Great Evil Beast

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The Great Evil Beast, also known as the Great Darkness and the Ultimate Darkness, is a fictional character that appeared in the DC Comics Swamp Thing storyline, "American Gothic".wikipedia
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It encountered a number of mystical heroes (Etrigan, Doctor Fate, the Spectre), who unwittingly angered the being and directed it against Heaven, leaving the defeated heroes behind.
He leads the forces of Hell in the great battle against the Great Evil Beast and is in brief contact with the entity in its questions about its nature - he barely survives the attempt.

Hell (DC Comics)

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This power was so huge, it caused Hell's main three figures - Lucifer, Azazel and Beelzebub - to form a triumvirate in order to defend themselves should the Great Evil Beast decide that it wanted Hell as its realm.
2) #4 (April 1989) ( "A Hope in Hell" by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth); in the story, Lucifer had been forced to accept the position of the ruler of Hell due to the disruption caused by the Great Evil Beast's attack on Creation in the 16-part storyline "American Gothic" in Swamp Thing (vol.

Spectre (DC Comics character)

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It encountered a number of mystical heroes (Etrigan, Doctor Fate, the Spectre), who unwittingly angered the being and directed it against Heaven, leaving the defeated heroes behind.
Then, in the conclusion to Moore's "American Gothic" storyline in the regular Swamp Thing comic, the Spectre is defeated by the Great Evil Beast.

Presence (DC Comics)

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The being is outside of the Presence's creation.

Shade (character)

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.
Dr. Fate once remarked that even the Spectre would have serious difficulty dealing with the Shade, possibly due to the origin of his powers (the former realm of a divine entity on par with God).

DC Comics

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The Great Evil Beast, also known as the Great Darkness and the Ultimate Darkness, is a fictional character that appeared in the DC Comics Swamp Thing storyline, "American Gothic".

Swamp Thing (comic book)

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The Great Evil Beast, also known as the Great Darkness and the Ultimate Darkness, is a fictional character that appeared in the DC Comics Swamp Thing storyline, "American Gothic".

Crisis on Infinite Earths

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After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a group of mystic madmen of the Brujería cult attempted to conduct a mystic ritual to contact the Great Evil Beast; it went awry and instead the entity awoke as a furious monster, unknowing of its own power and confused about its existence.

Doctor Fate

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It encountered a number of mystical heroes (Etrigan, Doctor Fate, the Spectre), who unwittingly angered the being and directed it against Heaven, leaving the defeated heroes behind.

Heaven

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It encountered a number of mystical heroes (Etrigan, Doctor Fate, the Spectre), who unwittingly angered the being and directed it against Heaven, leaving the defeated heroes behind.

Lucifer (DC Comics)

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This power was so huge, it caused Hell's main three figures - Lucifer, Azazel and Beelzebub - to form a triumvirate in order to defend themselves should the Great Evil Beast decide that it wanted Hell as its realm.

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This power was so huge, it caused Hell's main three figures - Lucifer, Azazel and Beelzebub - to form a triumvirate in order to defend themselves should the Great Evil Beast decide that it wanted Hell as its realm.

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This power was so huge, it caused Hell's main three figures - Lucifer, Azazel and Beelzebub - to form a triumvirate in order to defend themselves should the Great Evil Beast decide that it wanted Hell as its realm.

Demons Three

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A different faction, led by the Demons Three, banded together to follow the Great Evil Beast, whom they saw as the ultimate sin and the ultimate evil.

Silver City (comics)

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However, before the Great Evil Beast reached the gates of the Silver City of Heaven, it encountered the Swamp Thing, who taught it the concept of good and evil, life and death, intertwined so that one could not survive without the other.

Swamp Thing

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However, before the Great Evil Beast reached the gates of the Silver City of Heaven, it encountered the Swamp Thing, who taught it the concept of good and evil, life and death, intertwined so that one could not survive without the other.

Yin and yang

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When both hands touched, both the ultimate light and the ultimate darkness merged, forming the perfect balance as a form of Yin/Yang.

Shadow Thief

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.

Nightshade (DC Comics)

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.

Ian Karkull

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.

Alan Scott

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.

Obsidian (comics)

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The realm of the Great Evil Beast, an expanse of complete and utter darkness known as the Sunless Sea or the Shadowlands, has been referred to as the power source for shadow-manipulating characters such as the Shade (Richard Swift), his archenemy Simon Culp, the Shadow Thief, Nightshade, Ian Karkull, and Alan Scott's son Obsidian.

Constantine (TV series)

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In the television series Constantine, archangel Manny (Harold Perrineau) warns John Constantine (Matt Ryan) that the Brujería plan to unleash an ancient evil known the "Rising Darkness" to the human realm.

Harold Perrineau

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In the television series Constantine, archangel Manny (Harold Perrineau) warns John Constantine (Matt Ryan) that the Brujería plan to unleash an ancient evil known the "Rising Darkness" to the human realm.

John Constantine

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In the television series Constantine, archangel Manny (Harold Perrineau) warns John Constantine (Matt Ryan) that the Brujería plan to unleash an ancient evil known the "Rising Darkness" to the human realm.