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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.
** Demons in the Christian mythological sense exist too, in the form of [[spoiler:Satan, though his host of rebel angels is conspicuously absent]].
** Cain is a third type of demon, cursed directly by God instead of twisted by Hell. The Knights of Hell may or may not be a semi-separate variant related to his mark as well.
* ''Series/{{Reaper}}'''s demons have horns and can shapeshift, but mostly look and behave a lot like normal humans. Some of them even want to bring down the devil for non-selfish reasons. By planting flowers. Don't knock it, it probably would have worked in about 400 years or so.



* In ''Series/{{Crazyhead}}'', demons possess ordinary humans and go about unseen by most, save for seers such as the protagonists. They seemingly can transfer from body to body when injured and [[spoiler:kill the host]] upon being exorcised.
* 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. 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.
* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has [[MonsterOfTheWeek the Phantoms]], demons summoned by a dark magic ritual which included a HumanSacrifice. They're born when a person with magical potential called a 'Gate' crosses the DespairEventHorizon and seek to repeat the process with others so [[BigBad Wiseman]] can perform a ritual called the Sabbath.



* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has [[MonsterOfTheWeek the Phantoms]], demons summoned by a dark magic ritual which included a HumanSacrifice. They're born when a person with magical potential called a 'Gate' crosses the DespairEventHorizon and seek to repeat the process with others so [[BigBad Wiseman]] can perform a ritual called the Sabbath.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has [[MonsterOfTheWeek the Phantoms]], ''Series/{{Reaper}}'''s demons summoned by have horns and can shapeshift, but mostly look and behave a dark magic ritual which included a HumanSacrifice. They're born when a person with magical potential called a 'Gate' crosses lot like normal humans. Some of them even want to bring down the DespairEventHorizon and seek to repeat the process with others so [[BigBad Wiseman]] can perform a ritual called the Sabbath.devil for non-selfish reasons. By planting flowers. Don't knock it, it probably would have worked in about 400 years or so.



* In ''Series/{{Crazyhead}}'', demons possess ordinary humans and go about unseen by most, save for seers such as the protagonists. They seemingly can transfer from body to body when injured and [[spoiler:kill the host]] upon being exorcised.
* 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. 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.

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* In ''Series/{{Crazyhead}}'', demons possess ordinary humans ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the demons, both the low-level ones and go about unseen by most, save for seers such as the protagonists. They seemingly can transfer from body to body when injured high-level ones like Azazel, Lilith, and [[spoiler:kill the host]] upon being exorcised.
* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'', demons
Alastair, are residents of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, and they come with many shapes and powers that vary from individual to individual. It's also established that formerly 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 transformed into 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 (as with the case of Itzpa and Zolo). The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent culebras]] are also revealed to be minor demons, or have more specifically, powers, and there's a slave caste wide variety of them.
** Demons
in Xibalban hierarchy.the Christian mythological sense exist too, in the form of [[spoiler:Satan, though his host of rebel angels is conspicuously absent]].
** Cain is a third type of demon, cursed directly by God instead of twisted by Hell. The Knights of Hell may or may not be a semi-separate variant related to his mark as well.




* The demons of ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' are angels who were stripped of corporeal form and cast into the Abyss; a recent clusterfuck in the spirit world freed most of them, though some of them were summoned to Earth by mortal sorcerers, bound to inanimate objects, and eventually became {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. A demon typically needs a soulless body (e.g., someone who's brain dead, a severely catatonic mental patient, a recent murder or suicide) to retain a presence on Earth; strangely, this is actually a ''humanizing'' experience for many demons, as they get to experience what humanity's like after millennia of abuse. They still retain many of the powers they had as angels (which range from controlling flame to reshaping flesh to overseeing the dead), but can willingly tinge these powers with "Torment," which makes them more destructive and more likely to [[MindRape screw with humans]].



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Infernum}}'', a D20 setting, demons are biological weapons created by Fallen Angels by crossbreeding themselves with Spawn (sort of mindless, soulless, proto-type lifeforms), then established into the nine Breeds (Artificer, Beast, Deceiver, Fiend, Hulk, Imp, Malcubus, Stalker, Slaver) by a long regime of [[{{Squick}} surgery, crossbreeding, incest and black magic]]. Realising they were expendable in the eyes of their "fathers" they rebelled, ate all of them they could catch, chased the others clear out of hell, then took the place over. They torture souls to extract a substance called 'iliaster', which is literally meat, drink and fuel to them. And these are your ''player characters''. Oh, and there's no real difference between 'demon', 'devil' and 'daemon' -- "demon" is the name of the race, whilst "devil" is a title given to demons that have performed a notable and impressive feat and "daemon" is the lowest of the noble ranks, awarded to demons that display true mastery in some art or skill.
* The RPG ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has an incredible assortment of demons. All they have in common is that they're {{Fallen Angel}}s, and every demon is a perverted version of the angel they used to be. The exceptions are the Lilim, who are all the children of Lilith and were never angels. While all (non-Lilim) demonic Bands are indeed perverted/corrupted versions of a Choir of angels, the vast majority of "young" demons have been created in Hell. The difference in outlook of a "Hellspawn" (who never saw Heaven and just knows the propaganda of the Demon Princes) and the actual, older {{Fallen Angel}}s (who do, often painfully, remember their time in Heaven) is pointed out in one of the player character sourcebooks as important to keep in mind when roleplaying a demon. Still, even Hellspawn who never were angels in the first place can [[AscendedDemon achieve redemption and become one of the Choir that corresponds to their Band]].



* 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.
** The Warp in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is the source of all PsychicPowers in the setting, functions as the universe's [[FasterThanLightTravel "Hyperspace"]], and is where mortal souls go after death. The Warp is made of "psychic energy" affected by, and possibly created from, the emotions of sentient life. Eventually, particularly strong emotions gave birth to the aforementioned [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], along with lesser daemons who act as extensions of their corresponding god's will. Daemons of a particular god will represent various aspects of its patron.
** Thankfully, daemons are unstable in the Materium, and must pass through a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Warp rift]], be summoned via ritual, or [[DemonicPossession find a host]]. Once they have crossed into our plane of existence, however, daemons are extremely dangerous, as they tend to be empowered by literal gods or warp reality around them. The trouble is that any psyker that has not been discovered and trained to control his abilities is susceptible to sudden, involuntary DemonicPossession.
** Finally, one more way these daemons are different, is that as purely psychic beings they are extremely vulnerable to [[AntiMagic anti-psychic weaponry]] and cannot even touch [[TheSoulless blanks]]. This has allowed some factions to develop a few specialized anti-daemon countermeasures. Such weapons are rare, however, and MoreDakka is often sufficient to kill Lesser Daemons. Of course, when all else fails, there's always [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]].
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has the Maeljin Incarna, who are high-ranking servants of the Triatic Wyrm who reside in [[{{Hell}} Malfeas]]. The Maeljin Incarna each serve one of the Urge Wyrms by spreading corruption among humans.
** Banes are minor spirits that serve the Triatic Wyrm. Banes can possess living beings, thereby transforming them into fomori.
* The demons of ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' are angels who were stripped of corporeal form and cast into the Abyss; a recent clusterfuck in the spirit world freed most of them, though some of them were summoned to Earth by mortal sorcerers, bound to inanimate objects, and eventually became {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. A demon typically needs a soulless body (e.g., someone who's brain dead, a severely catatonic mental patient, a recent murder or suicide) to retain a presence on Earth; strangely, this is actually a ''humanizing'' experience for many demons, as they get to experience what humanity's like after millennia of abuse. They still retain many of the powers they had as angels (which range from controlling flame to reshaping flesh to overseeing the dead), but can willingly tinge these powers with "Torment," which makes them more destructive and more likely to [[MindRape screw with humans]].
* In ''World of Darkness: Inferno'' (the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness take on the subject), demons are embodiments of sin, looking to spread the sin they identify with on Earth to increase their power. Some demons can possess humans, giving them access to special abilities deriving from their iconic sin, both literally and thematically. Demons dwell in Hell, a realm of sin incarnate. The ultimate origin of demons is unknown; some demons are ghosts and spirits who fell to corruption, but not all.
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' adds Goetic demons (the mage's own subconscious desires and inclination toward sin given spiritual form and manifested in the real world) and the demons of Pandemonium (natives of a Supernal Realm entirely unrelated to Hell).
** ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' introduces another take. Unlike the spirits covered in ''Inferno'', these demons are former agents of the God-Machine who broke their links either by accident, deliberate achievement of free will, or "system fault." One of the stated moods of the line is "Techgnostic espionage."

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* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' demons are an incredibly recent addition (As in, this current edition is the first to have them) to the game, basically being other-dimensional beings that can only appear in the world with the right mathematical equations. Some of the demons include a CreepyChild, a SinisterMinister, a demonic police officer that is an obvious homage to ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'', and a gigantic [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Demon]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} daemons ''TabletopGame/{{Infernum}}'', a D20 setting, demons are biological weapons created by the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], who Fallen Angels by crossbreeding themselves are with Spawn (sort of mindless, soulless, proto-type lifeforms), then established into the personifications nine Breeds (Artificer, Beast, Deceiver, Fiend, Hulk, Imp, Malcubus, Stalker, Slaver) by a long regime 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.
** The Warp in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is the source of all PsychicPowers
[[{{Squick}} surgery, crossbreeding, incest and black magic]]. Realising they were expendable in the setting, functions as the universe's [[FasterThanLightTravel "Hyperspace"]], and is where mortal souls go after death. The Warp is made of "psychic energy" affected by, and possibly created from, the emotions of sentient life. Eventually, particularly strong emotions gave birth to the aforementioned [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], along with lesser daemons who act as extensions eyes of their corresponding god's will. Daemons of a particular god will represent various aspects of its patron.
** Thankfully, daemons are unstable in the Materium, and must pass through a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Warp rift]], be summoned via ritual, or [[DemonicPossession find a host]]. Once
"fathers" they have crossed into our plane rebelled, ate all of existence, however, daemons are extremely dangerous, as them they tend could catch, chased the others clear out of hell, then took the place over. They torture souls to be empowered by literal gods or warp reality around extract a substance called 'iliaster', which is literally meat, drink and fuel to them. The trouble is that any psyker that has not been discovered and trained to control his abilities is susceptible to sudden, involuntary DemonicPossession.
** Finally, one more way
And these daemons are different, is that as purely psychic beings they are extremely vulnerable to [[AntiMagic anti-psychic weaponry]] your ''player characters''. Oh, and cannot even touch [[TheSoulless blanks]]. This has allowed some factions to develop a few specialized anti-daemon countermeasures. Such weapons are rare, however, and MoreDakka is often sufficient to kill Lesser Daemons. Of course, when all else fails, there's always [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]].
no real difference between 'demon', 'devil' and 'daemon' -- "demon" is the name of the race, whilst "devil" is a title given to demons that have performed a notable and impressive feat and "daemon" is the lowest of the noble ranks, awarded to demons that display true mastery in some art or skill.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' The RPG ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has an incredible assortment of demons. All they have in common is that they're {{Fallen Angel}}s, and every demon is a perverted version of the Maeljin Incarna, angel they used to be. The exceptions are the Lilim, who are high-ranking servants all the children of Lilith and were never angels. While all (non-Lilim) demonic Bands are indeed perverted/corrupted versions of a Choir of angels, the vast majority of "young" demons have been created in Hell. The difference in outlook of a "Hellspawn" (who never saw Heaven and just knows the propaganda of the Triatic Wyrm who reside Demon Princes) and the actual, older {{Fallen Angel}}s (who do, often painfully, remember their time in [[{{Hell}} Malfeas]]. The Maeljin Incarna each serve Heaven) is pointed out in one of the Urge Wyrms by spreading corruption among humans.
** Banes are minor spirits that serve the Triatic Wyrm. Banes can possess living beings, thereby transforming them into fomori.
* The demons of ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' are
player character sourcebooks as important to keep in mind when roleplaying a demon. Still, even Hellspawn who never were angels who were stripped of corporeal form and cast into the Abyss; a recent clusterfuck in the spirit world freed most of them, though some of them were summoned to Earth by mortal sorcerers, bound to inanimate objects, first place can [[AscendedDemon achieve redemption and eventually became {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. A demon typically needs a soulless body (e.g., someone who's brain dead, a severely catatonic mental patient, a recent murder or suicide) to retain a presence on Earth; strangely, this is actually a ''humanizing'' experience for many demons, as they get to experience what humanity's like after millennia of abuse. They still retain many become one of the powers they had as angels (which range from controlling flame Choir that corresponds to reshaping flesh to overseeing the dead), but can willingly tinge these powers with "Torment," which makes them more destructive and more likely to [[MindRape screw with humans]].
* In ''World of Darkness: Inferno'' (the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness take on the subject), demons are embodiments of sin, looking to spread the sin they identify with on Earth to increase
their power. Some demons can possess humans, giving them access to special abilities deriving from their iconic sin, both literally and thematically. Demons dwell in Hell, a realm of sin incarnate. The ultimate origin of demons is unknown; some demons are ghosts and spirits who fell to corruption, but not all.
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' adds Goetic demons (the mage's own subconscious desires and inclination toward sin given spiritual form and manifested in the real world) and the demons of Pandemonium (natives of a Supernal Realm entirely unrelated to Hell).
** ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' introduces another take. Unlike the spirits covered in ''Inferno'', these demons are former agents of the God-Machine who broke their links either by accident, deliberate achievement of free will, or "system fault." One of the stated moods of the line is "Techgnostic espionage."
Band]].



* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' demons are an incredibly recent addition (As in, this current edition is the first to have them) to the game, basically being other-dimensional beings that can only appear in the world with the right mathematical equations. Some of the demons include a CreepyChild, a SinisterMinister, a demonic police officer that is an obvious homage to ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'', and a gigantic [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Demon]].

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* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' demons ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' features both Devils and Demons. Devils are an incredibly recent addition (As in, this current edition is the {{Fallen Angel}}s (the motive for their Fall differs between edition: in first and second editions, they held corruption to have them) to be the game, basically being other-dimensional highest principle, the foundation of existence, while in third edition, they fell because they believed everything, no matter how evil, deserved love); Demons are the beings that can only appear in the world with the right mathematical equations. Some of the demons include a CreepyChild, a SinisterMinister, a demonic police officer that is an obvious homage to ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'', who have populated Hell since before Lucifer's Rebellion, and are [[SuperWeight on a gigantic [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Demon]].much smaller (spiritual) scale]].



* Fiends ([[{{Bowdlerise}} Demons in Japan]]), in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'', have their own type, and go all over the place as a result. Almost all of them are DARK, and they vary from [[LethalJokeCharacter (often lethal)]] {{Joke Character}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kuriboh Kuriboh]]), to [[ChessMotifs chess-based]] [[TheLegionsOfHell legions of Hell]] ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Terrorking_Archfiend Archfiend]]), to DemonicInvaders from AnotherDimension ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Reign-Beaux,_Overlord_of_Dark_World Dark World]]), to HornyDevils ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yubel Yubel]]) to {{Evil Counterpart}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evil_Hero_Inferno_Wing Evil Heroes]]), to borderline {{Eldritch Abomination}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raviel Raviel]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wicked_Avatar the Devil Gods]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Darkness_Neosphere Darkness Neosphere]]). It's sort of a catch-all category for things that could potentially be viewed as evil and aren't TheUndead, in which case they're Zombies (well, [[CaptainObvious Undead]] in Japan) AlienInvaders, which are almost always Reptiles for whatever reason, or KnightTemplar, in which case they're usually Fairies (Angels in Japan).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' features both Devils and Demons. Devils are {{Fallen Angel}}s (the motive for their Fall differs between edition: in first and second editions, they held corruption to be the highest principle, the foundation of existence, while in third edition, they fell because they believed everything, no matter how evil, deserved love); Demons are the beings who have populated Hell since before Lucifer's Rebellion, and are [[SuperWeight on a much smaller (spiritual) scale]].

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* Fiends ([[{{Bowdlerise}} In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', Demons in Japan]]), in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'', have their own type, and go all over the place as a result. Almost all of them are DARK, and they vary come from [[LethalJokeCharacter (often lethal)]] {{Joke Character}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kuriboh Kuriboh]]), to [[ChessMotifs chess-based]] [[TheLegionsOfHell legions of Hell]] ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Terrorking_Archfiend Archfiend]]), to DemonicInvaders Hades, Deevils come from AnotherDimension ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Reign-Beaux,_Overlord_of_Dark_World Dark World]]), to HornyDevils ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yubel Yubel]]) to {{Evil Counterpart}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evil_Hero_Inferno_Wing Evil Heroes]]), to borderline {{Eldritch Abomination}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raviel Raviel]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wicked_Avatar Dyval. [[{{Understatement}} They don't like each other very much]]. There are also the Devil Gods]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Darkness_Neosphere Darkness Neosphere]]). It's sort Chaos Demons, the Archaic Demons of a catch-all category for things that could potentially be viewed as evil Russia, the Oni of Japan, and aren't TheUndead, in which case they're Zombies (well, [[CaptainObvious Undead]] in Japan) AlienInvaders, which the Infernals of China, who are almost always Reptiles for whatever reason, or KnightTemplar, all separate groups. Technically, only denizens of Hades are "true" Demons, but in which case they're practice the term is usually Fairies (Angels in Japan).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' features both Devils and Demons. Devils are {{Fallen Angel}}s (the motive
applied to any supernaturally powerful intelligent species (even Deevils, who [[BerserkButton tend to become homicidal when confused for their Fall differs between edition: in first and second editions, they held corruption to be the highest principle, the foundation of existence, while in third edition, they fell because they believed everything, no matter how evil, deserved love); Demons are the beings who have populated Hell since before Lucifer's Rebellion, and are [[SuperWeight on a much smaller (spiritual) scale]].Demons]]).



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', Demons come from Hades, Deevils come from Dyval. [[{{Understatement}} They don't like each other very much]]. There are also the Chaos Demons, the Archaic Demons of Russia, the Oni of Japan, and the Infernals of China, who are all separate groups. Technically, only denizens of Hades are "true" Demons, but in practice the term is usually applied to any supernaturally powerful intelligent species (even Deevils, who [[BerserkButton tend to become homicidal when confused for Demons]]).

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', ''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.
** The Warp in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is the source of all PsychicPowers in the setting, functions as the universe's [[FasterThanLightTravel "Hyperspace"]], and is where mortal souls go after death. The Warp is made of "psychic energy" affected by, and possibly created from, the emotions of sentient life. Eventually, particularly strong emotions gave birth to the aforementioned [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]], along with lesser daemons who act as extensions of their corresponding god's will. Daemons of a particular god will represent various aspects of its patron.
** Thankfully, daemons are unstable in the Materium, and must pass through a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Warp rift]], be summoned via ritual, or [[DemonicPossession find a host]]. Once they have crossed into our plane of existence, however, daemons are extremely dangerous, as they tend to be empowered by literal gods or warp reality around them. The trouble is that any psyker that has not been discovered and trained to control his abilities is susceptible to sudden, involuntary DemonicPossession.
** Finally, one more way these daemons are different, is that as purely psychic beings they are extremely vulnerable to [[AntiMagic anti-psychic weaponry]] and cannot even touch [[TheSoulless blanks]]. This has allowed some factions to develop a few specialized anti-daemon countermeasures. Such weapons are rare, however, and MoreDakka is often sufficient to kill Lesser Daemons. Of course, when all else fails, there's always [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]].
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has the Maeljin Incarna, who are high-ranking servants of the Triatic Wyrm who reside in [[{{Hell}} Malfeas]]. The Maeljin Incarna each serve one of the Urge Wyrms by spreading corruption among humans.
** Banes are minor spirits that serve the Triatic Wyrm. Banes can possess living beings, thereby transforming them into fomori.
* In ''World of Darkness: Inferno'' (the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness take on the subject), demons are embodiments of sin, looking to spread the sin they identify with on Earth to increase their power. Some demons can possess humans, giving them access to special abilities deriving from their iconic sin, both literally and thematically.
Demons come from Hades, Deevils come from Dyval. [[{{Understatement}} They don't like each other very much]]. There dwell in Hell, a realm of sin incarnate. The ultimate origin of demons is unknown; some demons are also ghosts and spirits who fell to corruption, but not all.
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' adds Goetic demons (the mage's own subconscious desires and inclination toward sin given spiritual form and manifested in
the Chaos Demons, the Archaic Demons of Russia, the Oni of Japan, real world) and the Infernals demons of China, Pandemonium (natives of a Supernal Realm entirely unrelated to Hell).
** ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' introduces another take. Unlike the spirits covered in ''Inferno'', these demons are former agents of the God-Machine
who broke their links either by accident, deliberate achievement of free will, or "system fault." One of the stated moods of the line is "Techgnostic espionage."
* Fiends ([[{{Bowdlerise}} Demons in Japan]]), in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'', have their own type, and go all over the place as a result. Almost all of them
are all separate groups. Technically, only denizens DARK, and they vary from [[LethalJokeCharacter (often lethal)]] {{Joke Character}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kuriboh Kuriboh]]), to [[ChessMotifs chess-based]] [[TheLegionsOfHell legions of Hades Hell]] ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Terrorking_Archfiend Archfiend]]), to DemonicInvaders from AnotherDimension ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Reign-Beaux,_Overlord_of_Dark_World Dark World]]), to HornyDevils ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yubel Yubel]]) to {{Evil Counterpart}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evil_Hero_Inferno_Wing Evil Heroes]]), to borderline {{Eldritch Abomination}}s ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raviel Raviel]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wicked_Avatar the Devil Gods]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Darkness_Neosphere Darkness Neosphere]]). It's sort of a catch-all category for things that could potentially be viewed as evil and aren't TheUndead, in which case they're Zombies (well, [[CaptainObvious Undead]] in Japan) AlienInvaders, which are "true" Demons, but almost always Reptiles for whatever reason, or KnightTemplar, in practice the term is which case they're usually applied to any supernaturally powerful intelligent species (even Deevils, who [[BerserkButton tend to become homicidal when confused for Demons]]).Fairies (Angels in Japan).



* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'', demons are magical creatures deliberately created by wizards for use as living weapons by giving form to their fears. The list of fears they came up with for the game isn't very imaginative or sensible, as the only demons in the game are Fears, Animals, Plagues, and possibly Storms.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' demons are pretty much like your traditional demons. You know, comes from hell, could get [[SummoningRitual summoned with a ritual]], has horns and wings and fangs... well, besides the fact that all the demons we've seen so far [[DarkIsNotEvil are generally good, cheerful sorts]] with the most evil one being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[EvilWeapon Mike]]. Oh, they're considered so much of an UnusuallyUninterestingSight amongst humans that they can legally get married to human women and receive jobs in the corporate world while their obviously half-demon children (complete with little wings and fangs) go to school and become friends with the local {{Miko}} (who will nonetheless note to said friend that there are certain rules against demons threading on their shrine). There is even one that is a nun.
* The Infernal Demons in the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise are beings based in Darkness, not Evil, however both DarkIsNotEvil and DarkIsEvil varieties do exist. Madama Butterfly, the demonic lord that Bayonetta has her DealWithTheDevil contract with, for instance, has only ever been shown to completely loyal to her, and even shares a fist bump of friendship in [[{{VideoGame/Bayonetta2}} the sequel]] when some of Bayonetta's demons start turning on her just to show she's still as trustworthy as ever.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', demons are explicitly magical, and most commonly associated with the Circle Of Thorns (an evil cult/lost civilisation… it's complicated). Other demons include the Wailers, who [[DealWithTheDevil make deals with wannabe musicians]] and attack with [[MakeMeWannaShout the power of sound]], and the demons bound by AntiHero Infernal, and his MirrorUniverse counterpart.
** Infernal is a demon, or at least a half-demon, as well. His mother turns out to be Lillitu, the Succubus Queen.
** And that's only the official demons in the game lore. Good luck trying to count all the types of demon and half-demon player characters running about.
* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'' is set in "The Box", a sort of nightmarish dimension which {{God}} created to act as a prison for a HumanoidAbomination called the Firstborn. Every once in a while, the Firstborn attempts to escape The Box by using gullible humans as it's pawns, and it requires seven powerful warriors skilled in the supernatural arts to seal it back again, but doing so takes the pawns, [[HeroicSacrifice the warriors]] and a piece of reality with it. The pawns, the warriors and any unfortunate goons taken along with the slice of reality are trapped forever in The Box, and if- no, sorry, ''when'' they are killed in there, [[CameBackWrong they are brought back]] as [[BodyHorror hideous]], [[AxCrazy insane]] abominations by the Firstborn.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' uses demon as a term for monsters that are extremely powerful.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' there are several varieties of demon, and all of them were birthed from the [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Bed of Chaos]], which is what the Witch Izalith became after a magic ritual went wrong.
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', none of the demon enemies from the first game show up, likely because the Bed of Chaos is long since dead. There are three bosses called "demon": [[FierySalamander the Covetous Demon]], [[DugTooDeep the Smelter Demon]], and Demon of Song. If any have a connection to the Bed of Chaos is unknown, but [[WeaponOfXSlaying Black Knight weapons]] don't do extra damage to them like they did to demons in the first game, so it seems unlikely.
* Sparda in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' seems to be some sort of part-insect/part-goat humanoid thing. Also, Dante and Virgil are humanoid lizards in their devil forms, and just about every demon is completely different to each other. During the gameplay, you are supposed to fight minor demons and few of more "famous" ones appear as mission bosses.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' demons are generally absurdly powerful [[UnusualEars pointy-eared]] humanoids with a penchant for {{Card Carrying Villain}}y and breaking the [[NoFourthWall fourth wall]]. There are also "monster-type" demons that include anything from Beasts, TheUndead, or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], to Metallic monsters and {{Cat Girl}}s.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' setting, demons are psychotic hordes sometimes created or altered by their leaders, the Prime Evils and the Lesser Evils. Even though they seem to have free will, they still do the bidding of their particular masters without question. They come in a huge variety of forms -- from almost-human to green porcupines to [[BlobMonster the Blob]] to totally alien. In the second game, many enemies are not true demons, but creatures mutated by the forces of Hell. Killing demons primarily sends them back to Hell, which is the reason that the Soulstones were created -- the angels needed a way to keep the Prime Evils from returning.
** In the first game as well - the undead are not demons but corpses animated by the power of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prime Evils]], and the weaker creatures like Scavengers are mutated once-natural animals.



* Demons in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' are denizens of [[SpiritWorld the Fade]] that long to experience mortal life and are defined by different emotions: Rage, Hunger, Sloth, Desire, and Pride. To this end they frequently attempt to possess mortals, mages being their ideal targets. (Mages are self-aware while visiting the Fade and a possessed mage becomes a new creature called an abomination.) Some of Anders' and Justice's dialogue in ''Awakening'' hints that any spirit of the Fade can become a demon if their desires become too strong. This is likely the reason Justice is both fascinated and disturbed by the love that his deceased host Kristoff and his widow Aura shared — the desire for such a thing could very well turn Justice into a demon.
** This is demonstrated in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where Ander's hatred of Templars has turned Justice into a demon of Vengeance. Anders can let Vengeance take control of him as a sustained ability; he will do more damage in this state, but can't be healed.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'' are mostly humanoid and most of them even live on Earth with humans. They also seem to be a FantasyCounterpartCulture based on feudal Japan.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are physically an extremely varied lot - procedurally generated beasts (as are Titans and Forgotten Beasts), ranging from horrible amalgamations of mundane animals with uncanny features such as three eyes, composed of things like ash or snow or what have you (though immune to fire and temperature regardless), with terrible poisons that will do anything from causing mild itchiness to making your eyes rot - but they all fly and ALL want to rip you to pieces. [[spoiler:And there's more of them in Hell than there are ants on Earth.]] Sometimes they hijack human civilisations by [[DevilButNoGod tricking the inhabitants into believing they're a god]], or goblin civs by means of brute force.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe is depicted as a typical AngelsDevilsAndSquid Universe.
** 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).
** On the other hand, a whole menagerie of your typical horned and/or hoofed and/or tailed and/or bat-winged humanoid demons together with an assortment of many other nasty things comprise an organized army of demons called the Burning Legion, originally created by a [[MadGod corrupted deity]] who [[HeWhoFightsMonsters went mad after fighting too many]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
*** Some of these "true" demons were originally natural species, such as the Eredar, that were corrupted and inducted into the Burning Legion, others, such as Voidwalkers and Abyssals, spontaneously generated out of the twisting nether, or the void or other sources of powerful arcane and fel magic. Many demons in the legions are also cybernetic or entirely artificial constructions; like giant [[MagiTek magic robots powered by demonic energy]].
** The Draenei invert more than one trope related to demons, like FallenAngel and AscendedDemon. They are a good guy race and not demons, but look somewhat like demons (hooves, horns, etc.) because they are those Eredar who never "fell".
** The mechanics of the games categorizes all [=NPCs=] into a limited number of groups that can interact with specific spell types. Demons, Aberrations, and Elementals are all distinct categories mechanically.
* Sparda in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' seems to be some sort of part-insect/part-goat humanoid thing. Also, Dante and Virgil are humanoid lizards in their devil forms, and just about every demon is completely different to each other. During the gameplay, you are supposed to fight minor demons and few of more "famous" ones appear as mission bosses.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] himself could be considered one, seeing as he has the title of ''Daimaō'' ("Great Demon King") in Japan.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are physically an extremely varied lot - procedurally generated beasts (as are Titans and Forgotten Beasts), ranging from horrible amalgamations of mundane animals with uncanny features such as three eyes, composed of things like ash or snow or what have you (though immune to fire and temperature regardless), with terrible poisons that will do anything from causing mild itchiness to making your eyes rot - but they all fly and ALL want to rip you to pieces. [[spoiler:And there's more of them in Hell than there are ants on Earth.]] Sometimes they hijack human civilisations by [[DevilButNoGod tricking the inhabitants into believing they're a god]], or goblin civs by means of brute force.



* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' demons are generally absurdly powerful [[UnusualEars pointy-eared]] humanoids with a penchant for {{Card Carrying Villain}}y and breaking the [[NoFourthWall fourth wall]]. There are also "monster-type" demons that include anything from Beasts, TheUndead, or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], to Metallic monsters and {{Cat Girl}}s.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' setting, demons are psychotic hordes sometimes created or altered by their leaders, the Prime Evils and the Lesser Evils. Even though they seem to have free will, they still do the bidding of their particular masters without question. They come in a huge variety of forms -- from almost-human to green porcupines to [[BlobMonster the Blob]] to totally alien. In the second game, many enemies are not true demons, but creatures mutated by the forces of Hell. Killing demons primarily sends them back to Hell, which is the reason that the Soulstones were created -- the angels needed a way to keep the Prime Evils from returning.
** In the first game as well - the undead are not demons but corpses animated by the power of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prime Evils]], and the weaker creatures like Scavengers are mutated once-natural animals.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', demons are explicitly magical, and most commonly associated with the Circle Of Thorns (an evil cult/lost civilisation… it's complicated). Other demons include the Wailers, who [[DealWithTheDevil make deals with wannabe musicians]] and attack with [[MakeMeWannaShout the power of sound]], and the demons bound by AntiHero Infernal, and his MirrorUniverse counterpart.
** Infernal is a demon, or at least a half-demon, as well. His mother turns out to be Lillitu, the Succubus Queen.
** And that's only the official demons in the game lore. Good luck trying to count all the types of demon and half-demon player characters running about.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' demons are pretty much like your traditional demons. You know, comes from hell, could get [[SummoningRitual summoned with a ritual]], has horns and wings and fangs... well, besides the fact that all the demons we've seen so far [[DarkIsNotEvil are generally good, cheerful sorts]] with the most evil one being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[EvilWeapon Mike]]. Oh, they're considered so much of an UnusuallyUninterestingSight amongst humans that they can legally get married to human women and receive jobs in the corporate world while their obviously half-demon children (complete with little wings and fangs) go to school and become friends with the local {{Miko}} (who will nonetheless note to said friend that there are certain rules against demons threading on their shrine). There is even one that is a nun.
* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', although the eponymous Gears are artificial magical creatures intended for human evolution, how they're made and treated, as well as being hunted down by a Christianity-based order, their general appearance and their OneWingedAngel forms, make them parallel traditional demons. They also can mate with normal humans and have half-Gear children (complete with Gear features and possessing a OneWingedAngel form).
* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'', demons are magical creatures deliberately created by wizards for use as living weapons by giving form to their fears. The list of fears they came up with for the game isn't very imaginative or sensible, as the only demons in the game are Fears, Animals, Plagues, and possibly Storms.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' are denizens of [[SpiritWorld the Fade]] that long to experience mortal life and are defined by different emotions: Rage, Hunger, Sloth, Desire, and Pride. To this end they frequently attempt to possess mortals, mages being their ideal targets. (Mages are self-aware while visiting the Fade and a possessed mage becomes a new creature called an abomination.) Some of Anders' and Justice's dialogue in ''Awakening'' hints that any spirit of the Fade can become a demon if their desires become too strong. This is likely the reason Justice is both fascinated and disturbed by the love that his deceased host Kristoff and his widow Aura shared — the desire for such a thing could very well turn Justice into a demon.
** This is demonstrated in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where Ander's hatred of Templars has turned Justice into a demon of Vengeance. Anders can let Vengeance take control of him as a sustained ability; he will do more damage in this state, but can't be healed.

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' demons are generally absurdly powerful [[UnusualEars pointy-eared]] humanoids with a penchant for {{Card Carrying Villain}}y Karel in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'' is known as the "Sword Demon", but despite his name and breaking the [[NoFourthWall fourth wall]]. There are {{blood|Knight}}lust, he's actually a [[SociopathicHero good guy]], and [[spoiler:later abandons it in favor of "Sword Saint" or "Saint of Swords", also "monster-type" demons that include anything from Beasts, TheUndead, or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], to Metallic monsters and {{Cat Girl}}s.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' setting, demons are psychotic hordes sometimes created or altered by their leaders, the Prime Evils and the Lesser Evils. Even though they seem to have free will, they still do the bidding of their particular masters without question. They come in a huge variety of forms -- from almost-human to green porcupines to [[BlobMonster the Blob]] to totally alien. In the second game, many enemies are not true demons, but creatures mutated by the forces of Hell. Killing demons primarily sends them back to Hell, which is the reason that the Soulstones were created -- the angels needed a way to keep the Prime Evils from returning.
** In the first game
known as well - the undead are not demons but corpses animated by the power of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prime Evils]], and the weaker creatures like Scavengers are mutated once-natural animals.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', demons are explicitly magical, and most commonly associated with the Circle Of Thorns (an evil cult/lost civilisation… it's complicated). Other demons include the Wailers, who [[DealWithTheDevil make deals with wannabe musicians]] and attack with [[MakeMeWannaShout the power of sound]], and the demons bound by AntiHero Infernal, and his MirrorUniverse counterpart.
** Infernal is a demon, or at least a half-demon, as well. His mother turns out to be Lillitu, the Succubus Queen.
** And that's only the official demons
"Kensei" in the game lore. Good luck trying to count all original Japanese]].
* Given
the types ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games' continuous use of Christian motifs, the titular [[EldritchAbomination Gears]] loosely fit, as they play on many aspects of Christian demon and half-demon player characters running about.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' demons are pretty much like your traditional demons. You know, comes
mythology. They're not from hell, could get [[SummoningRitual summoned with a ritual]], has horns Hell and wings and fangs... well, besides the fact that all the demons we've seen so far [[DarkIsNotEvil are generally good, cheerful sorts]] with the most evil one being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[EvilWeapon Mike]]. Oh, they're considered so much of an UnusuallyUninterestingSight amongst humans that they can legally get married to human women and receive jobs in the corporate world while their obviously half-demon children (complete with little wings and fangs) go to school and become friends with the local {{Miko}} (who will nonetheless note to said friend that there don't serve any Satan analogue (as they are certain rules against demons threading on their shrine). There is even one that is a nun.
* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', although the eponymous Gears are
manmade artificial magical creatures intended for human evolution, how they're made using genetic engineering), but they ''do'' have various supernatural powers, tend to switch between [[OneWingedAngel looking absolutely monstrous]] and treated, [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith looking nearly human]], work under bigger and more powerful Command class Gears, and have a weakness towards certain magical and holy weapons. Gears [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity usually also have mental problems]] ranging from anti-social personalities to [[KillAllHumans full-blown misanthropy]] and delusions of grandeur, though some Gears [[IAmNotAGun don't want to hurt anybody]] and in fact can be fairly decent people, as well as is the case with [[TheCutie Dizzy]], [[TheAloner Testament]] and [[AntiHero Sol Badguy]]. They are being hunted down by a Christianity-based order, their general appearance and their OneWingedAngel forms, forms make them parallel traditional demons. They also demons, and can mate with normal humans and producing have half-Gear children (complete with Gear features and possessing a OneWingedAngel form).
* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'', demons ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'': There are magical creatures deliberately created by wizards for use as living weapons by giving form to their fears. The list four kinds of fears they came up with for the game isn't very imaginative or sensible, as the only demons in the game are Fears, Animals, Plagues, demons: rock demons, pyro demons, [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti snow demons]], and possibly Storms.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' are denizens of [[SpiritWorld the Fade]] that long to experience mortal life and are defined by different emotions: Rage, Hunger, Sloth, Desire, and Pride. To this end they frequently attempt to possess mortals, mages being their ideal targets. (Mages are self-aware while visiting the Fade and a possessed mage becomes a new creature called an abomination.) Some of Anders' and Justice's dialogue in ''Awakening'' hints that any spirit of the Fade can become a demon if their desires become too strong. This is likely the reason Justice is both fascinated and disturbed by the love that his deceased host Kristoff and his widow Aura shared — the desire for such a thing could very well turn Justice into a demon.
** This is demonstrated in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where Ander's hatred of Templars has turned Justice into a demon of Vengeance. Anders can let Vengeance take control of him as a sustained ability; he will do more damage in this state, but can't be healed.
shadow demons.



* 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.]]
* In ''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.
* In the ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, "Demon" is actually a catch-all term for any supernatural being ranging from goblins and fairies to gods; even angels are technically one specific type of demon (though they'd probably be very angry at you if you called them that). Demons in general are still very bad news for unwary humans, despite not all being horned monstrosities straight out of a Doom game. This goes back to one of the original meanings of the word, simply "spiritual being." Technically the original word was "daemon", but close enough.
** Almost said word-for-word in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'':
-->'''Jonathan:''' My demons are a bit different!
* Karel in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'' is known as the "Sword Demon", but despite his name and {{blood|Knight}}lust, he's actually a [[SociopathicHero good guy]], and [[spoiler:later abandons it in favor of "Sword Saint" or "Saint of Swords", also known as "Kensei" in the original Japanese]].

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* VideoGame/{{Touhou}} can a be a bit complicated. To begin with, there are ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has three programmed, sword fighting, HornedHumanoid demons of the Chinese/Japanese variety at the end of the third sword training level.
* The Ing, from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. They're born from an alternate, "Dark" plane of reality, and seek to destroy the light one. They can't survive in the light plane, so they possess various
creatures called ''akuma'' in Japanese which order to carry out their goals. Light-based weaponry is translated as devil; additionally [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires very effective against them. In their standard forms, they look like monstrous spiders or tentacles, and they can transform into an amorphous sludgy puddle to escape or evade attacks. They are malevolent, animalistic, and pose a type of devil]]. Oni may threat to anyone who gets in their way. They are definitely aliens, but they are 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 all but she is in fact described as being a [[PhysicalGod God, and having created the place.]]
* In ''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.
* In the ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, "Demon" is actually a catch-all term for any supernatural being ranging from goblins and fairies to gods; even angels are technically one specific type of demon (though they'd probably be very angry at you if you called them that). Demons in general are still very bad news for unwary humans, despite not all being horned monstrosities straight out of a Doom game. This goes back to one of the original meanings of the word, simply "spiritual being." Technically the original word was "daemon", but close enough.
** Almost said word-for-word in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'':
-->'''Jonathan:''' My demons are a bit different!
* Karel in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'' is known as the "Sword Demon", but despite his name and {{blood|Knight}}lust, he's actually a [[SociopathicHero good guy]], and [[spoiler:later abandons it in favor of "Sword Saint" or "Saint of Swords", also known as "Kensei" in the original Japanese]].
name.



* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' uses demon as a term for monsters that are extremely powerful.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' there are several varieties of demon, and all of them were birthed from the [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Bed of Chaos]], which is what the Witch Izalith became after a magic ritual went wrong.
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', none of the demon enemies from the first game show up, likely because the Bed of Chaos is long since dead. There are three bosses called "demon": [[FierySalamander the Covetous Demon]], [[DugTooDeep the Smelter Demon]], and Demon of Song. If any have a connection to the Bed of Chaos is unknown, but [[WeaponOfXSlaying Black Knight weapons]] don't do extra damage to them like they did to demons in the first game, so it seems unlikely.
* Demons in ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'' are mostly humanoid and most of them even live on Earth with humans. They also seem to be a FantasyCounterpartCulture based on feudal Japan.
* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'' is set in "The Box", a sort of nightmarish dimension which {{God}} created to act as a prison for a HumanoidAbomination called the Firstborn. Every once in a while, the Firstborn attempts to escape The Box by using gullible humans as it's pawns, and it requires seven powerful warriors skilled in the supernatural arts to seal it back again, but doing so takes the pawns, [[HeroicSacrifice the warriors]] and a piece of reality with it. The pawns, the warriors and any unfortunate goons taken along with the slice of reality are trapped forever in The Box, and if- no, sorry, ''when'' they are killed in there, [[CameBackWrong they are brought back]] as [[BodyHorror hideous]], [[AxCrazy insane]] abominations by the Firstborn.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'': There are four kinds of demons: rock demons, pyro demons, [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti snow demons]], and shadow demons.
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has three programmed, sword fighting, HornedHumaniod demons of the Chinese/Japanese variety at the end of the third sword training level.
* Given the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games' continuous use of Christian motifs, the titular [[EldritchAbomination Gears]] loosely fit, as they play on many aspects of Christian demon mythology. They're not from Hell and they don't serve any Satan analogue (as they were created by humans from genetic engineering), but they ''do'' have various supernatural powers, tend to switch between [[OneWingedAngel looking absolutely monstrous]] and [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith looking nearly human]], work under bigger and more powerful Command class Gears, and have a weakness towards certain magical and holy weapons. Gears [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity usually also have mental problems]] ranging from anti-social personalities to [[KillAllHumans full-blown misanthropy]] and delusions of grandeur, though some Gears [[IAmNotAGun don't want to hurt anybody]] and in fact can be fairly decent people, as is the case with [[TheCutie Dizzy]], [[TheAloner Testament]] and [[AntiHero Sol Badguy]].
* The Ing, from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. They're born from an alternate, "Dark" plane of reality, and seek to destroy the light one. They can't survive in the light plane, so they possess various creatures in order to carry out their goals. Light-based weaponry is very effective against them. In their standard forms, they look like monstrous spiders or tentacles, and they can transform into an amorphous sludgy puddle to escape or evade attacks. They are malevolent, animalistic, and pose a threat to anyone who gets in their way. They are definitely aliens, but they are also demons in all but name.
* The Infernal Demons in the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise are beings based in Darkness, not Evil, however both DarkIsNotEvil and DarkIsEvil varieties do exist. Madama Butterfly, the demonic lord that Bayonetta has her DealWithTheDevil contract with, for instance, has only ever been shown to completely loyal to her, and even shares a fist bump of friendship in [[{{VideoGame/Bayonetta2}} the sequel]] when some of Bayonetta's demons start turning on her just to show she's still as trustworthy as ever.
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': They're specially-programmed AI named after famous demons, made to guard the core files from deletion. Whether or not the actual demons they're named after are inhabiting the program is up for interpretation. The only obvious "real" demon is Satan himself.
* 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 [[OlderThanTheyLook an exception]].
* In ''VideoGame/ValdisStoryAbyssalCity'', "demon" refers to a human that has sold their soul to the Dark Goddess Myrgato. Lower-ranked ones are barely different from humans, while the generals have either taken or been given enough souls to become monstrous and powerful.
* The Deadly Six from ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' belong to a race of demons known as Zeti. They live on a floating continent known as the Lost Hex, and have the ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields.



* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': They're specially-programmed AI named after famous demons, made to guard the core files from deletion. Whether or not the actual demons they're named after are inhabiting the program is up for interpretation. The only obvious "real" demon is Satan himself.
* 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 [[OlderThanTheyLook an exception]].
* In ''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.
* In the ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, "Demon" is actually a catch-all term for any supernatural being ranging from goblins and fairies to gods; even angels are technically one specific type of demon (though they'd probably be very angry at you if you called them that). Demons in general are still very bad news for unwary humans, despite not all being horned monstrosities straight out of a Doom game. This goes back to one of the original meanings of the word, simply "spiritual being." Technically the original word was "daemon", but close enough.
** Almost said word-for-word in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'':
-->'''Jonathan:''' My demons are a bit different!
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] himself could be considered one, seeing as he has the title of ''Daimaō'' ("Great Demon King") in Japan.
* ''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.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ValdisStoryAbyssalCity'', "demon" refers to a human that has sold their soul to the Dark Goddess Myrgato. Lower-ranked ones are barely different from humans, while the generals have either taken or been given enough souls to become monstrous and powerful.
* The Deadly Six from ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' belong to a race of demons known as Zeti. They live on a floating continent known as the Lost Hex, and have the ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe is depicted as a typical AngelsDevilsAndSquid Universe.
** 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).
** On the other hand, a whole menagerie of your typical horned and/or hoofed and/or tailed and/or bat-winged humanoid demons together with an assortment of many other nasty things comprise an organized army of demons called the Burning Legion, originally created by a [[MadGod corrupted deity]] who [[HeWhoFightsMonsters went mad after fighting too many]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
*** Some of these "true" demons were originally natural species, such as the Eredar, that were corrupted and inducted into the Burning Legion, others, such as Voidwalkers and Abyssals, spontaneously generated out of the twisting nether, or the void or other sources of powerful arcane and fel magic. Many demons in the legions are also cybernetic or entirely artificial constructions; like giant [[MagiTek magic robots powered by demonic energy]].
** The Draenei invert more than one trope related to demons, like FallenAngel and AscendedDemon. They are a good guy race and not demons, but look somewhat like demons (hooves, horns, etc.) because they are those Eredar who never "fell".
** The mechanics of the games categorizes all [=NPCs=] into a limited number of groups that can interact with specific spell types. Demons, Aberrations, and Elementals are all distinct categories mechanically.



* In ''VisualNovel/TheSecondReproduction'', the demons are a powerful race with pointy ears and magical powers. All of them also have red eyes and really long lifespans.



* In ''VisualNovel/TheSecondReproduction'', the demons are a powerful race with pointy ears and magical powers. All of them also have red eyes and really long lifespans.



* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' gives us [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/09/21/episode-746-out-of-the-aeons-and-into-the-frying-pan/ incest]], [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/26/episode-1009-demon-stration/ urine]], and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/28/episode-1010-nightmare-fuel/ bad haircut]] demons.
* In ''Webcomic/AdventureDennis'' the demons come in a variety of shapes and sizes and apparently live in Demonsylvania, ruled by King Demonevil. They kidnap the mayor because of his battery disposal policies.
* ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' Wrathia is a horned woman who became Ava's demon after choosing to use MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning alongside her strongest warriors in order for them all to gain reinforcements in the form of their new hosts.
* 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.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Chirault}}'', "demon" is apparently a blanket term for a lot of different dangerous (or not) creatures. These include horned humanoids (like the protagonist, Kiran), {{cat girl}}s (called Kyrions), emaciated frog-monsters, and titans made of mud and tentacles. Some of these are intelligent, and some aren't.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has both [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/angel.php angels]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/demon.php demons]]. The biggest difference between them is that the angels are [[TheChessmaster subversive]] while demons are [[AggressiveNegotiations much more upfront]].
* In Jason Shiga's ''Webcomic/{{Demon}}'', demonism is an inheritable genetic condition which results in a parasitic flastical - [[OurSoulsAreDifferent a four-dimensional "soul organ" containing the person's personality and memories]]. Upon death, a demon's flastical will latch on to the nearest suitable host; however, [[KilledOffForReal the demon will die permanently]] if the nearest suitable host happens to already be "possessed" by another demon.
* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'': The demons are cannibals and only transform after they eat.
* The incredible [and sadly concluded] webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Demonology 101}}'' by Faith Erin Hicks had demons that walk among people, but have pointy ears and teeth.



* E-Z and Gearhead from ''Powernap'' certainly look and act the part, although quite what they are, remains to be established
* Demons in ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' are highly diverse (protagonist Ame is a succubus, while some of her rivals include incubi, salamanders, and sprites), but are all [[BizarreAlienReproduction capable of reproducing with one another, regardless of the type of demon they are, or their gender]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'' enjoys and invokes this trope heavily. To name just a few, [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Damian.png Damian]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Zill.png Zill]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/babydame.png these]] and [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/carrie.png these]] characters are ''all'' classified as demons, or at least half-demon. Yes, really.
** And also the many, intricate and diverse classifications of demons.

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* E-Z and Gearhead from ''Powernap'' certainly look and act the part, although quite what they are, remains to be established
* Demons in ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' ''Webcomic/DrowTales'' are highly diverse (protagonist Ame is actually creatures from other dimensions that don't have a succubus, while some of her rivals include incubi, salamanders, and sprites), but are all [[BizarreAlienReproduction capable of reproducing physical form (and usually appear as floating red lights or black shadows with one another, regardless eyes) 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.
* Demons in ''Webcomic/TheFAN'' are psychic parasites that are formed as a result of powerful negative emotions in the minds of individuals with sufficient magical or psychic energy. They usually grow larger as they feed off these energies and eventually take over the host. Demons can be enslaved and called in using summoning magic. So far, their only weakness seems to be an enchanted camera that can trap and banish them.
* The Demon in ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' used to live in Fox and Collin's refrigerator. Not only is he not evil, he works as a nurse!
* Demons in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' are ancient entities from the deepest depths of reality (read: Hell) who are able to gain sustenance by inflicting suffering on the souls of other beings. They used to acquire suffering to consume by invading the realm
of the type gods and choosing some lesser divine entity to wage war against; when mortals came along, demons found them less satisfying as a meal, but the fact that they were plentiful and easier to subdue means many demons have switched to preying on them instead (Thunt, the author, likens this to a bear raiding trashcans in a suburban area). The concept of a DealWithTheDevil arose because a demon they are, or their gender]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'' enjoys and invokes this trope heavily. To name just
who can aquire ownership of a few, [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Damian.png Damian]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Zill.png Zill]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/babydame.png these]] and [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/carrie.png these]] characters mortal soul can torture it for the rest of existence, providing an infinite source of food. However, only the most powerful demons are ''all'' classified as demons, or at least half-demon. Yes, really.
** And also the many, intricate and diverse classifications of demons.
able to take souls by force; most have to persuade a mortal to part with it willingly.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is based on the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules, but gives it a little twist. The main fiendish character is Sabine, and debate still rages over whether she is a demon or a devil (see Tabletop Games above for the distinction). Haley couldn't tell which type of arrow (silver for devils, cold iron for demons) would penetrate her Damage Reduction, so she used both, and still isn't sure which one worked. OOTS also features the Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission, an experimental alliance between Demons, Devils and Daemons, who seek to prove that the three factions can achieve more together than apart. Sabine (and now Qarr, who at least is definitely a devil) works for them, further obscuring the issue of what side she is actually on. As for why no one can tell what Sabine is, both demons and devils feature attractive, winged, female creatures. Sabine most closely resembles a demonic succubus (she can shapeshift, drains life force, and describes herself as an "incarnation of illicit sex") rather than a devilish erinyes. However, she was sent to be the concubine of the explicitly lawful Nale. The revelation that she works for the IFCC might finally be an explanation for this, as it would give a reason for a chaotic being to be serving lawful interests.
* The Inferni citizens in ''WebComic/MyBestFriendMarneao''. The demons in the comic are [[HornedHumanoid horned]] [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid monsters]], with sharp teeths and red eyes, and a specific kind of super power, while other Inferni residents like Marneao, Lucifer and Miltch are human looking [[BigRedDevil red devils with the classical horns and tail.]] The Inferni are slaves to Heaven after the new God ascension, and are not allowed to kill humans, and their home is [[AHellOfATime not that bad]] compared with the elitist Heaven city, which is constantly attacked by abominations. In inferni, people can have a second chance, and [[InterspeciesRomance demons and humans can have a relationship.]] The demons that attack our protagonist are also not really bad guys, [[PunchClockVillain just employers doing their job.]]
* The incredible [and sadly concluded] webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Demonology 101}}'' by Faith Erin Hicks had demons that walk among people, but have pointy ears and teeth.
* 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 powerful mutagenic compound. The Demon King may be the only true demon in the entire dimension.
* Buwaro from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has GOT to be the worst demon ever. The only danger of dying with him around is death by hugs. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you [[SuperpoweredEvilSide take his star pendent off.]]]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is based on the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules, but gives it a little twist. The main fiendish character is Sabine, and debate still rages over whether she Demons in ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' are highly diverse (protagonist Ame is a demon or a devil (see Tabletop Games above for succubus, while some of her rivals include incubi, salamanders, and sprites), but are all [[BizarreAlienReproduction capable of reproducing with one another, regardless of the distinction). Haley couldn't tell which type of arrow (silver for devils, cold iron for demons) would penetrate her Damage Reduction, so she used both, and still isn't sure which one worked. OOTS also features the Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission, an experimental alliance between Demons, Devils and Daemons, who seek to prove that the three factions can achieve more together than apart. Sabine (and now Qarr, who at least is definitely a devil) works for them, further obscuring the issue of what side she is actually on. As for why no one can tell what Sabine is, both demon they are, or their gender]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Hellp}}''
demons are Hell's government and devils feature attractive, winged, female creatures. Sabine most closely resembles a demonic succubus (she can shapeshift, drains life force, and describes herself as an "incarnation of illicit sex") rather than a devilish erinyes. However, she was sent to be the concubine of the explicitly lawful Nale. The revelation that she works for the IFCC might finally be an explanation for this, as it would give a reason for a chaotic being to be serving lawful interests.
* The Inferni citizens in ''WebComic/MyBestFriendMarneao''. The demons in the comic are [[HornedHumanoid horned]] [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid monsters]], with sharp teeths and red eyes, and a specific kind of super power, while other Inferni residents like Marneao, Lucifer and Miltch are
look pretty human looking [[BigRedDevil red devils with the classical horns save for occasional horns, tails, and tail.]] The Inferni are slaves to Heaven after the new God ascension, and are not allowed to kill humans, and their home is [[AHellOfATime not that bad]] compared with the elitist Heaven city, which is constantly attacked by abominations. In inferni, people wings. Although in this world, anyone can have a second chance, [[BizarreHumanBiology those and [[InterspeciesRomance demons more]]. People generally dislike and humans can have a relationship.]] The demons that attack our protagonist are also not really bad guys, [[PunchClockVillain just employers doing their job.]]
* The incredible [and sadly concluded] webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Demonology 101}}'' by Faith Erin Hicks had demons that walk among people,
distrust them, but have pointy ears and teeth.
* 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 powerful mutagenic compound. The Demon King may be the only true
some think they aren't all bad. Confirmed when one demon in joins the entire dimension.
* Buwaro from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has GOT to be the worst demon ever. The only danger
team of dying with him around is death by hugs. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you [[SuperpoweredEvilSide take his star pendent off.]]]]human protagonists.



* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Devils come from the Void, an ashen wasteland between the worlds of the multiverse, where they were all previously banished by the gods as the Hot Black Flame, a formless chaos. Humans and Demiurges gave the devils form by naming them individually and bestowing upon them masks, allowing them entry into Throne. They are "born" with a large number of names and spend their lives seeking to reduce this number, usually by means of tricking mortals into helping them along. They come in six kinds, based on how many names they have shorn off, which changes the color of their mask:
** Pale devils, mute and insectlike, have the most names. They generally seem to do simple labor for other devils. They have grey fur and multiple arms, and their mask is the least humanoid, with no mouth or features save a number of randomly-arranged eyeholes.
** Blue devils are small and imp-like, with tall, straight horns. They apparently tend towards kleptomania and are fond of vice and liquor.
** Red devils have large horns and tend to be very hairy. They are the most aggressive and warlike, often summoned and bound to act as enforcers, warriors and guards, which they'll gladly do in exchange for alcohol and trinkets until they find a loophole in their contract and [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard dismember their summoner]].
** Green devils have skull-like masks, resemble reptiles and are often winged. They are slow and sluggish in their movements, something that belies a thoughtful and manipulative nature. They deal in secrets and are skilled liars.
** Gold devils have creepily human-like masks and dress in rags or finery. They are extremely intelligent and have perfect memories, coupled with a great love of wealth and a profound sense of malice. They are the most dangerous devil one is likely to encounter, and attempting to bind them is extremely inadvisable.
** Finally, Ebon devils have managed to shear off all their names but one, their “black” name. They are very wily and very dangerous, even more so than Gold devils, and there are only a few dozen in the entire multiverse.
** There’s also the King of the Devils, simply named Himself. Little to nothing is known of him, but he seems to be an exception of sorts from the normal devil ranking system.



* 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) 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'': The demons are cannibals and only transform after they eat.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': The whole plot revolves around the accidental transformation of the title character from a normal girl into a demon, complete with hooves, bat wings, prehensile tail and pyrokinesis. It's a lot less fun for her than it sounds.
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' gives us [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/09/21/episode-746-out-of-the-aeons-and-into-the-frying-pan/ incest]], [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/26/episode-1009-demon-stration/ urine]], and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/28/episode-1010-nightmare-fuel/ bad haircut]] demons.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Chirault}}'', "demon" is apparently a blanket term for a lot of different dangerous (or not) creatures. These include horned humanoids (like the protagonist, Kiran), {{cat girl}}s (called Kyrions), emaciated frog-monsters, and titans made of mud and tentacles. Some of these are intelligent, and some aren't.

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* Demons The sura in ''Webcomic/DrowTales'' ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' are actually pretty obviously demons, being powerful supernatural creatures from of varying strength that oppose the gods. The most powerful sura, the Nastika, are basically demon gods--they're actually ''more'' powerful than the gods, the difference is that the gods can [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect themselves infinitely]], while the Nastika only get to live once.
* The Inferni citizens in ''WebComic/MyBestFriendMarneao''. The demons in the comic are [[HornedHumanoid horned]] [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid monsters]], with sharp teeths and red eyes, and a specific kind of super power, while
other dimensions Inferni residents like Marneao, Lucifer and Miltch are human looking [[BigRedDevil red devils with the classical horns and tail.]] The Inferni are slaves to Heaven after the new God ascension, and are not allowed to kill humans, and their home is [[AHellOfATime not that don't bad]] compared with the elitist Heaven city, which is constantly attacked by abominations. In inferni, people can have a physical form (and usually appear as floating red lights or black shadows with eyes) until they [[DemonicPossession latch on to the aura of a victim second chance, and eventually take over their body]]. Some of them like Khaless or Umpus are intelligent, [[InterspeciesRomance demons and humans can pass off as full fledged members of their masters' clans. Most of them however are just animals have a relationship.]] The demons that attack anything they see without our protagonist are also not really bad guys, [[PunchClockVillain just employers doing their job.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is based on the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules, but gives it
a summoner to direct them.
* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'':
little twist. The demons are cannibals and only transform after they eat.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': The whole plot revolves around the accidental transformation of the title
main fiendish character from a normal girl into a demon, complete with hooves, bat wings, prehensile tail is Sabine, and pyrokinesis. It's debate still rages over whether she is a lot less fun demon or a devil (see Tabletop Games above for the distinction). Haley couldn't tell which type of arrow (silver for devils, cold iron for demons) would penetrate her Damage Reduction, so she used both, and still isn't sure which one worked. OOTS also features the Inter-Fiend Cooperation Commission, an experimental alliance between Demons, Devils and Daemons, who seek to prove that the three factions can achieve more together than it sounds.
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' gives us [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/09/21/episode-746-out-of-the-aeons-and-into-the-frying-pan/ incest]], [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/26/episode-1009-demon-stration/ urine]],
apart. Sabine (and now Qarr, who at least is definitely a devil) works for them, further obscuring the issue of what side she is actually on. As for why no one can tell what Sabine is, both demons and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/06/28/episode-1010-nightmare-fuel/ bad haircut]] demons.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Chirault}}'', "demon" is apparently a blanket term for a lot of different dangerous (or not)
devils feature attractive, winged, female creatures. These include horned humanoids (like Sabine most closely resembles a demonic succubus (she can shapeshift, drains life force, and describes herself as an "incarnation of illicit sex") rather than a devilish erinyes. However, she was sent to be the protagonist, Kiran), {{cat girl}}s (called Kyrions), emaciated frog-monsters, and titans made concubine of mud and tentacles. Some of these are intelligent, and some aren't.the explicitly lawful Nale. The revelation that she works for the IFCC might finally be an explanation for this, as it would give a reason for a chaotic being to be serving lawful interests.



* E-Z and Gearhead from ''Powernap'' certainly look and act the part, although quite what they are, remains to be established
* As a result of having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla the Gateway to Hell]] in his territory, Iceland in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' has "dark matter demons" hanging around his house. He treats them as somewhere between [[http://satwcomic.com/iceland-ain-t-right cute pet]] [[http://satwcomic.com/big-brother-sweden and]] [[http://satwcomic.com/sleepover-at-iceland-s annoying pest]].
* Devil Girls in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' are created by being "bomfed" (no, this is not an UnusualEuphemism, it's more of a sound effect) by Satan. There are also other devils who may have been bomfed or may have been born that way.
** Blue at least appears to at one time have been a non-Devil girl in "Divinity School" with a young Jesus ... possibly an angel-in-training who was later tempted/corrupted by "bad boy" the young Devil. Young Blue has neither horns nor a tail.
* 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 powerful mutagenic compound. The Demon King may be the only true demon in the entire dimension.
* Buwaro from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has GOT to be the worst demon ever. The only danger of dying with him around is death by hugs. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you [[SuperpoweredEvilSide take his star pendent off.]]]]
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', demons live in a separate world outside of our time line, attach themselves to sentient host creatures, and act in an advisory role. Most people can't see them directly, and they just seem to be a voice in the back of their heads. However, people can become living doorways to the demon realm, allowing them to see and speak to demons directly, and communicate with demons that aren't their own. In addition, if such a person dies under traumatic circumstances, such as a car accident, the demons can take control of the dead body, and continue to live without the host. They usually follow BlueAndOrangeMorality, but they do have a very strict set of rules.



* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', demons live in a separate world outside of our time line, attach themselves to sentient host creatures, and act in an advisory role. Most people can't see them directly, and they just seem to be a voice in the back of their heads. However, people can become living doorways to the demon realm, allowing them to see and speak to demons directly, and communicate with demons that aren't their own. In addition, if such a person dies under traumatic circumstances, such as a car accident, the demons can take control of the dead body, and continue to live without the host. They usually follow BlueAndOrangeMorality, but they do have a very strict set of rules.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has both [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/angel.php angels]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/demon.php demons]]. The biggest difference between them is that the angels are [[TheChessmaster subversive]] while demons are [[AggressiveNegotiations much more upfront]].
* The Demon in ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' used to live in Fox and Collin's refrigerator. Not only is he not evil, he works as a nurse!
* Demons in Webcomic/TheFAN are psychic parasites that are formed as a result of powerful negative emotions in the minds of individuals with sufficient magical or psychic energy. They usually grow larger as they feed off these energies and eventually take over the host. Demons can be enslaved and called in using summoning magic. So far, their only weakness seems to be an enchanted camera that can trap and banish them.
* Demons in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' are ancient entities from the deepest depths of reality (read: Hell) who are able to gain sustenance by inflicting suffering on the souls of other beings. They used to acquire suffering to consume by invading the realm of the gods and choosing some lesser divine entity to wage war against; when mortals came along, demons found them less satisfying as a meal, but the fact that they were plentiful and easier to subdue means many demons have switched to preying on them instead (Thunt, the author, likens this to a bear raiding trashcans in a suburban area). The concept of a DealWithTheDevil arose because a demon who can aquire ownership of a mortal soul can torture it for the rest of existence, providing an infinite source of food. However, only the most powerful demons are able to take souls by force; most have to persuade a mortal to part with it willingly.
* In ''Webcomic/AdventureDennis'' the demons come in a variety of shapes and sizes and apparently live in Demonsylvania, ruled by King Demonevil. They kidnap the mayor because of his battery disposal policies.
* Devil Girls in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' are created by being "bomfed" (no, this is not an UnusualEuphemism, it's more of a sound effect) by Satan. There are also other devils who may have been bomfed or may have been born that way.
** Blue at least appears to at one time have been a non-Devil girl in "Divinity School" with a young Jesus ... possibly an angel-in-training who was later tempted/corrupted by "bad boy" the young Devil. Young Blue has neither horns nor a tail.



* The sura in ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' are pretty obviously demons, being powerful supernatural creatures of varying strength that oppose the gods. The most powerful sura, the Nastika, are basically demon gods--they're actually ''more'' powerful than the gods, the difference is that the gods can [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect themselves infinitely]], while the Nastika only get to live once.
* As a result of having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla The Gateway to Hell]] in his territory, Iceland in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' has "dark matter demons" hanging around his house. He treats them as somewhere between [[http://satwcomic.com/iceland-ain-t-right cute pet]] [[http://satwcomic.com/big-brother-sweden and]] [[http://satwcomic.com/sleepover-at-iceland-s annoying pest]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Hellp}}'' demons are Hell's government and look pretty human save for occasional horns, tails, and wings. Although in this world, anyone can have [[BizarreHumanBiology those and more]]. People generally dislike and distrust them, but some think they aren't all bad. Confirmed when one demon joins the team of human protagonists.
* In Jason Shiga's ''Webcomic/{{Demon}}'', demonism is an inheritable genetic condition which results in a parasitic flastical - [[OurSoulsAreDifferent a four-dimensional "soul organ" containing the person's personality and memories]]. Upon death, a demon's flastical will latch on to the nearest suitable host; however, [[KilledOffForReal the demon will die permanently]] if the nearest suitable host happens to already be "possessed" by another demon.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Devils come from the Void, an ashen wasteland between the worlds of the multiverse, where they were all previously banished by the gods as the Hot Black Flame, a formless chaos. Humans and Demiurges gave the devils form by naming them individually and bestowing upon them masks, allowing them entry into Throne. They are "born" with a large number of names and spend their lives seeking to reduce this number, usually by means of tricking mortals into helping them along. They come in six kinds, based on how many names they have shorn off, which changes the color of their mask:
** Pale devils, mute and insectlike, have the most names. They generally seem to do simple labor for other devils. They have grey fur and multiple arms, and their mask is the least humanoid, with no mouth or features save a number of randomly-arranged eyeholes.
** Blue devils are small and imp-like, with tall, straight horns. They apparently tend towards kleptomania and are fond of vice and liquor.
** Red devils have large horns and tend to be very hairy. They are the most aggressive and warlike, often summoned and bound to act as enforcers, warriors and guards, which they'll gladly do in exchange for alcohol and trinkets until they find a loophole in their contract and [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard dismember their summoner]].
** Green devils have skull-like masks, resemble reptiles and are often winged. They are slow and sluggish in their movements, something that belies a thoughtful and manipulative nature. They deal in secrets and are skilled liars.
** Gold devils have creepily human-like masks and dress in rags or finery. They are extremely intelligent and have perfect memories, coupled with a great love of wealth and a profound sense of malice. They are the most dangerous devil one is likely to encounter, and attempting to bind them is extremely inadvisable.
** Finally, Ebon devils have managed to shear off all their names but one, their “black” name. They are very wily and very dangerous, even more so than Gold devils, and there are only a few dozen in the entire multiverse.
** There’s also the King of the Devils, simply named Himself. Little to nothing is known of him, but he seems to be an exception of sorts from the normal devil ranking system.

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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': The sura in ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' whole plot revolves around the accidental transformation of the title character from a normal girl into a demon, complete with hooves, bat wings, prehensile tail and pyrokinesis. It's a lot less fun for her than it sounds.
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'' enjoys and invokes this trope heavily. To name just a few, [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Damian.png Damian]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Zill.png Zill]], [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/babydame.png these]] and [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/carrie.png these]] characters
are pretty obviously ''all'' classified as demons, being powerful supernatural creatures of varying strength that oppose the gods. The most powerful sura, the Nastika, are basically demon gods--they're actually ''more'' powerful than the gods, the difference is that the gods can [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect themselves infinitely]], while the Nastika only get to live once.
* As a result of having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla The Gateway to Hell]] in his territory, Iceland in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' has "dark matter demons" hanging around his house. He treats them as somewhere between [[http://satwcomic.com/iceland-ain-t-right cute pet]] [[http://satwcomic.com/big-brother-sweden and]] [[http://satwcomic.com/sleepover-at-iceland-s annoying pest]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Hellp}}'' demons are Hell's government and look pretty human save for occasional horns, tails, and wings. Although in this world, anyone can have [[BizarreHumanBiology those and more]]. People generally dislike and distrust them, but some think they aren't all bad. Confirmed when one demon joins the team of human protagonists.
* In Jason Shiga's ''Webcomic/{{Demon}}'', demonism is an inheritable genetic condition which results in a parasitic flastical - [[OurSoulsAreDifferent a four-dimensional "soul organ" containing the person's personality and memories]]. Upon death, a demon's flastical will latch on to the nearest suitable host; however, [[KilledOffForReal the demon will die permanently]] if the nearest suitable host happens to already be "possessed" by another demon.
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Devils come from the Void, an ashen wasteland between the worlds of the multiverse, where they were all previously banished by the gods as the Hot Black Flame, a formless chaos. Humans and Demiurges gave the devils form by naming them individually and bestowing upon them masks, allowing them entry into Throne. They are "born" with a large number of names and spend their lives seeking to reduce this number, usually by means of tricking mortals into helping them along. They come in six kinds, based on how many names they have shorn off, which changes the color of their mask:
** Pale devils, mute and insectlike, have the most names. They generally seem to do simple labor for other devils. They have grey fur and multiple arms, and their mask is the
or at least humanoid, with no mouth or features save a number of randomly-arranged eyeholes.
half-demon. Yes, really.
** Blue devils are small and imp-like, with tall, straight horns. They apparently tend towards kleptomania and are fond of vice and liquor.
** Red devils have large horns and tend to be very hairy. They are the most aggressive and warlike, often summoned and bound to act as enforcers, warriors and guards, which they'll gladly do in exchange for alcohol and trinkets until they find a loophole in their contract and [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard dismember their summoner]].
** Green devils have skull-like masks, resemble reptiles and are often winged. They are slow and sluggish in their movements, something that belies a thoughtful and manipulative nature. They deal in secrets and are skilled liars.
** Gold devils have creepily human-like masks and dress in rags or finery. They are extremely intelligent and have perfect memories, coupled with a great love of wealth and a profound sense of malice. They are the most dangerous devil one is likely to encounter, and attempting to bind them is extremely inadvisable.
** Finally, Ebon devils have managed to shear off all their names but one, their “black” name. They are very wily and very dangerous, even more so than Gold devils, and there are only a few dozen in the entire multiverse.
** There’s
And also the King many, intricate and diverse classifications of the Devils, simply named Himself. Little to nothing is known of him, but he seems to be an exception of sorts from the normal devil ranking system.demons.



* 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 ''Literature/ArsGoetia''.



* Blog/{{Limyaael|sFantasyRants}} has a checklist of what to consider when creating [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/304066.html demons.]]



* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' demons need to feed from humans to survive, and they have a craving for human flesh well beyond said need... and most of the rest is hearsay. They do have a strong association with fire, and have been shown to possess humans and tempt them. The story also has another class of PettingZooPeople called "yokai" who in {{Fanon}} sometimes fall prey to the translation problem mention above.
* Literature/TheSalvationWar has several different variants of demon. They are fallen angels, distorted by [[{{Hell}} their environment]]. They invade 21th century Earth as part of the apocalypse. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't work]]. That said, even the angels and, by extension, [[spoiler:God/Yahweh and his brother, Satan]] are more akin to {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s, with all their magic explained through various levels of EM field telepathy and generating of massive bursts of electricity, not to mention "body not built for flying" able to do so through internal sacs of gas that give enough buoyancy for their wings to lift... But tend to catch on fire or ''explode'' when damaged too much.

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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' Blog/{{Limyaael|sFantasyRants}} has a checklist of what to consider when creating [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/304066.html demons.]]
* WordOfGod says that the ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' equivalent to
demons need to feed from humans to survive, and they have a craving for human flesh well beyond said need... and most of the rest is hearsay. They do have a strong association with fire, and are The Devilbirds, birds that have been shown to possess humans psychically charged with certain emotions and tempt them. must [[EmotionEater eat said emotions for sustenance]], tending to do it in the most horrifying ways possible.
* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil beings of entropy. Each one appears to be a unique entity, and they are divided into seven choirs based on their abilities.
The story also has another class most powerful of PettingZooPeople called "yokai" who in {{Fanon}} these choirs, the Choir of Dark, are straight-up {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that simply ''erase'' things, sometimes fall prey to the translation problem mention above.
* Literature/TheSalvationWar has several different variants of demon. They are fallen angels, distorted by [[{{Hell}} their environment]]. They invade 21th century Earth as part of the apocalypse. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't work]]. That said,
[[RetGone even the angels and, by extension, [[spoiler:God/Yahweh and his brother, Satan]] are more akin to {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s, with all their magic explained through various levels of EM field telepathy and generating of massive bursts of electricity, not to mention "body not built for flying" able to do so through internal sacs of gas that give enough buoyancy for their wings to lift... But tend to catch on fire or ''explode'' when damaged too much.from memory]].



* The Grimm from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are monstrous LivingShadow creatures who are stated to have no souls and are attracted to the negative emotions of humans. Their motivations are unknown beyond KillAllHumans, and so to are their origins. The finale of Volume 3 shows that [[spoiler:there exists an intelligent humanoid one, named Salem - and she seems to know Ozpin]].
* Literature/TheSalvationWar has several different variants of demon. They are fallen angels, distorted by [[{{Hell}} their environment]]. They invade 21th century Earth as part of the apocalypse. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't work]]. That said, even the angels and, by extension, [[spoiler:God/Yahweh and his brother, Satan]] are more akin to {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s, with all their magic explained through various levels of EM field telepathy and generating of massive bursts of electricity, not to mention "body not built for flying" able to do so through internal sacs of gas that give enough buoyancy for their wings to lift... But tend to catch on fire or ''explode'' when damaged too much.



* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil beings of entropy. Each one appears to be a unique entity, and they are divided into seven choirs based on their abilities. The most powerful of these choirs, the Choir of Dark, are straight-up {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that simply ''erase'' things, sometimes [[RetGone even from memory]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', [[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 are AlwaysChaoticEvil beings of entropy. Each one appears taken from the ''Literature/ArsGoetia''.
* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' demons need
to be a unique entity, feed from humans to survive, and they are divided into seven choirs based on their abilities. The have a craving for human flesh well beyond said need... and most powerful of these choirs, the Choir rest is hearsay. They do have a strong association with fire, and have been shown to possess humans and tempt them. The story also has another class of Dark, are straight-up {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that simply ''erase'' things, PettingZooPeople called "yokai" who in {{Fanon}} sometimes [[RetGone even from memory]].fall prey to the translation problem mention above.



* The Grimm from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are monstrous LivingShadow creatures who are stated to have no souls and are attracted to the negative emotions of humans. Their motivations are unknown beyond KillAllHumans, and so to are their origins. The finale of Volume 3 shows that [[spoiler:there exists an intelligent humanoid one, named Salem - and she seems to know Ozpin]].
* WordOfGod says that the ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' equivalent to demons are The Devilbirds, birds that have been psychically charged with certain emotions and must [[EmotionEater eat said emotions for sustenance]], tending to do it in the most horrifying ways possible.
2nd Oct '17 1:14:39 PM Discar
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* In the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', demons are just humans who used the [[BioAugmentation toy maker]] to add horns, fangs, and maybe a tail to their bodies. Although there are the [[HornyDevils succubi]]...

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* In the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', demons are just humans who used the [[BioAugmentation toy maker]] to add horns, fangs, and maybe a tail to their bodies. Although there They are in fact the first of the cultures based around use of the toy maker, and were originally modeled after the Mother Monster, when the prototype toy maker was used to give her devil horns. Demons have a variety of different clans and bloodlines, including the hated [[HornyDevils succubi]]...succubi]], but it is common for them to switch cultures. Their overriding motto is "The freedom to be whatever you wish." This means that they are on very good terms with all the other cultures; even the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] don't have a problem with them.
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''...
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