@rvsa was a user who was a brilliant artist, and recently deleted after posting a gorgeous picture of Ryo Asuka/Satan from Go Nagai’s Devilman. rvsa was harrased by an individual claiming that depicting Satan according to how Nagai depicted them, as a hermaphroditic angel, “reinforced stigmas that trans-feminine bodies were the source of all evil.” While that may have been the intent of the authors and editors of the bible, and possibly Nagai himself, it is beyond doubtful that it was the intention of rvsa to do so.
But besides that, is it inherently prejudicial and oppressive to have characters that hermaphroditic, gay, bisexual, transsexual, etc.? So often we see on Tumblr people pushing for more LGBTQ representation in fiction, which Nagai was doing back in 1972. Not only was Ryo/Satan hermaphroditic in the final chapters, but he was often shown to be a homosexual, having romantic feelings towards the protagonist, Akira Fudo/Devilman.
But is this representation bad and demeaning because Ryo is the antagonist of the series and represented as Satan, the root of all evil in Christianity? If we are to have more representation, it cannot be limited to just protagonists and good people. True representation will come when LGBTQ persons are both the hero and villain in fiction, and if that is supposedly wrong, I have nothing more to say.