The moment of flattery to the reader/viewer shows up. In Samurai Jack
, episode 38 (otherwise known as "the birth of evil, part 2"), it shows up with godlike voices declaring, "only human virtue and human righteousness can defeat this evil."
Sadly, that immediately proclaims that the speaker is an element of evil itself, acting in rivalry to the other God of this world. Since no such rivalry is described in the bible, it's a cute conceit: but cuteness just helps it flatter.
The reality? Mankind is unrighteous, and has no righteousness to use for any purpose, including defeating evil.