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** Makyans are a demon race from the planet Makyo, the most prominent example being Garlic Jr.

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** Makyans are a demon race from the planet sized comet Makyo, the most prominent example being Garlic Jr.
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** The most generic definition would be any evil or injurious spirit or supernatural being. {{Vampire}}s and {{Werewol|f}}ves are often lumped in with this definition, as are TheFairFolk at their worst and even [[DragonsAreDemonic Dragons]]. Obake and {{Youkai}} from Japanese folklore, as well as evil {{Djinn}} from Arabic/Islamic folklore, are also prime candidates.

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** The most generic definition would be any evil or injurious spirit or supernatural being. {{Vampire}}s [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] and {{Werewol|f}}ves [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] are often lumped in with this definition, as are TheFairFolk at their worst and even [[DragonsAreDemonic Dragons]].{{Dragons|AreDemonic}}. Obake and {{Youkai}} from Japanese folklore, as well as evil {{Djinn}} from Arabic/Islamic folklore, are also prime candidates.



** FallenAngels (Christian) or evil [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Jinn]] (Islam) that rebelled against {{Heaven}} and were cast down to {{Hell}}, or the creations of these same beings, created to help lead humanity astray and/or torment them.

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** FallenAngels {{Fallen Angel}}s (Christian) or evil [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Jinn]] (Islam) that rebelled against {{Heaven}} and were cast down to {{Hell}}, or the creations of these same beings, created to help lead humanity astray and/or torment them.



* In Manga/BlueExorcist all the Supernatural creatures of the FantasyKitchenSink are called démons. This is because they Come from a mirror World called Gehenna and one (and nearly ubiquitous one)of the only ways to manifest themselves un the human World is through DemonicPosession. Depending on their nature they Can possess anything : humans, animals, corpses, machines and even particles. The other Way is to summon them with a ritual.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has Akuma, mechanical constructs [[FateWorseThanDeath powered by human souls, torn back from the afterlife to execute an eternity of slaughter,]] which can evolve into stronger forms. [[spoiler: 4 levels to be exact. ]] [[spoiler:for now]]
** Members of the Noah family has been refered too as demons by Black Order members. Wellconsidering that the earl[[spoiler: Has horns under his hats they might not be that far...]]

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* In Manga/BlueExorcist ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' all the Supernatural creatures of the FantasyKitchenSink are called démons. This is because they Come from a mirror World called Gehenna and one (and nearly ubiquitous one)of one) of the only ways to manifest themselves un the human World is through DemonicPosession. DemonicPossession. Depending on their nature they Can possess anything : anything: humans, animals, corpses, machines and even particles. The other Way is to summon them with a ritual.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has Akuma, mechanical constructs [[FateWorseThanDeath powered by human souls, torn back from the afterlife to execute an eternity of slaughter,]] which can evolve into stronger forms. [[spoiler: 4 levels to be exact. ]] [[spoiler:for now]]
For now.]]
** Members of the Noah family has have been refered too referred to as demons by Black Order members. Wellconsidering Well considering that the earl[[spoiler: Has has horns under his hats they might not be that far...]]far off..]].



* Devils in Creator/HarveyComics (ie: ''Comicbook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil'') aren't really evil. Like ghosts, they love playing tricks, but don't mean to cause any lasting harm.

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* Devils in Creator/HarveyComics (ie: (i.e.: ''Comicbook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil'') aren't really evil. Like ghosts, they love playing tricks, but don't mean to cause any lasting harm.



* The Demons (or, if you're a Morindim, the Devil-Spirits) in Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Malloreon'', are incredibly powerful beings who can be summoned by the truly reckless (or the truly stupid) to do their bidding; practitioners of this are known as magicians or wizards. The smarter magicians bind their Demons inside an illusion and protect themselves with pentagrams and other magical protections; as long as the Demon remains inside the illusion, it must do it's master's bidding, if and when it breaks out, the pentagram will (hopefully) protect it's master. The stupidest magicians just summon the Demon and try to force it into doing their bidding. They seem to come in an infinite number of forms, and have a wide variety of powers from the application of sheer brute force, to MoreThanMindControl, and full on DemonicPossession (of a freakin' dragon, no less). They seemingly cannot be killed, and must be sent back to their own universe; this is a pain for the heroes, especially once two contenders for the role of BigBad start using a pair of {{Demon Lords|AndArchDevils}} as their respective [[TheDragon Dragons]]; unlike normal Demons the Demon Lords are consenting to work for their masters, largely to fullfill [[DragonWithAnAgenda their own agendas]]. Hell, their home base, is alternately described as another universe, and a "state of mind"; they are said to work for a {{Satan}}ic figure known only as "The King of Hell," who seeks to become ruler of the universe. It's worth noting that summoning a Demon ''[[EvilIsNotAToy never ends well]]''; eventually it gets away and either eats you, or (in the case of the two Demon Lords) drags your soul into Hell and feeds upon it for the rest of eternity.

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* The Demons (or, if you're a Morindim, the Devil-Spirits) in Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Malloreon'', are incredibly powerful beings who can be summoned by the truly reckless (or the truly stupid) to do their bidding; practitioners of this are known as magicians or wizards. The smarter magicians bind their Demons inside an illusion and protect themselves with pentagrams and other magical protections; as long as the Demon remains inside the illusion, it must do it's master's bidding, if and when it breaks out, the pentagram will (hopefully) protect it's master. The stupidest magicians just summon the Demon and try to force it into doing their bidding. They seem to come in an infinite number of forms, and have a wide variety of powers from the application of sheer brute force, to MoreThanMindControl, and full on DemonicPossession (of a freakin' dragon, no less). They seemingly cannot be killed, and must be sent back to their own universe; this is a pain for the heroes, especially once two contenders for the role of BigBad start using a pair of {{Demon Lords|AndArchDevils}} as their respective [[TheDragon Dragons]]; unlike normal Demons the Demon Lords are consenting to work for their masters, largely to fullfill fulfill [[DragonWithAnAgenda their own agendas]]. Hell, their home base, is alternately described as another universe, and a "state of mind"; they are said to work for a {{Satan}}ic figure known only as "The King of Hell," who seeks to become ruler of the universe. It's worth noting that summoning a Demon ''[[EvilIsNotAToy never ends well]]''; eventually it gets away and either eats you, or (in the case of the two Demon Lords) drags your soul into Hell and feeds upon it for the rest of eternity.



* 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 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]].

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* In the ''Literature/RiftwarCycle'', ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', 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 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]].



* In Fred Saberhagen's ''Empire of the East'' and ''Literature/BookOfSwords'' universe, demons are powerful evil spirits who used to be nuclear bombs. When a general global nuclear war broke out, the United States activated a device called Ardneh that literally changed the laws of nature within the vicinity of planet earth to make nuclear reactions much less likely, preventing the chain reactions that make nuclear bombs, and nuclear reactors, possible. While this saved the human race, it also [[GoneHorriblyRight led to the collapse of technological civilization]], and made magic possible and real. In this new, magical, world, the nuclear bombs became the demons. Fortunately, Ardneh still lived to fight them.

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* In Fred Saberhagen's ''Empire of the East'' Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Literature/EmpireOfTheEast'' and ''Literature/BookOfSwords'' universe, demons are powerful evil spirits who used to be nuclear bombs. When a general global nuclear war broke out, the United States activated a device called Ardneh that literally changed the laws of nature within the vicinity of planet earth to make nuclear reactions much less likely, preventing the chain reactions that make nuclear bombs, and nuclear reactors, possible. While this saved the human race, it also [[GoneHorriblyRight led to the collapse of technological civilization]], and made magic possible and real. In this new, magical, world, the nuclear bombs became the demons. Fortunately, Ardneh still lived to fight them.



* Creator/FelixCastor has demons of many stripes, ranging from the old standards (Asmodeus, Moloch, succubi like Juliet) to more mindless, rampaging things (''The Naming of the Beasts'' sees something Juliet compares to a herd animal of Hell possessing a gymnasium). Like ghosts, they can be called up and exorcised by any number of means. [[spoiler: And on rare occasions, it's possible for a human ghost to metamorphosize into a demon.]]

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* Creator/FelixCastor Literature/FelixCastor has demons of many stripes, ranging from the old standards (Asmodeus, Moloch, succubi like Juliet) to more mindless, rampaging things (''The Naming of the Beasts'' sees something Juliet compares to a herd animal of Hell possessing a gymnasium). Like ghosts, they can be called up and exorcised by any number of means. [[spoiler: And on rare occasions, it's possible for a human ghost to metamorphosize into a demon.]]



* The main villian of ''Literature/FancyApartments'' is a dark spirit named Vrotheus the Vile. Dangerous, powerful, evil, and with a great fondness for hexes and curses. Oh, almost forgot to mention: is also a [[EvilIsHammy large ham]].

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* The main villian villain of ''Literature/FancyApartments'' is a dark spirit named Vrotheus the Vile. Dangerous, powerful, evil, and with a great fondness for hexes and curses. Oh, almost forgot to mention: is also a [[EvilIsHammy large ham]].



* In Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness, everything has three souls: the name-soul, the clan-soul, and the world-soul. If something's souls are scattered upon death so that it loses its clan-soul then it becomes a demon: it still remembers its life, it just hates everything that lives because the light of life is blinding to demons. The other options are ghosts, who have lost their name-souls and so have no memory, and the Lost Ones, who [[AndIMustScream]] have no world soul.

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* In Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness, everything has three souls: the name-soul, the clan-soul, and the world-soul. If something's souls are scattered upon death so that it loses its clan-soul then it becomes a demon: it still remembers its life, it just hates everything that lives because the light of life is blinding to demons. The other options are ghosts, who have lost their name-souls and so have no memory, and the Lost Ones, who [[AndIMustScream]] [[AndIMustScream have no world soul.soul]].



* Despite ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ostensibly taking place in the same universe, demons had a drastically different role in the two series, and indeed this meant that by the end of it things shifted drastically. In early ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil - ''always'' - while representing the fears and traumas of high school teenagers. In early ''Series/{{Angel}}'', demons represent the downtrodden. Sometimes. Except when they're AlwaysChaoticEvil. By the end of things, "demon" basically just meant "extra-dimensional alien" (except for the ones who were from Earth but pre-dated humanity, so it was still pretty confusing...)

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* Despite ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ostensibly taking place in the same universe, demons had a drastically different role in the two series, and indeed this meant that by the end of it things shifted drastically. In early ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil - ''always'' - while representing the fears and traumas of high school teenagers. In early ''Series/{{Angel}}'', demons represent the downtrodden. Sometimes. Except when they're AlwaysChaoticEvil. By the end of things, "demon" basically just meant "extra-dimensional alien" (except for the ones who were from Earth but pre-dated humanity, so it was still pretty confusing...)



** It may be that more of the demons in Buffy were AlwaysChaoticEvil than in Angel because Buffy takes place in Sunnydale, a town built on top of a Hellmouth and specifically founded to be a feeding ground for demons, while Angel takes place in Los Angeles, which has a greater diversity in the evil to demon ratio.
** Given that Buffy's demons and magic are frequently a metaphor for growing up, the demons going from appearing as Always Chaotic Evil to being more varied in their portrayals could simply be a metaphor for the realization that life is not always as black and white as we think it is when we're young. Case in point, Clem. Appearing in seasons six and seven, he's a nice guy, with the exception of [[EatTheDog liking kittens.]]
** Truth be told, a lot of demons in later ''Buffy'' episodes seem to be more AlwaysChaoticNeutral or AlwaysTrueNeutral. Take Anya's vengeance demons for example. They're not explicitly malicious, and in many ways act like bureaucrats of the demon world. They have hopes and dreams and desires, and if it means they have to make a man's penis explode in the course of their jobs, so be it. Most of Anya's relatives at her wedding are actually quite friendly, and only turn on people once Xander's dad starts acting like a [[JerkAss complete asshole]]. Really, like in ''Angel'', the implication seems to be that demons just have different standards of goodness than humans do.

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** It may be that more of the demons in Buffy ''Buffy'' were AlwaysChaoticEvil than in Angel ''Angel'' because Buffy ''Buffy'' takes place in Sunnydale, a town built on top of a Hellmouth and specifically founded to be a feeding ground for demons, while Angel ''Angel'' takes place in Los Angeles, which has a greater diversity in the evil to demon ratio.
** Given that Buffy's ''Buffy'''s demons and magic are frequently a metaphor for growing up, the demons going from appearing as Always Chaotic Evil to being more varied in their portrayals could simply be a metaphor for the realization that life is not always as black and white as we think it is when we're young. Case in point, Clem. Appearing in seasons six and seven, he's a nice guy, with the exception of [[EatTheDog liking kittens.]]
** Truth be told, a lot of demons in later ''Buffy'' episodes seem to be more AlwaysChaoticNeutral Always ChaoticNeutral or AlwaysTrueNeutral.Always TrueNeutral. Take Anya's vengeance demons for example. They're not explicitly malicious, and in many ways act like bureaucrats of the demon world. They have hopes and dreams and desires, and if it means they have to make a man's penis explode in the course of their jobs, so be it. Most of Anya's relatives at her wedding are actually quite friendly, and only turn on people once Xander's dad starts acting like a [[JerkAss complete asshole]]. Really, like in ''Angel'', the implication seems to be that demons just have different standards of goodness than humans do.






* Daemons in ''TabletopGame/TheSplinter'' are more similar to malevolent elementals than traditional demons.
** There is also the fact that they're part of a massive VR simulation that somehow became real.

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* Daemons in ''TabletopGame/TheSplinter'' are more similar to malevolent elementals than traditional demons. \n** There is also the fact that they're part of a massive VR simulation that somehow became real.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} daemons are created by the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], who themselves are the personifications of mortal emotions in [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]]. In Warhammer the Realm of Chaos is effectively Hell, but its 40k counterpart does a few things differently.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' daemons are created by the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], who themselves are the personifications of mortal emotions in [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]]. In Warhammer the Realm of Chaos is effectively Hell, but its 40k counterpart does a few things differently.



* ''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/TheElderScrollsDaedra Elder Scrolls: Daedra]]'' sub-page. As for the specifics of the lesser Daedra who typically serve the Daedric Princes:
** The lesser Daedra range in intelligence (and thus sentience) from animalistic (Clanfear, Daedroths[[note]]a bi-pedal crocodilian form of lesser Daedra with a confusing NonIndicativeName[[/note]], etc.) to somewhat intelligent (Scamps, Ogrim, etc.) to full-on sapience (Dremora, Aureal, Mazken, etc.) Many of these lesser Daedra are aligned to serve a specific Prince or Princes, such as the Dremora being most commonly in service to the Daedric Prince of [[PersonOfMassDestruction Destruction]], [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]], serving a role as his LegionsOfHell. Like their Prince superiors, lesser Daedra are fully immortal as well. While they can have a physical body summoned to Mundus and that physical body can be slain, their spirit simply returns to Oblivion to coalesce in a new form. Lesser Daedra can be unaligned as well, as is the case for the Atronachs, who are essentially living [[ElementalEmbodiment Elemental Embodiments]]. All manner of lesser Daedra can be summoned to Mundus, often in service to mortal wizards and conjurers. While this is viewed as "cleaner" than {{necromancy}}, it is still frowned upon by the non-magical community for the same reasons communing with demons is frowned upon in other works. (Corruption, black magic, "gates to hell", etc.)

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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 tare 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/TheElderScrollsDaedra Elder Scrolls: Daedra]]'' sub-page. As for the specifics of the lesser Daedra who typically serve the Daedric Princes:
** The lesser Daedra range in intelligence (and thus sentience) from animalistic (Clanfear, Daedroths[[note]]a bi-pedal crocodilian form of lesser Daedra with a confusing NonIndicativeName[[/note]], etc.) to somewhat intelligent (Scamps, Ogrim, etc.) to full-on sapience (Dremora, Aureal, Mazken, etc.) Many of these lesser Daedra are aligned to serve a specific Prince or Princes, such as the Dremora being most commonly in service to the Daedric Prince of [[PersonOfMassDestruction Destruction]], [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon]], serving a role as his LegionsOfHell.[[TheLegionsOfHell legions of hell]]. Like their Prince superiors, lesser Daedra are fully immortal as well. While they can have a physical body summoned to Mundus and that physical body can be slain, their spirit simply returns to Oblivion to coalesce in a new form. Lesser Daedra can be unaligned as well, as is the case for the Atronachs, who are essentially living [[ElementalEmbodiment Elemental Embodiments]]. All manner of lesser Daedra can be summoned to Mundus, often in service to mortal wizards and conjurers. While this is viewed as "cleaner" than {{necromancy}}, {{necromanc|er}}y, it is still frowned upon by the non-magical community for the same reasons communing with demons is frowned upon in other works. (Corruption, black magic, "gates to hell", etc.)



* 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 [[{{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.

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* Demons in ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/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 [[{{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.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' can a be a bit complicated. To begin with, there are creatures called ''akuma'' in Japanese which is translated as devil; additionally [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires are a type of devil]]. Oni may also be a type of devil; some are said to work in the CelestialBureaucracy and others live in an abandoned hell underground. (Note that the Japanese word for vampire contains the character for oni). All of these have been referred to as types of {{youkai}} (but clearly not all youkai are devils). It gets more complicated with the existence of Makai (literally Demon's World). It's apparently not hell, but it's said to be inhabited by demons in the translation, which may/may not be different from devils. It should be noted that Makai is ruled over by an obvious Satan analogue but she is in fact described as being a [[PhysicalGod God, and having created the place.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' can a be a bit complicated. To begin with, there are creatures called ''akuma'' in Japanese which is translated as devil; additionally [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires are a type of devil]]. Oni may also be a type of devil; some are said to work in the CelestialBureaucracy and others live in an abandoned hell underground. (Note that the Japanese word for vampire contains the character for oni). All of these have been referred to as types of {{youkai}} (but clearly not all youkai are devils). It gets more complicated with the existence of Makai (literally Demon's World). It's apparently not hell, but it's said to be inhabited by demons in the translation, which may/may not be different from devils. It should be noted that Makai is ruled over by an obvious Satan analogue but she is in fact described as being a [[PhysicalGod God, and having created the place.]]



** On the one hand, there are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s referred to as the 'OldGods' or 'aberrations' but never as 'demons' ''per se'' (even though they are just as evil and just as old as anything you might want to call a demon).

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** On the one hand, there are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s referred to as the 'OldGods' '[[TheOldGods Old Gods]]' or 'aberrations' but never as 'demons' ''per se'' (even though they are just as evil and just as old as anything you might want to call a demon).



* The demons in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are varied and plentiful and have nothing in comon with FallenAngels and no relation to {{Hell}}. Samrick, the demon king, is a giant red horned sizeshifter with access to powerful magic, the scotodino are horned humanoids of varied sizes with black facial markings and bat wings who are [[spoiler: from another dimension]], while the orycalopes look like pale humans with bunny ears and [[ExoticEyeDesigns no pupils]]. Demons have a reputation among those without fiendish blood for being violent and dangerous but while they may have violent impulses they can control them, and adult male orycalopes in particular are very mild people.

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* The demons in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are varied and plentiful and have nothing in comon common with FallenAngels {{Fallen Angel}}s and no relation to {{Hell}}. Samrick, the demon king, is a giant red horned sizeshifter with access to powerful magic, the scotodino are horned humanoids of varied sizes with black facial markings and bat wings who are [[spoiler: from another dimension]], while the orycalopes look like pale humans with bunny ears and [[ExoticEyeDesigns no pupils]]. Demons have a reputation among those without fiendish blood for being violent and dangerous but while they may have violent impulses they can control them, and adult male orycalopes in particular are very mild people.



* ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Bill Cipher is referred to as a demon. He doesn't look very scary, he's just a flat triangle with an eye in the middle, but he has the power to enter people's dreams and can cause a lot of damage. He can also possess a person's body if they agree to it ([[DealWithTheDevil willingly or otherwise]]). [[GreaterScopeVillain He's more dangerous than he first seems, however]]: [[spoiler: Bill's ultimate goal is to escape the Nightmare Realm into the mortal world. When he manages this in the GrandFinale, he gains RealityWarper powers and turns Gravity Falls into his personal WorldOfChaos.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Bill Cipher is referred to as a demon. He doesn't look very scary, he's just a flat triangle with an eye in the middle, but he has the power to enter people's dreams and can cause a lot of damage. He can also possess a person's body if they agree to it ([[DealWithTheDevil willingly or otherwise]]). [[GreaterScopeVillain He's more dangerous than he first seems, however]]: [[spoiler: Bill's ultimate goal is to escape the Nightmare Realm into the mortal world. When he manages this in the GrandFinale, he gains RealityWarper powers and turns Gravity Falls into his personal WorldOfChaos.]]WorldOfChaos]].



* 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, 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, being incredibly powerful magical entities, though the later is described as an "angel goat demon".

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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, 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, being incredibly powerful magical entities, though the later latter is described as an "angel goat demon".
16th Dec '17 12:32:54 PM Skylentt
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* In Manga/BlueExorcist all the Supernatural creatures of the FantasyKitchenSink are called démons. This is because they Come from a mirror World called Gehenna and one (and nearly ubiquitous one)of the only ways to manifest themselves un the human World is through DemonicPosession. Depending on their nature they Can possess anything : humans, animals, corpses, machines and even particles. The other Way is to summon them with a ritual.
14th Dec '17 9:20:10 PM NorthRaider
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** One would be remiss to mention the Undertaker without also bringing up his brother Wrestling/{{Kane}}, a.k.a. The Devil's Favorite Demon ([[RedBaron among other nicknames]])
* Wrestling/FinnBalor is a curious case, since his WWE "Demon King" persona is inspired by two unrelated figures from Myth/CelticMythology: folk hero [[AwesomeMcCoolname Fionn MacCumhail]], and [[DeadlyGaze Balor, King of the Fomorians]] (the Irish equivalent of the [[Myth/NorseMythology jötnar]])
* Wrestling/{{Rosemary}}, the demon-possessed version of the former Courtney Rush.
8th Dec '17 6:59:39 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' uses "demon" as a catch-all term for some of [[EldritchAbomination the intelligences called down from the platonic realms]]. The books have so far featured unbound incubi (taking the form of an old lover), bound succubi (turn the host into a sex machine, but consume the souls of those they sleep with - and if not fed, they'll eat the host's soul), and lamia (reptilian kill machines). Most of the creatures are more akin to the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]] than conventional demons, though.

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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' uses "demon" as a catch-all term for some of [[EldritchAbomination the intelligences called down from the platonic realms]]. The books have so far featured unbound incubi (taking the form of an old lover), bound succubi (turn the host into a sex machine, but consume the souls of those they sleep with - and if not fed, they'll eat the host's soul), and lamia (reptilian kill machines). Most of the creatures are more akin to the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]] than conventional demons, though.
29th Nov '17 4:28:22 PM Zeiram1990
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', there are nine super powerful demons that are differentiated by the number of tails they have (1-9). They have enormous amounts of raw power in the form of chakra that greatly surpasses any average human ninja in the series (though there are some exceptional shinobi, like Kisame Hoshigaki, A the Raikage, and the Third Rakage, whose power is said to be on equal levels with a tailed beast). [[spoiler: While thought to be just merely animalistic demonic monsters, Biju are highly intelligent. Even after millennia since the Rikudo Sennin's death, they still care for him since he's their father. And Naruto is TheChosenOne the Sennin prophesied which would see the Beasts for what they truly are, good beings that deserve respect.]]\\
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Then, late into the Fourth Shinobi war, [[spoiler:we meet the [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] which is the primordial beast which all nine Biju came from.]] It is AboveGoodAndEvil and just... is... and can control weather, shoot either a WaveMotionGun or lob [[UnholyNuke unholy nukes]] across entire countries - and wipe them out. [[spoiler:When Naruto tried measuring its strength in [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] he and Kurama in comparison (Kurama being the strongest of the nine) were in front of the planetoid that represented the Ten-Tails.]]
27th Nov '17 1:49:48 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In Fanfic/TheMansionverse, emons are similar to ghosts, but were never alive in the first place, being purely ectoplasmic spirits. They take a wide variety of forms (and, indeed, are skilled shapeshifters), and are very magically powerful. Not all demons are evil, although a vast majority of them are (most of those live in [[{{Hell}} the Underworld]] and can be summoned).
15th Nov '17 5:11:11 PM Delphina
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sombulus}}'', the [[WingedHumanoid bat-winged]] Demshul are considered 'demons' by their angelic counterparts for their use of essence manipulation magic, which violates the laws of God. Despite this, they seem to have no collective evil motives.
12th Nov '17 4:09:18 PM Carliro
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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, 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, being incredibly powerful magical entities.

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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, 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, being incredibly powerful magical entities.entities, though the later is described as an "angel goat demon".
9th Nov '17 2:08:04 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Xibalbans in ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' are the hellish residents of the underworld realm of same name and servants of [[GreaterScopeVillain Amaru, Queen of Hell]]. Each have distinct appearances and powers: some look indistinguishable from normal humans, while others can look like abominable monstrosities. Its implied that certain Xibalbans might have been human before (La Llorona is said to have been a normal woman before becoming a monster). Vampires are also lesser demons in Xibalba, treated like slaves and cattle before fleeing for the human world.
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