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  • The Antichrist is the Evil Counterpart of Christ. In some interpretations the Apocalypse has also an Evil Counterpart of the Trinity made by Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet as opposites of God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost.
  • Ahriman, also known as Angra Mainyu (Evil Spirit) is the Evil Counterpart of Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism. Unlike Judeo-Christianity in which God creates The Devil and, though God’s enemy the Devil is his subordinate and is not his equal, thus God is indirectly responsible for the existence of evil, in Zoroastrianism God is absolute and pure goodness to the point that he has nothing to do with evil. Evil exists thanks to Ahriman, a totally separated and independent entity. This is why some scholars call Zoroastrianism—and other religions inspired by it like Catharism—Dualism.
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  • The Krampus is the Evil Counterpart of Santa Claus in Germanic folklore.
  • Mordred to Galahad in Arthurian legend.
  • Loki has been construed as the Evil Counterpart to Odin (and it is debatable as to whether or not he was misconstrued as such). Though Loki is not Odin's adoptive son in Norse Mythology, he is his adoptive brother (where "adoptive" is more like with "brought into his family as an official member"). Both gods are tricksters, are well-versed in magic, and are shapeshifters.
  • The Doppelgänger is suppose to be an Evil Counterpart of a person. In some myths if you see your Doppelganger it is a death omen, and/or the Doppleganger will kill you.
  • The Siddhe in Celtic Mythology are like evil versions of humans, every human has his own Siddhe. If they are shadows of The Underworld of part of The Fair Folk is unclear.
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