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  • Devilman uses the Goetic designs for all its demons and explains why they look that way. The Goetia also provides the names of two demons, Caim and Amon (the later of which is the demon Akira fuses with to become Devilman).
  • Fairy Tail has Mirajane Strauss, a mage that uses Take-Over: Satan Soul to transform into demons. Two of her forms are named Halphas (Malthus) and Sitri.
    • In addition, an organization of dark guilds that the members of Fairy Tail and other legal guilds tangle with over the course of the series is called the Balam Alliance.
  • Gundam franchise:
    • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam started the trend with a mobile suit known as the Abigor.
    • Gundam X had the evil Frost brothers piloting the demonic-looking Gundams Virsago (Vassago) and Ashtaron (Astaroth).
    • Gundam SEED: The "Druggie trio" of Shanu Andras, Orga Sabnak and Clotho Buer are all likely references to Andras, Sabnock and Buer.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: All of the Gundams are named after the 72 Demons, and their model numbers line up with the numbering from the Goetia. This list includes the Barbatos, Gusion, and Kimaris (first season), Astaroth, Vual, Dantalion (an odd case since it was shown on Try Age before appearing on the series proper), Gremory (manga side-story Steel Moon), Bael and Flauros (second season). The second season reveals that this was completely deliberate: since the human-slaughtering mobile armors were named for angels like "Hashmal", the machines designed to defeat them were named for demons.
    • SD Gundam G Generation introduced the Gundam Belphagor, which is said to be machine that the Virsago and Ashtaron from X were based on. Later games introduced Gundams that used the naming theme before Iron-Blooded Orphans came along, including Barbatos and Halphas (Malthus).
  • In High School DXD the main protagonist's master is a part of the Gremory household and is also a woman. Later on, the head master of Phenex and Baal also show up.
    • All 72 demons get name-dropped as the 72 pillars, the royal families of pureblood devils that rule the underworld. Although many of them were wiped out in the Great War, at least half are still around in one form or another.
  • Several characters in Shakugan no Shana are named after Goetic demons — Marchosias, Dantalion, Valac, etc., while the third season adds many more: Decarabia, Stolas, Purson, Uvall, Haborym, Orobas, and others.
  • Slayers borrows the symbols in the Ars Goetia to symbolize the higher level Mazoku.
    • Duke Eligos (15) is Dynast Grausherra, Prince/Prelate & Count/Earl Ipos (22) is Greater Beastmaster Zellas Metallium, Duke Bune (26) is Chaos Dragon Garv, Duke Astaroth (29) is Hellmaster Filbrizo, and Duke Vepar (42) is Deep Sea Dolphin.
  • Amon of Witch Hunter Robin. Not actually a demon, though.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has a couple. "Versago the Destroyer" is a mangling of "Vassago"; more recent is "Gaap the Divine Soldier". Gaap made an appearance in the Big Bad's deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! R, which included Leraje, Caassimolar, and Botis as Cannon Fodder.
  • Adelicia from Rental Magica specializes in conjuring demons of Solomon. She even is the head of an organization called Ars Goetia.
  • Barring Ugo, all of the Djinn are named after the demons in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.
  • In Future Diary, the right hand servant of Deus Ex Machina is named Murmur. She doesn't actually serve Deus, and even takes his crown towards the end of the series.
  • The six fists of the Hellas Kataphrakt in Aldnoah.Zero are named Botis, Marax, Ronové, Halphas, Räum, & Viné.
  • Purgatory Of Cartagra features a battle among seventy-two humans, each contracted to a different Goetic demon (with the protagonist contracted to Belial), for the right to bear the ring of Solomon and become omnipotent.
  • BUER (Base of Unearth Extra Resources) is a a giant boring machine equipped with a powerful laser in Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn. Its Central Nervous Unit takes the form a cute little Chivalrous Pervert of a robot who insistently calls himself "the philosopher of Hell". Like the Goetia's description of Buer, he has five goat legs and the head of a lion. (He walks on two legs, uses another two as his arms, and acts as if the fifth is his penis.)
  • In Future Card Buddyfight, one of the two main factions of Magic World are the 72 Pillars of Solomon, usually shortened to just the 72 Pillars. Tetsuya Kurodake uses them, along with his buddy Demon Lord, Asmodai.
  • The short-lived manga Samon the Summoner has Samon summon Glasya-Labolas right in the first chapter. Samon values him for his invisibility powers.
  • Stolas, the perverted penguin obsessed with Seiji's younger sister Aqua in Love Tyrant, is named after the demon king.
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    Comic Books 
  • Andras and Marchosias — two of the demons most associated with battle and manslaughter — start off the action in Promethea by being set up as hitmen by a conjuror who doesn't want the latest version of the title character to go on living. Later on, he somehow gets the entire retinue to possess someone. How he got some of the ones who definitely don't have possession/mind control/temptation in their repertoire, like Orobas and Haures, to do it is unknown.
  • Pre-Flashpoint, the demon Nebiros was responsible for the existence of two heroes. Blue Devil fought him while he was wearing a suit of devil-themed Powered Armor and got magically fused with it thanks to Nebiros' flames. Sebastian Faust lost his soul to Nebiros when his own father Felix sold it for arcane power. Nebiros messed with Felix by giving Sebastian the power instead.
  • Several demons from the Ars Goetia appear in Hellboy, with Astaroth in particular being a recurring antagonist.
  • Vampirella: Seventeen note  of the seven servants of Chaos are more or less (don't complain, the names in the original change too) named after their Ars Goetia counterparts.

     Film 
  • The demon Paimon is the being that Ellen Leigh's cult worships in Hereditary.

    Literature 
  • The Devilblades of the Black Sun series are all named (and somewhat based) after Ars Goetia demons. So far, the only ones that have fully appeared are Astaroth, Forneus, Berith and Zagan, but it is confirmed that there are seventy-two of these weapons in existence and at least five of them are in the possession of the main protagonists.
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy namedropped a few - all of them famous djinn in Solomon's ranks.
  • In Naamah's Kiss, the main character gets involved with a group of academics attempting to summon members of the Goetia, though they aren't explicitly called that, and ask them for various magical powers.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Charmed had Shax and Andras as villains.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Ars Magica 5th Edition, the Goetic Arts (Summoning, Ablating, Binding, and Commanding) are infernal powers that allow their possessor to conjure and coerce demons and other spirits. Actually, Summoning can be associated with any realm (Magic, Faerie, even Divine!), the other three powers, however, are always Infernally aligned (although not everyone who has these powers necessarily knows that...)
  • Early editions of Dragonquest had lists of these demons and their game stats.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The 3.5 Source Book Tome of Magic has the "Binder" class that gains powers by binding vestiges with seals. In addition to being the base of the concept of the class, most of the vestiges (Ammon, Leraje, Naberius, Ronove, Malphas, Sabnock, Andromalius, Focalor, Paimon, Agares, Andras, Buer, Astaroth, Balam, Dantalion, Haures, Ipos, Shax, Zagan, Haagenti, Halphax, Eligor, Otiax, and Marchosias are used), along with their seals, are taken directly from Ars Goetia (another good portion are Continuity Nods like Acererak). The descriptions of the vestiges' manifestations don't always match perfectly with their descriptions in the Lesser Key of Solomon, though. For example, Zagan is described in the Lesser Key as an eagle-winged bull (well, gryphon-winged, but how does one tell the difference?), just like Haagenti, here an eagle-winged minotaur. In the Tome, he's a great yuan-ti priest who tried (and utterly failed) to achieve godhood, and manifests as a gigantic yuan-ti (i.e. a snake-man). Oddly in this instance, there is an unused Goetic demon, Botis, who manifests as a hideous viper...
    • 4e Edition has the Vestige Pact Warlock, who can bind Shax and Leraje as a Continuity Nod.
    • In earlier editions, many of the devils of the Nine Hells had these names: Agares, Barbatos, Buer, Glasya and so on. It looks like this is continuing in 4e, if Alloces is anything to go by.
  • The Steve Jackson Games version of In Nomine used some of these names in their products. For example, Furfur is the Demon Prince of Hardcore in both the English and the original French version too.
  • Mage: The Awakening features goetic demons, embodiments of a character's own Vice that can be given form in order to divest them of unsavory impulses... but that means there's a primal incarnation of Vice walking about. One Legacy, the Clavicularius, draws heavily upon the Ars Goetia and works to draw power from their Goetic demons while keeping them tightly bound. Another Legacy, the Bene Ashmedai, let their base instincts have a measure of free rein and gain power through excess. The latter legacy is a splinter faction of the former, and they tend not to get on well.
  • Warhammer 40,000 has at least two daemons named after Ars Goetia: Mamon, a daemon prince of Nurgle, and the Nurgle daemon lord Scaibeithrax (aka Papa Ga'ap).
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    Video Games 
  • In the original Japanese version of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Caulder is called Stolos—a variation of Stolas, an owl-demon (all right, or possibly a raven-demon, but other than Andras, the other birds aren't usually alternately owls).
  • Aquanox's ultimate enemies, the Old Ones, were variously named for Goetics, the two strongest being Crocell and Forneus (the latter being the first game's final boss).
  • Bayonetta has Malphas being one of the titular witch's summons in the form of a giant crow. The sequel adds Labolas (a demonic dog) and Baal (an oversized toad) to her arsenal.
  • The portable chapters of Castlevania such as Portrait of Ruin name many enemies after the Goetic demons, such as Vapula (a winged lion), Glasya-Labolas (a winged bulldog), Stolas (an owl monster), Buer (a fiery rotating wheel-thingy) and so on.
  • Castlevania's Spiritual Successor, the Bloodstained games, are set during a demonic invasion, and perhaps because of that, they liberally include as many Goetian demons as they can think of.
    • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon has Focalor, Valefor, Valac, Andrealphus, Bathin and Gremory being the names of some of the bosses.
    • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night just goes to town with this: From Barbatos, Sabnock, Forneus, Decarabia, Dantalion and many more among the many lesser minions, small but deadly bosses Andrealphus, Bathin and Orobas, gigantic bosses Vepar, Valefor and Valac, up until Gremory and Baal being key characters.
  • Two of the chest emblems available for your City of Heroes character's costume, specifically Mystic 1 and Mystic 2, are in fact the seals of, respectively, Gusion and Astaroth.
  • The Random Name Generator in the Disgaea games seems to have at least some of the 72 demons listed in it.
  • Drakengard has Seere (described as being neither good nor evil, but indifferent in the Ars Goetia, and also manifesting as a beautiful man...although riding a pegasus rather than a golem) and, arguably, Caim (another name for Camio, who somehow communicates with burning embers and allows one to converse with animals. Remember who Caim's synchronized with?).
    • In fact, this extends to nearly all of the characters. Leonard, Arioch, Verdeletnote , are all named after Demons, and Inuart is named after the leader of the infernal Angels, Iuvart. The prequel manga reveals Caim and Furiae's father's name: Gaap. Yeah.
  • In Final Fantasy VIII, the Guardian Force Doomtrain was originally named Glasya Labolas.
  • Most of the Demon enemies in Final Fantasy XI who are given proper titles are named after demons in the Goetia.
  • As a direct example, in Final Fantasy X, the first summon that Yuna receives is named Valefor, though it only borrows the name and has little else to do with the original demon. Also, Buer is the name of a species of winged eyeballs.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has several. The Crystal Tower series of of raids, include Vassago, Amon, and Glasya Labolas. Bune, Ose, Forneus, Dantalion, Stolas, and Haagenti are also used as names for other bosses and mobs. In addition, a location of the Weeping City of Mhach is called "The Shrine of the Goetic" and Black Mages have Goetic Gear as their i200/210 armor.
  • A later Big Bad in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series is named Nebiros, an alternate name of Naberius; the name Nebiros is also used for the final boss in Psikyo's Dragon Blaze. It's worth considering that the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum identified Naberius with none other than Kerberos.
    • Astaroth (with various alternate spellings) shows up as the penultimate boss of Super Ghouls n' Ghosts.
  • In Golden Sun, two of the Summon Spirits accessible in Lost Age are Zagan (early on) and Haures (much later on). They show up again in Dark Dawn, and rather appropriately, the Ancient Devil can summon Haures himself.
  • Andras, Marchosias, and Amon (and maybe Phenex; the question is whether the original bird Phoenix or the demon knock-off is meant) appear as Mooks in La-Mulana, with Buer appearing as a Mini-Boss.
  • In Guild Wars 2, Ars Goetia can be crafted, and is a component for the legendary weapon "The Binding of Ipos", itself a reference to the demon Ipos.
  • The Ogre Battle series of video games uses this trope frequently, especially in Episode VII, where a large portion of the characters are named after Goetic demons (Barbatos, Andras, Haborym, etc.).
  • R-Type Final has a couple of ships named for Goetic demons, Andromalius and Dantalion. Dantalion is particularly appropriately named, since the thing was the beginning of ships that included Bydo tissue for more than the Force itself...
  • Realm of the Mad God includes Malphas as one of the higher-grade bosses.
  • The Shadow Hearts series uses slips of paper marked with the demons' crests to bestow magic on people. Asmodeus, Astaroth and Amon are all major figures in the second game, and a logic mini-game allows players to earn extra rewards by placing the demons of the Lesser Key into their proper places based on clues.
  • Lemegeton, once all four episodes are published, will feature appearances by all 72 demons.
  • SD Gundam G Generation World features Halphas (based on the spelling of Malthous) Gundam, and later "his" boss Barbatos.
  • Various members of the 72 Demons of Goetia appear as demons most of the Shin Megami Tensei games, almost always as part of the "Fallen" demon family. Some of the demons also appear as Personas.
    • In Shin Megami Tensei I, Belial and Nebiros sacrifice an entire freakin' town to resurrect a Creepy Child... Alice.
    • Some of the mythos are tempered with, though. In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Forneus and Decarabia is depicted as friends, while the original Goetia has no mention whatsoever. Perhaps because in SMT Forneus is a demonic ray and Decarabia is a starfish with an eye... In Persona 3 you even get a Fusion spell named Best Friends when the protagonist has both of them.
    • The main villains of the spin-off Giten Megami Tensei are members of the Ars Goetia. They are separated in two groups, Datenshi and Futenshi. The former meaning "Fallen Angel" while the latter means "Non-Angel".
  • Barbatos Goetia from Tales of Destiny 2 is named not only after one of the demons, but the Ars Goetia itself. The game also features bosses named Buer, Vassago, Forneus, Sabnock, Ose, Vepar, Glasya-Labolas, Dantalion, Halphas, and Gaap.
  • A pretty fair number of Zafina's moves in Tekken are named for Goetic demons (and quite a few other mythical characters and weapons).
  • Ronove and Gaap show up in Umineko: When They Cry, where their status as part of the 72 is regularly mentioned. As well as Zepar and Furfur., and a few of the Seven Stakes of Purgatory.
  • Wild ARMs also has quite a few enemies named for the Goetics. Although, for at least the first game, the less-than-admirable romanization can make things thorny (e.g. Ayperos is rendered as "Aipeloss").
  • A few bad guys in World of Warcraft take names from Goetics, including Naberius (a lich in the Outland), Murmur (a sound elemental), and Sabnok (a Scourge Mad Scientist).
  • The superpowered undead that Nessiah summons in Yggdra Union and Blaze Union have names taken from the 72.
  • The most powerful Dark Tome in Fire Emblem Awakening is called Goetia.
  • All of the Sovani weaponry in The Last Remnant are based off of the demons. They can also be upgraded to include Latin suffixes: Princeps, Rex, and Dominus- or High, King, and Lord.
  • In Tales of Vesperia Karol's fell arm is Glasya-Labolas.
  • In the the Metroidvania rogue-like Rogue Legacy, all minibosses are named after the 72.
  • The Greater-Scope Villain that the Starcraft II trilogy is building up to is named Amon.
  • All Humongous Mecha of the Shura in Super Robot Wars Compact 3 are named after Goetic demons, such as the Ialdabaoth, Valefor, Agares, Glasyalabolas and Andras.
  • Many of the Unique Monsters in Xenoblade are named after Goetic demons, such as Wicked Sallos, Banquet Vassago, and Mischievous Naberius. They aren't actually demons, however (Well, at least not in the literal sense).
  • One of the antagonists of Xenoblade Chronicles X is named Goetia. There's also a model of Skell called the Amdusias.
  • Throughout Fate/Grand Order, the player fights several demons that seem to be named for ones from the Ars Goetia - particularly Flauros, Forneus, and Barbatos. Eventually, it turns out that they are amongst the ranks of the actual 72 demons, and answer to King Solomon, the true Big Bad of the game...or rather, Demon King Goetia, the Anthropomorphic Personification of the ritual that summons the demons itself that possessed the corpse of King Solomon.
  • Puzzle & Dragons has Belial, Amon, Astaroth and Baal along with Lucifer as part of the Archdemon series of the Rare Egg Machine.
  • Freespace names many Shivan capital ships after Goetic demons, in keeping with the Theme Naming of Shivan ships after demons and other supernatural entities from various religions.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 has a number of planets named after Goetia demons; there's the starting area Naberius (where Dark Falz Elder is sealed, fittingly enough), the volcanic planet of Amduscia (from Amdusias), and the ocean planet Vopar (a possible derivation of Vepar).
  • Pony Island has Buer as a well-hidden Daemon Process.

    Web Comics 
  • Several characters in Floraverse are named after demons listed here, including Furfur, Beleth, Orobas, and Amdusias.

    Web Original 
  • In Pact, the named demons borrow heavily from the Ars Goetia, with Furfur, Agares, and Andras being directly mentioned. A fourth, Ornias, is ascribed powers that harken to those of Orias.
  • There's a series of art on Deviantart depicting the demons of the Goetia.
  • The first story of Ghosts Of Albion deals with the demon Baal-Berith rising in London.
  • In Void Domain, Zagan shows up. He is explicitly named as one of the seventy-two royalty of Hell.

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