|“|| Dean Winchester: You have a god?|
Casey: Sure. His name is 'Lucifer'.
|~ Casey to Dean Winchester, revealing her worship of Lucifer.|
Often, he or she will rise in power and may be prophesied to rule or ruin the world, thus acting as a reverse of the traditional role of a "Savior". They differ from Dark Lords in the sense that the word "messiah" literally means "savior" or "liberator" by their followers; a Lord need not seek to save or protect their subordinates.
Villains who are openly worshiped and/or revered by large groups of followers and who take on the role of a morally disbelieving and dubious "Savior" (at least to said followers) belong here. This mostly includes Fanatics who commit atrocities in the name of God or religion, and present themselves as spokespersons or guardians of faith, albeit their own twisted view of what religion, and subsequently, the world should be.
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