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The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the "Capital Vices" or "Cardinal Sins", is a grouping classification of vices within Christian teachings. Behaviors or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. According to the standard list, they are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, which are also contrary to the 7 virtues. These sins are often thought to be abuses or excessive versions of one's natural faculties or passions.

The concept of the Seven Deadly Sins did not begin with the Greeks nor Romans, but ancient precedents for them existed. The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle lists some positive human qualities, or virtues. Aristotle states that for each of these qualities, two negative vices are in every extreme of the virtue. For example, courage is the virtue for facing fear and risk. Deficiency of courage makes a person cowardly, while excessive courage makes a person rash. The principle of virtue in the "mean" or middle between deficiency and excess is Aristotle's conviction of the golden mean. Aristotle lists many different virtues such as courage, generosity, self-control, "greatness of soul", wit, and friendliness.

Later on, Roman writers, such as Horace, listed and warned against vices while extolling the benefit of virtue. Horace's first epistles state that “to flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.” Horace even summed up the curse of greed with the maxim: "The more you acquired, the more you desire.".

The modern-day concept of the Seven Deadly Sins links back to Evagrius Ponticus, a 4th-century monk who listed eight evil thoughts (often referred to as eight "terrible temptations" in Greek. They were eventually translated into the Latin form of Western Christianity; much of this was because of John Cassian's writings, causing it to become a part of the spiritual pietas (or Catholic devotions) of the Western tradition.

Coincidentally, these are also used as the basis for evildoers of the same names from the Fullmetal Alchemist and Shazam franchises.

List of Sins

  1. Pride: The perversion of the faculties that make humans more like Gods.
  2. Greed: The artificial, rapacious desire and pursuit of money, power, material possessions, etc.
  3. Lust: The intense longing and desire for sexuality.
  4. Envy: The sorrowful or resentful covetousness towards the traits or possessions of someone else.
  5. Gluttony: The overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste.
  6. Wrath: The inexplicable desire for death and destruction, or uncontrolled feelings of anger, rage, and even hatred that fuels vengeance.
  7. Sloth: The absence of interest or habitual disinclination to exertion.

Eternal Sins

Way back in the distant past, Jesus Christ had mentioned that the only unforgivable sin is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Counting as one of the most fearsome sins to exist, those that have committed either said vices will not be forgiven, and it is impossible to remove them by any means, that even God would not consider doing, since it is also indeed beyond a Monotheistic Deity's forgiveness. This in the long run, is how bad the eternal sins are. However, they are totally avoidable compared to the normal sins. Though compared to the seven sins, there are only six eternal sins, which are listed below.

  1. Despair - it consists of thinking one's own malice is greater than imagined beyond Divine Benevolence.
  2. Envy - jealousy is normally part of the Seven Deadly Sins, but indeed becomes an eternal sin if only a specific individual envies another's benevolence, growth in virtue, and as well as perfection.
  3. Impenitence - basically, this is when a person denies confession and contrition of one's vices.
  4. Impugnation - to conflict against known points of faith and especially, misrepresenting parts or all of the Christian faith to make it painfully horrible in terms of desirability.
  5. Presumption - Whenever a certain individual decides to hold his own glory without any merits, repentance, and/or pardonings.
  6. Obstinacy - which as it says on paper, persisting in wickedness, hopping and skipping from sin to sin, after sufficient instructions and admonition.

Quotes

Pride

You say it. I am the Elder King: Melkor, first and mightiest of all the Valar, who was before the world and made it. The shadow of my purpose lies upon Arda, and all that is in it bends slowly and surely to my will. But upon all whom you love my thought shall weigh as a cloud of Doom, and it shall bring them down into darkness and despair. Wherever they go, evil shall arise. Whenever they speak, their words shall bring ill counsel. Whatsoever they do shall turn against them. They shall die without hope, cursing both life and death.
~ Morgoth boasting of himself to Hurin while giving him a curse and lying about creating Arda, The Words of Hurin and Morgoth.

Greed

...Somebody's gotta make sure that this company has a future. Imagine, that one, a fraction of the size, deadly, intelligent, able to hide from the most advanced military technology. A living weapon unlike anything we've ever seen.
~ Vic Hoskins revealing his plans to Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and her nephews to create a more dangerous dinosaur and make it a military weapon to make money.
Listen, I'm what you might call a collector. If someone wants it, I like to think I've got it. And if I don't have it... I'll get it.
~ The Penguin to Batman.

Lust

You think you've outwitted me. But I'm a patient man. And gypsies don't do well inside stone walls. (Esmeralda: What are you doing?) I was just imagining a rope around that beautiful neck. (Esmeralda: I knew what you were imagining!) Such a clever witch. So typical of your kind to twist the truth to cloud the mind with unholy thoughts. Well, no matter. You've chosen a magnificent prison, but it is a prison nonetheless. Set one foot outside, and you're mine!
~ Judge Claude Frollo obsessing with Esmeralda.

Envy

Life's not fair, is it? You see, I… well, I shall never be king. And you… shall never see the light of another day. Adieu.
~ Scar on his jealousy on not being king.
I've kept myself alive for hundreds of years with a steady diet of jealousy and hate. Awaiting the day when I would finally eclipse your family's thieving reputation.
~ Clockwerk to Sly Cooper about his hatred and jealousy towards his family.
Mother always did like Richard best.
~ Prince John's jealousy towards his brother.
"Vice General." Vice! I've never been a vice of anything. I can't be expected to take orders from that gargantuan fool. I would rather take orders from a woman. [to one of his soldiers] You are relived. (Lilliput soldier: Thank you, Vice General.) (He and another soldier march away. We then see Edward getting ready to turn off Lilliput's defense systems.) Alright, Gulliver. Protect against this.
~ General Edward seething with jealousy over being replaced by Gulliver as General of the Lilliputian army.

Gluttony

And bigger is better! Everyone's gonna love these new portion sizes; I know I do!
~ Mayor Susano Shelbourne convinces Flint Lockwood to let the FLDSMDFR generate oversized food portions.

Wrath

I got 24 hours to get rid of this bozo, or the entire scheme I've been setting up for 18 years goes up in smoke, [up in flames] …and you… are wearing… HIS MERCHANDISE!?!?!
~ Hades showing his raging anger to Pain.
(Lieutenant Mitaka moves to Kylo Ren, who looks out across the star field.) (Mitaka: Sir. We were unable to acquire the droid on Jakku.) (Kylo turns his head to Mitaka, not saying anything.) (Mitaka: It escaped capture aboard a stolen Corellian YT model freighter.) (Kylo is clearly incredulous to hear that.) The droid... stole a freighter? (Mitaka: Not exactly, sir. It had help.) (Kylo fully turns around now, still saying nothing.) (Mitaka: We have no confirmation, but we believe FN-2187 may have helped in the escape--) (Mitaka is cut off when Kylo suddenly ignites his crossguard lightsaber. As Mitaka turns his head with a wince, Kylo turns and slashes the console with the lightsaber in a silent tantrum. When Kylo finally stops, the metallic wall is ripped with glowing scars.) Anything else? (Mitaka, clearly hating to say it: ...The two were accompanied by a girl.) (Just as suddenly as his breakdown, Kylo reaches out his hand and telekinetically drags Mitaka toward him, gripping the lieutenant tightly in a choke hold.) What girl?
~ Kylo Ren reacting angrily when Lieutenant Mitaka informs him of the First Order's failed attempt to capture Rey, Finn and BB-8.
You failed to retrieve the BELL?! (Cozy Glow: W-We're sorry, almighty Grogar!) (Tirek: We worked together as you asked!) (Chrysalis: We just aren't as powerful as you!) (His horns glowing with yellow magic, Grogar rears up like a horse and bellows with rage before unleashing a magical blast that blows a hole in the wall as the Legion of Doom watch in silent shock.) Obviously! At least you finally did as you were told and worked together.
~ Grogar reacting furiously when his Legion of Doom tell him they were unable to recover the Bewitching Bell.

Sloth

Are you a gambling man, Sandy? Let's play.
~ Oogie Boogie to Santa Claus about his own gambling.
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