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* The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is well [[BigBad The Devil himself]]. While already having a goat like appearance, during the first phase of his boss fight. One of his attacks is having his face morph into a goat head (complete with rectangular-shaped pupils) and his hands turn into hooves. Even his EvilLaugh sounds like goat bleats during that attack.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' has Goatmen, poleaxe-wielding enemies that have the heads and legs of goats and the torsos of men, who appear in Act 1 and 2.

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* The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is well [[BigBad The Devil himself]]. While already having a goat like appearance, during the first phase of his boss fight. One of his attacks is having his face morph into a goat head (complete with rectangular-shaped pupils) and his hands turn into hooves. Even his EvilLaugh sounds like goat bleats during that attack.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' has Goatmen, poleaxe-wielding [[AnAxeToGrind poleaxe-wielding]] enemies that have the heads and legs of goats and the torsos of men, who appear in Act 1 and 2.2.
* In ''VideoGame/DoomEternal'', the [[FinalBoss Icon of Sin]] is a goat-headed giant the size of a skyscraper, and who [[RealityWarper distorts spacetime]] with its mere presence. One [[EncyclopediaExposita Codex]] entry states that if it is not put down, it would spawn a black hole that would drag the entire universe down into Hell.



* William the Kid, the main villain of the first ''VideoGame/SPYFox'' game, is an anthropomorphic goat. He is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who kidnaps cows so he can rule the diary world with goat milk.
* This is averted in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. The rulers of the monsters, Toriel and Asgore, are goat like creatures called "boss monsters", but they’re actually very friendly towards their people and are not truly evil. [[spoiler: Even after the game’s BigBad reveals himself to be their son Asriel, he isn’t really that evil either.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Witchery}}'' has Leonard, {{Baphomet}}, and the Bafometyr, which are all humanoid goat-like demons. Subverted by the Cambions, as while they are goat-like [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demons]], they're DarkIsNotEvil, being neutral to players and helping to defend the villages they live in.


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* William the Kid, the main villain of the first ''VideoGame/SPYFox'' game, is an anthropomorphic goat. He is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who kidnaps cows so he can rule the dairy world with goat milk.
* This is averted in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. The rulers of the monsters, Toriel and Asgore, are goat like creatures called "boss monsters", but they’re actually very friendly towards their people and are not truly evil. [[spoiler: Even after the game’s BigBad reveals himself to be their son Asriel, he isn’t really that evil either.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Witchery}}'' has Leonard, {{Baphomet}}, and the Bafometyr, which are all humanoid goat-like demons. Subverted by the Cambions, as while they are goat-like [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demons]], they're DarkIsNotEvil, being neutral to players and helping to defend the villages they live in.


There's something a little unsettling about fully-grown goats and rams. Their long curved horns remind us of [[BigRedDevil typical portrayals]] of {{Satan}}. Their [[GoodEyesEvilEyes horizontal pupils]] are a good way to invoke the UncannyValley.[[note]]Other grazing mammals like horses and cows have these kinds of pupils too, but they're not as obvious as goat pupils.[[/note]] The tuft of hair on a goat's chin resembles a BeardOfEvil. For this reason, it is common to portray goats and rams as scary, aggressive, or monstrous in fiction.

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There's something a little unsettling about fully-grown goats and rams. Their long curved horns remind us of [[BigRedDevil typical portrayals]] of {{Satan}}. Their [[GoodEyesEvilEyes rectangular, horizontal pupils]] are a good way to invoke the UncannyValley.[[note]]Other grazing mammals like horses and cows have these kinds of pupils too, but they're not as obvious as goat pupils.[[/note]] The tuft of hair on a goat's chin resembles a BeardOfEvil. For this reason, it is common to portray goats and rams as scary, aggressive, or monstrous in fiction.

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* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' has lore describing a black goat, as black as the darkness between stars, descending from the skies to drink up the oceans because it wanted to hear the fish sing. When it saw that instead they were slowly suffocating to death, it laughed sadistically at their suffering. This goat is worshipped by a cult in the town where the game is set, who kidnap and sacrifice people whose disappearances will be overlooked in its name. It's ambiguous whether it's real or a mass hallucination brought on my mine fumes.


Compare BrutishBulls for other negative portrayals of bovids, and ExtremeOmniGoat for the stereotype of goats as {{Extreme Omnivore}}s. For goat- or ram-like humanoids, see FaunsAndSatyrs, who may be portrayed as benign or as aggressive and demonic. Contrast SweetSheep for positive portrayals of sheep and rams.

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Compare BrutishBulls for other negative portrayals of bovids, HellishHorse for the similar connotations of equines, and ExtremeOmniGoat for the stereotype of goats as {{Extreme Omnivore}}s. For goat- or ram-like humanoids, see FaunsAndSatyrs, who may be portrayed as benign or as aggressive and demonic. Contrast SweetSheep for positive portrayals of sheep and rams.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'', Capricorn is an extra-dimensional MadGod[=/=]GodOfEvil who looks like a giant humanoid goat and requires human souls for sustenance.

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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has Yagi and his young son Gorogoro, also known as [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Lone Goat and Kid]]. They're both goats, and while they aren't necessarily evil they're still unsettling in their own ways; Yagi is a disgraced samurai-turned-assassin who's obsessed with punishing evil, and Gorogoro isn't above killing in self-defense [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior despite his young age]].


There's something a little unsettling about fully-grown goats and sheep. Their long curved horns remind us of [[BigRedDevil typical portrayals]] of {{Satan}}. Their [[GoodEyesEvilEyes horizontal pupils]] are a good way to invoke the UncannyValley.[[note]]Other grazing mammals like horses and cows have these kinds of pupils too, but they're not as obvious as goat pupils.[[/note]] The tuft of hair on a goat's chin resembles a BeardOfEvil. For this reason, it is common to portray goats and rams as scary, aggressive, or monstrous in fiction.

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There's something a little unsettling about fully-grown goats and sheep.rams. Their long curved horns remind us of [[BigRedDevil typical portrayals]] of {{Satan}}. Their [[GoodEyesEvilEyes horizontal pupils]] are a good way to invoke the UncannyValley.[[note]]Other grazing mammals like horses and cows have these kinds of pupils too, but they're not as obvious as goat pupils.[[/note]] The tuft of hair on a goat's chin resembles a BeardOfEvil. For this reason, it is common to portray goats and rams as scary, aggressive, or monstrous in fiction.

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* Referenced in ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' with the abomination N'rygoth's goat-pupil eyes as well as half-demon children's horns that curl depending on how evil they act.


*** The villain turned AntiHero Discord has a design meant to invoke this trope, with his long face, horns, and beard making him look especially goat-like.

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*** The villain turned AntiHero Discord has a design meant to invoke this trope, with his long face, horns, and beard head making him look especially goat-like.


* ''Manga/Overlord2012'':
** During the aptly-named Katze Plains Massacre, Ainz' Dark Young spell (a ShoutOut to Lovecraft's Shub-Niggurath) summons colossal goat-footed {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that sound like regular goats, which only makes them seem all the more alien and wrong as they stomp on tens of thousands of people with utter impunity. Ainz then rides one of them and forces his "allied" army to acclaim him.
** The light novel goes into further detail, noting that one soldier was left with such tremendous mental scarring that whenever he hears a goat bleating, he goes into a fugue state where he snaps to attention and starts screaming "ALL HAIL AINZ OOAL GOWN!" as he cries and pisses himself. Not one of his squadmates mocks him for it, as they were there too.
** Ainz' former guildmate Ulbert Alain Odle (also know as World Destruction and Demon of Great Disaster, and was an ''even stronger'' mage than Ainz) had the form of a goat-headed man. From Ainz' memories and the personality of his custom-designed NPC Demiurge, it's clear he had a serious edgelord problem.


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* ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'':
** During the aptly-named Katze Plains Massacre, Ainz' Dark Young spell (a ShoutOut to Lovecraft's Shub-Niggurath) summons colossal goat-footed {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that sound like regular goats, which only makes them seem all the more alien and wrong as they stomp on tens of thousands of people with utter impunity. Ainz then rides one of them and forces his "allied" army to acclaim him.
** The light novel goes into further detail, noting that one soldier was left with such tremendous mental scarring that whenever he hears a goat bleating, he goes into a fugue state where he snaps to attention and starts screaming "ALL HAIL AINZ OOAL GOWN!" as he cries and pisses himself. Not one of his squadmates mocks him for it, as they were there too.
** Ainz' former guildmate Ulbert Alain Odle (also know as World Destruction and Demon of Great Disaster, and was an ''even stronger'' mage than Ainz) had the form of a goat-headed man. From Ainz' memories and the personality of his custom-designed NPC Demiurge, it's clear he had a serious edgelord problem.

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** Goats are also an commonly associated with the [[SevenDeadlySins sin]] of Lust.


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** Baphomet, mentioned above, appears in Pathfinder too, [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/08/8f/09088f2ffe32533d2d7fb6fed1df48e3.jpg in the form of a goat-man]].


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*** The [[SenseiForScoundrels assertiveness coach]] Iron Will, himself a [[ALoadOfBull minotaur]], is commonly accompanied by a pair of goats that seem to serve as his assistants. While neither Iron Will nor, by extension, his goats are '''evil''' or demonic per se, he does serve as an antagonist of sorts and the two goats come off as distinctly unpleasant and unfriendly in most of their appearances.

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* In ''The Lion's Cavalcade'' by Alan Aldridge and Harry Wilcock, King Leonis's astrologer is a goat named Capricornus who states "the horns of the Devil come out of my head/Abraca dabraca dabraca DEAD".


* In the Creator/{{Atlus}} game ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', [[RuleOfSymbolism sheep and ram related imagery is used everywhere in the game]]. This includes the dream world, and the real world. The BigBad [[spoiler: is Thomas "Chop" Mutton (aka "Boss")]] who spends most of the game [[SinisterShades wearing sunglasses.]] Before the final battle, it's revealed that his eyes are horizontal (like a real sheep) which terrifies Erica Anderson and Vincent Brooks.

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* In the Creator/{{Atlus}} game ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', [[RuleOfSymbolism sheep and ram related imagery is used everywhere in the game]]. This includes the dream world, and the real world. The BigBad [[spoiler: is Thomas "Chop" Mutton (aka "Boss")]] who spends most of the game [[SinisterShades wearing sunglasses.]] Before the final battle, it's revealed that his eyes are horizontal (like a real sheep) [[UncannyValley which terrifies Erica Anderson and Vincent Brooks. Brooks.]]

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* In the Creator/{{Atlus}} game ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', [[RuleOfSymbolism sheep and ram related imagery is used everywhere in the game]]. This includes the dream world, and the real world. The BigBad [[spoiler: is Thomas "Chop" Mutton (aka "Boss")]] who spends most of the game [[SinisterShades wearing sunglasses.]] Before the final battle, it's revealed that his eyes are horizontal (like a real sheep) which terrifies Erica Anderson and Vincent Brooks.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Witchery}}'' has Leonard, {{Baphomet}}, and the Bafometyr, which are all humanoid goat-like demons. Subverted by the Cambions, as while they are goat-like [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demons]], they're DarkIsNotEvil, being neutral to players and helping to defend the villages they live in.

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