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* {{Satan}} in a good number of his appearances. Interestingly, in ''Literature/TheBible'' itself, the closest thing Satan ever came to looking like this is the red seven-headed dragon form he took on in the Literature/BookOfRevelation.

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* {{Satan}} in a good number of his appearances. Interestingly, in ''Literature/TheBible'' Literature/TheBible itself, the closest thing Satan ever came to looking like this is the red seven-headed dragon form he took on in the Literature/BookOfRevelation.



* In ''Pure Dead Brilliant'', by Debi Gliori, witch Fiamma d'Enfer fits this trope right down to her name. She's come up with some ingenious ways to hide her demonic characteristics, including human feet prosthetics which screw into her hooves.

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* In ''Pure Dead Brilliant'', ''Literature/PureDeadBrilliant'', by Debi Gliori, Creator/DebiGliori, witch Fiamma d'Enfer fits this trope right down to her name. She's come up with some ingenious ways to hide her demonic characteristics, including human feet prosthetics which screw into her hooves.



* The [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils dactyl demon]] [[BigBad Bestesbulzibar]] from R. A. Salvatore's ''Demon Wars Saga'' looks like this... [[SubvertedTrope at first]]. [[spoiler: After his body is destroyed at the end of the first book, he spends the rest of the series in his true form as a completely incorporeal spirit so subtle that his presence is almost impossible to detect, and becomes much more dangerous as he's able to manipulate a succession of human pawns and hosts from the shadows rather than being ObviouslyEvil like his initial incarnation]].

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* ''Literature/DemonWarsSaga'': The [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils dactyl demon]] [[BigBad Bestesbulzibar]] from R. A. Salvatore's ''Demon Wars Saga'' narration looks like this... [[SubvertedTrope at first]]. [[spoiler: After his body is destroyed at the end of the first book, he spends the rest of the series in his true form as a completely incorporeal spirit so subtle that his presence is almost impossible to detect, and becomes much more dangerous as he's able to manipulate a succession of human pawns and hosts from the shadows rather than being ObviouslyEvil like his initial incarnation]].


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* ''Literature/TheGreatSFStories'': The cover to ''Isaac Asimov Presents: The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Second Series'' has a bald red-skinned humanoid with large fangs and a long tail sitting in an iron throne with flames on either side. As artwork, we don't really learn how it relates to any narrative, but it certainly evokes the idea of the classic Christian devil.


* {{Satan}} in a good number of his appearances. Interestingly, in the Literature/TheBible itself, the closest thing Satan ever came to looking like this is the red seven-headed dragon form he took on in the Literature/BookOfRevelation.

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* {{Satan}} in a good number of his appearances. Interestingly, in the Literature/TheBible ''Literature/TheBible'' itself, the closest thing Satan ever came to looking like this is the red seven-headed dragon form he took on in the Literature/BookOfRevelation.



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* The BigBad of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' disguises their identity by dressing like this.
* The Beast from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]", who claims to actually be {{Satan}}.
** There's also the titular being from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Daemons"]] Though not very red, he invokes Satan...

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* The BigBad of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' disguises their identity by dressing like this.
* The Beast from
A demon named Izzerial the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]", who claims to actually be {{Satan}}.
** There's also the titular being from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Daemons"]] Though not very red, he invokes Satan...
Devil appears in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' with this appearance.



* A demon named Izzerial the Devil appears in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' with this appearance.
* In ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', the angelic Lucifer turned into a bat-winged horned red devil when he became corrupted by committing the seven deadly sins.
* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured a being who claimed to be every species conception of the Devil. When she presented herself as Satan, she looked pretty much exactly like this.

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* A demon named Izzerial ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The titular being from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]] Though not very red, he invokes Satan...
** The Beast from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]", who claims to actually be {{Satan}}.
* Occasionally shows up on ''Series/GoodEats'', getting [[ButtMonkey (variously)]] chased off by a woman with a rolling pin in the pocket pie episode, and explaining the origins of hot tamales, and getting blasted with the fire extinguisher by Alton (who is a Christian in RealLife). He also appears as a LouisCypher character in the Devil's Food Cake episode.
* The BonusRound of the game show ''Series/TheJokersWild'' has the player [[LuckBasedMission attempting to spin money amounts and reach a goal before
the Devil appears in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' shows up]]; [[{{Whammy}} if it does, all the accumulated money is wiped out]].
* ''Series/{{Lucifer|2016}}'' plays
with this appearance.
* In ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'',
this. The titular character takes the appearance of an attractive human male, but occasionally he flashes his true appearance for a split second to scare mortals. While his true appearance ''is'' red, it's because of exposed musculature making him resemble a skinned human with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] more than anything else. He also points out that he doesn't have horns or a tail, contrary to popular depictions of him. He also had a pair of white angelic Lucifer turned into a bat-winged horned red devil when wings until he became corrupted by committing the seven deadly sins.
* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured a being who claimed to be every species conception of the Devil. When she presented herself as Satan, she looked pretty much exactly like this.
[[ToHellWithThisInfernalJob abandoned Hell]] and cut them off.



** And Jason Sudekis' "The Devil," who looked mostly human, with small horns and a kids' Halloween pitchfork. He was evil, but ''genuinely upset'' with some truly disturbing things being reported in the news.
* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' plays with this. The titular character takes the appearance of an attractive human male, but occasionally he flashes his true appearance for a split second to scare mortals. While his true appearance ''is'' red, it's because of exposed musculature making him resemble a skinned human with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] more than anything else. He also points out that he doesn't have horns or a tail, contrary to popular depictions of him. He also had a pair of white angelic wings until he [[ToHellWithThisInfernalJob abandoned Hell]] and cut them off.
* Occasionally shows up on ''Series/GoodEats'', getting [[ButtMonkey (variously)]] chased off by a woman with a rolling pin in the pocket pie episode, and explaining the origins of hot tamales, and getting blasted with the fire extinguisher by Alton (who is a Christian in RealLife). He also appears as a LouisCypher character in the Devil's Food Cake episode.
* The BonusRound of the game show ''Series/TheJokersWild'' has the player [[LuckBasedMission attempting to spin money amounts and reach a goal before the Devil shows up]]; [[{{Whammy}} if it does, all the accumulated money is wiped out]].

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** And Jason Sudekis' "The Devil," Devil", who looked mostly human, with small horns and a kids' Halloween pitchfork. He was evil, but ''genuinely upset'' with some truly disturbing things being reported in the news.
* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' plays with this. The titular character takes BigBad of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' disguises their identity by dressing like this.
* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured a being who claimed to be every species conception of
the appearance of an attractive human male, but occasionally he flashes his true appearance for a split second to scare mortals. While his true appearance ''is'' red, it's because of exposed musculature making him resemble a skinned human with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] more than anything else. He also points out that he doesn't have horns or a tail, contrary to popular depictions of him. He also had a pair of white Devil. When she presented herself as Satan, she looked pretty much exactly like this.
* In ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', the
angelic wings until Lucifer turned into a bat-winged horned red devil when he [[ToHellWithThisInfernalJob abandoned Hell]] and cut them off.
* Occasionally shows up on ''Series/GoodEats'', getting [[ButtMonkey (variously)]] chased off
became corrupted by a woman with a rolling pin in committing the pocket pie episode, and explaining the origins of hot tamales, and getting blasted with the fire extinguisher by Alton (who is a Christian in RealLife). He also appears as a LouisCypher character in the Devil's Food Cake episode.
* The BonusRound of the game show ''Series/TheJokersWild'' has the player [[LuckBasedMission attempting to spin money amounts and reach a goal before the Devil shows up]]; [[{{Whammy}} if it does, all the accumulated money is wiped out]].
seven deadly sins.



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* ''Manga/GabrielDropout'' features Vigne, who can materialize twisted horns and bat-like wings, as well as a trident pitchfork. She usually hides these features, though (along with the revealing outfit that often goes with them in character artwork), so as to blend in with regular humans.


* A briefly seen member of the audience in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode ''The Witch Smeller Pursuivant''.
* The Halloween episode from season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' featured a frat house accidentally getting turned into a giant summoning circle or something that would bring a fear-based demon matching this description into the physical world. In the end, the trope is pretty subverted when he really does have this appearance, but is only about 3 inches tall (they just step on him at the end, problem solved).

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* A briefly seen member of the audience in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode ''The Witch Smeller Pursuivant''.
"[[Recap/BlackadderS1E5WitchsmellerPursuivant Witchsmeller Pursuivant]]".
* The Halloween episode from season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself Fear Itself]]" featured a frat house accidentally getting turned into a giant summoning circle or something that would bring a fear-based demon matching this description into the physical world. In the end, the trope is pretty subverted when he really does have this appearance, but is only about 3 inches tall (they just step on him at the end, problem solved).


* The Beast from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit", who claims to actually be {{Satan}}.
** There's also the titular being from [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]] Though not very red, he invokes Satan...

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* The Beast from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet" Planet]]" and "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit", Pit]]", who claims to actually be {{Satan}}.
** There's also the titular being from [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Daemons"]] Though not very red, he invokes Satan...

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** The Fallen are a race of typical horned devils. The first and second game sport imps, who are hunchbacked and dwarf-sized, and shamans who are larger and smarter and walk upright. The third game adds several other varitions. Some of them are red, others take on other hues like blue, yellow, black and purple.


** Morphoid Daedra, a form of lesser Daedra which appear in the spin-off DungeonCrawler game ''Battlespire'', play the aesthetic straight (though they appear to be more orange than red).

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** Morphoid Daedra, a form of lesser Daedra which appear in the spin-off DungeonCrawler game ''Battlespire'', ''[[VideoGame/AnElderScrollsLegendBattlespire Battlespire]]'', play the aesthetic straight (though they appear to be more orange than red).


* The Heinous Family on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' are ''Little'' Red Devils with the exceptions of Beezy and TheDreaded but unseen Lucius I.

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* The Heinous Family on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' are ''Little'' ''[[TheNapoleon Little]]'' Red Devils with the exceptions of Beezy and TheDreaded but unseen Lucius I.I (at least judging from his picture).


* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Tom's father is a HumanAlien, while his mother is a bright red [[GiantWoman 40-foot tall]] demon with bat wings. (Tom is about the same size as his father.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Tom's father is a HumanAlien, while his mother is a bright red [[GiantWoman 40-foot tall]] demon with bat wings. (Tom is about the same size as his father.)Who cries lava tears.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Tom's father is a HumanAlien, while his mother is a bright red [[GiantWoman 40-foot tall]] demon with bat wings. (Tom is about the same size as his father.)


** He has two demon girls, Fuschia and Cyan, who have the horns and tails, but wear bikinis of the color that matches their name.

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** He has For quite a while, he had two demon girls, Fuschia Fuchsia and Cyan, Baby Blue, who have the horns and tails, but wear bikinis of the color that matches their name.name. However, after Fyoosh's HeelFaceTurn, he's had to make do with succubi of non-red colors.


* The recurring summons Diabolos and Ifrit from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

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* The recurring summons Diabolos and Ifrit from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''.


In western media, Christian [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons and devils]] often have a very specific appearance. You can usually spot them by their [[HornsOfVillainy horns,]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings batlike wings]], [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red skin]], [[BeardOfEvil Goatee Of Evil]], furred legs with hooved feet, and sometimes a [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]] (pitchfork). {{Satan}} himself often takes this appearance.

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In western media, Christian [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons and devils]] often have a very specific appearance. You can usually spot them by their [[HornsOfVillainy horns,]] {{horns|OfVillainy}}, [[GoodWingsEvilWings batlike wings]], [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red skin]], [[BeardOfEvil Goatee Of Evil]], GoateeOfEvil, furred legs with hooved feet, and sometimes a [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]] (pitchfork). {{Satan}} himself often takes this appearance.



This trope has had a long evolution to its modern form. Many characteristics also have their own origin. The red skin seems to have started out as the red clothing worn by Mephistopheles in Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'', in his guise of a cavalier; this is also the source of the [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]. The horns came as accessories to the older cloven hoof, which likely comes from Pan and the fauns or satyrs. Originally the deformed feet were more varied, duck feet, cock's claws, and horse's hooves being sometimes featured. Bat wings were used to show that the demons were fallen angels. Most of these characteristics are not found in representations of devils before the 13th century A.D.

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This trope has had a long evolution to its modern form. Many characteristics also have their own origin. The red skin seems to have started out as the red clothing worn by Mephistopheles in Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'', in his guise of a cavalier; this is also the source of the [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]].GoateeOfEvil. The horns came as accessories to the older cloven hoof, which likely comes from Pan and the fauns or satyrs. Originally the deformed feet were more varied, duck feet, cock's claws, and horse's hooves being sometimes featured. Bat wings were used to show that the demons were fallen angels. Most of these characteristics are not found in representations of devils before the 13th century A.D.



** Subverted with {{Satan}} who looks more angelic.
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** Subverted with {{Satan}} who looks [[DivinelyAppearingDemons more angelic.
angelic]].
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', which is about the Devil himself, who basically looks like an angel. At one point Lucifer and his brother Gabriel are in the [[Comicbook/TheSandman Dreaming]], which is of course filled with memes from the collective consciousness of humanity. They encounter a Big Red Devil claiming to be Lucifer.
-->'''Gabriel:''' I think we found a dream of you.
-->'''Lucifer:''' (FacePalm) Oh, this is embarrassing.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging|d in ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', which is about the Devil himself, who basically looks like an angel. At one point Lucifer and his brother Gabriel are in the [[Comicbook/TheSandman Dreaming]], which is of course filled with memes from the collective consciousness of humanity. They encounter a Big Red Devil claiming to be Lucifer.
-->'''Gabriel:''' -->'''Gabriel''': I think we found a dream of you.
-->'''Lucifer:'''
you.\\
'''Lucifer''':
(FacePalm) Oh, this is embarrassing.



* The Balrog from the [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings]] trilogy is this [[IncendiaryExponent on fire.]]

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* The Balrog from the [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings]] trilogy is this [[IncendiaryExponent on fire.]]fire]].



* Darth Maul in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has red-and-black tattooed skin, horns, yellow eyes, wears black robes, and carries a crimson lightsaber. [[CaptainObvious He's a bad guy]].

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* Darth Maul in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has red-and-black tattooed skin, horns, yellow eyes, {{yellow eyes|OfSneakiness}}, wears black robes, and carries a crimson lightsaber. [[CaptainObvious He's a bad guy]].



** And Jason Sudekis's "The Devil," who looked mostly human, with small horns and a kids' Halloween pitchfork. He was evil, but ''genuinely upset'' with some truly disturbing things being reported in the news.

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** And Jason Sudekis's Sudekis' "The Devil," who looked mostly human, with small horns and a kids' Halloween pitchfork. He was evil, but ''genuinely upset'' with some truly disturbing things being reported in the news.



* [[AerithAndBob Carlos]] from ''VideoGame/{{Requiem}}''. Interestingly enough, he is one of your [[SuperMode Super]] [[OneWingedAngel Modes.]]

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* [[AerithAndBob Carlos]] from ''VideoGame/{{Requiem}}''. Interestingly enough, he is one of your [[SuperMode Super]] [[OneWingedAngel Modes.]]Modes]].



* The Devil in ''{{VideoGame/Cuphead}}'' is black and furry instead of red, but otherwise fits this trope perfectly. [[spoiler: It's later played straight for the FinalBoss battle once he reaches his OneWingedAngel form, turning his body dark red.]]

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* The Devil in ''{{VideoGame/Cuphead}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is black and furry instead of red, but otherwise fits this trope perfectly. [[spoiler: It's later played straight for the FinalBoss battle once he reaches his OneWingedAngel form, turning his body dark red.]]



* ZigZagged with the devils of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Due to their evolving nature,]] their appearance depends on the color of their mask. While some of the mask colors have very un-demony appearances (such as the skittering bug-like forms of Pale Devils and the skull-faced lizard-things that are Green Devils), it is, fittingly enough, Red Devils who sport the most classically demonic appearance. Shaggy black fur, ram horns and cloven hooves are a common feature, even if there are some deviations from the norm (like [[https://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-6-56/ Oskar's]] tengu-like mask or [[https://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-10-127/ Princess']] EightiesHair).

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* ZigZagged with the devils of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Due to their evolving nature,]] nature]], their appearance depends on the color of their mask. While some of the mask colors have very un-demony appearances (such as the skittering bug-like forms of Pale Devils and the skull-faced lizard-things that are Green Devils), it is, fittingly enough, Red Devils who sport the most classically demonic appearance. Shaggy black fur, ram horns and cloven hooves are a common feature, even if there are some deviations from the norm (like [[https://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-6-56/ Oskar's]] tengu-like mask or [[https://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-10-127/ Princess']] EightiesHair).



** ... [[http://omegafactor90.deviantart.com/art/Satan-Motivational-Poster-92556419 in that he's big, has horns and he's red.]] [[EldritchAbomination As for the rest of his appearance...]]

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** ... [[http://omegafactor90.deviantart.com/art/Satan-Motivational-Poster-92556419 in that he's big, has horns and he's red.]] [[EldritchAbomination As for the rest of his appearance...]]appearance]]...



* ''Him'' from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the red skin, the horns, the yellow eyes, the [[BeardOfEvil Goatee Of Evil]], and rather than hooved feet, crab claws.

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* ''Him'' from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the red skin, the horns, the yellow eyes, {{yellow eyes|OfSneakiness}}, the [[BeardOfEvil Goatee Of Evil]], GoateeOfEvil, and rather than hooved feet, crab claws.



-->'''Satan:''' Tell them there are some things even MY power cannot accomplish!
** And again when he auditions to be Roger Ebert's replacement:
-->'''Auditioner:''' And so Tim Allen's performance proves, once again, that while Disney movies may not win awards, they keep America smiling. How was that?\\
'''Gene Siskel:''' You're Satan, aren't you?\\
'''Auditioner:''' ''[transforms into Big Red Devil]'' You win another round, Siskel, but we shall meet again! BLEH!!

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-->'''Satan:''' -->'''Satan''': Tell them there are some things even MY power cannot accomplish!
** And again when he auditions to be Roger Ebert's replacement:
-->'''Auditioner:'''
replacement.
--->'''Auditioner''':
And so Tim Allen's performance proves, once again, that while Disney movies may not win awards, they keep America smiling. How was that?\\
'''Gene Siskel:''' Siskel''': You're Satan, aren't you?\\
'''Auditioner:''' '''Auditioner''': ''[transforms into Big Red Devil]'' You win another round, Siskel, but we shall meet again! BLEH!!


* The supervillain known as The Devil, one of TAROT's Major Arcana from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', can transform into a huge, super-strong, [[TheHulk Hulk-like]] monstrosity whose appearance fits this trope exactly.

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* The supervillain known as The Devil, one of TAROT's Major Arcana from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', can transform into a huge, super-strong, [[TheHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk-like]] monstrosity whose appearance fits this trope exactly.

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* Walhart from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' very much looks the part, being a [[LargeAndInCharge huge]] red-armored villain whose helmet has a pair of horns.

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