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Basic Trope: A character who is destined to end the world but does not want to.

  • Straight: Alex is The Anti-Christ, but he likes humanity.
  • Exaggerated: Alex an Eldritch Abomination and The Devil themselves is practically Messianic Archetype who tries to please humanity and stops The End of the World as We Know It that they're destined to bring forth, even becoming a full-blown Christ Figure in the process.
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  • Downplayed: Satan mentions that Alex is destined to destroy the world... but he goes back to whatever he was doing before and it never comes up again.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • He develops a spine and Calls The Old Man Out.
    • Alex eventually decides that even if the world is filled with bad things, there are also good things within it and that alone is worth denying the apocalypse for.
  • Parodied: "I am Alex The Anti-Christ, here to save the day from Pollution!"
  • Zig-zagged: "I don't want to end the world, until my favorite show ends."
  • Averted:
    • There is no Antichrist.
    • Alternatively, Alex is destined to end the world and totally wants to.
  • Enforced: We have to show people that you can Screw Destiny.
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  • Lampshaded: "So you're The Anti-Christ, but you're saving kittens from trees?"
  • Invoked: "Don't worry, The Anti-Christ never likes their job."
  • Exploited: "I knew you wouldn't do it, you like us too much."
  • Defied: "You are going to destroy the world and like it."
  • Discussed: "You don't have to destroy the world, Alex."
  • Conversed: "Why did they bother making him The Anti-Christ?"
  • Deconstructed: Alex learns You Can't Fight Fate.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alex studied the Exact Words of the prophecy and found that it said nothing about being unable to recreate the world afterwards. Maybe even better than it was before.
    • ...and by fate, we mean cause-and-effect & that some stupid prophecy can't change his decision.
    • Alex decides to Screw Destiny.
  • Played For Laughs: "I don't wanna destroy the world! *throws a temper tantrum*
  • Played For Drama: "Alex's eyes start glowing red: "I can't hold it off forever.""

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