Looking for the Usurper We Like.
July 1, 2011 10:33 PM Subscribe
Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan.
posted by Navelgazer to media & arts (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, take the idea of Satan as the unsuccessful usurper of God. But then make the analogous God himself villainous and Satan at least smarter, if not more powerful, and in some way either killed or else punished for his disloyalty. It is important that the "Satan" figure here is more relatable of empathetic than the "God" figure, but does not succeed.
The obvious examples that come to my mind are Starscream vs. Megatron, or more importantly, Stringer Bell vs. Avon Barksdale. I'm looking for any examples, however the older the better.