|“||What's that? You want out ALREADY? WHAT an imagination you must have!||„|
|~ The Devil|
|“||Pray, for Devils have no reason, Satan waits to curse your ways, have you ever seen it in his eyes in the sunset? Do you wonder if he's laughing as he plays?||„|
|~ An old Kansas rhyme about the Devil|
The Devil is perhaps somewhat inevitably a major antagonist in the Creepypasta forums.
He appears occasionally, seldom being seen, but controlling the story, manipulating events. Said to be the classic Christian Devil, he is able to contact greedy or foolish humans via a special ritual involving mirrors.
He uses these mirrors as portals to speak with humans and to tempt them into gaining Satanic powers.
He will sometimes ask for a Faustian deal, being greedy - but only if the human brings it up in talk.
The Devil as shown in Creepypasta is terrifying. He is sly, clever, arrogant yet not foolish, unlike many popular villains. He is always one step ahead and knows human psychology. He plays on human fear, like in the ritual he shows corpses watching the human and dead eyes on their backs. The Devil will try anything to escape Hell - he will try and look frightened and point behind the human, only to have him vanish when they have looked round. The Devil at this point has possessed the human and will use their body to commit all sorts of terrible crimes in the hours before three and six in the morning. The Devil has his own favourite tramping ground in North Carolina where he meditates in the pre-dawn hours and strenghtens his powers.
The Devil also returns in the Creepypasta story, A Friend in Need. In the story he appears when a disillusioned starving priest is praying to God to help him get more worshippers, and he appears walking into the church as a man in a white suit. He pretends to react in pain when the priest burns him with holy water, but the Devil then explains he was interested in the man and wanted to get him with more worshippers. The Devil makes a deal - he will possess the priest and use his magic to make the Mass a success - in return the priest has to give the Devil an unholy baptism for a very special child - Adolf Hitler.
In the story Hope is Lost, the Devil uses an unfinished episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon as a message from Hell, telling that he was coming to unleash death and destruction. In the episode, he enlists SpongeBob to do just that, unleashing literal hell on Bikini Bottom, with all the characters from the show dead and crucified and the entire landscape transformed. The unfortunate intern who watches the episode is corrupted by the Devil himself and murders his fellow intern Tina, then warns the readers that he was the Devil's "chosen slayer" and that he was "coming for them".