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Arthur: Is it true that you're the son of a demon and a virgin maiden?
Merlin: Yeah, why?
Arthur: You take more after the virgin.

The offspring of demons and humans (referred to as cambions in European mythology and some other media) are quite common in fiction. They can be heroic, villainous, or whatever in between. Heroic human-demons may struggle with their demonic nature and may try to prove their goodness by fighting other demons who wish to harm humans. The demonic parent is often evil and abusive while the human parent is often the good one (though it is possible for some examples to be a Succubus in Love). Expect human-demons to face Fantastic Racism from humans, demons, or both because of their hybrid nature.

Like with many hybrids, the demonic parent is often male while the mother is human. In medieval legends, Human-Demon Hybrids were often the offspring of a human and an incubus/succubus.

A Human-Demon Hybrid is often an Antichrist, Anti Anti Christ, or Enfant Terrible.

Depending on the circumstances they may desire to lead The Legions of Hell either to cause Hell on Earth against those Puny Earthlings or might have Rage Against the Heavens leading to Hell Invades Heaven.

While such hybrids are usually born of a demon and a human, it is possible for them to become half-demon through some other means such as injecting themselves with demon blood.

In most cases, there are two variants of the appearance of half-demons. In the first variant they look mostly human, but have some demonic features, such as horns, claws, hooves, tails, and so on (see the side image). In the other variant, they can change their shape, switching from human to demonic form.

In urban fantasy, they are usually superhumanly strong. Not only are they stronger than humans, but they can often compete with vampires, werewolves and similar creatures, although they are weaker than full-blooded demons. If there are different demon races in this setting, you can expect the half-human offspring of a high-level demon to be able to defeat weaker demons, but none of comparable power to his demonic parent.

Subtrope of Half-Human Hybrid. Compare Demon of Human Origin (humans who become demons) and Nephilim (angel-human hybrids or angel-demon hybrids). See also Dhampyr, Semi-Divine and Divine Parentage. See also Divine–Infernal Family.


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  • Black Moon Chronicles: Wismerhill is the son of a demon (disguised as an elf) and a young woman, as part of a long-running plan to conquer the world for Lucifer. Fortunately he ends up staying on the side of good (well, good-ish. On good days.).
  • Hellboy: The titular character is the son of a human witch named Sarah Hughes and Azzael, one of the archdukes of Hell.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Daimon and Satana Hellstrom are the offspring of a human woman named Victoria Wingate and a high-ranking demon named Marduk Kurios. Originally, their father was Satan (and Daimon went by the moniker "The Son of Satan") but this was retconned.
    • Avengers: The Initiative: Trauma is the son of the demon lord Nightmare and a mortal woman.
  • Teen Titans: Raven was born of the demon Trigon raping her human mother Arella. While Raven is generally a hero, her blood relation to Trigon makes her vulnerable to him controlling her at times.

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  • Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings has the backstory of a boy named Tommy being born to a human woman and sired by the titular Pumpkinhead. He was sickly and deformed as a child, but resurrecting him via magic makes him manifest as a full Pumpkinhead-style demon.

  • Fighting Fantasy:
    • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: The titular villain Olodoran Zagor is stated to be born from the union of a human and a demon, his father being Gerlekus Zagor, a Necromancer and practitioner of dark arts, and his mother being a female Hell Demon summoned by Gerlekus.
    • Creature of Havoc: The leading theory on the paternity of Zharradan Marr, sole son of the Witches of Dree, is that one of the Witches got pregnant from a Hell Demon that they summoned during a black mass. (The other theory is that they created him with magic.)

  • The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: The father of Amina's daughter Marjana is Raksh, a "spirit of discord". Marjana doesn't know this and shows no signs of her supernatural heritage, but Amina is on guard for any way it might reveal itself or bring danger to Marjana. She especially doesn't want Raksh to find out.
  • Cassandra Palmer: Mage John Pritkin is Myrddin aka Merlin. His mother was sorceress Morgan Le Fey who was human with some fey heritage, while his father was an incubus demon.
  • Demonica: The protagonists of each book are brothers from the same incubus father. Incubi who reproduce with humans produce cambions, which are sterile and cannot carry on the line, for which they are reviled. When the brothers discover they have a cambion half-brother as well, they are further disgusted by their father's behavior.
  • The German horror series Geisterjaeger John Sinclair also contains several half-demons. The goddess Pandora said in one issue that half-demons are highly sought after by the powers of the underworld because, like humans, they carry a divine spark within them. While full-blooded demons are always evil, half-demons can choose to be good or evil. In addition, demons always have black blood, while half-demons have red blood, even in their demonic forms.
    • Two unnamed half-demons were Baphomet's personal assassins. They looked like very muscular humans and they fought with modern weapons such as pistols and hand grenades. Due to their mixed nature, they were difficult to defeat. They survived an explosion from a hand grenade in close proximity, something a human couldn't do, and they were also immune to silver bullets, which kill most demons instantly. Ultimately, however, they were destroyed by the cross of Ezekiel.
    • Dr. Tod (Dr. Death), a recurring villain, was originally a human. After he was killed, Asmodis had resurrected him and made him a half-demon. For a while, he was an even stronger recurring villain, but was ultimately defeated for good. As a human, he looked like a no-longer-young man in a medieval monk's habit. As a half-demon, he resembled Orlok, but has no vampire traits exept his appearance.
    • Ty Frazier is a tall and slim man who has slightly graying and slicked-back hair and wears expensive suits. He can make his eyes glow, throw fire beams from his hands, hypnotize people, create illusions and is immune to consecrated silver. He is also superhumanly strong and can lift a person with just one hand. For many centuries he has overseen a demonic Lotus-Eater Machine. After it was destroyed, Asmodis tried to kill him for his failure, but Ty escaped and has been an occasional recurring villain ever since.
    • Denise Curtis is the daughter of the werewolf demon Lyakon and a human woman. She is a slim, athletic-looking girl of eighteen with light blonde hair. In her human form she already has superhuman strength and a self-healing factor. When her arm was bitten off, it grew back again within a short time. In her demonic form she is even more dangerous. She looks like a two-meter-tall werewolf with two bat wings. In this form she can fly, breathe fire, make her eyes glow red and cause fear in humans, and of course she also has sharp claws and sensitive senses. She's a good person (well, more like a neutral one) with evil powers. She cannot control her anger and therefore her transformations, and repeatedly attacks humans in her demonic form. Her first transformation was at the age of fourteen when she met a boy who wanted to sexually assault her. She transformed and killed him. She initially hated her life as a half-demon and would have preferred to be born as a human, but over time she accepted it and now roams the country as a dark anti-heroine. Due to her mixed nature, half-demon and werewolf, she cannot turn a human into a werewolf through bites, but she is immune to silver bullets.
    • Subverted with Nefer-Aton, an evil magician from ancient Egypt. He posed as a half-demon to gain the trust of an ancient Egyptian high priest, but he is actually a vampire. However, due to his old age at the time, he is immune to daylight, which is helpful for him to hide his true nature.
  • High School D×D:
    • Thanks to the three-way war between the Devils, Angels, and Fallen Angels, both races had their numbers drastically reduced. To increase their population, the devil's side created Devil Pieces that can give people the power of devils regardless of their race. Some of the humans who became part devil include Asia, Kiba, Xenovia, and Issei.
    • Vali Lucifer is a natural half devil with a human mother and whose great grandfather was the original Lucifer.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh!: The story is about a half-demon, half-human hybrid who becomes the demon king. Naturally, his older brother is also demon-human hybrid and becomes the demon king of Earth. Many other demon-human hybrids are features in the series and they seem to have unnaturally strong magic because of their heritage.
  • Malleus Maleficarum: According to the book, incubi and succubi are incapable of reproduction, at least the normal way humans do it. According to the book, a succubus will have sexual relations with a human male in order to acquire a sperm sample. She will then pass this to an incubus, who will corrupt and strengthen the seed. The incubus will, in his turn, transfer this sperm to a human female and thus impregnate her. However, the book never uses the term cambion, instead referring to the children of incubi as campsores or wechselkinder (the German term for changelings).
  • The Malloreon: There is a cult which breeds demons with human women in hopes of creating a demon-human hybrid that can't be banished to Hell. Seeing this as an apocalyptic threat, the heroes massacre the cult in an unusually grim scene to ensure such a child is never born.
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation:
    • The human Rudeus has two daughters with the demon Roxy, Lara and Lily Greyrat, both of whom are half-demons.
    • Rudeus's sister Norn marries the demon Ruijerd and has a daughter with him named Luicelia Superdia.
  • The Otherworld: Half-Demons are hybrids born from a demon and a human. They are able to use the abilities of their demonic parents when they come of age with each separate demon parent giving a different ability to their child, which can include fire creation, Telekinesis, etc.
  • Very likely, but not confirmed, with Seika Lamprouge from The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World. His father was an adventurer named Gilbert, but who his mother was is unknown. Seika's uncle, Blaze Lamprouge, suspected for many years that Seika's mother was a demon. His theory gains more weight when the elf Lize meets Seika. She sees that the elementals, who are normally attracted to humans, avoid Seika, even though they normally only avoid demons. When a group of demons attack the institute where Seika is taught, one of them realizes that Seika is destined to become the new Demon King. So there is a lot to be said that he could be a half-demon.
  • The Scarlet Citadel: Tsotha-Lanti is rumored to be born from a girl who fell asleep too close to some ruins and woke up in a demon's embrace.
  • The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong: Main character (and protagonist of Show Within a Show Proud Immortal Demon Way) Luo Binghe is half-human from his mother's side and half-demon from his father's side. He's ostracised by other disciples thanks to his half-demon heritage. In the original Proud Immortal Demon Way canon, his demon side was awakened after being thrown into the Endless Abyss.
  • The Shadowhunter Chronicles: Vampires and werewolves are humans affected by demonic mutations.
    • Warlocks and witches, also known as Lilith's children, are the common children of humans and demons. Almost always the father is a demon and the mother is a human. Magnus Bane once said that it is a rare exception for a warlock to have a human father and a demonic mother. Most warlocks are the children of demons who can change their shape and look like an attractive human. In some cases they also take the form of a spouse or fiancé. Sometimes humans are raped by demons who cannot change their shape.
      • Warlocks essentially look like humans, but have a demonic mark that makes them recognizable. This can be a non-human body part, but also an unusual color of hair or skin. Warlocks from the same demonic bloodline also often have similar markings on their bodies.
      • A special quality of warlocks is that they can perform magic. Most of them make a living through their magic, providing magical services to mundanes and shadowhunters. While almost all warlocks can cast magic, each of them has varying degrees of power. However, in some cases, warlocks are born who cannot use magic. These are called ifrits.
      • Warlocks are immortal. At some point in their lives they no longer grow older. The more powerful the warlock's demonic parent, the younger they will be when they reach that age. Magnus Bane and Tessa Gray, both children of two lords of Hell, have not aged since they were nineteen.
      • Warlocks are usually infertile, but sometimes adopt a warlock child if it has no family to care for it.
      • Warlocks are mostly independent and keep to themselves, and have no company or community. But many warlocks know each other and can get in touch with each other.
    • Sebastian Morgenstern was created through an experiment by Valentine. He gave Sebastian's pregnant mother demon blood. As a result, Sebastian Morgenstern was born as an angel-human-demon hybrid. However, his demonic side prevailed, which meant that he not only had black eyes, but was also evil and corrupt.
    • Tessa is the daughter of the demon Belial and a female shadowhunter. She has two children with the shadowhunter Will Herondale. James and Lucie Herondale are therefore a quarter demonic. For this reason, both have powers that other shadowhunters don't have, and Will even has yellow eyes.
  • Sunshine: It's relatively common to have a demon in the family tree; some people never find out, or only learn when something happens like manifesting Wrong Context Magic or sprouting tusks in high school. Demons are only otherworldly, not evil, but partbloods often face prejudice if word gets out.
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil:
    • Mio Naruse is the daughter of Demon Lord Wilbert and a human woman. While she grew up in a human family, she's still the rightful heir to the throne of the Demon realm and inherited her father's magical power when he died before the start of the series.
    • Later on in the series, it's revealed that Basara Tojo is one as well, but with three different heritages.
  • Witch King: Witches like the deuteragonist are the descendants of demons who interbred with humans while inhabiting human bodies. This is an important cultural institution among the Saredi people; the demon Kai spent his youth among his human relatives on Earth and intended to have some children of his own.

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  • Akumaizer 3: Xavitan was the son of a human mother and demon father, something that leads to him rebelling against his demon clan when they start a war with humanity.
  • Being Human (UK): A demon breeding with a human results in a succubus or incubus - a being who appears almost indistinguishable from a regular human but inspires intense attraction in any member of the opposite gender that they touch and inflicts death on any human they have intercourse with.
  • Buffyverse:
    • Angel: Half-demons are surprisingly seen more often here than in the original series. Despite their mixed nature, almost all half-demons look almost or even fully human. They have different demonic powers depending on which type of demon they are related to. They almost always have superhuman strength. However, there are also demonic weaknesses. A vampire cannot enter a human's home without their invitation, but can enter the home of a demon or another vampire. It later turns out that vampires can enter a half-demon's home without an invitation, even if humans live there.
      • Doyle, one of the original Angel Investigations trio, was part human and part Brachen demon.
      • Billy Blim, the titular villain of "Billy" has a human father and demon mother. According to Tim Minear and Jeffrey Bell, Billy was born when his father raped his mother.
      • Cordelia is transformed into a half-demon during the third season. This is necessary because the visions she had cause significant damage to her human body and are also very painful. After the transformation, she endures the versions significantly better, and she also gains some demonic powers, like levitation. It later turns out that her transformation into a half-demon was part of the plan of the fourth season's Big Bad. Surprisingly for a half-demon, she didn't has superhuman strength after the transformation.
      • The Groosalugg was a demonic warrior from Pylea. Because he had a human ancestor, his human DNA has jumped to the front due to some sort of atavism, making him look almost human. His society saw this as a great shame and sent him on missions where he was supposed to be killed. But he has survived every challenge and has been considered an invincible warrior ever since.
      • Connor is the son of the two vampires Angel and Darla. Because vampires are naturally infertile, he was magically conceived and born. For this reason he is alive, and not undead like a normal vampire. He possesses the superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and healing factor of a vampire, but none of the weaknesses such as sunlight, sacred objects, or the need to consume blood. He's actually more of a dhampyr, but because vampires in the Buffyverse are considered a mix of humans and demons (a demonic spirit in an undead human body), he is officially classified as a half-demon.
      • The comics feature a crime boss named Mal Fraser who is involved in many illegal businesses. It later turns out that he is a half-demon.
      • The two half-demons Nash and Pearl were conceived by their mother with a demon, because she pursued the plan to create a superior species from humans and demons. In fact, the two of them are just murderous psychopaths who kill people for the sheer joy of it.
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: According to Anya, most of the demons that walk the earth have some degree of human blood in them, which accounts for their humanoid form. "True", pure-blood demons such as the one the Mayor turned into are monstrous, primal creatures with more in common with Lovecraft's gods than humanity.
      • Adam, the Big Bad of the fourth season, is an artificial hybrid. A type of cyborg with undead human and demonic parts. He was originally intended to create many creatures of his kind, but his plans were foiled and he was destroyed after producing only one more demon cyborg.
      • A vision shows Xander an alternate reality in which he is married to Anya. He has a son with her, however Anya's daughter Sara was born after she had an affair with a demon. Unfortunately, Sara has non-human ears that clearly show her demonic origins, which is why she is bullied by her older half-brother.
      • Slayer Athena "Nina" Jamison-Smythe encounters a half-demon named Doug on one of her first assignments. This tells her that there are also good demons that don't harm anyone. She later learns that the boy she fell in love with, Leo Silvera, is also a half-demon. She is shocked at first, but quickly accepts it.
  • Charmed (1998):
    • Cole Turner/Belthazor is the son of a demon woman named Elizabeth and a human father named Benjamin Turner.
    • One episode features a half-manticore baby. It is the child of a human father and a demonic mother. His demonic family kidnapped the child and wanted to use him for their evil plans, but the Charmed Ones were eventually able to save him.
    • Another episode shows a malevolent half-demon named Sirk, with distinctly reptilian features.
  • Charmed (2018):
    • Macy is an unusual example. She is part demon but both her parents are human; she was stillborn as a child but revived by demon blood.
    • Parker Caine and his half-sister Abigail Jameson-Caine are more traditional examples of cambions, having human mothers and a demonic father.
  • Kaamelott: Merlin has a demon father and a human virgin mother. Unfortunately, as Arthur notes, he clearly takes after his mother in terms of magical ability and courage.
  • Kamen Rider Revice: It's revealed in #25 that minus Yukimi, everyone in the Igarashi family is this due to Genta's heart being constructed from Giff's cells, and him passing on Giff's genes to his three children. It's what allows them to safely transform into Kamen Riders and have inner demons that can think and speak, as opposed to the mindless Giff Juniors and Deadmen.
  • Supernatural: Jesse Turner is half-demon, conceived when a virginal human woman named Julia Wright was possessed by a demon. Cambions are considered kill-on-sight dangerous by angels because they have incredible reality warping powers, demonstrated by Jesse accidentally making Lies to Children he was told come true. According to Castiel, with a word he could wipe out the Host of Heaven. He was conceived through unknown means by a demon possessing his mother to serve Lucifer's plans for the Apocalypse.

  • Retired Heroes: Tifa faces some ostracization due to being part demon. It isn't as bad due to her demon mother being one of the town heroes.

    Myths & Religion 
  • Arthurian Legend: Merlin is often stated to be the offspring of a demon and a human woman, although this doesn't stop him from being a good guy.
  • Robert the Devil is a Medieval legend about a Norman knight who was born of a union between a human duchess and Satan. While Robert struggles with evil instincts, he ultimately overcomes them to achieve repentance.
  • Sensu stricto this isn't actually possible in Christian theology, since demons are sterile and thus use human semen which they obtain as succubi and deposit as inccubi. However the children, known as cambions, still have magical powers for some reason.
  • Tupi-Guarani Mythology has several malevolent entities to whom unwanted pregnancies are blamed to: the Kurupi, the Luison, Boto dolphins and the Pombero. Allegedly all of these rape women and the ensuing children are ugly, temperamental and sometimes magical.
  • According to the Gothic History by Jordanes, the first Huns were children of exiled Gothic witches who cohabited with "unclean spirits" in the wilderness. The same passage characterizes the Huns as a "a stunted, foul and puny tribe, scarcely human" and "fiercer than ferocity itself".
  • The Plantagenet dynasty was occasionally rumored to be descended from a man and a mermaid/water nymph/melusine. Some actually encouraged this idea.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Ars Magica: Demons can interbreed with humans if they deliberately choose to procreate, a rare choice they only make to advance an infernal plot. The child has innate demonic magic, doesn't need nourishment, and can learn even more powers, but has a human soul and free will, so can pull a Faustian Rebellion. They're inevitably sterile, so Uneven Hybrids are impossible.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Cambions are monsters in the 1st and 2nd edition, described as the progeny of a male demon and a female human (who always died in childbirth). The 3rd edition replaced them with the "Half-Fiend" template which could be applied to non-humanoid beings like dragons, giants, and magical beasts but stated that cambion is a term that was often used for Half-Fiendish humanoids.
    • Tieflings are more distant descendants of mortals and fiends, the exact details varying by edition but they usually qualify as a separate race.
      • Tieflings were first introduced in the Planescape setting in second edition as a player character race and became a playable monster race in third (which had them in the default Monster Manual with a level adjustment because of their damage resistances and innate spellcasting ability). At this point, they were effectively humans with a few random (literally; with tables to roll on) demonic traits to indicate their heritage. They also have an aura of evil about them, leading them to be subjected to Fantastic Racism (with villainous or antiheroic tieflings often portrayed as a case of Then Let Me Be Evil).
      • 4th edition D&D revamped tieflings quite a bit; they were made one of the core player races (getting their own player's handbook). Because of that edition's emphasis on miniatures, their canon appearance became more consistent; they always have horns, glowing eyes, sharp teeth, a long tail, dark or purple hair, and skin that's either red or in the normal human ranges (although that last limitation is often ignored in favour of any colour the player wants).
      • 5th edition introduced different tiefling bloodlines, representing the different devils they could be descended from. 5e also downplayed the trope, by noting that tiefling bloodlines can also come about from deals made with demons, or simply from living in a demonically tainted area (or simply born to two tiefling parents).
      • The OneDND/5.5e playtest sees Tieflings with three sub-species, each for a different alignment of fiendish heritage: Infernal have Lawful Evil ancestry or influence, Cthonic have Neutral Evil ancestry or influence, and Abyssal have Chaotic Evil ancestry or influence.
    • The demilich Acererak was a Child by Rape born of a human mother and demon father. He had a happy childhood with his mother until age 10 when his appearance drew a mob that killed her and left him despising all life. A millennium of infamy as an arch-necromancer has obscured the story of his birth, but he still took the time to enslave his demon father to avenge his mother.
    • The Gates of Hell fan supplement, in addition to the canon examples, features Lixer, the son of Asmodeus from a mortal queen, a necromancer who was purged of his mortal part by his father (not that it stops Fantastic Racism from "real" devils). There are also templates for half-mortal children born to fiend and Fallen Angel nobility.
  • Exalted: Demon-Blooded are the result of humans and demons sleeping together, with the results depending on who the demon parent was, but all of them are able to use Essence and a lot of them have mutations that reveal their true nature. They are often held in high roles in Yozi cults, especially cults of powerful demons, while most other people tend to dislike them. They have the option to go full Demon of Human Origin with help from some actual demonsnote  which results in the Demon-Blooded become the same race as their demon parent if their demon parent was a First Circle Demon (which can cause in subversions in One-Gender Race demons), while Demon-Blooded born from more powerful demons become unique First Circle demons, and could create a new race of demons.
  • Hunter: The Vigil: The Lucifuge are a Creature-Hunter Organization of humans with demonic ancestry that grants them supernatural powers, which they use against creatures of darkness. However, demon blood doesn't reliably manifest - one family is ordinary except for one child every seventh generation.
    Somewhere back in your family tree, somebody ate the apple. Somebody fucked the beast. Somebody followed a stranger with smoldering eyes out behind the barn. There's a little devil in you, one the science won't ever find, and that's where Castigation comes from.
  • Pathfinder:
    • Cambions are the product of unions between mortal women and fiends, but only occur if the mother spends the entire pregnancy in the Abyss — spending this time elsewhere will result in the woman giving birth to a half-fiend instead. Unlike half-fiends, which are classified as native outsiders and thus in many ways closer to mortals than to their demonic parents, cambions are true demons due to their constant exposure to the Abyss' extraplanar energies during their development. They are also all male.
    • Tieflings are a player race. They can be born to any family that has demonic ancestry, or from being conceived on Unholy Ground. Each variety of fiend has an associated tiefling bloodline, with their own unique physical distinctions: Demons and devils produce the most conventional tieflings, rakshasas produce Little Bit Beastly tieflings, Qlippoth produce Humanoid Abomination tieflings, etc.
      • Tieflings return in Pathfinder Second Edition, this time as a Versatile Heritage that can be applied on top of any ancestry. They also have Lineage feats to represent which tiefling bloodline they’re part of. Their ancestry feats in general let them play with this trope in various ways—such as gaining magic related to their fiendish forebears, charming people, hiding their fiendish nature, gaining wings (that they can eventually make permanent), conquering their nature and gaining a bonus against divine effects, or gaining a temporary fiendish Final Form.
    • Mongrels are an unusual example, as while they aren't conceived by demons, they are a result of demonic energies. The Abyssal energies of the Worldwound caused many of the children of the Crusaders who fought in the region to be born looking like animalistic abominations. Many people consider them demons as a result, even though they are mortal and simply the result of mutations caused by exposure to the Abyss.

    Video Games 
  • Brütal Legend: Eddie's father is the human hero Riggnarok and his mother is the demon emperor Succoria.
  • Devil May Cry:
    • Dante and Vergil are the sons of the Ascended Demon Sparda and the human woman Eva. In a rare example of this trope, both parents were good people.
    • Devil May Cry 2: Lucia is a member of a clan of devil hunters, at least some of whom are apparently descended from demons. Lucia herself turns out to be a subversion as she is an artificial demon created by the villain Arius.
    • Devil May Cry 4: The new protagonist Nero has Mystical White Hair and demonic powers just like Dante and Vergil, and is even able to use the latter's sword Yamato. Devil May Cry 5 confirms that Nero is Vergil's son with an unnamed human woman.
  • Diablo III: Leah occasionally has explosive outbursts of magical energy whenever she gets angry or distressed. The climax of the game's third act reveals that this is because she's actually the daughter of the demon Diablo, who sired her with the witch Adria while possessing the hero from Diablo (1997). Because of this, Adria merges her body with the Black Soulstone, which contains the souls of all the defeated Lords of Hell, allowing Diablo to fully possess her and become the Prime Evil.
    Adria: [mocking] Dear Leah. Deckard always suspected... your true father was Diablo himself! And now, my daughter, you shall serve as his vessel!
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness: The protagonist, Laharl, is actually a half-demon with a human mother. Outside of a single comment from Flonne, this is never directly addressed in the game. The tie-in novels, on the other hand...
    • Disgaea 3 brings us Rutile, a young girl whose father is human, and her mother is a Nekomata. While originally living in the Human World, she transferred to Evil Academy to get a better grasp on her strength. Bit hard to make friends when a casual handshake can crush other kids' hands...
    • Disgaea 7 brings us Pirilika, the cat-eared Hinomoto Otaku. Her parents, in a late-story twist, turn out to be Demmodore Opener (demon) and Cannon Line (human), two of the antagonists. The reason Pirilika is so invested in her travels throughout Hinomoto is to stop her parents' actions.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Demiprinces are the direct offspring of unions between mortals and Daedric Princes or Lords. They look mostly human, but with small horns and unsual skin tones. They tend to be extremely eccentric, owing to the bizarre nature of the Daedra, and often have a skewed view of things like time and memory, as well as lacking mortal characteristics like willfulness, cruelty, or foresight. In addition to a short attention span, they have difficulty focusing on information and concepts outside their spheres of influence, but when it comes to said spheres they are undisputed masters.
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Merlin calls himself a Cambion, as he is the son of a human woman and an Incubus. Despite appearances, he doesn't consider himself human because he cannot feel emotions with the same intensity as the average person and therefore he's more akin to a high-functioning sociopath.
    • Tomoe Gozen is the daughter of a human and an Oni, a kind of fire demon. Most of the time she appears human and keeps her oni blood suppressed, but she becomes more oni-like (including growing horns) in her third and fourth ascensions. She's the main character of the Setsubun event, which was instigated by Shuten-douji to make Tomoe accept her oni half.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic:
    • Xeron is one of the heroes of the Kreegan Inferno faction, and is half-Kreegan, half human. Rmors claim that his father was an Erathian knight who was seduced but not slain.
    • The orcs of Ashan are a variation, being Artificial Hybrids created from experiments in which human test subjects had mutations induced by receiving blood transfusions from demons.
  • La Pucelle has its main antagonist Noir as the offspring of a demonic father and a human mother, and after his mother was killed by fanatical humans and the demons rejected him, Noir's made it his mission to wipe out both humans and demons.
  • New Legends has the supporting character Boo, who's half-demon but looks more demon than human, with menacing red eyes, demonic horns, purple skin and towering over the human characters. He's a case of Dark Is Not Evil however, befriending you in the second stage and helping you reclaim the throne.
  • Ninja Gaiden:
    • The demons of the setting are called fiends. Ryu Hayabusa, the main protagonist, is descended from a clan of human-fiend hybrids who are tasked with fighting evil. This makes Ryu vulnerable to potential corruption by the Greater Fiend Doku.
    • Ryu's friend and ally Rachel is a Fiend Hunter who is part Fiend due to a blood curse. This grants her superhuman powers but she uses them to fight evil just like Ryu. Unfortunately, her sister Alma was corrupted into a Greater Fiend by the same curse.
  • Planescape: Torment: Party member Annah is a tiefling who looks more or less human aside from having a rat-like tail. Other tiefling characters also show up in the game, some of which are considerably less human looking due to having features like horns or goat-like legs. There's also Vrischika, a shopkeeper who's an alu-fiend, which is a type of cambion resulting from a human father and succubus mother.
  • Shadows of the Damned: The game's shopkeeper, Christopher, was the result of a union of a human and demon and in spite of his demonic appearance, he's a pretty Nice Guy who's more than willing to help out Garcia as long as he'd well fed.
  • Tengai Makyou II Manjimaru: Kinu was the product of a human mother (whom she inherited the physical appearance) and an oni father (where her dark powers came from).

    Visual Novels 
  • The adult-oriented Taimanin Asagi franchise and its multitude of spin-offs feature characters whom possess varying amounts of demonic blood in their family trees. This blood is what allows them to tap into their various ninja arts as they defend the human world from whatever threats come its way. Interestingly, the powers expressed by various families can be entirely random —- Asagi, for example, has Super-Speed that borders on Time Stands Still, whereas her younger sister, Sakura, utilizes solidified darkness. Retired Taimanin Mizuki Shiranui has hydrokinesis, whereas her daughter, Yukikaze, uses electricity.
  • The Tohno clan in Tsukihime and its spinoffs are all demon hybrids, though the degree to which their demonic powers are expressed varies from one individual to the next and the demon blood is so watered-down in some families (such as the Arimas) that they're almost entirely normal humans. The main family is highly inbred in an effort to maintain their powers. This is not without disadvantages, as the risk of "inverting" to a Superpowered Evil Side is higher in those who are more demon-inclined and they have to take special steps to avoid it, such as drinking blood (among other, less savory methods).

  • Demon King: The male lead Toru Akujin is a one-quarter demon "man-devil", the son of the half-demon Minoru (himself the son of a human wizard and the demon Valhelamet) and the human Etsuko. Both father and son look like deformed humans and have greater than normal magic abilities and strength.
  • The Greenhouse: An offhand comment by resident demon 'Red' suggests they exist in the setting; she thought Liv might be one before realizing the actual reason for her red eye (it's a physical tell left over from when she was possessed).
  • My Best Friend Marneao: Marneao, Miltch, and Medina are offspring from relationships between humans and demons.
  • Station Square: Dahlia is half-demon, born of a demon mother and a human father.
  • Yokoka's Quest: Yokoka and Mao have one demon parent and one human parent note .
  • Zelfia: Leraje Que'vann is a demon-human hybrid.

    Web Original 
  • In the Dream SMP canon, Eryn has been confirmed to be half-human, half-demon. This is later shown to be the result of an Interspecies Romance between his human father and demon mother, the latter of whom was a Cute Monster Girl.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: Marceline is the offspring of a demon lord and a human woman, who also got turned into a vampire.
  • Little Demon: Chrissy the daughter of a human woman and The Devil. Her mother spent all of Chrissy's life trying to hide her from her father, who after finding Chrissy, wants to awaken her powers as The Antichrist.
  • South Park: Damien is the son of Satan and an unknown human mother. Ironically, he is more evil than his father.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Tom Lucitor, prince of the Underworld, has a Mewman father, while his mother is a gigantic red demon with horns. Comparing their heights is like comparing King Kong to that girl he carried up the Empire State Building.
  • Ugly Americans: Callie Maggotbone (Mark's girlfriend) is one, having a demon father and human mother.