Should have payed more attention to those episodes.
The new enemy is going to be the devil himself. He’s going to possess CB and everyone is doooooomed.
You know it.
Finn’s going to go all mecha and kill satan himself.
Oh my god
Finn is in fact the second coming of Jesus
And he’ll go and slay the Antichrist
Holy mother of god.
I swear I will love AT so much if this turns out to even be partially true
Sorry dudes! While Good and Evil is somewhat clearly defined in AT, what is defined as “God” and the “Devil” are pretty vague in the world.
Take for instance the opening scene:
Here, Peppermint Butler was trying to summon a Shadow Demon. Around him was a Bull, a Lion and a Winged Man. In Iconography, these represent three of the four Christian Evangelists:
- The Bull is Luke the Evangelist. The Bull represents sacrifice.
- The Lion is Mark the Evangelist. The Lion represents courage.
- The Winged Man is Matthew the Evangelist. The Winged Man represents Jesus’ human incarnation.
- The Eagle is for John the Evangelist. The Eagle represents mankind’s goal of union with God. (x)
Peppermint Butler was summoning on a downward pointing triangle. A downward pointing triangle symbolized:
- The Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
- Water element
- Female energy
- “Descent into the physical world” (x)
Now, Peppermint Butler already seems powerful enough; I doubt he needs to make a deal with any devil. He seems to be trying to bind the shadow demon, that is, he’s trying to control it. That explains why Cinnamon Bun is inside the Amber Casing that originally housed the Lich.
Controlling demons is a staple in the magical arts (like the Lemegeton). Demons have all sorts of responsibilities and have different powers depending on their rank. I won’t even guess what Peppermint Butler originally wanted before Broco arrived.
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What is God and what is the Devil remain rather vague in AT. There are creator gods (Grob Gob Glob Grod), messianic analogs (Abe Lincoln), Lords of Evil (Hunson), but they never behave as what is expected of them (Hunson tries to be a good father and loves Marceline, Abe is all weird and spastic).
As AT is inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, you can tell who is good and evil based on their actions. But they differ from D&D by characters having no “natural” alignment. Except maybe the Lich, nothing is ever programmed, or hardwired. They’re totally free individuals.
Can you think of another AT character that is expected to be Evil but in reality is very much free?
As for the relationship aspect (including Finn’s reactions), I’ll let other people more qualified analyze that.
EDIT: I originally noted an Eagle was missing. Revelationdis corrected me. I’ve edited this post to reflect that. Thanks dude! :)