"Devil on my Shoulder"

Film: Faust (1926)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: Can grow to the size of a small city.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: When you're out of ideas for villains, just turn to the source of it himself. Satan, Mephisto, the Devil, whatever you want to call him, there's no doubt that he'll do anything to prove that evil is the dominant motivation of Mankind.

History: Mephisto's been feeling frisky today, so he's decided to lay a wager with a powerful Archangel. If he can corrupt the soul of a saint, then he and his minions will have complete dominion of the Earth. His target? Good alchemist Faust. After causing a stir in the man's village with his very presence, the demon king takes human form, and proceeds to put Faust through a gauntlet of temptation and trauma.

Notable Kills: With one sweep of his wing, Mephisto manages to unleash a deadly plague on a village, killing many.

Final Fate: Eventually, Faust can't stand Mephisto's torment anymore, and flings himself into a fire meant for his newfound love interest. The Archangel declares Mephisto the loser, as Faust's purity persisted throughout the whole thing.

Powers/Abilities: Mephisto can do pretty much anything, from spreading the plague, shapeshifting, reversing one's age, etc.

Weakness: Only an Angel can send Mephisto back to Hell.

Scariness Factor: 5-The ruler of Hell is almost always going to get the highest ranking, and ol' Mephisto has set quite the standard. From his imposing true appearance to his near-endless amount of powers, he has more than earned his place as the root of all evil.

Trivia: -In Goethe's original play, Mephisto is known as Mephistopheles, and has no intention of taking over the world.

-There are actually many versions of this film that were made at the time, but only five are known to exist today.

Image Gallery

The stained glass industry is going to have a field day with this.

"That fire behind you...NOT MY FAULT!"

"I AM THE WALRUS! No, wait..."

Even worse, he used polyester for that scroll.
"Turns out, you were a woman the whole time!"

Mephisto in an even LESS subtle outfit.

The Lord of Darkness getting a bit too attached to mortal life.

"Do what the internet does and turn the other cheek!

The legions are getting restless.

"I can show you HELL! Also, the world!"