The greatest devils

In which I rank the lord of lies based on his most entertaining portrayals.

Devil whispering in a mans ear

I don’t believe in the devil, he always seems a convenient excuse for human weakness. Blaming anything bad on some demonic being is akin to blaming that broken vase when you were younger on your imaginary friend screaming “But Beelzebub made me do it”.

Ignoring the theological problems of a high priest of evil being allowed to exist, there is something about how Lucifer is depicted on fiction that just makes him…well…pretty awesome.

Who were you rooting for in Devils Advocate? Keanu Reeves or Al Pacino? In fact I think its list time again…hey don’t blame me! Satan made me. So in no “power of Christ compels me” order my 6(66) favourite selections of the Devil.

1. Satan in South Park.

Ignoring the fact he had a relationship with Saddam Hussein (I knew it wouldn’t last) Satan is a pretty cool guy, that despite everything just wants to be up here. He even threw a boxing match against Jesus so he could win plenty of money.

2. Elizabeth Hurley’s Devil in Bedazzled.

I know I am going straight to hell for choosing this awful remake over the original, but who would you really wants to be roasting your entails over a pit of brimstone? Yes Peter Cook would make you laugh but remember most evil women were no great lookers.

3. Robot Devil from Futurama.

This is all I need to show to explain why he is here:

4. The Devil in Sympathy for the Devil.


Okay, are we introduced? Admire his wealth and taste. How long has he been around, for a long long time. This is my favourite Rolling Stones track and a great imagination of the Devil as history’s trouble maker. It was also a great ending song for Interview with the Vampire…which leads quite nicely to…

5. Memnoch from the Vampire Chronicles.

In the book Memnoch takes the Vampire Lestat on a tour of heaven and hell and explains that though he is the fallen angel of legend, he is in that role because he basically had an argument with God over why humans should suffer. So he is put in charge of preparing souls for Heaven. So unlike the other depictions of being evil here the Devil is in league with the force for good. On a side note Lestat > Edward Cullen.

6. Tim Curry in Legend.


Legend indeed.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Storybook Day.”

You have to spend one day as or with your favorite fictional character. Which one would it be and what would you do?

Thanks for sending this prompt suggestion, nonsmokingladybug!

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2 thoughts on “The greatest devils”

  1. A wonderful story is “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet. The old movie of it is pretty good too. For a good laugh see if you can get “The Devil Made me Buy that Dress” by Flip Wilson. Guaranteed to make you laugh.

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