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    Devil and Evil alternatives

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Elgaisma, Jul 31, 2010.

    1) Looking for a word that means Devil but sounds almost pleasant and innocuous. Like Lucifer but more obscure.

    2) Other ways of phrasing Lord of all Evil, just so I can vary it in my book. Its actually more than one character, so I need female versions.
     
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    Old Nick? Pretty pleasant term.
     
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    Mephistopheles is another name for a demon and or even the devil. It can be shortened to Mephisto.
     
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    thats what I am hoping to do with the second bit. I have decided I use the word evil more often than I would like lol. Thank you the list will be useful.

    But for the first one I need something that is almost pretty. Old Nick is too earth like. Its to name the sea around the island. It is a major character in the book. It is the treachorous sea out of which all life escaped.

    Right now its Deil Sea, after the old Scots De'il (deel/deal) for devil.
     
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    thirdwind thats the idea lol It may work as the sea name. I don't want something everyone will know but that says devil or evil or treachorous.
     
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    Lightbringer (translation of Lucifer from Latin)
    Accuser (translation of Devil from Greek)
     
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    On the innocuous side, how about, "My Ex"?

    Note: This is equably usable by both women and men.

    Of course this is not what you're looking for, but I had to post it. For if I didn't, I would no doubt kick myself for missing the opportunity later. :D
     
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    Iblis
    Azazel
    Baphomet
    Belial
    Mastema
    Sammael
    Leviathan
    The Stranger
    Shaitan
    Voland
    Kölski
     
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    An acquaintance used to call his ex "She who must not be named" :D
     
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    :D:eek: That was worth the whole thread:) if it wasn't a children's book i would be considering it:) The Exsea. Hmm wonder about X Sea no maybe not...
     
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    Man, and who ever said you had to call it all evil all the time. Maybe tell some story in the perspective of these characters or their followers - who may instead of saying 'oh my, those people are evil' have a lot more positive things to say. (Plus, it's always nice to switch it up.)
     
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    I like Old Scratch.

    In any case, it's probably perfectly fine to make up a new one that corresponds to some of his infernal attributes.
     
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    I like Old Scratch as well lol I have used google but there are a lot of names from other cultures that won't come up. I know some of the Old Scots names don't come up even on the specific sites.
     
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    Lets not forgett the norse Godess Hell, Keeper of the Underworld.
     
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    good point, but her name has only one 'l'...
     
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    True. Even in swedish. I'm at a fault and most humbly smack my head against the desk.
     

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