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Obey and live.
~ Arachnos

Oppressors are villains and organizations who demean, victimize, and/or demoralize entire societies. Usually this is done by standard Dark Lord, models but may be achieved by anything from a single powerful Control Freak, to whole social movements. In general, Oppressors will be more concerned with keeping their victims in-line, as opposed to outright harming them.

Minor sub-types

Spiritual Destroyers

HAHAHAHAHA! The kingdom has inverted.....now, prepare yourselves, mankind. It's time for the triumphant return of the Demon King!
~ Isaac Ray Peram Westcott after destroyed Tohka's spirit

Spiritual Destroyers are a type of villains who oppresses those of faith or corrupts said faith in order to enforce only the most base and negative of its laws - they are often considered demonic, heretical or fanatical but can be of any origin or purpose.

Many regimes in history (real and fictional) oppressed certain faiths and tales of individuals who delighted in torturing those who did not relent their faith (often minorities) were common - it was also equally common to find tales of wicked or corrupt individuals within faiths who willingly used their power and influence to make life miserable not just for the so-called "heathens" but also for many practitioners of their own faith.

Examples of Spiritual Destroyers are as follows:

  • Demons / Dark Forms such as Satan, are demonic beings who are opponents of the faith and corrupters of practitioners.
  • Dark Lords / Evil Rulers such as Sauron, are cruel masters who actively oppressed religious faiths that opposed such rulers under their rule.
  • Dark Judges / Dark Priests such as Deacon Blackfire, are people who while professing to be of a "faith" spend more time causing misery for others than truly practicing their belief, especially if their faith is usually considered pacifist (for example Christians who champion torture and hatred, in direct opposition to the "faith" they claim to follow).
  • Fanatics and Cults such as the Radiant Church, are individuals and groups that twist religion, often removing the benevolent aspects and instead focusing on the most base portions of faith - deliberately harming others and often going against the orthodox creed of said religion (such as killing and spreading hate despite the commandment "thou shall not commit murder").
  • Militant Atheists/Heretics such as Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, are people who don't believe in any higher power. While there can be good atheists, some try to force atheist ways on religious people and bully them into giving up their faith. They tend to be nihilistic, believing that everything is meaningless. The worst of the Atheists or Heretics may even try to become gods themselves and try to convince others to do so as well.

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