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* The Fire Nation in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is the instigator of the war on the three other nations. It's gradually subverted in that some of them are actually decent people and actually allies of Aang and his friends, and Aang himself must master and understand firebending to restore balance. Prince Zuko, the original firebending villain that Aang faced against, eventually [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides to teach him]].

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* The Fire Nation in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is the instigator of the war on the three other nations. It's While played completely straight with [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]] and his daughter, [[TheDragon Princess Azula]], it's gradually subverted in that some of them are actually decent people and actually allies of Aang and his friends, and Aang himself must master and understand firebending to restore balance. Prince Zuko, the original firebending villain that Aang faced against, is depicted as a highly sympathetic and tragic character with [[NobleDemon countless heroic traits]], and eventually [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides to teach him]].


* Loki from the UsefulNotes/NorseMythology was thought to be the God of Fire, though it turned out to be a linguistic confusion (and probably [[HijackedByJesus a conflation with Satan]]). His name actually seems to come from "lopt", which means "air". There ''is'' a separate god, or rather, jotunn, of fire called Logi, but he is more of a PunchClockVillain.

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* Loki from the UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology was thought to be the God of Fire, though it turned out to be a linguistic confusion (and probably [[HijackedByJesus a conflation with Satan]]). His name actually seems to come from "lopt", which means "air". There ''is'' a separate god, or rather, jotunn, of fire called Logi, but he is more of a PunchClockVillain.

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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': Played straight for the Fiery Castle, which used to be the villains' evil hideout (and, as the name suggests, is surrounded by fire and volcanoes) but inverted for the Super Moshi HQ which is located in a perpetually-erupting volcano, and averted for the Diavlos, a mostly-benevolent race of monsters with lava powers, and several Moshlings with fire-powers, including the Amazing Blazing Raisins and the Fiery Frazzledragons.

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* The only sinister characters in ''Art/TheApotheosisOfWashington'' are the tyrant king and his followers, who stick out because a few of them are seen with torches trying to burn down [[{{Arcadia}} Ceres's agricultural utopia]]. In case the evil wasn't clear enough, the fire isn't light-bearing so much as smoke-spewing, covering [[DarkIsEvil the tyrants with smoke and shadow]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' introduced Captain Nemesis, a superhero who turned villain when he got annoyed at Ben being more popular than him. For their final battle in that episode, his PoweredArmor was rigged in such a way that it became increasingly hot with each attack. Ben beat him by using [[MakingASplash Water Hazard]] to rapidly cool the suit then absorb the moisture from it, turning it into brittle junk.


* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' has the balrog Tar-Goroth who rises from a pit of lava, bruns wood [[WalkingWasteland simply by being near it]] and leaves flaming footprints wherever he walks.

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* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' has the balrog Tar-Goroth who rises from a pit of lava, bruns burns wood [[WalkingWasteland simply by being near it]] and leaves flaming footprints wherever he walks.

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* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' has the balrog Tar-Goroth who rises from a pit of lava, bruns wood [[WalkingWasteland simply by being near it]] and leaves flaming footprints wherever he walks.


Can occasionally overlap with LightIsNotGood since fire also produces light. [[OppositeTropes Contrast]] with EvilIsDeathlyCold and HolyBurnsEvil. For a different kind of "hot", see EvilIsSexy.

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Supertrope to InfernalBackground. Can occasionally overlap with LightIsNotGood since fire also produces light. [[OppositeTropes Contrast]] with EvilIsDeathlyCold and HolyBurnsEvil. For a different kind of "hot", see EvilIsSexy.


[[caption-width-right:350: When speaking of Dormammu, a certain quote from "Fire and Ice" comes to mind...]]

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Fire is destructive, chaotic, and painful to touch. It has destroyed buildings, killed millions of people, and scarred others. Because of all the destruction and blood lost to it, it will often be associated with evil. Whether it's [[TechnicolorFire orange, red, blue, or green]], it's always going to be evil. The fire doesn't even have to be your ordinary campfire, it could be the [[{{Hellfire}} unholy fires]] of FireAndBrimstoneHell itself or a similarly evil variant.

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Fire is destructive, chaotic, and painful to touch. It has destroyed buildings, killed millions of people, and scarred others.others, and depending on who you ask, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell may torture you even after death]]. Because of all the destruction and blood lost to it, it will often be associated with evil. Whether it's [[TechnicolorFire orange, red, blue, or green]], it's always going to be evil. The fire doesn't even have to be your ordinary campfire, it could be the [[{{Hellfire}} unholy fires]] of FireAndBrimstoneHell itself or a similarly evil variant.



** {{Satan}} and {{Hell}} are usually represented in pop culture as being associated with fire. Literature/TheDivineComedy is a notable aversion of this, since Satan is trapped in the ''coldest'' part of hell. In Literature/TheBible, though, Satan is not really associated with fire and only ends up in fire because God throws him into the Lake of Fire at the end of the world. He is actually associated thoroughly with air and light, [[LightIsNotGood traditionally more "heavenly"]] elements, and in Revelation, he vomits water.

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** Literature/TheFourGospels constantly describe {{Hell}} as "the furnace of fire" or "unquenchable fire" to emphasize how painful the separation from God will be. This imagery is used more dramatically in the [[Literature/BookOfRevelation Apocalypse]], where very evil-doer is thrown by Christ into an eternal "lake of fire" to burn alongside the Devil and his ilk. Because of these Biblical images, [[TropeMaker the West began to associate fire with evil]] and now {{Satan}} and {{Hell}} are usually represented in pop culture as being associated with fire. Literature/TheDivineComedy is a notable aversion of this, since Satan is trapped in the ''coldest'' part of hell. In Literature/TheBible, though, Satan is not really associated with fire and only ends up in fire because God throws him into the Lake of Fire at the end of the world. He is actually associated thoroughly with air and light, [[LightIsNotGood traditionally more "heavenly"]] elements, and in Revelation, he vomits water.

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*** During the Siege of Barad-dûr, Sauron slew Gil-galad (and possibly Elendil) with the heat of his hands as they wrestled. His being burning hot makes sense, given that he was a Maia of fire before he [[FallenAngel fell]].


* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', among the first things seen in the story are shots of Reshef and Pegasus surrounded by fire.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', among the first things seen in the story are shots of Reshef and Pegasus surrounded by fire.


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* Taken further by the villain Akainu from ''''Manga/OnePiece'', who's made of frigging [[MagmaMan magma]].

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* Taken further by the villain Akainu from ''''Manga/OnePiece'', who's made of frigging [[MagmaMan magma]]. ''Manga/OnePiece'':



** Taken further by the villain Akainu, who's made of frigging [[MagmaMan magma]].



* Pyro from ''Comicbook/XMen'', whose power is control over fire, is almost always a villain. Same goes for the movie version in ''[[Film/{{X-Men}} X-2]]'' and ''X-Men: The Last Stand''.

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* Pyro from ''Comicbook/XMen'', whose power is control over fire, is almost always a villain. Same goes for the movie version in ''[[Film/{{X-Men}} X-2]]'' ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''X-Men: The Last Stand''.''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s villain Nightflame is a sorceress that has control over fire. In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' she burns down streets and whole buildings as she looks for Supergirl.
* Willy Pete from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' is the only one in the series with fire related powers...His body burns hotter than the sun, and he can fill a room with flames that incinerate everyone in it upon entering. He's also evil in its purest, most sadistic form.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s villain Nightflame is a sorceress that has control over fire. In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' she burns down streets and whole buildings as she looks for Supergirl.
* Willy Pete from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' is the only one in the series with fire related powers...His body burns hotter than the sun, and he can fill a room with flames that incinerate everyone in it upon entering. He's also evil in its purest, most sadistic form.



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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' has the Firebird, representing the natural chaos and destruction of a volcano.

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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' has the Firebird, representing the natural chaos and destruction of a volcano.



** The Balrogs, which had the ability to shroud themselves in fire and were armed with fiery whips. The Balrog of Moria used a flaming sword.

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** The Balrogs, which had have the ability to shroud themselves in fire and were are armed with fiery whips. The Balrog of Moria used uses a flaming sword.



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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' has this as a recurring theme - in several episodes sinister and probably-magical goings-on are accompanied by a sharp and inexplicable increase in the ambient temperature.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The ChaoticEvil Balor demon can immolate (create flames around) itself. It was inspired by the balrog in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. And iconic Red dragons. Overall, though, it's more "FlamingSword vs. FlamingSword" and Kossuth himself isn't any more or less malevolent than other elemental lords.
** ''Al Qadim'' has Brotherhood of the True Flame, a society of evil fire elementalist wizards. They tend to fight for monopoly about as much as for superiority of their element, though.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The ChaoticEvil Balor demon can immolate (create flames around) itself. It was inspired by the balrog in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
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And iconic Red dragons. Overall, though, it's more "FlamingSword vs. FlamingSword" and Kossuth himself isn't any more or less malevolent than other elemental lords.
** ''Al Qadim'' has the Brotherhood of the True Flame, a society of evil fire elementalist wizards. They tend to fight for monopoly about as much as for superiority of their element, though.



* ''SuperMarioBros'': Bowser's trademark ability is to breathe fire, and he's usually surrounded by flaming or flame-like objects like lava and stars in the main platformers.

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* ''SuperMarioBros'': ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser's trademark ability is to breathe fire, and he's usually surrounded by flaming or flame-like objects like lava and stars in the main platformers.



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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' has this as a recurring theme -- in several episodes sinister and probably-magical goings-on are accompanied by a sharp and inexplicable increase in the ambient temperature.
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]", Tirek's magic has a fiery color and he uses {{Fireballs}} to fight the superpowered Twilight at the climax of Part 2.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]", Twilight's Kingdom]]", Tirek's magic has a fiery color and he uses {{Fireballs}} to fight the superpowered Twilight at the climax of Part 2.

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