Top 10 Scary Marks Of The Beast

The mark of the beast is a decently common
trope in works of fiction. It’s a symbol, pattern, or marking as a
result of turning evil, or a precursor to turning evil. The terminology “Mark of the Beast” comes
from the bible. The MARK of the beast in biblical theology
is the number 666 and The beast is the antichrist. In the book of revelation, those who worship
the antichrist are branded with the number 666. Now you can see how in media these symbols
are applied when people make a deal with the devil. What once started out as a mark to be feared
as it condemns you on judgement day to where Satan lives… Is now a pretty common trope in tv and film. Soooo… hey most amazing fam, my name is
Abbey and today I’ll be talking about the top 10 scary marks of the beast, specifically
focusing on where the trope is used in tv and film. Since I’m talking about it in media, know
that there will be spoilers. The heading for each number will be the title
of the tv show, movie, or whatever I’m talking about, so if you don’t want to be spoiled,
then skip that one! In Anime, starting us off at number 10 Hell
Girl This trope is seen in the Anime Hell Girl. People get the mark of black fire on their
chest from a contract they make with Ai Enma, AKA the titular character of this series. A person finds the Hell Girl on a Hell Correspondence
website where they make a request to get rid of a person. When this happens, Ai Enma shows up with a
doll with a red string on its neck. She’s like, pull the string, and your tormentor
will either repent or go to the infernal pit. In the show, people hardly ever repent, so
they are taken down unda, and I don’t mean Australia. The mark of black fire represents the deal
made in this transaction with Ai Enma. And, sure, if the characters do this their
tormentor or whoever they want to get rid of will go down to the pit, but when they
die, theyll be taken to too. This is one hundred percent what happens in
biblical interpretations of the mark of the beast, so very on trope, and, ya, a very dark
reminder of the implications of the mark of the beast. This next one is a movie At number 9, Dead
in Tombstone The character Guerrero De La Cruz is blindsided
and killed in this movie and decides to make a deal with the devil for another chance. He is given 24 hours to kill his former gang. They originally were the ones to blindside
him and kill him. If he fails to do send all of his former gang
to their end in that 24 hours, he will remain damned to hell, and as a symbol of this, guess
what, he receives a mark on him. From the devil himself. Mark of the beast. Lit er all y. Guerrero’s symbol is an inverted
cross that satan brands on him. Another movie, at number 8, Snoop Dogg’s Hood
of Horror In the beginning of this film by Martha Stewart’s
best friend Snoop Dogg, the main character Devon sells his soul to a demon. He does this because he accidentally killed
his sister and wants to bring her back. The trade for this is his own life, and he
is resurrected as a hound of horror with HoH on the back of his neck as a symbol. In addition to more strength and knowledge,
as a hound of Horror Devon is given the power to decide who goes to heaven or hell, and
is forced to do so for the rest of eternity. A pretty powerful mark of the beast for a
demon to give out eh? It has an 11% on rotten tomatoes, so don’t
go into it expecting traditional cinematic enjoyment if you are thinking of watching
this. At number 7, A Thief in the Night
This film from 1972 is a more literal and modern take on the Mark of the Beast in cinema. Since it’s an evangelical christian film,
it comes from a belief in the mark of the beast being a real thing. In the movie, a woman named Patty wakes up
to hear the rapture is happening and millions of people have disappeared. Because of this, a group called UNITE is making
sure everyone is tattooed with a digital code that lets them go about their daily lives. It needs to be scanned before they buy food
at the grocery store. But in the movie the digital code is actually
the number 666 in disguise, and those who refuse this mark – the biblical interpretation
of the mark of the beast, are sent to the guillotine. That’s coercion, but, spoiler alert, it’s
all a dream. In TV, at number 6, seen in In Doctor Who. This is during the tenth doctor if you want
to be saved from spoilers. In the episodes The Impossible Planet and
The Satan Pit, there was a possession that marked the possessed with the mark of the
beast. This person’s name was Toby and when he
was possessed by the beast, a legitimate entity residing in the depths of a planet, he would
have markings in an untranslated language all across his skin and glowing red eyes. When the beast overtook him, he also displayed
telekinetic powers, spoke with the voice of the beast, survived in the vacuum of space,
and could produce flame with his mouth. When the beast completely overtook him, as
he was now a vessel, Rose smashed a hole in a window and sent him into a black hole to
his death to send the beast out with him. But ain’t that some big symbolism of the
beast? Number 5, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
I remember this one as a kid, because the implications of the mark on this power ranger
was scary. I’ll skip through the majority of the backstory,
but essentially a curse was placed on Ryan Mitchell, the titanium lightspeed ranger. The curse was in the form of a Cobra tattoo
on his back, and the tattoo would move up any time he morphed, but if it reached his
neck, it would kill him. The good news is the tattoo was destroyed
when the beast slash original cobra was destroyed and he didn’t die. But every time I watched those episodes, he
kept using the titanium morpher to morph and I was like Ryan what are you doing the cobra
is going to kill you!! Another serpentine throwback, From the Harry
Potter Movies, number 4, Lord Voldemort While, ya, evil boi Voldy isn’t a devil,
he does get all of his followers who do evil deeds to brand themselves with the ‘dark
mark’. If you remember this, it’s a skull with
a snake coming out of the mouth. This is, without a doubt, a trope of the mark
of the beast. Lord Voldemort can even use the mark to summon
his followers to him and allegedly even track down defectors. *talk here* In
Video Games, at number 3, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Samus’ corruption due to Phazon-based attacks in this game installment really mirror the
marks of the beast. The trope that the markings get worse the
more corrupt you get can be seen here. As the corruption of samus worsens in game,
her suit develops glowing blue veins. When her face is visible, we can see these
on her skin, and eventually even one of her eyes begins to grow blue as the corruption
takes over. In the game though, the corruption isn’t
from a beast, but this ‘Phazon’ thing I am talking about. Phazon infects and corrupts things until they
are monstrosities. In the game, Samus is trying to stop the effects
of Phazon without becoming corrupted herself. Back to TV for Our last two which are both
animation. At number two, Gravity falls
Whenever the main character Dipper is possessed by the antagonist Bill Cipher, his pupils
become slits and his eyes become yellow. A clear sign, or MARK, that he has been taken
over by Bill Cipher, the beast in this case. Bill Cipher is a cartoon take on a powerful
illuminati-esque dream demon with goals to infiltrate the 3D realm after destroying the
2D realm. While there is nothing that screams insanely
scary, this is a kids show that tackles much deeper topics. It has this dream demon, coercion and manipulation
to allow possession and a rift between realms. It’s one of my favourites from the tail-end
of my childhood, and ys it uses the trope the mark of the beast. Even with the changes eyes, no one in Gravity
Falls notices it’s not Dipper. We start with anime, and we end with animation. Onto the last one, number one, the Simpsons
The 666th episode of The Simpsons was also their 30th halloween special. It was titled the treehouse of horror XXX
the x’s meaning the roman numerals for thirty. In this instance, the mark of the beast was
found to be on Maggie, the youngest. In this episode, it deterred from the regular
canon of the series and Maggie was instead adopted and had special powers. For example, she chokes Dr. Hibbert and burns
him. The religious character in The Simpsons, Ned
Flanders, sees Maggie use these demonic powers and sets up to kill her at an abandoned church. When Marge and Homer come to save her Ned
shows that she bears the mark of the beast, 666, under her hair. And, well, before Ned does that he flashed
a Mark that looks like a mickey mouse head because this came around the time of the fox
disney merger. This was the showrunners way of poking fun
that the episode could be number 667 if fox changed the schedule. But before Ned can kill Maggie, she rises
up, breaks through the ceiling of the church, and stakes Ned, Homer, and Marge in the heart. They end up looking like three Xs for the
number of the special and the logo appears above them. A very classy beginning to the special using
the marks of the beast. But that’s all I have for you guys today! Let me know down below where you think you’ve
seen the mark of the beast either on screen or in REAL LIFE and while you are down there
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