The bad guys from ''Literature/TheBible'' are well known and as such don't require introduction, and [[VillainByDefault everyone knows they are evil]]. The really handy thing is that many of them are regularly theorized to be [[BlessedWithSuck cursed]] with [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortality]] as part of their punishment for being bad guys, providing a decent reason for them to show up in any time period.

'''Note:''' {{Satan}}, GodIsEvil, and the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse have their own tropes.

'''Note 2:''' Simply [[MeaningfulName sharing a name with any of these is symbolic]], but not enough for a character to qualify. They have to actually ''be'' the same person as the one in ''The Bible'' to be this trope. If the name is the only connection, see [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/BiblicalNames Names To Run Away From: Biblical Names]]. See also the NameOfCain and TheDescendantsOfCain.

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* ComicBook/VandalSavage [[DependingOnTheWriter may have been]] Cain [[TheFogOfAges and forgotten.]]
* Over at DC Comics, [[spoiler: it has been revealed that ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger is Judas Iscariot.]] In this case he's actually repented since then, and has spent the past two thousand years helping people from the shadows as penance.

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[[folder:Film]]

* ''Film/TheLibrarian'' has Judas as the first vampire.
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'' [[spoiler: Dracula is Judas who is also the Wandering Jew, a legend of a man forced to WalkTheEarth very clearly based on the story of Cain.]] Interestingly, [[spoiler:the way to kill him is to re-create the conditions of the incomplete hanging that caused him to be trapped between life and death]].

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[[folder:Literature]]

* [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Grendel]] is sometimes portrayed as Cain in later adaptations. What we have of the original was rewritten to include Christian elements, so this isn't particularly surprising (though the wording it uses would imply a ''descendant'' of Cain.)
* Not a direct example, but The Knights of the Blackened Denarius in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' get their powers from 30 silver coins, each with a fallen angel inside. The coins are heavily implied to be ''the'' 30 coins that Judas was paid to betray Jesus. Nicodemus, leader of the Knights, also wears the noose Judas hung himself with as a necktie; it offers him protection from anything. [[spoiler: Except, as Harry finds out when he tugs on the end of it, itself]].
* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'' gives us Lucyfar, a sorceress who claims to be the Archangel Lucifer, Princess of Darkness. Most people think she's crazy or lying, but she is surprisingly powerful when she gets serious. The crown of black fire, especially, is the kind of thing that makes you re-evaluate your assumptions.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]

* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Cain killed Abel to prevent his brother from being corrupted by Lucifer and then became one of the first demons. He was the first [[EliteMooks Knight of Hell]] and trained all the others, including BigBadEnsemble member Abaddon. He then [[LoveRedeems fell in love]] with a human woman and had a HeelFaceTurn. After she was killed by Abaddon, he slaughtered most of the other Knights and went into hiding. Dean and Crowley accidentally track him down when they search for a weapon that can kill Abaddon.

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[[folder:Music]]

* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' deconstructs Judas.

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the first vampire is named "Caine" and is the Cain from the Bible. In ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' (in the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness same universe]]), it's noted that Caine invented murder and the killing of sentients.
** Though in the vampire mythology Caine was the MessianicArchetype who righted wrongs and punished the wicked.
** Cain is also alluded to in the VideoGame ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. [[spoiler:Apparently, he spends his eternal afterlife working as a cab driver in Downtown LA.]] Playing as a [[MadOracle Malkavian]], you realize this when [[spoiler:you eventually meet him]]. You would GoMadFromTheRevelation, but, y'know, you already ''are''.
** According to the in-universe Vampire scripture ''The Book of Nod'', Caine spent a good amount of time with Adam's first wife Lilith, who taught him all about the [[FunctionalMagic Disciplines]]. It's not quite clear what she is, but she definitely had some sort of supernatural power and probably wasn't a Vampire herself, at least not in the same way that Caine was.
*** TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion suggests she might be Grandmother.
* In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', Nimrod is portrayed as one of the first [[SlasherMovie slashers]].

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[[folder:Video Games]]

* [[spoiler:Naoya]] in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' [[spoiler:is a reincarnation of Cain, punished by God to be reborn every time the old body dies, and has the memory of every life time he has lived ever since his first life. [[ThePunishment Over his long life he has become obsessed with revenge]] and seeks to achieve that by having Abel, the player character]], rebel against God. Granted, this is ''MegaTen'', so [[GodIsEvil YHWH]] [[GreyAndGreyMorality kinda deserves it]]. It is implied in Overclocked that YHWH [[spoiler:manipulated Cain into killing Abel.]]
* It is hinted at that the Nod commander Kane in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'' is... Cain. Evidence for indicates that he is shown to be the same age during the 1940s, he survives an Ion Cannon blast that he embraces and when assumed to be be the Biblical Cain by followers does not deny it. ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' confirms it, since you find Abel's tomb beneath the Temple of Nod. In the rather poorly received final chapter known as ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianTwilight'', it is revealed that Cain is [[spoiler:actually an alien stranded on Earth for the past thousands of years, and has likely shaped the advance of civilisation to reach a point when he can leave the planet. He phoned home at the ending, leaving through a portal left by a failed AlienInvasion.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]'' it's revealed in the optional glyphs that Cain killed Abel [[spoiler: over a Piece of Eden and was the founder of the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templar Order]].]]

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Subverted in the Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[TheVerse verse]]. Cain is actually a ''nice'' guy (and in [[BlackAndGreyMorality this world, that's saying something]]) and TheAtoner, only harmful to plants due to his EnemyToAllLivingThings status. His brother [[CainAndAbel Abel]] on the other hand, is a BloodKnight. It's suggested that their lives for the past few millennia have changed them.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' Haman was depicted as an EldritchAbomination that the Synagogue of Anti-Semitic Jews wants to summon to take over the Jewish people. (Yeah, they were just [[RuleOfFunny reveling]] in ArtisticLicenseReligion on this one.)

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