Playing With / Anti-Antichrist

Basic Trope: A character who is destined to end the world but does not want to.
  • Straight: Alex is the antichrist, but he likes humanity.
  • Exaggerated: Alex an Eldritch Abomination and the Devil him/herself is practically Messianic Archetype who tries to please humanity and stops The End of the World as We Know It that he/she is destined to bring forth, even becoming a full-blown Christ Figure in the process.
  • Downplayed: Satan mentions that Alex is destined to destroy the world... but he goes back to whatever he was doing before and it never comes up again.
  • Justified:
    • The Power of Love shows him that Humans Are Special.
    • Alex has free will, and ended up being raising by caring parents.
    • Alex is lazy and doesn't want to have to do all that work .
    • Alex has made friends with some of the humans.
    • Alex thinks that destroying humanity is utterly pointless and doesn't see anything to gain from it.
    • Alex is every bit as evil as he's supposed to be, but has decided that there's enough bad in the world that it's actually in the best interests of evil to not end it.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • He develops a spine and Calls The Old Man Out.
    • Alex eventually decides that even if the world is filled with bad things, there are also good things within it and that alone is worth denying the apocalypse for.
  • Parodied: "I am Alex the Antichrist, here to save the day from Pollution!"
  • Zig-zagged: "I don't want to end the world, until my favorite show ends."
  • Averted:
    • There is no Antichrist.
    • Alternatively, Alex is destined to end the world and totally wants to.
  • Enforced: We have to show people that you can Screw Destiny.
  • Lampshaded: "So you're the Antichrist, but you're saving kittens from trees?"
  • Invoked: "Don't worry, the Antichrist never likes their job."
  • Exploited: "I knew you wouldn't do it, you like us too much."
  • Defied: "You are going to destroy the world and like it."
  • Discussed: "You don't have to destroy the world, Alex."
  • Conversed: "Why did they bother making him the Antichrist?"
  • Deconstructed: Alex learns You Can't Fight Fate.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alex studied the Exact Words of the prophecy and found that it said nothing about being unable to recreate the world afterwards. Maybe even better than it was before.
    • ...and by fate, we mean cause-and-effect & that some stupid prophecy can't change his decision.
  • Played For Laughs: "I don't wanna destroy the world! *throws a temper tantrum*
  • Played For Drama: "Alex's eyes start glowing red: "I can't hold it off forever.""

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