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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Damien's birth date in June is said to have been chosen for its opposite-end remoteness from Christmas Day. Yet December 25th was not the original date Christmas was celebrated. It was changed by the early Church to take the thunder from pagan festivals like the feast of Mithras. Presumably the forces of Heaven and Hell would know the true date.


* AdultFear: The very first words in the film: [[DeathOfAChild The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more.]] [[HeroicBSOD The child is dead.]] [[MadnessMantra The child is dead.]] A stillbirth is a horrible to learn about, let alone witness.

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* AdultFear: The very first words in the film: [[DeathOfAChild The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more.]] [[HeroicBSOD The child is dead.]] [[MadnessMantra The child is dead.]] A stillbirth is a horrible ''horrible'' thing to learn about, let alone witness.


* AdultFear: The very first words in the film: [[DeathOfAChild The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more.]] [[HeroicBSOD The child is dead.]] [[MadnessMantra The child is dead.]] A stillbirth is a horrible to learn, let alone witness.

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* AdultFear: The very first words in the film: [[DeathOfAChild The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more.]] [[HeroicBSOD The child is dead.]] [[MadnessMantra The child is dead.]] A stillbirth is a horrible to learn, learn about, let alone witness.


* DeathEqualsRedemption: Father Brennan is trying to invoke this.



* HeelFaithTurn: Father Brennan was one of the Satanists involved in the plot to begin Damian's rise to power. After being diagnosed with cancer, he decides to try and redeem himself in the eyes of God by warning Robert about Damian's true nature.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Father Brennan probably would have convinced Robert that Damian was the Antichrist sooner if he hadnít done so by ranting about Damian being the son of a jackal and drinking the blood of Christ.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Father Brennan probably would have convinced Robert that Damian was the Antichrist sooner if he hadnít done so by ranting about Damian being the son of a jackal and drinking the blood of Christ.through vague warnings that are easily interpreted as deranged ranting.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The photographs of Father Brennan and [[spoiler:Jennings]] show how they die: by impalement and decapitation, respectively.


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* SeeYouInHell: Father Brennan tells Robert this legen Robert leaves the appointment.


* AndIMustScream: The mysterious fire at the hospital left Father Spiletto disfigured from his burns, mute, and catatonic, only able to communicate by writing with his left hand. Even then, he can only do this briefly.



* OffWithHisHead: Jennings's death, still considered by horror buffs to be one of the best deaths of all time.

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* OffWithHisHead: Jennings's [[spoiler:Jennings]]'s death, still considered by horror buffs to be one of the best deaths of all time.


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* TwoFaced: Father Spiletto is left like this thanks to his burns.


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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Father Brennan probably would have convinced Robert that Damian was the Antichrist sooner if he hadnít done so by ranting about Damian being the son of a jackal and drinking the blood of Christ.

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* AdultFear: The very first words in the film: [[DeathOfAChild The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more.]] [[HeroicBSOD The child is dead.]] [[MadnessMantra The child is dead.]] A stillbirth is a horrible to learn, let alone witness.


* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Damien lives on, with most of the people who were wise to his true nature (Including his adoptive parents) dead]].

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Damien lives on, with most of the people who were wise to his true nature (Including (including his adoptive parents) dead]].

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* BigNo: Father Brennan screams it when lightning strikes the lightning rod on the roof of a church, causing the rod to fall on him and impaling him to death.


* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The priest in the courtyard during the thunderstorm.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The priest Father Brennan in the courtyard during the thunderstorm.


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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Thorn and Jennings visit Father Brennan's small room after his death. The room is wallpapered with pages from the Holy Bible. Even the windows are covered. Several crucifixes and religious icons are on display as well.


* SpookyPhotographs[=/=]MarkedForDeath: Every single picture Jennings takes contains a shadow indicating how the subject will die by Satan's influence.

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* SpookyPhotographs[=/=]MarkedForDeath: SpookyPhotographs[=/=]MarkedToDie: Every single picture Jennings takes contains a shadow indicating how the subject will die by Satan's influence.


* ArcWords: "Look at me Damien! It's all for you!" Also doubles as FamousLastWords.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Katherine, after the fall that kills her unborn child. [[spoiler: And again when she herself dies after being pushed out the hospital window.]]

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Katherine, after the fall that kills her unborn child. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And again when she herself dies after being pushed out the hospital window.]]



* NiceGuy: Jennings, who willingly assists Robert at every turn, knowing from his photographs that it will mean his own death. [[spoiler: It does.]]

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* NiceGuy: Jennings, who willingly assists Robert at every turn, knowing from his photographs that it will mean his own death. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It does.]]


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* SugaryMalice: The babysitter, Mrs. Baylock.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Deconstructed. A spot of reckless driving by Robert during the finale gets the cops on his tail en route to the church. [[spoiler:Those same cops end up chasing him all the way to the church and shooting him dead after he ignores their exhortations to stand down.]]


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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:When the police burst in on Robert about to kill Damien, it ''is'' what it looks like. That having been said, the police are unaware of Damien being TheAntichrist, and reasonably but incorrectly assume that Thorn has simply gone crazy and tried to kill his son for no reason. Indeed, the fact he ignores their attempts to talk him down implies he ''knows'' there's no way to explain the extenuating circumstances without sounding like a madman.]]

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* NiceGuy: Jennings, who willingly assists Robert at every turn, knowing from his photographs that it will mean his own death. [[spoiler: It does.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mrs. Baylock, who puts on a pleasant enough front before her true nature is made apparent.

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