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18th Jan '17 5:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Warhammer 40k has rules for Daemon Lords of Chaos, Greater Demons even bigger and more powerful than most of their kind. They are Gargantuan Creatures that cost from between 666 (Slaanesh) to 999 (Tzeench) points so they're only usable in extremely large-scale games, and for a good reason as they can pretty wipe out armies single-handedly.

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** Warhammer 40k * ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has rules for Daemon Lords of Chaos, Greater Demons even bigger and more powerful than most of their kind. They are Gargantuan Creatures that cost from between 666 (Slaanesh) to 999 (Tzeench) points so they're only usable in extremely large-scale games, and for a good reason as they can pretty wipe out armies single-handedly.



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Yozis, as well as the Third and Second Circle demons. The hierarchy of Hell established by the Yozi Cecylene declares Third Circle Demons (the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls of the Yozis]]) to be Unquestionable, while the Second Circle Demons (and some exceptional members of the lesser orders) are citizens, carrying numerous privileges and protections, while the Yozis themselves preside over the entire thing by virtue of command of the Third Circles [[GeniusLoci and being the substance from which Hell is composed]]. In terms of general function, only the citizens really fit the traditional image; the Yozis and Unquestionable preoccupy most of their time with distant and alien agendas, leaving the citizens to politics and conquest.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Yozis, as well as the Third and Second Circle demons. The hierarchy of Hell established by the Yozi Cecylene declares Third Circle Demons (the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls of the Yozis]]) to be Unquestionable, while the Second Circle Demons (and some exceptional members of the lesser orders) are citizens, carrying numerous privileges and protections, while the Yozis themselves preside over the entire thing by virtue of command of the Third Circles [[GeniusLoci and being the substance from which Hell is composed]]. In terms of general function, only the citizens really fit the traditional image; the Yozis and Unquestionable preoccupy most of their time with distant and alien agendas, leaving the citizens to politics and conquest.



* ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has the sourcebook ''Inferno'', who is all about demonkind. The hierarchy of demons go a long way, capping with the Archdemons, who are so powerful they aren't even given stats. It's strongly hinted that the aforementioned Maeljins are the same beings as the Archdemons.

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* ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has the sourcebook ''Inferno'', who is all about demonkind. The hierarchy of demons go a long way, capping with the Archdemons, who are so powerful they aren't even given stats. It's strongly hinted that the aforementioned Maeljins are the same beings as the Archdemons.
18th Jan '17 5:57:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' features twelve demons [[EvilKnockoff who act as evil counterparts of the major gods]]. Also there is the Demon Sultan, a true EldritchAbomination in demon form. ("Daemon Sultan", incidentally, was one of the titles for Azathoth in the CthulhuMythos.)

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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' features twelve demons [[EvilKnockoff who act as evil counterparts of the major gods]]. Also there is the Demon Sultan, a true EldritchAbomination in demon form. ("Daemon Sultan", incidentally, was one of the titles for Azathoth in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos.)
10th Jan '17 5:10:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Ghirahim, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the title of "Demon Lord", and he appears to be the leader of the demons of the surface and the most powerful demon next to his master, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]], Hyrule's GodOfEvil.]]

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* Ghirahim, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the title of "Demon Lord", and he appears to be the leader of the demons of the surface and the most powerful demon next to his master, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]], [[spoiler:Demise, Hyrule's GodOfEvil.]]
31st Dec '16 12:29:06 PM nombretomado
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** The ''{{Eberron}}'' setting has several varieties:

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** The ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting has several varieties:
11th Dec '16 8:28:02 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* Literature/TheBible mentions Beelzebub as a "Prince" of demons. {{Satan}} himself is also given titles like "Prince of the Power of the Air" or "God of this World" in some Biblical verses. In the book of Revelation, several demonic creatures are explicitly noted as having a rank of power over lesser beings, but the issue isn't gone into in detail. Later writers were happy [[WordOfDante to expand on that]].

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* Literature/TheBible mentions Beelzebub as a "Prince" of demons. {{Satan}} himself is also given titles like "Prince of the Power of the Air" or "God of this World" in some Biblical verses. In the book of Revelation, several demonic creatures are explicitly noted as having a rank of power over lesser beings, but the issue [[FanficFuel isn't gone into in detail.detail]]. Later writers were happy [[WordOfDante to expand on that]].
27th Nov '16 4:06:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Dilbert'' has Phil, the Prince of Insufficient Light. He says that he covers 'the little stuff', things beneath Hell's notice. While unpleasant-yet-not-evil people may be darned to an eternity in Heck, he also visits Earth regularly to issue lesser some lesser CoolAndUnusualPunishment to those who have been naughty.

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* ''Dilbert'' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has Phil, the Prince of Insufficient Light. He says that he covers 'the little stuff', things beneath Hell's notice. While unpleasant-yet-not-evil people may be darned to an eternity in Heck, he also visits Earth regularly to issue lesser some lesser CoolAndUnusualPunishment to those who have been naughty.
27th Nov '16 3:54:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Pazuzu is the Prince of Demons and TheDragon to Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness. [[spoiler:He is also Wismerhill's father.]]
9th Nov '16 9:45:30 AM intastiel
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* In Creator/DavidEddings ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad The Malloreon]]'' a pair of demon lords become involved in their struggle. This is clearly a very bad thing, such that even the BigBad of the series doesn't want them present, aware that EvilIsNotAToy.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad The Malloreon]]'' Malloreon]]'', a pair of demon lords become involved in their struggle. the conflict. This is clearly a very bad thing, such that even the BigBad of the series doesn't want them present, aware that EvilIsNotAToy.EvilIsNotAToy: they are vastly more powerful than ordinary demons and cannot be controlled by their summoners. There is also reference to a King of Hell, whom the TopGod UL sealed outside reality at the beginning of time.
3rd Nov '16 11:36:02 AM intastiel
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* One of the [[spoiler: 72 Pillars of Hell]] becomes one focus of book two in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.

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* One ''Literature/VoidDomain'' introduces one of the [[spoiler: 72 Pillars of Hell]] becomes one focus of book two Hell: the original, most powerful demons created by Void, and the templates from whom all subsequent lesser demons are based. [[spoiler:That he allows himself to be bound in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.a contract to teach at Brakket is probably very concerning.]]
8th Oct '16 8:10:39 PM superboy313
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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMooks. Because of their status, many of them are [[DimensionLord Dimension Lords]].

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Compare and contrast the LegionsOfHell for the grunts and {{Satan}} for the big guy himself. See also OurDemonsAreDifferent. Much like deer, the [[HornedHumanoid size of their horns]] can denote their status. Typically also a MonsterLord. See also, EliteMooks. Because of their status, many of them are [[DimensionLord Dimension Lords]].
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