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YMMV: End of Days
  • Complete Monster: Satan is released from Hell every 1000 years at the end of the millennium to impregnate a chosen women against her will so he can sire The Antichrist. This will cause The End of the World as We Know It by turning it into a nightmarish hellscape for eternity. Throughout the film he commits countless atrocities for his personal amusement or no reason at all. He possesses a New York businessman to accomplish this and later leaves the damaged host to die when he finds that repairing it again will take too long. In his introductory scene he makes out with a woman in front of her husband in a crowded restaurant, then leaves and blows up the whole place as he walks away. He uses his powers to make himself sexually irresistible and take advantage of several women, but when it's no longer convenient for him he tries to rape the heroine kicking and screaming. He plagues his chosen concubine Christine York with vivid nightmares that he'll take her one day. He murders his own Satanist minions for the most minor failure or inconvenience. He burns someone alive for refusing to kill his best friend and vacating his side, kills a room full of priests trying to stop the world-ending union and earlier crucifies one to a ceiling for the awful crime of almost damaging his Badass Longcoat, and forces the hero Jericho Caine to relive his dead wife and child's murder after he refuses to help him in his plans. He's pure evil, plain and simple. Then then, HE'S THE GODDAMN (literally!) DEVIL, so this REALLY shouldn't come as any sort of a surprise.
  • Evil Is Cool: Blame the casting.
  • Genius Bonus: One of the first things that Satan does upon arriving on Earth is to have a threesome with a mother and her daughter. This is something the Bible specifically mentions as a big no-no, so it's understandably something that the Devil would delight in doing.
  • Ham and Cheese: Gabriel Byrne's performance.
  • Memetic Mutation: You'll usually see "I vuld like to talk to yew about Thomas A-qui-nas" and "You want to fuck with me?!..." on most Arnold soundboards. A lot of them also remove the "with" in the latter quote.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Satan crosses the line in his very first scene to establish what a monstrous piece of work he is. He possesses a New York banker while the man is having dinner with some friends, then makes out with a woman in front of her husband and threatens him to shut up with a Death Glare. He doesn't stop there, as he promptly leaves the crowded resteaurant and blows up the whole place for no reason at all, killing everyone inside.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This is the cult film that was given a score of 33 out of 100 according to Metacritic.

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