Playing With: Rock Me, Asmodeus!
Basic Trope: The devil (and those influenced by him) is extremely talented in rock music.
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- Straight: Abbadon Raum, lead singer and guitarist of the Hell's Knights, made a deal with Satan. Now he's the most successful and virtuous rock musician on Earth, but in order to keep his power, he must convert as any souls to Satan's cause as possible, which turns to be incredibly easy thanks to the almost hypnotic power of his lyrics.
- Exaggerated: In one of the biggest and most important concerts ever performed by the Hell's Knights, the Prince of Darkness himself manifests into the scenario and starts Epic Rocking along with the band. Their performance and lyrics are so sublime and powerful, that even the most zealous Christians among the public (and the immediate surroundings!) convert to his evil cause on the spot. And he wasn't using any kind of brainwashing powers! His music was just that good!
- Downplayed: The devil dabbles in music, but just as a hobby. And it's usually just simple melodies.
- Justified: ???
- Instead of Satan, Jesus is the one that turns to be the greatest rock prodigy... OF ALL TIME!
- Satan is actually allergic to rock music, which makes him cower in fear and agony.
- Subverted: Satan turns out to have only gotten into rock because of the fans. He really prefers opera and ballet.
- Double Subverted: Especially if those operas and ballets include wicked guitar solos.
- Parodied: Satan declares himself to be the greatest rock star that has ever lived because he can get drunker than anyone, bangs the hottest groupies, spends lots of money into frivolous luxuries, always turns his concerts into great scale riots, gets into media scandals and is an overall galactic scale diva and an insufferable douche!
Nevertheless, all true rock musicians immediately call him for being a frikkin' poser that sold out his music principles: Rock music isn't about acting like an idiot, but about giving a great show!
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: There is no rock music and/or religious imagery.
- Enforced: The lead writer of the show is on full Author Tract mode: He genuinely believes that rock music is a hellish instrument used to convert people to Satan's cause, so he expects that by presenting it into a negative light, he will save the souls of the "confused" youths that enjoy "perverted" music.
- Lampshaded: "I might have no sympathy for the Devil... But you gotta admit he knows how to pull a kickass guitar solo!"
- Invoked: Satan abducts Jimi Hendrix from Heaven, and forces the legendary guitarist to teach him into the ways of rock, so that he can use the power of music to gain souls for his cause.
- Exploited: After a group of aspiring musicians behold a sample of Satan's incredible rock-powers, the Fallen Angel himself makes them an offer: Unholy talent and success in exchange for their souls and/or the conversion of their audience to their cause.
- Defied: The best guitarist in the world challenges the Devil himself to a guitar duel in order to demonstrate that the power of rock belongs to the righteous... And he manages to defeat him, forcing him to quit rock music forever out of sheer shame.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: Satan aspires to be the greatest rock star ever, but not only is his Garage Band is pretty bad in its own right, but the King of Lies is Giftedly Bad incarnated! Hilarity is at the order of day as they always fail (spectacularly!) to pull a single good show, which invariably ends with the audience booing them and hitting them with eggs and tomatoes.
- Played For Drama: Adam Lonestar, prodigious rock guitarist, challenges Satan to a guitar duel in order to save his father's soul. Unfortunately, despite being a great musician himself, the skill and power of the devil turns to be beyond human's reach, rendering his greatest efforts into an futile road into oblivion. Now, not only his father's soul has been lost, but so is his.
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