Characters / Ava's Demon

Character page for the webcomic Ava's Demon. Beware spoilers!

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     Hosts in General 

Ordinary mortals who were unlucky enough to be born (or reborn) at the exact moment a powerful alien, somewhere else in the galaxy, died and became a demon. Initially their demons have limited powers and follow them around as spirits, but each host and demon has the potential to make a contract, fusing their souls and becoming very, very powerful. So far we've met four- Ava, Maggie, Gil, and Odin.


  • Blessed with Suck/Cursed with Awesome: Get incredible Game Breaking powers in exchange for being stuck with an unstable demon in your head. Exactly how difficult this situation is differs depending on the demon-host relationship.
  • Bullying a Dragon: All four we've seen are or were victims of this to some degree.
    • Ava's is invoked by Wrathia, as her friendless background is directly the result of her interference.
    • Maggie's is only hinted at from the way she talks about Gil, it seems the girl doesn't have a good history with people.
    • Odin's sisters are a more teasing type, but they also put a tracker on him by sabotaging a ring that's obviously important to him, and he implies he's never given a lot of respect from his family.
    • Gil is forgotten by his old friends (who apparently reported his discussions with Nevy to the principal) and then would have been made a janitor instead of a doctor as he'd dreamed and studied for. Kinda lucky he never found out that last fact.
  • Deal with the Devil: They can extend their powers through a "pact."
  • Demonic Possession: In the literal sense, though Wrathia at least is (or was) capable of playing it fully straight.
  • Elemental Powers: Though they can't access them until they form a pact, each is associated with an element
    • Fire and Lava for Ava/Wrathia
    • Plants for Maggie/Tuls
    • Water for Gil/Nevy (Gil hasn't unlocked it yet)
    • Death for Odin/Pedri (hasn't unlocked it yet)
  • Emotional Powers: According to Word of God.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Each has a glowing geometric shape in their eyes- circles for Ava, triangles for Maggie, squares for Odin, and diamonds for Gil. If the cast page is anything to go by, the remaining three have stars, hearts, and crescent moons.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: Ava proves this is possible for them- if difficult. Maggie also bullies Tuls, and Odin seems to have a bad relationship with Pedri without being as broken as Ava is.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Unintentionally and to varying degrees depending on how fused they are with their demon, but yes. Just, yes.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Unconfirmed, but from Odin's discussion with his sisters it seems he was sent to collect Maggie for whoever's collected him.
  • Made of Iron: With pacts they have Nigh-Invulnerability, and even without pacts Odin and Gil survive Ava's attack, and Odin survives his ship crashing with minimal injuries.
    • Although in the latter case Gil was protected from debris by Maggie and Odin by Ava, it's noticeable that Convection Schmonvection is 100% averted for everyone but Maggie, Gil, Odin, and Strategos Six (though they're still affected by the heat none of them receive burns in situations where others do.)
  • Mental World: Those that have made a pact have access to one.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Though according to Word of God, one way to read the comic is by assuming it's actually a Jekyll & Hyde/Enemy Within situation.
  • Powers via Possession: As far as we know, only as pactmakers.
  • Red Right Hand: Apart from the Treasure Chest Cavity, hosts who have made a pact gain some form of physical marker, such as Ava's face glowing or Maggie's hair turning green.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The demons each correspond to one of the seven deadly sins, and their hosts seems particularly vulnerable to these traits as well.
  • Stronger Than They Look: All of them, whether aware of it or not, could use incredibly powerful magic if they make a pact. Really, really powerful magic.
  • Symbiotic Possession: Played straight for Maggie and Gil, averted for Odin and Ava.
  • Treasure Chest Cavity: Only after forming a pact. It serves as a portal to their Mental World.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: If Ava's any indication, the stronger they become, the more they're influenced by their demons.

    Ava 

Ava Ire

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"I used to dream about what it would be like if I could make friends, fall in love, what it would be like to enjoy waking up. I daydreamed about pushing a button that would make life worth living."

Ava hasn't had a very pleasant life considering that she has been possessed by a rather angry demon since birth. Said demon has constantly attempted to either kill, or pressure her into making a "Pact" without any explanation of what it entails. The story begins some time after Ava was separated from her parents and sent to a re-education planet terraformed and run by TITAN Inc.
  • Accidental Pervert: Odin swears up and down that Ava is a Covert Pervert. Not helped when she's smelling people, looking up their shirts and her Limbo Lenses can see through their bodies.note 
  • An Axe to Grind: Pulls out one about half the size of her body out of her chest compartment and seems more than eager to use it.
  • The Atoner: Considers herself responsible for Maggie's cruelty and as a result refuses to simply leave her to TITAN's followers. She persuades Odin to help her attempt to get Maggie to leave the TITAN base.
  • Back from the Dead: Is brought back to life after she finally forms a pact with Wrathia.
  • Badass Boast: "I'm Ava. Ava Ire. And I CAN'T die. Got it, pal!?"
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Almost as big as her eyes.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Word of God states Ava's transformation into Wrava was based off magical girls.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Is a dirty blonde before the pact. Seems to switch between having red-toned skin and fire orange with yellow patches depending on her mood.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Funnily enough she starts showing shades of this after she dies.
    Ava: Well that SUCKS because I have no desires! Except maybe to get rid of YOU.
    Wrathia: A lot of things suck at the moment, so you can spare me your newly discovered snarky attitude.

    Maggie 

Maggie Lacivi

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"So... Tuls, darling, I need you to work your magic again. Pretty please?"

Another child brought to the re-education planet and one of few children Ava has ever been friends with, although the friendship didn't last long due to Wrathia's tampering. She is odd in her own right and seems to have a few issues about image. She has problems with Odin who she views as a stalker, and is arguably justified in thinking so. She also has an enormous crush on Gil.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Has dark skin. Word of God states she would be considered Afro-Latina in our world.
  • Ax-Crazy: Shows signs of this when she commits random acts of violence in her Dream World and crashes the spaceship she's traveling in when someone ticks her off.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her ugly, monstrous, or scary, she will take it out on you.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While they are, for various reasons, hardly innocent, Maggie makes sure to play up Ava and Odin's flaws to Gil and outright lies about her involvement in the ship crashing to ensure she stays on his good side.
  • Converting for Love: Maggie decides to enlist as a follower of TITAN not long after she falls for Gil. Note that she doesn't know much about TITAN and has no real interest in the religion itself.
  • Dark Action Girl: While probably not evil, she can be violent and is quite the Jerkass.
  • Dreamworks Face: Yup.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Her green eyes match her plant based powers.
  • Emotional Powers: Like Ava, her pact side acts up when she is angry or flustered. As seen here and here
  • Foil: According to Word of God, Maggie was designed to be everything Ava isn't.
  • Foreshadowing: Maggie is confident she'll survive Odin's ship crashing. She already knew that pact holders are Nigh Invulnerable.
  • Glowing Eyes: When Tuls is getting ready to cast his magic.
  • Green Thumb: Maggie has shown the ability to convert her arms into surprisingly strong vines/tree branches for combat purposes, an ability she gained after forming a pact with her demon.
  • Has a Type: And Odin, she declares, is not it.
  • Healing Factor: Openly admits that a spaceship that she's on crashing into the ground of a random planet won't kill her. It doesn't.

    Odin 

Odin Arrow

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"B-before you d-do...an-n-ything rash, I...n-need you to just...h-hear me out..."

A student who attended Ava and Maggie's class and has an odd interest in Maggie. Little is known about Odin aside from the fact that he hails from a different planet than Maggie and Ava. His age was rather nebulous at best, as he is stated to be the same age as the others yet looks far older, but was later revealed to be 18 by Crow and Raven. At the start of the story, Odin tries to convince Maggie to leave the planet with him, and insists that she is in danger from something.

    Gil 

Gil Marverde

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"What kind of doctor would I be if I just left them to die?"

A blue-skinned boy from another planet and an aspiring doctor. Close friends with Nevy Nervine and has promised to ask TITAN a very important question on her behalf. He seems to be kind-hearted and perfectly willing to help others at his own expense. Reveres TITAN as a sort of leader/god.

  • Back from the Dead: He was dying of acid burns when the followers saved him. He might have been Only Mostly Dead (though unlikely considering how demons attach to people), but he definitely considers it this trope, symbolically at least.
  • Berserk Button: He seems to turn a bit... tetchy, whenever someone points out the shaky logic in his religion. He even calls Ava and Odin "heathens."
  • Combat Medic: His goal is to become one.
  • Freudian Slip: When talking to a "friend" that he knew in school.
    Gil: It's been such a long time! How long has it been? S-seven, maybe eight years? Y-you look swell! Er-I mean-you look like you're doing swell!!
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He says "gosh" and "golly" a lot.

    Crow & Raven 

Crow and Raven Arrow

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Odin's younger twin sisters.

     Strategos Six 

Strategos Six

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"Without TITAN, life has no meaning. TITAN is the best thing you'll ever have."

TITAN's "Second-in-Command."

     Ranunculae 

Ranunculae

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A girl from Tuls' past.

Demons

    Wrathia 

Wrathia Bellarmina

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"If you hadn't ignored me you would know how important I am to this current universe! I have UNFINISHED FUCKING BUSINESS that will never be taken care of!"

The eponymous Demon herself. Not much can be said about her back-story without spoiling, but suffice to say that she is/was very powerful and considers herself a higher being than others, which may not be so far from the truth. She has been tied to Ava from the day Ava was born and had taken it upon herself to makes her life as miserable as possible with semi-good reasons. Hates TITAN with a passion.
  • Alpha Bitch: Abused and tormented a child for 15 years for absolutely no reason. She continues to berate Ava even after they pact, and Word of God confirms she feels no remorse for her treatment of Ava.
  • Battle Couple/Happily Married: With Pedri.
  • Black Widow: She's been married before and her current husband Pedri wears the skull of her former husband as a Cool Mask. This has implications.
  • Big Red Devil: A feminine example, complete with goat pupils.
  • Brains and Brawn: While both are smart and strong warriors, she's the Brawn to her husband's Brain, as seen in the flashback; she was ready for a war while Pedri suggested more careful planning.
  • Burning with Anger: Hellish Habañero, though she isn't exactly wreathed in flames. Rather, her body becomes so hot that it starts burning her clothes and melting her crown, which in the kickstarter book, is noted to be made of obsidian.
  • Cute Monster Girl: A lot more human-looking than her husband.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Says this to Ava on page 1336 while the former is trapped in the Gates of Paradise at TITAN's Headquarters and understandably freaking out. She pops one of the magic potions that she created with the pact book (that are supposed to be so powerful that Wrathia couldn't conceive her needing to use more than one, ever) into Ava's hand and tells her to go out and kick ass.
  • Dramatic Wind: When in her ghost form, her hair tends to move like it's underwater.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seemed to sincerely love her husband and unborn child and despite chafing at the idea, considered surrendering to TITAN if it meant he'd leave her subjects alone.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Great for Cheshire Cat Grins, too.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on just about everyone who isn't a member of either her race or empire.
  • Foil: The way Wrathia treats Ava is a huge contrast to how Nevy treats Gil.
  • The High Queen: Insists she was the beloved leader of her empire but given how she behaves in the present, her subjects might have had a different opinion.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Most of Wrathia's current problems are her own fault. Ava refuses to make the pact until it's absolutely necessary because Wrathia never told explicitly what it was or how it worked. Wrathia also wrecks Ava's interpersonal relationships, meaning Ava has no idea how to convince Wrathia's soldiers to join her. The fact that Wrathia is a Demon at all is also her fault.
    • Also worth noting that when Ava threatens to deliberately fail the pact, which would destroy Wrathia's hopes and trap her in what is implied to be a hellish existence she states "I have nothing to lose," which is only true because Wrathia destroyed everything she cared about and then tried to weasel out of helping her.
  • Horned Humanoid: A tidy set of ram horns to complement the demonic imagery.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Pedri was at least two heads taller than her.
  • Jerkass: Ruined Ava's life by constantly abusing her.
  • Loophole Abuse: Tries to use this to force Ava to fulfill the Pact by pointing out Ava asked for a "new life," not a "different life". Ava will have none of that.
  • Meaningful Name: Wrathia Bellarmina.
  • Moral Myopia: In her view, if it advances her vendetta against TITAN, anything's fair game.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Tries to enact this against TITAN to ensure that she, Pedri and her strongest warriors have the chance to die free and to acquire reinforcements in the form of Lifeform Hosts. She is pissed when she finds out she is attached to Ava.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Ruining Ava and Maggie's friendship means Ava is isn't very confident about recruiting Maggie, who isn't known for her forgiveness, for the anti-TITAN army.
  • Pet the Dog: Kinda. She calms down a little after she and Ava make the Pact and when Ava has genuine questions about how to carry out her side of the Pact, Wrathia offers up some sincere wisdom. Of course before giving her advice, she tried to weasel out of giving Ava exactly what she wanted.
  • Playing with Fire: Gave Ava fire based powers after the pact.
  • Poor Communication Kills: It somehow never occurred to Wrathia that in order to convince Ava to make a Pact with her that she would have to do more than say "PACT" at her incessantly.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long hair throughout her life and afterlife, but it's at its longest in her ghost form.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A red-eyed bully with a Hair-Trigger Temper and Moral Myopia.
  • Regular Caller: Has been asking Ava to make a pact for a good portion of her life.
  • Satanic Archetype: To TITAN's Crystal Dragon Jesus.
  • Second Face Smoke: Does said act to Ava during the first meeting in their mind.
  • Secondary Character Title: Technically, the title refers to Wrathia, despite not actually referring to her name.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Is shown smoking during her reign as queen and in Ava's mind, twice.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Wrathia is the reason Ava is so messed up in the first place.

    Nevy 

Nevy Nervine

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"You can't be this nice to strangers, Gil. You're gonna get hurt."

Next to nothing is known about Nevy's past, which is due to her full-blown amnesia. She is bubbly and good friends with Gil, who she wants to keep out of harms way. At times, she seems very possessive of Gil and is prone to being jealous of people he gives attention to. Nevy desires to ask TITAN about her past after she heard that he is omniscient, and desperately wants to learn the truth about herself and who she is.
  • Badass Adorable: It's worth pointing out that the person Wrathia mentions as being strong right after her husband Pedri is Nevy, and she's adorable.
  • Bubble Gun: Frequently seen blowing bubbles or making bubble animals. In this scene she's making fish.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: It's almost like she doesn't want Gil to have any other friends. Of course, with her being intangible and everything, their relationship is strictly platonic.
  • Cute and Psycho: No word yet, but the way she compares people to baited fish on page 801 and 803 raises a few questions.
  • Death Glare: Oh, wow Nevy.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Speculated to be or become this—a theory based mainly on her association with the sin of envy and her reluctance to let Ava & co into her and Gil's lives. Plus, she's a green-eyed monster.
  • Horned Humanoid: Magenta ones.
  • Identity Amnesia: It appears as though Nevy has trouble remembering her past, even though she knows her own name (she thinks her name is Nevy, anyway) and feels as though her home and life were taken from her. We don't know precisely what caused it, but it may have something to do with Wrathia's 'cursed wine'. Nevy is, after all, a demon, and this page has Wrathia filling a bottle that matches Nevy's colour scheme and maritime themes.
    Nevy: But what life? Why can't I remember? I wish my head would stop swirling.
  • Making a Splash: Not shown in-story yet, but heavily implied with her oceanic appearance and bubble-making powers.
  • Meaningful Name: "Nevy" is an anagram for "Envy". It's also very close to 'Navy', which is a shade of blue (her hair is blue, but not navy blue specifically), and ties into her associations with water. "Nervine" is also an archaic word having to do with the soothing of nerves and medicine.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's not corporeal enough for it to bother him (or even for him to notice), but the way she's leaning on Odin here gives one pause, especially given how she normally reacts to outsiders.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She used to own one, complete with Giant Poofy Sleeves. Maybe.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Much like Wrathia's.
  • Say It with Hearts: Or broken hearts. Either way, it has a really nice effect.

    Tuls 

Tuls Tenebrose

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The demon possessing Maggie. Green, with a thing for plants.

    Pedri 

Pedri Nanezgani

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"..."

Wrathia's husband.

Other

    TITAN 

TITAN

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Not much is known about the entity called "TITAN". He was able to conquer Wrathia's empire of multiple galaxies in the span of a day, and his name is always written in caps. Most likely in charge of TITAN Inc., the company which established Ava's re-education planet. TITAN is rumored to be "all-knowing", although this is likely propaganda spread by TITAN Inc. His forces are said to consist of a "massive army of "followers"", but it is unknown if all of them are willing participants in TITAN's galactic conquest.

    Silent Scavengers 

Silent Scavengers

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Strange and violent creatures who attacked and destroyed Ava's home planet. Their race seems to have control of powerful technology, as demonstrated by the robots used to attack Ava's homeworld, and their capability to destroy an entire planet in a relatively short time span. Odin and his brother seem to have some knowledge and possible past experience with these creatures, although to what extent is unknown. Odin was fortuitously warned by his brother about the impending Silent Scavenger invasion, and is able to escape the planet, along with Maggie and Ava. The Silent Scavenger's motives and allegiance are currently unknown, although they did attack a TITAN-made planet, which could be of significance.

    Prudith Loone 

Prudith Loone

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"Not everyone is cut out for TITAN's Paradise ...especially those who are lazy."

Loyal follower of TITAN and classroom mate to Gil.
  • Asshole Victim: The best way to put it after her lack of manners. Or at least kind of a jerkass victim, anyway.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She worked hard and dreamed of serving in the elites, something that has made her bitter when other less involved followers get chosen instead. She ironically gets her wish when the Gate To Paradise accidentally transforms her instead of Ava.
  • Body Horror: Her transformation, followed by the procedure failing, her corpse set on fire, and then flung across the stage.
  • Death by Irony: The only reason she was in the chamber was to force Ava to stay. The procedure isn't actually what kills her—Ava burns through her to escape. Though admittedly, the degree to which she was alive after that thing was through with her is debatable..
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: As seen in Gil's flashback, she put a lot of effort into her TITAN studies and has been working towards being a follower all her life. Thus, she's infuriated when Gil asks her for help or when Ava expresses disinterest and fear at becoming a follower fit for Paradise.
  • Human Aliens: Going strictly by her blue skin, body tissues and similarly shaped pupils, she seems to be a similar species to Gil. She also has fangs and cat-like eyes.
  • Insufferable Genius: Top of her class, fast-tracked to a job assisting TITAN's second-in-command, and an abrasive jerk every time she opens her mouth.
  • Jerkass: The way she treats Gil during the test and pushing Ava later certainly qualifies.
  • Meaningful Name: "Prudith" is a portmanteau of "Prude" and "Judith". "Loone" could be "Loon" or "Alone".

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