gideon's relative obscurity they can swing either way in terms of moral alignment. Whether he's good or bad, any Gideon in fiction is ''not'' a man you want to see facing you across the other side of a battlefield.

Gideon is the TropeNamer for the GideonPloy.

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[[folder:Gideon]]
-->"When
[[folder:Genesis]]
-->"In
the angel of beginning, God created the LORD appeared to Gideon, He said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.heavens and the earth."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 6:21]]'''

A minor hero from the Book of Judges, Gideon was essentially the proto-[[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]], right down to the leading 300 men into battle against enormous odds (though unlike Leonidas, Gideon and his men would survive their battle). Due to
--'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 1:1]]'''

Everyone knows
this legacy fictional Gideons are invariably martially-minded sorts, one. The first book of the Bible, the beginning of creation itself, the origin of life, the universe, and due to the original everything else. As Biblical Gideon's relative obscurity they can swing either way names go few are more well-known or used than Genesis, and most uses in terms of moral alignment. Whether he's good or bad, any Gideon in both fiction is ''not'' a man you want to see facing you across the other side and RealLife are benign. But creation [[CloningBlues isn't]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist necessarily]] [[PlayingGod an act]] [[CreatingLifeIsBad of a battlefield.

Gideon is the TropeNamer
good]], and occasionally there'll be villains or [[DoomsdayDevice doomsday]] [[ArtifactOfDoom objects]] given this name outright for the GideonPloy.{{Irony}}. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Genesys'' or ''Genisys'', also qualify.



[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is an anime set in the SuperRobotGenre and stars a group of teenagers with PsychicPowers. As said teens activate their robots in a rather [[DeusSexMachina unusual]] way, this trope may well apply depending on your tastes.
* Played deadly straight with the planetary-scale WeaponOfMassDestruction GENESIS from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''.
* ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a franchise started in 1995 that is famous the world over for its love of MindScrew and the GainaxEnding.
* ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis'' is a 2014 prequel series for the video game ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut''.
* ''Zoids: Genesis'', the fourth installment in the ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'' franchise.



* The first and most prominent member of Creator/RobLiefeld's Externals from ''ComicBook/XForce'' is a Gideon, an immortal CorruptCorporateExecutive and PowerCopying mutant. He leans more towards the PragmaticVillainy end of the evil scale, but he's still not a man you want to cross. He also gets bonus points for running a company called Ophrah Industries (a reference to the hometown of the Biblical Gideon).
* Played straight with Gideon Graves, HeroKiller and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. He has no association with military warfare, but is still a dangerous enemy.

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* The first Averted in Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'', where the titular Gods dwell on a utopian world called New Genesis.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' there is an EldritchAbomination named Genesis, the spawn of an angel
and most prominent member of Creator/RobLiefeld's Externals from ''ComicBook/XForce'' a demon. As this creature is a Gideon, an immortal CorruptCorporateExecutive and PowerCopying mutant. He leans more towards the PragmaticVillainy end of the evil scale, but he's still not a man you want to cross. He also gets bonus points for AlmightyIdiot, it is very definitely worth running away from.
* There are no less than three characters from the ''Franchise/XMen'' who have taken or will take the name Genesis, but only one is worth running away from
** Tyler Dayspring, son of ComicBook/{{Cable}}, is the only Genesis in ''X-Men'' who is played straight, as he takes the Genesis name after turning evil and becoming an ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} worshipper.
** A second Genesis would emerge decades later in the form of Evan Sabahnur,
a company called Ophrah Industries (a reference GenerationXerox of Apocalypse himself. Unlike Tyler, Evan has rejected his VillainousLegacy, though in alternate futures he has been seen falling prey to the hometown dark side anyway.
** The third and final Genesis isn't even a Genesis yet! In the '90s it was revealed that the X-Man [[GadgeteerGenius Forge]] would become famous in the future by the name of Genesis. This was teased as a big deal at the time, but has not been mentioned in decades, and may even be an AbortedArc at this late date.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* 2014's ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornGenesis'', the eighth film in the ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'' series.
* 2015's ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', the fifth film and ContinuityReboot
of the Biblical Gideon).
* Played straight with Gideon Graves, HeroKiller and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. He has no association with military warfare, but is still a dangerous enemy.
''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series.



* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's character Literature/DrGideonFell is one of the few Gideons who has no skill in or association with warfare, though he shares the cleverness of the Biblical Gideon.

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* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's character Literature/DrGideonFell is one of ''Literature/TheGenesisCode'', a 1997 ConspiracyThriller.
* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfShannara'', a book trilogy in
the few Gideons who has no skill in or association with warfare, though he shares the cleverness of the Biblical Gideon.
long-running ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series.



* Dr. Abel Gideon, a CanonForeigner created for the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' television series, plays this straight, as he is a SerialKiller and TheSociopath.
* Jason Gideon of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is definitely someone to run away from if you are a criminal, as he is an exceptionally clever GuileHero and TeamDad of the BAU.
* Gideon Malick from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', a former member of the World Security Council (he first appeared as an unnamed member in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ComicBook/{{Hydra}} leader.
* Played with in the case of Gideon from ''Literature/ObsidianMirror'', he is a supporting character and protagonist but also [[spoiler:secretly a changeling]].

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
* In addition to the Gideon of Judges, the Literature/TheBookOfMormon adds a second Gideon to their Biblical canon, a [[RealMenLoveJesus faithful]] Nephite leader.

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* Dr. Abel Gideon, a CanonForeigner created for the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' television series, plays this straight, as he is a SerialKiller and TheSociopath.
* Jason Gideon
The EldritchAbomination Genesis of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is definitely someone to run away from if you are a criminal, as he is an exceptionally clever GuileHero and TeamDad of the BAU.
* Gideon Malick from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', a former member of the World Security Council (he first appeared as an unnamed member in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ComicBook/{{Hydra}} leader.
* Played with in the case of Gideon from ''Literature/ObsidianMirror'', he is a supporting character and protagonist but
''Preacher'' mentioned above also [[spoiler:secretly a changeling]].

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
appears in ''Series/Preacher2016''.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* In addition to Music/{{Genesis}} the Gideon of Judges, the Literature/TheBookOfMormon adds band, a second Gideon to their Biblical canon, a [[RealMenLoveJesus faithful]] Nephite leader.
British rock band formed in 1967.



* Gideon, a city in [[UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} Oklahoma]]. The state of Missouri also has a city named Gideon.
* Creator/GideonEmery, a British [[Series/TeenWolf actor]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII voice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII actor]].
* Gideons International, distributor of the ubiquitous Gideon Bible.
* Subverted with Creator/OprahWinfrey, whose name ''looks'' like a homage to the hometown of Gideon mentioned above. She is actually named for [[https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Orpah Orpah]], a woman from the Literature/BookOfRuth.

[[AC:{{Tabletop Games}}]]
* Mostly subverted with Gideon Jura, a post-mending Planeswalker from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. He's a fearsome military leader with KnightTemplar tendencies, but he's generally on the side of good.

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* Gideon, Genesys Telecommunications, a city UsefulNotes/{{California}}-based company that specializes in [[UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} Oklahoma]]. [[SchmuckBait call center tech]].
*
The state of Missouri also has UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a city named Gideon.
* Creator/GideonEmery, a British [[Series/TeenWolf actor]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII voice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII actor]].
* Gideons International, distributor of
video game console. Somewhat misleadingly named, as it was in fact the ubiquitous Gideon Bible.
* Subverted with Creator/OprahWinfrey, whose name ''looks'' like
''second'' home gaming console produced by SEGA. '''Definitely''' a homage to the hometown of Gideon mentioned above. She subversion, as it is actually named for [[https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Orpah Orpah]], a woman legendary console from the Literature/BookOfRuth.

[[AC:{{Tabletop Games}}]]
* Mostly subverted
16-bit era with Gideon Jura, a post-mending Planeswalker from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. He's a fearsome military leader with KnightTemplar tendencies, but he's generally on hundreds of games that have stood the side test of good.
time and are worth playing even today.



* ''VideoGame/AdventRising'' features as its player character a man named Gideon Wyeth.
* Captain Gideon from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' plays with this, as he is a badass soldier in Gideon tradition and at one point looks like he's going down the FaceHeelTurn route, but as it turns out [[spoiler:he was playing the ReverseMole all along]].
* Subverted with Sam Gideon, who is the protagonist of Creator/{{SEGA}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}''. He gets bonus Gideon points for being voiced by Gideon Emery, the British VA mentioned above.

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* ''VideoGame/AdventRising'' features as Genesis Rhapsodos, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoff ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
* 2000's ''Genesys'', a PC EdutainmentGame featuring voice work from Creator/JeanneMoreau.
* 2003's ''VideoGame/JurassicParkOperationGenesis'' has the prospect of putting
its player character in the unenviable shoes of John Hammond if they mismanage their park badly enough.
* 2009's ''VideoGame/GeNeSis''
a man named Gideon Wyeth.
flash game based around TurnBasedStrategy.
* Captain Gideon 2014's ''VideoGame/AlphadiaGenesis'', a mobile phone game.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM:_Genesis X-COM: Genesis]]'', a [[CanceledVideoGames canceled video game]]
from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' plays with this, as he is a badass soldier in Gideon tradition and at one point looks like he's going down the FaceHeelTurn route, but as it turns out [[spoiler:he was playing ''VideoGame/XCom'' game series. It would have been the ReverseMole all along]].
* Subverted with Sam Gideon, who is
seventh installment in the protagonist of Creator/{{SEGA}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}''. He gets bonus Gideon points for being voiced by Gideon Emery, the British VA mentioned above.series had it been released.



[[folder:Gog and/or Magog]]
-->"Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''Ezekiel 38:2''

A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is also confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh folklore]] as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.

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[[folder:Gog and/or Magog]]
-->"Son of man, set thy face against Gog,
[[folder:Gideon]]
-->"When
the land angel of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.LORD appeared to Gideon, He said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''Ezekiel 38:2''

--'''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 6:21]]'''

A pair of names first mentioned together in minor hero from the book Book of Ezekiel (Gog referring Judges, Gideon was essentially the proto-[[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]], right down to an EvilPrince the leading 300 men into battle against enormous odds (though unlike Leonidas, Gideon and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is also confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of his men would survive their aforementioned use in Ezekiel battle). Due to this legacy fictional Gideons are invariably martially-minded sorts, and partly because due to the original Biblical Gideon's relative obscurity they are mentioned again can swing either way in terms of moral alignment. Whether he's good or bad, any Gideon in fiction is ''not'' a man you want to see facing you across the book other side of Revelation. There a battlefield.

Gideon
is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning TropeNamer for the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh folklore]] as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.GideonPloy.



* Magog, the penultimate NinetiesAntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.
** Creator/DCComics also has three Gogs, all connected to Magog. The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be the foster father of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before the underwhelming reception of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The second Gog was some kind of AlternateReality counerpart of Gog, notable primarily for miring the character into a ContinuitySnarl. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power (the second Gog disappeared into the ether with a HeelFaceTurn-ed Doomsday and has not been seen since).
* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic ''Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'' brought to the table a Magog as the most powerful and fearsome of its antagonist race, the Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and later encountered by the Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].
* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe of ComicBook/SpiderMan, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' villain Mangog, a gigantic AnthropomorphicPersonification of hate (specifically, the hate of a "billion billion beings").

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* Magog, the penultimate NinetiesAntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.
** Creator/DCComics also has three Gogs, all connected to Magog.
The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be most prominent member of Creator/RobLiefeld's Externals from ''ComicBook/XForce'' is a Gideon, an immortal CorruptCorporateExecutive and PowerCopying mutant. He leans more towards the foster father PragmaticVillainy end of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going evil scale, but he's still not a man you want to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before cross. He also gets bonus points for running a company called Ophrah Industries (a reference to the underwhelming reception hometown of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The second Gog was some kind of AlternateReality counerpart of Gog, notable primarily for miring the character into a ContinuitySnarl. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power (the second Gog disappeared into the ether Biblical Gideon).
* Played straight
with a HeelFaceTurn-ed Doomsday and has not been seen since).
* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic ''Doctor Who
Gideon Graves, HeroKiller and the Iron Legion'' brought to the table a Magog as the most powerful and fearsome BigBad of its antagonist race, the Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the Fourth Doctor and later encountered by the Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].
* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first
''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. He has no association with military warfare, but is an alien foe of ComicBook/SpiderMan, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having still a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' villain Mangog, a gigantic AnthropomorphicPersonification of hate (specifically, the hate of a "billion billion beings").
dangerous enemy.



* Aragog, the GiantSpider from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.
* Borborygmus Gog, a Shi'do scientist in charge of [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''.
* Gog and Magog are the names of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.
* Gos and Magos, a pair of characters from the 16th century pentalogy ''Gargantua and Pantagruel''.
* Magog the Denarian, a minor TheBrute villain from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* Magog the Giant from ''Literature/RedMoon''.

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* Aragog, the GiantSpider from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.
* Borborygmus Gog, a Shi'do scientist in charge of [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''.
* Gog and Magog are the names
Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's character Literature/DrGideonFell is one of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves few Gideons who has no skill in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.
* Gos and Magos, a pair of characters from
or association with warfare, though he shares the 16th century pentalogy ''Gargantua and Pantagruel''.
* Magog
cleverness of the Denarian, a minor TheBrute villain from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* Magog the Giant from ''Literature/RedMoon''.
Biblical Gideon.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] are a horrific HordeOfAlienLocusts in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* Magog the Giant, a minor character in ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory''.
* Mesogog, the BigBad of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. His name is a melding of "Gog" and "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for an evil dino-themed villain.
* The DarkActionGirl antagonist Escape of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' has two guns, each named after the duo.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] Dr. Abel Gideon, a CanonForeigner created for the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' television series, plays this straight, as he is a SerialKiller and TheSociopath.
* Jason Gideon of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is definitely someone to run away from if you
are a horrific HordeOfAlienLocusts in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* Magog
criminal, as he is an exceptionally clever GuileHero and TeamDad of the Giant, BAU.
* Gideon Malick from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'',
a minor former member of the World Security Council (he first appeared as an unnamed member in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ComicBook/{{Hydra}} leader.
* Played with in the case of Gideon from ''Literature/ObsidianMirror'', he is a supporting
character in ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory''.
and protagonist but also [[spoiler:secretly a changeling]].

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
* Mesogog, In addition to the BigBad Gideon of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. His name is a melding of "Gog" and "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for an evil dino-themed villain.
* The DarkActionGirl antagonist Escape of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' has two guns, each named after
Judges, the duo.
Literature/TheBookOfMormon adds a second Gideon to their Biblical canon, a [[RealMenLoveJesus faithful]] Nephite leader.



* ''Gog'' is the name of [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures a particular genus of trilobite]].
* The Gog and Magog statues, a pair of wicker giants that have have been carried in the Lord Mayor’s Show of UsefulNotes/{{London}} since the reign of Henry V.
* Gog and Magog, a pair of ancient oak trees in Glastonbury known together as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_of_Albion Oaks of Albion]].
* The Gog Magog Hills, a range of hills south of Cambridge in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}.
* Magog, a town in UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}. It's actually a rather beautiful place, quite subverting the spirit of its name. There's also a Lake Magog, a Mt. Magog, and a Magog River, all connected to the aforementioned town.

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* ''Gog'' is Gideon, a city in [[UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} Oklahoma]]. The state of Missouri also has a city named Gideon.
* Creator/GideonEmery, a British [[Series/TeenWolf actor]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII voice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII actor]].
* Gideons International, distributor of
the ubiquitous Gideon Bible.
* Subverted with Creator/OprahWinfrey, whose
name of [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures ''looks'' like a particular genus of trilobite]].
* The Gog and Magog statues, a pair of wicker giants that have have been carried in
homage to the Lord Mayor’s Show hometown of UsefulNotes/{{London}} since the reign of Henry V.
* Gog and Magog, a pair of ancient oak trees in Glastonbury known together as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_of_Albion Oaks of Albion]].
* The Gog Magog Hills, a range of hills south of Cambridge in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}.
* Magog, a town in UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}. It's
Gideon mentioned above. She is actually named for [[https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Orpah Orpah]], a rather beautiful place, quite subverting woman from the spirit of its name. There's also Literature/BookOfRuth.

[[AC:{{Tabletop Games}}]]
* Mostly subverted with Gideon Jura,
a Lake Magog, post-mending Planeswalker from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. He's a Mt. Magog, and a Magog River, all connected to fearsome military leader with KnightTemplar tendencies, but he's generally on the aforementioned town.
side of good.



* The Gronns Goc and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Gogs and Magogs are base-level creatures of the "inferno" town type in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic [=III=]''.
* Gogmagog, the [[StarterVillain first boss]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
* The Magog Cartel, an EvilInc industrial conglomerate in the ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' games.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}'', a Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe of cave people.

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* The Gronns Goc ''VideoGame/AdventRising'' features as its player character a man named Gideon Wyeth.
* Captain Gideon from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' plays with this, as he is a badass soldier in Gideon tradition
and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Gogs and Magogs are base-level creatures of
at one point looks like he's going down the "inferno" town type in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic [=III=]''.
* Gogmagog,
FaceHeelTurn route, but as it turns out [[spoiler:he was playing the [[StarterVillain first boss]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
ReverseMole all along]].
* The Magog Cartel, an EvilInc industrial conglomerate in Subverted with Sam Gideon, who is the ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' games.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}'', a Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe
protagonist of cave people.Creator/{{SEGA}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}''. He gets bonus Gideon points for being voiced by Gideon Emery, the British VA mentioned above.



[[folder:Jezebel]]
-->"And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BooksOfKings 1 Kings 21:23]]''

The cruel and heretical wife of King Ahab from the Book of Kings. Long used to evoke images of false prophets (thanks to Jezebel's support for pagan deities over Yahweh) and prostitutes.

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[[folder:Jezebel]]
-->"And
[[folder:Gog and/or Magog]]
-->"Son of man, set thy face against Gog,
the dogs shall eat Jezebel in land of Magog, the portion chief prince of Jezreel, Meshech and there shall be none to bury her.Tubal, and prophesy against him."
---> -- '''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BooksOfKings 1 Kings 21:23]]''

The cruel
''Ezekiel 38:2''

A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince
and heretical wife of King Ahab from Magog being the Book land he rules, though a Magog is also confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Kings. Long Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke images of false prophets (thanks to Jezebel's support for pagan deities over Yahweh) doom and prostitutes.destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh folklore]] as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.



[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* Not a straight example, but in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', James' cruel and sadistic ex-fiancé is named Jesse Bell, a clear pun on the infamous name.



* One of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s many lovers is named Jezebel Jet. True to the spirit of the name, she [[ComicBook/BatmanRIP does not exactly prove to be a faithful lover]]...
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album "Arctic Nation", Jezebel is the name of sinister police officer Karup's wife, who openly despises her husband and seems to have an agenda of her own. [[spoiler:By the end it's revealed that she orchestrated everything that happened as a way of getting revenge on Karup, who is actually her father.]]

[[AC:ComicStrips]]
* Played for laughs in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', during a storyline when Linus meets a female classmate who constantly changes her name from day to day.
-->'''Classmate''': Today my name is Jezebel.\\
'''Linus''': Jezebel was the evil wife of King Ahab in the Old Testament. In II Kings, it says that her servants threw her out of the window and she landed on her head.\\
'''Classmate''': ...Today my name is Susan.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Jezebel, in ''Film/JacobsLadder''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* A variant from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Zelda's EvilTwin Jezebelda.

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* One Magog, the penultimate NinetiesAntiHero of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s many lovers is named Jezebel Jet. True ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.
** Creator/DCComics also has three Gogs, all connected to Magog. The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be the foster father of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before the underwhelming reception of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The second Gog was some kind of AlternateReality counerpart of Gog, notable primarily for miring the character into a ContinuitySnarl. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power (the second Gog disappeared into the ether with a HeelFaceTurn-ed Doomsday and has not been seen since).
* The Creator/MarvelComics-published ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic ''Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'' brought
to the spirit of table a Magog as the name, she [[ComicBook/BatmanRIP does not exactly prove to be a faithful lover]]...
* In
most powerful and fearsome of its antagonist race, the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album "Arctic Nation", Jezebel is Malevilus. [[spoiler:He was defeated by the name of sinister police officer Karup's wife, who openly despises her husband Fourth Doctor and seems to have an agenda of her own. [[spoiler:By later encountered by the end it's revealed that she orchestrated everything that happened as a way Seventh Doctor in an AndIMustScream state]].
* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe
of getting revenge on Karup, who ComicBook/SpiderMan, while the second is actually her father.]]

[[AC:ComicStrips]]
* Played
an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for laughs in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', during having a storyline when Linus meets KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' villain Mangog,
a female classmate who constantly changes her name from day to day.
-->'''Classmate''': Today my name is Jezebel.\\
'''Linus''': Jezebel was
gigantic AnthropomorphicPersonification of hate (specifically, the evil wife hate of King Ahab in the Old Testament. In II Kings, it says that her servants threw her out of the window and she landed on her head.\\
'''Classmate''': ...Today my name is Susan.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Jezebel, in ''Film/JacobsLadder''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* A variant from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Zelda's EvilTwin Jezebelda.
a "billion billion beings").



* In the first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, from Literature/TheBible. Not being a biblical scholar, Finn fails to realize he should be worried.
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to a woman named Jezebel.
* In ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'', BigBad Mason Verger is compared more than once to Jezebel, due to his EgocentricallyReligious attitude and HidingBehindReligion when it comes to his own perversions. Indeed, the story of Jezebel was Hannibal's inspiration for the FateWorseThanDeath he chose for Verger ("Keen Bible student that you are, you will recall the dogs ate Jezebel's face, along with the rest of her, after the eunuchs threw her out the window.")

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* In Aragog, the first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, GiantSpider from Literature/TheBible. Not being the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.
* Borborygmus Gog,
a biblical scholar, Finn fails to realize he should be worried.
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves
Shi'do scientist in charge of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to [[TheStarscream Project Starscream]] in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends novel series ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''.
* Gog and Magog are the names of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.
* Gos and Magos,
a woman named Jezebel.
pair of characters from the 16th century pentalogy ''Gargantua and Pantagruel''.
* In ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'', Magog the Denarian, a minor TheBrute villain from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* Magog the Giant from ''Literature/RedMoon''.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] are a horrific HordeOfAlienLocusts in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* Magog the Giant, a minor character in ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory''.
* Mesogog, the
BigBad Mason Verger of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. His name is compared more than once to Jezebel, due to his EgocentricallyReligious attitude a melding of "Gog" and HidingBehindReligion when it comes to his own perversions. Indeed, the story of Jezebel was Hannibal's inspiration "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for the FateWorseThanDeath he chose for Verger ("Keen Bible student that you are, you will recall the dogs ate Jezebel's face, along with the rest an evil dino-themed villain.
* The DarkActionGirl antagonist Escape
of her, ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' has two guns, each named after the eunuchs threw her out duo.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* ''Gog'' is
the window.")
name of [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures a particular genus of trilobite]].
* The Gog and Magog statues, a pair of wicker giants that have have been carried in the Lord Mayor’s Show of UsefulNotes/{{London}} since the reign of Henry V.
* Gog and Magog, a pair of ancient oak trees in Glastonbury known together as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_of_Albion Oaks of Albion]].
* The Gog Magog Hills, a range of hills south of Cambridge in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}.
* Magog, a town in UsefulNotes/{{Quebec}}. It's actually a rather beautiful place, quite subverting the spirit of its name. There's also a Lake Magog, a Mt. Magog, and a Magog River, all connected to the aforementioned town.



* Jezebel is the name of one of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Bel Demons]] in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''.
* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering everyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was to [[MercyKilling "Mercy Kill"]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
* Jezebel Mephistopheles, the daughter of {{Satan}} in ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell''.
* There are three Jezebels in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Jezebel Bican, a simple supplies vendor; [[http://tinyurl.com/3665evu Shadowmistress Jezebel Hawke]], a warlock; and the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Je%27Tze%27s_Bell Je'Tze's Bell]], an item. There's also Jacob Alerius, a Paladin.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Jezebel, BigBad of the ''Webcomic/LifeOfRiley'' webcomic.
* Jezebel Starr from ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' is a vicious [[TheVamp vamp]] who will seduce you, rob you blind, and likely leave you for dead.

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* Jezebel is the name of one The Gronns Goc and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Gogs and Magogs are base-level creatures
of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Bel Demons]] "inferno" town type in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''.
''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic [=III=]''.
* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel Gogmagog, the [[StarterVillain first boss]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
*
The Robobrain]] Magog Cartel, an EvilInc industrial conglomerate in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering everyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was to [[MercyKilling "Mercy Kill"]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
* Jezebel Mephistopheles, the daughter of {{Satan}} in ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell''.
* There are three Jezebels in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Jezebel Bican, a simple supplies vendor; [[http://tinyurl.com/3665evu Shadowmistress Jezebel Hawke]], a warlock; and the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Je%27Tze%27s_Bell Je'Tze's Bell]], an item. There's also Jacob Alerius, a Paladin.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Jezebel, BigBad of the ''Webcomic/LifeOfRiley'' webcomic.
* Jezebel Starr from ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' is a vicious [[TheVamp vamp]] who will seduce you, rob you blind, and likely leave you for dead.
''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' games.



* Also on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius' girlfriend is named Jez, though the connection is never explicitly stated.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The feminist news site [[http://jezebel.com/ Jezebel]] invokes this trope by naming itself after a fierce literary woman you don't want to mess with. And like anything regarding UsefulNotes/{{feminism}} on TheInternet, the site has also been known to spark {{flame war}}s that are ''definitely'' worth running away from.

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* Also on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius' girlfriend is named Jez, though the connection is never explicitly stated.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The feminist news site [[http://jezebel.com/ Jezebel]] invokes this trope by naming itself after
''WesternAnimation/{{Gogs}}'', a fierce literary woman you don't want to mess with. And like anything regarding UsefulNotes/{{feminism}} on TheInternet, the site has also been known to spark {{flame war}}s that are ''definitely'' worth running away from.Welsh claymation series revolving around a tribe of cave people.



[[folder:Judas Iscariot]]
-->"What will ye give me, if I will deliver Him unto you?"
---> -- '''Judas Iscariot''', ''[[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 26:15]]''

One of the twelve original disciples of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Judas is infamously remembered as the betrayer of Christ. Despite sharing a name with several non-treacherous saints, this name has still become taboo in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself is counted as the first). Occasionally his surname, Iscariot ("man of Kerioth") will be used independently of the Judas name, but usually to invoke the same ominous meaning.

Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer for the FindingJudas and ObviousJudas tropes.

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[[folder:Judas Iscariot]]
-->"What will ye give me, if I will deliver Him unto you?"
[[folder:Jezebel]]
-->"And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her."
---> -- '''Judas Iscariot''', ''[[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 26:15]]''

One
'''The LORD''', ''[[Literature/BooksOfKings 1 Kings 21:23]]''

The cruel and heretical wife
of King Ahab from the twelve original disciples Book of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Judas is infamously remembered as the betrayer of Christ. Despite sharing a name with several non-treacherous saints, this name has still become taboo in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself is counted as the first). Occasionally his surname, Iscariot ("man of Kerioth") will be Kings. Long used independently to evoke images of the Judas name, but usually false prophets (thanks to invoke the same ominous meaning.

Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer
Jezebel's support for the FindingJudas pagan deities over Yahweh) and ObviousJudas tropes.prostitutes.



[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* The Iscariot Organization from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is named for Judas the Betrayer. Bonus points for Father Alexander Anderson, the biggest badass in the organization, having the nickname of "Judas Priest".
* Judas the Angel, leader of the Saint Beasts and main character of ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast''.
* Judas the {{Shinigami}}, title character of the manga ''Manga/{{Judas}}''.

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[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* The Iscariot Organization from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' Not a straight example, but in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', James' cruel and sadistic ex-fiancé is named for Judas Jesse Bell, a clear pun on the Betrayer. Bonus points for Father Alexander Anderson, the biggest badass in the organization, having the nickname of "Judas Priest".
* Judas the Angel, leader of the Saint Beasts and main character of ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast''.
* Judas the {{Shinigami}}, title character of the manga ''Manga/{{Judas}}''.
infamous name.



* At one point during the '90s time-traveling AntiHero ComicBook/{{Cable}} reveals that in the far future ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s name has replaced the name of Judas as an instant shorthand for [[ObviousJudas traitor]].
* ''ComicBook/TheJudasContract'', a four-part 1984 storyline in the the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic. As one might reasonably guess, the title is a reference to a certain character in the story betraying the Titans as Judas betrayed Christ.
* The Judas Traveller, a deeply-confusing character from ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' of ComicBook/SpiderMan. Originally portrayed as an AllPowerfulBystander involving himself in the saga to "understand the nature of evil", he was ultimately revealed to be a criminal psychologist who had become TheMentallyDisturbed after [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity awakening his mutant power to alter perception]].
* In one of the MultipleChoicePast origin stories of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger he is in fact the historical Judas, WalkingTheEarth as divine punishment for his betrayal of Christ. This origin story was notably referenced (possibly even canonized) in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''.

[[AC:Comic Strips]]
* Captain Judas, HeroKiller and captain of a crew of SubmarinePirates in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.

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* At one point during One of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s many lovers is named Jezebel Jet. True to the '90s time-traveling AntiHero ComicBook/{{Cable}} reveals that in spirit of the far future ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s name has replaced name, she [[ComicBook/BatmanRIP does not exactly prove to be a faithful lover]]...
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album "Arctic Nation", Jezebel is
the name of Judas sinister police officer Karup's wife, who openly despises her husband and seems to have an agenda of her own. [[spoiler:By the end it's revealed that she orchestrated everything that happened as an instant shorthand a way of getting revenge on Karup, who is actually her father.]]

[[AC:ComicStrips]]
* Played
for [[ObviousJudas traitor]].
* ''ComicBook/TheJudasContract'',
laughs in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', during a four-part 1984 storyline when Linus meets a female classmate who constantly changes her name from day to day.
-->'''Classmate''': Today my name is Jezebel.\\
'''Linus''': Jezebel was the evil wife of King Ahab
in the the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic. As one might reasonably guess, the title is a reference to a certain character in the story betraying the Titans as Judas betrayed Christ.
* The Judas Traveller, a deeply-confusing character from ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' of ComicBook/SpiderMan. Originally portrayed as an AllPowerfulBystander involving himself in the saga to "understand the nature of evil", he was ultimately revealed to be a criminal psychologist who had become TheMentallyDisturbed after [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity awakening his mutant power to alter perception]].
*
Old Testament. In one II Kings, it says that her servants threw her out of the MultipleChoicePast origin stories of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger he is in fact the historical Judas, WalkingTheEarth as divine punishment for his betrayal of Christ. This origin story was notably referenced (possibly even canonized) in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''.

[[AC:Comic Strips]]
* Captain Judas, HeroKiller
window and captain of a crew of SubmarinePirates in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.
she landed on her head.\\
'''Classmate''': ...Today my name is Susan.



* The Judas Breed, a species of giant insectoid monsters in ''Film/{{Mimic}}''. Since the scientists who engineered them [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt picked the name themselves]], they can charitably be called idiots for actually expecting their bio-engineering project to not [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].
* In ''Film/Dracula2000'', Drac claims to have been the actual historical Judas. Yes, seriously.
* The third film in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' series is given the subtitle "The Judas Chalice", in reference to an ArtifactOfDoom that is apparently capable of controlling {{Dracula}}. Notably, this work inverts the above scenario from ''Dracula II Ascension'', presenting Judas as [[MonsterProgenitor the first vampire]] rather than Dracula himself.
* While Judas does not directly appear in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise, the [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed Aztec gold]] used as a plot point in the first film was inspired by Judas's thirty pieces of silver. Unfortunately for the Black Pearl crew, however, they have a great many more coins to account for than that -- 882, to be precise.
* Much like ''Pirates'' above, Judad does not himself appear in ''Series/SleepyHollow'' but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].

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* The Judas Breed, a species of giant insectoid monsters Jezebel, in ''Film/{{Mimic}}''. Since the scientists who engineered them [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt picked the name themselves]], they can charitably be called idiots for actually expecting their bio-engineering project to not [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].
''Film/JacobsLadder''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* In ''Film/Dracula2000'', Drac claims to have been the actual historical Judas. Yes, seriously.
* The third film in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' series is given the subtitle "The Judas Chalice", in reference to an ArtifactOfDoom that is apparently capable of controlling {{Dracula}}. Notably, this work inverts the above scenario
A variant from ''Dracula II Ascension'', presenting Judas as [[MonsterProgenitor the first vampire]] rather than Dracula himself.
* While Judas does not directly appear in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise, the [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed Aztec gold]] used as a plot point in the first film was inspired by Judas's thirty pieces of silver. Unfortunately for the Black Pearl crew, however, they have a great many more coins to account for than that -- 882, to be precise.
* Much like ''Pirates'' above, Judad does not himself appear in ''Series/SleepyHollow'' but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].
''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Zelda's EvilTwin Jezebelda.



* Judas is depicted in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' as trapped in the deepest circle of Hell, being chewed on by a three-faced {{Satan}} eternally alongside [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Brutus and Cassius]].
* 2005's ''Literature/JudasUnchained'', the sequel novel to Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/PandorasStar''.
* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number being traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical to the death of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Arnold Judas Rimmer from ''Series/RedDwarf'', for a double dose of treachery. Subverted however in that he eventually becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold after receiving more character development.
* The Judas tree on ''Series/DoctorWho'' is apparently where River Song got the poison that she added to her DruggedLipstick for the purposes of assassinating [[spoiler:the Doctor]] (just like Judas betrayed Jesus with the KissOfDeath).

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest", a song from Music/BobDylan's 1967 album ''Music/JohnWesleyHarding''.
* Judas appears as a main character in the RockOpera ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.
* ''Music/JudasPriest'', a British HeavyMetal band that took its name from the aforementioned Bob Dylan song.

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas Gospel of Judas]] is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic]] gospel that presents a radical AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for both Judas and Christ himself, casting the pair as willing partners in an AncientConspiracy enacted for the greater good of mankind.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure herds of animals to a destination. Because that destination is usually slaughter, and because the Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.
* Because Judas identified Christ to the Romans by kissing him, the "Judas kiss" has entered the culture lexicon as a term for an act of seeming friendship which is ultimately harmful to its recipient.
* ''Cercis siliquastrum'' is a species of tree often called the Judas Tree, as according to legend it is the type of tree that Judas hanged himself from.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The disciple of [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]], who betrayed him in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', {{Expy}}ing the biblical history.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* 2005's ''Theatre/TheLastDaysOfJudasIscariot'', a play written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, chronicles a trial of Judas Iscariot in Purgatory.

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* Judas is depicted in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' as trapped in In the deepest circle of Hell, first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, from Literature/TheBible. Not being chewed on by a three-faced {{Satan}} eternally alongside [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Brutus and Cassius]].
* 2005's ''Literature/JudasUnchained'', the sequel novel
biblical scholar, Finn fails to Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/PandorasStar''.
realize he should be worried.
* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to a family whose members are often woman named Jezebel.
* In ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'', BigBad Mason Verger is
compared more than once to Judas in art, Jezebel, due to several of their number being traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical his EgocentricallyReligious attitude and HidingBehindReligion when it comes to his own perversions. Indeed, the death story of Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Arnold Judas Rimmer from ''Series/RedDwarf'', for a double dose of treachery. Subverted however in that he eventually becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold after receiving more character development.
* The Judas tree on ''Series/DoctorWho'' is apparently where River Song got the poison that she added to her DruggedLipstick
Jezebel was Hannibal's inspiration for the purposes of assassinating [[spoiler:the Doctor]] (just like Judas betrayed Jesus FateWorseThanDeath he chose for Verger ("Keen Bible student that you are, you will recall the dogs ate Jezebel's face, along with the KissOfDeath).

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* "The Ballad
rest of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest", a song from Music/BobDylan's 1967 album ''Music/JohnWesleyHarding''.
* Judas appears as a main character in
her, after the RockOpera ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.
* ''Music/JudasPriest'', a British HeavyMetal band that took its name from
eunuchs threw her out the aforementioned Bob Dylan song.

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas Gospel of Judas]] is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic]] gospel that presents a radical AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for both Judas and Christ himself, casting the pair as willing partners in an AncientConspiracy enacted for the greater good of mankind.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure herds of animals to a destination. Because that destination is usually slaughter, and because the Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.
* Because Judas identified Christ to the Romans by kissing him, the "Judas kiss" has entered the culture lexicon as a term for an act of seeming friendship which is ultimately harmful to its recipient.
* ''Cercis siliquastrum'' is a species of tree often called the Judas Tree, as according to legend it is the type of tree that Judas hanged himself from.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The disciple of [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]], who betrayed him in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', {{Expy}}ing the biblical history.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* 2005's ''Theatre/TheLastDaysOfJudasIscariot'', a play written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, chronicles a trial of Judas Iscariot in Purgatory.
window.")



* Judas from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', after being given a MeaningfulRename. Subverted in that he's [[spoiler: [[TookALevelInKindness way nicer than he was as Leon Magnus.]]]]
* A pair of ConjoinedTwins (and unlockable MiniBoss) from ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' bear this name.
* [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in ''VideoGame/UltimaV'', who predictably betrays his party.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* During her time on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', WebVideo/IronLiz had a murderous [[EvilTwin doppelgänger]] named "Judas Liz". The name had a double meaning, as the character was both evil and wore a Judas Priest tee shirt (in contrast to the Iron Maiden tees Liz normally wears).

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* Judas from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', after Jezebel is the name of one of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Bel Demons]] in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''.
* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as
being given a MeaningfulRename. Subverted in the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering everyone on sight, all because she decided that he's [[spoiler: [[TookALevelInKindness [[spoiler:the most effective way nicer than he to "help" the Commonwealth was as Leon Magnus.]]]]
* A pair of ConjoinedTwins (and unlockable MiniBoss) from ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' bear this name.
* [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in ''VideoGame/UltimaV'', who predictably betrays his party.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* During her time on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', WebVideo/IronLiz had a murderous [[EvilTwin doppelgänger]] named "Judas Liz". The name had a double meaning, as the character was both evil and wore a Judas Priest tee shirt (in contrast
to [[MercyKilling "Mercy Kill"]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Iron Maiden tees Liz normally wears).
Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
* Jezebel Mephistopheles, the daughter of {{Satan}} in ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell''.
* There are three Jezebels in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Jezebel Bican, a simple supplies vendor; [[http://tinyurl.com/3665evu Shadowmistress Jezebel Hawke]], a warlock; and the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Je%27Tze%27s_Bell Je'Tze's Bell]], an item. There's also Jacob Alerius, a Paladin.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Jezebel, BigBad of the ''Webcomic/LifeOfRiley'' webcomic.
* Jezebel Starr from ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' is a vicious [[TheVamp vamp]] who will seduce you, rob you blind, and likely leave you for dead.



* Judas Iscariot appears as a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheMiracleMaker'', a 2000 animated retelling of the story of Christ.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'', a 2017 animated retelling of the Creator/DCComics story detailed above.

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* Judas Iscariot appears as a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheMiracleMaker'', a 2000 animated retelling of Also on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius' girlfriend is named Jez, though the story of Christ.
connection is never explicitly stated.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'', The feminist news site [[http://jezebel.com/ Jezebel]] invokes this trope by naming itself after a 2017 animated retelling of fierce literary woman you don't want to mess with. And like anything regarding UsefulNotes/{{feminism}} on TheInternet, the Creator/DCComics story detailed above.site has also been known to spark {{flame war}}s that are ''definitely'' worth running away from.



[[folder:Lazarus]]
-->"And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!"
---> --'''[[Literature/TheFourGospels John 11:43]]'''

Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return the dead to life. Bringing back the dead and cheating death is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Eleazar'' or ''Eliezer'', also qualify.

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[[folder:Lazarus]]
-->"And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!"
[[folder:Judas Iscariot]]
-->"What will ye give me, if I will deliver Him unto you?"
---> --'''[[Literature/TheFourGospels John 11:43]]'''

Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by
-- '''Judas Iscariot''', ''[[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew 26:15]]''

One of the twelve original disciples of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Judas is infamously remembered as the betrayer of Christ. Despite sharing
a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" name with several non-treacherous saints, this name has still become taboo in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself is counted as the first). Occasionally his surname, Iscariot ("man of Kerioth") will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return the dead to life. Bringing back the dead and cheating death is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved. Alternative forms used independently of the Judas name, such as ''Eleazar'' or ''Eliezer'', also qualify.but usually to invoke the same ominous meaning.

Judas Iscariot is the TropeNamer for the FindingJudas and ObviousJudas tropes.



[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* A mellow, vaguely ominous song titled "Lazarus" is used in, of all things, the 2003 Creator/{{Funimation}} dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan''. As an expository montage of Broly's FreudianExcuse past directly precedes it, the theory goes that the song (which focuses on the "Rich man and Lazarus" tale you can read more on below) is comparing the Rich Man Dives to King Vegeta, and Lazarus to Broly.

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[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* A mellow, vaguely ominous song titled "Lazarus" The Iscariot Organization from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is used in, of all things, named for Judas the 2003 Creator/{{Funimation}} dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan''. As an expository montage of Broly's FreudianExcuse past directly precedes it, Betrayer. Bonus points for Father Alexander Anderson, the theory goes that biggest badass in the song (which focuses on organization, having the "Rich man nickname of "Judas Priest".
* Judas the Angel, leader of the Saint Beasts
and Lazarus" tale you can read more on below) is comparing main character of ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast''.
* Judas
the Rich Man Dives to King Vegeta, and Lazarus to Broly.
{{Shinigami}}, title character of the manga ''Manga/{{Judas}}''.



* The Lazarus Pits of ComicBook/RasAlGhul, an ongoing plot device used in various Creator/DCComics books (usually Franchise/{{Batman}} books) as a means to bring dead characters back to life. They are generally reliable, but have the unfortunate side effect of driving the resurrected into temporary [[InsaneEqualsViolent insanity]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'', an ongoing Creator/ImageComics series about a FeudalFuture in which ruling MegaCorp families empower designated individuals to be their SuperSoldier champion, or "Lazarus" in the series parlance.
* Played completely straight with Lazarus Churchyard, a character created by Creator/WarrenEllis who suffers from WhoWantsToLiveForever
* ''ComicBook/TheLazarusContract'', a 2017 BatFamilyCrossover storyline by Creator/DCComics that focuses on the supervillain ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}'s quest to resurrect his dead supervillain son, Grant Wilson.
* The actual Biblical Lazarus makes an appearance in ''ComicBook/MidnightNation''.

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* The Lazarus Pits of ComicBook/RasAlGhul, an ongoing plot device used in various Creator/DCComics books (usually Franchise/{{Batman}} books) as a means to bring dead characters back to life. They are generally reliable, but have At one point during the unfortunate side effect of driving the resurrected into temporary [[InsaneEqualsViolent insanity]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'', an ongoing Creator/ImageComics series about a FeudalFuture in which ruling MegaCorp families empower designated individuals to be their SuperSoldier champion, or "Lazarus"
'90s time-traveling AntiHero ComicBook/{{Cable}} reveals that in the series parlance.
far future ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s name has replaced the name of Judas as an instant shorthand for [[ObviousJudas traitor]].
* Played completely straight with Lazarus Churchyard, ''ComicBook/TheJudasContract'', a four-part 1984 storyline in the the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic. As one might reasonably guess, the title is a reference to a certain character created by Creator/WarrenEllis who suffers from WhoWantsToLiveForever
* ''ComicBook/TheLazarusContract'', a 2017 BatFamilyCrossover storyline by Creator/DCComics that focuses on
in the supervillain ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}'s quest to resurrect his dead supervillain son, Grant Wilson.
story betraying the Titans as Judas betrayed Christ.
* The actual Biblical Lazarus makes Judas Traveller, a deeply-confusing character from ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' of ComicBook/SpiderMan. Originally portrayed as an appearance AllPowerfulBystander involving himself in ''ComicBook/MidnightNation''.
the saga to "understand the nature of evil", he was ultimately revealed to be a criminal psychologist who had become TheMentallyDisturbed after [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity awakening his mutant power to alter perception]].
* In one of the MultipleChoicePast origin stories of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger he is in fact the historical Judas, WalkingTheEarth as divine punishment for his betrayal of Christ. This origin story was notably referenced (possibly even canonized) in ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil''.

[[AC:Comic Strips]]
* Captain Judas, HeroKiller and captain of a crew of SubmarinePirates in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.



* ''Film/BlackSnakeMoan'' features as its main character a Lazarus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Dr. Lazarus, an affectionate party of various Creator/LeonardNimoy roles.
* 2016's ''Film/TheLazarusEffect'', a ScienceFiction {{Horror}} film that predictably focuses on the consequences of doctors discovering a way to resuscitate dead patients.
* Averted with Dr. Marian Lazarus of the 1981 film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* In 2001's ''Film/{{Soulkeeper}}'' there is an ArtifactOfDoom called the Rock of Lazarus, which is said to be able to return souls of the deceased to Earth. [[spoiler:The gag is that it works, there's just no guarantee you'll get reincarnated as a ''human''...]]
* In ''Film/TropicThunder'' one of the characters is fictional actor Kirk Lazarus, played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr He's not someone you'll ''always'' want to run away from, but he can be a strange fellow due to his penchant for taking MethodActing to extremes.

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* ''Film/BlackSnakeMoan'' features as its main character The Judas Breed, a Lazarus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Dr. Lazarus, an affectionate party
species of various Creator/LeonardNimoy roles.
giant insectoid monsters in ''Film/{{Mimic}}''. Since the scientists who engineered them [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt picked the name themselves]], they can charitably be called idiots for actually expecting their bio-engineering project to not [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].
* 2016's ''Film/TheLazarusEffect'', a ScienceFiction {{Horror}} In ''Film/Dracula2000'', Drac claims to have been the actual historical Judas. Yes, seriously.
* The third
film that predictably focuses on in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' series is given the consequences of doctors discovering a way subtitle "The Judas Chalice", in reference to resuscitate dead patients.
* Averted with Dr. Marian Lazarus of the 1981 film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* In 2001's ''Film/{{Soulkeeper}}'' there is
an ArtifactOfDoom called that is apparently capable of controlling {{Dracula}}. Notably, this work inverts the Rock above scenario from ''Dracula II Ascension'', presenting Judas as [[MonsterProgenitor the first vampire]] rather than Dracula himself.
* While Judas does not directly appear in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise, the [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed Aztec gold]] used as a plot point in the first film was inspired by Judas's thirty pieces
of Lazarus, which silver. Unfortunately for the Black Pearl crew, however, they have a great many more coins to account for than that -- 882, to be precise.
* Much like ''Pirates'' above, Judad does not himself appear in ''Series/SleepyHollow'' but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver
is said to be able to return souls of the deceased to Earth. [[spoiler:The gag is that it works, there's just no guarantee you'll get reincarnated as a ''human''...]]
* In ''Film/TropicThunder'' one of the characters is fictional actor Kirk Lazarus, played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr He's not someone you'll ''always'' want to run away from, but he can be a strange fellow due to
have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his penchant for taking MethodActing to extremes.
countrymen]].



* The Bible passage of John 11:43 quoted above is also quoted in the third act of Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'', as a warning to the reader that things are about to go FromBadToWorse. Other Bible passages concerning Lazarus are also quoted.
* Lazarus Long, the protagonist and AuthorAvatar of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's 1973 novel ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''.

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* The Bible passage of John 11:43 quoted above Judas is also quoted depicted in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' as trapped in the third act deepest circle of Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'', as Hell, being chewed on by a warning three-faced {{Satan}} eternally alongside [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Brutus and Cassius]].
* 2005's ''Literature/JudasUnchained'', the sequel novel to Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/PandorasStar''.
* The ill-fated Rinaldo Pazzi in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' comes from a family whose members are often compared to Judas in art, due to several of their number being traitors in medieval Italy. Lecter ultimately kills Pazzi himself in a way that is identical
to the reader that things are about to go FromBadToWorse. Other Bible passages concerning Lazarus are also quoted.
* Lazarus Long, the protagonist and AuthorAvatar
death of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's 1973 novel ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''.
Pazzi's 500-year old ancestor, both of whom die as Judas Iscariot himself died ("Bowels in or out, Commendatore?").



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Tenth Doctor's incident with a Dr. Lazarus. The episode ''title'' was "The Lazarus Experiment."
* In Season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', new character Takezo Kensei's CatchPhrase is "Lazarus risen!", [[spoiler:which nicely foreshadows TheReveal that he is a superhuman after his HealingFactor revives him from death]].
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had the Lazarus virus and while it only infected abnormals not human, the infected nonetheless became hazardous to human health as a result of the disease. Among abnormals it was also lethal.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Lazarus is the codename [[spoiler: texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Arnold Judas Rimmer from ''Series/RedDwarf'', for a double dose of treachery. Subverted however in that he eventually becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold after receiving more character development.
*
The Tenth Doctor's incident Judas tree on ''Series/DoctorWho'' is apparently where River Song got the poison that she added to her DruggedLipstick for the purposes of assassinating [[spoiler:the Doctor]] (just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a Dr. Lazarus. The episode ''title'' was the KissOfDeath).

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
*
"The Lazarus Experiment."
* In Season 2
Ballad of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', new Frankie Lee and Judas Priest", a song from Music/BobDylan's 1967 album ''Music/JohnWesleyHarding''.
* Judas appears as a main
character Takezo Kensei's CatchPhrase is "Lazarus risen!", [[spoiler:which nicely foreshadows TheReveal in the RockOpera ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.
* ''Music/JudasPriest'', a British HeavyMetal band
that he is a superhuman after his HealingFactor revives him took its name from death]].
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had
the Lazarus virus and while it only infected abnormals not human, the infected nonetheless became hazardous to human health as a result of the disease. Among abnormals it was also lethal.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Lazarus is the codename [[spoiler: texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]
aforementioned Bob Dylan song.



* The TropeNamer is Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Lazarus of the Four Days in reference to the time he spent deceased.
* A second Biblical Lazarus is a poor beggar who appears in the Gospel of Luke, since immortalized in the tale of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_man_and_Lazarus Rich man and Lazarus]]. He is often confused or merged with Lazarus of Bethany via CompressedAdaptation, but they were two separate individuals.
* Along with the Lazarus of Luke mentioned directly above, there are at least three other saints who bear this name.

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* The TropeNamer is Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Lazarus of the Four Days in reference to the time he spent deceased.
* A second Biblical Lazarus is a poor beggar who appears in the Gospel of Luke, since immortalized in the tale of the
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_man_and_Lazarus Rich man org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas Gospel of Judas]] is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic]] gospel that presents a radical AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for both Judas and Lazarus]]. He is often confused or merged with Lazarus of Bethany via CompressedAdaptation, but they were two separate individuals.
* Along with
Christ himself, casting the Lazarus pair as willing partners in an AncientConspiracy enacted for the greater good of Luke mentioned directly above, there are at least three other saints who bear this name.
mankind.



* The name is derived from the Hebrew name '''Eleazar''', meaning "God helps/has helped".
* The founder of the retail chain Toys 'R Us is a man named Charles Lazarus, which is sadly ironic given said chain's current financial status...
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.
* Lazarus of Persia, a Christian InspirationalMartyr who was tortured and then killed on March 27, 326.
* The failed micronation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Utopia New Utopia]] was founded by a Lazarus Long, a man who changed his name after being inspired by the Robert A. Heinlein character mentioned above. His actual birth name was Howard Turney.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order of St. Lazarus]] was a Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] that was extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in the 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question refers to the Lazarus of Luke, for the curious).

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* The name is derived from the Hebrew name '''Eleazar''', meaning "God helps/has helped".
* The founder of the retail chain Toys 'R Us is a man named Charles Lazarus, which is sadly ironic given said chain's current financial status...
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.
* Lazarus of Persia, a Christian InspirationalMartyr who was tortured and then killed on March 27, 326.
* The failed micronation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Utopia New Utopia]] was founded by a Lazarus Long, a man who changed his name after being inspired by the Robert A. Heinlein character mentioned above. His actual birth name was Howard Turney.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order org/wiki/Judas_goat Judas goat]] is a trained animal (not always a goat) used in animal herding to lure herds of St. Lazarus]] was animals to a Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] destination. Because that was extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in destination is usually slaughter, and because the 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question refers Judas goat itself is spared, it acquired this moniker.
* Because Judas identified Christ
to the Lazarus of Luke, Romans by kissing him, the "Judas kiss" has entered the culture lexicon as a term for an act of seeming friendship which is ultimately harmful to its recipient.
* ''Cercis siliquastrum'' is a species of tree often called
the curious).
Judas Tree, as according to legend it is the type of tree that Judas hanged himself from.



* In ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', a character -{{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]- about which nothing is known, who very often appears leaving behind barren cities, with just shadows of people seeming to run away.

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* In The disciple of [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]], who betrayed him in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', {{Expy}}ing the biblical history.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* 2005's ''Theatre/TheLastDaysOfJudasIscariot'',
a character -{{Expy}} play written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, chronicles a trial of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]- about which nothing is known, who very often appears leaving behind barren cities, with just shadows of people seeming to run away.
Judas Iscariot in Purgatory.



* The BigBad in the obscure PSX driving combat game ''Auto Destruct''.
* Baron Lazarus Pedabouche, an evil ancestor of the title character of ''VideoGame/BaronBaldric''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses the Lazarus Shield to camouflage itself.
* Averted with Lazarus the Gunslinger of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', who not only turns out to be a pretty cool guy but also [[spoiler:does not reincarnate after pulling his HeroicSacrifice]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' has Lazarus Malkoth, the vampiric BigBad and founder of the titular Darkwatch.
* Lazarus in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time he's right.]]
* Archbishop Lazarus of Tristram from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' are the source of the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on in the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.
* The Lazarus device in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' is a gauntlet meant to make field medics irrelevant by resurrecting the fallen rather than heal the wounded. While it does work, it is mentioned to cause brain damage through extended use, while attempting to use it on someone who was dead for too long or died of natural causes will cause them to return, spasm and scream for a moment, and die again.
* ''VideoGame/GhostHunter'' brings up police officer Lazarus Jones, [[spoiler:who predictably dies and is revived over the course of the game]].
* The Lazarus Pits of Creayor/DCComics mentioned above are referenced in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.
* Shepard is revived by the "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Project is simply the reason s/he survives being killed and remains the {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Averted with Lazarus the Knight, a party character in ''VideoGame/ShiningTears''.
* Averted by the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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* The BigBad in the obscure PSX driving combat game ''Auto Destruct''.
* Baron Lazarus Pedabouche, an evil ancestor of the title character of ''VideoGame/BaronBaldric''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses the Lazarus Shield to camouflage itself.
* Averted with Lazarus the Gunslinger of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', who not only turns out to be a pretty cool guy but also [[spoiler:does not reincarnate
Judas from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', after pulling his HeroicSacrifice]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' has Lazarus Malkoth, the vampiric BigBad and founder of the titular Darkwatch.
* Lazarus
being given a MeaningfulRename. Subverted in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time that he's right.]]
[[spoiler: [[TookALevelInKindness way nicer than he was as Leon Magnus.]]]]
* Archbishop Lazarus A pair of Tristram ConjoinedTwins (and unlockable MiniBoss) from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' bear this name.
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' are the source of the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.
* The Lazarus device in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' is a gauntlet meant to make field medics irrelevant by resurrecting the fallen rather than heal the wounded. While it does work, it is mentioned to cause brain damage through extended use, while attempting to use it on someone
''VideoGame/UltimaV'', who was dead for too long or died of natural causes will cause them to return, spasm and scream for a moment, and die again.
* ''VideoGame/GhostHunter'' brings up police officer Lazarus Jones, [[spoiler:who
predictably dies and is revived over betrays his party.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* During her time on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', WebVideo/IronLiz had a murderous [[EvilTwin doppelgänger]] named "Judas Liz". The name had a double meaning, as
the course of the game]].
* The Lazarus Pits of Creayor/DCComics mentioned above are referenced in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.
* Shepard is revived by the "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Project is simply the reason s/he survives being killed and remains the {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Averted with Lazarus the Knight, a party
character in ''VideoGame/ShiningTears''.
* Averted by
was both evil and wore a Judas Priest tee shirt (in contrast to the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
Iron Maiden tees Liz normally wears).



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' features the Lazarus Pits referenced above, used by ComicBook/RasAlGhul to [[spoiler:resurrect the titular Red Hood who is actually Batman's deceased sidekick Jason Todd]]. As in the comics, there are... ''complications''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' features Judas Iscariot appears as a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheMiracleMaker'', a 2000 animated retelling of the Lazarus Pits referenced above, used by ComicBook/RasAlGhul to [[spoiler:resurrect story of Christ.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'', a 2017 animated retelling of
the titular Red Hood who is actually Batman's deceased sidekick Jason Todd]]. As in the comics, there are... ''complications''.Creator/DCComics story detailed above.



[[folder:Leviathan]]
-->"By the greatness of this monster Leviathan, God showeth his greatness and his power, which nothing can resist."
---> --'''Job 41:1''' (1599 Geneva edition)

An enormous SeaMonster first referenced in the Literature/BookOfJob, the Leviathan is like Gog & Magog above in that it was likely adapted into the Old Testament rather than originating from it, as there is evidence of a very similar creature in the mythology of the pre-monotheistic Canaanites called ''Lotan'', which the Leviathan of Job is almost certainly an adaptation of. During the Age of Sail this term became synonymous with various sea monsters of the time, from the so-called "great whales" (which actually do exist) to sea dragons (which almost certainly do not). Later referenced in the Literature/BookOfRevelation as rising from the sea alongside its earthbound brother Behemoth to help usher in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, this last appearance codified the Leviathan as a colossal monster bent on destruction. Expect any creature given this name to be of a similar bent.

See KrakenAndLeviathan for more information, as well as a more complete listing of fictional Leviathans.

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[[folder:Leviathan]]
-->"By the greatness of this monster Leviathan, God showeth his greatness and his power, which nothing can resist."
[[folder:Lazarus]]
-->"And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!"
---> --'''Job 41:1''' (1599 Geneva edition)

An enormous SeaMonster first referenced in
--'''[[Literature/TheFourGospels John 11:43]]'''

Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return
the Literature/BookOfJob, dead to life. Bringing back the Leviathan dead and cheating death is like Gog & Magog above in that it was likely adapted into the Old Testament rather than originating from it, as there is evidence of a very similar creature in the mythology of the pre-monotheistic Canaanites called ''Lotan'', which the Leviathan of Job is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly an adaptation of. During the Age of Sail this term became synonymous with various sea monsters [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved. Alternative forms of the time, from the so-called "great whales" (which actually do exist) to sea dragons (which almost certainly do not). Later referenced in the Literature/BookOfRevelation name, such as rising from the sea alongside its earthbound brother Behemoth to help usher in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, this last appearance codified the Leviathan as a colossal monster bent on destruction. Expect any creature given this name to be of a similar bent.

See KrakenAndLeviathan for more information, as well as a more complete listing of fictional Leviathans.
''Eleazar'' or ''Eliezer'', also qualify.



[[AC:RealLife]]
* ''Livyatan melvillei'', an extinct whale named after the sea monster from the Book of Job, as well as [[Creator/HermanMelville the author of]] ''Literature/MobyDick''.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Leviathan in any installment of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Usually it's one of the most powerful summons or Espers available. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's literally a ''[[CoolAirship flying Dreadnought.]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nimrod]]
-->"Therefore it is said, 'Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD'."
---> --'''Genesis 10:9'''

An ancient conqueror mentioned only once in Genesis. Given that the first half sounds like a Portmaneau of "numb" and "dim," and what "rod" can mean, this name's level of badass may have decayed a bit by now. (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny calling Elmer Fudd "Nimrod"[[note]]Elmer Fudd, of course, being an utterly incompetent hunter, the exact opposite of Nimrod's reputation among the Bible's authors.[[/note]] certainly didn't help.)
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[[AC:RealLife]]
[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* ''Livyatan melvillei'', an extinct whale named after A mellow, vaguely ominous song titled "Lazarus" is used in, of all things, the sea monster from 2003 Creator/{{Funimation}} dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan''. As an expository montage of Broly's FreudianExcuse past directly precedes it, the Book of Job, as well as [[Creator/HermanMelville the author of]] ''Literature/MobyDick''.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Leviathan in any installment of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Usually it's one of the most powerful summons or Espers available. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's literally a ''[[CoolAirship flying Dreadnought.]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nimrod]]
-->"Therefore it is said, 'Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD'."
---> --'''Genesis 10:9'''

An ancient conqueror mentioned only once in Genesis. Given
theory goes that the first half sounds like a Portmaneau of "numb" song (which focuses on the "Rich man and "dim," Lazarus" tale you can read more on below) is comparing the Rich Man Dives to King Vegeta, and what "rod" can mean, this name's level of badass may have decayed a bit by now. (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny calling Elmer Fudd "Nimrod"[[note]]Elmer Fudd, of course, being an utterly incompetent hunter, the exact opposite of Nimrod's reputation among the Bible's authors.[[/note]] certainly didn't help.)
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Lazarus to Broly.



* The ultimate [[MechaMook Sentinel]] that the ''ComicBook/XMen'' have to contend with is called Nimrod.
* Similarly, there's a serial killer named Nimrod ("a mighty hunter before the Lord" and all) in ''The Doll's House'' from [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]. Which also has the Corinthian, named for the Biblical symbolism of "through a glass, darkly" (as a dark mirror of humanity) as well as for the [[TheCharmer the]] [[JerkAss mode]] [[KavorkaMan of]] [[SerialKiller behavior, with his particular twist on it.]]

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* The ultimate [[MechaMook Sentinel]] Lazarus Pits of ComicBook/RasAlGhul, an ongoing plot device used in various Creator/DCComics books (usually Franchise/{{Batman}} books) as a means to bring dead characters back to life. They are generally reliable, but have the unfortunate side effect of driving the resurrected into temporary [[InsaneEqualsViolent insanity]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'', an ongoing Creator/ImageComics series about a FeudalFuture in which ruling MegaCorp families empower designated individuals to be their SuperSoldier champion, or "Lazarus" in the series parlance.
* Played completely straight with Lazarus Churchyard, a character created by Creator/WarrenEllis who suffers from WhoWantsToLiveForever
* ''ComicBook/TheLazarusContract'', a 2017 BatFamilyCrossover storyline by Creator/DCComics
that focuses on the ''ComicBook/XMen'' have supervillain ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}'s quest to contend resurrect his dead supervillain son, Grant Wilson.
* The actual Biblical Lazarus makes an appearance in ''ComicBook/MidnightNation''.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/BlackSnakeMoan'' features as its main character a Lazarus, played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest''
with Dr. Lazarus, an affectionate party of various Creator/LeonardNimoy roles.
* 2016's ''Film/TheLazarusEffect'', a ScienceFiction {{Horror}} film that predictably focuses on the consequences of doctors discovering a way to resuscitate dead patients.
* Averted with Dr. Marian Lazarus of the 1981 film ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* In 2001's ''Film/{{Soulkeeper}}'' there
is an ArtifactOfDoom called Nimrod.
* Similarly,
the Rock of Lazarus, which is said to be able to return souls of the deceased to Earth. [[spoiler:The gag is that it works, there's a serial killer named Nimrod ("a mighty hunter before the Lord" and all) in ''The Doll's House'' from [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]. Which also has the Corinthian, named for the Biblical symbolism of "through a glass, darkly" (as a dark mirror of humanity) just no guarantee you'll get reincarnated as well as for the [[TheCharmer the]] [[JerkAss mode]] [[KavorkaMan of]] [[SerialKiller behavior, with his particular twist on it.a ''human''...]]
* In ''Film/TropicThunder'' one of the characters is fictional actor Kirk Lazarus, played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr He's not someone you'll ''always'' want to run away from, but he can be a strange fellow due to his penchant for taking MethodActing to extremes.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* The Bible passage of John 11:43 quoted above is also quoted in the third act of Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/PetSematary'', as a warning to the reader that things are about to go FromBadToWorse. Other Bible passages concerning Lazarus are also quoted.
* Lazarus Long, the protagonist and AuthorAvatar of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's 1973 novel ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''.



* A subversion in the ''Doctor Who'' episode "Ghost Light". Nimrod is the name of the [[spoiler: original]] BigBad's Neanderthal butler, and a [[spoiler: worshipper of the actual BigBad, a PhysicalGod known only as Light]], but he's a good guy.
** The Whoniverse has '' another'' Nimrod - an AxCrazy [[OurVampiresAreDifferent undead]] government agent hell-bent on world domination by Britain, and complete control of Britain by his organization, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forge]], which should be itself put around here given its Orwellian type of evil and willingness to abuse alien tech.
* In the two-part episode, "White Light" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 2, Lord Zedd creates a monster literally named Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel. In fact, she was the first MonsterOfTheWeek that Tommy fought as the White Ranger, and clearly, this Trope ''does'' apply, as she was ''very'' powerful, managing to nearly flatten the Thunder Megazord in the first part of the two-parter, right before Tommy appeared in his new identity. (Of course a big part of that was because Zordon was, at the time, diverting most of the Command Center's energy to Tommy in order to give him his new powers, leaving the Megzord at subpar levels.) She had [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical attacks]] and could summon two other monsters (her "assistants") [[ShoutOut named AC and DC]] to help her.

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* A subversion in the ''Doctor Who'' ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Tenth Doctor's incident with a Dr. Lazarus. The episode "Ghost Light". Nimrod ''title'' was "The Lazarus Experiment."
* In Season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', new character Takezo Kensei's CatchPhrase is "Lazarus risen!", [[spoiler:which nicely foreshadows TheReveal that he is a superhuman after his HealingFactor revives him from death]].
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had the Lazarus virus and while it only infected abnormals not human, the infected nonetheless became hazardous to human health as a result of the disease. Among abnormals it was also lethal.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Lazarus
is the name of the codename [[spoiler: original]] BigBad's Neanderthal butler, and a [[spoiler: worshipper texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]

[[AC:[[{{Mythology}} Myths]] & {{Religion}}]]
* The TropeNamer is Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Lazarus
of the Four Days in reference to the time he spent deceased.
* A second Biblical Lazarus is a poor beggar who appears in the Gospel of Luke, since immortalized in the tale of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_man_and_Lazarus Rich man and Lazarus]]. He is often confused or merged with Lazarus of Bethany via CompressedAdaptation, but they were two separate individuals.
* Along with the Lazarus of Luke mentioned directly above, there are at least three other saints who bear this name.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The name is derived from the Hebrew name '''Eleazar''', meaning "God helps/has helped".
* The founder of the retail chain Toys 'R Us is a man named Charles Lazarus, which is sadly ironic given said chain's current financial status...
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.
* Lazarus of Persia, a Christian InspirationalMartyr who was tortured and then killed on March 27, 326.
* The failed micronation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Utopia New Utopia]] was founded by a Lazarus Long, a man who changed his name after being inspired by the Robert A. Heinlein character mentioned above. His
actual BigBad, a PhysicalGod known only as Light]], but he's a good guy.
**
birth name was Howard Turney.
*
The Whoniverse has '' another'' Nimrod - an AxCrazy [[OurVampiresAreDifferent undead]] government agent hell-bent on world domination by Britain, and complete control [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order of Britain by his organization, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forge]], which should be itself put around here given its Orwellian type of evil and willingness to abuse alien tech.
* In the two-part episode, "White Light" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 2, Lord Zedd creates a monster literally named Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel. In fact, she
St. Lazarus]] was the first MonsterOfTheWeek that Tommy fought as the White Ranger, and clearly, this Trope ''does'' apply, as she was ''very'' powerful, managing to nearly flatten the Thunder Megazord in the first part of the two-parter, right before Tommy appeared in his new identity. (Of course a big part of Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] that was because Zordon was, at extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in the time, diverting most of 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question refers to the Command Center's energy to Tommy in order to give him his new powers, leaving Lazarus of Luke, for the Megzord at subpar levels.) She had [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical attacks]] and could summon two other monsters (her "assistants") [[ShoutOut named AC and DC]] to help her.
curious).



* Demonic Nimrods are type of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Demon]] in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* Demonic Nimrods In ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', a character -{{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]- about which nothing is known, who very often appears leaving behind barren cities, with just shadows of people seeming to run away.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* The BigBad in the obscure PSX driving combat game ''Auto Destruct''.
* Baron Lazarus Pedabouche, an evil ancestor of the title character of ''VideoGame/BaronBaldric''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses the Lazarus Shield to camouflage itself.
* Averted with Lazarus the Gunslinger of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', who not only turns out to be a pretty cool guy but also [[spoiler:does not reincarnate after pulling his HeroicSacrifice]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' has Lazarus Malkoth, the vampiric BigBad and founder of the titular Darkwatch.
* Lazarus in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time he's right.]]
* Archbishop Lazarus of Tristram from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016''
are type the source of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Demon]] the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.
* The Lazarus device in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' is a gauntlet meant to make field medics irrelevant by resurrecting the fallen rather than heal the wounded. While it does work, it is mentioned to cause brain damage through extended use, while attempting to use it on someone who was dead for too long or died of natural causes will cause them to return, spasm and scream for a moment, and die again.
* ''VideoGame/GhostHunter'' brings up police officer Lazarus Jones, [[spoiler:who predictably dies and is revived over the course of the game]].
* The Lazarus Pits of Creayor/DCComics mentioned above are referenced in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.
* Shepard is revived by the "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Project is simply the reason s/he survives being killed and remains the {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Averted with Lazarus the Knight, a party character in ''VideoGame/ShiningTears''.
* Averted by the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' features the Lazarus Pits referenced above, used by ComicBook/RasAlGhul to [[spoiler:resurrect the titular Red Hood who is actually Batman's deceased sidekick Jason Todd]]. As in the comics, there are... ''complications''.



[[folder:Samson]]
-->"[[WarriorPoet With a donkey’s jawbone, I have made donkeys of them]]."
---> -- '''Samson''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 15:16]]''

The JerkWithAHeartOfGold hero of the Book of Judges and a major early TropeCodifier for what would eventually become the AntiHero archetype. Famous for being the guy who killed an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, [[RiddleMeThis for his Riddle]], and for [[DumbMuscle not being]] [[TooDumbToLive very bright]]. Anyone who has this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong.

Samson is the TropeNamer for TheSamsonOption.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for a listing of tropes related to Samson himself.

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[[folder:Samson]]
-->"[[WarriorPoet With a donkey’s jawbone, I have made donkeys
[[folder:Leviathan]]
-->"By the greatness
of them]].this monster Leviathan, God showeth his greatness and his power, which nothing can resist."
---> -- '''Samson''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 15:16]]''

The JerkWithAHeartOfGold hero
--'''Job 41:1''' (1599 Geneva edition)

An enormous SeaMonster first referenced in the Literature/BookOfJob, the Leviathan is like Gog & Magog above in that it was likely adapted into the Old Testament rather than originating from it, as there is evidence of a very similar creature in the mythology
of the Book of Judges and a major early TropeCodifier for what would eventually become pre-monotheistic Canaanites called ''Lotan'', which the AntiHero archetype. Famous for being Leviathan of Job is almost certainly an adaptation of. During the guy who killed an entire army Age of Sail this term became synonymous with various sea monsters of the jawbone of an ass, [[RiddleMeThis for his Riddle]], and for [[DumbMuscle not being]] [[TooDumbToLive very bright]]. Anyone who has time, from the so-called "great whales" (which actually do exist) to sea dragons (which almost certainly do not). Later referenced in the Literature/BookOfRevelation as rising from the sea alongside its earthbound brother Behemoth to help usher in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong.

Samson is
last appearance codified the TropeNamer Leviathan as a colossal monster bent on destruction. Expect any creature given this name to be of a similar bent.

See KrakenAndLeviathan
for TheSamsonOption.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for
more information, as well as a more complete listing of tropes related to Samson himself.fictional Leviathans.



[[AC:RealLife]]
* ''Livyatan melvillei'', an extinct whale named after the sea monster from the Book of Job, as well as [[Creator/HermanMelville the author of]] ''Literature/MobyDick''.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Leviathan in any installment of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Usually it's one of the most powerful summons or Espers available. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's literally a ''[[CoolAirship flying Dreadnought.]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nimrod]]
-->"Therefore it is said, 'Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD'."
---> --'''Genesis 10:9'''

An ancient conqueror mentioned only once in Genesis. Given that the first half sounds like a Portmaneau of "numb" and "dim," and what "rod" can mean, this name's level of badass may have decayed a bit by now. (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny calling Elmer Fudd "Nimrod"[[note]]Elmer Fudd, of course, being an utterly incompetent hunter, the exact opposite of Nimrod's reputation among the Bible's authors.[[/note]] certainly didn't help.)
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* Black Samson of ComicBook/{{Invincible}} has the strength of his namesake, but as SuperStrength isn't such a big deal in comic books, he also has the other powers required for FlyingBrick status. [[spoiler:They don't save him from eventually being killed]].
* Doc Samson of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', a [[TheShrink psychiatrist]] who has a green-haired GeniusBruiser transformation. Predictably, his hair grows long in his transformed state, and his power is dependent on his hair just like the mythical Samson.
* Samson of ''ComicBook/MightySamson'', who is essentially a fusing of the Biblical Samson archetype with the BarbarianHero archetype.
* One of the Morlocks from ''ComicBook/XMen'' was a Samson. He had the usual Super Strength, but was also blind (a second, more subtle reference to the Biblical Samson). He appeared just long enough to be killed by ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} during the [[BloodbathVillainOrigin Mutant Massacre]].

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Ralph Samson of ''Film/{{Harper}}'' is worth running away from, or at least would be if he weren't already missing.
* Averted with El Santo aka of ''Film/SamsonVsTheVampireWomen''.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Bernard Samson of the Literature/BernardSamsonSeries. As Bernie is set in a more realistic world, he gets no Super Strength and has to content himself with "merely" being a badass spy.
* ''Literature/CoyoteBlue'' brings us Sam Hunter, who uses the alias Samson Hunts Alone while on the run.
* Samson, or more specifically the Riddle of Samson, is referenced in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' when the title character writes a letter to heroine Clarice Starling telling her that she is the answer to Samson's riddle, "the honey in the lion".
* Samson Agonistes, a 1671 drama written by Creator/JohnMilton that is a dramatized retelling of the Samson and Delilah story.

to:

* Black Samson of ComicBook/{{Invincible}} has The ultimate [[MechaMook Sentinel]] that the strength of his namesake, but as SuperStrength isn't such a big deal in comic books, he also has the other powers required for FlyingBrick status. [[spoiler:They don't save him from eventually being killed]].
* Doc Samson of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', a [[TheShrink psychiatrist]] who has a green-haired GeniusBruiser transformation. Predictably, his hair grows long in his transformed state, and his power is dependent on his hair just like the mythical Samson.
* Samson of ''ComicBook/MightySamson'', who is essentially a fusing of the Biblical Samson archetype with the BarbarianHero archetype.
* One of the Morlocks from
''ComicBook/XMen'' was have to contend with is called Nimrod.
* Similarly, there's
a Samson. He had serial killer named Nimrod ("a mighty hunter before the usual Super Strength, but was Lord" and all) in ''The Doll's House'' from [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]. Which also blind (a second, more subtle reference to has the Corinthian, named for the Biblical Samson). He appeared just long enough to be killed by ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} during symbolism of "through a glass, darkly" (as a dark mirror of humanity) as well as for the [[BloodbathVillainOrigin Mutant Massacre]].

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Ralph Samson of ''Film/{{Harper}}'' is worth running away from, or at least would be if he weren't already missing.
* Averted
[[TheCharmer the]] [[JerkAss mode]] [[KavorkaMan of]] [[SerialKiller behavior, with El Santo aka of ''Film/SamsonVsTheVampireWomen''.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Bernard Samson of the Literature/BernardSamsonSeries. As Bernie is set in a more realistic world, he gets no Super Strength and has to content himself with "merely" being a badass spy.
* ''Literature/CoyoteBlue'' brings us Sam Hunter, who uses the alias Samson Hunts Alone while
his particular twist on the run.
* Samson, or more specifically the Riddle of Samson, is referenced in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' when the title character writes a letter to heroine Clarice Starling telling her that she is the answer to Samson's riddle, "the honey in the lion".
* Samson Agonistes, a 1671 drama written by Creator/JohnMilton that is a dramatized retelling of the Samson and Delilah story.
it.]]



* An excellent zig-zag of the trope is Samson from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', who is the dwarf manager of the carnival. He isn't particularly evil or physically imposing, but he was once a weightlifter and is certainly closer to the supernatural elements of the show than other characters.
* Samson Gray, Sylar's RetiredMonster father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Averted with Samson the talking dog of ''Series/SamsonEnGert'', who is as adorable a sheepdog as any you'll find.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Sầm Sơn, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}.
* Samson, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Alabama}}.
* Samson the island, largest of the uninhabited [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Isles of Scilly]].
* Samson, a suburb of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Perth]] in Western Australia.
* [[CoolTrain Samson the Train]], Canada's oldest locomotive.
* Samson the TyrannosaurusRex skeleton, notable for having the most complete T. Rex skull ever found (as of 2017).
* Samson of Dol, a 5th century [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian saint]].
* The Samson Unit, a real-life BadassIsraeli special forces unit named after the Biblical figure.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* One of the two hypermuscular bodybuilder characters in the utterly ''bizarre'' ''VideoGame/ChoAniki'' is named Samson.
* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'''s title character has the strength of his namesake but not his dependence on shaggy locks to maintain it.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The man is a walking TERROR. He once proposed weaponizing a jawbone, which (combined with his oft-mocked mullet) are subtle little Shout Outs to the original.
* Samson J. Clogmeyer of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is a subversion in that not only he is not very strong, he's actually rather prone to suffering injuries himself.

to:

* An excellent zig-zag of the trope is Samson from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', who is the dwarf manager of the carnival. He isn't particularly evil or physically imposing, but he was once a weightlifter and is certainly closer to the supernatural elements of the show than other characters.
* Samson Gray, Sylar's RetiredMonster father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Averted with Samson the talking dog of ''Series/SamsonEnGert'', who is as adorable a sheepdog as any you'll find.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Sầm Sơn, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}.
* Samson, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Alabama}}.
* Samson the island, largest of the uninhabited [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Isles of Scilly]].
* Samson, a suburb of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Perth]] in Western Australia.
* [[CoolTrain Samson the Train]], Canada's oldest locomotive.
* Samson the TyrannosaurusRex skeleton, notable for having the most complete T. Rex skull ever found (as of 2017).
* Samson of Dol, a 5th century [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian saint]].
* The Samson Unit, a real-life BadassIsraeli special forces unit named after the Biblical figure.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* One of the two hypermuscular bodybuilder characters in the utterly ''bizarre'' ''VideoGame/ChoAniki'' is named Samson.
* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'''s title character has the strength of his namesake but not his dependence on shaggy locks to maintain it.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The man is a walking TERROR. He once proposed weaponizing a jawbone, which (combined with his oft-mocked mullet) are subtle little Shout Outs to the original.
* Samson J. Clogmeyer of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is a
A subversion in that not the ''Doctor Who'' episode "Ghost Light". Nimrod is the name of the [[spoiler: original]] BigBad's Neanderthal butler, and a [[spoiler: worshipper of the actual BigBad, a PhysicalGod known only he is not very strong, as Light]], but he's actually rather prone a good guy.
** The Whoniverse has '' another'' Nimrod - an AxCrazy [[OurVampiresAreDifferent undead]] government agent hell-bent on world domination by Britain, and complete control of Britain by his organization, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forge]], which should be itself put around here given its Orwellian type of evil and willingness
to suffering injuries himself.abuse alien tech.
* In the two-part episode, "White Light" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 2, Lord Zedd creates a monster literally named Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel. In fact, she was the first MonsterOfTheWeek that Tommy fought as the White Ranger, and clearly, this Trope ''does'' apply, as she was ''very'' powerful, managing to nearly flatten the Thunder Megazord in the first part of the two-parter, right before Tommy appeared in his new identity. (Of course a big part of that was because Zordon was, at the time, diverting most of the Command Center's energy to Tommy in order to give him his new powers, leaving the Megzord at subpar levels.) She had [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical attacks]] and could summon two other monsters (her "assistants") [[ShoutOut named AC and DC]] to help her.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Demonic Nimrods are type of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Demon]] in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.



[[folder:Wormwood]]
-->"The name of the star is Wormwood, and a third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation 8:11]]'''

"Wormwood" denotes a number of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine and in alcoholic drinks like [[GargleBlaster absinthe]]. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated the Hebrew word for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters of Earth.

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[[folder:Wormwood]]
-->"The name of the star is Wormwood, and
[[folder:Samson]]
-->"[[WarriorPoet With
a third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were donkey’s jawbone, I have made bitter.donkeys of them]]."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation 8:11]]'''

"Wormwood" denotes a number
-- '''Samson''', ''[[Literature/BookOfJudges Judges 15:16]]''

The JerkWithAHeartOfGold hero
of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') Book of Judges and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine a major early TropeCodifier for what would eventually become the AntiHero archetype. Famous for being the guy who killed an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, [[RiddleMeThis for his Riddle]], and in alcoholic drinks like [[GargleBlaster absinthe]]. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated for [[DumbMuscle not being]] [[TooDumbToLive very bright]]. Anyone who has this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong.

Samson is
the Hebrew word TropeNamer for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references TheSamsonOption.

See ''Literature/SamsonAndDelilah'' for
a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters listing of Earth.tropes related to Samson himself.



* Danny Wormwood, main character of ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood''. He's a successful television producer who just so happens to also be TheAntichrist.
* Wormwood the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]], main character of ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse''. He's actually some kind of extradimensional larvae... thing, that infests corpses and raises them to run around in.

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* Danny Wormwood, main character Black Samson of ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood''. He's ComicBook/{{Invincible}} has the strength of his namesake, but as SuperStrength isn't such a successful television producer big deal in comic books, he also has the other powers required for FlyingBrick status. [[spoiler:They don't save him from eventually being killed]].
* Doc Samson of the ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', a [[TheShrink psychiatrist]]
who has a green-haired GeniusBruiser transformation. Predictably, his hair grows long in his transformed state, and his power is dependent on his hair just so happens to like the mythical Samson.
* Samson of ''ComicBook/MightySamson'', who is essentially a fusing of the Biblical Samson archetype with the BarbarianHero archetype.
* One of the Morlocks from ''ComicBook/XMen'' was a Samson. He had the usual Super Strength, but was
also be TheAntichrist.
* Wormwood
blind (a second, more subtle reference to the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]], main character of ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse''. He's actually some kind of extradimensional larvae... thing, that infests corpses and raises them Biblical Samson). He appeared just long enough to run around in.
be killed by ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} during the [[BloodbathVillainOrigin Mutant Massacre]].



* 1957's ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' includes a reading from the Book of Revelations including the Star of Wormwood passage detailed above.
* 2014's ''Film/{{Wyrmwood}}'' is very appropriately named, as it is set in a ZombieApocalypse CrapsackWorld.

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* 1957's ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' includes a reading from the Book Ralph Samson of Revelations including the Star ''Film/{{Harper}}'' is worth running away from, or at least would be if he weren't already missing.
* Averted with El Santo aka
of Wormwood passage detailed above.
* 2014's ''Film/{{Wyrmwood}}'' is very appropriately named, as it is set in a ZombieApocalypse CrapsackWorld.
''Film/SamsonVsTheVampireWomen''.



* The ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' books include a vessel called Wormwood Deathship.
* The ''Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy'' features an asteroid called Wormwood, which is no accident as the trilogy is a Christian [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End Times]] novel in the vein of the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books.
* ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' are addressed to a demon named Wormwood, containing advice on how to corrupt the mortal soul.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Literature/{{Matilda}}'s parents, downplay this. They're anti-intellectual {{jerkass}}es, but not all that evil. Matilda Wormwood herself, while the heroine of the story, is no force to be trifled with either, being a ChildProdigy who regularly uses her wits to humiliate mean adults. She even [[spoiler:develops telekinesis]] later in the book.
* Creator/StephenKing references wormwood in several of his books, including ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Home Delivery]]'', ''Film/TheMist'', and ''Literature/UnderTheDome''.

to:

* The ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' books include a vessel called Wormwood Deathship.
* The ''Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy'' features an asteroid called Wormwood, which is no accident as the trilogy is a Christian [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End Times]] novel in the vein
Bernard Samson of the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books.
* ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' are addressed
Literature/BernardSamsonSeries. As Bernie is set in a more realistic world, he gets no Super Strength and has to content himself with "merely" being a demon named Wormwood, containing advice on how to corrupt badass spy.
* ''Literature/CoyoteBlue'' brings us Sam Hunter, who uses
the mortal soul.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Literature/{{Matilda}}'s parents, downplay this. They're anti-intellectual {{jerkass}}es, but not all that evil. Matilda Wormwood herself,
alias Samson Hunts Alone while on the run.
* Samson, or more specifically the Riddle of Samson, is referenced in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' when the title character writes a letter to
heroine Clarice Starling telling her that she is the answer to Samson's riddle, "the honey in the lion".
* Samson Agonistes, a 1671 drama written by Creator/JohnMilton that is a dramatized retelling
of the story, is no force to be trifled with either, being a ChildProdigy who regularly uses her wits to humiliate mean adults. She even [[spoiler:develops telekinesis]] later in the book.
* Creator/StephenKing references wormwood in several of his books, including ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Home Delivery]]'', ''Film/TheMist'',
Samson and ''Literature/UnderTheDome''.
Delilah story.



* The sixth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' featured a DeadlyGas bomb called Wormwood. As if that wasn't reason enough to run away from it, the weapon was built to be part of a series of TargetedHumanSacrifice rituals called the Doomsday Tableaus.
* In ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' Wormwood is used as the name of a missile.

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood, named after the aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou uses her as the basis]] for many of the AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Oleg Wormwood from ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' is an ArmsDealer with a ''very'' dark case of ILoveNuclearPower going on.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* In Act III Scene II of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' the titular protagonist says "Wormwood, wormwood" as an aside while watching the PlayWithinAPlay.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Played straight with Josiah Wormwood of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show who specializes in the DeadlyGame.

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* The sixth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' featured a DeadlyGas bomb called Wormwood. As if that wasn't reason enough to run away from it, the weapon was built to be part of a series of TargetedHumanSacrifice rituals called the Doomsday Tableaus.
* In ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' Wormwood is used as the name of a missile.

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood, named after the aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou uses her as the basis]] for many
An excellent zig-zag of the AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood trope is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Oleg Wormwood
Samson from ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', who is an ArmsDealer with a ''very'' dark case of ILoveNuclearPower going on.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* In Act III Scene II of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
the titular protagonist says "Wormwood, wormwood" as an aside while watching dwarf manager of the PlayWithinAPlay.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Played straight with Josiah Wormwood
carnival. He isn't particularly evil or physically imposing, but he was once a weightlifter and is certainly closer to the supernatural elements of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show than other characters.
* Samson Gray, Sylar's RetiredMonster father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Averted with Samson the talking dog of ''Series/SamsonEnGert'',
who specializes in the DeadlyGame.
is as adorable a sheepdog as any you'll find.



* You wanna know the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}} name for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.

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* You wanna know Sầm Sơn, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}.
* Samson, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Alabama}}.
* Samson
the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}} name island, largest of the uninhabited [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Isles of Scilly]].
* Samson, a suburb of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Perth]] in Western Australia.
* [[CoolTrain Samson the Train]], Canada's oldest locomotive.
* Samson the TyrannosaurusRex skeleton, notable
for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.having the most complete T. Rex skull ever found (as of 2017).
* Samson of Dol, a 5th century [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian saint]].
* The Samson Unit, a real-life BadassIsraeli special forces unit named after the Biblical figure.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* One of the two hypermuscular bodybuilder characters in the utterly ''bizarre'' ''VideoGame/ChoAniki'' is named Samson.
* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
* ''VideoGame/LittleSamson'''s title character has the strength of his namesake but not his dependence on shaggy locks to maintain it.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The man is a walking TERROR. He once proposed weaponizing a jawbone, which (combined with his oft-mocked mullet) are subtle little Shout Outs to the original.
* Samson J. Clogmeyer of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is a subversion in that not only he is not very strong, he's actually rather prone to suffering injuries himself.



[[folder:Zillah]]
The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain). No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Poppy Z. Brite's ''Lost Souls'''s character. Interestingly, Brite's Zillah is male.
* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events of the story into motion and is central to the conflict.

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[[folder:Zillah]]
The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain). No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Poppy Z. Brite's ''Lost Souls'''s character. Interestingly, Brite's Zillah is male.
* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle
[[folder:Wormwood]]
-->"The
name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events star is Wormwood, and a third part of the story into motion waters became wormwood; and is central to many men died from the conflict.waters, because they were made bitter."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation 8:11]]'''

"Wormwood" denotes a number of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine and in alcoholic drinks like [[GargleBlaster absinthe]]. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated the Hebrew word for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters of Earth.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* Tobias, the "dreaded" competitive Darkrai trainer from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* Haman Kahn ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Karn]]), ruthless dictator and deadly AcePilot of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' shares a name with the Persian minister who tried to talk the king into massacring the Jews in the Book of Esther.
** Related to the above, the first name of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' BigBad Paptimus Scirocco is apparently a reference to John the Baptist.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** The giants Sodom and Gomorrah are named after cities mentioned in the Bible. They become allies to Usopp and the other Straw Hat pirates, though.
** Jesus Burgess, one of Blackbeard's crew members. [[SignificantBirthDate To match]], his birthday [[AscendedFanon is]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas December 25th]].



* As noted above, during the '90s there was an AncientConspiracy team of evil mutants the X-Men fought called the Externals, several of whom were named for Biblical characters. On top of the aforementioned Absalom and Gideon, their ranks included a Nicodemus, a Burke, and and a Saul. X-Men BigBad Apocalypse was also retroactively deemed one of their number (though in a class above them, as they swore a collective oath to never meddle in his affairs).

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* As noted above, during the '90s there was an AncientConspiracy team Danny Wormwood, main character of evil mutants the X-Men fought called the Externals, several of whom were named for Biblical characters. On top of the aforementioned Absalom and Gideon, their ranks included ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood''. He's a Nicodemus, a Burke, and and a Saul. X-Men BigBad Apocalypse was successful television producer who just so happens to also retroactively deemed one be TheAntichrist.
* Wormwood the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]], main character
of their number (though in a class above them, as they swore a collective oath ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse''. He's actually some kind of extradimensional larvae... thing, that infests corpses and raises them to never meddle in his affairs).
run around in.



* Subverted in ''Diggstown'' with Gabriel [[NameOfCain Caine]], who, while he is a con man, is still basically good and is unquestionably one of the heroes of the story.
* All the leaders of Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn and and their right hand men have Biblical names: Isaac, Malachai, Micah, Mordecai, Eli, Josiah, Ezeekial and so on.

to:

* Subverted in ''Diggstown'' with Gabriel [[NameOfCain Caine]], who, while he is 1957's ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' includes a con man, is still basically good and is unquestionably one of reading from the heroes Book of Revelations including the story.
* All the leaders
Star of Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn and and their right hand men have Biblical names: Isaac, Malachai, Micah, Mordecai, Eli, Josiah, Ezeekial and so on.
Wormwood passage detailed above.
* 2014's ''Film/{{Wyrmwood}}'' is very appropriately named, as it is set in a ZombieApocalypse CrapsackWorld.



* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM!!!]]''' is named after TWO Biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)
* Bathsheba and Gabriel of Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd
* Herod Sayle in the Literature/AlexRider novel ''Stormbreaker'' shares his biblical namesake's desire for infanticide.
* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' has [[JacobAndEsau Ezau]], he often tries to lure his brother Azur to his death even though he swore to his parents to keep him safe. He stays a villain in his own right without influence from the true BigBad. In the end the brothers have more a CainAndAbel dynamic though.

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* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM!!!]]''' The ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' books include a vessel called Wormwood Deathship.
* The ''Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy'' features an asteroid called Wormwood, which
is named after TWO Biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was no accident as the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)
* Bathsheba and Gabriel of Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd
* Herod Sayle
trilogy is a Christian [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End Times]] novel in the Literature/AlexRider novel ''Stormbreaker'' shares his biblical namesake's desire for infanticide.
vein of the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books.
* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' has [[JacobAndEsau Ezau]], he often tries ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' are addressed to lure his brother Azur a demon named Wormwood, containing advice on how to his death corrupt the mortal soul.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Literature/{{Matilda}}'s parents, downplay this. They're anti-intellectual {{jerkass}}es, but not all that evil. Matilda Wormwood herself, while the heroine of the story, is no force to be trifled with either, being a ChildProdigy who regularly uses her wits to humiliate mean adults. She
even though he swore to [[spoiler:develops telekinesis]] later in the book.
* Creator/StephenKing references wormwood in several of
his parents to keep him safe. He stays a villain in his own right without influence from the true BigBad. In the end the brothers have more a CainAndAbel dynamic though.
books, including ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Home Delivery]]'', ''Film/TheMist'', and ''Literature/UnderTheDome''.



* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', fittingly enough for a show about Biblical catastrophes and superpowered beings, has many Biblical names, but not among the villains. The only Biblical connection on the dark side is Tommy Dolan, his first name being an excellent and prophetic reference to "doubting Thomas".
* The fourth season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured as its BigBad one Samuel Sullivan, a DarkMessiah who promised to lead the "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual specials]]" to a promised land where they would be free of persecution. In the Bible, Samuel is the prophet who essentially founded the Kingdom of Israel.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a lot of Biblical names. Ironically, the show's resident MagnificentBastard is named Benjamin. This should refer to Jacob, too, now that Ben has started to turn into the real powers' ButtMonkey.
* Messiah, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Killer AI]] of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''. For bonus points, he was "born" on Christmas Day.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[TheVirus The Flood]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
** The villains of the {{game mod}} ''RED'' are named Joshua and Michael.
* The Ark of Napishtim from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} VI'' is named after the Ark of Ut-napishtim, the Epic of Gilgamesh's analog of Noah.
* Joshua Graham, aka the Burned Man, in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts''.
* Numerous specimens in ''VideoGame/{{Monster Hunter}}'', including the all-too-obvious and all-too-appropriately-named Deviljho (Read: Devil, Joe), as well as the Diablos, which translates to Satan in Spanish. Other more vague/loose examples include the Ceadeus (Sea + Deus).
* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' gives each of its monsters menacing names, with two of them given biblical names. The Goliath is named after the giant Philistine warrior who frightened all but David into surrender, while the Behemoth is named after the massive and powerful land-based counterpart to the Leviathan.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', the Abomination, the long term sole survivor of every GladiatorGames. When Dara rescues him [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html she immediately asks for his real name]].

[[AC:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' the first two Endbringers are Behemoth and Leviathan, after the two monstrous creatures described in the Book of Job. [[spoiler:Like the originals, they are slaves to the unconscious will of their creator, Eidolon]].

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* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', fittingly enough for a show about Biblical catastrophes and superpowered beings, has many Biblical names, but not among the villains. The only Biblical connection on the dark side is Tommy Dolan, his first name being an excellent and prophetic reference to "doubting Thomas".
* The fourth sixth season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' featured as its BigBad one Samuel Sullivan, a DarkMessiah who promised to lead the "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual specials]]" to a promised land where they would be free of persecution. In the Bible, Samuel is the prophet who essentially founded the Kingdom of Israel.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a lot of Biblical names. Ironically, the show's resident MagnificentBastard is named Benjamin. This should refer to Jacob, too, now
DeadlyGas bomb called Wormwood. As if that Ben has started wasn't reason enough to turn into the real powers' ButtMonkey.
* Messiah, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Killer AI]] of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''. For bonus points, he was "born" on Christmas Day.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[TheVirus The Flood]]
run away from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
** The villains of
it, the {{game mod}} ''RED'' are named Joshua and Michael.
* The Ark
weapon was built to be part of Napishtim from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} VI'' a series of TargetedHumanSacrifice rituals called the Doomsday Tableaus.
* In ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' Wormwood
is used as the name of a missile.

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood,
named after the Ark of Ut-napishtim, the Epic of Gilgamesh's analog of Noah.
* Joshua Graham, aka the Burned Man, in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts''.
* Numerous specimens in ''VideoGame/{{Monster Hunter}}'', including the all-too-obvious
aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and all-too-appropriately-named Deviljho (Read: Devil, Joe), as well [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou uses her as the Diablos, which translates to Satan in Spanish. Other more vague/loose examples include basis]] for many of the Ceadeus (Sea + Deus).
* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' gives each of its monsters menacing names,
AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with two of them given biblical names. The Goliath is named after Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the giant Philistine warrior who frightened all but David into surrender, cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Oleg Wormwood from ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' is an ArmsDealer with a ''very'' dark case of ILoveNuclearPower going on.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]
* In Act III Scene II of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' the titular protagonist says "Wormwood, wormwood" as an aside
while watching the Behemoth is named after the massive and powerful land-based counterpart to the Leviathan.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', the Abomination, the long term sole survivor of every GladiatorGames. When Dara rescues him [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html she immediately asks for his real name]].

[[AC:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' the first two Endbringers are Behemoth and Leviathan, after the two monstrous creatures described in the Book of Job. [[spoiler:Like the originals, they are slaves to the unconscious will of their creator, Eidolon]].
PlayWithinAPlay.



* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', when Meatwad attempts to name what [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld appears to be]] a mini-Shake that appeared on their doorstep:
-->"I'm gonna name you Jesus...Ezekiel...Jesus. And that's from the Bible."
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]], the father of multiple trope categories?

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', when Meatwad attempts to Played straight with Josiah Wormwood of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show who specializes in the DeadlyGame.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* You wanna know the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}}
name what [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld appears to be]] a mini-Shake that appeared on their doorstep:
-->"I'm gonna name you Jesus...Ezekiel...Jesus. And that's from the Bible."
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]], the father of multiple trope categories?
for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.


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The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain). No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Poppy Z. Brite's ''Lost Souls'''s character. Interestingly, Brite's Zillah is male.
* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events of the story into motion and is central to the conflict.
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[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* Tobias, the "dreaded" competitive Darkrai trainer from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* Haman Kahn ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Karn]]), ruthless dictator and deadly AcePilot of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' shares a name with the Persian minister who tried to talk the king into massacring the Jews in the Book of Esther.
** Related to the above, the first name of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' BigBad Paptimus Scirocco is apparently a reference to John the Baptist.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** The giants Sodom and Gomorrah are named after cities mentioned in the Bible. They become allies to Usopp and the other Straw Hat pirates, though.
** Jesus Burgess, one of Blackbeard's crew members. [[SignificantBirthDate To match]], his birthday [[AscendedFanon is]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas December 25th]].

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* As noted above, during the '90s there was an AncientConspiracy team of evil mutants the X-Men fought called the Externals, several of whom were named for Biblical characters. On top of the aforementioned Absalom and Gideon, their ranks included a Nicodemus, a Burke, and and a Saul. X-Men BigBad Apocalypse was also retroactively deemed one of their number (though in a class above them, as they swore a collective oath to never meddle in his affairs).

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Subverted in ''Diggstown'' with Gabriel [[NameOfCain Caine]], who, while he is a con man, is still basically good and is unquestionably one of the heroes of the story.
* All the leaders of Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn and and their right hand men have Biblical names: Isaac, Malachai, Micah, Mordecai, Eli, Josiah, Ezeekial and so on.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM!!!]]''' is named after TWO Biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)
* Bathsheba and Gabriel of Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd
* Herod Sayle in the Literature/AlexRider novel ''Stormbreaker'' shares his biblical namesake's desire for infanticide.
* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' has [[JacobAndEsau Ezau]], he often tries to lure his brother Azur to his death even though he swore to his parents to keep him safe. He stays a villain in his own right without influence from the true BigBad. In the end the brothers have more a CainAndAbel dynamic though.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', fittingly enough for a show about Biblical catastrophes and superpowered beings, has many Biblical names, but not among the villains. The only Biblical connection on the dark side is Tommy Dolan, his first name being an excellent and prophetic reference to "doubting Thomas".
* The fourth season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured as its BigBad one Samuel Sullivan, a DarkMessiah who promised to lead the "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual specials]]" to a promised land where they would be free of persecution. In the Bible, Samuel is the prophet who essentially founded the Kingdom of Israel.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a lot of Biblical names. Ironically, the show's resident MagnificentBastard is named Benjamin. This should refer to Jacob, too, now that Ben has started to turn into the real powers' ButtMonkey.
* Messiah, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Killer AI]] of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''. For bonus points, he was "born" on Christmas Day.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[TheVirus The Flood]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
** The villains of the {{game mod}} ''RED'' are named Joshua and Michael.
* The Ark of Napishtim from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} VI'' is named after the Ark of Ut-napishtim, the Epic of Gilgamesh's analog of Noah.
* Joshua Graham, aka the Burned Man, in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts''.
* Numerous specimens in ''VideoGame/{{Monster Hunter}}'', including the all-too-obvious and all-too-appropriately-named Deviljho (Read: Devil, Joe), as well as the Diablos, which translates to Satan in Spanish. Other more vague/loose examples include the Ceadeus (Sea + Deus).
* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' gives each of its monsters menacing names, with two of them given biblical names. The Goliath is named after the giant Philistine warrior who frightened all but David into surrender, while the Behemoth is named after the massive and powerful land-based counterpart to the Leviathan.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', the Abomination, the long term sole survivor of every GladiatorGames. When Dara rescues him [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html she immediately asks for his real name]].

[[AC:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' the first two Endbringers are Behemoth and Leviathan, after the two monstrous creatures described in the Book of Job. [[spoiler:Like the originals, they are slaves to the unconscious will of their creator, Eidolon]].

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', when Meatwad attempts to name what [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld appears to be]] a mini-Shake that appeared on their doorstep:
-->"I'm gonna name you Jesus...Ezekiel...Jesus. And that's from the Bible."
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* Armageddon, a [[DesignerBabies Designer Baby]] character from ''Franchise/XMen'' cooked up by resident BigBad Apocalypse using his genes and the genes of the X-Men's ComicBook/JeanGrey. He ended up defying his father and joining the X-Men, so he is perhaps a subversion, though with [[SuperpowerLottery genes like those]] one might want to keep their distance on principle.



* The ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' includes among its rogues gallery a "villain" named Mageddon, which is in actuality a cosmic WeaponOfMassDestruction created by a long-since extinct race of Old Gods. It was responsible for instigating the first WorldWarIII in the DCU (yes, there has been ''more than one'' World War III in the DCU).
* In one what-if story from ''Franchise/XMen'', resident BigBad Apocalypse cooked up a [[DesignerBabies Designer Baby]] for himself using his genes and the genes of the X-Men's ComicBook/JeanGrey. The resulting child was given this name, though he defied his father and ended up joining up with the heroes (only for it not to matter because it was a what-if tale).

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* The Armaggon the [[SharkMan Future]] [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Shark]], a villain from ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures''. He was originally going to be named Armageddon outright, but someone misspelled the name and they decided to keep it that way.
* Mageddon the Anti-Sun, a "villain" in the
''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' includes among its rogues gallery a "villain" named Mageddon, which that is in actuality a cosmic WeaponOfMassDestruction created by a long-since extinct race of Old Gods. It was responsible for instigating the first WorldWarIII in the DCU (yes, there has been ''more than one'' World War III in the DCU).
* In one what-if story from ''Franchise/XMen'', resident BigBad Apocalypse cooked up a [[DesignerBabies Designer Baby]] for himself using his genes and the genes of the X-Men's ComicBook/JeanGrey. The resulting child was given this name, though he defied his father and ended up joining up with the heroes (only for it not to matter because it was a what-if tale).



* The villainous Armaggon detailed above appears as a playable character in ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'' and as a BossBattle in 2016's ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan''.



[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* Danny Wormwood, main character of ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood''. He's a successful television producer who just so happens to also be TheAntichrist.
* Wormwood the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]], main character of ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse''. He's actually some kind of extradimensional larvae... thing, that infests corpses and raises them to run around in.



* 1957's ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' includes a reading from the Book of Revelations including the Star of Wormwood passage detailed above.



* The ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' books include a vessel called Wormwood Deathship.
* The ''Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy'' features an asteroid called Wormwood, which is no accident as the trilogy is a Christian [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End Times]] novel in the vein of the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books.




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* Creator/StephenKing references wormwood in several of his books, including ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Home Delivery]]'', ''Film/TheMist'', and ''Literature/UnderTheDome''.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* The sixth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' featured a DeadlyGas bomb called Wormwood. As if that wasn't reason enough to run away from it, the weapon was built to be part of a series of TargetedHumanSacrifice rituals called the Doomsday Tableaus.
* In ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' Wormwood is used as the name of a missile.
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* Played very straight with Gideon Graves, HeroKiller and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. He has no association with military warfare, but is still a dangerous enemy.

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* Played very straight with Gideon Graves, HeroKiller and the BigBad of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. He has no association with military warfare, but is still a dangerous enemy.



* Gideon, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} The state of Missouri also has a city named Gideon.

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* Gideon, a city in UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Oklahoma}} Oklahoma]]. The state of Missouri also has a city named Gideon.




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* Subverted with Creator/OprahWinfrey, whose name ''looks'' like a homage to the hometown of Gideon mentioned above. She is actually named for [[https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Orpah Orpah]], a woman from the Literature/BookOfRuth.



** Creator/DCComics also has two Gogs, both connected to Magog. The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be the foster father of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before the underwhelming reception of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power.

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** Creator/DCComics also has two three Gogs, both all connected to Magog. The first Gog debuted in ''Comicbook/TheKingdomDC'' and was originally intended to be the foster father of the ''Kingdom Come'' Magog (who was originally going to be Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/WonderWoman's son!) before the underwhelming reception of ''The Kingdom'' turned all of this into an AbortedArc. The second Gog was some kind of AlternateReality counerpart of Gog, notable primarily for miring the character into a ContinuitySnarl. The third Gog, a CosmicEntity, debuted several years later in ''JSA'' under the pen of Creator/GeoffJohns and was retconned into the first, true Gog, while the Gog of ''The Kingdom'' was retconned into a mentally unstable man who discovered Gog's staff by chance and usurped his power. power (the second Gog disappeared into the ether with a HeelFaceTurn-ed Doomsday and has not been seen since).



* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'' Judas does not himself appear, but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].

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* In While Judas does not directly appear in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' franchise, the [[ArtifactOfDoom cursed Aztec gold]] used as a plot point in the first film was inspired by Judas's thirty pieces of silver. Unfortunately for the Black Pearl crew, however, they have a great many more coins to account for than that -- 882, to be precise.
* Much like ''Pirates'' above, Judad does not himself appear in
''Series/SleepyHollow'' Judas does not himself appear, but is still an influence on the plot, as [[spoiler:one of his cursed thirty pieces of silver is said to have influenced Benedict Arnold into betraying his countrymen]].



* The name is derived from the Hebrew name '''Eleazar''', meaning "God helps/has helped".



* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.



* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.

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* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.



* Played quite straight with Josiah Wormwood of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show who specializes in the DeadlyGame.

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* Played quite straight with Josiah Wormwood of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show who specializes in the DeadlyGame.
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* Samson, the villainous and superpowered Red Templar from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
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"Wormwood" can refer to a number of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine as well as alcoholic drinks like absinthe. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated the Hebrew word for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters of Earth.

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"Wormwood" can refer to denotes a number of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine as well as and in alcoholic drinks like absinthe.[[GargleBlaster absinthe]]. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated the Hebrew word for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters of Earth.
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood, named after the aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and uses her as the basis for many of the AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood, named after the aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou uses her as the basis basis]] for many of the AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.
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* You wanna know the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}} name for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.


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[[AC:RealLife]]
* You wanna know the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}} name for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.
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* "Ahab the Arab", a 1962 song by Music/RayStevens, is unique for referencing neither the Biblical Ahab nor the Ahab of ''Moby Dick''.

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* "Ahab the Arab", a 1962 song by Music/RayStevens, is unique for referencing neither the Biblical King Ahab nor the Ahab of ''Moby Dick''.
Captain Ahab.



---> --'''Genesis 2:8'''

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---> --'''Genesis 2:8'''
--'''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 2:8]]'''



* The Genie would find himself a girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a female Genie with the name of Eden.

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* The Genie would find himself a girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', a female Genie with the name of Eden.who bore this name.



* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is an anime set in the SuperRobotGenre and stars a group of teenagers with PsychicPowers.

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* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is an anime set in the SuperRobotGenre and stars a group of teenagers with PsychicPowers. As said teens activate their robots in a rather [[DeusSexMachina unusual]] way, this trope may well apply depending on your tastes.



* Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' dwell on a utopian world called New Genesis.

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* Averted in Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/NewGods'' ''ComicBook/NewGods'', where the titular Gods dwell on a utopian world called New Genesis.



A minor hero from the Book of Judges, Gideon was essentially the proto-[[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]], right down to the leading 300 men into battle against enormous odds (though unlike Leonidas, Gideon and his men would survive this battle). Due to this legacy fictional Gideons are invariably martially-minded sorts, and due to the original Biblical Gideon's relative obscurity they can swing either way in terms of moral alignment. Whether he's good or bad, any Gideon in fiction is ''not'' a man you want to see facing you across the other side of a battlefield.

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A minor hero from the Book of Judges, Gideon was essentially the proto-[[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]], right down to the leading 300 men into battle against enormous odds (though unlike Leonidas, Gideon and his men would survive this their battle). Due to this legacy fictional Gideons are invariably martially-minded sorts, and due to the original Biblical Gideon's relative obscurity they can swing either way in terms of moral alignment. Whether he's good or bad, any Gideon in fiction is ''not'' a man you want to see facing you across the other side of a battlefield.



* Mesogog, the BigBad of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog''. His name is a melding of "Gog" and "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for an evil dino-themed villain.

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* Mesogog, the BigBad of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog''.''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. His name is a melding of "Gog" and "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesozoic Mesozoic]]", a fitting name for an evil dino-themed villain.



* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order of St. Lazarus]] was a Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] that was extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in the 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question of the Lazarus of Luke, for the curious).

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus Order of St. Lazarus]] was a Catholic [[ChurchMilitant military order]] that was extant from its founding in 1119 until its decline in the 17th century. (The "St Lazarus" in question of refers to the Lazarus of Luke, for the curious).



-->"The name of the star is Wormwood, and a third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter."
---> --'''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation Revelation 8:11]]'''




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* 2014's ''Film/{{Wyrmwood}}'' is very appropriately named, as it is set in a ZombieApocalypse CrapsackWorld.




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* Oleg Wormwood from ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' is an ArmsDealer with a ''very'' dark case of ILoveNuclearPower going on.

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* In Act III Scene II of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' the titular protagonist says "Wormwood, wormwood" as an aside while watching the PlayWithinAPlay.

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* Played quite straight with Josiah Wormwood of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an OriginalGeneration villain created for the show who specializes in the DeadlyGame.
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* ''Literature/MobyDick'': Captain Ahab, named after an evil king from the Old Testament.
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"Wormwood" can refer to a number of plants within the genus ''Artemisia'' [[note]]including mugwort or common wormwood (''Artemisia vulgaris'') and grand wormwood (''Artemisia absinthium'')[[/note]] that have historically been used in medicine as well as alcoholic drinks like absinthe. Literature/TheBible namedrops these plants to connote bitterness. What's more, Greek versions translated the Hebrew word for "{{curse}}" as "wormwood" (or ''apsinthos''), and the Literature/BookOfRevelation references a star called Wormwood that falls from the sky and poisons the waters of Earth.

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* ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' are addressed to a demon named Wormwood, containing advice on how to corrupt the mortal soul.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Literature/{{Matilda}}'s parents, downplay this. They're anti-intellectual {{jerkass}}es, but not all that evil. Matilda Wormwood herself, while the heroine of the story, is no force to be trifled with either, being a ChildProdigy who regularly uses her wits to humiliate mean adults. She even [[spoiler:develops telekinesis]] later in the book.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' subverts this with Mrs. Wormwood, named after the aforementioned demon from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. Calvin views her as a SadistTeacher and uses her as the basis for many of the AliensAndMonsters in his [[ImagineSpot daydreams]], but it's pretty clear that Mrs. Wormwood is just doing her job as a teacher. Hey, you'd be {{stern|Teacher}} too if you had to put up with Calvin's shenanigans. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind ''Calvin and Hobbes'', actually considers her something of an IronWoobie.

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* You wanna know the UsefulNotes/{{Russian|Language}} name for common wormwood? ''UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}''.
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