Names To Run Away From: Demons Or Angels
A form of Names to Run Away From Really Fast that's pretty self explanatory. There's some names that just plain sound or are demonic. Since a few angels fell, some of the more malevolent-sounding ones are included. (Note, not exactly accurate angel-ology goes on below, just FYI.) This is a subset of Names To Run Away From: Religious Names and related to Names To Run Away From: Biblical Names. See Louis Cypher for the more subtle infernal version.
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- From Tales of Symphonia, the last in a venerable line of demon hunters. He asks the party to schlep around the world collecting "Devil's Arms", for what turn out to be less-than-savory purposes. Still, with a name like that, you'd think the party would have guessed something was up.
- Abyssion is a dragon in World of Warcraft.
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 Bigger Bad of Fate/stay night. It's not the "actual" Angra Mainyu, but rather an unintentional, magical human creation.
Anime and Manga
- Also, the demon possessing Akira Fudoh.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX had Adrian Gecko as "Amon Garam" in the original Japanese versions.
- 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 Schindlers List.
- Asmodean is one of the Forsaken from The Wheel of Time.
- Asmodeus Poisonteeth, the giant adder from Redwall.
- 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.
- 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. It carries a double meaning — depending on interpretation, the Biblical Azazel is either a demon, or (like Isaac himself) a sacrificial offering.
- 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.)
- Also features in El Goonish Shive.
- In the web serie Flander's Company, the character Damien Parker is revealed toward season 2 to possess a second, psychotic personnality with awfully powerful psychic abilities. In order to distinguish the two personnalities from each other, the "good" personnality 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.
- 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 Jo Jos 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.
- Diablomon/Diaborumon from Digimon.
- The Tuffles in the Dragon Ball verse, whose name sounds like teufel, the German word for devil.
- 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.
- Cruella de Vil, whose name has "cruel," "devil," and "evil" in it. Just run away now.
- The P-38 Lightning, known to the German Luftwaffe as der Gabelschwanz Teufel, "the Fork Tailed Devil".
- 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.
General Demonic Names
Anime and Manga
- In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 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 Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, the assassins of the Varia squad have names like Leviathan, Belphegor, and Mammon.
- Lala Satalin (for "Satan") Deviluke and Nana Asta (for "Astaroth") Deviluke from To Love-Ru.
- 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.
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni 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.
- 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.
- InuYasha has Naraku, a pun on the word "Naraka", the term for Hell in Buddhism.
- In Shin Mazinger, on the other hand, everyone was able to figure him out rather quickly, even before the purple skin.
- Integra Hellsing, though running won't help, as she's a perfect shot.
- 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.
- 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 Soul Calibur I and Soul Calibur II.
- Two words: Vampyroteuthis infernalis, "Vampire Squid from Hell".
According to various traditions (but not Biblical canon), Lilith was Adam's first wife (sort of a failed 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.
- 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.
Anime and Manga
- Lucemon of Digimon Frontier.
- 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 Bad Ass 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?!
- Ulquiorra Cifer from Bleach.
- Gid Lucion Deviluke in To Love-Ru.
- Also, 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 who's 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 which looks like this◊, 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.
- Girl Genius: Dr. Lucifer Mongfish, father of Lucrezia, Serpentina, and Demonica. They themselves qualify for different categories of this trope.
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) appropiately 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.
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."
- 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 3rd Company, Sammael of the Ravenwing (which in itself probably qualifies for this trope).
- The Demon Lord Samael from Darksiders.
- Dahlia informs the protagonist that the strange marks around Silent Hill 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Angel of the Xmen, duh.
- Angela in Spawn
- 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.
- If he's going by Angel, you're probably going to live. If he's calling himself Angelus, however, run.
- Doctor Who's infamous Weeping Angels.
- Destroying Angel mushrooms, which contain some of the deadliest known mycotoxins. Even touching one can kill you.
- The Angel of Death was the nickname of the infamous Nazi concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele.
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.
- Current Chapter Master of the Dark Angels in Warhammer 40,000 is one Azrael.
- 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.
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.
- Subverted with Percy Jackson's Jerkass stepdad "Smelly Gabe".
- And played completely straight in Far from the Madding Crowd with the character of Gabriel Oak
- 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 Carnivŕle. 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.
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 Katekyo 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 Fanfic/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.