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Mephiskapheles is a New York City-based ska band founded in 1990, with a playfully satanic theme after the fashion of heavy metal music. The band helped define, then transcended, the ska punk genre. Mephiskapheles' music has diverse stylistic influences including reggae, jazz and hardcore punk, and the band has made several national and international tours since 1995.
A lyric in the OneRepublic song "Love Runs Out" mentions "an angel on my shoulder and Mestopheles"; presumably the missing syllable was removed to keep the rhythm of the song consistent. However Ryan Tedder may be referring to Mr. Mistoffelees, from T.S.Elliott's poetry.
The band Streetlight Manifesto mentions Mephisto in the song "Down, Down, Down to Mephisto's Café" and a demonic character presumed to be Mephisto is featured of the cover of the band's album "99 Songs of Revolution" and he is seen in the window of a café.
In Goethe's Faust Mephisto is the personified principle of negation, betting with god that he would succeed to make Faust turn away from god.
In The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett, Mephistopheles is the name of a highly intelligent goat befriended by one of the characters. Mephistopheles is able to count to twenty and use the privy.
In the fictional works of the Bengali author Narayan Gangopadhyay, a character named Tenida (Bengali টেনিদা) had the catchphrase "De la grande Mephistopheles! Yak yak!" (ডি লা গ্রান্ডি মেফিস্টোফিলিস! য়াক য়াক!)
In Dina and Daniel Nayeri's Another Faust series, Mephistopheles takes the form of a beautiful governess named Nicola Vileroy, taking children from their families, offering them deals that involve supernatural gifts and raising them to be highly influential members of society. It is implied that among her charges were Elizabeth I and Harry S. Truman.
In the Animated version of Shaman King, Faust VIII refers to his spirit, Eliza, as Mephisto E during the Shaman Fight, which is playing upon the Faustian legend he is associated with.
In the Japanese anime of Digimon Tamers, Mephistomon is the name of an Ultimate Level Digimon.
In the show Blue Exorcist, Mephisto Pheles or Mephisto is the zany headmaster of True Cross Academy. While this version is obsessed with Otaku culture, he carries several German elements in his spells as well as a fondness for making bets. The anime ending even has a short flashback and several other allusions to the original tale of Faust.