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Devil is a black and red creature subtype used for cards that depict atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered evil spirits, having the power to afflict bodily harm and spiritual corruption. They are subordinate to Demons, but do not share their affiliation for black mana, being more psychotically self-indulgent and impulsive (and thus red) than power-hungry and manipulative. Physically, they bare a resemblance to Demons, except that they are usually smaller and lack wings. Let loose in the world, they satisfy their mad craving for destruction in a whirlwind of chaos.

The first card to bear the type was Stone-Throwing Devils in Arabian Nights. Dissension added Squealing Devil and Shards of Alara added Scourge Devil.

Innistrad block[edit]

After a long pause the storyline of Innistrad added many new devils. Of the Pitchburn Devils of Innistrad it is said that they have the ingenuity of goblins, the depravity of demons and the smarts of sheep. The last set of the block also contributed the half devil planeswalker Tibalt.

Return to Ravnica block[edit]

On Ravnica, devils are seen to be part of the Cult of Rakdos.

Trivia[edit]

  • The flavor text of the sorcery Devil's Play ("A devil's hands are never idle") refers to the old folk saying that "Idle hands are the devils plaything", regarding the stupid things people can do when they are bored.

In other languages[edit]

Language or script Title Romanization
French
25
Diable
German
25
Teufel
Italian
25
Diavolo
Portuguese
25 25
Diabo
Spanish
25
Diablo
Russian
25
Дьявол D’yabol
(GOST 2002)
Japanese
25
デビル Debiru
(Hepburn)
Korean
25
악령
(惡靈)
Angnyeong
(Revised romanization)
Simplified Chinese
25
魔鬼 Móguǐ
(Pinyin)
Traditional Chinese
25 25 25
魔鬼 Mo1 gwai2
(Jyutping)

References[edit]

Sympathy for the Devils