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** When the 1st version of 2D Pony Island refuses to load a new game, forcing the player to fix it, Satan is dejected arguing, ''it was going to work'', because he tested it "a 1,000 times". Evidently, he did not.

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** When the 1st version of 2D Pony Island refuses to load a new game, forcing the player to fix it, Satan is dejected arguing, ''it was going to work'', because he tested it "a 1,000 "1,000 times". Evidently, he did not.


* DoesThatSoundLikeFunToYou: Arguably Satan's biggest flaw as a designer. He has no idea how to make his games fun.


* FreezeFrameBonus: Looking through the credits of Pony Island reveals that several historical monsters (among them Nero, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Osama Bin Laden) had a hand in helping Lucifer with the game. Oh, and {{Dracula}}, who is a distinct individual from Vlad the Impaler.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: Looking through the credits of Pony Island reveals that several historical monsters (among them Nero, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Osama Bin Laden) had a hand in helping Lucifer with the game. Oh, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Oh]], and {{Dracula}}, who is a distinct individual from Vlad the Impaler.Impaler since both are credited.


* ButThouMust: Early on, Lucifer will force you to type yes master regardless of what keys you press, or if you complete the message. [[spoiler: Also, as he actually lampshades at one point, doing what Hopeless Spirit asks is the only way to progress the plot, despite all the warnings that he's not on the up-and-up.]]

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* ButThouMust: Early on, Lucifer will force you to type yes master regardless of what keys you press, or if you complete the message. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, as he actually lampshades at one point, doing what Hopeless Spirit asks is the only way to progress the plot, despite all the warnings that he's not on the up-and-up.]]



* FeaturelessProtagonist: Averted. [[spoiler: The protagonist is named Theodore, and he was a Crusader from the 1200s with a wife and kid]].

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Averted. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The protagonist is named Theodore, and he was a Crusader from the 1200s with a wife and kid]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: The pony wings, butterfly enemies, and Lucifer final form]] appear on Satan's desktop.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: The pony [[spoiler:pony wings, butterfly enemies, and Lucifer final form]] appear on Satan's desktop.desktop.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Looking through the credits of Pony Island reveals that several historical monsters (among them Nero, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Osama Bin Laden) had a hand in helping Lucifer with the game. Oh, and {{Dracula}}, who is a distinct individual from Vlad the Impaler.


* AffablyEvil: Asmodeus gets this treatment. He isn't as outright rude as Azazel or destructive like Beelzebub, he gives you genuine compliments at points, and concedes defeat when you win and seems to be satisfied with the game he played. Whilst most definitely an antagonist, he seems the most decent of the Daemons.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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Asmodeus gets this treatment. He isn't as outright rude as Azazel or destructive like Beelzebub, he gives you genuine compliments at points, and concedes defeat when you win and seems to be satisfied with the game he played. Whilst most definitely an antagonist, he seems the most decent of the Daemons.


* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Asmodeus is the demon king of lust, but he doesn't seem all that interested in love or sex over [[spoiler: testing your wits in the most horrendous way possible]]. Also, Beelzebub is another name for Satan, in this game they're different demons altogether.
** Some demonology works have Beelzebub as a separate demon that represents the sin of gluttony

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: ArtisticLicenseReligion:
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Asmodeus is the demon king of lust, but he doesn't seem all that interested in love or sex over [[spoiler: testing your wits in the most horrendous way possible]]. Also, Beelzebub is another name for Satan, in this game they're different demons altogether.
** Some demonology works have Beelzebub as a separate demon that represents the sin of gluttonygluttony.


* HopelessWithTech: Satan. He's an abysmal game designer, to the point where [[spoiler: a Crusader with no knowledge of video games or technology whatsoever is more capable of fixing it than him]]

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* HopelessWithTech: Satan. He's an abysmal game designer, to the point where [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Crusader with no knowledge of video games or technology whatsoever is more capable of fixing it than him]]him]].



* StoryBreadcrumbs: The only background information you get about your character depends on [[spoiler:your interactions with Baphomet.]] it might require a couple of playthroughs to get every tidbit. Not to mention that if you somehow manage to [[GuideDangIt board the boat in Adventure Mode]], the pony sprite [[spoiler: changes to a crusader.]]

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* StoryBreadcrumbs: The only background information you get about your character depends on [[spoiler:your interactions with Baphomet.]] it It might require a couple of playthroughs to get every tidbit. Not to mention that if you somehow manage to [[GuideDangIt board the boat in Adventure Mode]], the pony sprite [[spoiler: changes [[spoiler:changes to a crusader.]]crusader]].



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Digging through the code (and cryptic information Baphomet reveals) shows the crusader Theodore died because he failed to storm Jerusalem. The reason? He tried to go in ''through the Golden Gate''. Of all the eight gates to the city, its the only one that's permanently closed.]]
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Subverted. The Daemons tell you the Hopeless Soul isn't to be trusted, and if you collect all the tickets...he still does absolutely nothing to seem he isn't on the up-and-up, he just decides to become the TrueFinalBoss to give a satisfying conclusion to the completionist run.]]
** Played with in that [[spoiler: after you beat the game then tamper certain variables in the save file, come back into the game and hit continue will lead you to a screen where the typical 'devil head' sprite will appear blue and talk first with the sound effect of Lucifer, berating the player messing with game files, but afterwards switching to the sound......of the Lost Soul. Then it will let you in on a secret -- sometimes he talks "in different voices", and he asks you to "not to tell [[{{God}} dad]]". He still never does anything to betray you; it's unclear if he secretly wanted you to escape, was simply sick of having people who hated his games playing them, just wanted to amuse himself, or had some other motivation.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Digging [[spoiler:Digging through the code (and cryptic information Baphomet reveals) shows the crusader Theodore died because he failed to storm Jerusalem. The reason? He tried to go in ''through the Golden Gate''. Of all the eight gates to the city, its it's the only one that's permanently closed.]]
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Subverted. The Daemons tell you the Hopeless Soul isn't to be trusted, and if you collect all the tickets...he still does absolutely nothing to seem he isn't on the up-and-up, he just decides to become the TrueFinalBoss to give a satisfying conclusion to the completionist run.]]
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]] Played with in that [[spoiler: after you beat the game then tamper certain variables in the save file, come back into the game and hit continue will lead you to a screen where the typical 'devil head' sprite will appear blue and talk first with the sound effect of Lucifer, berating the player messing with game files, but afterwards switching to the sound......of the Lost Soul. Then it will let you in on a secret -- sometimes he talks "in different voices", and he asks you to "not to tell [[{{God}} dad]]". He still never does anything to betray you; it's unclear if he secretly wanted you to escape, was simply sick of having people who hated his games playing them, just wanted to amuse himself, or had some other motivation.]]

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* UnendingEndCard: The regular ending doesn't qualify (Although the [=H0peles$0uL=] tells you to uninstall the game and closes the game on you, you can reopen it at any time and continue). The [[GoldenEnding ending]] you get via HundredPercentCompletion qualifies. After beating [=H0peles$0uL=] in a boss fight, he tells you there is nothing left to the game and leaves you to continue running an endless void.

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* HopelessWithTech: Satan. He's an abysmal game designer, to the point where [[spoiler: a Crusader with no knowledge of video games or technology whatsoever is more capable of fixing it than him]]


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* BigBad: [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].

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* BigBad: [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].Lucifer]]


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Theordore escapes Limbo, and makes it to Purgatory. Even the pink pony sprite makes it there, and praises your victory with a wink goodbye.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Theordore Theodore escapes Limbo, and makes it to Purgatory. Even the pink pony sprite makes it there, and praises your victory with a wink goodbye.]]

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**Some demonology works have Beelzebub as a separate demon that represents the sin of gluttony

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: If you actually take the time to play the level grinding level 100 times to level up legitimately instead of cheating, Lucifer comments that he's both touched and surprised that you didn't cheat, sincerely thanking you for enjoying his game.


** [[spoiler:You will still get fake Steam messages when playing the DRM-free version EVEN if you don't have Steam installed. In addition, the fake crash window is in Windows 7's style even if you are on a different OS or version of Windows.]]

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** [[spoiler:You * InterfaceSpoiler: Several of aforementioned {{Interface Screw}}s rely on the player playing with specific software. You will still get fake [[spoiler:fake Steam messages messages]] when playing the [[spoiler:the DRM-free version EVEN if you don't have without Steam installed. In addition, the fake installed]]. The [[spoiler:fake crash window window]] is in Windows 7's style even if you are on a different OS or version of Windows.]]

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