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17th Sep '17 5:12:33 PM nombretomado
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Demonic names are quite a bit looser than those for Angels, though in the west, they often take inspiration from Hebrew, biblical or mythological sources, as well as the Literature/ArsGoetia.

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Demonic names are quite a bit looser than those for Angels, though in the west, they often take inspiration from Hebrew, biblical or mythological sources, as well as the Literature/ArsGoetia.
''Literature/ArsGoetia''.



* In [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/ Soon, I Will Rule The World!]] this trope is invoked [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/2010/10/actual-god-damn-scoop-on-demons.html here]] and parodied [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-sympathy-for-devil.html here]] involving our world's demons taken from the ArsGoetia.

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* In [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/ Soon, I Will Rule The World!]] this trope is invoked [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/2010/10/actual-god-damn-scoop-on-demons.html here]] and parodied [[http://sooniwillrule.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-sympathy-for-devil.html here]] involving our world's demons taken from the ArsGoetia.''Literature/ArsGoetia''.
17th Sep '17 8:18:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[EvilIsSexy Human women scantily clad]] [[HellBentForLeather in black leather]]

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** [[EvilIsSexy [[HotAsHell Human women scantily clad]] [[HellBentForLeather in black leather]]
6th Sep '17 10:39:52 PM ShorinBJ
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the demons, both the low-level ones and the high-level ones like Azazel, Lilith, and Alastair, are human souls that have been twisted by Hell's torments, Lilith being the very first human soul Lucifer (himself a FallenAngel, naturally) corrupted.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the demons, both the low-level ones and the high-level ones like Azazel, Lilith, and Alastair, are human souls that have been twisted by Hell's torments, Lilith being the very first human soul Lucifer (himself a FallenAngel, naturally) corrupted. Demons are essentially ghosts with a few extra tricks, and similarly can be killed by salting and burning their bones. They have telekinetic power, superstrength, are invulnerable to ordinary injuries, and can possess human hosts. They can leave the host either willingly or be forced out with an exorcism. Salt and holy water are weaknesses, and one can trap a demon in a sigil circle. This is just a basic overview; higher level demons have more powers, and there's a wide variety of them.



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' uses demons as the main antagonists for most of the series. Generally, the term "demon" is used for any magical person or creature who uses their powers for [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]]. Initially, many demons had odd, otherworldly appearances as well as coming in more human-looking varieties, but budget-cuts in later seasons led to ALL demons basically looking like humans with a penchant for either black leather or sharp suits. At times, warlocks are also treated as low-level demons.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' uses demons as the main antagonists for most of the series. Generally, the term "demon" is used for any magical person or creature who uses their powers for [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]]. Initially, many demons had odd, otherworldly appearances as well as coming in more human-looking varieties, but budget-cuts budget cuts in later seasons led to ALL demons basically looking like humans with a penchant for either black leather or sharp suits. At times, warlocks are also treated as low-level demons.
6th Sep '17 10:21:53 PM ShorinBJ
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** There are several instances where Angel kills a horrible looking demon monster only to learn that he was actually on the side of good, and assuming him to be the enemy. There are guardian demons, protector demons, empath demons, healer demons... Most look quite monstrous regardless of their profession.

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** There are several instances where Angel kills a horrible looking horrible-looking demon monster only to learn that he was actually on the side of good, and assuming him to be the enemy. There are guardian demons, protector demons, empath demons, healer demons... Most look quite monstrous regardless of their profession.



* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'', demons are residents of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, and they come with many shapes and powers that vary from individual to individual. Its also established that formerly human souls can be transformed into demons (as with the case of Itzpa and Zolo). The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent culebras]] are also revealed to be minor demons, or more specifically, a slave caste in Xibalban hierarchy.

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* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'', demons are residents of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, and they come with many shapes and powers that vary from individual to individual. Its It's also established that formerly human souls can be transformed into demons (as with the case of Itzpa and Zolo). The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent culebras]] are also revealed to be minor demons, or more specifically, a slave caste in Xibalban hierarchy.
6th Sep '17 6:37:10 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has many [[OurGodsAreDifferent divine beings]] taking many forms and moralities. The closest to "demons" would be the lesser Daedra (singular "Daedroth"). The Daedra, meaning "Not Our Ancestors" in the [[ClassicalTongue old Aldmeri language]], are the pre-creation beings ("et'Ada") who did not participate in the creation of Mundus, the mortal plane. Thus, unlike the more [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angelic]] Aedra, they did not have to sacrifice any of their divine power and thus, remain [[CompleteImmortality truly immortal]].[[note]]The term "demon" is used, but is detested by in-universe scholars as a popular mistranslation of "Daedra"[[/note]] The 17 (formerly 16 prior to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion) most powerful Daedra are known as the Daedric Princes. Each has a particular sphere of influence, which the are said to govern from their planes of [[{{Hell}} Oblivion]] (the infinite void surrounding Mundus) which they inhabit and rule. Neither the Princes nor the lesser Deadra are inherently ''evil'', with them tending to operate on BlueAndOrangeMorality which is AboveGoodAndEvil. (Though they certainly can and are viewed as good or evil by mortals, depending on how benevolent or malevolent their actions toward mortals are being perceived at a given time.) For more information on the Daedric Princes, see their entries on the ''[[Characters/TheElderScrollsDivineBeings Elder Scrolls: Divine Beings]]'' sub-page. As for the specifics of the lesser Daedra who typically serve the Daedric Princes:

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has many [[OurGodsAreDifferent divine beings]] taking many forms and moralities. The closest to "demons" would be the lesser Daedra (singular "Daedroth"). The Daedra, meaning "Not Our Ancestors" in the [[ClassicalTongue old Aldmeri language]], are the pre-creation beings ("et'Ada") who did not participate in the creation of Mundus, the mortal plane. Thus, unlike the more [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angelic]] Aedra, they did not have to sacrifice any of their divine power and thus, remain [[CompleteImmortality truly immortal]].[[note]]The term "demon" is used, but is detested by in-universe scholars as a popular mistranslation of "Daedra"[[/note]] The 17 (formerly 16 prior to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion) most powerful Daedra are known as the Daedric Princes. Each has a particular sphere of influence, which the are said to govern from their planes of [[{{Hell}} Oblivion]] (the infinite void surrounding Mundus) which they inhabit and rule. Neither the Princes nor the lesser Deadra are inherently ''evil'', with them tending to operate on BlueAndOrangeMorality which is AboveGoodAndEvil. (Though they certainly can and are viewed as good or evil by mortals, depending on how benevolent or malevolent their actions toward mortals are being perceived at a given time.) For more information on the Daedric Princes, see their entries on the ''[[Characters/TheElderScrollsDivineBeings ''[[Characters/TheElderScrollsDaedra Elder Scrolls: Divine Beings]]'' Daedra]]'' sub-page. As for the specifics of the lesser Daedra who typically serve the Daedric Princes:
26th Aug '17 4:05:06 AM erforce
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* In ''{{Primal}}'' the inhabitants of all worlds except for earth are called demons. Only the wraiths and djinns have a real tendency towards evil, and even among them there seem to be some people who are quite okay. The udine and ferai are actually rather nice people, and none of the demon races look in any way demonic.

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* In ''{{Primal}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'' the inhabitants of all worlds except for earth are called demons. Only the wraiths and djinns have a real tendency towards evil, and even among them there seem to be some people who are quite okay. The udine and ferai are actually rather nice people, and none of the demon races look in any way demonic.



* Both Pio and Tia from ''VideoGame/PotionMaker'' the only known demons in the game, are winged humanoids with pointy ears. It is also mentioned that their physical growth is slow, albeit Tia is [[Main/OlderThanTheyLook an exception]].

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* Both Pio and Tia from ''VideoGame/PotionMaker'' the only known demons in the game, are winged humanoids with pointy ears. It is also mentioned that their physical growth is slow, albeit Tia is [[Main/OlderThanTheyLook [[OlderThanTheyLook an exception]].
5th Aug '17 3:58:50 AM XadhoomXado
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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]].
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27th Jul '17 3:50:56 AM Dravencour
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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon", most of them having ''ma'' (魔), which means "demon", somewhere in it: ''Mazoku'', ''Mamono'', ''Majin'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...

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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon", most of them having ''ma'' (魔), which means "demon", somewhere in it: them: ''Mazoku'', ''Mamono'', ''Majin'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...
27th Jul '17 3:50:01 AM Dravencour
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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon." ''Mazoku'', ''Mamono'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...

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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon." "demon", most of them having ''ma'' (魔), which means "demon", somewhere in it: ''Mazoku'', ''Mamono'', ''Majin'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...
27th Jul '17 3:47:28 AM Dravencour
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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon." ''Mazoku'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...

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** And even if they don't use youkai, Japan still has a lot of words that get translated as "demon." ''Mazoku'', ''Mamono'', ''Youma'', ''Akuma''...
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