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Asmodeus as depicted in the Dictionnaire Infernal.
Give me a thrust,
And show me some lust.
From the groin to the bust,
In desire we trust,
In the House of Asmodeus!

Asmodeus: The Prince of Demons, King of Jinn and the Demonic Personification of Lust.

Having made his debut in the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit, Asmodeus — also called "Ashmedai", "Asmodai", "Asmodevs", "Ashema Deva" or "Amias" depending on the translation — is a prominent figure in Abrahamic folklore.

Alongside Lucifer, Satan and Beelzebub, Asmodeus is seen in demonology as a representation of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. In this case, he embodies the sin of Lust, making him the diametric opposite of Archangel Gabriel, the Angel of Chastity. Because of this, the form he takes is highly sexual in nature, appearing as either a person that appeals to one's carnal desires, or as a mishmash of things symbolically related to sex, like roosters or bulls. He is sometimes presented with an entourage of Succubi and Incubi, that is if he isn't one himself, and works to spread wickedness and damnation through the sins of the flesh.

In other circumstances, he is portrayed as just another Big Red Devil, either acting under Satan or as a stand-in for His Infernal Majesty in the context of the story.

Sub-Trope of Demon Lords and Archdevils. Related to Baphomet and the Seven Deadly Sins. Contrast Archangel Raphael, his Arch-Enemy in the source material. Not to be confused with (though not mutually exclusive to) Rock Me, Asmodeus!.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • My Balls: Asmodai is one of many demons sent to free the Demon Queen Emmaniel. She takes the form of a human-esque woman with ram-like features and is always accompanied by Beelzebub.
  • O-Parts Hunter: Asmodeus appears in the final arc as one of the two demons that reside in Zect Crescent, along with Belphegor. It's the 5th demon of the Reverse Kabbalah and the demon of Cruelty. It looks like a monstrous three-headed being and has powers over darkness.
  • Seven Mortal Sins: Asmodeus is the Lord of Lust and one of the rulers of Hell. Like the rest of the lords, she is portrayed as a hyper-sexualized female version of her namesake and befitting her title, she is obsessed with sex. She is the first Lord that Lucifer defeats, using her own sexual attraction to her against her.
  • Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun has the Asmodeus family, including Alice and his mother Amaryllis, both of whom are strongly associated with lustful characteristics and are Hot as Hell. Alice himself is a downplayed example, being a Chick Magnet who displays a heavily implied case of Single-Target Sexuality towards the male MC Iruma, while Amaryllis goes all in as the societal representative for the entire family, being a Shameless Fanservice Girl who flirts with just about everybody, particularly the school-age Iruma, and outright possesses the Red Baron title "Lord of Seduction".

    Comic Books 
  • Shazam!: Asmodeus is a recurring enemy of Shazam, having been the child of the demon Naamah and the Phantom Stranger.
  • Irredeemable has the master supervillain Modeus, who was the Plutonian's Arch-Enemy before the latter's fall from grace. Fittingly for someone who uses as a villain handle a diminutive of the name of the demon overseeing the Sin of Lust, he's actually in love with the Plutonian, in a twisted, yandere way.
  • Marvel Universe: Asmodeus is one of many devils that exist, which are either Fallen Angels or extradimensional manifestations of pure evil. Asmodeus allegedly sired many children with Lilith and has since worked as either a minion or ally to Mephisto.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Equinox has a Park Ranger named Asmodeus; turns out he's the real deal, a summoned demon lord, and the actual Big Bad. What a surprise!
  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin: Asmodeus is the Big Bad, the demon who is bound to the Beliers as part of their Family Curse. The only way to prevent him from wreaking havoc is by sealing him into a woman, who then must pass him to her daughter, and so on and so forth. Because Margot is part of this cursed lineage, the Beliers trick her into returning to their village so she can continue the tradition. However, her boyfriend Chris bails her out before the ritual is completed, allowing Asmodeus to roam free unrestrained and reenact the curse on the entire village. He then possesses Samuel Belier, who sets about to doom the entire world, as it's implied that he cannot be restrained in the body of a man.
  • The Pope's Exorcist: Asmodeus is the demon behind the events, and here was the one behind The Spanish Inquisition.


    Live-Action TV 
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Asmodeus is one of the three Plague Kings that make up the ruling class of Hell alongside Beelzebub and Purson.
  • Charmed (1998): Asmodeus is one of the demonic Triad. The Triad are a trio of upper-level demons who rule the underworld under orders from the Source of All Evil.
  • Good Omens (2019): In one scene, after the demon Crowley mentions he had changed his name (he was previously "Crawly" as the Serpent in the Garden of Eden), his angelic counterpart, Aziraphale asks him, "So what is it now? Mephistopheles? Asmodeus?" The reference to Asmodeus is appropriate since the scene takes place in first century C.E. Judea.
  • Supernatural: Asmodeus was originally a Prince of Hell created by Lucifer alongside siblings Azazel, Dagon, and Ramiel. After Crowley's death, Asmodeus took over as king of Hell before he's killed in "Bring 'em Back Alive" by the archangel Gabriel.

    Myth and Religion 
  • Book of Tobit — a book included in Catholic and Orthodox canons of The Bible (but not Jewish or Protestant canons) — is the Trope Namer and Trope Maker. Asmodeus kills the spouses of Sarah on their wedding nights, and he is defeated by the book's heroes Tobias and the Archangel Raphael.
  • The Talmud: A figure named Ashmedai is present, although he is much less malevolent here.
  • The Judeo-Christian Asmodeus is inspired by the Zoroastrian figure of Aeshma, the daeva (demon) of fury and wrath, and a messenger of Angra Mainyu.

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  • Darken uses the Dungeons & Dragons cosmology, including Asmodeus as the godlike Lord of the Nine Hells, ruling over the lesser Archdevils by threat of force. He appears in person in the final chapter to pass judgement on a conflict between two Archdevils that the main characters have been drawn into.

    Western Animation 
  • Disenchantment: Asmodeus is portrayed as a Big Red Devil who rules over Hell.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" has the bridge crew of the Enterprise held in stocks in a duplicate setting of Salem, Massachusetts during the witch trials. The chief prosecutor is Asmodeus, who remembers how his people were vilified by greedy and guileful Earthlings. He appears in human form wearing the pilgrim-like garb appropriate for the setting.


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Asmodeus (played by Sam Richardson) is a Sissy Villain demon who swore fealty to Satan in exhange for everything he had (including his family). When he finds out that Satan had no intention of honoring his deal, he possesses Chrissy's soulless body with the intent of unleashing Tartarus onto Earth before the Maximus Dawnus.

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