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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', demons are {{Fallen Angel}}s who followed Lucifer in his bid for God's power. They are bound by Rules not to harm humans or deny their free will, but they can still tempt them with [[DealWithTheDevil bargains and wagers]].

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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons are {{Fallen Angel}}s who followed Lucifer in his bid for God's power. They are bound by Rules not to harm humans or deny their free will, but they can still tempt them with [[DealWithTheDevil bargains and wagers]].
22nd Jun '17 11:33:52 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has demons that were called "akuma" in the original Japanese, and are based somewhat on the Judeo-Christian, European tradition. ...Kinda. They have horns which draw in spiritual energy to fuel their powers (like regeneration), and many of them are somewhat humanoid, but their forms typically vary--there's a CatGirl demon, the relatively human title character, some demons that appear more like insect monsters...oh, and they appear to be in control of strange technology. In the anime, it's somewhat implied that they are corrupted, fallen angels, but in the manga [[spoiler: it's revealed they're [[DoingInTheWizard actually aliens, whose mothership crash-landed in the Atlantic ocean hundreds of years ago.]]]]

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* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has demons that were called "akuma" in the original Japanese, and are based somewhat on the Judeo-Christian, European tradition. ...Kinda. They have horns which draw in spiritual energy to fuel their powers (like regeneration), and many of them are somewhat humanoid, but their forms typically vary--there's a CatGirl demon, the relatively human title character, some demons that appear more like insect monsters...oh, and they appear to be in control of strange technology. In the anime, it's somewhat implied that they are corrupted, fallen angels, but in the manga [[spoiler: it's revealed they're [[DoingInTheWizard actually aliens, whose mothership crash-landed in the Atlantic ocean hundreds of years ago.]]]]ago]]]].



** It's also apparently possible to become a demon by [[spoiler: using a lot of [[BlackMagic Magia Erebea]].]]

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** It's also apparently possible to become a demon by [[spoiler: using a lot of [[BlackMagic Magia Erebea]].]]Erebea]]]].



* Manga/MarchStory: They're called Ill, possess objects, and once they kill someone with your body they will never let you go. This is March's backstory. She got (slightly) better

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* Manga/MarchStory: ''Manga/MarchStory'': They're called Ill, possess objects, and once they kill someone with your body they will never let you go. This is March's backstory. She got (slightly) better



* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Akane is a demon who simply appears to be a girl with horns and ComboPlatterPowers, including [[MesACrowd duplication]], {{Shapeshifting}}, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld enhanced lifespan]], {{Telekinesis}}, {{Teleportation}}, and summoning objects (and, when she's hungry, {{EldritchAbomination}}s). As far as evilness goes, she's mainly TheGadfly, though she does have occasional JerkAss moments, such as threatening to destroy the earth with a meteor to force someone to back her a cake.

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Akane is a demon who simply appears to be a girl with horns and ComboPlatterPowers, including [[MesACrowd duplication]], {{Shapeshifting}}, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld enhanced lifespan]], {{Telekinesis}}, {{Teleportation}}, and summoning objects (and, when she's hungry, {{EldritchAbomination}}s).{{Eldritch Abomination}}s). As far as evilness goes, she's mainly TheGadfly, though she does have occasional JerkAss moments, such as threatening to destroy the earth with a meteor to force someone to back her a cake.



* Creator/MarvelComics' AntiHero Son of Satan is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]], the HalfHumanHybrid son of a very powerful demon who ''claimed'' to be TheDevil. Of course, Marvel later backpedaled on the whole "real, honest-to-badness Biblical Satan" issue, and which of the many powerful Marvel demons it actually is has been {{Retcon}}ned several times. For that matter, the very nature of demons in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse seems to be a matter of some contention; fallen or degenerated {{Physical God}}s, leftover magical energy from the early days of life on Earth, holdovers from the Creation of the Universe… And of course, the fact that all of them lie their horns off all the time makes it no clearer. Their behavior also varies quite a bit. Some (Mephisto, namely) stick to standard "deals, contracts, and bargains" behavior and seem quite comfortable with that, others (Dormammu, Chthon) are active schemers who are very much a threat to existence, and still there are others (Nightmare) who can't be reasoned with, but don't exactly try and do anything crazy beyond general malevolence.

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* Creator/MarvelComics' AntiHero Son of Satan is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]], the HalfHumanHybrid son of a very powerful demon who ''claimed'' to be TheDevil. Of course, Marvel later backpedaled on the whole "real, honest-to-badness Biblical Satan" issue, and which of the many powerful Marvel demons it actually is has been {{Retcon}}ned several times. For that matter, the very nature of demons in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse seems to be a matter of some contention; fallen or degenerated {{Physical God}}s, leftover magical energy from the early days of life on Earth, holdovers from the Creation of the Universe… And of course, the fact that all of them lie their horns off all the time makes it no clearer. Their behavior also varies quite a bit. Some (Mephisto, (ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}, namely) stick to standard "deals, contracts, and bargains" behavior and seem quite comfortable with that, others (Dormammu, Chthon) are active schemers who are very much a threat to existence, and still there are others (Nightmare) who can't be reasoned with, but don't exactly try and do anything crazy beyond general malevolence.



** [[spoiler:The Keeper of Secrets]] is a daemon of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} universe, created by one of the Chaos Gods and unable to survive out of its home dimension.

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** [[spoiler:The Keeper of Secrets]] is a daemon of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40000}}'' universe, created by one of the Chaos Gods and unable to survive out of its home dimension.



* Okay, it's not really a demon, but at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[spoiler:Jack Jack's powers include setting himself on fire, turning into heavy brimstone, and transforming into the ''freaking baby devil''. It's probable they are homages to a famous superhero with similar powers, i.e., The Human Torch, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, and The Demon. Or he could just be an {{Expy}} of the Super-Skrull.]]

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* Okay, it's not really a demon, but at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[spoiler:Jack Jack's powers include setting himself on fire, turning into heavy brimstone, and transforming into the ''freaking baby devil''. It's probable they are homages to a famous superhero with similar powers, i.e., The Human Torch, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, and The Demon. Or he could just be an {{Expy}} of the Super-Skrull.]]Super-Skrull]].



* [[spoiler:Ferriman]] in ''Film/GhostShip'' is a wicked former human who became a servant of Hell because of his sins. He collects souls for his infernal masters, calling himself a "salvager". He doesn't make deals, and instead tries to tempt people into committing crimes out of the sin of {{Greed}} to damn their own souls, which he can then take "home" when he fills his quotum. He can shapeshift, recover from gunshot wounds, [[spoiler:and mark ghosts to become his servants in death.]]

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* [[spoiler:Ferriman]] in ''Film/GhostShip'' is a wicked former human who became a servant of Hell because of his sins. He collects souls for his infernal masters, calling himself a "salvager". He doesn't make deals, and instead tries to tempt people into committing crimes out of the sin of {{Greed}} to damn their own souls, which he can then take "home" when he fills his quotum. He can shapeshift, recover from gunshot wounds, [[spoiler:and mark ghosts to become his servants in death.]]death]].



* In Kim Harrison's ''Literature/TheHollows'', demons are not mythological beings but a powerful race of BlackMagic using {{Shapeshift|ing}}er aliens living in the novel's AlternateUniverse DarkWorld the Ever After. They can be summoned to make a DealWithTheDevil for things such as magical knowledge, assassination, or in one case giving legal testimony. Demons often attempt to manipulate the deal in order to take the summoner into the Ever After and enslave them as a {{Familiar}} which is considered AFateWorseThanDeath.

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* In Kim Harrison's ''Literature/TheHollows'', demons are not mythological beings but a powerful race of BlackMagic using {{Shapeshift|ing}}er {{shapeshift|ing}}er aliens living in the novel's AlternateUniverse DarkWorld the Ever After. They can be summoned to make a DealWithTheDevil for things such as magical knowledge, assassination, or in one case giving legal testimony. Demons often attempt to manipulate the deal in order to take the summoner into the Ever After and enslave them as a {{Familiar}} which is considered AFateWorseThanDeath.a FateWorseThanDeath.



* In ''Literature/QuantumGravity'', demons live on another plane of existence, and Hell is not a physical place. Devils are best described as evil spirits, and are basically the opposite of everything that demons stand for. Demons make everything an art--you might not want to think too hard about that--and are very much for being one's self, regardless of what that is. Devil's push people to make sacrifices (of self) now for some vague reward in the future, e.g. the greater good, prestige. A demon with (a) devil(s) cannot behave a a demon, and becomes an imp; imps push people through/around Hell. Demons come [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation in many colors]], and every shade means something different. Humans cannot become demons, but any creature who can interact aetherically can. [[spoiler:Zal]], for instance, is born [[spoiler:elf]] but is also a demon.

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* In ''Literature/QuantumGravity'', demons live on another plane of existence, and Hell is not a physical place. Devils are best described as evil spirits, and are basically the opposite of everything that demons stand for. Demons make everything an art--you might not want to think too hard about that--and are very much for being one's self, regardless of what that is. Devil's push people to make sacrifices (of self) now for some vague reward in the future, e.g. the greater good, prestige. A demon with (a) devil(s) cannot behave a as a demon, and becomes an imp; imps push people through/around Hell. Demons come [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation in many colors]], and every shade means something different. Humans cannot become demons, but any creature who can interact aetherically can. [[spoiler:Zal]], for instance, is born [[spoiler:elf]] but is also a demon.



* In the ''Literature/RiftwarCycle'', there are seven known levels of existence, with each being more dangerous than the one above it. Mortals come from the first level; demons are from the fourth and fifth (the overwhelming majority of demons featured in the series are from the latter). They are characterized by being incredibly vicious and living only for the id, and possess the power to absorb traits and knowledge from other living things they eat; there are several different "paths" a demon's evolution can take as it aborbs more powers, though they all seem to start out as imp-like beings, and will eventually reincarnate if killed. They are ruled in their own realms by [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Demon Kings]], the most notable of whom are [[TheCaligula Maarg]] and [[TheChessmaster Dahun]], but can be summoned by sorcerers to the mortal realm (weaker demons are much easier to summon and compel- incredibly elaborate preparations are needed for an attempt to summon Dahun, and no attempt is even made to try and control him). ''A Kingdom Besieged'' had a young demon named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Child]] as a major POV character [[spoiler: though it turned out she is actually a dead human character reincarnated as a demon- exactly how it happened we don't know yet]].

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* In the ''Literature/RiftwarCycle'', there are seven known levels of existence, with each being more dangerous than the one above it. Mortals come from the first level; demons are from the fourth and fifth (the overwhelming majority of demons featured in the series are from the latter). They are characterized by being incredibly vicious and living only for the id, and possess the power to absorb traits and knowledge from other living things they eat; there are several different "paths" a demon's evolution can take as it aborbs absorbs more powers, though they all seem to start out as imp-like beings, and will eventually reincarnate if killed. They are ruled in their own realms by [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Demon Kings]], the most notable of whom are [[TheCaligula Maarg]] and [[TheChessmaster Dahun]], but can be summoned by sorcerers to the mortal realm (weaker demons are much easier to summon and compel- incredibly elaborate preparations are needed for an attempt to summon Dahun, and no attempt is even made to try and control him). ''A Kingdom Besieged'' had a young demon named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Child]] as a major POV character [[spoiler: though it turned out she is actually a dead human character reincarnated as a demon- exactly how it happened we don't know yet]].



* ''[[Literature/RoTeO Ro.Te.O]]'' has its devils possessing ElementalPowers and the standard bat wings. These guys fit definition 2 dot point 2 best although they aren't the creation of the [[FallenAngel Fallen Angels]], rather they're the creations of this universe's {{Satan}}. Otherwise, they're pretty human... the main seven demons (and the two Fallen Angels in existence) going so far as to stand for each of the SevenDeadlySins.

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* ''[[Literature/RoTeO Ro.Te.O]]'' has its devils possessing ElementalPowers and the standard bat wings. These guys fit definition 2 dot point 2 best although they aren't the creation of the [[FallenAngel Fallen Angels]], {{Fallen Angel}}s, rather they're the creations of this universe's {{Satan}}. Otherwise, they're pretty human... the main seven demons (and the two Fallen Angels in existence) going so far as to stand for each of the SevenDeadlySins.



* The main villain of ''Literature/WhenDemonsWalk'' is a demon, and for most of the plot it seems to be quite the average demon, but [[spoiler: in the end, it turns out that all the demon's evil plans had the goal of returning home after hundreds of years of being bound to the human world.]]

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* The main villain of ''Literature/WhenDemonsWalk'' is a demon, and for most of the plot it seems to be quite the average demon, but [[spoiler: in the end, it turns out that all the demon's evil plans had the goal of returning home after hundreds of years of being bound to the human world.]]world]].



** Demons in the Christian mythological sense exist too, in the form of [[spoiler:Satan, though his host of rebel angels is conspicuously absent.]]

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** Demons in the Christian mythological sense exist too, in the form of [[spoiler:Satan, though his host of rebel angels is conspicuously absent.]]absent]].



** The oldest sources have Daimon used in reference to the Gods. The Christians refered to the Greek Gods as Daimons/Demons because that is what they were actually called by their own worshippers. [[JerkassGods Few of the Demons were what we would call good.]]

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** The oldest sources have Daimon used in reference to the Gods. The Christians refered referred to the Greek Gods as Daimons/Demons because that is what they were actually called by their own worshippers. [[JerkassGods Few of the Demons were what we would call good.]]



* {{The Undertaker}}, "The Demon of Death Valley".

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* {{The Undertaker}}, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, "The Demon of Death Valley".



* Daemons in ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'' are more similar to malevolent elementals than traditional demons.

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* Daemons in ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'' ''TabletopGame/TheSplinter'' are more similar to malevolent elementals than traditional demons.



* In TabletopGame/{{Unknown Armies}}, demons are treated more like ghosts are elsewhere. They are uniquely obsessed souls who were incapable of letting go of the mortal world, and as a result their personality rots away until the obsession is all that's left. In order to fulfill the obsession (which can be anything from finishing a novel to eating painfully spicy Mexican food), they have to possess humans. They can be summoned by magick users, but while they do usually know about the occult underground to some extent, they can and will lie as much as possible in an attempt to get a body to ride. Worse, someone with a high Soul can unwittingly allow a demon to possess them any time they play with an Ouija board or even pray. Demons aren't evil, exactly, but because of their focus on fulfilling their obsession, they will only show compassion if it's convenient for their goals. They're amoral, but not necessarily ''immoral'' -- though given the need for possessing humans, morality falls by the wayside fairly quickly.

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* In TabletopGame/{{Unknown Armies}}, ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'', demons are treated more like ghosts are elsewhere. They are uniquely obsessed souls who were incapable of letting go of the mortal world, and as a result their personality rots away until the obsession is all that's left. In order to fulfill the obsession (which can be anything from finishing a novel to eating painfully spicy Mexican food), they have to possess humans. They can be summoned by magick users, but while they do usually know about the occult underground to some extent, they can and will lie as much as possible in an attempt to get a body to ride. Worse, someone with a high Soul can unwittingly allow a demon to possess them any time they play with an Ouija board or even pray. Demons aren't evil, exactly, but because of their focus on fulfilling their obsession, they will only show compassion if it's convenient for their goals. They're amoral, but not necessarily ''immoral'' -- though given the need for possessing humans, morality falls by the wayside fairly quickly.



* The Daedra of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are immortal entities from the realms of Oblivion, and the closest thing to Demons in Elder Scrolls lore. The Dremora, a specific race of Daedra, are the closest thing (aesthetically, at least) to traditional Demons. It is even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an in-game book that the word "Demon" is simply a mistranslation of "Dremora" that became popular with the general populace before anyone could correct it.

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* The Daedra of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are immortal entities from the realms of Oblivion, and the closest thing to Demons in Elder Scrolls lore. The Dremora, a specific race of Daedra, are the closest thing (aesthetically, at least) to traditional Demons. It is even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in an in-game book that the word "Demon" is simply a mistranslation of "Dremora" that became popular with the general populace before anyone could correct it.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI's'' demons are of the summoned-and-serve variety that serve the Shadowlord, although it seems they originated from [[spoiler:Odin, a Celestial Avatar.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI's'' demons are of the summoned-and-serve variety that serve the Shadowlord, although it seems they originated from [[spoiler:Odin, a Celestial Avatar.]]Avatar]].



* Demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' start out as mortals cursed by the forces of Good for their wickedness, who learn to subvert and shape that curse and make pacts with greater Evils to become beings ranging from seductive tempters to [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils scheming demon lords]] to [[TheDeterminator nigh-unstoppable behemoths]] to [[EldritchAbomination gibbering tentacle-spawning freaks]]. The variation is because different sorts of demons get their powers from different Dark Powers, who all hate each other and can't agree on what exactly a Demon is.
* Fiends in the ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series are a supernatural collection of malevolent beings spawned by dark deities that used to rule over mankind during TheDarkTimes and serve as primary foes to [[TheHero Ryu Hayabusa]]. They come in a many diverse forms, shapes and sizes as they been recorded by ancient humans in myths, legends and folklore by cultures all over the world such as werewolves, vampires, humanoid feathered beings, tentacled abominations and so forth. With that said, the term "demon" is a specific to only a large bulk of their species that had originated from the underworld, trace their origin to the deities that spawned them and are completely inhuman in nature; fiends also include mutants and undead, that were all formerly animal and human beings that were twisted and turned into beings that serve them.

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* Demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' start out as mortals cursed by the forces of Good for their wickedness, who learn to subvert and shape that curse and make pacts with greater Evils to become beings ranging from seductive tempters to [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils scheming demon lords]] to [[TheDeterminator [[{{Determinator}} nigh-unstoppable behemoths]] to [[EldritchAbomination gibbering tentacle-spawning freaks]]. The variation is because different sorts of demons get their powers from different Dark Powers, who all hate each other and can't agree on what exactly a Demon is.
* Fiends in the ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series are a supernatural collection of malevolent beings spawned by dark deities that used to rule over mankind during TheDarkTimes and serve as primary foes to [[TheHero Ryu Hayabusa]]. They come in a many diverse forms, shapes and sizes as they been recorded by ancient humans in myths, legends and folklore by cultures all over the world such as werewolves, vampires, humanoid feathered beings, tentacled abominations and so forth. With that said, the term "demon" is a specific to only a large bulk of their species that had originated from the underworld, trace their origin to the deities that spawned them and are completely inhuman in nature; fiends also include mutants and undead, that were all formerly animal and human beings that were twisted and turned into beings that serve them.



* Some of the demons in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' come from the Dimension of Pain. Others can be summoned through the Book of E-Ville. Although it was implied the demons of the Dimension of Pain are less traditional demons and more like sentient creatures (human or otherwise) transformed by magic and a poweful mutagenic compound. The Demon King may be the only true demon in the entire dimension.

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* Some of the demons in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' come from the Dimension of Pain. Others can be summoned through the Book of E-Ville. Although it was implied the demons of the Dimension of Pain are less traditional demons and more like sentient creatures (human or otherwise) transformed by magic and a poweful powerful mutagenic compound. The Demon King may be the only true demon in the entire dimension.



* Demons in ''Webcomic/DrowTales'' are actually creatures from other dimensions that don't have a physical form (and usually appear as floating red lights or black shadows with eyes) untill they [[DemonicPossession latch on to the aura of a victim and eventually take over their body]]. Some of them like Khaless or Umpus are intelligent, and can pass off as full fledged members of their masters' clans. Most of them however are just animals that attack anything they see without a summoner to direct them.
* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'' The demons are cannibals and only transform after they eat.

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* Demons in ''Webcomic/DrowTales'' are actually creatures from other dimensions that don't have a physical form (and usually appear as floating red lights or black shadows with eyes) untill until they [[DemonicPossession latch on to the aura of a victim and eventually take over their body]]. Some of them like Khaless or Umpus are intelligent, and can pass off as full fledged members of their masters' clans. Most of them however are just animals that attack anything they see without a summoner to direct them.
* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'' ''Webcomic/DemonEater'': The demons are cannibals and only transform after they eat.



** Darumatha is a classic Miltonian demon in many ways, announcing itself from the start as "The Demon-Dragon of Broken Hours," proclaiming its desire to overthrow the existing pantheon and rule the cosmos in turn, and tempting mortals to do its bidding with offers of unlimited power, glory, and treasure and/or HannibalLectures. It is also a shapeshifting entity bound from of old by the elder gods, whose default form is a world-spanning metal (yes, metal) serpent and whose preferred alternate form is that of a beautiful young woman. Despite having [[VisionaryVillain many good points to make about authority, righteousness and power]], Darumatha has turned out to be definitely [[ForTheEvulz Evil]]. However, the difference between it and "the gods" is not so much a category one as a matter of metaphysical history being written by the victors, as [[LightIsNotGood the former ruling god and his angels were pretty horrible people]] themselves.

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** Darumatha is a classic Miltonian demon in many ways, announcing itself from the start as "The Demon-Dragon of Broken Hours," proclaiming its desire to overthrow the existing pantheon and rule the cosmos in turn, and tempting mortals to do its bidding with offers of unlimited power, glory, and treasure and/or HannibalLectures.{{Hannibal Lecture}}s. It is also a shapeshifting entity bound from of old by the elder gods, whose default form is a world-spanning metal (yes, metal) serpent and whose preferred alternate form is that of a beautiful young woman. Despite having [[VisionaryVillain many good points to make about authority, righteousness and power]], Darumatha has turned out to be definitely [[ForTheEvulz Evil]]. However, the difference between it and "the gods" is not so much a category one as a matter of metaphysical history being written by the victors, as [[LightIsNotGood the former ruling god and his angels were pretty horrible people]] themselves.



* The demons of ''Webcomic/{{Wildlife}}'' can be summoned and bargained with, but they are notorious tricksters and fond of using the ExactWords of a contract to trip people up. Taking a contract with them and failing to keep your end of the bargain generally means forfiting your soul to them.

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* The demons of ''Webcomic/{{Wildlife}}'' can be summoned and bargained with, but they are notorious tricksters and fond of using the ExactWords of a contract to trip people up. Taking a contract with them and failing to keep your end of the bargain generally means forfiting forfeiting your soul to them.



* In Literature/TheAntithesis, Demons only differ from angels by their phenotypes of black wings and dark hair. They live in the same world, but exist on lower layers of a planet that encapsulates Heaven and Hell, called "The Atrium". They do not possess the evil characteristics of the Judeo-Christian religion, but are actually a population of humanoid-looking beings, and their society contains moralistic values, political hierarchies (the highest being Lucifer, their leader/Military Commander/President, the second highest being the Archdemons) that formulate their Parliament, known as the "Obsidian Court". They are characterized with eccentric personalities, and their culture is embellished in art, literature, and theater.

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* In Literature/TheAntithesis, ''Literature/TheAntithesis'', Demons only differ from angels by their phenotypes of black wings and dark hair. They live in the same world, but exist on lower layers of a planet that encapsulates Heaven and Hell, called "The Atrium". They do not possess the evil characteristics of the Judeo-Christian religion, but are actually a population of humanoid-looking beings, and their society contains moralistic values, political hierarchies (the highest being Lucifer, their leader/Military Commander/President, the second highest being the Archdemons) that formulate their Parliament, known as the "Obsidian Court". They are characterized with eccentric personalities, and their culture is embellished in art, literature, and theater.



* In the online novel ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', the demons turn out to be [[spoiler: extradimensional [[OrganicTechnology genetically engineered bioweapons]] created by an insane organic supercomputer from an AlternateHistory.]] Somehow, they are still affected by crosses, prayers and the Bible.

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* In the online novel ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', the demons turn out to be [[spoiler: extradimensional [[OrganicTechnology genetically engineered bioweapons]] created by an insane organic supercomputer from an AlternateHistory.]] AlternateHistory]]. Somehow, they are still affected by crosses, prayers and the Bible.



* TheLegionsOfHell in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fourth season are mainly composed of floating, mute fire-creatures. A similar but [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever scaled-up version]] with legs was summoned three seasons prior. But [[{{Satan}} Trigon]] is even bigger, has blood-red skin instead of solid flame, antlers, and four eyes - basically VideoGame/{{Diablo}} with mutton chops instead of a tail. [[spoiler: Raven, his half-demon spawn, has grey skin, purple eyes and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair indigo hair]].]]

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* TheLegionsOfHell in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''' fourth season are mainly composed of floating, mute fire-creatures. A similar but [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever scaled-up version]] with legs was summoned three seasons prior. But [[{{Satan}} Trigon]] is even bigger, has blood-red skin instead of solid flame, antlers, and four eyes - basically VideoGame/{{Diablo}} with mutton chops instead of a tail. [[spoiler: Raven, his half-demon spawn, has grey skin, purple eyes and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair indigo hair]].]]
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*** There are also several lesser races of fiends in ''Pathfinder'', including the Hindu-based Asuras and Rakshasas, the Persian-inspired Divs, the Japanese-originating Oni, the Qlippoths, the Kytons, the Sahkils, and the Dorvae.



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' takes place in a cartoony version of {{Hell}} called Miseryville, and the entire population is made up of demons that are forced to be miserable. For the most part, they seem to have no special powers and are human in all but appearance (though WordOfGod says Lucius Heinous VII is a RealityWarper). That being said they resemble pretty much any kind of monster or strange creature imaginable rather than the more conventional {{Satan}}-like beings (The Heinous family being the exception).
* The demonic creatures from ''WesternAnimation/NeighborsFromHell'' are basically as neurotic as people on Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' takes place in a cartoony version of {{Hell}} called Miseryville, and the entire population is made up of demons that are forced to be miserable.miserable by the ruling Heinous family. For the most part, they seem to have no special powers and are human in all but appearance (though WordOfGod says Lucius Heinous VII is a RealityWarper). That being said they said, most resemble pretty much any kind of monster or strange creature imaginable rather than the more conventional {{Satan}}-like beings (The Heinous family being the chief exception).
* The demonic creatures from ''WesternAnimation/NeighborsFromHell'' are basically as neurotic as people on Earth.the humans of [[CrapsackWorld the show's setting]].



* Demons make up the majority of the primary rogues gallery in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. The second season featured a family of demon sorcerers as its BigBadDuumvirate, with one of them, Shendu, being the overall BigBad of the show. The fourth season featured Japanese Oni as its villains.

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* Demons make up the majority of the primary rogues gallery in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''.''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', primarily inspired by those found in Chinese mythology. The second season featured a family of demon sorcerers as its BigBadDuumvirate, with one of them, Shendu, being the overall BigBad of the show. The fourth season featured Japanese Oni as its villains.



* Demons appear in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', with the most prominent being Tom Lucitor, the son of [[{{Satan}} "the Big Guy"]] and Star's ex-boyfriend. They have their own kingdom in Mewni's Underworld and come in a variety of appearances. Magic High Commission members Hekapoo and Lekmet also resemble demons, but have no connection with Tom and his kind.

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* Demons appear in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', with the most prominent being Tom Lucitor, the son of [[{{Satan}} "the Big Guy"]] and Star's ex-boyfriend. They have their own kingdom in Mewni's Underworld and come in a variety of appearances. appearances, but typically seem to lean towards DarkIsNotEvil. Magic High Commission members Hekapoo and Lekmet also resemble demons, but have no connection with Tom and his kind.kind, being incredibly powerful magical entities.
8th Jun '17 10:39:21 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' takes place in {{Hell}}, and the entire population is made up of demons. For the most part, they seem to have no special powers and are human in all but apperance. That being said they resemble pretty much any kind of monster or strange creature imaginable rather than the more conventional {{Satan}}-like beings (The Heinous family being the exception). WordOfGod says that [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] is a RealityWarper, but we never see it in action. Though there was that one time where he snapped his fingers and there was a change in location...

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' takes place in {{Hell}}, a cartoony version of {{Hell}} called Miseryville, and the entire population is made up of demons. demons that are forced to be miserable. For the most part, they seem to have no special powers and are human in all but apperance.appearance (though WordOfGod says Lucius Heinous VII is a RealityWarper). That being said they resemble pretty much any kind of monster or strange creature imaginable rather than the more conventional {{Satan}}-like beings (The Heinous family being the exception). WordOfGod says that [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] is a RealityWarper, but we never see it in action. Though there was that one time where he snapped his fingers and there was a change in location...


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* Demons appear in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', with the most prominent being Tom Lucitor, the son of [[{{Satan}} "the Big Guy"]] and Star's ex-boyfriend. They have their own kingdom in Mewni's Underworld and come in a variety of appearances. Magic High Commission members Hekapoo and Lekmet also resemble demons, but have no connection with Tom and his kind.
16th May '17 10:57:40 AM Astaroth
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\n* Demons in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series are one of 8 subspecies of fairy, and are said to be descended from alien bacteria that crash-landed on earth from a meteorite. During childhood they are called imps, and when they are ready for adulthood they undergo a metamorphosis which grants them tremendous strength and physical prowess. Though many of them cannot use magic, A rare few imps that do not metamorph are known as warlocks, and have the potential to become the greatest mages of all fairykind.

16th May '17 10:25:44 AM nombretomado
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** Then you have all the cultural variants which may also be labeled as demons but are completely different, like the [[{{Tsukihime}} ''oni'']] in South-Asian countries.

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** Then you have all the cultural variants which may also be labeled as demons but are completely different, like the [[{{Tsukihime}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} ''oni'']] in South-Asian countries.
4th May '17 5:36:01 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' features a wide variety of demons in its universe: first off, we have the main villain Aku, who was spawned from the fragment of a massive EldritchAbomination that threatened to devour everything billions of years ago. He is a being made of darkness that resembles a cross between a Japanese oni and Nyarlatothep and he has ruled over Earth for thousands of years ever since Medieval Japan. Besides him, we have lesser demons spawned from the Pit of Hate such as [[TheMinionMaster Demongo]] and Aku's non-robotic foot-soldiers; the Celtic Demons who are revealed to be actually robots and finally, the Minions of Set, a trio of divine Egyptian demons that is pretty much invulnerable to any weapon including the hero's sword which was ForgedByTheGods. It takes an actual Egyptian god being summoned in order to destroy them permanently.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' features a wide variety of demons in its universe: first off, we have and foremost, the main villain Aku, who was Aku is an unearthly and unholy being spawned from the fragment of a massive EldritchAbomination that threatened to devour everything billions of years ago. He is a being made of darkness that [[EldritchAbomination primordial darkness]], resembles a cross between a Japanese oni {{oni}} and Nyarlatothep [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlatothep]] and [[EvilOverlord he has ruled over Earth for thousands of years ever since Medieval Japan. Japan]]. Besides him, we have lesser demons spawned from the Pit of Hate such as [[TheMinionMaster Demongo]] and Aku's non-robotic foot-soldiers; the Celtic Demons who are revealed to be actually robots and finally, the Minions of Set, a trio of divine Egyptian demons that is are pretty much invulnerable to any weapon including the hero's sword which was ForgedByTheGods. It takes an actual Egyptian god being summoned in order to destroy them permanently.
4th May '17 12:23:07 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' features a wide variety of demons in its universe: first off, we have the main villain Aku, who was spawned from the fragment of a massive EldritchAbomination that threatened to devour everything billions of years ago. He is a being made of darkness that resembles a cross between a Japanese oni and Nyarlatothep and he has ruled over Earth for thousands of years ever since Medieval Japan. Besides him, we have lesser demons spawned from the Pit of Hate such as [[TheMinionMaster Demongo]] and Aku's non-robotic foot-soldiers; the Celtic Demons who are revealed to be actually robots and finally, the Minions of Set, a trio of divine Egyptian demons that is pretty much invulnerable to any weapon including the hero's sword which was ForgedByTheGods. It takes an actual Egyptian god being summoned in order to destroy them permanently.
1st May '17 4:45:12 PM TheNerevarine
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* Fiends in the ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series are a supernatural collection of malevolent beings spawned by dark deities that used to rule over mankind during TheDarkTimes and serve as primary foes to [[TheHero Ryu Hayabusa]]. They come in a many diverse forms, shapes and sizes as they been recorded by ancient humans in myths, legends and folklore by cultures all over the world such as werewolves, vampires, humanoid feathered beings, tentacled abominations and so forth. With that said, the term "demon" is a specific to only a large bulk of their species that had originated from the underworld, trace their origin to the deities that spawned them and are completely inhuman in nature; fiends also include mutants and undead, that were all formerly animal and human beings that were twisted and turned into beings that serve them.
22nd Apr '17 12:22:07 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' ''Chaos!'' continuity, demons were initially depicted as Judeo-Christian in nature, having originated in Hell and initially serving {{Satan}} before he was dethroned by the titular protagonist. In the ''Avatar'' reboot, they are given a whole new background as the inhuman denizens of a DarkWorld that isn't necessarily Hell. They come in many different shapes and sizes, so much so its rare to find a actual BigRedDevil among them and unlike in the original continuity (where they were all malevolent), these demons can be both good and bad.
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