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  • proper noun religion, Christianity The Devil; Satan.


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A Biblical reference, Satan ultimately deriving from a borrowing of the Hebrew שָׂטָן (Śāṭān, "adversary, accuser"). (See also Satan).


  • The Fables living in the mundane (as in our) world are refugees -- they left the Homelands to escape the wrath of a man they call the Adversary (the woodcarver Geppetto, who had conquered all the magical worlds with his wooden soldiers), but they weren't able to escape him entirely, and so they've had to go to war.

    Will ‘Fables’ #75 Be ‘Happily Ever After?’ Bill Willingham Drops Hints In Our Exclusive Interview

  • It will be observed that as the principle on which we are to "agree" with this "Adversary" is not here specified, and the precise nature of the retribution that is to light upon the despisers of this warning is not to be gathered from the mere use of the word "prison"; so, the remedilessness of the punishment is not in so many words expressed, and still less is its actual cessation taught.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Not because it is linked to the former 'Adversary' - Datuk Kalimullah.

    The Malay Male

  • Currently she is being handed a golden-haired male baby we will call the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness.

    pyxopotamus Diary Entry

  • BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN – The infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile when a savage creature known as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales.

    Loads of Loeb

  • We believe as you do that the Adversary is the moving spirit behind this whole Lithian crisis; but we do not believe that any repudiation of dogma is required.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • Enters Satan (whom we had better call the Adversary) from his sphere of inspection, the Earth, and reports.

    X. On Reading the Bible (III)

  • As you can see, the Fables bug bit me late in the month as well, and while I'm trying to keep this spoiler free, the identity of the Adversary was a "holy WTF" moment.


  • Fables is Vertigo's take on the characters and stories of folklore and fairy tales, here exiled to the "real world" after a savage creature known as the Adversary conquers their literary lands of legend. Links

  • 'Ti s Good Difcretion, when a Body has to do with an Adversary, that is cither too Crafty, or too Strong for him, to turn him off to his Match 3 but it would be a Cleverer Way yet, to Encounter the Stratagem, and to Defeat One Sham with Another, as the Simplicity of the Cock here was too hard for the Wilynefs of the Fos.

    Fables of Æsop, and other eminent mythologists : with morals and reflexions.


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