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Big Bad of Zoroastrianism. Literature
- There's Dr. Mark Ahriman in False Memory by Dean Koontz.
- The dark wizard in the book Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson. He's an Anti-Villain if not a Harmless Villain, though.
- The name of the most powerful Chaos sorcerer from Warhammer 40,000.
- Also a recurring monster in the Final Fantasy series.
- Big Bad of Prince of Persia (2008).
- In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Hikawa's Demonic Sponsor is named Ahriman.
- Arrem, Big Bad of Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys
- "Angra Mainyu" is the name given to the Greater-Scope Villain of Fate/stay night. It's not the actual Angra Mainyu, but rather an unintentional, magical human creation.
Anime and Manga
- The demon possessing Akira Fudoh.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX had Adrian Gecko as "Amon Garam" in the original Japanese versions.
- The name of Djinn, whose dungeon was conquered by Alibaba.
- Neverwinter Nights 2 has a demon binder named Ammon Jerro.
- Amon is the name for the Sinistral of Chaos in the first two Lufia games.
- In Shadow Hearts and its sequel, Amon is one part of a demonic trinity. It is first used by Albert Simon to combat Yuri. It later becomes the method Yuri uses to challenge the second games Big Bads who had made pacts with the other two points on the trinity, Asmodeus and Astaroth.
- This is the name of the new Big Bad in the Starcraft II series beginning with Heart of The Swarm - a fallen Xel'Naga.
- Amon from The Legend of Korra
- Real life Nazi Commandant Amon Goeth, featured in Schindler's List.
- Asmodean is one of the Forsaken from The Wheel of Time.
- Asmodeus Poisonteeth, the giant adder from Redwall.
Anime and Manga
- The titular character in Yondemasu Azazel San
- Bad guy in The Sandman, lots of mouths. Was meant to be the demon, though.
- Nightcrawler's father calls himself Azazel.
- The body-hopping demon squaring off against Denzel Washington in Fallen.
- The member of the Hellfire Club from X-Men: First Class.
- The "dog-man" in The Island of Doctor Moreau (1996).
- One of Woland's henchmen from The Master and Margarita. Notable in that, almost certainly, this actually is the demon Azazel.
- The Big Bad of Supernatural Seasons 1 and 2, revealed at the end of Season 4 to have actually have been taking orders from Lucifer.
- It's spelled with three a's in the television series Hex, but the intention is still there.
- The latest (final boss) of the Tekken games.
- There's a little-known (and rather bad) c-64 game called Death Bringer. Its main villain is named Azazael.
- This is the name of one of Isaac's alter-egos in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. He's by far the most demonic of said alter-egos, with little batlike wings and a short-range version of the infamous Brimstone attack as a primary weapon. The name carries a double meaning — depending on interpretation, the Biblical Azazel is either a demon, or (like Isaac himself) a sacrificial offering.
Anime and Manga
- The titular character from Beelzebub, though he's a infant.
- Infernoid Beelzebul/Antra in Yu-Gi-Oh! is based on Beelzebub. It even resembles a gigantic robotic fly.
- A giant prehistoric toad has been named Beelzebufo.
Anime and Manga
- BelialVamdemon, Big Bad of Digimon Adventure 02. Digimon loves this, apparently. Was dubbed as MaloMyotismon, which still evokes the adjective variety, but fell flat. Then again, so did BelialVamdemon.
- Then again, according to some mythos, Belial was the very demon who tempted Lucifer.
- Momo Velia Deviluke from To Love-Ru.
- Angel Sanctuary: The Mad Hatter, one of the Seven Satans of Hell, whose sin is Pride, was given the name Belial by God. Not only does Kaori Yuki mention that the name means "useless", but Belial is also mentioned as being in love with Lucifer.
- Belial, Master of the Dark Angel's First Company, the Deathwing, from Warhammer 40000.
- Berial is the name of a boss in Devil May Cry 4.
- In Sanctuary, this is the name of the Lord of Lies. In Diablo III, he's behind Maghda and the Dark Coven from Act I and the trouble in Caldeum in Act II, and you're charged with taking him out.
- Also Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, in which he is fought alongside one named Belzeber (Baalzebul or Beelzebub) and subsequent to one named Azazer (Azazel). Oh, and the guy they work for is called Lucifer, though the American port, at least, changed it to Luther.
- Belial's used to such an extreme in Devil Survivor that not only do they have a boss named "Belial", but if a demon so much as has "Bel" in its name, you know it's going to be a tough fight. It even reaches the point where they renamed Baldr to Beldr so that he could fit the rule.
- Belial is the name of a boss in Wild ARMs 4.
- Belias, the fire demon Esper in Final Fantasy XII.
- The bio stage boss in Gradius IV is supposed to be named this, although it's transliterated as "Viral" in the US manual.
- A Recurring Boss in Odin Sphere. Played straight in that while he is a dragon trusting of humanity, he was magically enthralled to the Wise Men as a result and winds up fighting every protagonist, with Cornelius as his final opponent.
- Oracle of Tao, the first Big Bad is Belial. The second is a fictitious angel named Estheriel.
- One of the heroes is named Azrael, below.
- Belial means "worthless" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, wicked or lawless men were commonly referred to as "sons of Belial."
A recent development, as historically Damien is the name of at least one saint. Film
- Of The Prophecy and The Omen fame. (In fact, the name likely wouldn't have fit this Trope at all if it hadn't been forever stained by the second movie.)
- The main antagonist of Snowboard Kids 2 is a blue skinned demon named Damien. Though he's incredibly weak to the point that he rides the POVERTY BOARD.
- Also features in El Goonish Shive.
- Also features in White Dark Life, though that Damien starts out as a Harmless Villain and eventually becomes a fully-fledged good guy.
- In the web series Flander's Company, the character Damien Parker is revealed toward season 2 to possess a second, psychotic personality with awfully powerful psychic abilities. In order to distinguish the two personalities from each other, the "good" personality is referred as "Dr. Parker", while the evil one is referred as "Damien".
- Damien, the son of Satan on South Park.
- One of The West Memphis Three, who were mistakenly accused of a hideous triple satanic ritualistic murder, had the name Damien Echols, which naturally got him eyed as the ringleader.
Anime and Manga
- Hiruma from Eyeshield 21 has the kanji for "demon" in his name, 魔. His name means "Devil in broad daylight"...
- The Demon sisters, the red-skinned girls who first appear as the new school queens in episode 6 of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Guess what? They're demons.
- Sonic the Comic: Super Sonic's In-Series Nickname is demon.
- In the Batman comics, "Ra's Al-Ghul" translates to "the demon's head" in Arabic.
- A Song of Ice and Fire:
- One of Ramsay Bolton's men is called Damon Dance-for-me.
- Daemon Blackfyre was a relative of the royal Targaryen family who proved to be the single-biggest threat to the unity of the realm prior to the War of the Five Kings. He sparked a massive and years-long civil war to claim his birthright when a Succession Crisis occurred roughly a hundred years prior to the start of the story proper.
- Demandred, the name of one of the Forsaken from The Wheel of Time, is a contraction of "demon" and "dread".
- Demonica from the PS2 medieval take on Powerstone, Barbarian. Though her story is different, you can definitely see the resemblance in body stance, personality, and the reasons for despising humans.
- Akuma, the American name of Gouki from Street Fighter.
- "Demon of the Western Sea" Chosokabe Motochika and Shimazu "the Ogre" from Sengoku Basara.
- Girl Genius: One of the Mongfish sisters was named Demonica.
- The Demon Core, a fourteen pound ball of Plutonium that was used in various experiments during the 1940s. Lab accidents lead to two researchers dying of acute radiation poisoning.
Anime and Manga
- Diavolo (Italian for "devil") from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
- The Devil Z from Wangan Midnight, a car so powerful and dangerous that all previous owners have met with often fatal crashes.
- The Deviluke family from To Love-Ru.
- Devilmon, Demidevimon, Diablomon/Diaborumon from Digimon.
- The Tuffles in the Dragon Ball verse, whose name sounds like teufel, the German word for devil.
- There's also Hercule/Mr. Satan's daughter, Videl, an anagram for "Devil" keeping the theme naming.
- Devil (Dark) Gundam in Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
- Devilance the Pursuer, member of Darkseid's elite.
- Played for laughs in an issue of The Sandman when someone tries to register at an anonymous serial killer's convention under the alias "The Devil" and is asked to clarify which state he's knows as "The Devil" in as they already have ones from New Jersey and Oregon.
- Mrs. Deverill from Raven's Gate
- Devilicus from the "Warrior Angel" comics in Smallville. He was once best friends with Warrior Angel, a visitor from another planet, but later became one of his greatest enemies.
- In the BattleTech canon, The Dragon to Warlord Grieg Samsonov, and the man who enacts with gusto Samsonov's plans to frame Wolf's Dragoons for various crimes as a pretext to having House Kurita taken them over and force them to become a regular DCMS unit, is named Jerry Akuma. Akuma is a Japanese word for a malevolent demon, analogous to the Devil.
- Who else but Diablo, the Lord of Terror and the lord of all demons from the game series bearing his name? This one may be too obvious to count in, however.
- Devil King (Oda Nobunaga) from Devil Kings.
- Monster Hunter provides Diablos, the Unforgiving Tyrant, who is just as nasty as he sounds. Tri adds Deviljho to the lineup.
- Does being named after a chord specifically nicknamed "The Devil in Music" count? Because if it does, chalk one up for Ghetsis (G-Cis tritone) Harmonia, the biggest bad yet in Pokémon.
- Cyberbots: Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX. Not very subtle.
- Charby the Vampirate has "Devil Eyes" Quixoto, a vampire that likes to use him telepathy to mentally torture his victims before feeding from them and leaving them to be finished off by wild animals and whose preferred food is human children. Charby himself counts at the beginning of the comic with his casual murder of humans for just annoying him regardless of their age and reputation as a killer of Vampire Hunters along with his hated epithet of "Little Devil".
- In Gosu we have Sa Paecheon, the "Devil of the Venom Hands". Given to him for his lethal mastery over his poison-coated Flying Venom Steel Whips, Sa Paecheon was a monster on the battlefield and a person you did not want to cross.
- Cruella de Vil, whose name has "cruel," "devil," and "evil" in it. Just run away now. Especially if you have any animals with you.
- The P-38 Lightning, known to the German Luftwaffe as der Gabelschwanz Teufel, "the Fork Tailed Devil".
- The United States Marines have the nickname of Devil Dogs, coming from the German Teufelhunden from The Great War.
- The Kalanchoe daigremontiana has lots of names, including "The Devil's Backbone." It is poisonous, but only if you eat it. It does, however, reproduce at a terrifying rate.
- The patriarch of the Hatfield clan, from the infamous McCoy-Hatfield feud which dragged on for decades, was named William Anderson Hatfield—but was better known by his nickname, "Devil Anse" Hatfield. (He was portrayed by Kevin Costner in the History Channel miniseries.)
General Demonic Names
Anime and Manga
- In Higurashi: When They Cry the Sonozaki sisters and their grandmother all have the character for 'oni' (demon) in their names. (The twins' mother did, too, but had to change the spelling when she got married.) It's an old family tradition...
- For Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, the assassins of the Varia squad have names like Leviathan, Belphegor, and Mammon.
- Lala Satalin (for "Satan") Deviluke, Nana Asta (for "Astaroth") Deviluke and Momo Velia (for "Belial") Deviluke from To Love-Ru. And especially their father, Gid Lucione (for "Lucifer") Deviluke.
- If you go for a variant on "beelzebub" or "satan", you'll generally look like you're trying too hard, though. Unless you're in Japan: Mr. Satan (from Dragon Ball). He's not evil, though, and while he'd be a badass in any other Verse, in Dragon Ball Z he's a Muggle with delusions of grandeur. Digimon also gives us Demon, Beelzebumon, and SkullSatamon. They were dubbed as Daemon, Beelzemon, and... SkullSatamon?!
- The Big Bad of From Dusk Till Dawn is a vamp (both literally and figuratively) named Santánico Pandemonium.
- Subverted in Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy, as, when Han and Lando first meet Garm Bel Iblis, they disagree on whether he can be trusted, with Han sure he's on the up-and-up, while Lando is more suspicious. Readers familiar with this trope might tend to side with Lando, since Garm was the name, in Norse myth, of the Hound that guarded the gate to the underworld, while Bel, an alternate spelling of ba'al, in Christian demonology, was/is the name of a demon, while, Iblis is, in Arabic, an alternate name for Satan. It turns out, however, that Han is right and Garm Bel Iblis is a straightforward white-hat.
- Kings: Vesper Abbadon, portrayed by Brian Cox.
- Battlestar Galactica (1978) has the Satanic Archetype Count Iblis, who may be a Sufficiently Advanced Alien or an actual demon.
- Umineko: When They Cry has the Quirky Miniboss Squad, the Seven Sisters of Purgatory: Lucifer, Satan, Asmodeus, Beelzebub, Leviathan, Belphegor, and Mammon. Their main job in the series is carrying out human sacrifices to resurrect their mistress. (And Fanservice.)
- The demons from Ars Goetia - Ronove, Gaap, Zepar, and Furfur - also follow this trope pretty well, to the same extent as the Stakes of Purgatory.
- Cookie Clicker has demonic upgrades buyable when Ascending, which help you retain optimal cookie production for a time after closing the game (starts at one hour, with each new upgrade doubling that time). The upgrades are, in order: Belphegor, Mammon, Abaddon, Satan, Asmodeus, Beelzebub and Lucifer. Their counterpart, the angelic upgrades, cause the cookie production after said time to increase.
- Caim from Drakengard. Named after a demon of the Ars Goetia. Rides a dragon. Completely batshit insane.
- Yao Guai (Chinese for demon) in the Fallout series.
- The Verlac (German origin, "warlock") family of Cosmic Horror cultists in Anchorhead.
- Doc Scratch from Homestuck, an enigmatic, subtle figure with mysterious, vast powers and ambiguous morality at best, almost like Old Scratch himself.
- Chernabog (Slavic for "black god") in Fantasia.
Anime and Manga
- The main villain of Mazinger Z was Doctor Hell. Somehow neither that, the Evil Laugh or the creepy purple skin were enough for people to figure out he was evil until it was too late. The dubbed version (Tranzor Z) was worried people might be offended by that, so they called him "Doctor Demon" instead. Yeah, that's a LOT better.
- In Shin Mazinger, on the other hand, everyone was able to figure him out rather quickly, even before the purple skin.
- InuYasha has Naraku, a pun on the word "Naraka", the term for Hell in Buddhism.
- Integra Hellsing, though running won't help, as she's a perfect shot. And that's if she doesn't decide to sic Alucard, her even worse servant, on you.
- Anton Hellgate, recurring villain in Marvel's Ghost Rider comics during the 90's.
- Hellhound, used by two DC villains. The second bought the rights to the name.
- Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) in the B-classic Hell Comes To Frogtown.
- Possibly an allusion: Dr. Abraham van Helsing from Dracula. The anime Hellsing added an extra L, just to be clear.
- Nymeria from A Song of Ice and Fire picks up the nickname Hellbitch when she becomes alpha of a whole bunch of wolfpacks.
- Hell Tanner from Damnation Alley.
- Variation: the Forsaken Lanfear in The Wheel of Time, whose name comes from the French "l'enfer" meaning Hell.
- Weapons dealer Randolph Hellebore, the main antagonist from SilverFin.
- Abassador Hell from the original Kamen Rider.
- The Trope Namer and Ur-Example would have to be Hel, the Norse death goddess. Her realm is also called Hel, and this name was later absorbed into the English language to refer to the Christian underworld.
- Front Mission: Gun Hazard has Colonel Ark Hellbrand, whose military takeover of the Republic of Bergen kicks off the plot. Really, though, putting a guy with a last name like "Hellbrand" in charge of anything but maybe a fundraising dinner is genre blind bordering on suicidal.
- Grom Hellscream from Warcraft II and III, and his son Garrosh in World of Warcraft.
- Infernals are giant golems of rock and fire summoned by demons and warlocks in Warcraft III and World of Warcraft.
- Inferno, the boss of SoulCalibur I and SoulCalibur II.
- Two words: Vampyroteuthis infernalis, "Vampire Squid from Hell".
According to various traditions (but not Biblical canon), Lilith was a Psycho Prototype for Eve who rebelled against God and Adam, then became a demon and gave birth to a ton more demons. Anime and Manga
- One of the original Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion. She's not that evil, mind you, but she's still quite eldritch and threatening.
- Vampirella's mother is named Lilith.
- The name of another Wicked Witch on Doctor Who.
- On Supernatural, Lilith was a woman who was corrupted by Satan and became the first demon he created.
- Evil lawyer Lilah Morgan in Angel has a variation on the name.
- Lilith was the first vampire in True Blood, and her possession of Bill gave him all her powers, including telekinesis and immunity from staking.
- Robin of Sherwood has a character called Lilith as one of the girlfriends of Evil Sorceror the Baron de Belleme, who after his death successfully seduces/brainwashes Robin into helping her to resurrect him.
- Infernoid Lilith in Yu-Gi-Oh!. She fuses with Elshaddoll Nephilim/Construct and becomes Elshaddoll Anomalilith. After the destruction of Anomalilith by the hands of Nekroz of Sophia and Planetellarknight Ptolemaios, Lilith's head gathers the dekatrons of the other Infernoids and transforms into Infernoid Tierra.
- Lilith Pleasant in The Sims 2 is a downplayed version, being a goth Emo Teen. However, it is a Meaningful Name, as she is contrasted with her dutiful twin sister Angela.
- The Binding of Isaac has Lilith as a new alter-ego for Isaac in the Afterbirth expansion. She's a demon who has her eyes bandaged so she can't use tears, instead depending on familiars to fight.
Anime and Manga
- Lucemon of Digimon Frontier.
- Ulquiorra Cifer from Bleach.
- Gid Lucion Deviluke in To Love-Ru.
- VF-27 Lucifer, a Transforming Mecha from Macross Frontier.
- Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter
- Le Chiffre, of Casino Royale, gets bonus points for being a pretty good spy name even in translation - it means "the number" or "the cypher".
- Valentine Morgenstern of The Mortal Instruments. His last name means "Fallen star", referring to the fallen angel, Lucifer. You'd think that an organization as biblically based as the Shadowhunters would have been a little concerned when the guy whose last name essentially meant "Lucifer" began to gain so much power...
- In Angel, the lawyers of the evil Occult Law Firm Wolfram & Hart have an unusual frequency of "LM" initials (Lee Mercer, Lyndsey McDonald, Lilah Morgan, Lynwood Murrow). Although never confirmed as deliberate, there's a common fan interpretation that this derives from Lucifer Morningstar.
- In Jack Taylor, the girls at one of Ireland's notorious Magdalene laundries (workhouse institutions run by the Catholic Church which took in "fallen women" to do demeaning labor, like laundering clothes) used to refer to one particularly sadistic nun as "Lucifer."
- Similarily, "Lucien" is also a name to be found on dangerous people, as Oblivion, Fable, and RuneScape demonstrate.
- Lucifron, a monster in World of Warcraft.
- The Big Bad in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series, although he was renamed Loki or Rushifell in the American versions of some of the games.
- Fallout: New Vegas has Lucius, the leader of Caesar's Praetorian Guard.
- The Prince of the Underworld in Princess Maker is named Lucifon. Despite trying to lead an army against humans years ago, he's a necesary evil, since there must exist a balance between Heavens, Underworld and Earth. Plus, he's not such a bad guy when you meet him.
- Girl Genius: Dr. Lucifer Mongfish, father of Lucrezia, Serpentina, and Demonica. They themselves qualify for different categories of this trope.
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When the original Dr Faustus made his Deal with the Devil, this was the demon he made the deal with. Anime and Manga
- In the manga Blue Exorcist, Mephisto Pheles is the head of the Japan branch of the Order. GEE I WONDER WHY THAT SOUNDS SO FAMILIAR???
- In Shaman King, Faust VIII (descendant of the original Faust) appropriately names his Oversoul 'Eliza Mephisto'. Look at this pretty nurse and tell me you wouldn't run◊. Keep in mind she's big enough to carry Faust in the ''palm of her hand''.
- Demon City Shinjuku has a man named Mephisto, who lives in the demon-infested region, and is a massive badass. He's one of the good guys.
- The former king of Hell in Xena
- A character who may well be the Mephistopheles appears in the last few episodes of Hex, although he's implied to be the least evil of the demonic characters.
- Warhammer 40,000 doesn't use the entire name, but do have a Blood Angels Librarian called Mephiston.
- One of the Undead's Dreadlord hero units in War Craft III bears the name Mephistroth.
- Also Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred from the Diablo series.
- Sonic the Hedgehog has a twofer in Mephiles the Dark. Or maybe it doesn't, actually.
- The Big Bad Mephisto from Alundra 2.
- He is the Big Bad in the Hordes Of The Underdark expansion of Neverwinter Nights.
- An NPC in Demon's Souls that only appears after you acquire Pure Black Character Tendency, which is achieved by either killing off friendly NPC's or invading other players' worlds and killing them and after you kill Yurt the Silent Chieftain, her accomplice (who will also assassinate NPC's in the Nexus if left alive long enough). When you speak to her, she will send you on missions to assassinate friendly NPC's, offering valuable items in return. When all the missions are completed (when everyone in the Nexus and beyond are dead), she will attack and attempt to kill you. All of this is accompanied by her evil appearance and malicious voice.
- The obscure korean fighting game SD Fighters includes a stage magician named Mepisto.
- The spaceship in the second game of the Chzo Mythos series, '7 Days a Skeptic,' is named the Mephistopheles, and nearly the entire crew is dead by the end of the game.
A Biblical god/demon who went in for child sacrifice by fire. Comic Books
- A (former) crime boss in Watchmen, though he's well past his prime in most of the scenes featuring him.
- The techno demon on Buffy.
- Moloch is the former ruler of the Sixth Hell in Dungeons & Dragons cosmology, before being deposed shortly before the 3rd Edition, and was the Big Bad of the module The Apocalypse Stone.
- A boss in the Mortal Kombat series.
- Mortimer and Randolph Moloch, twins in the Stormwind Stockade.
"Allow me to introduce myself. I am Randolph Moloch, and I will be killing you all today."
- Moloch Street Underground Station is a location in Fallen London. It's where trains to and from Hell stop. Fallen London being the kind of place it is, the connection may have been intentional.
Anime and Manga
- In the manga Blue Exorcist, Mephisto Pheles' real name is Samael.
- The name of the self-replicating demon in the first Hellboy.
- Alec Leamas from The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, the Anti-Hero protagonist. His status as a double agent in a Crapsack World of Black and Gray Morality references the angel's simultaneous good and evil.
- The Forsaken Sammael from The Wheel of Time.
- Lucifer's original name from the Vertigo comic mentioned under that name.
- The Master of the Dark Angels 2nd Company, Sammael of the Ravenwing (which in itself probably qualifies for this trope).
- The organization of non-humans in Anima: Beyond Fantasy. Its members want from simply to live in peace again with humans to looking for revenge against them for having almost exterminated their races.
- The Demon Lord Samael from Darksiders.
- In Silent Hill Dahlia informs the protagonist that the strange marks around town are the mark of Samael, who will enter the world to destroy it if Harry does not take the talisman she gives him to the right place in time. She's lying. Her cult is trying to summon their "god," and the Flauros talisman allows her to break into Alessa's otherworld.
- Errant Story gives us Ian Samael, recently possessed/mind raped by an ancient elven goddess. On a good day, he's simply a Well-Intentioned Extremist. On a bad one, he's a Person of Mass Destruction, with very little regard for minor concerns like collateral damage.
Anime and Manga
- Lala Satalin Deviluke in To Love-Ru
- Mr. Satan from Dragonball Z. Ironically, he's not evil (well, unless being a complete and total jerk can be considered evil) nor is he the badass fighter he claims to be.
- One of the first four (Obviously Evil) villains of The Flash's first appearance in The Golden Age of Comic Books was named Sieur Satan (and one of the others was named Duriel).
- The true name of the Dark One in The Wheel of Time is Shai'tan, an anglicized form of the Arabic word for Satan.
- The name given to Sandworms in Dune, "Shaitan."
- The scientific name of the widemouth blindcat(fish) is Satan eurystomas ("Satan (with a) wide mouth"). To humans, the widemouth blindcat isn't a terribly frightening creature, being a useless-eyed, cream-colored catfish that grows up to 5 and a half inches long. To all of the other inhabitants of the underground aquifer the blindcat lives in (mostly blind shrimp and small fish), however, it might as well be the Devil, as it is the apex predator there.
- Slovakian-born retired NHL player Miroslav Satannote , with many devil-related jokes made at his expense. During his career, many sports-related websites used the number 666 in the URL of his page. A running April Fool's joke had Satan traded to the New Jersey Devils, making Satan the Devils' Leader. After his retirement in 2014, the Yahoo! headline read "Satan be gone!"
- The SS-18 "Satan" ballistic missile, the largest and most powerful ICBM fielded by the old Soviet Union. The terrifying reporting name is no coincidence. If this thing had ever been launched in a nuclear war, anything its warheads were aimed at would be vaporized from half a world away.
- This was also the name given to the Flamethrower variant of the M3 light tank used by the Marines in WWII.
Angelic namesFor anyone who wishes to keep track, here is a convenient score card for the Angel team.
Angel (and variations)
Anime and Manga
- Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell from Mahou Sensei Negima!, has a hard K sound in the middle names just to increase the fear. Also an Overly Long Name, and the girl has a number of Titles to Run Away From Really Fast
- She hates it when people call her "Kitty".
- Despite the angel-derived name, she is very much a demon and won't hesitate to remind you.
- Black Butler has two: Angelina Durless (aka Madame Red) who is actually one-half of Jack The Ripper, and Angela Blanc the female identity of a hermaphroditic batshit crazy angel who wants to purify London by burning out the sin.
- The mind-rending, city-destroying, giant alien monsters of Neon Genesis Evangelion are called Angels. While some have almost beautiful shapes, most are bestial monsters or, seemingly, physically impossible (such as a 600-metre by 3 nanometre floating circle and a floating, proton beam-firing octahedron) , the most beautiful Angel, Arael, a giant, glowing, winged creature in space, is the cause of the trope-naming Mind Rape, and is a prime example of Light Is Not Good.
- Hot Fuzz: Sgt. Nicholas Angel, badge number 777.
- Harold "Harry" Angel, the shady private detective in Angel Heart. Only by the end do we know how bad he really is: He's really an evil occultist named Johnny Favorite, the very same man he was looking for. He tried to cheat Satan out of the deal he made with him prior to the start of the film, by stealing the identity of the real Harold Angel.
- Angela from Heroes.
- The title character of Angel is a good guy... when he's going by that name. However, if he's calling himself Angelus, run.
- Weeping Angels are a race of Eldritch Abominations on Doctor Who.
- Destroying Angel mushrooms, which contain some of the deadliest known mycotoxins. Even touching one can kill you. Even better? It doesn't just kill you, it kills you after three or so days due to it shutting down your liver and kidneys.
- The Angel of Death was the nickname of the infamous Nazi concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele.
- In Scandinavia, baby farmers were known as Angel Makers.
Anglicized form of the name for the Angel of Death in Islam and some Hebrew lore. According to more modern Anglicization it would be Isra'il. Not to be confused with Israfil- which is the Muslim name for Raphael. Anime and Manga
- Muruta Azrael of Gundam SEED, an arrogant, misogynistic, racist lobbyist and politician who seeks to kill every Coordinator in existence with nuclear weapons and uses drugged up Tykebombs as front-line Child Soldiers. Oh and he's a Sore Loser to boot. Start running now.
- Azrael in L U N A R E N E G A D E.
- Demon in Dogma
- Asriel of His Dark Materials.
- The real guy shows up in Good Omens, and in one of the Discworld books.
- Azreal, the leader of the Poppy Warriors in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy.
- The Discworld has regular old Death, and he's quite a nice chap when you get to know him, but Death answers to Azrael, the Death of Worlds. HE'S NOT BAD EITHER.
- The subject of "Azrael" by proto-prog group The Nice.
- Also the subject of the song of the same name by Heavy Metal band Crimson Glory.
- Current Chapter Master of the Dark Angels in Warhammer 40,000 is one Azrael.
- GURPS Spaceships features the relativistic kill missile Azrael.
- The Beryl Azrael in Anima: Beyond Fantasy, but In-Name-Only.
- Azurile from Dragon Warrior Monsters
- Izual from Diablo II is possibly a corruption of this name.
- A major villain in Chaos Legion.
- Indie fangame Final Fantasy: Time And Again has Azrael as the main character, who also happens to be the creator's webname, as a Dragoon. She's called "Azzie" in the game.
- Final Fantasy XII has the esper Zalera. It has a horned skull for a head and was a grim reaper analogue in its backstory.
- Azrael is the name of a BlazBlue character introduced in Chrono Phantasma, who is an Axe-Crazy Blood Knight of Mass Destruction. For bonus points, his Drive is called The Terror.
- Asriel Dreemurr from Undertale definitely falls under this, in all his One-Winged Angel form-having glory. Also he absorbs the souls of all your friends to attain this form.
Possibly due to Xtreme Kool Letterz; and the vaguest recollection that it was something in the Bible; which is Significant. Baffling when you ponder that it means "exit." Card Games
- Exodia, The Forbidden One will instantly win a Yu-Gi-Oh! game when summoned.
- The Exodar in World of Warcraft. Bonus points for being the Draenei's means of exit from Draenor.
- One way the Big Bad of Final Fantasy V was translated before it was officially settled to "Exdeath"; others have included "Exodia."
- Exodus is also an esper in Final Fantasy XII.
- The titular Big Bad of Ultima III: Exodus.
- The antagonists of Tales of Xillia are an organization named Exodus. Given that their goal is to return to their home world of Elympios by any means necessary, the name makes perfect sense.
This one's a double whammy with the whole Angel of Death / left hand of God thing. Anime and Manga
- Lord Djibril from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, "Djibril" being the Arabic/Islamic form of Gabriel's name.
- Bagramon from Digimon Xros Wars; with "Bagra" being a deliberate corruption of "Gabriel".
- Gabriel Jameson in Bringing Me To Life, he's an Abusive Parent and Domestic Abuser who beats and starves his wife and son.
- In Smallville, "Hidden", Gabriel Duncan, who tries to nuke the entire town and came dangerously close to succeeding.
- Sylar's real name in Heroes
- Simon and River's dad from Firefly
- Also the name of the mysterious "other" ghost whisperer on Ghost Whisperer.
- Subverted in Carnivāle. Gabriel is the angelic, child-like strongman son of Ruthie the snake charmer. He's only dangerous when someone hurts his momma.
- The Force Commander from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Bonus points for his name being Gabriel Angelos.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts has Gabriel Rorke, The Ace turned The Paragon Always Rebels.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has the lead character Gabriel Belmont, who would go on to become the infamous Dracula.
- Neverending Nightmares has Gabrielle, the protagonist's little sister, who keeps appearing in said nightmares to antagonize him. Most of the time.
- Overwatch has Gabriel Reyes, otherwise known as Reaper/The Reaper (both are used somewhat interchangeably, with the latter being more common in earlier source material). Before Overwatch's fall, he was the head of Overwatch's Blackwatch division and presumably the second in command of Overwatch to Jack Morrison (Soldier: 76). After Overwatch was destroyed and he turned to evil, he became obsessed (at least in-game) with death and killing, to the point of ridiculousness. (Other source materials portray him far less death-obsessed than he appears in game.)
- StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has Gabriel Tosh, a Witch Doctor-esque Spectre who went rogue to oppose the Dominion.
Anime and Manga
- Raphael Gundam from Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer.
- The serial killer in the Criminal Minds two-parter "The Big Game"/"Revelations" has an alternate personality who believes himself to be the actual, biblical one.
- On Supernatural he is the voice of religious fundamentalism and zealotry in heaven. Oh that, and he wants to restart the apocalypse which the Winchester boys had previously averted.
Anime and Manga
- From Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, we have a Knife Nut crown prince who wants to off his equally insane younger twin Belphegor and claim the throne.
- Averted with Raziel from Christopher Moore's verse. While he can come off as quite terrifying, he's actually the origin of Dumb Blonde jokes, and with good reason. Sent to Earth to grant the Christmas wish of a distraught child, he intends to bring back a Mall Santa the kid saw inadvertently killed, but winds up resurrecting a graveyard worth of brain-hungry zombies. In Lamb, tops himself over and over, leading to pinnacle example of Raziel-ness:
"The angel confided in me that he is going to ask the Lord if he can become Spider-Man"
- Raziel is one of the Celestial Hebdomad from the Book of Exalted Deeds from Dungeons & Dragons third edition. He's the most warlike of the archangels, and is a slayer of fiends.
- Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series.
- Uriel makes several appearances in The Dresden Files, helping out the protagonist, Harry Dresden, who nicknames him Mr Sunshine. Heavily implied to be the most dangerous archangel, and outright stated to be 'Heaven's spook' and he who killed the firstborn of Egypt. He also gives Harry a very nasty fright when he objects to being called 'Uri'. Justified in that Harry's nicknames in particular have power, and that part of his name is very important.
- The name of a planet visited in A Wrinkle in Time, Particularly the one where the children ride on the back of Mrs. Whatsit, who has transformed into a sort of winged centaur.
- In Dean Koontz's novel Hideaway, The Angel who it is strongly implied was the source of Hatch Harrison's visions, and who speaks and acts through him as he kills Vassago, who we know had renamed himself after a Demon.
- In Manchester Lost and Paradise Thwarted, he is one of the 4 archangels, and as in the above, possibly the strongest. However, he is also a complete Cloud Cuckoolander and intersperses moments of pure Badass (he nearly rips Lucifer in half! And throws him all over the place) with hilarious moments e.g. hugging people, becoming a fluffy bunny magnet for 3 weeks and being utterly oblivious to Belial's attentions, Belial being Archdevil of Lust.
- Uriel from Supernatural appears at first as just another dickish angel (of which there are many) who just doesn't like the Winchesters. And then he tries to kickstart Armageddon.