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Basic Trope: An evil horse with demonic/monstrous features.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz rides a black horse with glowing red eyes and a mane and tail made of flames.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz rides a black horse with glowing red eyes, a mane and tail made of flames, bat wings, fangs, a pair of demonic horns, bony spines coming out of its body, claws on its front legs and cloven hooves on its back legs.
  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz rides a large, black horse, but aside from its intimidating size it has no monstrous features.
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  • Justified: Emperor Evulz is so badass he went into Hell to capture a demon horse.
  • Inverted: Sir Hero rides a pure white Unicorn.
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz rides a demonic horse with horns and claws, but they are fakes that he put on his horse to make it look scarier.
  • Double Subverted: While the horns and claws are fake, the horse is still a demon horse from Hell despite not having any monstrous features.
  • Parodied: Emperor Evulz rides a hellish pony! Who would be rather cute, if it weren't for its insatiable appetite for baby flesh!
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Emperor Evulz rides a normal-looking horse.
  • Enforced: "The show is set in medieval times, so the villain should use a horse for locomotion and we need to make it look evil."
  • Lampshaded: "Evulz' steed is fearsome... it is said he tamed it in the deepest bowels of Hell itself!"
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  • Invoked: Evulz performs a demonic ritual to summon a Hellsteed, knowing that the sight of the monstrous beast will demoralize his enemies.
  • Exploited: Even though Emperor Evulz himself is human, Pure the Paladin learns a demon-slaying spell before battling him just to take down his monstrous horse.
  • Defied: Evulz sets himself up as a Villain with Good Publicity, so instead of the terrifying hellhorse the heroes expect him to ride he has a pure white charger.
  • Discussed: "Evulz is a demonologist, right? Bet you his horse is going to be all black and fiery."
  • Conversed: "With a steed like that, you already know the guy is up to no good."

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