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"Seven is the number of the powers of Hell, and Seven is the number of the Great Evils."

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The Great Evils (a.k.a. Greater Evils)[1] are the seven most powerful demon lords of Hell. They are sub-divided into the three Prime Evils, and the four Lesser Evils.

OriginEdit

Image Name Aspect Description
Tahameth 2
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Tathamet the Prime Evil A seven-headed dragon composed of all darkness and vileness that Anu cast off itself before the universe was created. Not much is known about Tathamet but it is known that he was the only reason that The Burning Hells came into existence, also there is no record of him ever mating with another creature. Tathamet battled Anu, and when the two beings died the seven heads of Tathamet became the seven Great Evils. The three most prominent heads became Diablo, Mephisto and Baal, and the four lesser heads Azmodan, Belial, Andariel and Duriel. Tathamet's body meanwhile became the foundation for the Burning Hells.

Prime EvilsEdit

The Prime Evils comprise the Three Brothers - the de facto rulers of Hell:

Image Name Aspect Description
Mephisto2
Mephisto -
Dul'Mephistos

(Odium)
Lord of Hatred The oldest of the Three Brothers. Father of Lilith and Lucion. Arguably the most intelligent and cunning demon in existence, though physically the weakest of the three brothers. His attacks in Diablo II are generally lightning and poison based.
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Diablo -
Al'Diabolos

(Metus)
Lord of Terror The youngest of the Three Brothers. Father of Leah. Generally uses fire and lightning in Diablo II. Main antagonist of the series.
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Baal -
Tor'Baalos

(Excidium)
Lord of Destruction The middle child of the Three Brothers. His attacks in Diablo II are mostly magical, but are of an assorted variety.

Lesser EvilsEdit

The Lesser Evils are second only to the Three Brothers in terms of power and prestige:

Image Name Aspect Description
Andariel2
Andariel Maiden of Anguish


aka


Demon Queen

"Twin" sister of Duriel. Sent to guard the Rogue Monastery by Diablo himself. Notable for being the first female demon in existence. Specializes in mid range poison attacks but ridiculously weak against fire spells. She is the first of the Lesser Evils to be defeated. Her secondary title is a reference to the fact that she is the only female Great Evil in existence.
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Duriel Lord of Pain


aka


Maggot King

"Twin" brother of Andariel. Though Duriel had his part in the Dark Exile, he has once again aligned with the Three. Sent to guard Tal Rasha's Chamber. Specializes in heavy melee attacks and radiates the grave chill. He is the second of the Lesser Evils to be defeated. His secondary title is a sobriquet pertaining to his status and appearance as a monarch among a certain kind of insect.
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Belial Lord of Lies


aka


Master of Deception

One of the leaders of the rebellion against the Three and a former protege of Mephisto. He somehow comes to take over Caldeum and controls its Emperor. Uses unholy locust swarms for both phases of his fight with heroes: on the 2nd phase, he'll dig his massive claws into the ground, breathe huge gusts of fel locust flame and make fiery eruptions. His powers are so great that he manages to fool everyone (including himself) into thinking that he is invincible. He is the third of the Lesser Evils to be defeated.
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Azmodan Lord of Sin


aka


General of Vices

One of the leaders of the rebellion against the Three. Brother and rival of Belial. Throws fire boulders, summons demon gates to call upon minions and call forth dark magic in a large area of effect. He is the greatest military tactitian in the Burning Hells, although such a claim is doubtful considering his arrogance is what cost him his victory during the Battle of Bastion's Keep and Arreat Crater. He is the fourth of the Lesser evils to be defeated and the last Great Evil sucked into the Black Soulstone.

Other EvilsEdit

Several other powerful demons are known by name, though it remains unknown what their exact status or standing is amongst the Greater Evils:

Image Name Aspect Description
Lilith2
Lilith

Queen of the Succubi

Daughter of Mephisto and sister of Lucion, Initially betrayed the forces of Hell by joining forces with Inarius, but later apparently rejoined their ranks.
Lucion2
Lucion Primus of the Triune Son of Mephisto and brother of Lilith. He was presumed to have been banished or slain by Uldyssian.
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Izual Betrayer of the High Heavens A powerful fallen angel, he was once the lieutenant of Archangel Tyrael.
Boss-window-rakanoth-anguish
Rakanoth Lord of Despair A powerful demon that was a servant of Andariel, he now serves Diablo in the latter's invasion of the High Heavens during the fourth act of Diablo 3. He plays a minor but important role in keeping Archangel Auriel hostage, fulfilling part of the Prophecy of the End Days.
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Ghom Lord of Gluttony He is a demon that serves Azmodan as a lieutenant who appears in the Battle of Bastion's Keep during the invasion of Sanctuary.
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Cydaea Maiden of Lust She is a powerful demoness that is both Azmodan's wife and also serves as a lieutenant, acting as the prime guardian of the Sin Hearts.
Zagraal Patron of Khazra Being responsible for their corruption. Zagraal was eventually slain by a band of Umbaru Witch Doctors.
Kabraxis Thief of Hope


Banisher of the Light


Lord of the Black Road


Iceclaw the Merciless

Kabraxis is one of the oldest demons in existence and a long time enemy of the Three Brothers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014-03-10, THE HISTORY BEHIND THE CRUSADE. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-29
Great Evils
Prime Evil — Tathamet

Prime EvilsDiabloMephistoBaal
Lesser EvilsDurielAndarielAzmodanBelial
Other EvilsLilithLucionKabraxisXazaxAstroghaAssurGulagZagraalCydaeaGhomIzualRakanothIskatu

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