Created By: GenericGuyApril 21, 2012 Last Edited By: queenbriNovember 13, 2012
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All Demonesses are Succubi

Female demons are always sexual in nature

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Ever notice how whenever there is female demon she is inevitably a succubus? when was the last time there was a female demon who represented pride, wrath, greed, sloth, gluttony, or envy?
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  • April 22, 2012
    TreeofRaiu
    Aside from Fullmetal Alchemist, I cant think of any. However, it seems so universal, it may be easier to create a list of examples that subvert/deconstruct/etc than straight examples.
  • April 22, 2012
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG
    • Dungeons And Dragons
      • Played straight
        • Succubi demons
        • Erinyes devils in one 3rd Edition adventure. They lured human beings into BDSM activities.
      • Aversions
        • Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders and goddess of the drow (evil elves).
        • Zuggtmoy, Demon Lady of Fungi (and she looks like a giant fungus herself).
    • Averted in In Nomine. Lilith (Demon Princess of Freedom) and her lilim (the Tempters) know the desires of others and will fulfill them...for a price. However, this isn't limited to sexual desires.
  • April 22, 2012
    Koveras
    • Demons in the Dragon Age series don't really have genders but the only type who assume humanoid female appearance are the Desire demons.
  • April 22, 2012
    TwoGunAngel
    This should really be All Demonesses Are Succubi.

    Only female demon I can name off the top of my head (apart from the others) that isn't a succubus is vengeance demon Anya from the Buffyverse.
  • April 22, 2012
    Routerie
    All Demonesses Are Succubi, except for all of them that aren't.

    If this is a going to be a list of demonesses that are succubi, we should just call it Succubus - which is currently a redirect for Horny Devils.
  • April 22, 2012
    Koveras
    AFAIK all "All X Are Y" tropes implicitly contain the "in a given setting" clause.

    Compare Female Angel Male Demon.
  • April 28, 2012
    aurora369
    This trope exists because there's little reason to make a demon attractive and noticeably female if it is not going to be a succubus. A hideously unsexy ugly scary demon has no visible sexual characteristics and even if it's a female it will be seen as male or thing, since male is "default" for something human-like but hostile, and thing is default for something not human-like at all.
  • November 11, 2012
    morenohijazo
  • November 11, 2012
    KingZeal
    • In Berserk, the only female of the God Hand is Slan, a wanton sadomasochistic slut.

    Subtrope to Men Are Strong Women Are Pretty.
  • November 11, 2012
    tardigrade
    Not clear exactly what is intended by "demon", but in Greek mythology Medusa is female but not sexualized in this way.
  • November 12, 2012
    dvorak
  • November 12, 2012
    TBeholder
    @Arivne: you got to be kidding. Given how most fiends by default can be either or neither, and Planescape sources even specifically mentioned this... Not that anyone cared about e.g. a vrock's sex anyway, except very insane summoners, of course. And speaking of always-female ones, a Marilith even got on the page image here.
  • November 12, 2012
    KingZeal
    ^^ This isn't even close to that.
  • November 13, 2012
    Arivne
    ^^ What on Earth are you talking about?

    You apparently disagree with something in my post, but you never said what it was. Your post is a series of incoherent statements.

    Remember, we can't read your mind. We can only read what you write.

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