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"We are called demons precisely because we do bad things."
― Tablet, Graffiti Kingdom
"I am the Daringest Devil you've ever met, love"
― Crowley to Naomi (Supernatural)

The power to use the abilities of demons. Variation of Mythic Physiology. Opposite to Angel Physiology.

Also Called

  • Akuma/Majin/Mazoku Mimicry/Physiology
  • Demon Mimicry
  • Daemonium Physiology
  • Demonic Mimicry/Physiology
  • Devil Mimicry/Physiology
  • Devil Trigger (Devil May Cry)
  • Fiend Mimicry/Physiology
  • Hell Spawn

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a demon, an evil spirit, fallen angel or Satanic divinity. Most commonly user retains their general form but with some additions; horns, claws, fangs and tail are common, as are wings, more fit (muscular and/or larger) body and color change (red, blue or black dominate) but there are several kinds of demons who are far less humanoid, varying from strange, surreal or even absolutely horrific.

For practical reasons demons can be divided into three groups defined by what they are formed from:

Physical Demons aren't necessarily solid matter, but they are material/energy beings with relatively defined/stable form and often at least somewhat human-like mind. Most users that aren't originally of demonic stock have this variation. Note that demons of this group aren't necessarily any weaker than those of the other groups, they are simply more "solid" in mind and body.

Spiritual Demons are completely spiritual beings, and thus far less bound to the laws of physics or single form. Many of them think in ways that are only tangentially relatable to humans, and their forms are both transient and often downright surreal.

Nether Demons are often both the most powerful and ancient demons, in some ways closer to sentient concepts than anything else. As such, relating to them in any way is likely impossible.

Applications

Physical Demons

Spiritual Demons

Nether Demons

Common Powers

Following powers are among the most common ones demons may have:

Variations

Many Demons have different interests and/or they are created for different purposes, so many have additional abilities, like Demons of Plagues or The Seven Deadly Sins, just to name few. For more examples, see The Lesser Key of Solomon.

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

See Also: Our Demons Are Different and Demons Wiki.

Cartoons

  • Demons (Adventure Time)
    • Bryce
    • Demon Cat
    • Hunson Abadeer
    • Grass Demon
    • Kee-Oth
    • Ogdoad
  • Calvin Dion Avericci (Archie's Weird Mysteries)
  • Nicolas "The Boss" Lucifer III (The Baskervilles)
  • Nicolas "The Old Man" Lucifer II (The Baskervilles)
  • Nicole Lucifer (The Baskervilles)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Demons (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Underworld Demons (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Demoness (The Life & Times of Juniper Lee)
  • HIM (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Demongo (Samurai Jack)
  • Minions of Set (Samurai Jack)
  • Demon KISS (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery)
  • Tom Lucitor (Star Vs. The Forces of Evil)
  • Valtor (Winx Club)

Comics

Movies

  • Legion (5ive Girls)
  • Annabelle (Annabelle series)
  • Belladonna (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Red (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Demons (The Amityville Horror series)
  • Lillith "Lily" Sullivan (Case 39)
  • Demons (Dead Birds)
  • Helena/The Demon (The Devil's Rock)
  • Demons (I, Frankenstein)
  • Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf/Vigo the Carpathian (Ghostbusters II)
  • Demon (Night of the Demon)
  • Demons (Night of the Demons)
  • Valak (The Nun)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Baphomet (Abrahamic Folklore/Thelema)
  • The Devil (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Behemoth (Christianity)
  • Leviathan (Christianity)
  • Astaroth (Dictionnaire Infernal)
  • Baal (Dictionnaire Infernal)
  • Buer (Dictionnaire Infernal)
  • Demons (Mythology/Folklore)
    • Mazuko (Japanese Folklore)
    • Kasha (Shintoism)
    • Kijin/Oni (Shintoism)
    • Kishin/Onigami (Shintoism); via Divine-Demonic Physiology
    • Yoko (Shintoism)
    • Daevas (Zoroastrianism)

Literature

  • Demons (Bartimaeus Trilogy)
  • Beranabus (Cirque Du Freak)
  • Beranabus (The Demonata)
  • Demons (Fablehaven series)
  • Balrogs (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Demons (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)

Live Television

  • Mallus (Arrowverse/DC Comics)
  • Alexia (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Duna (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Graziel (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Iris (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Demons and half-demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
    • Cordelia Chase
    • Allen Francis Doyle
    • Illyria
    • Anya Jenkins
    • Lorne
    • Whistler
  • Cole Turner/Belthazor (Charmed)
  • Demons (Charmed)
  • The Beast (Doctor Who)
  • Demons (From Dusk till Dawn: The Series)
  • Horrors (GARO)
  • Demons (Lucifer)
  • Demons (Reaper)
  • Morgan (Reaper)
  • Demons (Shadowhunters TV Series)
  • Alec Abrams/Devilicus (Smallville)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
    • Crowley
  • Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess)

Anime/Manga

  • Jio Freed (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Fallen Angels (As Miss Beelzebub Likes)
  • Oga Tatsumi (Beelzebub)
  • Apostles (Berserk)
    • Nosferatu Zodd
    • Wyald
    • Rosine
    • The Count
  • Hannah Annafellows (Black Butler)
  • Claude Faustis (Black Butler)
  • Sebastian Michealis (Black Butler)
  • Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler); anime only
  • The Triplets (Black Butler)
    • Cantebury
    • Thompson
    • Timber
  • Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach); via Resurrección: Segunda Etapa
  • Some Hollows (Bleach)
  • Hollow Ichigo (Bleach); via hollow form
  • Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
  • Czar Baldy Bald III (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)
  • Porusutoroi (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)
  • Demons (Devilman)
    • Amon
  • Devilmen (Devilman)
  • Lucemon Shadowlord Mode (Digimon Frontier)
  • Demons (Dragon Ball series)
    • Demigra
    • Demonic Realms Mutants
      • Fu
      • Mira
    • Mechikabura
  • Majin (Dragon Ball series)
  • Demons (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Demons (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail) via Take-Over Magic
  • Freed Justine (Fairy Tail) via Dark Ecriture Magic
  • Genpachi Inukai (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East)
  • Kobungo Inuta (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East)
  • Shiro Ashiya (Hataraku Maou-sama)
  • Sadao Maou (Hataraku Maou-sama)
  • Hanzo Urushihara (Hataraku Maou-sama)
  • Alucard (Hellsing); in various forms
  • Devils (Highschool DxD)
  • The Fallen (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
  • Allu Majuu (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Kapellmeister (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Demiurge (Overlord)
  • Mahiru Hīragi (Owari no Seraph)
  • Scanty and Kneesocks (Panty and Stocking)
  • Ram (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
  • Rem (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
  • Demon Clan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Demons (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kurama (Yu-Yu Hakusho)

Web Animation

  • Hellbent (Planet Dolan)

Web Original

Video Games

  • Infernal Demons (Bayonetta)
  • Bendy (Bendy and the Ink Machine)
  • Eddie Riggs (Brütal Legend)
  • Emperor Doviculus (Brütal Legend)
  • The Tainted Coil (Brütal Legend)
  • Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
  • Demons (Dark Souls Series)
    • Chaos Witch Quelaag (Dark Souls)
    • Centipede Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Capra Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Titanite Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Taurus Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Stray Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Demon Firesage (Dark Souls)
    • Asylum Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Crow Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Batwing Demon (Dark Souls)
    • Demonic Foliage (Dark Souls)
    • Bounding Demon Of Izalith (Dark Souls)
    • Demonic Statue (Dark Souls)
    • Covetous Demon (Dark Souls II)
    • Demon Of Song (Dark Souls II)
    • Smelter Demon (Dark Souls II)
    • Blue Smelter Demon (Dark Souls II)
    • Old Demon King (Dark Souls III)
    • Demon (Dark Souls III)
    • Stray Demon (Dark Souls III)
    • Demon in Pain & Demon From Below (Dark Souls III)
    • Demon Prince (Dark Souls III)
    • Demon Cleric (Dark Souls III)
    • Demon Statue (Dark Souls III)
  • Demons (Demon's Souls)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Virgil (Devil May Cry)
  • Devilman (Devil World)
  • Demons (Diablo Series)
  • Lesser Evils (Diablo)
  • Prime Evils (Diablo)
  • Demons (Disgaea)
  • Demons (Doom Series)
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII); via Chaos
  • Arbus (The Gray Garden)
  • Ater (The Gray Garden)
  • Dialo (The Gray Garden)
  • Emalf (The Gray Garden)
  • Ivlis (The Gray Garden)
  • Kcalb (The Gray Garden)
  • Poemi (The Gray Garden)
  • Raspbel Preserves (The Gray Garden)
  • Rawberry Preserves (The Gray Garden)
  • Reficul (The Gray Garden)
  • Rieta (The Gray Garden)
  • Yosafire (The Gray Garden)
  • Jordan "JD" Davies (Havenfall is for Lovers)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Thanatos (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Gargos (Killer Instinct 2)
  • Omen (Killer Instinct (2013))
  • Demise (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • LeChuck (Monkey Island); formerly, before being turned back into a human by the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu
  • Ashrah (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sareena (Mortal Kombat)
  • Demons/Fiends (Quake Series)
  • Fire Demons (Realms of the Haunting)
  • Pyrichiel (Realms of the Haunting)
  • Demon of Hatred (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Christopher (Shadows of the Damned)
  • Elliot Thomas (Shadows of the Damned)
  • Fleming (Shadows of the Damned)
  • George Reed (Shadows of the Damned)
  • Johnson (Shadows of the Damned)
  • Justine Divalgelo (Shadows of the Damned)
  • The Sisters Grim (Shadows of the Damned)
  • Akuma/Gouki (Street Fighter)
  • Demons (Realms of the Haunting)
  • Demons (Symphony)
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken Series)
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken Series)
  • Ogre (Tekken Series)
  • Astaroth (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Baphomet (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Demon Lord (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Empusa (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Flu (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Mephistopheles (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Vepar (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Adauchi/Vendetto (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Laurentia (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Ver Million (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Illidan (World of Warcraft)
  • Sargeras (World of Warcraft)

Tabletop Games

Other

See Also

For fan-fictional to non-canon characters, see here.

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Cartoons/Comics

Movies

Folklore/Mythology

Literature

Live Television

Other

Anime/Manga

Video Games

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