''The Devil King is Bored'' is a (so far) none-too serious manwah (Korean manga) about the Devil King. As the title suggests, he's ''bored!'' Unluckily for his subjects, his entertainment often comes at their expense. Luckily for us, his antics are absolutely ''priceless!'' Now follow the Devil King as he seeks out entertainment by tormenting his people, beating his more annoying subjects to a pulp, [[DamselInDistress kidnapping princesses]], and [[HilarityEnsues making us laugh!]] Overall, ''TheDevilKingIsBored'' looks to be a parody of the typical HeroicFantasy stereotypes that every early EasternRPG seemed to follow.

Translations can be read on almost any major manga site.

!! ''The Devil King is Bored'' provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Succubus.
* BadBoss: Where to even ''begin?''
** While the Devil King is horribly abusive to anyone directly under his command, it's played with in that he's actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold; he stands up for his subordinates when they're really in trouble (or at least when anyone ''else'' is tormenting them). One of his lieutenants also says he likes him because he doesn't make them invade the human realm or fight against angels, so by the standards of Devil Kings he may be better than he seems.
* BatmanGambit: The Devil King purposely kidnapped the Princess in the hopes that Heroes would be sent to rescue her.
* BloodKnight: The only thing that really gets the Devil King excited is the possibility of a serious fight, to the point where he'll deliberately spare enemies in hopes that they'll be stronger next time. Most clearly visible [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c036/16.html here]], but his desire to attract interesting people to fight is what kicks off the real plot.
* ButtMonkey: Mashim and the human king in particular, but really, nearly everyone who isn't the Devil King ends up in this role eventually. (And the Devil King, while he gets to torment everyone, is always bored.)
* CampGay: One of the Devil King's [[TheFourGods Four Heavenly Kings]] is... the King of the Gays. He is about as camp as you would expect.
* CatchPhrase: [[ForTheLulz "Cause I'm bored."]]
* CerebusSyndrome: Early on, the Devil King angrily tells Succubus that he told her never to use her dream-controlling magic on him; this is played off as just another joke about him lashing out at his subjects. Later, in [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/129614/the-devil-king-is-bored_ch17_by_webtoon-live chapter 17]], we see exactly what dreams she keeps sending him and learn a bit about his backstory in the process, and it's not at all humorous.
* ComeToGawk: Parodied. When Mashim has been captured by humans, Succubus invites a bunch of demons to come and laugh at him from outside of his cell.
* [[ComicallyInvincibleHero Comically Invincible Villain Protagonist]]: The devil king is stupidly strong. In the backstory, the united armies of Heaven and humanity defeated his entire kingdom and every other demon, and ''still couldn't beat him''.
* CrystalDragonJesus: As it is a parody of early EasternRPG stereotypes, the story does take cues from Christianity in much the same way that one would expect a JRPG of the eighties or nineties would, only parodied.
* DirtyCoward: Priestess Chloe. ''The Archangel Gabriel himself'' is shocked at how such a selfish and greedy priestess has so much holy power.
* DistressedDamsel: Again, parodied. The only reason the Devil King kidnaps her in the first place is to attract powerful opponents and create some excitement for himself as a result.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Devil King regularly massacres his subjects in order to entertain himself, but when he finds one mortally wounded and is attacked by the ones responsible, he'll star an even ''bigger'' massacre!
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Played as IWasJustPassingThrough in chapter 16, when the Devil King revives the Red Demon (even though he'd fled from hell, betraying him), telling him that he hadn't been given permission to die.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Devil King might be a colossal jerk to his underlings, but he supports them when it counts, as when he [[spoiler:heals Mashim's horns]].
** His true nature is foreshadowed [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c003/17.html here]], too.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Also parodied. The heroes, their leader in particular, nearly freak out when they find out that the Devil King has kidnapped the king's daughter and, due to extenuating political circumstances, cannot send a full-scale army into hell to rescue her, and that they've been selected to go save them. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c010/11.html The look on his face has to be seen to be believed.]]
* LethalChef: The princess. She's so bad that when she cooks for her father, he thinks she's ''trying to kill him''. Her cooking is amazing to demons though.
* NobleDemon: Surprisingly, the Devil King. He says that the humans who entered through the portals he entered were [[http://www.mangareader.net/the-devil-king-is-bored/31/13 his guests]], which is why he always sent them back alive after beating them; humans who sneak in without following the rules don't get that respect.
* RealityEnsues: One chapter shows what happens when the human king tries to act the way the Devil King does, without his ridiculous personal might. It doesn't go well for him.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Archangel Gabriel takes one look at the Devil King and bails. Priestess Chloe immediately follows suit.]]
* ShoutOut: Lots.
** Apparently [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c003/5.html has a mustache in this world.]]
** [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c013/3.html Is that really Mashim,]] or is it [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral?]]
** V's speech from ComicBook/VForVendetta is quoted in chapter 16.
** The butler uses a [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} portal gun]] to prevent the princess from escaping.
** When the king first tastes the princess' LethalChef food, there's a panel referencing {{Warcraft}} 3's [[spoiler:fratricide]].
** The investigators when the princess is kidnapped look [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/82758/the-devil-king-is-bored_ch09_by_webtoon-live remarkably familiar.]]
** The VideoGame/{{Portal}} cake makes an appearance in chapter 32.
** There are quite a few Anime/{{Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann}} references starting [[http://mangafox.me/manga/the_devil_king_is_bored/c032/18.html here.]]
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Inverted. The Devil King immediately appears before the heroes when they arrive in Hell and uses his ultimate attack, Blood Requiem, beating them instantly. [[LampshadeHanging They soon call him out on this.]]
* TheStarscream: Mashim, otherwise known as "Number Two" is a Devil that constantly tries to take the current Devil King's place. Sadly for him, he's a supreme ButtMonkey and can never get away with anything.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After nearly 29 chapters of being relentlessly tormented and treated as a butt-monkey, often by the Devil King himself, [[spoiler:the depowered Mashim finally gets a chance to shine when the Devil King arrives and immediately restores his powers.]]
* {{Troll}}: The Devil king.
* VillainousCrush: The Princess is convinced that this was the Devil King's reason for kidnapping her.
* VillainProtagonist: A comedic variant.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The Princess is convinced that she's in a LoveTriangle romance story between her, the Devil King, and a hero (who she hasn't even met yet.)
* XanatosGambit: Pulled off by the Red Devil after he's become friends with a human girl and convinced that this girl has been kidnapped. If he rescues her, then everything's fine, but if something happens to him, ''the Devil King shows up!''