And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. Rev 16:13
Maybe Satan doesn’t have a creative bone in him. He is an imitator, but when he imitates he perverts. Revelation 13 and Rev 20:10 reveal the corrupt alliance of dragon (devil), beast, and false prophet which tries to imitate the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Rev 20:10
While we may not fathom the depths of holy relationship in the One Triune God, we know that the Father is the authority figure and that the obedient Son carries out the actions of the Father through the empowerment of the Spirit. The cosmos was thus created. Salvation was thus imparted to mankind. The Church exists thusly. The Father is the heavenly manifestation of the Great Triune I Am; Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is His Arm (metaphorically speaking) that extends into a physical plane; and the Holy Spirit is His Presence permeating the hearts and minds of His saints. The three are ONE. See also The Life and the Light.
Satan was not a triune creation, to my understanding. In order to operate here on this earthly plane, he needs a physical body (but they do have spiritual bodies which are akin to shape-shifters.) In Eden, it was a serpent. The body can be a man or a woman who has a similar desire to Satan’s: to be like the Most High. So they work in an unholy alliance. Satan is the authority figure while the obedient beasts carry out the actions of the devil through the empowerment of an indwelling antichrist spirit. The evil actions are perpetrated with the aid of false prophets and false religious beliefs and idolatry.
This is how Satan has operated on earth throughout history: Pharaoh had his magicians. Hitler had his satanists and occultists.
All were doing the will of Satan. The “beast” kingdoms throughout the centuries were thus devised: Satan behind the despot, with the cooperation of the occult and/or false belief systems. The false belief systems are crucial to get the support of the masses of mesmerized people. “Fallen angels” also have an impact on deceiving the populace.
The last scenario, in this dispensation, set forth in Revelation will be the last desperate stand of the unholy trinity. But they are all defeated and eventually “cast into the lake of fire” and so will be banished forever.
That which is portrayed in Revelation has had relevance for all time periods in terms of discerning “beast” empires, their modus operandi and their eventual overthrow. Yet there remains to be fulfilled in this temporal realm and dispensation, that final big rebellion against the Most High which will end triumphantly with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!