"The True Pale Man"

Films: Faust (1960)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Eldritch Location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Of all the tellings of Goethe's "Faust", many say that this is the film that hit the mark. Sure, it only tells the first half of the original story, but when you have this version of the Devil in it, who really cares?

History: The story is pretty much identical to the original, with Mephistopheles betting to God that he can corrupt his favorite mortal, Dr. Faust, into doing bad things. Of course, his antics are always jam-packed with charisma, and even better, he'll have a bunch of demons get down and dance a little Bacchanal for him.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: In the pursuit to get Faust into falling into darkness, Mephistopheles' actions cause God to claim the soul of Faust's love, resulting in the wager being left unresolved, much to the demon's ire. Seeing how the second half ends in the original, he's screwed.

Powers/Abilities: Mephistopheles is practically indestructible and omnipotent.

Weakness: God can stand on equal footing with him.

Scariness Factor: 3-This version of the Devil is...rather strange for a humanoid type. He is always seen in full white body-paint, making him look like some creepy demon mime. Another thing is that he's so energetic and spitefully charming, it's hard not to smile around him.

Trivia: -Mephistopheles was played by Gustaf Grundgens, who was one of Germany's most recognizable actors in the 20th century, even during the Nazi regime. His opinions on the Third Reich are a subject of debate, though.

-This was West Germany's official submission to the 33rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film.

Image Gallery

"Behold! Some idiots!"

I need an adult.

"I don't do so well in crowds."

Remember, folks. He's the DEVIL.

Because I need to feel MORE awkward.