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15th Nov '16 1:44:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost every villain to exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/BeastOther Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]])

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* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost every villain to exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/BeastOther [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction [[Pantheon/{{Toxicity}} the Lich]])



* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.

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* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.



** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/PhysicalAppearance Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.

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** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/PhysicalAppearance Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction [[Pantheon/{{Toxicity}} the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations [[Pantheon/{{Fear}} Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.



** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/SpecializedNarratives the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.

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** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction [[Pantheon/{{Undead}} Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/SpecializedNarratives the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.
15th Nov '16 1:33:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost every villain to exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/BeastOther Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]]))

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* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost every villain to exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/BeastOther Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]]))Lich]])
15th Oct '16 2:45:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, God of BadAss [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Presidents]]''' (Teddy, The Bull Moose) [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/troosevelt3.jpg]]

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'''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, God of BadAss [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Badass Presidents]]''' (Teddy, The Bull Moose) [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/troosevelt3.jpg]]



* Allies: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/ChuckNorris, [[Pantheon/{{Commerce}} Scrooge McDuck]], [[Pantheon/ProfessionDemiGodsAndQuasideities Larry Daley]] (well, through a wax replica).

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* Allies: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/ChuckNorris, [[Pantheon/{{Commerce}} Scrooge McDuck]], [[Pantheon/ProfessionDemiGodsAndQuasideities [[Pantheon/{{Profession}} Larry Daley]] (well, through a wax replica).



* Followers: [[MetalWolfChaos Michael Wilson]], [[Film/AirForceOne James Marshall]]

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* Followers: [[MetalWolfChaos [[VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos Michael Wilson]], [[Film/AirForceOne James Marshall]]
20th Sep '16 2:32:08 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* Some gods are even surprised to hear that Dedede can [[Creator/KenichiOgata occasionally]] [[Creator/TedLewis speak actual dialogue]].
10th Aug '16 12:39:46 PM matteste
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17th Jul '16 10:56:11 AM nombretomado
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* Allies: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ChuckNorris, [[Pantheon/{{Commerce}} Scrooge McDuck]], [[Pantheon/ProfessionDemiGodsAndQuasideities Larry Daley]] (well, through a wax replica).

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* Allies: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ChuckNorris, Creator/ChuckNorris, [[Pantheon/{{Commerce}} Scrooge McDuck]], [[Pantheon/ProfessionDemiGodsAndQuasideities Larry Daley]] (well, through a wax replica).



* It is rumored that he was the SuperPrototype for ChuckNorris and many Gods are currently placing bets on which is more powerful: Chuck's beard or Teddy's moustache.

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* It is rumored that he was the SuperPrototype for ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris and many Gods are currently placing bets on which is more powerful: Chuck's beard or Teddy's moustache.
17th Jul '16 10:39:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Portfolio: VillainsWithGoodPublicity, [[TheBadGuyWins Victorious Villains]], Usage of Gene Clinics [[spoiler:[[HumanResources for ADVENT Soldiers]] and [[CureForCancer The Elders' Disease]]]], StarfishLanguage, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Able to Keep Up with XCOM]] [[spoiler:Through Using the Commander]], EqualOpportunityEvil

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* Portfolio: VillainsWithGoodPublicity, [[TheBadGuyWins Victorious Villains]], Usage of Gene Clinics [[spoiler:[[HumanResources for ADVENT Soldiers]] and [[CureForCancer The Elders' Disease]]]], StarfishLanguage, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Able to Keep Up with XCOM]] [[spoiler:Through Using the Commander]], EqualOpportunityEvil
16th Jul '16 12:06:11 PM nombretomado
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* Unlike almost every other President in the mortal world, he doesn't need any bodyguards at all. [[BadDudes Teddy is a bad enough dude to fend off ninjas]] of the GUAE who once tried to kidnap him.

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* Unlike almost every other President in the mortal world, he doesn't need any bodyguards at all. [[BadDudes [[VideoGame/BadDudes Teddy is a bad enough dude to fend off ninjas]] of the GUAE who once tried to kidnap him.
7th Jul '16 9:13:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Followers: [[Literature/{{TheBelgariad}} Torak]], [[Franchise/{{DarkTower}} The Crimson King]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The First Evil]], [[VideoGame/{{Alundra}} Melzas]]

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* Followers: [[Literature/{{TheBelgariad}} [[Literature/TheBelgariad Torak]], [[Franchise/{{DarkTower}} [[Franchise/DarkTower The Crimson King]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The First Evil]], [[VideoGame/{{Alundra}} Melzas]]



* Allies: For now, he has an alliance of convenience with [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] and [[Pantheon/{{VillainousAppearances}} Aku]]. In addition, he is in good graces with most [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villains]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[EvilSorcerer sorcerers]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] of the evil alignment, and those who are MadeOfEvil

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* Allies: For now, he has an alliance of convenience with [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] and [[Pantheon/{{VillainousAppearances}} [[Pantheon/VillainousAppearances Aku]]. In addition, he is in good graces with most [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villains]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[EvilSorcerer sorcerers]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] of the evil alignment, and those who are MadeOfEvil



* Rivals: [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]], [[Pantheon/{{TimeAndSpace}} Chaos]] (also occasional allies), [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 The Anti-Monitor]]
* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.

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* Rivals: [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]], [[Pantheon/{{TimeAndSpace}} [[Pantheon/TimeAndSpace Chaos]] (also occasional allies), [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 The Anti-Monitor]]
* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.



** Melkor has sought out new enforcers, leading him to seek out the deadliest and most evil souls in creation. He has joined with three of them, founding the Four Horsemen; Majin Buu was chosen for sharing [[OmnicidalManiac his tastes]] and to serve as the muscle, Johan Liebert was chosen [[MoreThanMindControl to break the wills of men]] and help with intelligence, and The Ebon Dragon was chosen to defile and corrupt. While Buu has been kept in check due to his SweetTooth([[EvilIsNotAToy for the most part]]), the other two bide their time to usurp him. The Grand United Alliance of Good is deciding which would be a greater hassle for them.

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** Melkor has sought out new enforcers, leading him to seek out the deadliest and most evil souls in creation. He has joined with three of them, founding the Four Horsemen; Majin Buu was chosen for sharing [[OmnicidalManiac his tastes]] and to serve as the muscle, Johan Liebert was chosen [[MoreThanMindControl to break the wills of men]] and help with intelligence, and The Ebon Dragon was chosen to defile and corrupt. While Buu has been kept in check due to his SweetTooth([[EvilIsNotAToy SweetTooth ([[EvilIsNotAToy for the most part]]), the other two bide their time to usurp him. The Grand United Alliance of Good is deciding which would be a greater hassle for them.



** Melkor's influence and power seems to depend on how [[MoralityKitchenSink morality works]] in certain universes. He's stronger in worlds of [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black and White]] or [[EvilVersusEvil straight up black morality]], while weaker in worlds of [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey morality]]. Places like [[Literature/{{CthulhuMythos}} the Cthulhu Mythos]] where [[BlueAndOrangeMorality good and evil are quaint concepts]] are where he's most impotent, however.
** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/{{PlanetaryAndCelestial}} Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/{{PhysicalAppearance}} Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/{{OthernessAbominations}} Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.

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** Melkor's influence and power seems to depend on how [[MoralityKitchenSink morality works]] in certain universes. He's stronger in worlds of [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black and White]] or [[EvilVersusEvil straight up black morality]], while weaker in worlds of [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey morality]]. Places like [[Literature/{{CthulhuMythos}} [[Literature/CthulhuMythos the Cthulhu Mythos]] where [[BlueAndOrangeMorality good and evil are quaint concepts]] are where he's most impotent, however.
** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/{{PlanetaryAndCelestial}} [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/{{PhysicalAppearance}} [[Pantheon/PhysicalAppearance Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/{{OthernessAbominations}} [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.



* Having spread his spirit across all of Middle-Earth, Melkor [[CompleteImmortality CANNOT die]] unless Arda itself is destroyed. He has used this opportunity [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu to mock]] [[Pantheon/{{LifeAndDeath}} Death herself]], as she seemingly can never take him. Didi hasn't responded, simply because she ''knows'' this is crock; Middle-Earth's destruction and recreation is inevitable. And when that happens, [[TheDevilIsALoser he'll be sniveling at her feet]] as Eru Illuvatar comes for him.
** As he is quite literally MadeOfEvil, it is likely that [[Pantheon/{{VillainousArchetypes}} Aku]] is a direct creation of his, and possibly [[Pantheon/{{PersonalityMisc}} Nyarlathotep]] as well. The latter denies this, stating that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humanity is inherently evil and required no prodding from a]] SatanicArchetype like Melkor. Still, as fellow representatives of evil, they have an alliance of convenience with one another.
** His nature as an evil-composed being makes him vulnerable to [[GoodHurtsEvil good-based auras and attacks]], though because of his strength it requires a ''lot'' of it. This, combined with her ability [[HeelFaceBrainwashing to force compassion on others]], makes [[Pantheon/{{AntiHeroes}} Iroque and the Indigo Light]] Melkor's [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]. Having diffused so much of his being into evil, his physical body is weakened to the point he's a Greater God in her presence, an Intermediate God if she forces an Indigo Lantern ring on him(though his evil is too great to brainwash away) and a Demigod under the Avatar of Compassion, the Proselyte.
** He also fears [[Pantheon/{{FireAndElectricity}} the Ghost Rider's]] penance stare; having caused almost all evil and personal behind [[MoralEventHorizon many a horrible things]], the greatest Hell is for Johnny Blaze to [[DeathGlare stare in his eyes]]. Melkor '''refuses''' to fight him for this reason.

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* Having spread his spirit across all of Middle-Earth, Melkor [[CompleteImmortality CANNOT die]] unless Arda itself is destroyed. He has used this opportunity [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu to mock]] [[Pantheon/{{LifeAndDeath}} [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeath Death herself]], as she seemingly can never take him. Didi hasn't responded, simply because she ''knows'' this is crock; Middle-Earth's destruction and recreation is inevitable. And when that happens, [[TheDevilIsALoser he'll be sniveling at her feet]] as Eru Illuvatar comes for him.
** As he is quite literally MadeOfEvil, it is likely that [[Pantheon/{{VillainousArchetypes}} Aku]] is a direct creation of his, and possibly [[Pantheon/{{PersonalityMisc}} [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] as well. The latter denies this, stating that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humanity is inherently evil and required no prodding from a]] SatanicArchetype like Melkor. Still, as fellow representatives of evil, they have an alliance of convenience with one another.
** His nature as an evil-composed being makes him vulnerable to [[GoodHurtsEvil good-based auras and attacks]], though because of his strength it requires a ''lot'' of it. This, combined with her ability [[HeelFaceBrainwashing to force compassion on others]], makes [[Pantheon/{{AntiHeroes}} [[Pantheon/AntiHeroes Iroque and the Indigo Light]] Melkor's [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]. Having diffused so much of his being into evil, his physical body is weakened to the point he's a Greater God in her presence, an Intermediate God if she forces an Indigo Lantern ring on him(though his evil is too great to brainwash away) and a Demigod under the Avatar of Compassion, the Proselyte.
** He also fears [[Pantheon/{{FireAndElectricity}} [[Pantheon/FireAndElectricity the Ghost Rider's]] penance stare; having caused almost all evil and personal behind [[MoralEventHorizon many a horrible things]], the greatest Hell is for Johnny Blaze to [[DeathGlare stare in his eyes]]. Melkor '''refuses''' to fight him for this reason.



*** Is fearful of [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]], for having [[ComicBook/{{FinalCrisis}} taken out Darkseid with music]].
** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/{{SpecializedNarratives}} the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.

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*** Is fearful of [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]], for having [[ComicBook/{{FinalCrisis}} [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis taken out Darkseid with music]].
** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/{{SpecializedNarratives}} [[Pantheon/SpecializedNarratives the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.
7th Jul '16 9:00:02 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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'''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]], GodOfEvil, Elder Demon of [[SatanicArchetype Those who Aspire to be Diabolical]] and [[BigBad Leader]] of The Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfEvil''' (Morgoth, Bauglir, The Supreme Dark Lord, The Great Enemy, Dark Enemy of the World, Belegurth)
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'''[[Literature/TheSilmarillion Melkor]], GodOfEvil, Elder Demon of [[SatanicArchetype Those who Aspire to be Diabolical]] GodOfEvil and [[BigBad Leader]] of The Pantheon/GrandUnitedAllianceOfEvil''' (Morgoth, Bauglir, The Supreme Dark Lord, The Great Enemy, Dark Enemy of the World, Belegurth)
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* Alignment: Evil (varies between Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic depending on his mood)
* Portfolio: Every single [[VillainTropes trope of evil]] '''EVER'''.

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* Symbol: His iron crown, with the Silmarils absent from it.
* Alignment: Evil (varies between Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic depending on ChaoticEvil, however he can just as easily pretend to be [[LawfulEvil Lawful]] or NeutralEvil if it suits his mood)
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* Portfolio: Every single [[VillainTropes trope [[SatanicArchetype Those Modeled After The Devil]], [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels The Greatest Of The Valar]] [[FallenAngel Turned The First Dark Lord]], [[GreaterScopeVillain Source of evil]] '''EVER'''.All Malady]], MadeOfEvil, EvilIsDeathlyCold [[EvilIsBurningHot And Burning Hot]], TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget, [[OverarchingVillain Casts A Shadow Over Arda]], CreativeSterility, AGodAmI, DarkIsEvil, VillainsWantMercy, [[GodOfEvil Lord Of All Discord and Malady]], [[TheCorrupter Corruption]], OmnicidalManiac



* Allies: [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} The Ebon Dragon]], in an uneasy "backstab opportunity" truce. For the betting ring on which one consumes or otherwise kills the other first out of sheer hatred of anything powerful (that is not of themselves) to become the True Ultimate Evil, please see Marge Simpson and Tsunade of the House of Commerce. The long shot bet is [[CthulhuMythos Azathoth]], for those betting on a surprise upset. A recent bet is in the form of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Grima]], [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} the Fell Dragon]], due to the similarities in they can't die normally, [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Arael]].
* Followers: Almost every villain to ever exist.
* He is one of the most powerful and feared of all villains, as the role given to him is to be the very embodiment of evil itself. As such, he can never be truly destroyed, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil for as long as evil exists in the hearts and minds of all living things in all the myriad universes and realities]], then so will he remain NighInvulnerable to all attempts to kill him.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan Is behind the creation of almost every villain born in 20th- and 21st-century fiction]].
* Has spent the past few score thousand years sealed away in the Void by gods now long forgotten. Is highly curious about this newfangled technology stuff mortals have come up with in his absence, but is learning fast enough that he's only set his hair on fire twice so far. Credited by ancient scrolls as developing [[EvilutionaryBiologist genetic engineering]] roughly 20,000 years before any other villain.
* Is rather pissed at Sauron for how poorly evil in Arda was managed in his absence. It took the gods themselves to dethrone Melkor's reign of terror, but all it took was [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings a few midgets and a "hey, look at this squad over here"]] to dethrone that incompetent minion he had running things.
* More recently, The Golden Spider has pissed off Melkor by claiming to be above the GodOfEvil. The Golden Spider's reasoning is that he is a Creator of Life, much like Eru, who was the one who created Melkor, meaning that Melkor was below him. Understandably, this turned many heads, considering the Golden Spider called such a thing into question.

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* Allies: [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} The Ebon Dragon]], in an uneasy "backstab opportunity" truce. For High Priest: [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Lord Foul the betting ring on which one consumes or otherwise kills the other first out of sheer hatred of anything powerful (that is not of themselves) to become the True Ultimate Evil, please see Marge Simpson and Tsunade of the House of Commerce. The long shot bet is [[CthulhuMythos Azathoth]], for those betting on a surprise upset. A recent bet is in the form of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Grima]], [[Pantheon/{{Otherness}} the Fell Dragon]], due to the similarities in they can't die normally, [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Arael]].
Despiser]]
* Followers: Almost [[Literature/{{TheBelgariad}} Torak]], [[Franchise/{{DarkTower}} The Crimson King]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The First Evil]], [[VideoGame/{{Alundra}} Melzas]]
* Superior: J.R.R Tolkein...[[AuthorExistenceFailure for the most part]]
* Allies: For now, he has an alliance of convenience with [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Nyarlathotep]] and [[Pantheon/{{VillainousAppearances}} Aku]]. In addition, he is in good graces with most [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying villains]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[EvilSorcerer sorcerers]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] of the evil alignment, and those who are MadeOfEvil
** Chief Enforcers: [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Sauron]] (his [[TheDragon original enforcer]] and BastardUnderstudy), Majin Buu (his [[TheBrute brute]]), The Ebon Dragon ([[TheStarscream sort of]]) and Johan Liebert (his EvilGenius)
* TheManBehindTheMan to: Quite possibly ''almost
every villain to ever exist.
exist'', with the certain exception of [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 Nekron]], [[Pantheon/PlanetaryAndCelestial Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] and the Anti-Monitor (and the debatable exception of [[Pantheon/BeastOther Ungoliant]] and [[Pantheon/RuinAndDestruction the Lich]]))
* He is one Rivals: [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]], [[Pantheon/{{TimeAndSpace}} Chaos]] (also occasional allies), [[Pantheon/MainHouseOtherGods1 The Anti-Monitor]]
* Enemies: Though he has '''many''' enemies, Melkor considers the subjugation and/or annihilation of [[Pantheon/{{Angels}} Manwe Ulimo]] (his brother), [[Pantheon/OthernessAbominations Ungoliant]] (his former ally), Cosmos, YHVH, Lucifer, [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]] and [[Pantheon/PersonalityMisc Philemon]] to take precedence. On a more personal [[EvilIsPetty and petty]] note, he considers [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]], [[Pantheon/{{Ambiguity}} Iroque]], [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], [[Pantheon/{{Power}} Goku]], [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]], [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]] and every creator god to be on top of his hit list.
* Opposes: '''Eru Illuvatar himself''', the Houses of Craft and Music, the sub-houses of Dragons.
* Ambiguous relationship with: [[Pantheon/VillainousArchetypes Krona the Mad Guardian]]
* Melkor, later renamed as Morgoth came to be as the first and mightiest
of the most powerful Ainur, created from the thought of Eru Illuvatar. Though second only to his Creator, he was not content to follow Eru's sacred design. He sought to create of his own, to make his own tunes which would bring discord and feared darkness. Thus would begin his transformation into the First Dark Lord, the Great Enemy of Arda and the GodOfEvil who sought to [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans remake]] [[OmnicidalManiac and destroy]] [[AGodAmI all villains, as the role given to him is to be the very embodiment of evil itself. As such, he can never be truly destroyed, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil for as long as evil exists in the hearts and minds of all living things in his image, above even Eru]]. Though his corruption still echos, Melkor himself was [[SealedEvilInACan locked away in the Timeless Halls]]. It was initially believed he would stay that way forever, or at least until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Dagor Dagorath]]. However, something caused his chains to break, and the Dark Lord wandered to find the Trope Pantheon. Now free of the narrative rules and structure of his home universe, Melkor believes he may finally be able to achieve his goal of degradating, corrupting and annihilating all the myriad universes and realities]], then so will he remain NighInvulnerable to all attempts to kill him.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan Is behind the creation of almost every villain born in 20th- and 21st-century fiction]].
*
existence.
**
Has spent the past few score thousand years sealed away in the Void by gods now long forgotten. Is highly curious about this newfangled technology stuff mortals have come up with in his absence, but is learning fast enough that he's only set his hair on fire twice so far. Credited by ancient scrolls as developing [[EvilutionaryBiologist genetic engineering]] roughly 20,000 years before any other villain.
* ** Is rather pissed at Sauron for how poorly evil in Arda was managed in his absence. It took the gods themselves to dethrone Melkor's reign of terror, but all it took was [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings a few midgets and a "hey, look at this squad over here"]] to dethrone that incompetent minion he had running things.
things.
** Melkor has sought out new enforcers, leading him to seek out the deadliest and most evil souls in creation. He has joined with three of them, founding the Four Horsemen; Majin Buu was chosen for sharing [[OmnicidalManiac his tastes]] and to serve as the muscle, Johan Liebert was chosen [[MoreThanMindControl to break the wills of men]] and help with intelligence, and The Ebon Dragon was chosen to defile and corrupt. While Buu has been kept in check due to his SweetTooth([[EvilIsNotAToy for the most part]]), the other two bide their time to usurp him. The Grand United Alliance of Good is deciding which would be a greater hassle for them.
* The Dark Enemy of the World is not merely the "god" of evil, but in all but a few rare occasions the source of evil ''itself''. Through his hateful thoughts Melkor brought discord into creation, marring the initial design. It hasn't been fully confirmed if he's responsible for evil in all universes, however most cataloged in the Trope Pantheon do recognize him as the source. Almost all villains from 20th and 21st century works are said to [[GreaterScopeVillain all originate from Melkor]]. It is a role Melkor has wholeheartedly embraced, leading to him becoming on of the four Cardinal Alignments. Many villains now serve under him in the Grand United Alliance of Evil, though it's hard to find those truly loyal to him.
** Melkor's influence and power seems to depend on how [[MoralityKitchenSink morality works]] in certain universes. He's stronger in worlds of [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black and White]] or [[EvilVersusEvil straight up black morality]], while weaker in worlds of [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey morality]]. Places like [[Literature/{{CthulhuMythos}} the Cthulhu Mythos]] where [[BlueAndOrangeMorality good and evil are quaint concepts]] are where he's most impotent, however.
** It's worth noting that while Melkor is responsible for evil in creation, he is ''not'' responsible for evil outside or preceding it. [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]] [[NoSell is unaffected by him]], having been created from [[PowerOfTheVoid the darkness preceding light]], while [[Pantheon/{{PlanetaryAndCelestial}} Amatsu-Mikaboshi]] existed long before the multiverse came into being, as does [[Pantheon/{{PhysicalAppearance}} Orgalorg]]. It's debated if [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} the Lich]] was one of the few evil beings preceding Melkor, but he doesn't think much of them.
*** Depending on who you ask, [[Pantheon/{{OthernessAbominations}} Ungoliant]] was either corrupted by him or actually an independent entity outside Illuvatar's dynamic. Though if Melkor ever had influence over her, it's gone.
** Recent evidence may suggest that even Melkor is not the initial source of evil. Rather, it may be Krona. Having interfered with creation, many in the GUAE believe that he may have been responsible for Melkor's FaceHeelTurn, and possibly even more. The Mad Guardian feels insulted by this; he wished to look back at the dawn of time in order to understand how all things came to be and why, any damage he did because of it is accidental. Further research revealed a more confusing truth; Melkor became evil on his own, but it was ''Krona's'' tampering that resulted in it manifesting as [[MadeOfEvil an actual substance]] he could spread and diffuse. Given the [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]] experiment Krona was doing, it may be a lot more accurate to say [[StableTimeLoop Melkor and Krona were behind each other]].
* Having spread his spirit across all of Middle-Earth, Melkor [[CompleteImmortality CANNOT die]] unless Arda itself is destroyed. He has used this opportunity [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu to mock]] [[Pantheon/{{LifeAndDeath}} Death herself]], as she seemingly can never take him. Didi hasn't responded, simply because she ''knows'' this is crock; Middle-Earth's destruction and recreation is inevitable. And when that happens, [[TheDevilIsALoser he'll be sniveling at her feet]] as Eru Illuvatar comes for him.
** As he is quite literally MadeOfEvil, it is likely that [[Pantheon/{{VillainousArchetypes}} Aku]] is a direct creation of his, and possibly [[Pantheon/{{PersonalityMisc}} Nyarlathotep]] as well. The latter denies this, stating that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humanity is inherently evil and required no prodding from a]] SatanicArchetype like Melkor. Still, as fellow representatives of evil, they have an alliance of convenience with one another.
** His nature as an evil-composed being makes him vulnerable to [[GoodHurtsEvil good-based auras and attacks]], though because of his strength it requires a ''lot'' of it. This, combined with her ability [[HeelFaceBrainwashing to force compassion on others]], makes [[Pantheon/{{AntiHeroes}} Iroque and the Indigo Light]] Melkor's [[KryptoniteFactor kryptonite]]. Having diffused so much of his being into evil, his physical body is weakened to the point he's a Greater God in her presence, an Intermediate God if she forces an Indigo Lantern ring on him(though his evil is too great to brainwash away) and a Demigod under the Avatar of Compassion, the Proselyte.
** He also fears [[Pantheon/{{FireAndElectricity}} the Ghost Rider's]] penance stare; having caused almost all evil and personal behind [[MoralEventHorizon many a horrible things]], the greatest Hell is for Johnny Blaze to [[DeathGlare stare in his eyes]]. Melkor '''refuses''' to fight him for this reason.
*** He was able to deflect a Spirit Bomb by [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} Son Goku]], due to being [[PureIsNotGood pure(evil)]]. His true concern over the Saiyans is if he and [[Pantheon/{{Pride}} Vegeta]] [[FusionDance fuse into Gogeta]]; his signature technique of the Stardust Breaker disintegrates [[MadeOfEvil physical evil]], which would leave him a husk.
* The First Dark Lord is not just evil on a grand scale, but on a petty level as well. Though once great, he now takes greater joy in the corruption of mortals, and the misery of his enemies in even the most minor of achievements. It is this which in part led him to form the Grand United Alliance of Evil; [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans to befoul creation]] and [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil create a playground for evil]] all to spite existence and Eru Illuvatar.
** Desires to slay [[Pantheon/{{Nature}} Amaterasu]], Goddess of the Sun, in hopes of re-living his destruction of the Two Lamps. He also seeks to slay [[Pantheon/{{Dragons}} Io]] and take over the sub-house of Dragons, whom he claims to be his creations.
** Will go [[BerserkButton ballistic]] if anybody mentions [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Fingolfin.]]
* Many regard Melkor's backstory and portfolio as being remarkable similar to the well-known tale of [[{{Satan}} Archangel Lucifer, better known as Satan or The Devil]]. It is believed by most that he ''is'' none other than [[SatanicArchetype the Devil himself]]. [[Pantheon/{{Demons}} The Beast]] would disagree, stating that ''he'' is the true Devil and influenced Melkor. Lucifer thinks they're both full of shit.
** Is likely the source behind TheDarkSide, however [[Pantheon/{{Hatred}} Sheev]] [[Pantheon/{{Leadership}} Palpatine]] believes the reverse to be true. He certainly emenates it, putting him at odds with the entire Jedi Order.
* More recently, The Golden Spider has pissed off Melkor by claiming to be above the GodOfEvil. The Golden Spider's reasoning is that he is a Creator of Life, much like Eru, who was the one who created Melkor, meaning that Melkor was below him. Understandably, this turned many heads, considering the Golden Spider called such a thing into question. Given his previous experience with Ungoliant, Melkor might have arachnophobia
** In general, the presence of other creator deities is something that aggravates the Dark Lord to no end. Ultimately impotent against the forces of his own creator, Melkor seeks to take his anger out on the other creative forces in the pantheon.
** Out of necessity Melkor yields to the Holy Trinity, something of which he detests. Covertly he's searching for a weak link, which he believes may exist in Haruhi as [[spoiler:she was almost a victim of deicide.]] He's not sure if he bother trying to find a weak link with Dream, [[spoiler:since even if he were to die someone would retro-actively take his place.]]
** Though [[Pantheon/{{Quirks}} J.R.R Tolkein]] is a superior of sorts for Melkor, the Dark Enemy argues otherwise, as [[AuthorExistenceFailure he passed before]] The Silmarilian could be finished. Tolkein is still recognized as his superior by most, as he's still behind the tales of Middle-Earth and the story was completed by his son Christopher(who has been promised a position if he ever ascends). Most regard this as just Melkor unable to accept he has superiors.



** Lucifer's response was ''considerably'' more succint: [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker "Inside voice, please."]][[/note]]
* May be afraid of spiders, due to Ungoliant and the Golden Spider.
* Will go [[BerserkButton ballistic]] if anybody mentions [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Fingolfin.]]

to:

** Lucifer's response was ''considerably'' more succint: succinct: [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker "Inside voice, please."]][[/note]]
* May be afraid of spiders, Behind all his [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans dystopic ambitions]], [[{{Sadist}} unending cruelty]] [[OmnicidalManiac and malice]], Melkor was driven due to Ungoliant a desire to create. It is a power [[CreativeSterility he could never obtain]], due to the nature of evil in his universe. And it is a power he'll never have outside, as he cannot escape the limitations put on him by his creator. Only able to mock and corrupt, Melkor seeks to steal the Golden Spider.
* Will go [[BerserkButton ballistic]]
power of all creator gods in the pantheon, and if anybody mentions [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Fingolfin.]]not [[IfICantHaveYou will befoul, torture and destroy them the best he can]]. Good, neutral and evil, all those with ThePowerOfCreation [[EnemyMine unite in enmity towards the Enemy of Middle-Earth]].
** Hates hates '''HATES''' the House of Craft. The Great Enemy feels that it's mere existence laughs at his CreativeSterility, and wants to burn it down completely. He tried to do exactly that, however had the severe misfortune of getting ''[[CosmicEntity Destruction]]'' mad. [[CurbStompBattle Melkor would learn first hand that "evil" is nothing compared to the force of destruction]], leading to him [[VillainsWantMercy begging for mercy]]. Destruction let him go, on the warning that he ''never'' try to destroy the House of Craft again. The rest of the GUAE has been warned not to mock this crushing defeat; Melkor has learned much from the House of Slaughter, and has devised [[ColdBloodedTorture methods of torture]] few could top.
** He also despises the House of Music, as it reminds him of the Great Music at the dawn of creation. Unlike with the House of Craft, the House of Music have found repelling him ''a lot'' more difficult.
*** Is fearful of [[Pantheon/{{Heroes}} Superman]], for having [[ComicBook/{{FinalCrisis}} taken out Darkseid with music]].
** Melkor's ultimate ambition, to spite the cosmos itself, [[OmnicidalManiac is to destroy all reality]] for ''daring'' [[EvilIsPetty to not be something HE made]]. While this does make him inclined towards the Grand United Alliance of Destruction, the Dark Lord has refused any alliance with them; he and he alone should have the right to smash the multiverse into dust, not [[Pantheon/{{RuinAndDestruction}} Nekron]]. As such, he considers [[Pantheon/{{SpecializedNarratives}} the Anti-Monitor]] as a rival. The Anti-Monitor doesn't think much of Melkor however, considering him to be "[[PsychopathicManchild an immature child mad that he didn't get the toys he wanted]]". To keep what little loyalty the villains have to him, Melkor has kept this a secret.
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