Demon of the Underground is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability — and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.
The Underground's core foundations are power, pride, and brutality. Only the strong survive.
Pogo finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between all four spheres, who want him for different — and often sinister — reasons. In order to survive, he allies himself with Jasper Samsid, King of the East Sphere. Samsid is not helping Pogo purely out of the kindness of his heart; he's discovered Pogo's telekinetic abilities and plans to use them for his own benefit. He promises Pogo that if he helps him rise to the top, he will give Pogo his freedom - letting him return above ground. But will Samsid be true to his word? And does Pogo have the ability to move beyond the politics of the underground and form a true, loyal relationship with Samsid?
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Demon of the Underground provides examples of:
- Anything That Moves: Pogo is "willing to try his luck with just about anyone who'll say yes."
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: During Merritt's attempts to train him, he says "Pogo, focus!" to which he replies "You're pretty."
- Casual High Drop: Pogo falls 100+ ft. and is virtually unharmed because badassery.
- Character Name Alias: "Pogo"
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Word of God is that's not makeup under Pogo's eyes.
- Fish out of Water: Pogo thinks it's safe to look into a barrel of a pistol and fire a gun upside down.
- Half-Human Hybrid: According to his mother, he's the son of a demon which could account for his telekinesis, surviving a long drop into the ground and the voices in his head.
- Hearing Voices: Pogo hears voices in his head instructing him to lie and fight.
- Mind over Matter: Pogo can make things move by putting his hands on his junk.
- Naked First Impression: Pogo first meets Merritt when he was in the shower.
- There Is Only One Bed: Played with, Pogo wants to sleep with Merritt on his bed instead of the floor with a sleeping bag.
- Weasel Mascot: Annie
- World of Badass: Justified, since everyone in the current setting is involved in a state-wide four way gang war.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Merritt tells Pogo that it's impossible for Samsid to let him go as it will reflect badly on his ability to rule as a king.